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Deposit Raising Self-Help
Durham, NC
Job Function: Intern/Work Study
Posted: January 24, 2019

Background:

The Organization:
Self-Help is a leading national community development financial institution (CDFI) headquartered in Durham, NC. Founded in 1980, Self-Help has provided over $7 billion in financing to 131,000 families, individuals and businesses underserved by traditional financial institutions. It helps drive economic development and strengthen communities by financing hundreds of homebuyers each year, as well as nonprofits, child care centers, community health facilities, public charter schools, and residential and commercial real estate projects. The Self-Help family of non-profit organizations includes North Carolina’s Self-Help Credit Union, Self-Help Federal Credit Union, Self-Help Ventures Fund and the Center for Responsible Lending, a national policy and advocacy organization addressing abusive lending practices. Through its credit union network, Self-Help serves over 129,000 people in North Carolina, California, Chicago and Florida and offers a full range of financial products and services. Learn more at www.self-help.org, www.self-helpfcu.org and www.responsiblelending.org.

Position Summary:

Internship Program:
Self-Help/CRL offers a 10 week summer internship program that is designed to give students valuable experience in a professional setting while broadening their knowledge of Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFI’s). Along with each specific intern project, the intern will participate in a series of brownbag lunches to learn more about Self-Help and the Community Development industry as a whole. Interns will also be given the opportunity to network with one another and other Self-Helpers through a variety of planned events.

Internship Description:
The purpose of this internship is to design and implement tactics for engagement with existing SHCU membership with the objective of increasing their share of deposits in the Jacksonville trade area.

Responsibilities:

Essential Responsibilities:
Develop an understanding of community development financial institution and our role in creating economic opportunity, especially in underserved communities.
Identify and develop qualifications criteria for segmenting membership to be reached.
Design a script for telephone engagement.
Execute on call outreach and follow-up tactics.
Identify subjects of interest for engagement from membership.
Produce a report detailing opportunities for follow-up.
Document this process so it can be replicated later.

Requirements:

Minimum Qualifications:
Self-confidence and strong communication skills.
Analytical and problem-solving skills.
organizational skills.
Excellent interpersonal skills.
Ability to organize information and professionally document events.
Collaborative demeanor/team player.

Physical Requirements:
Frequently requires use of manual dexterity and repetitive motions, primarily with the wrists, hands, and/or fingers. Must be able to occasionally lift and exert force of up to 10 pounds.

Location:
Jacksonville, Florida, United States of America and Durham, North Carolina, United States of America
Candidate may have the option to work remotely

Compensation:

TBD

How to Apply:

Application:
Please submit a thoughtful cover letter describing why you are interested in this internship and a resume to internships@self-help.org with the internship title as the subject by February 26, 2019.

Self-Help is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all persons regardless of race, color, class, age, gender, religion, disability that can be accommodated, marital status, ancestry, nationality, family status or sexual orientation.

Commercial Lending Intern: Residential Real Estate Investor Lending Self-Help
Durham, NC
Job Function: Intern/Work Study
Posted: January 24, 2019

Background:

The Organization:
Self-Help is a leading national community development financial institution (CDFI) headquartered in Durham, NC. Founded in 1980, Self-Help has provided over $7 billion in financing to 131,000 families, individuals and businesses underserved by traditional financial institutions. It helps drive economic development and strengthen communities by financing hundreds of homebuyers each year, as well as nonprofits, child care centers, community health facilities, public charter schools, and residential and commercial real estate projects. The Self-Help family of non-profit organizations includes North Carolina’s Self-Help Credit Union, Self-Help Federal Credit Union, Self-Help Ventures Fund and the Center for Responsible Lending, a national policy and advocacy organization addressing abusive lending practices. Through its credit union network, Self-Help serves over 129,000 people in North Carolina, California, Chicago and Florida and offers a full range of financial products and services. Learn more at www.self-help.org, www.self-helpfcu.org and www.responsiblelending.org.

