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1766 Media Relations Director in Durham, NC SELF-HELP
DURHAM, NC
Job Function: Marketing/PR
Posted: December 1, 2017

Background:

Self-Help has an opening for a Media Relations Director in Durham, NC.  If you would like to know more about this opportunity, please contact Ellen Schloemer.  If you are interested in applying for this position, please submit your resume and cover letter describing why you are a fit for this position to hiringmanager@self-help.org.  Applications must be received by December 15, 2017  to ensure consideration.  Applications received after this date may or may not be considered, depending on the applicant pool.  The position will remain posted until filled.  You can view the full job description below.

As always, you can view all of our openings on OurNet.  This job is open to both internal and external candidates.  If you know a qualified candidate, please refer them to the Careers page on the Self-Help website.  Referrals are always appreciated!

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:

Self-Help is seeking a Media Relations Director to join our team in Durham.  The Media Relations Director will directly manage media activities for Self-Help organizations across the US, and coordinate efforts with CRL media staff. S/he will work with Self-Help leadership and business teams to (1) secure high-quality coverage across the media landscape in support of our community development work; (2) expand media recognition and visibility for Self-Help; (3) craft effective public messages and strategies for disseminating these through the press; (4) build and manage durable relationships with key press; and (5) build the media relations skill and capacity of Self-Help staff.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Initiate and cultivate collaborative relationships with key journalists, producers, bloggers, editors and other opinion leaders, in order to amplify Self-Help’s messages and maximize impact.
  • Serve as the initial point of contact for journalists, fielding inquiries and connecting press with internal subject experts.  Maintain Self-Help’s database of contacts within broadcast, print and online media outlets, and record contacts and events in our Cision database.
  • Expand Self-Help’s stable of accessible and trusted media spokespersons by creating media opportunities for a range of Self-Help staff and providing coaching to improve staff interview skills.  As needed, serve as the Self-Help spokesperson with the press.
  • Manage crisis communications.
  • Develop, track and regularly report on key metrics to measure the success of media relations activities.
  • Manage and leverage social media to achieve engagement and generate coverage.  Manage Self-Help’s online newsroom and Cision relationship.
  • Work with Self-Help leadership and business teams to develop and implement media plans that are proactive, supportive of Self-Help’s vision and goals, and favorably position Self-Help in the marketplace.
  • Provide strategic media relations counsel to leaders and teams to help them advance their efforts – including media goals, messaging, targeted media outlets, and results.
  • Monitor the news cycle to identify opportunities to generate or influence news coverage on Self-Help issues such as community development, home ownership, small business growth, immigration, etc.  
  • Take advantage of opportunities to promote SHCU and SHFCU local efforts with reporters, in order to support deposit-raising and lending goals.  Conduct concentrated media work in locations of merged credit unions.
  • Work with leadership and teams to develop core messaging and talking points on various Self-Help topics.
  • Write, edit and distribute press releases and statements to external audiences using traditional and digital tools/vehicles.
  • Advise staff on effective media engagement techniques and provide formal or informal interview coaching for staff spokespersons.
  • Perform other duties as may be deemed necessary.

Responsibilities:

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Initiate and cultivate collaborative relationships with key journalists, producers, bloggers, editors and other opinion leaders, in order to amplify Self-Help’s messages and maximize impact.
  • Serve as the initial point of contact for journalists, fielding inquiries and connecting press with internal subject experts.  Maintain Self-Help’s database of contacts within broadcast, print and online media outlets, and record contacts and events in our Cision database.
  • Expand Self-Help’s stable of accessible and trusted media spokespersons by creating media opportunities for a range of Self-Help staff and providing coaching to improve staff interview skills.  As needed, serve as the Self-Help spokesperson with the press.
  • Manage crisis communications.
  • Develop, track and regularly report on key metrics to measure the success of media relations activities.
  • Manage and leverage social media to achieve engagement and generate coverage.  Manage Self-Help’s online newsroom and Cision relationship.
  • Work with Self-Help leadership and business teams to develop and implement media plans that are proactive, supportive of Self-Help’s vision and goals, and favorably position Self-Help in the marketplace.
  • Provide strategic media relations counsel to leaders and teams to help them advance their efforts – including media goals, messaging, targeted media outlets, and results.
  • Monitor the news cycle to identify opportunities to generate or influence news coverage on Self-Help issues such as community development, home ownership, small business growth, immigration, etc.  
  • Take advantage of opportunities to promote SHCU and SHFCU local efforts with reporters, in order to support deposit-raising and lending goals.  Conduct concentrated media work in locations of merged credit unions.
  • Work with leadership and teams to develop core messaging and talking points on various Self-Help topics.
  • Write, edit and distribute press releases and statements to external audiences using traditional and digital tools/vehicles.
  • Advise staff on effective media engagement techniques and provide formal or informal interview coaching for staff spokespersons.
  • Perform other duties as may be deemed necessary.

