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Director of Social Impact Capital Volunteers of America
Alexandria, VA
Job Function: Human Resources
Posted: November 16, 2018

Background:

VOLUNTEERS OF AMERICA is a national, nonprofit organization providing local human services programs and opportunities for individuals and community involvement. For more than 120 years, Volunteers of America has promoted self-sufficiency, fostered independence and encouraged the positive development of children and youth, the elderly, homeless individuals and families, and many others.
The national office is located in Alexandria, VA., part of the greater Washington, D.C. area, Volunteers of America has over 16,000 employees, combined revenues over $950 million, and programs that help more than 2 million people. Its services respond to individual community needs to help abused and neglected children, at-risk youth, the elderly, people with disabilities, homeless individuals and families, and many others, Established in 1896, Volunteers of America is committed to providing services to those most in need, especially the vulnerable, the hardest to serve, and those facing multiple challenges.

Position Summary:

Support the development, implementation and growth of the Volunteers of America Futures Fund, the VOANS Quick strike Fund and other to be develop fund products (collectively referred to herein as “Funds”).

Responsibilities:

Support the growth and operation of the Volunteers of America Futures Fund and the Real Estate Quick strike Fund (the “funds”). These impact loan and social venture capital style funds support the growth of our services and social entrepreneurship across the country, increasing mission impact and margin. The Director, Social Impact Capital responsibilities will include: Capital Development & Relationships Management - Develop and implement a fund capitalization strategy that increases the number of sources and amount of funding for each of the Funds. Capitalization will focus on but is not limited to philanthropic and competitive rate and term capital resources. Cultivate relationships with current and prospective funders. Fund Operations, Reporting and Data - Lead the development of fund products and policies in coordination with the organization’s executive leadership team, lead the development of an internal and external fund communications plan in conjunction with communication department team members. Loan & Investment Underwriting, Closing - Develop and manage relationships to establish a network of external business assistance providers that have capacity to provide specialized services. This is an exciting opportunity to lead, grow and innovate from the ground up a social venture capital fund that is supporting communities through the country.

Requirements:

Master’s in Business Administration or similar degree. Bachelor’s degree with relevant experience will be considered. Experience in social impact capital, community development financial institutions (CDFIs) and/or fund management is required. Strong analytics and finance skills. Financial analysis and excel skills are a must. Great collaboration skills, must love working together with internal teams and creating external partnerships. Relentless approach towards realizing great ideas through careful planning, analysis, resource identification collaboration and partnership. Passionate about finding creative solutions to meet the needs of the nation’s most vulnerable. Takes an entrepreneurial ‘spirit’ in approach to finding solutions to difficult problems. Strong communication and collaboration skills. Must be able to work in a collaborative environment with members of a team within a deadline driven environment. Strong presentation development and delivery skills. Able to put together internal and external ‘pitch decks’ using current technology and graphic resources to deliver high quality presentations. Sound and accurate judgment with an ability to support and explain reasoning for decisions. Includes appropriate people in decision-making process; and ensure timely decisions are made. Strong professional ethics which include approaching others in a tactful manner; reacting well under pressure; treating others with respect and consideration regardless of their status or position; accepting responsibility for own actions; following through on commitments and maintaining confidentiality. Good vendor management skills, including negotiating skills and ability to influence as needed. Good interpersonal skills to work with others. Ability to communicate clearly both in writing and verbally. Capable of developing communications, trainings, and presentations. Working knowledge of Microsoft Office including Outlook, Word, PowerPoint and Access. Strong knowledge of Excel, accounting skills including related financial statements, computer systems / software. Ability to work flexible hours. Ability to travel is required.

Compensation:

DOE

How to Apply:

https://voa.applicantstack.com/x/apply/a2xl1o5kv807

Program Specialist Rural Community Assistance Corporation
West Sacramento, CA
Job Function: Finance
Posted: November 15, 2018

Background:

Organization
Founded in 1978, Rural Community Assistance Corporation (RCAC) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that provides training, technical and financial resources and advocacy so low-income rural communities can achieve their goals and visions. Our dedicated staff and active board work to make our vision of vibrant, healthy and enduring rural communities a reality across the West.

Finance Grants and Contracts
The Finance, Grants & Contracts (FGC) department is responsible for the corporation’s financial operations including accounting, budgeting, contract management, facilities management and procurement functions.

Position Summary:

Position Description:
Provide general and specific ongoing contract and program support to RCAC’s Grants and Contracts Administration (GCA) and management team. Review and track program deliverables and required program reports.

Major responsibilities include, but are not limited to: assist contract leads and GCA staff with data collection and reporting processes; process incoming contracts according to company policy; oversee and maintain current auditable program files and archive; ensure timely delivery of monthly and quarterly reports; coordinate report and contract related issues with field staff and subcontractors; assist with management of program reporting databases; and assist GCA staff with small budget development, invoice documentation and procurement processes.

