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Relationship Manager. Community Development Lending USBank.Community Development Corporation
Chicago, IL
Job Function: Financial Services
Posted: June 25, 2018

Background:

U.S. Bancorp Community Development Corporation (USBCDC) provides tax credit investments, loans, and banking services to organizations and projects that support affordable housing and economic development in underserved communities across the country.

 

UDSBCDC is a subsidiary of USBancorp, 

U.S. Bancorp, with 74,000 employees and $460 billion in assets as of March 31, 2018, is the parent company of U.S. Bank, the fifth-largest bank in the United States. The Minneapolis-based bank blends its branch and ATM network with mobile and online tools that allow customers to bank how, when and where they prefer. U.S. Bank is committed to serving its millions of retail, business, wealth management, payment, commercial and corporate, and investment services customers across the country and around the world as a trusted financial partner, a commitment recognized by the Ethisphere Institute naming the bank a 2018 World’s Most Ethical Company. Visit U.S. Bank online or follow on social media to stay up to date with company 

Position Summary:

The Community Finance Relationship Manager position is part of the Specialty Finance team within USBCDC.  Specialty Finance provides loans, investments, and banking services to Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) Syndicators, Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs), Affordable Housing Consortiums, and to New Markets Tax Credit and Historic Tax Credit transactions.  The Community Finance Relationship Manager will report to the Director of Specialty Finance, and will work closely with staff across the team and department.   

This position, while listed in Chicago, Illinois can be seated in multiple locations. 

Responsibilities:

  • Loan Origination.
  • Business development, structuring, underwriting, and closing loans primarily to LIHTC Syndicators, Affordable Housing Consortiums, and other community development real estate funds.
  • Source new business through establishing and deepening relationships with existing clients, and prospecting new clients.  Partner with USBCDC’s LIHTC Equity team to provide comprehensive capital solutions to customers.
  • Underwrite the financial strength of fund sponsors, the financial strength of fund investors, and the transaction’s overall capital structure.  Where applicable, underwrite the credit quality of a fund’s real estate portfolio.
  • Ensure that subject transactions are underwritten in compliance with U.S. Bank credit policy.
  • Prepare comprehensive written credit memos, and recommend credit approval to USBCDC senior management and USB Credit Risk Management.
  • Negotiate legal documentation with borrowers, in coordination with internal and external legal counsel.
  • Coordinate with USBCDC Deposit & Payment Solutions team to provide banking services and products to customers.
  • Relationship Management
  • Coordinate with portfolio managers and loan servicing team to manage existing relationships, including completion of annual reviews, ongoing covenant compliance, and internal credit audits.

Requirements:

Basic Qualifications 

  • Master's degree, or equivalent work experience 
  • 10 or more years of commercial lending experience 

Preferred Skills/Experience 

  • Strong relationship management and business development/sales skills 
  • Well-developed analytical and problem-solving skills 
  • Considerable knowledge of credit and credit quality 
  • Thorough knowledge of bank products and services 
  • Ability to work effectively with individuals and groups in managing customer relationships 
  • Excellent presentation, verbal and written communication skills

Compensation:

A very competitive salary and bonus structure combined with a strong benefits package

How to Apply:

https://usbank.taleo.net/careersection/10000/jobdetail.ftl?job=180015208&tz=GMT-05%3A00

National Underwriter Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC)
Los Angeles, SFO, NYC or Chicago, NY
Job Function: Lending/Loan Operations
Posted: June 20, 2018

Background:

LISC is a national nonprofit intermediary that provides financial and technical assistance to community-based organizations, public agencies and private nonprofit and for-profit entities focused on the redevelopment of urban neighborhoods and rural communities. The organization works through 31 local offices in urban sites and a national rural program which operates in 44 states. LISC assists its local partners with the development of affordable multifamily and senior and other supportive rental housing, for-sale housing and homeownership initiatives, commercial, retail and economic infrastructure developments, community facilities and various community-building programs such as employment, child care, health care and open space. Please see www.lisc.org for additional information about LISC and its national and local programs.