Position Summary:

Internship Program:
Self-Help/CRL offers a 10 week summer internship program that is designed to give students valuable experience in a professional setting while broadening their knowledge of Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFI’s). Along with each specific intern project, the intern will participate in a series of brownbag lunches to learn more about Self-Help and the Community Development industry as a whole. Interns will also be given the opportunity to network with one another and other Self-Helpers through a variety of planned events.

Internship Description:
Self-Help continues to grow its lending to small investors and developers for mixed use, multifamily, and single family residential projects. The intern will manage a series of projects to help the Commercial Lending Team learn from its lending to date, adjust product offerings, and determine how to responsibly grow this sector, particularly in the Chicagoland area.

Responsibilities:

Essential Responsibilities:
Benchmark typical operating expenses for small multifamily and mixed use properties, using appraisals and tax returns from Self-Help’s portfolio
Catalog standard market practices, including products and terms when possible, for these types of loans by other lenders in the marketplace. (E.g., when are reserve accounts required, what types of inspections are typically required.)
Assist in developing loan product for small developers of single family homes by researching similar products offered by CDFIs, modeling pricing, and collating analysis into recommendations
Develop a tool to help assess locations for small multifamily and mixed use investor loans.

Requirements:

Minimum Qualifications:
Strong research skills; ability to communicate orally with diverse populations; ability to collate information into clear written documents and recommendations; financial analysis skills

Desired Qualifications:
Understanding of finance industry and lending, particularly to small real estate projects/developers

Physical Requirements:
Frequently requires use of manual dexterity and repetitive motions, primarily with the wrists, hands, and/or fingers. Must be able to occasionally lift and exert force of up to 10 pounds.

Location:
Chicago, Illinois, United States of America
Candidate may have the option to work remotely

Compensation:

TBD

How to Apply:

Application:
Please submit a thoughtful cover letter describing why you are interested in this internship and a resume to internships@self-help.org with the internship title as the subject by February 26, 2019.

Self-Help is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all persons regardless of race, color, class, age, gender, religion, disability that can be accommodated, marital status, ancestry, nationality, family status or sexual orientation.

Real Estate Intern Self-Help
Durham, NC
Job Function: Intern/Work Study
Posted: January 24, 2019

Background:

The Organization:
Self-Help is a leading national community development financial institution (CDFI) headquartered in Durham, NC. Founded in 1980, Self-Help has provided over $7 billion in financing to 131,000 families, individuals and businesses underserved by traditional financial institutions. It helps drive economic development and strengthen communities by financing hundreds of homebuyers each year, as well as nonprofits, child care centers, community health facilities, public charter schools, and residential and commercial real estate projects. The Self-Help family of non-profit organizations includes North Carolina’s Self-Help Credit Union, Self-Help Federal Credit Union, Self-Help Ventures Fund and the Center for Responsible Lending, a national policy and advocacy organization addressing abusive lending practices. Through its credit union network, Self-Help serves over 129,000 people in North Carolina, California, Chicago and Florida and offers a full range of financial products and services. Learn more at www.self-help.org, www.self-helpfcu.org and www.responsiblelending.org.

Position Summary:

Internship Program:
Self-Help/CRL offers a 10 week summer internship program that is designed to give students valuable experience in a professional setting while broadening their knowledge of Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFI’s). Along with each specific intern project, the intern will participate in a series of brownbag lunches to learn more about Self-Help and the Community Development industry as a whole. Interns will also be given the opportunity to network with one another and other Self-Helpers through a variety of planned events.

Internship Description: The Real Estate team will be working to advance several projects in 2019 at Revolution Mill, a 500,000+ square foot historic mixed-use development in Greensboro (www.revolutionmillgreensboro.com). The Real Estate Intern's tasks will be related to feasibility research, analysis for commercial real estate development, and Community outreach and engagement. The intern should be able to complete most of the following types of tasks with minimal training by the supervisor:

Responsibilities:

Essential Responsibilities:
Actively support pre-development and development work for the 45-acre mixed-use campus including;
Research and pursue a comprehensive rezoning strategy for the campus to accommodate future phase uses.
Conduct market research for various building programs to demonstrate area supply, demand, and expected rents for future phase development.
Analyze a building for key development and programmatic considerations (i.e. determine what size of building could be built on a site given the acreage, topographic conditions, zoning or design guidelines, and parking minimums.)
Investigate the financial feasibility of a project by building “back of the envelope” and Excel financial models, where appropriate.
Provide support work to projects including Greenway development, placemaking, leasing, and asset management.
· With Self-Help staff, attend and participate in meetings with consultants, tenants or prospective tenants, stakeholders, or community members (i.e. you may prepare prospect lists and help to arrange meetings with local business owners.)
Evaluate and synthesize existing community plans in order to inform development strategies for the neighborhoods in which Self-Help works.
Compile and analyze demographic data at regional, city and neighborhood levels. Prepare plans and procedures for targeted Community outreach and engagement.
Communicate effectively and respectfully with community groups and Self-Help partners.

Requirements:

Minimum Qualifications:
Working knowledge of the principles and practices of mixed-use development projects.
Basic understanding of financing sources for development projects, including debt, equity, and subsidies such as the Historic Tax Credits and the New Markets Tax Credit program.
Familiarity with the Greensboro/Triad real estate market.

Desired Qualifications:
Classroom or working experience conducting market research and analysis for office, retail, hospitality, and multifamily residential projects.
Classroom or working experience developing pro forma financial models for real estate projects.

Physical Requirements:
Frequently requires use of manual dexterity and repetitive motions, primarily with the wrists, hands, and/or fingers. Must be able to occasionally lift and exert force of up to 10 pounds.

Location:
Greensboro, North Carolina, United States of America
Candidate may have the option to work remotely

Compensation:

TBD

How to Apply:

Application:
Please submit a thoughtful cover letter describing why you are interested in this internship and a resume to internships@self-help.org with the internship title as the subject by February 26, 2019.

Self-Help is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all persons regardless of race, color, class, age, gender, religion, disability that can be accommodated, marital status, ancestry, nationality, family status or sexual orientation.

Research Associate Intern Self-Help
Durham, NC
Job Function: Intern/Work Study
Posted: January 24, 2019

Background:

The Organization:
Self-Help is a leading national community development financial institution (CDFI) headquartered in Durham, NC. Founded in 1980, Self-Help has provided over $7 billion in financing to 131,000 families, individuals and businesses underserved by traditional financial institutions. It helps drive economic development and strengthen communities by financing hundreds of homebuyers each year, as well as nonprofits, child care centers, community health facilities, public charter schools, and residential and commercial real estate projects. The Self-Help family of non-profit organizations includes North Carolina’s Self-Help Credit Union, Self-Help Federal Credit Union, Self-Help Ventures Fund and the Center for Responsible Lending, a national policy and advocacy organization addressing abusive lending practices. Through its credit union network, Self-Help serves over 129,000 people in North Carolina, California, Chicago and Florida and offers a full range of financial products and services. Learn more at www.self-help.org, www.self-helpfcu.org and www.responsiblelending.org.

Position Summary:

Internship Program:
Self-Help/CRL offers a 10 week summer internship program that is designed to give students valuable experience in a professional setting while broadening their knowledge of Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFI’s). Along with each specific intern project, the intern will participate in a series of brownbag lunches to learn more about Self-Help and the Community Development industry as a whole. Interns will also be given the opportunity to network with one another and other Self-Helpers through a variety of planned events.

Internship Description:
Self-Help is partnering with a large religious denomination that is working to organize a faith-based credit union. The Research Associate will conduct and analyze market research to help identify specific markets and target churches. assist in the development of communication programs that effectively promotes the credit union formation through social media, newsletters, emails, etc.; build and maintain lists and reports related to marketing and business development; assists on assigned marketing projects within scope, timeline and budget; and help monitor internal and external resources to meet assigned objectives.

Responsibilities:

Essential Responsibilities:
Assist in the development of communication programs that effectively promotes the credit union formation through social media, newsletters, emails, etc.; build and maintain lists and reports related to marketing and business development; assists on assigned marketing projects within scope, timeline and budget; and help monitor internal and external resources to meet assigned objectives.