Requirements:

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent related experience required; 5 to 10 years of experience as a strategic communications advisor for a financial services firm, large nonprofit, or public corporation. Comparable experience with a reputable public relations agency also acceptable.
  • Track record of success media work.  Proven success in achieving high-quality media placements and extensive network of contacts in national and local media outlets.
  • Demonstrated experience as a press spokesperson, and in supporting interviews by colleagues.
  • Experience advocating corporate positions and explaining complex and high-visibility topics in a fast-paced environment.  Ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Superior writing and editorial skills; ability to write quickly and on deadline; ability to formulate a clear point of view on complicated issues and create a concise and well-written narrative to express it.
  • Ability to act effectively as a trusted advisor to senior management, and to build good relationships with staff at all levels of the organization.  Strong team player with excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Skilled in the use of social media in media relations.
  • Thorough working knowledge of all common software applications, and experience using Cision PR software or equivalent.
  • Ability and willingness to travel and work hours outside of the traditional work day when needed.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Graduate degree in business or related field.
  • 2+ years’ experience as a journalist.
  • Knowledge of financial services issues and/or fluency in Spanish.

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.

Compensation:

Competitive nonprofit salary, based on experience, plus a generous benefits package.

How to Apply:

To apply, send resume and cover letter, describing why you are a fit for this position, to hiringmanager@self-help.org. Please include the position title as the subject.  Application must be received by December 15, 2017 to ensure consideration.  Applications received after this date may or may not be considered, depending on the applicant pool.  The position will remain posted until filled.

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.

1767 Universal Banker in Durham Self-Help Credit Union
Durham, NC
Job Function: Finance
Posted: November 30, 2017

Background:

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:

The Universal Banker serves as a liaison between the member and the credit union, primarily responsible for processing all new account transactions; assisting members in their selection of various accounts and services; cross-selling products and services; opening, maintaining and closing accounts; resolving account issues or discrepancies; performing branch administrative duties; maintaining good member relations; referring members to lending staff, when appropriate, and assisting with the loan application process as needed.  S/he will also assist with handling cash transactions on a more limited/as needed basis.  This individual will assume supervisory responsibility in the absence of branch management.

 

Responsibilities:

