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Development Associate Century Housing Corporation
Culver City, CA
Job Function: Project Management
Posted: February 26, 2018

Background:

Century Housing Corporation is a mission-driven Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) supporting quality affordable home development throughout California. With offices in Culver City, Long Beach and San Francisco, Century provides innovative end-to-end financing from predevelopment to permanent loans. Century also serves as a reliable partner to state and local agencies, municipalities and other CDFIs in pioneering aggressive financing programs like GSAF or LACHIF.

From its beginnings as a state agency and through the past 20 years of service as a private nonprofit, Century’s work has resulted in more than $1 billion in financing for over 25,000 new affordable homes, more than $400 million in capital under management, and nearly 2,500 construction jobs created in 2016 alone.

Position Summary:

The Development Associate will support  the ‘housing’ business unit within the Century Housing organization that delivers on Century’s mission of investing in homes and communities so that low income individuals and families may have a dignified living environment, achieve economic independence, and enjoy healthy and vital places to live and work.

The  Development Associate will be a key member of Century’s development team, requiring both short and long term strategic thinking, planning abilities, communication skills, organizational skills, project management skills, financial underwriting and analytical ability, to help advance Century’s mission through the development and preservation of affordable housing.  

The Development Associate will be responsible for managing a range of real estate development activities related to the acquisition and development of affordable housing and community development projects. The Development Associate will be a resourceful, pro-active and self- motivated person with the ability to balance vision and mission with practical understanding of affordable housing and real estate development constraints

Working under the direction, supervision and support of the Director of Development and the Senior VP of Housing, the Development Associate will be responsible for coordinating, communicating, and managing various aspects of  real estate development projects.  Fully engaging 

within the Century organization, the Development Associate  is responsible for coordinating and managing all stages of affordable housing development for multiple projects at any given time and ensures that objectives of each project are accomplished within prescribed time frames and funding parameters.

Responsibilities:

  • Utilize acquisition criteria to make recommendations on development and preservation activities.
  • Source new deals that satisfy acquisition criteria, utilizing a variety of methods including, but not limited to, broker solicitation, data mining, and responding to RFPs and RFQs.
  • Prepare financial, physical, and entitlement feasibility analyses of prospective acquisitions.  
  • Maintain project files, contingency logs and contracts
  • Perform standard and property-specific due diligence.
  • With the support of management, engage with community stakeholders and secure support for prospective projects.  Provide public presentations if required.
  • Represent Century before public agencies, elected officials, community groups, brokers and financial institutions in soliciting support for new projects.
  • Secure all necessary entitlements and permits for real estate development.
  • Prepare loan, grant and other financing applications such as low-income housing tax credit and tax exempt bond applications.
  • Research, understand and secure funding to support feasibility, site acquisition, pre-development, construction, and permanent financing phases of development. 
  • Evaluate, engage, and manage architects, engineers, general contractors, construction managers, and other real estate development consultants,
  • Negotiate investment terms with equity partners in the syndication of low-income housing tax credits and other financing programs.  Negotiate terms with lenders on construction and permanent financing.
  • Monitor and evaluate all phases of schematic design, design development and construction documents.
  • Manage project budgets through use of job cost accounting.  Interface with finance and accounting teams to submit loan draws and manage insurance.
  • Work with construction manager to ensure that projects are delivered with high quality craftsmanship, on time and on budget.   Coordinate and manage the flow of  due diligence for loan closings
  • Collaborate with Asset Management  Property Management and Resident Services teams to secure input on prospective projects and share progress information on existing projects.  Ensure a smooth transition to operations.
  • Other duties as required, and/or assigned.

Requirements:

Applicants should have 2 years of experience in affordable/real estate development and/or financing of multifamily housing. Position requires knowledge of affordable housing real estate development, affordable housing funding programs, real estate finance, construction, and permitting/entitlement processes, and community engagement. Graduate degree in planning, business or related field highly desirable.

Compensation:

Attractive salary  with fully paid medical,  dental and vision, life/AD&D, long-term care, retirement plan with company match, paid time off, paid holidays and more.  Paid college tuition assistance and professional development opportunities available.

How to Apply:

Send resumes with salary expectations to fhendrickson@centuryhousing.org or FAX to 310 258-0714. Job location Culver City, California, no relocation assistance available.

Our organization is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin or Veteran status.

Vice President of Finance and Operations Charter Impact Fund
New York, NY
Job Function: Finance
Posted: February 23, 2018

Background:

Charter Impact Fund (CIF) is a new nonprofit social impact fund that’s on a nationwide mission to help high-performing charter schools spend more of their funding on students and less on the costs of borrowing money for their buildings. We offer school leaders simple and much-needed access to low-cost, long-term loans, combined with support from an expert team that has walked in their shoes.  

With significant long-term funding and an innovative strategy, CIF is about giving more of America’s students access to the outstanding education they deserve. We partner with the charter schools making the biggest difference for kids, providing them with funding and assistance to make an even bigger difference.

If you’re looking to have community-level impact on a national scale, apply to join our team.

Position Summary:

The Opportunity

As a founding member of a growing social impact organization, the Vice-President will be responsible for the oversight of the organization’s finance, accounting, compliance, reporting, and the human resource functions.  S/he will be responsible for enhancing and developing CIF’s financial and operational systems to address current and future needs of the organization, monitoring business plan results, and assuring financial and reporting compliance to public, philanthropic and private partners.  Reporting directly to the Chief Executive Officer, the Vice President will ultimately supervise a growing staff and work closely with members of the investment team including the Vice President of Credit and Lending.  

Who You Are

Innovative Financial Leader.

With more than 15+ years as an executive leading high performing, financial and operational teams, either in the non-profit, schools, or business fields, you are an innovator, analytical thinker and strategic thought partner with a proven track record of success.  You have demonstrated success in managing the oversight of the long-term budgetary and cost management planning cycles of a growing organization. You have skillfully guided innovative operating financial strategies and operational functions to include financial reporting, putting into place prudent fiscal controls, and cash management.

