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Senior Program Manager CSH
New York, NY
Job Function: Project Management
Posted: October 5, 2018

Background:

Who we are: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;

Not only has CSH proven supportive housing works and changes 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. 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 to work with our Metro Team.

Position Summary:

CSH is seeking an enthusiastic, results-oriented individual who has a passion for the CSH mission and possesses the leadership and management skills necessary to advance our work. You should have project management skills and understand the nature of working with fee-for-service contracts and be able to manage workload and project deliverables within a specific time frame. You will deliver technical assistance through consulting contracts to support our local offices and work in areas where CSH does not have an office presence. Projects focus on engaging systems and communities, aligning resources to create new supportive housing, and ensuring quality services and operations.

CSH is seeking a professional strong in project management, setting priorities and who works well independently within a multi-disciplinary team environment. If you demonstrate these skills and have experience with housing and service models for vulnerable populations, CSH needs you.

Location
Metro Team:
The Metro Team consists of five staff within CSH’s Eastern Region and consists of PA, NJ and NY. Reporting to the Metro Team Director, the Senior Program Manager may work remotely in the region or may work out of our office in Manhattan.

Responsibilities:

• Deliver in-person and virtual technical assistance; trainings and/or webinars on technical aspects of supportive housing, such as financing, operations, and/or service delivery.
• Act as project manager for 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 system transformation technical assistance, analysis, and support to healthcare and government partnerships working to coordinate with homeless, criminal justice, family and youth, veterans, and supportive housing providers.
• Establish and maintain high quality relationships and partnerships with key funders, community stakeholders, particularly with staff from city and state agencies, the Continuum of Care, managed care organizations, community-based supportive housing providers and non-profit and for-profit housing developers who are the recipients of CSH technical assistance.
• 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, fund development, and other documents and resources; and training design, development, delivery, and evaluation – as well as supporting staff engaged in such activities.
• Support budget development and monitoring, working closely with the Metro Team Director and CSH finance team.
• Represent CSH effectively at external events, ensuring CSH’s interests and reputation are maintained.
• Participate in regional planning and operations discussions and activities.
• Frequent travel in the tristate region, as well as occasional national travel as required.
• Perform any other related duties or special projects locally, or in collaboration with regional and national teams as assigned by the supervisor.

Requirements:

All CSH staff share a common competency framework. These guide our approach and in turn, help us create value. CSH staff are adaptable, entrepreneurial, creative, flexible, and problem solvers. We are strategic thinkers with a sense of humor, persistence, and a commitment to treating others with respect.

• 5+ years of experience working in the field of supportive housing, affordable housing, healthcare, and/or community development.
• Bachelor’s degree; equivalent experience may substitute for education.
• Previous project management experience with demonstrated leadership and organizational skills and the ability to manage project teams, project budgets and deadlines.
• Knowledge and experience in providing technical assistance/consulting services to diverse stakeholders including government, and experience and familiarity with permanent housing and services models for vulnerable populations including chronically homeless.
• Experience 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.
• Talent to take initiative to implement projects and pursue goals with moderate supervision.
• Strong analytical, interpersonal, presentation and written and verbal communication skills.
• Willing and able to travel at least 20% of the month, although travel schedule will vary based on assignments.

Compensation:

Commensurate with experience

How to Apply:

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

https://csh.csod.com/ats/careersite/jobdetails.aspx?site=1&c=csh&id=82&S...

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

Fund & Program Operations Senior Specialist Capital Impact Partners
Arlington, VA
Job Function: Lending/Loan Operations
Posted: July 30, 2018

Background:

ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION
 
Through capital and commitment, Capital Impact Partners (Capital Impact) helps people build communities of opportunity that break barriers to success. We deliver strategic financing, incubate new social programs, and provide capacity-building to help ensure that low-to-moderate-income individuals have access to quality health care and education, healthy foods, affordable housing, and the ability to age with dignity. A non-profit community development financial institution, Capital Impact has disbursed more than $2.5 billion to revitalize communities over the past 35 years. Our leadership in delivering financial and social impact has resulted in Capital Impact earning a “AA” rating from S&P Global “AA” and being recognized by Aeris since 2005 for our performance. Headquartered in Arlington, VA, Capital Impact  operates nationally, with local offices in Detroit, MI, and Oakland, CA.

 

Position Summary:

Capital Impact seeks a Fund & Program Operations Senior Specialist to strengthen its Fund & Program Operations team. The Fund & Program Operations Senior Specialist will accurately analyze, calculate and determine distributable amounts for New Market Tax Credits (NMTC) deals and programs, remit funds to investors, partners or lenders. In addition, the Fund & Program Operations Senior Specialist will assist in various aspects of NMTC and program reporting and compliance requirements. Participate in meetings regarding new programs, review program documents and help to establish processes and procedures from an operational perspective using program/fund documents.