Responsibilities:

Specific job goals, objectives and tasks are established for each employee as part of the annual evaluation and work plan process. Examples of responsibilities and duties may include, but are not limited to the following:
• Attend coordination meetings, participate on contract teams, report on contract activities
• Track contract data, prepare reports, provide data to GCA lead
• Assist in routine maintenance of data stored in Unanet, RCAC’s project management system
• Serve as liaison between contract leads and GCA on program data and information needed for reporting and invoicing purposes
• Maintain and oversee current auditable contract files, processes and other contract-related documentation using paper copies, electronic files and electronic database records
• Work and coordinate with field staff members and/or subcontractors to ensure timely delivery of monthly and quarterly report information to be provided to program funding source
• Conduct analysis of staff entries into reporting databases to ensure that high quality information is being forwarded to program funders
• Assist contract leads with reports and data collection
• Collect and file reporting materials and backup documentation
• Provide administrative support to RCAC’s Procurement and Subaward Committee
• Assist in processing, mailing and tracking subcontracts
• Assist GCA staff with compiling and summarizing budgets and providing other contract-related information to contract leads for appropriate implementation
• Other duties as assigned

Requirements:

Minimum Qualifications
• Knowledge of database concepts and common data processing issues
• Knowledge of MS Office Suite (including Excel, Access and presentation programs)
• Able to effectively listen and communicate both verbally and in writing
• Ability to proofread and edit documents
• Desire to be a team player and provide excellent customer service to internal and external clients
• Ability to plan strategically, organize and prioritize work to meet established timelines
• Ability to use initiative to approach troubleshooting and problem-solving alternatives
• Ability to work with minimum supervision and effectively prioritize multiple tasks simultaneously
• Knowledge of project management and budgeting
• Ability to follow detailed instructions

Physical Job Requirements:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable persons with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Work performed in an office requires ability to operate computers and various pieces of office equipment, including telephone. Use may be moderate (average 2 hours per day) to heavy (4 or more hours per day)

While performing the duties of this position, the employee is frequently required to stand and/or sit for prolonged periods of time; walk; talk; hear; use hand to finger; handle; feel or operate objects, tools or controls; and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl.

The employee may occasionally lift and or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.

This position may also requires moderate (up to 5 days per quarter) automobile and airline travel, including overnight travel.

Preferred Education and Experience:

A combination of experience and/or education is preferred to qualify for the position. A typical combination may include:

Experience:
Three (3) years of applicable experience in office administration and/or database processing, and a variety of related duties (education may be substituted for experience).

Preferred Education:
Associate’s degree (additional qualifying experience may be substituted).

Special Requirements:
Possession of a valid driver’s license and proof of insurance that meets the minimum requirements ($100,000/$300,000) of RCAC corporate liability policy will be required when traveling for business purposes.

Compensation:

Hourly: $20.06-$22.00
Health, Dental, Vision, Paid Holidays, Paid Time Off, Retirement Plan, FSA

How to Apply:

Please visit www.rcac.org/careers to view or print job description and/or RCAC provided benefits.

Program Analyst RCAC
West Sacramento, CA
Job Function: Finance
Posted: November 15, 2018

Background:

Organization
Founded in 1978, RCAC is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that provides training, technical and financial resources and advocacy so and visions rural communities can achieve their goals. For nearly 40 years, our dedicated staff and active board have helped effect positive change in rural communities across the West. RCAC’s core values are leadership, collaboration, commitment, quality and integrity.

Grants and Contracts Unit
RCAC’s Grants and Contracts Administration (GCA) unit is part of the Finance Department and provides ongoing grant/contract management support to RCAC program managers. GCA reviews, tracks and analyzes contract deliverables; develops budgets and monitors expenditures; ensures ongoing compliance with grant and contract terms and conditions; and ensures program and financial reports are submitted in a timely manner.

Position Summary:

Position Description:
The Grants and Contracts Program Analyst manages a diverse portfolio of grants and contracts, generally in one of our three service areas: Environmental, Housing or Loan Fund. This position provides analysis and high-level administrative support related to compliance and reporting requirements. The GCA analyst collaborates with project leads, managers, directors and field staff.

Responsibilities:

Specific job goals, objectives and tasks are established for each employee as part of the annual evaluation and work plan process. Duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

• Serve as the primary GCA point of contact for a portfolio of grants, contracts, sub-grants and sub-contracts
• Provide program support, guidance and coordination to managers, contract leads and others throughout the grant/contract lifecycle
• Review assigned incoming contracts to understand all regulatory requirements, contract terms and conditions, overall contract direction, including deliverables, timeline and budget
• Provide analytical support and assistance with budget preparation and project expenditures
• Identify and track monthly expenses and compare actual expenses against the budget
• Anticipate and identify budget issues and work with project leads to develop solutions
• Track deliverable accomplishment and assist contract leads to prepare internal and external reports
• Manage, maintain and track grants and contracts information and reporting in database(s)
• Train regional managers and staff and provide feedback on database use and report content
• Prepare and submit or generate reports to funders and others upon request
• Assist the Grants & Contracts Manager with internal staff training and training for clients