Risk Management Strategist.

As a seasoned proactive decision maker who understands bank operations, you can assess risk efficiently and develop strategies to support the organization’s lending and credit activities and mitigate related risks. With the Chief Credit Officer (Credit) and the Investment Principal (Lending), you will create and maintain dashboard metrics to communicate financial, loan capital, and loan portfolio status and production. As the team lead, you have experience managing the treasury function including planning and operations, financial risk management, corporate governance, and stakeholder relations. You have ample experience around non-profit accounting, fund accounting, and/or hedge accounting. You are able to balance the big picture with the critical administrative responsibilities required to ensure that organization meet all statutory requirements.

Systems Developer & Operator.

  • Having worked at start-up organizations or supported growing organizations, you understand what any organization needs to thrive and evolve.  This experience allows you to understand how all of the pieces of the organization fit together and which systems will support the ongoing operations of the team.  As a data consumer, you have developed, implemented and tested success metrics for financially focused organizations and understand how to facilitate cross functional communication to eliminate the “silo-effect”.  You have time-tested strategies in your toolkit to support effective decision making processes and have developed proven internal management systems the drive consistent results.

Developer of People.

  • With experience building strong organizations and teams, you have developed organizational effectiveness through talent management and development, change management, performance management and succession planning.  You understand how to identify great talent, whether that be consultants or full-time staff, and how to create developmental opportunities that allow for the identification of career pathways, reducing organizational churn.

Cultural Ambassador & Facilitator.

  • You understand how to develop a strong company culture through great leadership and have experience in developing and collaborating with team members across the organization to do the same.  You demonstrate this belief in the ways you interact with staff and stakeholders, harness and focus team energy, and in how you communicate with integrity in your day-to-day work. Your passion and personal commitment to providing students’ education equity through innovative school financing is contagious and drives company culture.

Effective Communicator.

  • As a seasoned spokesperson, you are able to articulate the organizational and financial benefits, success and impact to the larger education and financial community, as well as charter school boards, potential funders and CIF board members.

Mission Focused & Driven.

  • Experienced in leading relevant functions in organizations that look to innovate around some of society's greatest needs, you have a passion for making things better for the next generation and work tirelessly to ensure progress is made each day toward achieving that goal.  Your enthusiasm is relentless and helps sustain and drive others in the organization. Your laser-light focus on our mission and impact helps to transform and grow how we do our work.

Organizational Impact & Outcomes for Success

  • As an emerging entity designed for significant social impact and scale, CIF seeks a VP that has the experience and ability to build the financial and operational foundation necessary to support a rapidly growing organization.  
     

Location

  • This role will be based in New York City.

Responsibilities:

The VP will do this by:

  • Providing the management and supervision necessary to build an effective internal team with strong organizational alignment and mission focus;
  • Crafting ambitious organizational goals including, communications strategy, financial planning and budgeting, recurring operational processes and organizational efficiency, and assessing and ensuring successful attainment of those goals;
  • Developing efficient and effective systems to ensure a successful startup that leads to long-term organizational and financial viability for the organization. Key responsibilities include detailed budgeting, planning and cash forecasting activities, production of timely and accurate monthly financial statements, and effective administration of benefits and payroll;
  • Strategically managing the finances of a company with increasingly complex capital resources, including analyzing and planning for risks presented by increased lending and borrowing activity and any related regulatory compliance;
  • Ensuring key relationships and effective services from insurance providers, audit, tax, and accounting firms, legal advisors and bankers, etc.  
  • Serving as a key advisor to the CEO and supporting the implementation of a strategic plan for raising capital and managing a successful reporting function that complies with all funder, investor, and state and federal requirements;
  • Developing internal management systems, data infrastructures, and performance monitoring processes to related to internal operations as well as lending and compliance reporting.  This includes managing the data, tools, and calculations that feed the Fund’s investor statements, capital account statements as well as the associated compliance with third-party standards for investor performance reporting.
  • Providing leadership, guidance, and support to direct reports, team members, and others that drives success and reinforces our core values.

Requirements:

see the job description

Compensation:

Compensation is competitive, commensurate with experience. We are proud to offer extraordinary benefits, including unlimited PTO, as well as medical coverage and a 401(k) match.

 

How to Apply:

This targeted search is being led by the executive search team at Advance Talent Solutions (ATS). Interested parties should share a copy of their latest resume using the online application link here.

Community Development Advisor Federal Reserve Bank St Louis
St Louis, MO
Job Function: Other
Posted: February 21, 2018

Background:

The St Louis Fed is one of 12 Reserve Banks serving all or parts of Missouri, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Tennessee, Mississippi and Arkansas with branches in Little Rock, Louisville and Memphis. The St. Louis Fed’s most critical functions include: promoting stable prices and economic growth, fostering a sound financial system, providing payment services to financial institutions, supporting the U.S. Treasury's financial operations, and advancing economic education, community development and fair access to credit.

Position Summary:

The Community Development Advisor serves as an expert on financial access, capability, and empowerment of low- to moderate-income (LMI) and underserved individuals and households. The Community Development Advisor uses strategic agility and quality decision making to support Community Development (CD) leadership in the development of a comprehensive strategy for designated area of policy expertise (to include research, outreach, and other initiatives.  The Community Development Advisor produces highly specialized and original papers, articles and reports on CD topics for District publications and represents the Bank and CD function on System workgroups, and participates in and leads District projects.