Responsibilities:

Responsibilities will include:

  • Review and understand deal documents and work with the Manager, Fund & Program Operations to develop the operational structure of transactions
  • Monitor established NMTC portfolio for incoming payments, resolve payment issues timely for all levels of the transaction
  • Prepare and submit wires timely with backup support in accordance with procedures to the Treasury Department for payments to investors/lenders
  • Identify challenges and issues to help improve the operational systems, processes and policies for the established deals
  • Serve as a liaison to other teams to share information, documentation or decisions made regarding functions performed
  • Regularly review and understand the financial component of the programs to identify issues
  • Once the program is closed, oversee and verification of all cash movement for CIP and investors under the guidance and approval of Manager
  • Assist in the preparation of Community Development Entity Compliance Certifications for equity investors for NMTC transactions

Requirements:

Qualifications and Educational Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree required in Business Administration, Finance and/or related degree
  • A minimum of 5-10 years of experience working in a commercial bank or related industry
  • Fundamental working knowledge of business concepts, practices and procedures with the ability to apply in varied situations
  • Experience with developing detailed schedules including tasks, accountabilities and deadlines
  • Candidates should have strong oral and written communication skills
  • Candidate should be organized and very detail-oriented
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel.
  • Willingness to learn and use in-house software systems.

**Note: Capital Impact will not sponsor working Visa for candidates.**

Compensation:

$69,360 - $86,700

How to Apply:

https://recruiting.myapps.paychex.com/appone/MainInfoReq.asp?R_ID=2083205&B_ID=91

Business Development Officer Capital Impact Partners
Oakland, CA
Job Function: Business Development
Posted: July 20, 2018

Background:

Capital Impact Partners transforms under served communities into strong, vibrant places of opportunity. As one of the largest certified Community Development Financial Institutions in the country, we have a 30 year history of delivering strategic financing, social innovation programs and capacity building that create social change and deliver financial impact nationwide. To date, Capital Impact Partners has used its depth of experience, cooperative approach, and network of alliances to invest more than $2B in opportunities that create a high quality of life for low income individuals and communities across the country, including access to high-quality healthcare, education, healthy foods, housing, and eldercare. We draw on our shared values of cooperation, commitment, leadership, innovation, trust, and diversity as we work to redefine how innovation can create opportunities for under served Americans.  

Position Summary:

Capital Impact Partners seeks a Business Development Officer to strengthen its Business Development Group. The Business Development Officer is responsible for representing Capital Impact in its lending activities and originating new loan transactions. The ideal candidate will have a passion for work in community development and social impact, 4-6 years of experience in lending. Knowledge of New Markets Tax Credits (NMTC) and CDFIs is helpful.

Responsibilities:

The Business Development Officer will:

  • Contribute to loan production goals by identifying lending opportunities and referring them to the loan origination team.
  • Market Capital Impact lending products and services to existing and new customers and strategic partners.
  • Respond to loan inquiries and screen potential loan transactions to ensure alignment with Capital Impact’s lending strategy, credit guidelines and loan products/programs availability.
  • Monitor markets where Capital Impact is active (i.e. market/industry trends, local/state/federal policy environment, community development context).
  • Manage and attend conferences, events and represent Capital Impact on panels at conferences, workshops and webinars.
  • Manage relationships with partners and existing and new borrowers.
  • Work closely with all lending staff to assure excellent customer service.
  • Participate in strategic planning and innovation process.
  • Manage loan pipelines for Capital Impact programs and funds.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree required. Advanced degree in business, finance or related field preferred.
  • 4-6 years of lending experience. Community development underwriting, knowledge of Capital Impact’s major sectors and NMTC is a plus.
  • Ability to travel up to 50% of the time
  • Familiarity with federal, state and local community development programs, particularly programs that finance senior facilities, educational facilities, federally-qualified health centers and affordable housing
  • Experience in commercial real estate or grocery lending is a plus.
  • Candidates should have strong sales and communications skills
  • Passion for mission driven work and projects that support underserved communities in the United States.
  • Excellent organizational skills with high attention to detail.
  • Excellent verbal/written communication skills.

Compensation:

$89,760-$112,200

How to Apply:

https://recruiting.myapps.paychex.com/appone/MainInfoReq.asp?R_ID=2051934&B_ID=91

Business Development Officer Capital Impact Partners
Detroit, MI
Job Function: Business Development
Posted: July 20, 2018

Background:

Capital Impact Partners transforms under served communities into strong, vibrant places of opportunity. As one of the largest certified Community Development Financial Institutions in the country, we have a 30 year history of delivering strategic financing, social innovation programs and capacity building that create social change and deliver financial impact nationwide. To date, Capital Impact Partners has used its depth of experience, cooperative approach, and network of alliances to invest more than $2B in opportunities that create a high quality of life for low income individuals and communities across the country, including access to high-quality healthcare, education, healthy foods, housing, and eldercare. We draw on our shared values of cooperation, commitment, leadership, innovation, trust, and diversity as we work to redefine how innovation can create opportunities for under served Americans.  