Requirements:

Skills and Qualifications

• Ability to perform budget and contract analysis
• Ability to work with a variety of database and project management platforms
• Knowledge of budgets and project management
• Knowledge of federal, state, tribal and local government agency programs and regulations
• Knowledge of the Uniform Guidance regulations
• Proficiency with Microsoft Office, particularly Access (or other relational database), PowerPoint, Outlook and SharePoint
• Ability to work independently as well as in team environments
• Uses initiative to approach troubleshooting and problem-solving alternatives
• Organizes and prioritizes work to meet multiple deadlines
• Ability to listen effectively and communicate verbally and in writing
• Ability to work with minimum supervision and handle multiple priorities simultaneously
• Ability to work with adult learners in training environments

Physical Job Requirements:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that an employee must meet to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Work performed in an office requires the ability to operate computers and various pieces of office equipment, including the telephone. Use may be moderate (average 2 hours per day) to heavy (4 or more hours per day).

While performing the duties of this position, the employee is frequently required to stand and/or sit for prolonged periods of time; walk; talk; hear; use hands to manipulate; handle; feel or operate objects, tools or controls; and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance; stoop; kneel; crouch or crawl.

The employee may occasionally lift and or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.

Preferred Education and Experience:
A combination of experience and education is required to qualify for the position. A typical qualifying combination would be:

Experience:
Four years of applicable experience in contract analysis, budget analysis and database processing, and a variety of high level administrative duties (education may be substituted for experience). Experience in training adult learners, meeting facilitation and organizational skills is highly desirable.

Education:
Bachelor’s degree—(additional qualifying experience may be substituted for the required education).

Special Requirements:
Possession of a valid drivers' license and proof of insurance that meets the minimum requirements of RCAC corporate liability policy will be required when traveling for business purposes.

Compensation:

Salary: $48,432 to $54,432
Health, Dental, Vision, Paid Holidays, Paid Time Off, Retirement Plan, FSA

How to Apply:

Please visit www.rcac.org/careers to view or print job description and/or RCAC provided benefits.

Rural Development Specialist – Housing Rural Community Assistance Corporation
Yuma, AZ, AZ
Job Function: Other
Posted: November 15, 2018

Background:

Organization
Founded in 1978, RCAC is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that provides training, technical and financial resources and advocacy so low-income rural communities can achieve their goals and visions. Our dedicated staff and active board work to make our vision of vibrant, healthy and enduring rural communities a reality across the West.

Housing Department
The housing department provides technical support to local organizations working in a variety of housing programs. The Development Solutions program works with organizations that develop and manage multifamily rental housing. The Homeownership Solutions program supports a network of approximately 50 self-help housing agencies, and the housing counseling program is a HUD intermediary for 20 groups.

Position Summary:

Position Description:
The Rural Development Specialist (RDS) will primarily provide training and technical assistance to Mutual Self- Help Housing grantees to help them meet deliverables under their Section 523 grants. RCAC staff works with grantees and USDA Rural Development staff to ensure efficient grant management, identifies obstacles and recommends improvements that will ensure grantee success in providing homeownership opportunities to low- and very low-income families.

In addition, the RDS may work with other nonprofit housing organizations and other entities, such as local and Tribal governments, to assess market needs, facilitate program/project planning, identify operating and project development resources, and provide support in program and project management.

Responsibilities:

Specific job goals, objectives and tasks are established for each employee as part of the annual evaluation and work plan process. Duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to:

 Work with local partners to identify organizational and programmatic strengths and weaknesses and conduct compliance reviews
 Develop detailed work plans and follow-up to ensure work is completed
 Deliver direct technical assistance and services to local partners, and coordinate with other RCAC staff as needed
 Maintain good communications with funding agencies and secure necessary concurrence for work
 Deliver technical training directly to local partners, and at various conferences, institutes, and workshops and via webinars
 Participate in rural development networks and associations
 Remain current on applicable government regulations and policies; comment on the impact of proposed regulations and policies
 Prepare written reports, document activities, respond to inquiries and assignments within short time frames

Requirements:

Skills and Qualifications
 Knowledge of government housing programs and regulations
 Project management and housing finance experience
 Program development and grant writing
 Manage meetings and deliver training
 Proficiency with personal computers, including cloud computing and Microsoft Office
 Demonstrate a high level of customer service skills and a commitment to rural communities
 Ability to work independently and manage multiple priorities simultaneously
 Organize and prioritize work to meet deliverables
 Effectively listen and communicate both verbally and in writing

Preferred Education and Experience:
A combination of experience and education is required to qualify for the position. A typical qualifying combination would be:

Experience:
Five years of experience working in one or more of the following:

 Affordable housing development or financing
 HUD’s housing counseling program
 USDA RD’s mutual self-help housing program
 HOME, CDBG, or Community Compass
 TDHEs or organizations using NAHASDA funds to develop or manage affordable housing on tribal lands

Education:
Bachelor’s degree (additional qualifying experience may be substituted for the required education). Bilingual English/Spanish is a plus.