Responsibilities:

  • Leads financial access, capability, and empowerment area of policy expertise for the Policy & Analysis group by helping to strategically plan and coordinate related research and outreach activities using effective and creative approaches to address Low to Moderate Income (LMI) issues. 
  • Effectively carries out project management; helps define project specifications and/or requirements, identifies resources, organizes teams, ensures project objectives conform to Bank and CD strategic plans.
  • Tracks related core data indicators, policies, and regulations for the District on designated area of policy expertise. 
  • Executes research projects on select topics to assess LMI needs and issues within the District; includes primary and secondary data gathering, analysis/synthesis, and case studies. 
  • Supports activities to inform internal & external stakeholders on issues impacting LMI communities by writing and delivering effective professional presentations. 
  • Coordinates dissemination and use of results to prioritize the implementation of complementary activities (e.g. forums and educational series) throughout District using in-person and technology-based approaches.
  • Serves on local/regional taskforces/project committees that align with District and System CD interests.
  • Participates in substantive, hands-on collaborative CD projects in a part of the District annually and documents/publishes processes for potential duplication in other parts of the District/country.
  • Maintains a high level of knowledge regarding research, best practices, and policy expertise of specified issues related to the community and economic development field.
  • Conducts independent applied research and produces specialized and original data reports for the CD department's website, blogs, discussion papers, other printed material, and for external sources on CD issues.
  • Serves as a contributing author for the CD department’s quarterly publication and helps to recruit outside contributors to address critical topical issues for the District and nation.
  • Prepares and delivers sophisticated presentations on CD topics to internal and external stakeholders. 

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree; Master’s Degree preferred or commensurate experience
  • 5+ years relevant professional experience (e.g., Public Policy, Public Administration, Social Work, etc)
  • Ability to execute strategy and monitor, measure, and report outcomes. 
  • Highly developed interpersonal savvy to foster strategic relationships with key stakeholders. 
  • Demonstrated ability to use technical and intellectual skills to independently conduct high-level applied, practitioner- and policy-oriented analysis.
  • Ability to work effectively both independently and as part of a team
  • Ability to process and assess complex procedures, practices, and polices
  • Strong planning and prioritization skills to manage multiple projects and work processes, meet tight deadlines and shifting priorities
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills to effectively interact with all levels of internal staff and external customers 
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite 
  • Candidates with less experience or education may be considered at a lower job grade and/or salary.
  • Travel (25%)
  • Position requires US Citizen or lawful permanent resident intending to become a citizen who meets certain other requirements

Compensation:

Competitive

How to Apply:

Apply here.

Executive Director City First Enterprises / Douglass Community Land Trust
Washington, DC
Job Function: Other
Posted: February 20, 2018

Background:

The proposed Douglass Community Land Trust (DCLT) is an innovative initiative to establish a non-profit community land trust with an initial focus on the neighborhoods in Ward 8, East of the Anacostia River.  The DCLT is intended to fulfill one of the key recommendations of the Equitable Development Plan (EDP) that was created through a comprehensive, community-driven planning process led by the non-profit Building Bridges Across the River (BBAR).  BBAR is partnering with the city to transform an old freeway bridge structure into a new civic space.  The goal of BBAR's Equitable Development Plan is to ensure that the park is a driver of inclusive development- development that provides opportunities for all residents regardless of income and demography.  Over the last several years, BBAR has been working with City First Enterprises, a local CDFI, to engage the community, promote awareness, and begin the process of establishing the DCLT.   The DCLT is intended to create and preserve permanently affordable home ownership and rental housing opportunities for low- and moderate-income households by stewarding land as a permanent community asset. 

In the initial stage, City First, in conjunction with BBAR, is serving to incubate the project and help to establish a newly formed non-profit organization to serve the DCLT.  The position will be part of City First initially, but transition to the DCLT as soon as practicable.  This effort is supported by a local Advisory Committee which provides guidance and helps to set priorities until the non-profit is established.  The DCLT requires an Executive Director who can build the organization, help to establish its board, and build its staff, assets, and operating support.  The Executive Director will also be responsible for the establishment and implementation of annual goals and objectives; programming; and administrative and financial oversight of the organization.

Position Summary:

Organization / Executive Functions: Lead the start-up establishment and implementation of the DCLT, including hiring qualified staff and building infrastructure, developing and overseeing relationships with developers, partners, consultants and other stakeholders, and working cooperatively with Advisory Committee, BBAR, City First, District and other stakeholders to establish the governance framework and recruit board members. Lead the execution of the organization's business plan, with a focus on attaining scale via the acquisition and development of DCLT units.  Manage the organization, build a diverse DCLT team to execute its growth plan and oversee its stewardship activities.  Model and set the DCLT's culture, values and behaviors.

Real Estate: Oversee a range of DCLT developments, directly and in partnership with CLT partner organizations, from acquisition and development of scattered single-family homes to multi-family rental properties, on a standalone basis or in partnership with other developers. Ensure compliance with internal policies and external legal requirements for all DCLT activities.

Public Education and Relationships: Represent the DCLT initiative to the public-including community residents, public officials, funders, lenders, partners, and other stakeholders.  Establish trusted relations with key partners and stakeholders and act as a point of contact for all interested parties. Ensure the DCLT's website is up to date. Provide education on DCLTs to organizations and general public-emphasizing how the DCLT addresses the affordable housing needs for low- and middle-income residents, supports neighborhood "in-placement" (rather than displacement), stewards land and property, and other affordable housing issues. Represent DCLT to the media, emphasizing how the real estate activities of the organization meet the needs of neighborhoods and those residents adversely affected by the lack of affordable home ownership opportunities.  Collaborate with advocates to and partners to represent the DCLT's interests, including local and national peer groups, such as the Coalition for Nonprofit Housing and Economic Development and the Grounded Solutions Network, among others.
Funding Functions: Direct fundraising efforts to support DCLT operations and development. This includes writing and submitting grant requests, soliciting corporate and foundation donations, meeting with individual donors, and raising below market rate debt to expand affordable housing.

Support Functions: Provide support for the board of directors, including development of the board. Assure board members complete the roles and assignments they have accepted; meeting agreed on timelines and assisting with access to resources as needed to complete assignments. Research issues before the board so that all activities flow from informed decisions.