Position Summary:

Capital Impact Partners seeks a Business Development Officer to strengthen its Business Development Group. The Business Development Officer is responsible for representing Capital Impact in its lending activities and originating new loan transactions. The ideal candidate will have a passion for work in community development and social impact, 4-6 years of experience in lending. Knowledge of New Markets Tax Credits (NMTC) and CDFIs is helpful.

Responsibilities:

The Business Development Officer will:

  • Contribute to loan production goals by identifying lending opportunities and referring them to the loan origination team.
  • Market Capital Impact lending products and services to existing and new customers and strategic partners.
  • Respond to loan inquiries and screen potential loan transactions to ensure alignment with Capital Impact’s lending strategy, credit guidelines and loan products/programs availability.
  • Monitor markets where Capital Impact is active (i.e. market/industry trends, local/state/federal policy environment, community development context).
  • Manage and attend conferences, events and represent Capital Impact on panels at conferences, workshops and webinars.
  • Manage relationships with partners and existing and new borrowers.
  • Work closely with all lending staff to assure excellent customer service.
  • Participate in strategic planning and innovation process.
  • Manage loan pipelines for Capital Impact programs and funds.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree required. Advanced degree in business, finance or related field preferred.
  • 4-6 years of lending experience. Community development underwriting, knowledge of Capital Impact’s major sectors and NMTC is a plus.
  • Ability to travel up to 50% of the time
  • Familiarity with federal, state and local community development programs, particularly programs that finance senior facilities, educational facilities, federally-qualified health centers and affordable housing
  • Experience in commercial real estate or grocery lending is a plus.
  • Candidates should have strong sales and communications skills
  • Passion for mission driven work and projects that support underserved communities in the United States.
  • Excellent organizational skills with high attention to detail.
  • Excellent verbal/written communication skills.

 

Compensation:

$89,760-$112,200

How to Apply:

 https://recruiting.myapps.paychex.com/appone/MainInfoReq.asp?R_ID=1979855&B_ID=91

Lending Manager United Housing, Inc
MEMPHIS, TN
Job Function: Lending/Loan Operations
Posted: July 20, 2018

Background:

United Housing, Inc. (UHI) is a nonprofit affordable housing agency that works to revitalize neighborhoods and increase homeownership among those underserved by the traditional homeownership industry in Memphis, Shelby County and West Tennessee.
History. UHI was founded in 1994 as an affiliate of the United Way of the Mid-South and initially funded through Federal grants from the Department of Housing and Urban Development. UHI incorporated as an independent organization in 2000 and then became part of NeighborWorks America, a national network that provides funding and technical assistance to more than 240 affordable housing and community development organizations across the country. By providing education, lending, and construction services, UHI has facilitated the sale of or prevented the foreclosure of more than 4,300 homes in the region, provided more than $11 million in down payment assistance, and delivered homebuyer education and counseling to more than 8,000 first-time homebuyers, for a total impact of $500 million impact on Memphis and Shelby County. 

 

Position Summary:

Generates revenue to support Lending Department by working with housing counselors and builders to bring loans to United Housing, Inc.
Develops a comprehensive plan, timeline, and performance measures for meeting lending objectives.
Oversees and manages the borrower flow from application to closing.
Participate in community events presenting United Housing lending products to community partners and potential clients, public speaking when required. 

Responsibilities:

Stays current on all regulatory guidelines related to residential lending, shares information with others; ensures that department is in compliance.
Generates revenue to support Lending Department by working with housing counselors and builders to bring loans to United Housing, Inc.
Develops a comprehensive plan, timeline, and performance measures for meeting lending objectives.
Oversees and manages the borrower flow from application to closing.
Participate in community events presenting United Housing lending products to community partners and potential clients, public speaking when required. 
Monitors investor and bank partner relationships to insure the best leveraging of all loan products and relationships and satisfaction of all parties.
Refines the lending systems as necessary to assure the highest quality service to the customers and partners.
Supervises all lending and loan servicing activities and staff.
Ensures that the standards of practice, the policies, the procedures, and the internal controls for successful lending meet industry standards.
Ensures that appropriate protocols are followed for mortgage file maintenance.
Assists with implementing a fee and point structure to create sustainability and produce revenue.
Manages the maintenance and upgrades as needed of lending software.
Supports supervisor in role as liaison to Loan Committee and provides them with management reports as required to include performance, cost analysis, and overall financial information.
Performs other responsibilities and tasks as assigned by supervisor.  