  • ​Greet and welcome members and visitors to the credit union in a friendly and professional manner.  Provide prompt, efficient and accurate service in the processing of account opening and transactions. 
  • Provide general and specific service-related information concerning credit union services or policies in-person or by telephone. 
  • Open new accounts, and service existing accounts. This includes the opening and servicing of business accounts. Set up new account files, and provide members with all necessary information for membership, including advising and assisting members with new and existing products and services. Provide information on deposit alternatives to members wishing to place funds with the credit union. 
  • Promote credit union products and services based on member’s needs. Cross-sell overdraft lines of credit to new or existing members with a checking account. Complete the loan process through Loan Origination, making sure policies and procedures are followed. Refer loan product inquiries to Loan Officer, when appropriate.
  • Assist members in the opening of Individual Retirement Accounts and processing appropriate IRA paperwork.
  • Respond to members’ requests, problems, and complaints and/or direct them to the appropriate person for specific information and assistance. Also respond to email or other electronic requests submitted by members providing professional prompt, efficient, and accurate service and information. Assist members with the proper completion of direct deposit forms and with setting up electronic services (e-statements, home banking, mobile banking and on-line bill pay).
  • Perform account transactions and maintenance as authorized, including processing share deposit payments, loan payments, CD transactions, lines of credit advances, and account transfers; disbursing cash and check withdrawals; monitoring receipts, counting cash and performing reconciliations; adding joint owners, completing address changes and competing any other necessary teller functions.
  • Assist members with ATM, Debit and Credit card disputes.  Assist members in balancing their accounts.
  • Research and resolve discrepancies related to accounts for deposits, withdrawals, and loan-payment.
  • May open, close and balance a cash drawer daily.  Maintain cash drawer levels within prescribed amounts and provide backup vault teller responsibilities, managing, balancing and balancing flow of cash in and out of the vault as well as assist in the weekly balancing of the ATM.
  • Participate in community outreach activities.
  • Complete various administrative requests as assigned by the Assistant Branch Manager or Manager related to branch activities and needed as well as requests made by outside departments within Self-Help.
  • Occasionally may be required to process mail transactions.
  • Pull daily negative share report, identify reason account is carrying negative balance and take necessary action to alert the member, block accounts, collect monies on negative accounts, charge off accounts and report charge off item to chex systems.
  • Process invoices through concur to pay vendor invoices.
  • Other duties, responsibilities and projects as assigned.

Requirements:

Minimum Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or equivalent and a minimum of 3 years of experience in banking or retail. 
  • Keen attention to detail.
  • Ability to effectively organize and prioritize work.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to form and maintain strong relationships with internal and external customers.
  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.
  • Knowledge of basic economic and accounting principles and practices, the financial markets and banking.
  • Analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Accurate keyboard and data entry skills.  
  • Ability to travel to cover other branches when needed.
  • Ability and willingness to work occasional overtime when needed and to attend community events in the evenings and on weekends.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Prior experience working as MSR or Teller preferred.
  • Consumer loan experience preferred.
  • English/Spanish fluency preferred.

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.

Compensation:

Competitive nonprofit salary, based on experience, plus a generous benefits package.

How to Apply:

To apply, send resume and cover letter, describing why you are a fit for this position, to hiringmanager@self-help.org. Please include the position title as the subject.  Application must be received by December 14, 2017 to ensure consideration.  Applications received after this date may or may not be considered, depending on the applicant pool.  The position will remain posted until filled.

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.

Loan Services Administrator CEI
Brunswick, ME
Job Function: Lending/Loan Operations
Posted: November 29, 2017

Background:

Coastal Enterprises, Inc. (CEI) helps to grow good jobs, environmentally sustainable enterprises, and shared prosperity in Maine and in rural regions across the country by integrating financing, business and industry expertise, and policy solutions. CEI envisions a world in which communities are economically and environmentally healthy, enabling all people, especially those with low incomes, to reach their full potential.

Position Summary:

Want to make a difference in your work and see tangible impact on our communities in Maine and beyond? Are you someone who has professional office or banking/financial services experience and wants to further develop skills in finance operations, database management, data analysis and lending compliance? Do you want to work with a team of smart, driven people?

Then we want to hear from you...

Coastal Enterprises, Inc. (CEI), is a mission-driven lender and a national leader in rural business development. Our focus is on growing good jobs, environmentally sustainable enterprises, and shared prosperity. Our loan services team is seeking a smart, self-directed, enthusiastic professional for the position of Loan Services Administrator.

This is a full time, benefited position based in beautiful downtown Brunswick, Maine. To learn more about CEI's work, mission and staff, please visit our website.

The Loan Services Administrator is responsible for the daily workflow within the loan servicing department, ensuring all work is completed and departmental deadlines have been met. The Loan Services Administrator performs a variety of loan servicing functions in connection with commercial loans, including processing of documents, initial input of new loans/ renewals to loan system, and full servicing functions for CEI’s loan portfolio from loan inception through pay-off.