A core function of LISC is its operation as a loan fund. LISC provides various loan products to a wide array of project types.  All loans are subject to oversight by LISC’s Lending Department.  In 2017, LISC approved $301 million of new loan commitments, and the outstanding loan portfolio at year-end was $350 million. LISC is looking to grow its lending volume in the years ahead.

Position Summary:

LISC is seeking qualified candidates to fill the newly created position of National Underwriter. This position will be part of LISC’s Lending Department and will report to LISC’s Vice President, Business Development or Chief Credit Officer. The National Underwriter will be responsible for providing technical assistance to LISC local program staff and underwriting on behalf of LISC local programs across a wide array of community development product types and asset classes. The National Underwriter will work in concert with Lending and Legal department staff and lending staff in the field and serve as a coordinator of national LISC lending resources. The National Underwriter’s interaction with local program staff will be largely determined by local capacity and the strategic priority of the work at hand. High capacity offices with experienced staff may require structuring and underwriting feedback at certain key junctures, while smaller less experienced offices may require more significant underwriting support. The position will provide customized assistance to local offices across the full range of lending activities, including structuring, underwriting, and closing of LISC loans. 

Responsibilities:

  • Provide technical assistance to local Program Officers that perform primary underwriting in the form of structuring assistance and ancillary underwriting support and guidance concerning compliance with LISC’s underwriting criteria.
  • Serve as primary underwriter for certain local offices and certain transactions, including working with borrowers to structure the transaction, conducting due diligence and financial analyses, and drafting credit memoranda. 
  • Present loan recommendations to LISC’s credit committee and Board of Directors, as applicable.
  • Facilitate loan closings by working with counsel and borrowers on loan documentation and ensuring that all closing conditions have been satisfied.
  • Work with local staff, the Executive Directors and other partners to design new loan products and lending programs and create related marketing, informational and application materials. 
  • Provide technical assistance support to partners to position their organizations to successfully implement more complex real estate developments. 
  • Perform other related duties as needed.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree required; post-graduate degree strongly preferred.
  • Minimum seven years real estate lending or credit review experience at a bank, nonprofit financial intermediary or similar institution.
  • Strong capacity in transaction structuring and underwriting, including ability to analyze financial statements, project development budgets, and project operating pro formas.
  • Familiarity with government subsidies and tax credit programs.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work effectively across the LISC network of local and national programs and affiliates, including the National Equity Fund, Inc. (NEF) and New Markets Support Company (NMSC).
  • Good organizational abilities, including ability to work independently and to manage multiple assignments simultaneously.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills and excellent attention to detail.
  • Willingness to travel.

Compensation:

LISC provides a competitive salary and excellent fringe benefits for this position. Flexibility on geographic location with preference for West Coast. The position is available immediately.

How to Apply:

To apply, please email a cover letter and resume to:

Malini Nayar
Vice President, Business Development
Local Initiatives Support Corporation
501 Seventh Avenue – 7th Floor, New York, New York 10018
mnayar@lisc.org

LISC IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
COMMITTED TO DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION

Housing Underwriter Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC)
New York or Other Location, NY
Job Function: Lending/Loan Operations
Posted: June 20, 2018

Background:

LISC is a national nonprofit intermediary that provides financial and technical assistance to community-based organizations, public agencies and private nonprofit and for-profit entities focused on the redevelopment of urban neighborhoods and rural communities. The organization works through 31 local offices in urban sites and a national rural program which operates in 44 states. LISC assists its local partners with the development of affordable multifamily and senior and other supportive rental housing, for-sale housing and homeownership initiatives, commercial, retail and economic infrastructure developments, community facilities and various community-building programs such as employment, child care, health care and open space. Please see www.lisc.org for additional information about LISC and its national and local programs.

A core function of LISC is its operation as a loan fund. LISC provides various loan products to a wide array of project types.  All loans are subject to oversight by LISC’s Lending Department.  In 2017, LISC approved $301 million of new loan commitments, and the outstanding loan portfolio at year-end was $350 million. LISC is looking to grow its lending volume in the years ahead.