Record Keeping Functions: Public and Private investment-Maintain accurate financial records regarding public and private investment as well as the value of donated properties held in trust, assuring compliance with grantor/donor requirements and government laws.  Ensure accurate financial records of resales so that the criteria of the community land trust resale formula can be fulfilled. Annual audit-provide materials for an annual audit to assure compliance with all governmental regulations; also, compliance with private grantor requirements concerning permanent subsidy funds.

Responsibilities:

Building a successful community land trust requires a leader who understands how community land trusts operate, who is comfortable with new ventures, is a self-starter and is action and results-oriented.  More specifically, we look for candidates with experience in these areas:

Executive Leadership - Prior experience in leading organizations, building staff and board capabilities, setting and implementing strategic vision, and directing efficient, effective operations; direct experience in building organizations from inception to fully functioning, sustainable operations highly preferred.

Real Estate Development - Experience in leading residential and/or commercial real estate community development projects in urban neighborhoods undergoing significant transitions; knowledge of effective affordable housing solutions and approaches; hands-on understanding of working with multiple cross sector stakeholders to complete development projects.

Financial Leadership / Fundraising - Experience in working with philanthropic individuals and foundations, corporate investors and other parties to fund large scale projects; demonstrated knowledge of effective financial management techniques and reporting.

Nonprofit or Public Sector Leadership - Experience in working with nonprofit or public sector agencies to deliver high value community service; proven ability to build long-term relationships with wide variety of stakeholders; experience in leading and managing community driven change while working in partnership with board, investors, and staff.

To be successful in this role, candidates must have these personal qualities:

  • Integrity:  Honest, trustworthy and operates in best interest of organization
  • Credibility: Track record of delivering tangible outcomes over time
  • Inspiring:  Builds enthusiasm and support in others for the effort
  • Initiative: Has clear capacity to act and the confidence to act even when there are many unknowns
  • Vision: Identifies gaps in community needs and forges a vision to fill them in a timely way; performance driven
  • Responsive: Listens to all parties and responds appropriately
  • Adaptable: Identifies and works with team to manage change; can implement transformational place-based change.

Requirements:

Candidates must have at minimum a bachelor's degree in planning or other relevant field, and must be willing to engage as an active member in the community. 

Compensation:

Compensation is competitive and commensurate with experience.

How to Apply:

Please email resume and cover letter to HR@cfenterprises.org. No phone calls, please.

Loan Officer Leviticus Fund
Tarrytown, NY
Job Function: Lending/Loan Operations
Posted: February 2, 2018

Background:

The mission of the Leviticus Fund is founded on the biblical verse of Leviticus 25:23 and its call for justice in the stewardship of economic resources.  The Fund supports transformative solutions to serve low-income and vulnerable people by combining flexible capital from social impact investors and contributors with knowledge-sharing to create sustainable and affordable communities.

Leviticus carries out its work by providing predevelopment, acquisition, construction, bridge, mini-perm and multi-project loan facilities, along with technical assistance, primarily to nonprofit organizations working in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and several surrounding states.

Our borrowers create and preserve affordable housing, including housing with supportive services for those with special needs; child care and early learning centers; community health centers; charter public schools; nonprofit office and program delivery space; and projects providing access to healthy food in underserved areas.  All projects we support aim to improve communities and the lives of their low-income residents.

The Leviticus Fund is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and is committed to building a culturally diverse staff and strongly encourages applications from female and minority candidates.  Travel is required but will primarily be local in nature, mostly in the New York metropolitan area.  Applicants must have a valid driver’s license.

The position is available immediately, and is based in Leviticus’ Tarrytown, NY office, though flexibility may be considered for finalist candidates.  

Position Summary:

Leviticus has an opening for a new, full time Loan Officer position.  The Loan Officer will have a variety of responsibilities, including business development, lending program/product development, initial loan feasibility assessment, and loan underwriting.  The Loan Officer will work closely with the Executive Director and Senior Loan Officer and play a key role in growing Leviticus's community development finance work.

The position will be focused on serving communities in the New York metropolitan area, particularly the Hudson Valley, New York City, Long Island, and eastern Connecticut cities.  The position requires a willingness to travel and develop a deep knowledge of underserved communities in the region.

The ideal candidate will have a demonstrated interest in assisting disadvantaged communities and low-income people, and the skills to build new relationships and communicate effectively and enthusiastically about the value Leviticus adds to community development projects.

Reports to: Executive Director

Status: Full-Time

Responsibilities:

The Loan Officer will:

Business and Program Development

  • Develop Leviticus’ presence in New York metropolitan areas with the goal of understanding local needs and developing new relationships and collaborating with local nonprofit community development organizations, local housing agencies, and other community stakeholders to address these needs; and regularly participate in community and local planning meetings.
  • Research, identify, develop, and secure new lending opportunities to achieve lending goals throughout Leviticus’ geographic footprint, including maintaining communication with existing borrowers, managing relationships with existing borrowers and developing relationships with potential borrowers.
  • Consistently provide technical assistance to nonprofit and for-profit organizations serving low-income communities, including connecting them with external resources that might help them address local needs.
  • Utilize knowledge of market changes and local strategies and solutions across Leviticus’ footprint to identify regional trends, and innovate ways to support low income communities with new products or services.