Requirements:

NMLS License with at least 5 years of residential lending experience in a financial institution.
Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience in Finance or Business or related field.
Management experience with preference for the experience in community lending and building lending relationships with local and national banks.
Prior training in regulatory compliance preferred.
Ability to manually underwrite loans to ensure loans meet guidelines of bank partners.
Closing Department or Secondary Market experience helpful.
A combination of experience in the mortgage lending business.

Compensation:

• Salary is commensurate with the job responsibilities, skill required, and experience of the individual.
• Benefits are described in the Personnel Policy provided to each employee.

How to Apply:

Send resume to: ameadors@uhinc.org 
                          

Manager/Sr. Manager, Investments RSF Social Finance
San Francisco, CA
Job Function: Investment
Posted: July 12, 2018

Background:

At RSF Social Finance, we bring our individual passions, experience, and skills to meet the needs of others through integrated financial and philanthropic services that generate positive social and environmental impact while fostering community and collaboration among participants.

With a 34-year track record of deploying loans, grants, and other catalytic capital to social enterprises, RSF is recognized nationwide as a leader in the field of social finance. As an organization of fewer than 50 employees, RSF’s approach is to grow our team by adding one person at a time. In doing so, we identify and seek a particular set of skills and experience to meet specific organizational needs. At the same time, we seeking candidates who align with our mission and values.

Position Summary:

Reporting to the Chief Investment Officer, the Manager or Sr. Manager, Investments is a unique position that combines asset management and direct investing into social enterprises. For asset management, this position will manage the execution of RSF’s investment strategy to optimize the impact of philanthropic assets. For direct investing, this position will be key to the growth and success of RSF’s integrated capital strategy, providing flexible forms of capital to social enterprises. Finally, this position will contribute to high priority strategic initiatives including strategic planning, impact assessment, and ongoing competitive analyses to advance RSF’s leadership position in the field of social finance.

RSF offers clients a variety of Philanthropic Services, including Donor Advised Funds. The gifts and contributions received from these philanthropic clients comprise RSF’s philanthropic assets. We steward and invest these assets in a mission and values-aligned manner.

RSF provides various forms of capital (debt, equity, grants) directly to social enterprises. Historically, the bulk of this financing has been in the form of senior secured loans from our Social Investment Fund, managed by RSF’s Lending Team. In recent years we have developed new offerings, philanthropic Capital Collaboratives, that give RSF the ability to make direct equity and equity-like investments to complement our suite of offerings and expand our flexibility to partner with social enterprises.

Responsibilities:

Investment Management, Philanthropic Assets

Project Management, Research & Analysis:

  • Manage a complex, multi-year project to develop and execute RSF’s investment strategy involving external and internal stakeholders:
  • Manage relationship, timeline, and deliverables of external investment advisory firm, hired on a consulting basis.
  • Optimize expertise of external Investment Advisory Committee by coordinating meeting agendas, follow ups, and corresponding with committee members.
  • Prepare deliverables and synthesis of project status for RSF Board of Trustees.
  • Conduct research and analysis of macroeconomic trends and key investment themes by impact area and asset class that affect RSF’s existing investments and will inform RSF’s future investments.

Make New Investments:

  • Build pipeline of investment opportunities by impact theme and asset class.
  • Conduct due diligence and full analysis on select new investment opportunities, draft recommendation memos to present to Investment Committee. Manage all elements of transaction through to closing.
  • Manage Existing Investments:
  • Manage existing investments. Review quarterly reports and statements from managers, participate in annual LP meetings and calls. Track monthly performance of materially significant investments.
  • Review data on investments for accuracy and write brief summaries for quarterly Philanthropic Services Client statements.
  • Partner with RSF’s Information Systems and Finance & Accounting teams to ensure accurate tracking of investments, reporting, and information sharing internally.

Integrated Capital Deployment, Funding Social Enterprises

  • Work in partnership with the CIO and Lending Team to build pipeline, evaluate, and execute new opportunities to make direct equity investments into social enterprises from RSF’s philanthropic Collaboratives, with an initial focus on the Women’s Capital Collaborative.
  • Streamline the direct investment process and documentation, in alignment with overall ‘capital deployment’ out of Collaboratives.
  • Support CIO and Lending team on large, ‘marquee’ Integrated Capital financings where analysis is required on the overall capital structure and equity raise planned in tandem with RSF’s debt.
  • Co-create a strategy around co-investment partnerships: identify highly-aligned investors, lenders, and donors that complement RSF’s Integrated Capital offerings. Cultivate relationships that result in sourcing new social enterprise clients and a productive co-investment community.

Strategic Initiatives

  • Serve on core team working with CEO/CIO/COO on strategic planning process for RSF. Synthesize data and key concepts, produce draft deliverables. Manage and update scenarios in RSF’s 5-year financial model, in support of the strategic plan.
  • Serve on core team representing Investment team’s needs, for Impact Assessment & Management project.
  • Conduct market assessment & competitive analyses to advance RSF’s positioning as a social finance/impact investing leader.