Physical Job Requirements:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable persons with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Work performed in an office requires ability to operate computers and various pieces of office equipment, including telephone. Use may be moderate (average 2 hours per day) to heavy (4 or more hours per day).

While performing the duties of this position, the employee is frequently required to stand and/or sit for prolonged periods of time; walk; talk; hear; use hand to manipulate; handle; feel or operate objects, tools or controls; and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. The employee may occasionally lift and or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.

This position also requires moderate (up to three days per month) to heavy (up to 10 days per month) automobile and airline travel, including overnight travel.

Special Requirements:
Possession of a valid drivers' license and proof of insurance that meets the minimum requirements of RCAC corporate liability policy will be required when traveling for business purposes.

Office or personal residence must be within one hour’s drive of a major airport.

Compensation:

Salary: $56,000 to $66,000
Health, Dental, Vision, Paid Holidays, Paid Time Off, Retirement Plan, FSA

How to Apply:

Please visit www.rcac.org/careers to view or print job description and/or RCAC provided benefits.

Events Manager Rural Community Assistance Corporation
West Sacramento, CA
Job Function: Other
Posted: November 15, 2018

Background:

Organization
Founded in 1978, RCAC is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that provides training, technical and financial resources and advocacy so low-income rural communities can achieve their goals. For more than 40 years, our dedicated staff and active board, motivated by our core values: leadership, collaboration, commitment, quality and integrity, have helped effect positive change in rural communities across the West.

Communications Development and Events (CDE)
The CDE department is responsible for raising funds, managing all communications and coordinating events for the corporation. The Events unit within CDE supports more than 300 training workshops, conferences and other events, both internal and external.

Position Summary:

Job Description
Manage Events staff and oversee all trainings, workshops and other events for RCAC. The Events Manager oversees the selection of workshop, conference and RCAC board meeting sites; assists with developing conference budgets; and analyzes federal regulations and per diem rates. The Events Manager also oversees training material development and marketing, registration processes, and reporting for online and in-person trainings, and ensures good communication between trainers, registrants and Events staff.

Responsibilities:

Specific job goals, objectives and tasks are established for each employee as part of the annual evaluation and work plan process. Examples of responsibilities and duties include, but are not limited to, the following:

• Oversee the selection of workshop, conference and board meeting sites - initiate leads through convention bureaus to prospective hotels; review proposals; negotiate contracts; perform site inspection visits; select sites and coordinate with trainers; coordinate and negotiate rates for food, beverage and audio-visual needs; facilitate room requirements for trainers; provide on-site management; review bills for accuracy.

• Maintain contacts with government planners, hotel suppliers, convention and visitor bureaus; attend trade shows; maintain files on resources.

• Maintain current information on state and federal regulations governing travel, per diem rates and other conference-related expenses.

• Supervise Events staff; establish employee work plans and goals; train, coach, guide and provide feedback; conduct quarterly performance check-ins.

• Ensure quality printed and electronic materials are produced for a variety of audiences, including technical reports, workbooks, guides, handouts, flyers and email blasts.
• Assist in the design for training and workshop databases; oversee training registrations, reports and evaluation surveys.
• Represent RCAC at events, such as conferences and technical assistance provider trade fairs.

Requirements:

Skills and Qualifications

• Facilitation, mediation and meeting management skills
• Familiarity with rural and tribal community dynamics
• Ability to troubleshoot, innovate, and problem-solve
• Proficiency with computer software including Microsoft Office
• Ability to complete administrative and reporting requirements related to work responsibilities in a timely manner
• Ability to listen and communicate effectively, verbally and in writing
• Ability to work with minimum supervision and handle multiple priorities simultaneously
• Ability to work independently and as part of a team

Preferred Education and Experience
A combination of experience and education is necessary to qualify for the position. A typical qualifying combination may include:

Experience
Five years of applicable experience in event planning and management, including two years in a supervisory role (education may be substituted for part of the experience).

Preferred Education
Bachelor’s degree (additional qualifying experience may be substituted).

Physical Job Requirements
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Work performed in an office requires ability to operate computers and various pieces of office equipment, including telephone. Use may be moderate (average 2 hours per day) to heavy (4 or more hours per day).

While performing the duties of this position, the employee is frequently required to stand and/or sit for prolonged periods of time; walk; talk; hear; use hand to finger; handle; feel or operate objects, tools or controls; and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl.

The employee may occasionally lift and or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.

This position also requires moderate (up to 5 days per quarter) automobile and airline travel, including overnight travel.

Special Requirements:
Possession of a valid driver's license and proof of insurance that meets the minimum requirements ($100,000/$300,000) of RCAC corporate liability policy will be required when traveling for business purposes.

Compensation:

Salary: $72,432 to $79,632
Health, Dental, Vision, Paid Holidays, Paid Time Off, Retirement Plan, FSA

How to Apply:

Please visit www.rcac.org/careers to view or print job description and/or RCAC provided benefits.