Underwriting and Relationship Management

  • Respond to loan inquiries; explore loan feasibility and structure.
  • Underwrite financing requests in a timely manner and within lending guidelines, and work with borrowers through all stages of the financing process.
  • Present proposals to the Loan Committee and support the drafting of commitment letters and loan documents.
  • Assist in loan portfolio monitoring, and underwrite loan amendments and loan workouts when needed.
  • Engage actively with nonprofit partners, seeking to understand their circumstances, challenges, expectations and needs, and suggesting financing solutions to meet those needs.
  • Develop and maintain knowledge of key sectors by attending conferences, actively networking with nonprofit partners and other Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs).
  • Adhere to a strong culture of clear, detailed, service-oriented communication with organizations we are assisting or who are interested in our assistance, as well as to all Leviticus staff, board and committee members, lending partners, and individuals.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree required; Master's degree in business, finance, public administration, or related field preferred.
  • A minimum of 5 years' experience in community development real estate finance, including lending and underwriting, demonstrating a good knowledge of community development financial institutions and community development lending practices.
  • Strong knowledge of loan structuring, underwriting, lending laws and regulations, including solid financial analysis skills and familiarity with nonprofit accounting and housing and community facility subsidy programs.
  • Consistent proactivity in identifying, researching, reaching out to, and cultivating relationships with nonprofit organizations that might need Leviticus’ assistance. 
  • Demonstrated success in building, managing, and deepening individual and organizational relationships, and strong interpersonal and communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Sound time management and organizational skills, with an ability to coordinate complex activities and prioritize conflicting demands and deadlines.
  • Results-oriented with the ability to independently track and carry out responsibilities, and independently meet deadlines (once job duties are understood and mastered).
  • Outstanding attention to detail and the ability to work on and complete multiple tasks. 
  • An openness to learning new skills and systems, a desire to develop new program approaches in response to poverty issues, and a proactive approach to building his/her skill-sets.
  • Ability to creatively see connections between new or expanded lending and program needs within communities and linking those to new lending ideas and potential new funding sources for Leviticus.
  • Positive and personable nature with strong emotional intelligence, effective external communication skills and cooperative attitude.
  • Broad, active curiosity with strong interest in ongoing learning about community development, including CDFIs and the roles they play.
  • Flexibility, creativity, enthusiasm and a good sense of humor.
  • Ability and willingness to travel within the New York City metropolitan region.
  • Ability and enthusiasm to work well in a small environment, with Leviticus staff and meet with applicants, borrowers, and stakeholders.
  • Comfort with Leviticus’ faith-based origin and membership, which animates our work.

Compensation:

The position offers a competitive salary and generous benefits.

How to Apply:

Please email a resume and cover letter (in MS Word format), outlining how your skills and experience meet the qualifications of the position and stating how you heard about this opportunity, to gmaher@leviticusfund.org no later than February 28, 2018.

Research Director Fahe
Berea, KY
Job Function: Research and Analytics
Posted: January 29, 2018

Background:

Want to make a difference? Fahe is on a mission to eliminate persistent poverty in Appalachia. Our Network of 50+locally rooted nonprofits is building stronger communities for families to prosper. Since our inception in 1980, the Fahe Network has served more than 450,000 people, made $703.5 million in direct investments, and achieved a total cumulative financial impact of over a billion dollars in Appalachia.

Position Summary:

Fahe seeks a creative thinker to serve on the frontlines of our mission to eliminate persistent poverty in Appalachia. The Research Director will design and conduct research around Fahe’s strategic charges: Leadership, Housing, Education, Health & Well-Being, and Economic Opportunity. The candidate will analyze and collate information, determine what is most important, and ensure that Fahe remains ahead of national trends and shapes the trajectory of our work accordingly.

The ideal candidate will work well independently to:

  1. continually pose and re-envision the guiding questions that direct Fahe’s research and strategic direction,
  2. develop and conduct research with appropriate analysis and subsequent reporting on interpretations of the data,
  3. identify and acquire data (internal and external) needed to support Fahe’s narrative and impact, and
  4. develop and curate a repository of research literature.

The candidate must be equally strong at working with others, as they will be expected to

  1. prioritize and cull out the most important peer-reviewed findings from research and  package them to the management team in a non-academic, practice-focused way,
  2. strategically interweave data and research (internal and external) with Fahe’s stories, impact, and organizational narrative to support advocacy, communication, and  development.
  3. develop and present plans to translate research findings into practice, policy, or further research in response to data measurements and outcomes.

A successful Research Director will be forward-thinking, fluent in the language of social science research, a superb communicator, knowledgeable about the markets where Fahe works, and ready to shape Fahe’s organizational goals through hard work and creative thinking. The Research Director will, as all employees do, promote the mission of the organization, and seek to identify and research opportunities for Fahe and our partners on the ground to address those circumstances that perpetuate poverty. 

Responsibilities:

  • Track, develop recommendations, and otherwise respond to trends as they pertain to rural America and Central Appalachia.
  • Conduct high-quality research and analysis to develop Fahe’s understanding of trends, issues, and opportunities around Leadership, Housing, Education, Health & Social Services, and Economic Opportunity.
  • Develop a repository of research/literature applicable to Fahe’s charges and key audiences.
  • Develop and present plans to translate research into practice, policy, and/or further research.
  • Collaborate with colleagues and provide leadership around how Fahe collects, organizes, and analyzes data.

Requirements:

  • Ability to design and conduct research and analysis
  • Experience with program evaluation
  • Experience with research design and execution
  • Excellent writing skills and the ability to write clearly for multiple audiences
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills and the capacity to work constructively in teams
  • Fluent in social science research methods
  • Knowledge of implementation and translational sciences
  • Creative thinking skills needed to devise new ways to carry out tasks, solve problems, and meet challenges
  • Detail-oriented
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision
  • Residence in the Appalachia and the ability to travel frequently to Berea and many other communities within the region
  • Passion for service, the future of Appalachia, low income people, and Fahe’s mission

Preferred Education and Experience:

  • Master’s Degree in related field.  For example: social work, sociology, community development, community leadership, public health, public administration, anthropology.
  • Three years of experience in research or related work.
  • Experience working in Central Appalachia or rural America.
  • Experience with nonprofit organizations.

Experience with infographics and the creation of visual materials.