Requirements:

Education, Experience, Values Alignment:

  • 5-10 years of experience in roles requiring analytical rigor, strategic thinking, and ability to synthesize data, and produce clear deliverables.
  • Relevant industries include investment banking, management consulting, private equity, venture capital, or investment management.
  • Experience working with a variety of fund managers across asset classes, management teams of for-profit companies and non-profit organizations, institutional investors and family offices is preferred.
  • BA/BS degree required; MBA degree preferred
  • Commitment to the vision, mission, and values that inform RSF’s work.

Communication & Judgement

  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Exceptional interpersonal and listening skills to effectively collaborate with colleagues, management teams of investees and prospective investments, investor and donor clients, and strategic partners
  • Ability to exercise good judgment and respond appropriately to changing circumstances and priorities
  • Use discretion, maintain confidentiality, and manage sensitive client relationships and information
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively as part of a team

Function-Specific Skills:

  • Excellent time and project management skills, meeting facilitation and participation skills
  • Experience evaluating equity and debt investments, preferably companies with a social mission
  • Proficiency with financial statement review and analysis, understanding of valuation methodologies
  • Highly quantitative, with excellent analytical skills, including proven financial modeling skills
  • Experience conducting market and competitive analysis to inform strategy
  • Excellent proficiency with Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, Word, and Outlook
  • Proficiency using Salesforce as CRM system and data analytics tool for analysis and reporting
  • Ability to utilize databases and internet resources for research.

Compensation:

Competitive non-profit salary based on qualifications and experience. Other benefits include:

  • A fulfilling work environment at a supportive and entrepreneurially-driven organization
  • A competitive compensation package including employer-paid medical, dental, and vision insurance benefits
  • Very generous vacation and sick leave benefits plus nine paid holidays per year
  • 403(b) plan with employer-paid contributions after one year of employment
  • Exposure to innovative ideas, projects, and collaborative staff activities
  • Access to numerous professional development opportunities

How to Apply:

Please submit your resume via e-mail to HR@rsfsocialfinance.org along with a thoughtful cover letter. In the cover letter, please explain why you are interested in the mission, values, and activities of RSF Social Finance. Please also tell us why your skills and experience would make you successful in this role. In the e-mail subject line, please write “Manager, Investments”.

Please note that applications without a cover letter will not be considered. No phone calls please.

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis.

RSF Social Finance is an equal opportunity employer; candidates representing a diversity of backgrounds are encouraged to apply. 

Community Lending Officer Upper Manhattan Empowerment Zone Development Corp.
New York , NY
Job Function: Lending/Loan Operations
Posted: July 11, 2018

Background:

The mission of the Upper Manhattan Empowerment Zone Development Corporation (UMEZ) is to sustain the economic revitalization of all communities in Upper Manhattan through job creation, corporate alliances, strategic investments and small business investments.  UMEZ facilitates economic development in the neighborhoods of Central, East and West Harlem, Washington Heights; and Inwood.

UMEZ is an independent not-for-profit corporation created in 1995 and has invested $250 million in the Upper Manhattan community, leveraging over 1.1 billion in private capital, and has funded 100 small businesses.

In 2017, UMEZ became a recognized Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) with over $80 million in assets.  UMEZ is proud to be certified by the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s CDFI Fund as a part of a national network promoting economic growth by financing businesses, creating jobs, and rebuilding neighborhoods.

 

Position Summary:

The Community Lending Officer will work with Business Investment team to develop relationships and serve as the liaison to community-based organizations, community banks, and local chambers and commerce.  Under the direction of the Business Investments lead, this role is responsible for interfacing with clients and counseling to small business owners and entrepreneurs who seek funding for small business projects. This role will conduct outreach in an effort to develop new lending opportunities within the Upper Manhattan Empowerment Zone.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Work with the Business Investment team to identify, develop, and expand lending opportunities by conducting proactive outreach to small business entrepreneurs
  • Work with the Business Investment team to develop relationships, to promote loan services and products externally and serve as liaison to community-based organizations, community banks, and local chambers and commerce
  • Under the direction of Business Investments lead, interface and provide one-on-one counseling, respond to referrals in a timely manner, and assist with customer support to small businesses seeking to secure technical assistance and capital
  • Assist local entrepreneurs and strategizing with them to overcome business development issues; advises clients on the loan application process and basic criteria used to determine credit worthiness
  • Gather client application information and visit client’s and loan applicants’ business location to verify information, check on progress and offer technical assistance, referrals, and follow-up when necessary
  • Recommend appropriate loan terms and repayment schedules by conducting risk manage assessments
  • Assist the Business Investment team and legal counsel with loan closings by providing recommendations, preparing financial analysis, and making both oral and written presentations to the BRISC Loan committee
  • May be asked to attend non-work hours events or meetings as it relates to engaging and representing UMEZ’s mission to cultivate community partnerships and promote lending activities