Fund Developer Rural Community Assistance Corporation
West Sacramento, CA
Job Function: Grant Writer
Posted: November 15, 2018

Background:

Organization
Founded in 1978, RCAC is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that provides training, technical and financial resources and advocacy so low-income rural communities can achieve their goals and visions. Our dedicated staff and active board work to make our vision of vibrant, healthy and enduring rural communities a reality across the West.

Communications Development and Events (CDE)
The CDE department is responsible for raising funds, and managing all communications and events for the corporation.

Position Summary:

Position Description
The Fund Developer works with the CDE director, senior fund developer and program staff to plan, develop and secure grants, contracts and investments for the corporation. Major responsibilities include, but are not limited to: read and understand a wide range of requests for proposals; coordinate, plan and write grant applications; assist the director and senior fund developer to maintain documents, binders and files; edit, prepare, format, and package proposals; compile appendices and attachments; and submit proposals on multiple grant submission platforms.

Responsibilities:

Specific job goals, objectives and tasks are established for each employee as part of the annual evaluation and work plan process. Examples of responsibilities and duties include, but are not limited to the following:
 Conduct research to identify potential funding sources and Loan Fund investors
 Coordinate and write grant applications for public and private resources
 Raise funds for conferences and other events as needed
 Help to secure Loan Fund investments
 Maintain documents, binders and files
 Edit, prepare, format and package proposal submissions
 Compile appendices and attachments, including various forms
 Submit proposals on a variety of grant submission platforms
 Manage tasks and resources effectively and efficiently
 Be an active member of the Communications and Development team; and enhance the team’s effectiveness and performance
 Develop and maintain contacts with existing private and public funders and investors and potential funders

Requirements:

Skills and Qualifications
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills
• Ability to proofread and edit documents
 Proficiency with Microsoft Office, spreadsheet, database and presentation computer software
 Knowledge of public, private and corporate funding resources and procedures
 Knowledge of grant submission platforms
• Ability to work with minimum supervision and handle multiple priorities simultaneously
 Ability to follow detailed instructions
 Ability to use initiative to troubleshoot and problem solve
 Ability to organize and prioritize work to meet timelines and deadlines
 Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with a broad range of funders
 Ability to work independently and as part of a team

Physical Job Requirements
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable persons with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Work performed in an office requires ability to operate computers and various pieces of office equipment, including telephone. Use may be moderate (average 2 hours per day) to heavy (4 or more hours per day)

While performing the duties of this position, the employee is frequently required to stand and/or sit for prolonged periods of time; walk; talk; hear; use hand to finger; handle; feel or operate objects, tools or controls; and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl.

The employee may occasionally lift and or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.

This position also requires moderate (up to 2 days per month) to heavy (up to 10 days per month) automobile and airline travel, including overnight travel.

Preferred Education and Experience
A combination of experience and education is necessary to qualify for the position. A typical qualifying combination may be:

Experience:
A strong writing background is required. A minimum of two years of experience in fund development for nonprofit or public corporations is preferred (education may be substituted for some of the experience).

Preferred Education:
Bachelor’s degree (additional qualifying experience may be substituted).

Special Requirements
Possession of a valid drivers' license and proof of insurance that meets the minimum requirements of RCAC corporate liability policy will be required when traveling for business purposes.

Compensation:

Salary: $48,482-$50,000
Health, Dental, Vision, Paid Holidays, Paid Time Off, Retirement Plan, FSA

How to Apply:

Please visit www.rcac.org/careers to view or print job description and/or RCAC provided benefits.

Meeting Planner Rural Community Assistance Corporation
West Sacramento, CA
Job Function: Other
Posted: November 15, 2018

Background:

Organization
Founded in 1978, RCAC is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that provides training, technical and financial resources and advocacy so low-income rural communities can achieve their goals and visions. Our dedicated staff and active board work to make our vision of vibrant, healthy and enduring rural communities a reality across the West.

Communications Development and Events (CDE)
The CDE department is responsible for raising funds, managing all communications and events for the corporation. The Events unit in CDE supports more than 300 training workshops, conferences and other events, both internal and external.

Position Summary:

Job Description
Identify sites for RCAC Board and staff meetings, retreats, workshops, trainings and conferences. Major responsibilities include, but are not limited to: secure meeting sites, arrange meals and other logistics, develop conference budgets, and analyze federal regulations and per diem rates.

Responsibilities:

Specific job goals, objectives and tasks are established for each employee as part of the annual evaluation and work plan process. Examples of responsibilities and duties include but are not limited to the following:

 Secure workshop, conference and board meeting sites - initiate leads through convention bureaus to prospective hotels; review proposals; negotiate contracts; perform site inspection visits; coordinate with trainers to select sites; negotiate rates for food, beverage and audio-visual needs; secure rooms for trainers, staff and board; provide on-site conference management; review bills for accuracy.