Requirements:

Minimum Qualifications:
Familiarity with Microsoft Office Suite
Excellent written and interpersonal communication skills
Experience using social media for brand growth / awareness
Customer service experience

Desired Qualifications:
Project Management experience

Physical Requirements:
Frequently requires use of manual dexterity and repetitive motions, primarily with the wrists, hands, and/or fingers. Must be able to occasionally lift and exert force of up to 10 pounds.

Location:
Durham, North Carolina, United States of America
Candidate may have the option to work remotely

Compensation:

TBD

How to Apply:

Application:
Please submit a thoughtful cover letter describing why you are interested in this internship and a resume to internships@self-help.org with the internship title as the subject by February 26, 2019.

Self-Help is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all persons regardless of race, color, class, age, gender, religion, disability that can be accommodated, marital status, ancestry, nationality, family status or sexual orientation.

Charter School Sector Intern Self-Help
Durham, NC
Job Function: Intern/Work Study
Posted: January 24, 2019

Background:

The Organization:
Self-Help is a leading national community development financial institution (CDFI) headquartered in Durham, NC. Founded in 1980, Self-Help has provided over $7 billion in financing to 131,000 families, individuals and businesses underserved by traditional financial institutions. It helps drive economic development and strengthen communities by financing hundreds of homebuyers each year, as well as nonprofits, child care centers, community health facilities, public charter schools, and residential and commercial real estate projects. The Self-Help family of non-profit organizations includes North Carolina’s Self-Help Credit Union, Self-Help Federal Credit Union, Self-Help Ventures Fund and the Center for Responsible Lending, a national policy and advocacy organization addressing abusive lending practices. Through its credit union network, Self-Help serves over 129,000 people in North Carolina, California, Chicago and Florida and offers a full range of financial products and services. Learn more at www.self-help.org, www.self-helpfcu.org and www.responsiblelending.org.

Position Summary:

Internship Program:
Self-Help/CRL offers a 10 week summer internship program that is designed to give students valuable experience in a professional setting while broadening their knowledge of Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFI’s). Along with each specific intern project, the intern will participate in a series of brownbag lunches to learn more about Self-Help and the Community Development industry as a whole. Interns will also be given the opportunity to network with one another and other Self-Helpers through a variety of planned events.

Internship Description:
Self-Help has supported high-quality public charter schools since 1998 through loans for facilities. As a CDFI, we specifically target schools that serve low-income communities, people of color, and other student groups that are not well-served by local school districts.

The Charter School Sector Intern will gain real-world experience in the community development finance industry while supporting the charter school sector on Self-Help’s Commercial Lending Team through various projects. Over the course of the ten weeks, the Charter School Sector Intern will gain experience in charter school facilities finance, marketing/ communications, and education policy. There may also be opportunities for travel within North Carolina.

Responsibilities:

Essential Responsibilities:
Analyze the national charter school financing landscape to help the team understand competitive products in Self-Help’s target markets.
Research charter school policy updates in Self-Help’s target markets and help the Sector Leader develop a strategy for outreach in new markets.
Support the initial review of charter school loan requests.
Other projects as assigned.

Requirements:

Minimum Qualifications:
Strong written and verbal communication skills
Self-initiative and responsiveness to feedback

Desired Qualifications:
Experience with market or policy research
Experience with accounting and finance
Experience in and/or demonstrated interest in primary and secondary education

Physical Requirements:
Frequently requires use of manual dexterity and repetitive motions, primarily with the wrists, hands, and/or fingers. Must be able to occasionally lift and exert force of up to 10 pounds.

Location:
Durham, North Carolina, United States of America
Candidate may have the option to work remotely.

Compensation:

TBD

How to Apply:

Application:
Please submit a thoughtful cover letter describing why you are interested in this internship and a resume to internships@self-help.org with the internship title as the subject by February 26, 2019.

Self-Help is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all persons regardless of race, color, class, age, gender, religion, disability that can be accommodated, marital status, ancestry, nationality, family status or sexual orientation.