Requirements:

  • Experience in lending and credit training
  • 3-5 years in lending experience
  • Excellent business development, outreach, detail oriented, and have strong follow-up skills
  • Must be able to engage in a tactful manner with potential borrowers, existing borrowers, and community partners
  • Prior related experience in the non-profit and/or public sector preferred
  • Strong financial skills, business accounting, interpersonal, and communications skills
  • Community residence and/or familiarity with Upper Manhattan community preferred
  • An energetic and resourceful person with a strong interest in community engagement
  • A self starter; a team player; a strategic thinker; a creative problem solver.
  • Bi-Lingual, English and Spanish, a plus but not necessary

Compensation:

The salary for this position is commensurate with experience.

How to Apply:

Interested candidates should e-mail or mail a resume and cover letter to:

Danessy Pico
Human Resources Manager
55 West 125th Street, 11th Floor
New York, New York 10027
HR@umez.org
Attn: Community Lending Officer  

No Phone Calls or Faxes Please

Senior Underwriter Upper Manhattan Empowerment Zone Development Corp.
New York , NY
Job Function: Lending/Loan Operations
Posted: July 11, 2018

Background:

The mission of the Upper Manhattan Empowerment Zone Development Corporation (UMEZ) is to sustain the economic revitalization of all communities in Upper Manhattan through job creation, corporate alliances, strategic investments and small business investments.  UMEZ facilitates economic development in the neighborhoods of Central, East and West Harlem, Washington Heights; and Inwood.

UMEZ is an independent not-for-profit corporation created in 1995 and has invested $250 million in the Upper Manhattan community, leveraging over 1.1 billion in private capital, and has funded 100 small businesses. 

In 2017, UMEZ became a recognized Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) with over $80 million in assets.  UMEZ is proud to be certified by the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s CDFI Fund as a part of a national network promoting economic growth by financing businesses, creating jobs, and rebuilding neighborhoods.

Position Summary:

The Senior Underwriter will serve as the primary underwriter for loan transactions, loan structuring, and will work in conjunction with the Business Investments team in determining credit risk, financial analysis and investments. This role will provide feedback and technical assistance across full range of lending activities, including structuring, underwriting and closing of Commercial & Industrial (C&I) and/ or Commercial Real Estate Loans.

Responsibilities:

  • Serve as primary underwriter for C&I and/or Commercial Real Estate loan transactions which includes working with Business Investments team to structure transactions, conducting due diligence, financial analysis and drafting credit memoranda
  • Work with borrowers, analyze, and evaluate applications for credit and ascertain all necessary due diligence and documentation 
  • Perform full credit analysis and projection scenarios for proposed loan fund clients
  • Structure loan terms and assist in the closing process for approved loans by working with the Legal Department and borrowers on necessary documentation 
  • Prepare written analysis of loan applicants and present written and oral recommendations to the Loan Committee
  • Work with the Director of Business Investments in strategizing and designing new loan products and lending programs
  • Provide technical assistance to Business Investment team; perform primary underwriting in the form of structuring assistance, support, and guidance concerning the compliance of underwriting criteria 

Requirements:

  • Undergraduate degree in business or a related field; MBA preferred
  • Strong knowledge and experience with C&I and/or Commercial Real Estate loan transactions, loan structuring and underwriting with the ability to analyze financial statements
  • 7-10 years in credit analysis and underwriting
  • Ability to multitask, work independently and interdependently
  • Must be able to engage in a tactful manner with colleagues, potential borrowers, and existing borrower
  • Strong interpersonal, written and oral communications skills and excellent attention to detail
  • Community residence and/or familiarity with Upper Manhattan community preferred

Compensation:

The salary for this position is commensurate with experience.

How to Apply:

Interested candidates should e-mail or mail a resume and cover letter to:

Danessy Pico
Human Resources Manager
55 West 125th Street, 11th Floor
New York, New York 10027
HR@umez.org
Attn: Senior Underwriter   

No Phone Calls or Faxes Please

Loan Associate IFF
Detroit, MI
Job Function: Financial Services
Posted: July 9, 2018

Background:

The Organization

IFF improves the world by strengthening nonprofits and the communities they serve. As a mission-driven lender, real estate consultant, and developer, IFF helps communities thrive by creating opportunities for low-income communities and persons with disabilities. Key to our success has been a deep sense of purpose, a broad perspective, and a relentless focus on achieving positive results. Across the Midwest, we help clients from every sector, including human service agencies, health centers, schools, affordable housing developers, and grocery stores. 

IFF is looking for candidates with a commitment to the work it does and can demonstrate their creativity, detail-orientation, diligence, efficiency, enthusiasm, flexibility, organization, thoughtfulness, and sense of humor. 