 Resource network development - maintain contacts with government planners, hotel suppliers, and convention and visitor bureaus; attend trade shows; maintain files on resources.

 Conference budgets - estimate fixed and variable expenses; establish budget and recommend registration fees; track expenses and analyze bills.

 Analysis of Federal OMB Regulations – comply with current Federal OMB regulations as they relate to travel, per diem rates and other conference-related expenses.

Requirements:

Skills and Qualifications

• Facilitation, mediation and meeting management skills
• Familiarity with rural and tribal community dynamics
• Ability to troubleshoot, innovate, and problem-solve
• Proficiency with computer software including Microsoft Office
• Ability to complete administrative and reporting requirements related to work responsibilities in a timely manner
• Ability to listen and communicate effectively, verbally and in writing
• Ability to work with minimum supervision and effectively prioritize multiple tasks
• Ability to work independently and as part of a team

Physical Job Requirements:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable persons with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Work performed in an office requires ability to operate computers and various pieces of office equipment, including telephone. Use may be moderate (average 2 hours per day) to heavy (4 or more hours per day)

While performing the duties of this position, the employee is frequently required to stand and/or sit for prolonged periods of time; walk; talk; hear; use hand to manipulate; handle; feel or operate objects, tools or controls; and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl.

The employee may occasionally lift and or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.

This position may require moderate (up to 2 days per month) automobile and airline travel, including overnight travel.

Preferred Education and Experience:
A combination of experience and education is necessary to qualify for the position. A typical qualifying combination may include:

Experience:
Two or more years of any combination of progressively responsible meeting planning work experience (education may be substituted for part of the experience).

Preferred Education:
Bachelor’s degree (additional qualifying experience may be substituted).
Special Requirements:

A certificate in meeting planning and/or a Certified Meeting Professional (CMP) designation is preferred.

Possession of a valid driver’s license and proof of insurance that meets the minimum requirements ($100,000/$300,000) of RCAC corporate liability policy will be required when traveling for business purposes.

Compensation:

Salary: $48,432-$55,200
Health, Dental, Vision, Paid Holidays, Paid Time Off, Retirement Plan, FSA

How to Apply:

Please visit www.rcac.org/careers to view or print job description and/or RCAC provided benefits.

Rural Development Specialist-Agua4All Rural Community Assistance Corporation
West Sacramento, CA
Job Function: Other
Posted: November 15, 2018

Background:

Organization
Founded in 1978, RCAC is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that provides training, technical and financial resources and advocacy so low-income rural communities can achieve their goals and visions. Our dedicated staff and active board work to make our vision of vibrant, healthy and enduring rural communities a reality across the West.

Community and Environment Department
RCAC’s environmental staff works with rural water, wastewater and solid waste systems to make them sustainable. Staff works with the volunteer boards of directors and staff of the small systems to make sure they comply with state and federal regulations and understand the finances and operations of the systems. Outcomes of RCAC’s work include: system regulatory compliance; access of resources for capital improvement projects; as well as, capacity building of boards and staff on technical, financial and managerial best practices.

Position Summary:

The Rural Development Specialist (RDS) will work in the Agua4All program, assisting schools to provide access to safe drinking water and encouraging consumption of water among school-aged children. The RDS will perform site assessments, prepare recommendations for solutions to water access and water quality challenges, and assist schools with drinking water project implementation. The RDS will deliver presentations and trainings on the importance of water as a healthy beverage option to both adults and children.

Responsibilities:

Specific job goals, objectives and tasks are established for each employee as part of the annual evaluation and work plan process. Duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to:
• Assess the needs of our local partners and recommend solutions to the needs identified
• Build technical, managerial, and/or financial capacity
• Access financial resources to address local needs
• Implement solutions
• Promote and facilitate partnerships to maximize limited resources
• Develop, prepare, and deliver group and one-on-one trainings
• Provide excellent customer service
• Prepare activity and outcome reports as required
• Perform other duties as assigned

Requirements:

Skills and Qualifications
• Ability to manage technical aspects of field work related to water and/or wastewater
• Facilitation, mediation and meeting management skills
• Familiarity with rural and tribal community dynamics
• Ability to troubleshoot, innovate, and problem-solve
• Proficiency with personal computers including Microsoft Office
• Ability to complete administrative and reporting requirements related to work responsibilities in a timely manner
• Ability to listen effectively and communicate, verbally and in writing
• Ability to work with minimum supervision and handle multiple priorities simultaneously
• Ability to work independently as well as in team environments

Physical Job Requirements:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable persons with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Work performed in an office requires ability to operate computers and various pieces of office equipment, including telephone. Use may be moderate (average 2 hours per day) to heavy (4 or more hours per day)

While performing the duties of this position, the employee is frequently required to stand and/or sit for prolonged periods of time; walk; talk; hear; use hand to finger; handle; feel or operate objects, tools or controls; and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl.

The employee may occasionally lift and or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.

This position also requires moderate (up to 2 days per month) to heavy (up to 10 days per month) automobile and airline travel, including overnight travel.