Responsibilities:

  1. Responsible for all new and existing loan disbursements.
  2. Responsible for balancing loan disbursements in loan system monthly.
  3. Assistance with Mailing and E-mails to borrower for outstanding items on their accounts
  4. Prepares the Written Payoff when requested by borrowers or other financial institutions.
  5. Prepares the Discharges on all collateral and sends letter of payoff to borrowers.
  6. Prepares commercial loan documentation and Loan Modification for loans done by CEI Loan Officers utilizing loan processing software.
  7. Research and resolve any problems, issues or questions concerning customer accounts, both verbally and in writing, to ensure customer satisfaction and to maintain productive relationships with other CEI staff / departments.
  8. Maintain accuracy and integrity of CEI's loan administration database, including performing maintenance to loans as necessary.
  9. Follows all policy & procedures of Lending with continuous cross-training as policies/procedures change.

Requirements:

  1. High school equivalent plus two years college, business, or technical school coursework.
  2. Strong administrative and analytical skills.
  3. Prior banking/financial institution experience in loan services/loan processing strongly preferred.
  4. Acute attention to detail and accuracy.
  5. Able to conduct research and analyze information with minimal supervision.
  6. Proficient with Microsoft office suite, database administration, and spreadsheet software.
  7. Strong organizational and prioritization skills.
  8. Effective written and verbal communications and interpersonal skills.
  9. Performs well under pressure and in a deadline driven environment.
  10. Adheres to a high degree of confidentiality and ethics.
  11. Works flexibly and embraces change.
  12. Able to work independently and in a team environment.
  13. Understanding of basic accounting transactions strongly preferred.

Compensation:

Dependent on Experience

How to Apply:

Please submit cover letter and resume (BOTH are required to be considered for the position) to: employment@ceimaine.org

Coastal Enterprises, Inc. is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.

President & CEO Housing Development Corporation MidAtlantic
Lancaster, PA
Job Function: Other
Posted: November 27, 2017

Background:

Established in 1971, HDC MidAtlantic was founded by community members in Lancaster, PA who had a shared vision around the importance of providing affordable homes.  From those roots, the organization has grown to be one of the largest providers of affordable housing in the region. Today, HDC MidAtlantic owns or manages more than 3,500 quality affordable rental homes in Pennsylvania, Delaware and Maryland.  HDC MidAtlantic developments house working families, seniors, and persons with disabilities.

HDC MidAtlantic is a nonprofit organization with a for-profit, wholly-owned subsidiary named HDC Investments, Inc. HDC MidAtlantic is a limited or general partner in more than 50 properties. HDC MidAtlantic has experienced especially strong growth during the past three years. Net assets grew by more than $6 million between 2014 and 2015 and by more than $10 million between 2015 and 2016. HDC MidAtlantic has strong local, state and national partnerships, and became a chartered member of NeighborWorks America in June 2016. HDC MidAtlantic is also a member of the Housing Partnership Network, a network of 100 housing and community development organizations that are considered industry leaders.

HDC has a 154 person staff with 30 people in the Lancaster office and 124 people working at HDC properties. Senior leadership positions include: director of real estate development, director of property management, and chief financial officer. Strategic human resource support is outsourced to a regional consultant. The 2017 operating budget is $10M with more than 98% of revenue coming from earned income. The President and CEO reports to a 13-person Board.

Affordable Housing Development – HDC MidAtlantic has increased the size of the portfolio through the adaptive re-use of obsolete buildings, acquisition of existing housing portfolios, property rehabilitation, and new construction. The real estate development team approaches each project with the understanding that HDC MidAtlantic will maintain both ownership and management of many of the properties. With that in mind, decisions on design and products are made with attention to long-term maintenance and operational efficiency. HDC MidAtlantic has experience with multiple funding sources and deep relationships with financial institutions and state and local government agencies. Areas of strength include: expertise in the development of properties financed with the Low Income Housing Tax Credits and/or Multifamily Housing Bonds, and purchasing portfolios of properties from owners exiting the affordable housing arena. 

Property Management – HDC MidAtlantic manages its own portfolio of properties, as well as providing third party management services. The property management team has a solid track record of delivering financial results and performance with dedicated staff involved in qualified resident selection, licensed professional on-site managers, and experienced maintenance staff.