Our staff of nearly 100 professionals works from our Chicago headquarters, and we also serve the Midwest from six regional offices: Indianapolis, IN; Detroit, MI; Kansas City, MO; St. Louis, MO; Columbus, OH; and Milwaukee, WI.

improves the world by strengthening nonprofits and the communities they serve. As a mission-driven lender, real estate consultant, and developer, IFF helps communities thrive by creating opportunities for low-income communities and persons with disabilities. Key to our success has been a deep sense of purpose, a broad perspective, and a relentless focus on achieving positive results. Across the Midwest, we help clients from every sector, including human service agencies, health centers, schools, affordable housing developers, and grocery stores. 

IFF is looking for candidates with a commitment to the work it does and can demonstrate their creativity, detail-orientation, diligence, efficiency, enthusiasm, flexibility, organization, thoughtfulness, and sense of humor. 

Our staff of nearly 100 professionals works from our Chicago headquarters, and we also serve the Midwest from six regional offices: Indianapolis, IN; Detroit, MI; Kansas City, MO; St. Louis, MO; Columbus, OH; and Milwaukee, WI.

Position Summary:

Responsible for supporting the loan origination process by analyzing applicant financial, project and management capacity and preparing loan recommendations. Work closely with lenders across all IFF sectors and states on loan opportunities to determine long-term fit with IFF mission and credit requirements. Manages and maintains database information with responsibility for data integrity.

Responsibilities:

  1. Support the underwriting of loan opportunities.
    • Work directly with originations team lenders and potential borrowers to fully assess the applicant, project and financing request.
    • Spread applicant’s financials and provide historical analysis of applicant’s financial strengths and weakness in order to assess capacity for new debt. 
    • Compare liquidity, profitability, and credit histories of organization being evaluated with similar organizations within industry environment to determine risk relative to sector.
    • Input relevant information into loan evaluations and summaries.
    • Analyze borrower budget and projections to assess and stress test debt service capacity.
    • Assist lender with write-up and presenting at loan committee.
    • Provide an assessment of the collateral and contribution to risk mitigation.
    • Complete a risk rating of the proposed borrower(s).
  2. Build and maintain complete records in the Loan Management System (“LMS”) from inquiry through loan approval
    • Ensure LMS records are completed to track status of loans as they move from application to commitment stage including key data on source of loan, date of inquiry and other process points
    • Ensure a complete record in LMS on the account including key contacts, project information and impact data.
  3. Support the Portfolio Management team in entering information on current clients and other post close monitoring
    • Coordinate as needed obtaining information necessary.
    • Ensure that Portfolio Management team receives all relevant information for post- close relationship management and that files are complete.
  4. Research and provide updates on nonprofit sectors or environment to inform the lending team on opportunities and risks emerging in certain sectors.
  5. Perform other projects as assigned.

Performance Measures: 

  1. Complete, accurate, and thoughtful analysis and communication of lending risks and mitigants for loan applications.
  2. Proactively seeks solutions to identified issues and challenges relating to loan program implementation.
  3. Timely, accurate and comprehensive analyses and reporting.
  4. Cultivates a culture of openness in information sharing.  Encourages open communication, cooperation, and the sharing of knowledge.
  5. Models personal accountability that promotes ownership and engagement.
  6. Builds and maintains effective working relationships with colleagues, peers and team members.
  7. Values and supports differences in others, contributing to an inclusive work environment.  Demonstrates the ability and willingness to communicate effectively with people of diverse backgrounds and experiences to create a collaborative, collegial, and caring community.
  8. High level of satisfaction with both internal colleagues and external contacts.

Requirements:

Education: Bachelor’s Degree required, preferably in business, accounting or finance or equivalent experience in a similar position. 

Previous Experience: Three years of experience in the areas of accounting, financial analysis, or credit for commercial, industrial and nonprofit organizations required. Ability to perform financial statement analysis including spreading financial statements and assessing cash flow metrics preferred.  

Special Knowledge & Skills:

  1. Analytical and business writing skills required to determine credit risk and to prepare credit presentations.
  2. Experience with commercial real estate or community development collateral and lending a plus.
  3. Proficiency in Microsoft Excel.
  4. Demonstrated interest in nonprofit sector.

Unusual Requirements: Occasional evening and weekend work.

IFF values equity, diversity and inclusion as part of its mission to strengthen nonprofits and the communities they serve.  IFF is an equal opportunity employer.

Compensation:

Compensation is evaluated based on position and experience with great benefits package.

How to Apply:

Applicant must submit a cover letter, resume and salary requirements to careers@iff.org with “Loan Associate” in the subject line of the email.