Compensation:

TBD

How to Apply:

Fahe is an Equal Opportunity Employer seeking applicants who can bring diverse viewpoints, experience, talents, and culture to promote our organization’s mission of eliminating persistent poverty in Appalachia. We offer a diverse work environment with competitive salaries and excellent benefits. Visit www.fahe.org to learn more about Fahe.

Qualified candidates may submit a resume or curriculum vita, writing sample (e.g. research report, academic paper, grant proposals), salary requirements, and cover letter to hr@fahe.org or mail to Fahe/ATTN: Human Resources; 319 Oak Street; Berea, KY  40403.

Senior Program Manager, Federal TA CSH
Chicago, IL
Job Function: Project Management
Posted: November 20, 2017

Background:

For over 25 years, CSH has been a game-changer for the most vulnerable people in our country:

  • Helping communities create 200,000 homes for individuals and families who did not have one;
  • Bringing hope to thousands who thought they would live on the streets or reside in institutions forever; 
  • Ensuring not only a stable home for each, but access to the services that brought healthcare, recovery and training to their doorsteps; 

Position Summary:

Working for CSH

If you have a desire to make a difference for people and families we have a place for you.  Not only has CSH proven supportive housing works and does change the lives of individuals facing acute disabilities, complex medical and mental conditions, substance use disorders and economic barriers, we have done so while creating a family of nationally recognized experts who stay committed to our organization and mission throughout their careers. CSH offers empowerment, development and growth to those we serve and to our workforce. We attract talented professionals, offer competitive salaries with benefits, generous family leave and PTO, and fully embrace the philosophy that a sustainable work-life balance is desirable and achievable. With the aim of attracting good people who possess the confidence and drive to get the job done, CSH is now accepting applications for a Senior Program Manager with our Federal Technical Assistance Team. 

Federal Technical Assistance Team

CSH provides consulting services across the country and the staff are responsible for securing and staffing fee-for-service contracts. We work with local and national teams to develop policies and programs to help end homelessness in communities through systems change and capacity building. We also work closely with government and the non-profit sector to ensure creation of quality supportive housing. The Federal TA team provides technical assistance to communities and providers through several national awards from HUD and HHS. Internally, we collaborate closely with executive staff, national offices and regional teams. We take this collaborative spirit to our external partners as well.  

Current projects under this contract include: Ten Year planning and systems change work in a variety of urban, suburban and rural communities; Youth Demonstration Project; coordinated entry technical assistance; Built for Zero national initiative; HMIS and system performance measure focused technical assistance; written products; and trainings on HEARTH regulations.  

Responsibilities:

The Position

The Corporation for Supportive Housing is seeking an energetic, results-oriented individual. Ideal candidates will have strong project management skills and understand the nature of working with fee for service contracts and managing workloads and project deliverables within a specific timeframe. 

Location

Candidate can be located anywhere in the United States and near a major airport. Considerable travel within the region and occasionally elsewhere will be expected. Proximity to an existing CSH office preferred but not required.  

Responsibilities

CSH’s Senior Program Managers (SPMs) are instrumental in our success. SPMs are responsible for implementation of programs, projects and initiatives. Specific areas of work for this position include:

  • Work primarily as a member of our Federal Technical Assistance team on CSH’s current HUD TA awards. Work includes community technical assistance (remote and in-person); trainings and/or webinars; and written products. Depending on approved work plans, the SPM may work primarily on the youth demonstration project or other large HUD initiatives.
  • Serve as project manager on high profile HUD work plans, contracts and/or grants, ensuring clearly defined team roles, on time and on-budget deliverables, and delivery of quality products. CSH expects project managers to foster a work environment based on quality teamwork, mutual accountability, and high quality performance. 
  • Provide informal supervision, including project performance reviews for Federal project team staff and is accountable for project performance. 
  • Participate on and contribute to project teams as assigned. Tasks may include the coordination of and participation in technical assistance visits; drafting reports, policy guidance, and other documents and resources; and training design, development, delivery, and evaluation – as well as supporting staff engaged in such activities.  
  • Assist the Director and CSH staff in scoping contracts, writing proposals, refining and packing products, and managing contracts as requested.
  • Participate in all team activities including staff meetings, work planning, business development, and marketing.
  • Remain up to date on all federal homeless regulations, other relevant regulations and federal strategic plans.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Requirements:

Qualifications

All CSH staff share a common competency framework. These guide our approach and in turn, help us create value. The successful candidate will be adaptable, entrepreneurial, creative, flexible, and a problem solver. Her/his work will be driven by strategic thinking and executed with creativity and efficiency. S/he will have a sense of humor, patience, and a commitment to treating others with respect.

Specific skills and experience include:

  • 5+ years of experience of HUD homeless and/or CPD programs. Experience with HMIS a plus.
  • Passion for the CSH mission and possess the leadership and management skills necessary to advance and realize CSH’s vision and further enhance the organization’s reputation in the communities that it serves.
  • Previous experience in the field of supportive housing and/or homelessness and delivering technical assistance or leading large scale community change initiatives including youth focused initiatives.  
  • Previous project management experience with demonstrated leadership and organizational skills and the ability to manage project teams, project budgets and deadlines.  
  • Proven ability to work with colleagues and external audiences and partners in the areas of public policy, systems change, housing development/operations, and/or the delivery of supportive services. 
  • Ability to work well independently and within a multi-disciplinary team environment, manage multiple projects and priorities, and working cooperatively to meet internal and external requests.   
  • Strong analytical, interpersonal, presentation, and written and verbal communications skills coupled with a strong creative sensibility and ability to think strategically.  
  • Ability to take initiative and pursue goals with minimal supervision. Comfort with working on a team that is “virtual” and does most of its work via telephone and email.  
  • Proficiency in using Microsoft Office Suite including Word, Excel, Power Point and Outlook.
  • Sound business ethics, including the protection of proprietary information.
  • Willing and able to travel at least 30-40% of the month, although travel schedule will vary based on assignments.  
  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field; advanced degree a plus. Equivalent experience may substitute for education.