HDC MidAtlantic has a combined portfolio occupancy rate of 98%. Third-party management services include: accounting, compliance, maintenance, inspections, resident screenings, and marketing. With these diverse service offerings, HDC MidAtlantic is able to provide superior service and management to clients and residents.
Resident Services – HDC MidAtlantic has a goal of providing resident services at all properties, even those that are not owned by HDC. Resident services help: strengthen the mental, physical, financial and emotional health of residents and communities; connect residents to resources; and put residents on the path toward self-sufficiency. Trained resident services coordinators serve as advocates for residents. Resident services focus on: employment and education, financial capability, health and wellness, social capital, and stable housing. Resident services coordinators also offer residents recreational and social activities to enhance residents’ relationships with management, their neighbors and their communities.

Position Summary:

The new President and CEO will be a strong leader and manager who combines a passion for mission with a deep understanding of, and commitment to, affordable housing development and property management.

Responsibilities:

HDC’s next President and CEO will:

  • be the external face of the organization, maintaining and building relationships within the HDC MidAtlantic footprint and at the national level;
  • work with the Board and staff to develop a new strategic plan and performance measures that will guide the organization and insure that the right infrastructure is in place to support organizational growth;
  • provide strategic management and fiscal leadership that supports current programs and services, and maintains or increases revenue;
  • monitor changes in funding for affordable housing as well as changes in the housing markets within HDC MidAtlantic’s footprint and adjust HDC MidAtlantic’s business plan accordingly;
  • determine ongoing funding sources for HDC’s lines of business, with a special focus on resident services; 
  • ensure that the organizational culture is one that is diverse, nurtures and develops talents, creates and supports a common mission, and is highly communicative; and
  • assess existing partnerships and relationships, and cultivate and grow relationships with key external stakeholders.

Requirements:

Candidates will bring a variety of experiences and attributes to HDC MidAtlantic, including:   

  • a demonstrated track record in affordable multifamily housing development at a similar or larger scale;
  • strong management skills, including strategic decision-making, financial management, and staff management that focuses on leader development;
  • strong fiscal management skills, and the ability to understand complex real estate transactions and organizational finances across multiple lines of business;
  • the ability to create a strategic and cohesive vision across departments and properties;
  • a proven track record of hiring, retaining and fostering high staff performance;
  • a collaborative leadership and management style;
  • a demonstrated ability to build and develop relationships with a variety of key stakeholders;
  • an understanding of property management and compliance;
  • the ability to partner and work with a nonprofit board;
  • 10+ years’ experience working in a senior leadership role; and
  • a Bachelor’s degree required (Master’s degree preferred).

Compensation:

Salary will be competitive.

How to Apply:

To apply, e-mail your resume, a cover letter that explains how your skills align with the requirements above, and salary requirements to: HDC@raffa.com (e-mail applications are required). For other inquiries, contact James Sunshine at jsunshine@raffa.com. Resume reviews begin immediately. HDC MidAtlantic is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, national origin, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.

Business Advisor - Bangor, ME CEI
Bangor, ME
Job Function: Business Development
Posted: November 22, 2017

Background:

Coastal Enterprises, Inc. (CEI) helps to grow good jobs, environmentally sustainable enterprises, and shared prosperity in Maine and in rural regions across the country by integrating financing, business and industry expertise, and policy solutions. CEI envisions a world in which communities are economically and environmentally healthy, enabling all people, especially those with low incomes, to reach their full potential.

To learn more about our work, people, and culture, please visit our website at: www.ceimaine.org

Position Summary:

Are you passionate about helping small businesses in rural Maine start, grow and thrive? Do you have a background in business management, either through first hand experience as a small business owner or sector experience? Are you looking to be part of a team who shares your vision of the importance of developing a strong Maine economy with good, quality job opportunities for people in all regions of the state?

Then we want to hear from you...

CEI is a non-profit based in Brunswick, Maine who is a national leader in rural economic and business development. CEI's mission is to help connect Maine's natural resource-based economies to new opportunities by providing financing and technical business assistance.

We are seeking a Business Advisor to work with the Small Business Development Center of CEI to service our Bangor territory. The Business Advisor works with small business owners, facilitating start-up, survival and business expansion; provides business planning, management development, and assistance with preparing for and obtaining financing.