Deposit Raising Associate Self-Help Federal Credit Union
Oakland, CA
Job Function: Business Development
Posted: July 2, 2018

Background:

Self-Help Federal Credit Union was chartered in 2008 to build a network of branches that serve working families and underserved communities. With 19 branches in California, 3 branches in Illinois, 2 branches in Florida, approximately $680 million in assets, and serving more than 80,000 members and clients, Self-Help Federal is one of the fastest-growing low-income designated credit unions in the country. It is part of the national Self-Help family of non-profit organizations whose collective mission is to create and protect ownership and economic opportunity for all. For 36 years, the Center for Community Self-Help and its affiliates have provided $7.2 billion in financing to help over 121,000 low-wealth borrowers buy homes, start and build businesses, and strengthen community resources. For more information, go to www.self-helpfcu.org and www.self-help.org. We are an equal opportunity employer: SHFCU is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all persons regardless of race, color, class, age, religion (and lack thereof), disability that can reasonably be accommodated, marital status (including domestic partner status), ancestry, nationality, national origin, family status, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, and related medical conditions), other medical condition (physical or mental), AIDS/HIV status, genetic information, sexual identity, gender identification (including transgender status), sexual orientation, and veteran status.

Position Summary:

The Deposit Raising Associate provides day-to-day transactional and operations support to deposit raising efforts of the Investment Associate, as well as support to Area/ Branch management and Call Center staff in their deposit-raising efforts. The objective is to provide impact investors in the credit union with the highest quality of service and satisfaction. 

This is a position that was created out of a need to better steward and support Self-Help depositors and investors. The new hire would work with the Investment Associate on the organization's national deposit raising goals for Self-Help Federal Credit Union. We are looking for someone who ideally has some experience working in CDFIs or social justice organizations, or some background in customer service and/or Operations. The associate would be relationship manager for many of our largest investors in Self-Help and would offer support in account opening, stewardship, and general management of these accounts. There would also be opportunity for growth as our deposit raising arm grows.

Responsibilities:

  • Demonstrate Self-Help's core competencies:
    • Mission and Values
    • Standards of Excellence
    • Teamwork and Collaboration
    • Initiative and Follow-Through
    • Customer Focus
    • Communication
  • Work effectively and cooperatively with the Investment Associate, Branch Operations, and Call Center staff to ensure the highest level of member support is provided for investor deposit members.
  • Ensure quick and accurate responses are made to investor deposit member inquiries from all sources, including:
    • Self-Help Website
    • Self-Help Federal Credit Union secured home banking portal
    • Self-Help Federal Credit Union mobile application chat/portal
    • Meridian Link Online Account Application
    • Email and phone calls
  • Ensure all investor deposit activity is implemented in compliance with Self-Help Federal policies and procedures and in compliance with federal laws and regulations set forth by the National Credit Union Administration and other regulatory agencies.
  • Manage investor deposit activities, including but not limited to: new account openings (including preparing and sending Welcome Packets), renewal requests, payment changes & processing, updating member paperwork with new signers, audit/balance confirmations, statement or tax  duplicate copies, website/online inquiries and trouble-shooting, and annually calling members whose accounts have gone dormant and marked at risk of being escheated.
  • Steward National MSD accounts in coordination with Investment Associate, including:
    • Proactively communicate with depositors about rate changes and regulatory/compliance changes
    • Engage with large MSD accounts (over $50,000) on at least a quarterly basis with audited financials, Self-Help press or news, annual report/impact statement, holiday cards or handwritten notes, creation of reports, or other engagement touchstones.
    • Proactively engage with depositor prior to CD maturity with goal to maintain or increase deposits at every opportunity.
  • Proactively recommend action plans to improve operational policies, procedures and controls, and mitigate controllable losses in operations.
  • Serve as first escalation point for investor deposit member issues, and assist Investment Associate with a resolution of more complex or specialized issues including member complaints, exceptions or requests to speak with management.
  • Assist with the identification/research of and outreach to current and potential investor deposit members.
  • Work on special projects, as needed.

Requirements:

Education and/or Experience:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred
  • At least 1 year relevant experience working in a financial institution or CDFI preferred

Knowledge, Skill and Ability:

  • Knowledge of customer service principles and processes, including customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
  • Strong project management skills – ability to effectively plan, organize, and prioritize multiple tasks and/or projects to meet objectives and deadlines.
  • Excellent communications, customer service, and interpersonal skills; flexible and team player.
  • Maintain knowledge of product trends, industry and financial market trends, and competitive offerings.
  • Analytical (financial and operational data), reporting skills and problem-solving skills.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office suite.
  • Good writer/editor.
  • Excellent problem solving skills.
  • Desire to work in a diverse and team-oriented environment.
  • Interest in social justice and consumer advocacy preferred.

Compensation:

Competitive nonprofit salary, based on experience, plus a generous benefits package that includes health, dental, life insurance, flexible spending plan, retirement plan, and paid parental leave.

How to Apply:

Please apply to our Human Resources Department:

Interested individuals please send a resume and cover letter to cahiringmanager@self-helpfcu.org and reference this job, Deposit Raising Associate in the subject line of your message.

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