Clean Energy Intern Self-Help
Durham, NC
Job Function: Intern/Work Study
Posted: January 24, 2019

Background:

The Organization:
Self-Help is a leading national community development financial institution (CDFI) headquartered in Durham, NC. Founded in 1980, Self-Help has provided over $7 billion in financing to 131,000 families, individuals and businesses underserved by traditional financial institutions. It helps drive economic development and strengthen communities by financing hundreds of homebuyers each year, as well as nonprofits, child care centers, community health facilities, public charter schools, and residential and commercial real estate projects. The Self-Help family of non-profit organizations includes North Carolina’s Self-Help Credit Union, Self-Help Federal Credit Union, Self-Help Ventures Fund and the Center for Responsible Lending, a national policy and advocacy organization addressing abusive lending practices. Through its credit union network, Self-Help serves over 129,000 people in North Carolina, California, Chicago and Florida and offers a full range of financial products and services. Learn more at www.self-help.org, www.self-helpfcu.org and www.responsiblelending.org.

Position Summary:

Internship Program:
Self-Help/CRL offers a 10 week summer internship program that is designed to give students valuable experience in a professional setting while broadening their knowledge of Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFI’s). Along with each specific intern project, the intern will participate in a series of brownbag lunches to learn more about Self-Help and the Community Development industry as a whole. Interns will also be given the opportunity to network with one another and other Self-Helpers through a variety of planned events.

Internship Description:
The Clean Energy Intern will help grow Self-Help’s capacity in the Clean Energy Sector through 1) assisting development of renewable energy projects benefitting low income communities in Chicago and North Carolina and 2) conducting research on barriers faced by entrepreneurs of color in the renewable energy & energy efficiency markets.

Responsibilities:

Essential Responsibilities:
Serve as an integral member of the development teams for Community Solar and Solar + Energy Storage projects, assisting in 1) project management, 2) establishing and tracking metrics for performance and community outcomes and 3) evaluating opportunities for future lending, integrating Self-Help’s previous energy lending experience, regulatory framework and lending procedures.
Conduct primary and secondary research on the barriers entrepreneurs of color face in creating successful ventures in the renewable energy and energy efficiency sectors. Research will both build upon established Self-Help networks and employ new outreach, informing Self-Help’s approach to better connect and serve minority led clean energy developers and businesses.

Requirements:

Minimum Qualifications:
Strong quantitative, communication and project management skills
Working knowledge of financial modeling and business financial analysis
Working knowledge of renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies
Motivated to serve the needs of low-wealth communities and individuals underrepresented in clean energy including people of color and women.
Desire to work collaboratively in a racially and socially diverse organization

Desired Qualifications:
Demonstrated ability to learn and apply new skills quickly
Ability to independently set and manage priorities and work flow
Experience engaging internal and external stakeholders

Physical Requirements:
Frequently requires use of manual dexterity and repetitive motions, primarily with the wrists, hands, and/or fingers. Must be able to occasionally lift and exert force of up to 10 pounds.

Location:
Durham, North Carolina, United States of America
Candidate may have the option to work remotely.

Compensation:

TBD

How to Apply:

Application: Please submit a thoughtful cover letter describing why you are interested in this internship and a resume to internships@self-help.org with the internship title as the subject by February 26, 2019.

Self-Help is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all persons regardless of race, color, class, age, gender, religion, disability that can be accommodated, marital status, ancestry, nationality, family status or sexual orientation.

Homeownership and Financial Capability Intern Self-Help
Durham, NC
Job Function: Intern/Work Study
Posted: January 24, 2019

Background:

The Organization:
Self-Help is a leading national community development financial institution (CDFI) headquartered in Durham, NC. Founded in 1980, Self-Help has provided over $7 billion in financing to 131,000 families, individuals and businesses underserved by traditional financial institutions. It helps drive economic development and strengthen communities by financing hundreds of homebuyers each year, as well as nonprofits, child care centers, community health facilities, public charter schools, and residential and commercial real estate projects. The Self-Help family of non-profit organizations includes North Carolina’s Self-Help Credit Union, Self-Help Federal Credit Union, Self-Help Ventures Fund and the Center for Responsible Lending, a national policy and advocacy organization addressing abusive lending practices. Through its credit union network, Self-Help serves over 129,000 people in North Carolina, California, Chicago and Florida and offers a full range of financial products and services. Learn more at www.self-help.org, www.self-helpfcu.org and www.responsiblelending.org.