Responsibilities:

Within the assigned territory, the Business Advisor conducts market research, develops local partnerships and represents the SBDC and CEI within the communities we service. The Business Advisor may participate on panel discussions and in presentations as appropriate, as well as organizing and presenting workshops on a variety of business related topics. The Business Advisor manages communications and reporting for the regional advising activities.

Requirements:

Qualified candidates are knowledgeable in all aspects of business management, planning and business financing; are client focused, professional, results-driven, excellent listeners and communicators, work collaboratively, are comfortable presenting in front of small and large groups, and are proficient with business and office software and technology.

Candidates should have a four year college degree, preferably in business management or significant related business and/or professional experience. An advanced degree, especially and MBA, highly desirable. Candidates should have a minimum of five years' related business and/or professional experience. Prior business ownership is also very desirable.

This position is based out of our Bangor office. Since this is a client-facing role, telecommuting is not an option. In-state travel to meet with clients and to attend once a month staff meeting in our Brunswick office is required.

Coastal Enterprises, Inc. is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.

Compensation:

DOE. CEI does have position  specific salary ranges for each role in the organization. Compensation is discussed during the interview process.

How to Apply:

For consideration, please submit your cover letter and resume (both required) to: employment@ceimaine.org

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

Background:

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

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

Position Summary:

Working for CSH

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

Federal Technical Assistance Team

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

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

Responsibilities:

The Position

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

Location

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

Responsibilities

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

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

Requirements:

Qualifications

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

Specific skills and experience include:

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

Compensation:

Commensurate with Experience

How to Apply:

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

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

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

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

Background:

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

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

Position Summary:

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

Responsibilities:

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

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

Requirements:

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

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

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

Compensation:

Commensurate with Experience

How to Apply:

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

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

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

Loan Associate NCCLF
San Francisco, CA
Job Function: Finance
Posted: November 18, 2017

Background:

The Northern California Community Loan Fund (NCCLF) was founded in 1987 to create a socially responsible investment vehicle to provide capital and expertise to revitalize low-income communities.  NCCLF has grown into a $60 million intermediary nonprofit organization that provides loans, New Markets Tax Credits, consulting, and technical assistance to groups that develop low-income housing, community facilities, essential health and human services, nonprofit enterprises, and solutions to the critical issues facing the nonprofit sector.  For more information on our programs and services, please visit our website at www.ncclf.org.

Position Summary:

NCCLF has historically provided loans and NMTC financing primarily to nonprofits, alternatively structured enterprises such as co-ops, and food-related businesses throughout the 46 northernmost counties of California.  Our borrowers have made use of our financing to develop affordable housing, a wide range of community facilities, promote economic development and access to healthy foods, and provide working capital in order to make a difference in the lives of those who need help the most.  
The Loan Associate will assist with the lending, monitoring and reporting operations for a highly successful community development financial institution.  Responsibilities will include documenting and closing commercial real estate, construction and working capital loans and lines of credit to organizations serving low-income communities in Northern California. The Loan Associate will also be responsible for Lending Department operations and monitoring functions to ensure compliance with terms and conditions of all loans including preparing and maintaining lending records and reports.  NCCLF currently has a loan portfolio of approximately 70 borrowers with aggregate outstanding balances of over $45 million, and a New Market Tax Credit (NMTC) portfolio of over $158 million, covering seventeen projects. 

The position requires a highly motivated person with a background in commercial real estate or small business lending operations.  The ideal candidate is also someone who understands the unique needs of nonprofit human service providers, affordable housing developers, or healthy foods enterprises.  The candidate must be a self-starter, have the demonstrated ability to accurately and efficiently work on several tasks simultaneously and have superior written and verbal communication skills.  Finally, the candidate should enjoy working in an active and expanding nonprofit and thrive in a friendly, cooperative, and fast-paced environment.