Preferred Education and Experience:
A combination of experience and education is required to qualify for the position.
A typical qualifying combination would be:

Experience:
Three years of applicable experience in water, wastewater, environmental project management, or other closely related field (if a higher level of related education is possessed than is required, this education may be substituted for the experience requirement up to a maximum of one year). Experience in training, facilitating and mediating community programs/projects is highly desirable.

Education:
Bachelor’s degree (additional qualifying experience may be substituted for the required education).

Compensation:

$57,600-$62,400
Benefits: Health, Dental, Vision, Paid Holidays, Paid Time Off, Retirement Plan, FSA

How to Apply:

Please visit www.rcac.org/careers to view or print job description and/or RCAC provided benefits.

Finance Manager, Real Estate Lending Civic Builders, Inc.
New York, NY
Job Function: Financial Services
Posted: November 14, 2018

Background:

ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION:
Civic Builders transforms children’s lives and revitalizes communities by building inspirational schools for students in underserved neighborhoods. Dedicated to giving every child the chance to attend a great school, Civic Builders partners with the nation’s best educators to create public charter school buildings for students in communities where the need is greatest.

Since 2002, Civic Builders has built inspiring, bright, and modern buildings that give its partner schools cost effective, customized educational space. Civic Builders schools give underserved students—82% of students at Civic Builders schools live in poverty and 96% are minorities—the opportunity to excel.

In addition, the success these students achieve goes beyond the classroom, as Civic Builders schools become anchors for the low-income, underserved neighborhoods where they are located. Civic Builders schools revitalize communities by providing beautiful spaces where generations of students can learn and where communities come together to support their children’s futures.

Position Summary:

The Finance Manager will report to the Vice President of Finance and Lending in support of a national charter school lending platform. On a day-to-day basis, he or she will work closely with the Strategy Manager, potential borrowers and external partner organizations on the full-cycle of activities related to real estate based lending, providing technical assistance and identifying appropriate internal resources as needed to guide borrowers successfully through the financing process. This includes assessing project feasibility and the financing requests, coordinating with partner organizations to identify additional resources that may be necessary to successfully close a transaction, and making recommendations regarding adjustments to the lending program’s requirements as needed. He or she may also support the Finance and Lending team on development financing projects and/or other lending platforms on an as-needed basis.

Responsibilities:

• Business Development: Participate in business development activities, including early-stage client visits, conversations and attendance at external events. Represent Civic Builders at conferences.

• Pipeline Management: Input prospective new transactions into the transaction database and assist with reporting and management of the regional pipelines.

• Due Diligence:
- Manage the collection of the loan application materials from the borrower and commission third-party due diligence reports (e.g., appraisal, plan and cost review, etc.) from vendors. Use the application package and third-party due diligence reports to underwrite the loan request. Underwriting will include analysis of:

 Financial pro-forma projections, budgets, repayment sources;
 Market and regulatory conditions;
 Appraisal reviews, entitlement/land use assessments, environmental reports, plan and cost reviews, property conditions reports;
 Requirements related to other capital sources and subsidies, borrower and guarantor financial statements; and
 Other analysis as appropriate to assess credit risk on a given transaction

-Conduct a site visit as part of underwriting each transaction and will attend prospect/customer calls as needed to support market other members of the Finance and Lending team
-Compare the credit to relevant investment guidelines for the primary investment fund to ensure conformance or identify exceptions
-Prepare written loan approval requests for presentation to the internal loan committee for approval. He or she will prepare exhibits (e.g., financial analysis) for the loan approval package and work
closely with the Vice President of Finance and Lending to present the credit approval requests to primary funders, as needed.

• Deal Structuring: Collaborate with internal and external parties (banks, co-lenders, attorneys, etc.) to structure financings including managing inter-creditor negotiations; local foundations; local governmental units; reviewing real estate contracts, leases and due diligence; and identifying and negotiating key risk mitigants including reserves, guarantees and other forms of credit enhancement.

• Customer Service: Maintain a positive and professional relationship with customers and business partners (which include third party lenders, attorneys and other external parties such as appraisers) by both initiating and responding promptly to any and all requests in a responsive, consistent, and accurate manner.

• Internal Responsibilities: Participate in ongoing efforts to establish and/or improve internal processes and procedures to improve efficiencies across the organization. Bring an entrepreneurial energy and open-minded perspective to your work.

Requirements:

CANDIDATE REQUIREMENTS:
The ideal candidate will possess the following qualifications:
• 7-10 years of experience with community development lending projects/products and strong analytic skills
• Community development lending or borrowing background including experience with nonprofit public charter schools
• Strong relationship management skills, with a track record of building relationships among a demanding client base with diverse backgrounds and leading through influence
• Passionate about Civic Builders’ mission to provide equitable access to education, and specifically facilities
• Thrive in high-growth, fast-paced environment, with the ability to build out new initiatives and navigate ambiguous situations
• Flexible and committed to contributing to a small, collaborative and ambitious team
• Bachelor’s degree; MBA or similar advanced degree a plus

Compensation:

Salary and benefits will be competitive and commensurate with experience.