Position Summary:

Internship Program:
Self-Help/CRL offers a 10 week summer internship program that is designed to give students valuable experience in a professional setting while broadening their knowledge of Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFI’s). Along with each specific intern project, the intern will participate in a series of brownbag lunches to learn more about Self-Help and the Community Development industry as a whole. Interns will also be given the opportunity to network with one another and other Self-Helpers through a variety of planned events.

Internship Description:
The two principal components of this internship center around advancing Self-Help’s efforts to more fully engage with our home mortgage borrowers. The first involves supporting a recently launched pilot whereby we will seek to enroll new home mortgage borrowers in a savings program to help establish routine savings activity, get them thinking about the long and short term maintenance of their home, and build up enough of a reserve account to cover planned maintenance and mitigate the shock of home repair emergencies. The second main component will be to support the Mortgage Loss Mitigation team in hosting homebuyer workshops/outreach events to offer specialized instruction on various topics related to successful homeownership and to learn more about the challenges faced by the borrowers in our portfolio. Additionally, this internship will provide support to a range of efforts, mostly led by the Development, Policy and Impact team that focus on using the principals of behavioral economics to maximize participation in our financial capability programming. This includes the maintenance savings account pilot, and how we can use subsidies on hand to incent more savings activity.

Responsibilities:

Essential Responsibilities:
Outreach/communications, research, writing
Interest in community development, homeownership and applied behavioral science
Provide operational support to the SAFE/SEGURA (Savings Accounts for Emergencies) pilot to promote savings for home maintenance and repair)
Provide support to the mortgage loss mitigation team in conducting a series of borrower workshops/outreach events (includes scheduling, promoting, and setting up 2-3 workshops within central or eastern NC, some travel will be required)
Provide more generalized support to the organization’s financial capability and mortgage loss mitigation efforts, including efforts to help our borrowers to save money on energy costs and other household expenses.

Key Deliverables:
Update and enhance the program guide for the mortgage reserve account pilot, describing how the program operates, including the various milestones participants need to meet to be eligible for incentives, as well as useful tips and resources to help them save money and to plan more effectively for regular home maintenance.
Coordinate efforts to evaluate the implementation of the SAFE program to date, via conversations with Self-Help program staff and participants.
Continue to explore ways to promote the program (both internally and throughout the communities we serve) either through a basic newsletter or some other channels that allow us to celebrate successful program graduates, winners of the incentive lottery, and other relevant program achievements.
Schedule, promote, and help host 2-3 workshops or other outreach events for Self-Help’s home mortgage borrowers in locations across central NC.

Requirements:

Minimum Qualifications:
Strong verbal and written communication skills
Proficient with Excel, Power point, Word
Self-starter, able to take initiative and complete tasks with limited supervision

Desired Qualifications:
Experience in marketing
Familiarity with behavioral economics and applied social sciences
Experience with program design and evaluation
Basic understanding of how mortgages work
Spanish language a plus but not required
Graphic design experience a plus, but not required

Physical Requirements:
Frequently requires use of manual dexterity and repetitive motions, primarily with the wrists, hands, and/or fingers. Must be able to occasionally lift and exert force of up to 10 pounds.

Location:
Durham, North Carolina, United States of America
Candidate may have the option to work remotely.

Compensation:

TBD

How to Apply:

Application:
Please submit a thoughtful cover letter describing why you are interested in this internship and a resume to internships@self-help.org with the internship title as the subject by February 26, 2019.

Self-Help is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all persons regardless of race, color, class, age, gender, religion, disability that can be accommodated, marital status, ancestry, nationality, family status or sexual orientation.