Position Summary:

LISC is seeking candidates for the position of Housing Underwriter in the organization’s Lending Department. The Housing Underwriter will provide technical assistance, and in some instances direct underwriting support, to local Program Officers in the field and serve as primary underwriter for a set of national and regional borrowers that operate in multiple LISC markets. The Housing Underwriter will have deep knowledge of public and private resources available to leverage LISC’s investment and will provide support to strategically deploy LISC’s full array of financing products, including loan products, lines of credit, and tax credit equity, working alongside LISC affiliate National Equity Fund, Inc. (NEF). The Housing Underwriter will report to the Vice President, Business Development or Chief Credit Officer.

Responsibilities:

  • Screen, structure and underwrite financing requests, including analyzing operating performance, historical and projected financial performance, management capacity, organizational structure, and project feasibility for affordable housing projects. 
  • Provide support to local LISC staff on project-specific analysis, deal structuring assistance and underwriting for affordable multifamily rental housing transactions and single family for-sale and rental transactions.
  • Collaborate with internal and external parties (banks, co-lenders, attorneys, etc.) to structure financings including managing intercreditor negotiations; reviewing real estate contracts, leases and due diligence; and identifying and negotiating key risk mitigants including reserves, guarantees and other forms of credit enhancement.
  • Present loan recommendations to LISC’s Credit Committee and the Board of Directors, as necessary, and manage the closing process with in-house and external counsel.
  • Provide technical assistance to internal LISC staff on project planning, development models and financing options. 
  • Coordinate internal and external relationships that are critical to growth of the housing lending portfolio including relationships with LISC Housing and LISC Policy staff and other national and local staff, originators of Low Income Housing Tax Credit transactions via LISC affiliate NEF, financial institutions and other program partners.
  • Work with LISC management and LISC Housing to develop strategic collaborations with public sector agencies at the local, state, and federal levels that leverage LISC’s capabilities and national platform.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in business, finance, real estate or related fields. Master’s degree preferred.
  • At least 7 years of demonstrated experience with housing and community development and/or multifamily real estate development is preferred, including project financing, market analysis, deal structuring, and financial analysis. 
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple, complex transactions at various stages and coordinate with multiple internal and external parties to meet approval and closing deadlines.
  • Deep knowledge of financing products such as predevelopment, acquisition, construction, bridge and permanent loans; lines of credit; and tax credit equity.
  • Strong understanding of and experience with community development financial models, including but not limited to low income housing tax credit investments, new markets mixed use tax credit investments, tax-exempt bonds and federal, state and city subsidy programs, including HUD programs.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Highly detail-oriented.
  • Demonstrated interest in LISC’s community development mission.

Compensation:

LISC provides a competitive salary and excellent fringe benefits for this position. Flexibility on geographic location.

How to Apply:

The position is available immediately. 

To apply, please email a cover letter and resume to:

Malini Nayar
Vice President, Business Development
Local Initiatives Support Corporation
501 Seventh Avenue, 7th Floor
New York, NY 10018
Email: mnayar@lisc.org

LISC IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
COMMITTED TO DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION

Strategic Communication Coordinator Fahe
Berea, KY
Job Function: Marketing/PR
Posted: June 13, 2018

Background:

Want to make a difference? Fahe is on a mission to eliminate persistent poverty in Appalachia. Our unique collaborative model connects a Network of local, regional, and national leaders, all working together to uplift our nation’s rural places. 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:

This entry-level position has two primary responsibilities – first to coordinate the workflow of  Fahe’s Strategic Communication Team which is responsible for Communication, Development, Marketing both digital and traditional, Advertising, Public Relations, Research, Evaluation, and Graphic Design. Secondly, this position will be create and maintain project-based schedules, fielding work requests from the company at large. In addition, the position will have the opportunity to learn more and participate in a number of special interest areas related to the fields described above.

The ideal candidate will

  1. Be an eager learner who enjoys new challenges
  2. Demonstrate superb organization skills
  3. Exhibit strong interpersonal communication skills and the capacity to work constructively and teams
  4. Have the ability to write in a clear, error-free manner.

Responsibilities:

  • Serves as initial point of contact for company-wide requests
  • Manages workflow, tracks deadlines, and coordinates departmental priorities
  • Creates and manages processes for updating materials
  • Assists with administrative tasks as needed to include: scheduling, travel logistics, taking notes, preparing reports
  • Demonstrates superb communication skills, including Customer Service, assuring effective internal communication, developing professional relationships with stakeholders, and writing clearly for multiple audiences.