(10 %)
Assist or lead ad-hoc projects as assigned that may include industry research, product development, operational efficiency, compliance and reporting systems protocol, social impact tracking development, funding applications or policy analysis 

Responsibilities:

Loan Documentation and Closing (40%)

  • Coordinate closing and funding process in conjunction with the other Loan Associates and Manager of Loan Administration, Loan Officers, borrowers, outside legal counsel, title officers and related parties
  • Document commercial real estate loan transactions (including construction loans and New Markets Tax Credit loans) from commitment to funding in a timely manner
  • Review title reports, escrow instructions, loan documents, surveys, environmental, property condition reports, insurance and other exhibits ensuring no losses as a result of improper closing procedures
  • Ensure compliance with all loan requirements, commitment and approval conditions
  • Anticipate and effectively manage closing problems by identifying and recommending solutions to meet the needs of NCCLF and our borrowers
  • Ensure files are kept organized, maintaining an audit trail of all closing steps  

Lending Operations (40%)

  • Communicate effectively with borrowers and serve as one of the primary points of contact for loan closing and post-closing 
  • Review and process funding disbursement requests, ensuring proper documentation and compliance with loan conditions.
  • Collect quarterly financial statements and reporting documentation and assist in determining financial condition, credit-worthiness and project compliance for all borrowers
  • Monitor compliance with credit policies covering risk management and participate in quarterly monitoring and loan loss reserve meetings 
  • Maintain working knowledge of loan policies and protocols
  • Work closely with Finance Department to ensure correct accounting for all loans 
  • Effectively track, analyze, communicate, and make recommendations to address loan delinquencies 
  • Maintain post-closing credit and monitoring of original documents and electronic files
  • Prepare and maintain Lending Department operations and activity reports
  • Maintain the loan portfolio management system and related databases

Social Impact, Compliance & Reporting (10%)

  • Work with Finance and other staff to prepare annual and quarterly reports to the CDFI Fund and multiple other funders and investors
  • Work collaboratively with other departments to manage information, reporting and document preparation for various internal and external needs include funding requests, grant reports, annual audit, securities permit application and compliance with investor covenants.

Other duties as assigned 

Requirements:

Minimum Required Qualifications

  • Undergraduate degree in business, finance, economics, accounting or related field
  • Minimum of two years of commercial real estate or small business loan operations experience with a demonstrated expertise in loan closing and monitoring, preferably in the field of community development lending
  • Must demonstrate a high level of attention to detail and commitment to accuracy
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills
  • Superior judgment and prudent decision making abilities
  • Financial analysis and database skills (e.g. Salesforce) with a demonstrated proficiency in MS Office Suite
  • Demonstrated ability to consistently multi-task and manage a varied and occasionally intense workload 
  • Exhibit a high degree of professionalism demonstrating accuracy, timeliness, and teamwork
  • Ability to build relationships internally and externally and elicit confidence by demonstrating reliability and professionalism 
  • Strong team player and ability to work effectively in a cooperative and diverse environment
  • Enthusiasm, entrepreneurial spirit, and a strong commitment to work in community development
  • Ability to develop strong relationships with clients and other stakeholders.

Desired Qualifications, Skills and Experience

  • Understanding of and experience with affordable housing development, nonprofit community facility construction, and asset management
  • Familiarity with real estate loan documents and basic legal terms
  • Understanding of and experience with either the New Markets Tax Credit program or Healthy Foods access.
  • Knowledge and experience with nonprofit community-based organizations

Compensation:

Competitive nonprofit salary range depending upon experience, plus an excellent benefits package including health, dental, retirement plan and three weeks’ vacation.  

How to Apply:

NCCLF is an equal opportunity employer; people of color and women are strongly encouraged to apply. 

To Apply: Send resume and cover letter (Attn: Loan Associate Search) via fax to 415-392-8216 or email to info@ncclf.org. Application Deadline: Open until filled.

Financial Analysis Specialist I Latino Community Credit Union
Durham, NC
Job Function: Finance
Posted: November 17, 2017

Background:

Latino Credit Union is the ideal option for anyone searching for a solid and ethical financial institution of great value, as well as an opportunity to support their communities. We are proud to serve a diverse membership from the U.S. and 110 other countries around the world. Our primary mission is to provide our local communities with ethical financial products and education to empower them and to ensure economic opportunity for all.

Position Summary:

The Financial Analysis Specialist I turns internal and industry data into information insights for management. This person will contribute to improve financial status by monitoring variances, identifying trends, and optimizing the processes for the production of member, product and financial reports.