Compensation:

Commensurate with Experience

How to Apply:

Interested in joining our team as a leader in the national supportive housing movement? 

To Apply:  Candidates should apply by clicking on the link here. All candidates should attach their Resume, Cover Letter and Salary Expectations as one Microsoft Word or PDF document.

CSH is proud that it always has been and always will be an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Community Investment Officer CSH
Los Angeles, CA
Job Function: Lending/Loan Operations
Posted: November 20, 2017

Background:

ORGANIZATION: For over 25 years, CSH has been a game-changer for the most vulnerable people in our country: 

  • Helping communities create 200,000 homes for individuals and families who did not have one;
  • Bringing hope to thousands who thought they would live on the streets or reside in institutions forever;
  • Ensuring not only a stable home for each but access to the services that brought healthcare, recovery and training to their doorsteps;
  • Changing the trajectory of lives away from poverty and despair and toward independence and economic sufficiency.

Position Summary:

If you have a burning desire to make a difference for people and families others have given up on and often say cannot be helped, we have a place for you. No cynics allowed. Not only has CSH proven supportive housing works and does change the lives of individuals facing acute disabilities, complex medical and mental conditions, substance use disorders and economic barriers, we have done so while creating a family of nationally-recognized experts who stay committed to our organization and mission throughout their careers. CSH offers empowerment, development and growth to those we serve and our workforce. We attract talented professionals, offer competitive salaries with benefits, generous family leave and PTO, and fully embrace the philosophy that a sustainable work-life balance is desirable and achievable. With the aim of attracting good people who possess the confidence and drive to get the job done to build a better world, CSH is now accepting applications for a Community Investment Officer in our Western Region. Preference will be given to candidates in Los Angeles, but candidates from other locations in our Western Region will be considered. 

Responsibilities:

As a valued member of our team, the successful applicant will originate loans for quality supportive housing developments and provide assistance to government partners in shaping financing and development policies and programs to create stronger systems that support and expedite the production of supportive housing.

  • Provide technical assistance to nonprofit, for-profit and public organizations around the financing, creation and operation of supportive housing.
  • Originate loans based on thorough review and analysis, comprehensive due diligence and sound risk assessment.
  • Analyze project feasibility and the capacity of development teams and propose loan structures that meet borrower needs while advancing CSH’s strategic priorities and credit policies.
  • Prepare and present loan recommendations to credit committees.
  • Cultivate strong relationships with industry partners and developers including public and private agencies, funders, financial institutions and external partners.
  • Market CSH’s loan products and expertise resulting in a robust lending pipeline which you will help monitor and manage.
  • Partner with CSH Los Angeles and other Western Region staff to identify lending opportunities resulting from programmatic activities.
  • Contribute to the Region’s systems change efforts including commenting on local and state financing regulations and programs and facilitating conversations between the development and public financing community. 
  • Actively seek and garner feedback from developers on supportive housing development policies and financing programs and use this feedback to inform and improve lending products and policies that support innovation while meeting developer needs. 
  • Advance CSH’s strategic priorities through your Community Investment Officer role, including building the supportive housing industry by leading trainings and workshops, representing CSH at conferences and events and working closely with colleagues on special projects, innovative ideas and programs that advance the creation of supportive housing in Los Angeles and the Western Region. 

Requirements:

The qualities we are looking for include an adaptive, entrepreneurial problem solving approach. Candidates should be driven by strategic thinking executed with creativity and flexibility. It is important to welcome and pursue new ideas and visions for supportive housing and the role it plays in solving complex problems.

  • Bachelor degree required. Experience may substitute for education.
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in low income or supportive housing development, underwriting or funding field.
  • Extensive knowledge of the Low Income Housing Tax Credit Program and familiarity with state and other federally funded affordable housing programs.
  • Familiarity with the entitlement process, zoning and planning and challenges for low- income or supportive housing developers.
  • Familiarity or interest in issues related to supportive housing including homelessness, low income housing development, finance, state and local housing finance policies, service needs, community development and planning, mental illness, AIDS, harm reduction or public housing.
  • Strong analytical, interpersonal, facilitation, communication and presentation skills.
  • Demonstrated skills using Microsoft Office Suites. Experience with loan servicing or CRM programs a plus.
  • Demonstrated success building quality teams, trusted relationships and setting and managing performance and mentoring and coaching development partners in the areas of real estate development and housing finance issues.

CSH staff are mission driven, we take initiative, pursue goals with minimal supervision and are adept at managing multiple assignments effectively.

Compensation:

Commensurate with Experience

How to Apply:

Interested in joining our team as a leader in the national supportive housing movement? 

To Apply:  Candidates should apply by clicking on the link here. All candidates should attach their Resume, Cover Letter and Salary Expectations as one Microsoft Word or PDF document.

CSH is proud that it always has been and always will be an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Executive Director Hopi Credit Association
Keams Canyon, AZ
Job Function: Financial Services
Posted: November 3, 2017

Background:

HCA is a non-profit lending organization founded in 1952 and is a Certified Native Community Development Financial Institute (CDFI) located on the Hopi Indian Reservation in northern Arizona.  HCA provides loans for Hopi members in consumer, business, home construction & home improvement, and financial education services - all intended to promote personal, community and economic growth.

Position Summary:

The Executive Director directs the overall operations of the HCA, assuring quality control over all aspects of HCA operations, ensuring financial soundness of the organization, compliance with HCA’s policies and procedures, and professional delivery of products and services in line with its Mission.