Food System Intern Self-Help
Durham, NC
Job Function: Intern/Work Study
Posted: January 24, 2019

Background:

The Organization:
Self-Help is a leading national community development financial institution (CDFI) headquartered in Durham, NC. Founded in 1980, Self-Help has provided over $7 billion in financing to 131,000 families, individuals and businesses underserved by traditional financial institutions. It helps drive economic development and strengthen communities by financing hundreds of homebuyers each year, as well as nonprofits, child care centers, community health facilities, public charter schools, and residential and commercial real estate projects. The Self-Help family of non-profit organizations includes North Carolina’s Self-Help Credit Union, Self-Help Federal Credit Union, Self-Help Ventures Fund and the Center for Responsible Lending, a national policy and advocacy organization addressing abusive lending practices. Through its credit union network, Self-Help serves over 129,000 people in North Carolina, California, Chicago and Florida and offers a full range of financial products and services. Learn more at www.self-help.org, www.self-helpfcu.org and www.responsiblelending.org.

Position Summary:

Internship Program:
Self-Help/CRL offers a 10 week summer internship program that is designed to give students valuable experience in a professional setting while broadening their knowledge of Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFI’s). Along with each specific intern project, the intern will participate in a series of brownbag lunches to learn more about Self-Help and the Community Development industry as a whole. Interns will also be given the opportunity to network with one another and other Self-Helpers through a variety of planned events.

Internship Description:
The Food System Impact intern will work jointly on the Development, Policy and Impact team and in conjunction with the Commercial Lending team to contribute to the Healthy and Equitable Food Systems Capital Initiative. The main goal of the initiative is to increase capital access for food enterprises, ranging from farmers, to food processors, distributors and hubs, and to grocers serving low-income communities, through development of partnerships and policy. The intern will assist the teams in assessing the business development needs of these food enterprises and Self-Help’s capacity to help meet these needs. Proposed research will seek to understand:
What technical assistance do we currently provide entrepreneurs?
What are the gaps in our technical assistance offerings?
How do these offerings vary across team members?
What are common business development needs among current borrowers and our entrepreneur network?
How do the needs vary across the food sector?

The intern will also work more broadly to assist with development and implementation of procedures that enable Self-Help to better incorporate its food systems work into its day to day activities, particularly via our credit union branch network, and help organize events as necessary.

Responsibilities:

Essential Responsibilities:
Collaborate with the Healthy Food System team to develop research questions and interview or focus group guides
Conduct research activities with relevant commercial lending staff, community partners, and food entrepreneurs
Collaborate with the Healthy Food System team to analyze data and produce a report that can be shared internally and among sustainable food system funding networks
Assist with ongoing tasks related to the Healthy and Equitable Food Systems Capital Initiative, such as outreach and network development, coordination of regional partner meetings, and creating knowledge-sharing products

Requirements:

Minimum Qualifications:
Be enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree program, or a recent college graduate
Foundational understanding of qualitative research methods
Interest in community and/or economic development with a particular focus on using food systems as a catalyst for healthy and prosperous communities
Fundamental understanding of the implications of structural racism within the modern U.S. food system and the effects it has on racial wealth disparities
Ability to work independently and on an inter-disciplinary team
Proficiency in Microsoft Office

Desired Qualifications:
Familiarity with Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFI)
Basic understanding of steps involved in developing a business plan
Experience with qualitative data analysis methods and software (Atlas.ti, NVivo, Dedoose, etc.)
Experience synthesizing data and producing summary reports
Experience with community-based research

Physical Requirements:
Frequently requires use of manual dexterity and repetitive motions, primarily with the wrists, hands, and/or fingers. Must be able to occasionally lift and exert force of up to 10 pounds.

Location:
Durham, North Carolina, United States of America
Candidate may have the option to work remotely.

Compensation:

TBD

How to Apply:

Application:
Please submit a thoughtful cover letter describing why you are interested in this internship and a resume to internships@self-help.org with the internship title as the subject by February 26, 2019.

Self-Help is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all persons regardless of race, color, class, age, gender, religion, disability that can be accommodated, marital status, ancestry, nationality, family status or sexual orientation.

Senior Associate of Marketing University of Utah
Salt Lake City, UT
Job Function: Marketing/PR
Posted: January 23, 2019

Background:

The Sorenson Impact Center is hiring a Senior Associate in the field of marketing and social impact to manage an Opportunity Zone project which will ultimately improve outcomes for citizens of distressed communities. The ideal candidate will support the development and implementation of strategic planning and marketing programs by conducting market research, analyses, and assisting in the design and implementation of marketing strategies and materials using a variety of advertising media. The ideal candidate will be someone who is passionate about leveraging media to champion social impact.