Requirements:

Requirements for this position include:

  • Excellent customer service approach with ability to multi-task;
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively;
  • Articulate; Self-motivated
  • Strong organizational skills with strict attention to detail;
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills;
  • Demonstrate a professional demeanor;
  • Ability to retain and adapt within a consistently changing environment;
  • Knowledge and proficiency working with MS Office applications; and
  • Passion for Fahe’s mission.

Preferred Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Communication, Marketing, or a related field, previous experience a plus but not necessary

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 and cover letter to hr@fahe.org or mail to Fahe/ATTN: Human Resources; 319 Oak Street; Berea, KY  40403.

Director Access APlus Capital Access + Captial
Fresno, CA
Job Function: Finance
Posted: May 2, 2018

Background:

Fresno EOC. We are a non-profit loan fund that helps small business owners by offering affordable financing and providing business advisory training. 

OUR MISSION

At Access Plus Capital we envision an economically prosperous Central California powered by entrepreneurs. 

Our mission is to finance small businesses and create jobs in underserved communities. 

 

Position Summary:

The Director of Access Plus Capital reports to the Chief Executive Officer of Access Plus Capital and is responsible for the company's day-to-day operating activities, including supervising Credit, Underwriting, Data Processing, Portfolio Management and Business Development team and to sustain and grow the company.

Assist in the fulfillment of the agency's vision by empowering individuals who thrive as healthy, self-sufficient and contributing members of our communities.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Supervise Credit/Processing, Business Development, and Portfolio Management departments, overseeing development of goals and measurement of key performance indicators.
  • Develop and implement strategic plans to increase efficiency and effectiveness of agency operations.
  • Maintain knowledge of laws, regulations, and guidelines within the banking/Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) industry to ensure compliance with regulatory agencies and organizations.
  • Develop, establish, and direct execution of operating policies and procedures to support overall company policies and objectives.
  • Direct company operations to meet budget and other financial goals.
  • Advise the CEO on the Board Agenda items.
  • Direct short-term and long-range planning and budget development to support strategic business goals.
  • Review, monitor and evaluate internal financial management and budget controls of program expenditures.
  • Establish the performance goals, allocate resources, and assess policies for senior management.
  • Demonstrate successful execution of business strategies for company products and services.
  • Direct and participate in acquisition of growth activities to support overall business objectives and plans.
  • Manage portfolio review and collections activities.
  • Manage loan write-offs and troubled assets including repossession and liquidation of collateral as well as working with agency attorneys on legal actions required for loan recovery.
  • Manage the agency’s information technology implementation, administering various lender portals and IT vendor contracts.
  • Participate in capital market development, including participation in workshops, bank meetings, analyst meetings, etc. 
  • Represent the program before funding source Boards and committees.
  • Participate in the Fresno EOC Directors meeting.
  • Attend Business related conferences and seminars on behalf of the CEO.
  • Recruit, train, supervise, and evaluate program staff.  Assures a safe, productive, organized, respectful, and instructive work/service environment.
  • Travels for agency business using personal vehicle.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Requirements:

To execute this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

EXPERIENCE

  • At least five (5) years of experience, with three (3) in senior level position, in a bank, credit union or some other financial institution.
  • At least three (3) years’ experience of budgeting, business development and strategic development.
  • At least three (3) years’ experience in understanding Small Business’ Financial Statements.
  • At least three (3) years’ experience with managing lending operations including business development, underwriting, loan processing, and/or portfolio management.
  • Experience and working knowledge of Small Business Administration (SBA) programs including SBA Micro, 7a, and/or 504.

 

Compensation:

Salary $6,794 - $7,184/MONTH or DOE

How to Apply:

www.fresnoeoc.org/careers

Director, Business Advising Pacific Community Ventures
San Francisco, CA
Job Function: Business Development
Posted: April 30, 2018

Background:

Pacific Community Ventures is a nonprofit social enterprise and community development financial institution (CDFI) with a 20-year track record of empowering small businesses, mission investors, and policymakers to create good quality jobs for working people and build an economy that works for everyone. Our programs strengthen small businesses and strengthen communities.