How to Apply:

Please submit your resume for consideration to: David Donaldson via donaldson@civicbuilders.org.

Civic Builders is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes candidates from diverse backgrounds.

Marketing Strategist Pathway Lending
Nashville, TN
Job Function: Marketing/PR
Posted: November 12, 2018

Background:

Pathway Lending is a fast growing nonprofit and a national leader in Community Development Lending. Every day, we work with entrepreneurs to understand their professional opportunities and organizational challenges. Join us and see how our flexible loans and innovative educational services can support their goals, grow their business, and create meaningful impacts in communities across Tennessee, Kentucky & Alabama.

Since 1999, we’ve helped hundreds of businesses grow, loaned $250+ million, and provided 48,000+ hours of coaching. We’ve gained a prominent voice as a national leader in mission-driven lending and as a strong partner with local, state, and federal agencies that we hope to leverage in the next phase of our growth.

Learn more about our work at: https://www.pathwaylending.org/wp-content/uploads/2017-Pathway-Lending-A...

Position Summary:

MARKETING STRATEGIST:
While we believe Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs) like Pathway Lending can be a game changer for economically underserved entrepreneurs and communities. It’s still a new concept so many people don’t realize how powerful we can be.

POSITION SUMMARY:
Working under the policy direction of the Southeast Community Capital Corporation (SCC) and under the general supervision of the SVP of Communications & Strategy this position provides support in administrative areas. This will include coordinating Pathway Lending’s Marketing & Communication efforts to meet organizational goals for all lines of the business, including Pathway Lending, Pathway Women’s Business Center, and the Veterans Business Outreach Center at Pathway Lending.

You’ll be a relentless solutions generator, thinking of new, creative ways to expand our presence, build meaningful partnerships, and connect with our constituents to get our brand out into the world. You’ll dive in and take action, bringing those ideas to life. Your impeccable storytelling skills will shape our message and tell our clients’ stories to connect with the right audience at the right time, building on the foundation we’ve already laid.

WHAT EXPERIENCE YOU BRING
• Experience developing and executing annual marketing strategies to achieve organizational objectives using social media, advertising, website content, and strategic partnerships
• The ability to manage consistent brand standards for multiple product lines, including identifying needs for updates and refreshes
• Strategic thinking to develop clear campaign objectives that support multiple sales pipelines
• Experience implementing new marketing ideas, gathering and monitoring response data, and informing further action
• Management of external vendors and contractors on technical or design projects.
• Strong writing skills for drafting, editing and proofreading a variety of materials.

Responsibilities:

WHAT YOU’LL DO:
• Contribute to the development and execution of a comprehensive marketing strategy to strengthen Pathway Lending’s brand and drive customer acquisition across divisions
• Utilize systems, including Salesforce, to manage customer databases, execute deliverables, and analyze results
• Draft, edit, and proofread a variety of materials including newsletters, blog posts, press releases, and member/sponsor appeals to ensure content is up-to-date, consistent, and attractive
• Coordinate with outside marketing, public relations, and communication agencies
• Interview clients to develop a “bank” of success stories, testimonials, photos, and video

PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following:
• Strategic communications planning in coordination with organization-wide goals. Requires collaboration across internal work groups.
• Utilize systems, including Salesforce, to manage customer databases, execute deliverables, and analyze results
• Oversees social media & digital content communications.
• Writes & edits content for all marketing materials, including newsletters and blogs.
• Interfaces with clients to draft success stories for use throughout Pathway’s marketing materials.
• Coordinates with external vendors.
• Oversees paid advertising – both digital and print.
• Creates & edits graphic design elements for digital & print media.
• Other duties are assigned

Requirements:

AT-A-GLANCE “MUST HAVES”:
• 5-7 years of experience in communications, branding, marketing, etc. Experience in an Ad Agency or managing multiple brand voices is a plus
• Project management experience – particularly across work teams
• Ability to navigate and/or learn new systems like Adobe Photoshop, Salesforce, WordPress, EMMA and Sprout Social
• Strong writing skills and design skills
• The ability to generate consistent products
• A willingness to learn and apply new skills in your career

Compensation:

Salary range is $70,000 - $82,000 and will be commensurate with the individual’s experience and education. This is a full time, exempt position.

How to Apply:

THINK THIS IS THE RIGHT OPPORTUNITY FOR YOU?
Please submit a resume and cover letter detailing your experience and interest in working in the non-profit sector by email to lisa.guzda@pathwaylending.org. Applications received by Friday, November 30th will get preference.

If your background and experience align, you will be asked to complete a short-answer questionnaire and submit a sample of your work. Next, if you are chosen as a finalist, you will first be interviewed by The Gabriel Institute and then by Pathway. The final step in the hiring process will be to arrange personal reference calls to confirm details of your work history and performance.

Learn more about our organization at www.pathwaylending.org and www.pathwaywbc.org.

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