Position Summary:

This position will join a team of highly collaborative and motivated professionals working on a wide range of social policy issues, from homelessness to early childhood outcomes. Our goal is to improve policy and practice at the local, state, and federal levels through research and through providing technical assistance on how to implement evidence-based solutions and innovative financing strategies (such as Pay for Success / Outcomes-based Financing) to serve vulnerable populations. The position will be responsible for contributing to projects across the Sorenson Impact Center’s government, nonprofit, and social policy portfolios.

Responsibilities:

1. Develops new and updates existing web platforms.
2. Creates branding, logo marks, and brand guidelines.
3. Prepares and writes reports, speeches, talking points, press releases, email campaigns, and film scripts.
4. Creates graphic illustrations, social media campaigns, advertisements, decks, and presentations.
5. Coordinates special projects related to Opportunity Zones.
6. Assists in the conceptualization and execution of major campaigns.
7. Communicates with PR, media groups, and contractors regarding current and future advertising campaigns.
8. Manages marketing student fellows/associates.
9. Other duties as assigned

Requirements:

Requires a Bachelor’s degree in a related area of assignment or equivalency; two years of related experience. Demonstrated human relations and effective communication skills required.
Prior work experience related to marketing in social impact is preferable.

Compensation:

$39,300 to $72,700 DOE

How to Apply:

http://utah.peopleadmin.com/postings/87207

Senior Associate University of Utah
Salt Lake City, UT
Job Function: Business Development
Posted: January 23, 2019

Background:

The Sorenson Impact Center is hiring a Senior Associate in the field of social impact to manage an Opportunity Zone project which will ultimately improve outcomes for citizens of distressed communities. The ideal candidate is passionate about social impact, has experience in project management roles, and is a self-starter who can take ownership of a multi-stakeholder project.
The Sorenson Impact Center is embarking on a project to develop and award a series of prizes for socially-impactful Opportunity Zone projects. Opportunity Zones (OZs) were created as a part of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017. The legislation encourages investment into OZs, designated low income communities across the US, by providing significant tax benefits to those investors that choose to deploy capital into these designated zones. One criticism of the OZ program to date is that there aren’t any mechanisms in place to ensure that capital is deployed into these communities in ways that are aligned with community needs and benefit the citizens of these zones. This Sorenson Impact Center project intends to create an incentive for socially-impactful investment in these communities. This primary focus of this position will be project management of this “Opportunity Zone Prize” project.

Position Summary:

This position will join a team of highly collaborative and motivated professionals working on a wide range of social policy issues, from homelessness to early childhood outcomes. Our goal is to improve policy and practice at the local, state, and federal levels through research and through providing technical assistance on how to implement evidence-based solutions and innovative financing strategies (such as Pay for Success / Outcomes-based Financing) to serve vulnerable populations.
Successful candidates will be able to demonstrate a strong interest in one or more of the following topics: evidence-based policy making, social impact investment and finance, local governance and public-sector capacity building, or a related field.

Responsibilities:

1. Develop an overall project management plan, as well as supporting project management materials, to ensure successful completion on the project.
2. Work with multiple stakeholders across multiple work-streams to maintain project timeline.
3. Contributes to the planning and execution of events, meetings, and domestic travel related to the Prize.
4. Maintain timely correspondence with Prize participants, funders, and developers.
5. Assists in the development of Prize website, application materials, evaluation criteria, presentation materials, manuscripts, and any other required materials.
6. Excellent communication and organizational skills are a must.
7. Other related duties as assigned

Requirements:

Requires an associate’s degree in a related area and 2-4 years of experience in the field or in a related area. Familiar with relational database concepts, and client-server concepts.

Applicants must demonstrate the potential ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined in the position description.

Prior work experience or public policy related research experience is preferable. Work history and with federal, state, or local policymakers, philanthropic and/or non-profits leaders, is a plus.

Compensation:

$39, 300 to $72, 700 DOE

How to Apply:

http://utah.peopleadmin.com/postings/87211

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