PCV’s BusinessAdvising.org is an award-winning national small business mentoring platform that connects entrepreneurs with pro-bono advisors. We target diverse entrepreneurs working in economically underserved communities and pair them with volunteer business advisors from major banks, consulting firms, and Fortune 500 companies who provide free tailored, confidential assistance to help people meet small business challenges and seize new opportunities. Over the past decade we’ve helped thousands of small businesses thrive, grow, and create tens of thousands of good local jobs.

BusinessAdvising.org is supported by revenue-generating partnerships with organizations like Google, Capital One, PayPal, Opportunity Fund, and eBay, enabling us to reach more small business owners and advisors than we could ever do on our own.

BusinessAdvising.org combines technology with personal interaction. Leveraging our advanced matching algorithm and cloud-based platform lets us work with thousands of people cost effectively. Personal connections drive repeat engagement and high levels of satisfaction, generating commitment and loyalty. Small businesses working with BusinessAdvising.org increase their annual revenue by 20% on average, and add jobs at ten times the national rate.

Position Summary:

Do you believe in the power of small businesses to strengthen communities and create good local jobs? Do you thrive on developing new business partnerships that will make the world a better place?

Then you just might be the person PCV is seeking! The Director of PCV’s BusinessAdvising.org program is a newly-created position charged with leading and growing our unique and innovative small business mentoring platform. BusinessAdvising.org has been growing by 20%–40% annually for three years, and is now serving almost 400 small business owners across the country each year with a network of over 1,000 volunteer advisors. The growth has largely been driven by partnerships with other community lenders, economic development agencies, and corporations like PayPal, eBay, and Google.

The Director will lead our BusinessAdvising.org team, manage existing partnerships, work closely with the President and CEO to develop new revenue-generating partnerships, and continuously improve the BusinessAdvising.org model, enabling us to serve thousands of small business owners across the country.

Responsibilities:

  • Cultivate and manage partnerships, including:
    • Tracking progress and delivering on partnership goals
    • Collaborating with Marketing on communication to attract and retain small businesses and volunteer advisors
    • Collaborating with PCV InSight to capture and report on impact metrics
    • Managing partner relationships to ensure satisfaction and repeat engagements
  • Conducting business development to secure new paid partnerships, including:
    • Recommending product options and pricing to meet partner needs
    • Developing pitch decks and presenting to prospective partners
    • Collaborating with Marketing on communication and lead generation strategies to attract new fee-for-service clients
    • Capturing learnings from past engagements to inform “who and what we sell”
    • Representing the organization at local events
  • Manage the team
    • Develop clear responsibilities for manager and associate, and help them develop in their careers
    • Create people strategy to efficiently serve small businesses and advisors as we scale.
  • Oversee and continually improve the model, including:
    • Recruitment and delivery model and metrics for both small business owners and volunteer advisors
    • Developing strategies for reaching and better serving the needs of minority-led small businesses and other underserved entrepreneurs
    • Testing new approaches to foster positive outcomes among small business owners, including ways a good jobs focus can drive better financial results for business owners
    • Financial modeling and projections
    • Marketing strategies and metrics, in collaboration with Director of Marketing and Communications
    • Impact tracking technology, methodology, and execution, in collaboration with PCV InSight team
    • Technology strategy

Requirements:

  • 8+ years of work experience, including at least 2 years in a business development role
  • Successful track record of large client acquisition and retention in a B2B, service-oriented industry
  • Strong networking and relationship-building skills
  • Outstanding people leader
  • Strategic and data-driven decisionmaker who embraces technology
  • Models PCV’s core values:
    • Coming from a place of yes
    • Living our mission
    • Oriented towards transparency
    • Seeking collaboration
    • Exhibiting empathy
  • Fluency in Spanish is highly desired
  • Experience in working with small businesses and/or community economic development is a plus
  • Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree required, masters preferred

Compensation:

Competitive with excellent benefits for full-time employees including: health and dental insurance, paid time off and holidays.