Responsibilities:

  • Provides planning, leadership and strategic direction in managing, directing, and administering the HCA.
  • Leads the Board in developing short & long-range strategic plans that clarify the direction HCA is taking to meet the needs of its target market in fulfillment of its mission.
  • Evaluates existing capital & revenue generating capacity and establish new pathways to private & public capital that will generate sustainable programs and activities that support the organizational mission, while simultaneously planning for retiring any accumulated debt.
  • Oversees the preparation of an annual operating budget, control expenditures, ensure sources of revenue meet the expenditures, and ensures HCA books are audit ready.
  • Creates/implements tracking systems to measure progress /impacts against stated milestones and goals that can be effectively communicated to the Board, funders and other constituents.
  • Formulates and execute effective marketing, branding and development strategies.
  • Oversees the recruitment, employment, training & development of personnel.  Assure personnel policies are adequate and current.
  • Develops and actively maintain partnerships with outside entities and individuals relating to funding, lending, financial literacy and assure an active public relations program to ensure visibility and support for HCA. 
  • Other duties as assigned.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s or master’s degree in nonprofit management, business or public administration, or related field and a minimum of 5 years work experience in executive management..
  • High emotional intelligence and excellent communication skills required to build and maintain strong relationships with other non-profits, funders, and community stakeholders.
  • Excellent grant writer with a proven track record for raising funds from multiple sources, including CDFI/NACA funding.
  • Skilled in non-profit management and human resources best practices, laws & regulations.
  • Experience managing a budget and performing business and program analysis.
  • Excellent written, oral and social media communications skills at all levels.
  • Excellent understanding and hands on operations of automated data processing systems applicable to fiscal and loan management.
  • Excellent customer service and public relations skills

Compensation:

Compensation for this position is negotiable and includes full benefits; Open until filled.

How to Apply:

To view the full Position Description and download the job application please log on to www.hopi-nsn.gov/hopi-credit-association and forward both application and resume to wayne@hopicredit.us or mail to Hopi Credit Association, P.O. Box 1259, Keams Canyon, AZ  86034.

Member Outreach and Engagement Coordinator Shared Capital Cooperative
St. Paul, MN
Job Function: Community Outreach
Posted: November 3, 2017

Background:

Shared Capital Cooperative is a cooperatively owned community-development loan fund committed to fostering a just, equitable and democratic economy by investing in the development and growth of cooperative enterprises.  A federally certified Community Development Finance Institution (CDFI), Shared Capital provides financing for cooperative businesses and affordable housing. Shared Capital is democratically owned and governed by more than 225 cooperatives in 35 states, including consumer, producer, housing and worker-owned cooperatives. Since its founding in 1978, Shared Capital has originated nearly $50 million in cooperative financing.

Position Summary:

We are seeking a Member Outreach and Engagement Coordinator to help advance Shared Capital’s work. The Member Outreach and Engagement Coordinator is a new position and reports to the Executive Director. The position is expected to deliver the following results:

  • Provide consistent and excellent customer service to members, investors and partners, including managing member and investor communications and follow-up.Develop and implement compelling opportunities to engage members and others in our work, including coordinating the annual general membership meeting.
  • Develop and manage effective marketing and outreach tools, including social media, website, newsletters and annual reports. 
  • Provide logistical support and coordination for the volunteer Board of Directors and Committees to support their smooth functioning and engagement.
  • Work with staff and board to enhance the communicating the organization’s vision and brand to multiple audiences, including current and potential members, investors and partners.

Responsibilities:

The Member Outreach and Engagement Coordinator job description is as follows:

Marketing and Social Media

  • Serve as the organization’s brand champion, communicating the brand and maintaining compliance with style guide and core messaging.
  • Manage the development and production of marketing materials, including the Annual Report.
  • Manage the development and distribution of a regular electronic newsletter to share stories about our work with our members and partners.
  • Maintain a compelling, up to date website.
  • Manage a strong organizational presence on social media including sharing and developing original content.
  • Lead the planning and coordination of the Annual General Membership Meeting and other events.
  • Work with design firm to develop advertisements and advertising campaigns as needed.

Member and Investor Relations

  • Deliver consistent and excellent customer service to members, investors and partners.
  • Act as the first line of response to inquiries and requests for information from members and the general public.
  • Manage timely regular mailings to members and investors, including board elections and voting. 
  • Develop tools and strategies to recruit new members and engage current members in our work.
  • Provide administrative support to the membership and investment programs, including processing new members and investors and maintaining accurate investor files.
  • Provide support to fund raising and capitalization efforts, including assisting with preparation of grant and investment applications, as requested.
  • Prepare annual progress reports to funders and investors.

Board and Volunteer Coordination and Engagement

  • Support the smooth functioning of the board of directors and committees by providing logistical and administrative support, including scheduling, reminders, distributing materials, coordinating conference calls, preparing refreshments, etc.
  • Take notes and prepare minutes for the Board of Directors meetings, and other committees as assigned.
  • Maintain Board and Committee Minutes binder with all approved minutes.
  • Maintain policy manuals, including tracking approved policy changes.
  • Recruit volunteer and interns.

Requirements:

The successful candidate will be a person with the following traits and qualifications:

Required Qualifications

  • Demonstrated strong customer service skills and experience
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Be self-directed and able to effectively organize priorities and manage multiple projects
  • Have a strong interest in social and economic justice

Preferred/Desired Qualifications

  • 3-5 years of customer service experience
  • Member engagement and outreach experience
  • Marketing experience in one or more of the following: social media marketing, messaging, website development, advertising and public relations
  • Newsletter writing and editing experience
  • Event planning and coordination experience
  • BA or higher in related field
  • Knowledge of and/or experience with cooperatives and/or  CDFIs

Compensation:

This position is full-time, non-exempt position located in our St. Paul office. 

Shared Capital offers competitive salary and generous benefits package, including employer-paid health and dental coverage, Health Savings Account, short and long-term disability, matching retirement contributions and generous Paid Time Off. 

Shared Capital is an equal opportunity employer. People of color are encouraged to apply.

How to Apply:

Submit a cover letter and resume to Christina Jennings at christina@sharedcapital.coop

Let us know of any questions by email or call 612-767-2100.

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