How to Apply:

To apply for this position, send a resume and cover letter to: HR@pcvmail.org. Please include the title of Director, Business Advising in the subject of your email.

 

We aim to be a diverse and inclusive place to work. We value new perspectives, original ideas and different ways of working. We believe that diverse views and experiences improve the way we do our work. PCV is an equal opportunity employer; applicants are considered for all roles without regard to race, color, religious creed, sex, national origin, citizenship status, age, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, marital, parental, veteran or military status, unfavorable military discharge, or any other status protected by applicable federal, state or local law.

President & CEO NeighborWorks Sacramento Region
Sacramento, CA
Job Function: Other
Posted: February 28, 2018

Background:

Founded by a small group of residents who wanted to improve their distressed neighborhood, Sacramento Neighborhood Housing Services was created in 1987, serving four neighborhoods in Sacramento. Now doing business as NeighborWorks® HomeOwnership Center Sacramento Region (NeighborWorks® Sacramento Region), the organization has changed and grown through the years.  Today, we serve an 11-county region with a wide range of program offerings.  The heart of our mission remains the same: to provide opportunities for successful homeownership and strong communities through quality education, affordable lending, supportive partnership and dedicated community leadership.

NeighborWorks® Sacramento Region seeks to support the long-term financial success of homeowners and create stronger communities that benefit all residents, regardless of income.  Our programs range from Community Impact, Education & Housing Counseling, Down Payment Assistance Program Lending, and Loan Servicing to Real Estate Development, including a Mutual Self-Help Housing Program. 

Certifications and Awards:  

  • NeighborWorks® Sacramento Region is a certified Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) through the Department of Treasury and holds a mortgage lending & loan servicing license through the California Department of Business & Oversight. 
  • Since 1995, we have been a HUD approved Housing Counseling Agency.  
  • In 2017, we were designated as a Community Housing Development Organization with the State of California, and are a provider of affordable housing in our region through the operation of a Mutual Self Help Program and the acquisition and rehab of distressed properties.  
  • We are an exemplary rated organization within the NeighborWorks America network and have maintained clean audits since the inception of the organization.  
  • NeighborWorks® Sacramento has been recognized as non-profit of year by the Sacramento Regional Foundation and is a past awardee of the Community Builder Award by Bank of America. 

NeighborWorks® Sacramento Region is governed by a 10-member Board of Directors.  Our 2018 annual operating budget is approximately $2.6M, with main sources of revenue from private & corporate donations, grants, service contracts and earned income.  We employ 22 people at our owned building near downtown Sacramento. Additional information about the organization can be found at https://www.nwsac.org.

The incoming CEO will succeed Pam Canada who will be retiring in late April from NeighborWorks® Sacramento Region after over 22 years of exceptional leadership and service to the community.  Her successor will assume the leadership of an outstanding organization serving the region with experienced staff and a strong leadership team.

Position Summary:

Reporting to the Board of Directors, the President & CEO (CEO) provides direction and leadership for the organization’s mission and vision, represents and speaks for the organization and our work, and oversees the implementation of the strategic and annual plans.  The next executive will inherit an organization with a legacy of service to the community and a committed staff, strong leadership team, fiscally strong, and a solid governing board.  In addition to the CEO, the leadership team includes the Senior Vice President/COO, Community Impact Director, and Director of Real Estate Development.

Responsibilities:

The new CEO will be a leader with keen intellect, initiative, integrity and flexibility to address the practicalities of a growing, diversified and complex nonprofit. CEO responsibilities include:  

  • Strategic Planning:  Provide visionary and strategic leadership to advance the strategic plan, translate the vision into measurable strategies and actions, and ensure that resources are in place to support the vision and expand successful programs. 
  • External Leadership:  Cultivate and steward relationships with business leaders, public officials, local and national leaders, and community residents; advocate for needed affordable housing and community development policies; and oversee the marketing and promotion of services to the communities we serve.
  • Resource Development: Advance a resource development plan that aligns with strategic priorities and serve as the chief fundraiser for NeighborWorks® Sacramento Region’s annual operations and capital needs, involving the Board of Trustees and Board of Directors appropriately.  Steward existing funding sources, as well as cultivate and successfully close new funding streams.  
  • Communication and Marketing:  Oversee the development of a communications and marketing plan to raise the visibility and awareness of NeighborWorks® Sacramento Region within the existing service area. 
  • Management:  Working with the Board and Business committee, set organizational direction that will continue to strengthen and maintain our programs. Refine policies and implement changes aimed at continued operational excellence in program delivery.  Manage internal operations toward optimal effectiveness.  Manage staff, finances, and other infrastructure resources to support continued, sustainable growth.
  • Board & Staff Engagement: Establish an organizational tone which encourages open communication and teamwork while stressing measurable results and accountability. Lead by example while promoting collaboration and leadership development among staff, volunteers, board members and other key stakeholders.  Work with the Board to support strategic planning and effective governance.  

The near-term priorities for the first 12 – 18 months of the new executive’s tenure include:

  • Understand the business model and programmatic complexities of NeighborWorks® Sacramento as well as the housing and community development needs of individuals and families in our 11-county region;
  • Establish internal visibility and external presence as the new face of NeighborWorks® Sacramento;
  • Closely monitor federal grants and other commitments and formulate contingency plans for changes in federal priorities;
  • Build strong working relationships with the Boards of Directors and Trustees, staff, funders, community partners, public officials, and external stakeholders; 
  • Assess current staff and organizational lines of business and make appropriate recommendations to reflect changing market conditions; and
  • Advance the strategic plan in collaboration with the Board of Directors and staff, and formulate any needed refinements to the plan, based on the new CEO’s goals and strengths that will increase mission impact and ensure organizational and financial sustainability.

Requirements:

Ideal candidates for this position will reflect NeighborWorks® Sacramento Region’s core values, will demonstrate an ability to quickly integrate into the community, and will serve as an engaged, inspiring, and innovative leader.  Candidates will bring a variety of experiences, skills and attributes to NeighborWorks® Sacramento Region:

  • Commitment to the mission and dedication to community-based development and engagement.
  • Ten or more years’ executive (C-Suite/CEO) management experience in a similar or related environment.
  • Five or more years’ experience with residential lending, affordable housing, real estate development, and/or economic development.
  • Knowledge of affordable housing and community development programs including, but not limited to the housing counseling, down payment assistance and mortgage lending programs, real estate development and other programs utilized to support community development and affordable housing
  • Public policy experience and advocacy skills, including local, state and federal government contacts which can be called upon when needed
  • Exceptional interpersonal and networking skills, strong written and verbal communication skills, and the ability to interact with diverse audiences from community members to public officials.
  • Track record of identifying and securing private and public funding through fundraising and government relations
  • History of growing enterprises within the realities of limited resources 
  • Proven business acumen and experience with successful administrative and fiscal management, budgeting, and operations; strong analytic skills; understanding of legal and tax implications for nonprofits a plus.
  • Innovative executive who capably manages competing demands with an empowering, respectful, and inclusive leadership style and a successful track record of collaboratively managing and supporting staff.  
  • Experience working with or serving on a nonprofit Board of Directors; ability to be a resource and strategic partner to the Senior Management Team and Board. 
  • Engaging, trustworthy, ethical, politically savvy leadership with a sense of humor.
  • Bachelor’s degree or graduate degree a plus.
  • Valid driver’s license, safe driving record, and ability to use personal vehicle (with current insurance) for NeighborWorks® Sacramento Region business.
  • Willingness to travel within California and nationally.

Compensation:

Salary will be competitive and commensurate with experience. NeighborWorks® Sacramento Region’s benefits include health insurance allowance, life insurance, retirement plan, as well as holidays and paid time off.

How to Apply:

To apply, e-mail your resume, a detailed cover letter, and your salary requirements  to: NWSacramento@raffa.com.  (E-mail applications are required.)  For other inquiries, contact David Erickson-Pearson, Senior Consultant at dericksonpearson@raffa.com. Resume reviews begin immediately.

NeighborWorks® Sacramento Region is an Equal Opportunity Employer and makes its hiring decisions without regard for race, ethnicity, gender or sexual orientation.

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.

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