Responsibilities:

  • Analyze internal business, financial industry data to produce requested reports and insights Interpret data, organize and provide ongoing reports
  • Acquire data and develop/maintain databases/spreadsheets and reports
  • Identify, analyze, and interpret trends or patterns in complex data sets, such as member historic data, loan production reports, deposits per branch reports, among others
  • Analyze data to evaluate impact of prior decisions such as changes to interest rates or fees
  • Organize historical database of loan charge offs by different characteristics and maintain it up to date with ongoing monthly information
  • Update figures to calculate the monthly allowance for loan losses
  • Collaborate in the preparation of financial reports for management
  • Identify and recommend process improvement opportunities

 

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in business, accounting, economics, information management or other business and data analysis related field; 1 year of relevant experience
  • Strong analytical skills with the ability to collect, organize, analyze, and disseminate significant amounts of information with attention to detail and accuracy
  • Basic knowledge of financial accounting
  • Must have solid MS Excel skills
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Bilingual in English and Spanish
  • Understanding of statistics, particularly correlations and linear regressions
  • Professionalism and high level of discretion

Compensation:

We provide a challenging and friendly work environment as well as a competitive salary and benefits package including an employer-paid medical insurance plan, 401(k) plan (with a substantial company match), employer paid life and disability plan and generous paid time off to maintain a healthy work/life balance.

How to Apply:

Please complete the employment application online at https://latinoccu.org/careers/

Credit Analyst CEI
Brunswick, ME
Job Function: Lending/Loan Operations
Posted: November 17, 2017

Background:

Coastal Enterprises, Inc. (CEI) helps to grow good jobs, environmentally sustainable enterprises, and shared prosperity in Maine and in rural regions across the country by integrating financing, business and industry expertise, and policy solutions. CEI envisions a world in which communities are economically and environmentally healthy, enabling all people, especially those with low incomes, to reach their full potential.

To learn more about CEI's history, work, people, and culture, please visit our website at: www.ceimaine.org

Position Summary:

Love ♥ numbers? Do have experience as a credit analyst at a commercial financial institution and are seen as a go-to person because of your knowledge and expertise? Have you been looking for a way to engage in purposeful, meaningful work while making an impact in your communities?

Then we want to hear from you…

CEI is looking for the right combination of credit analyst know-how, commitment to mission-driven work, superior attention to detail, and ability to work on a team.This is a full-time, benefited position based in beautiful downtown Brunswick, Maine.

Responsibilities:

  • Ensuring conformance to acceptable credit standards and to established policies and practices.
  • Performing credit checks for loan applicants.
  • Analyzing personal financial statements, personal tax returns, corporate and audited financial statements.
  • Preparing CEI’s financial statements using Baker Hill Loan Origination Platform.
  • Preparing written analysis of financial statements for assessing level of risk and viability of repayment.
  • Developing a concise understanding of the business through analysis of the management, the service or product, the market conditions and other non-financial data from a variety of sources to incorporate into the Investment Memorandum.
  • Performing a complete analysis of the collateral, including fair market values, marketability, and applying the appropriate discounts.
  • Performing and/or assisting with the writing and completion of the investment memorandum.
  • Providing back-up to Loan Group Administrator when needed for coordinating weekly Loan Group meetings and regular Loan and Investment Committee meetings, and recording meeting minutes.
  • Providing input to summary reports for senior management identifying portfolio trends and status.
  • May accompany commercial lenders on customer calls as needed.
  • Helps with additional tasks and projects when needed.

Requirements:

  • Four-year college degree or equivalent combination of course work and work experience. MBA desirable.
  • Minimum of three to five years of credit/lending experience required.
  • Strong analytic and problem-solving skills.
  • Acute attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Able to conduct research and analyze information with minimal supervision.
  • Proficient with Microsoft office suite, database administration, and spreadsheet software. Experience with Baker Hill Loan Origination platform a plus.
  • Strong organizational and prioritization skills.
  • Effective written and verbal communications and interpersonal skills.
  • Performs well under pressure and in a deadline driven environment.
  • Adheres to a high degree of confidentiality and ethics.
  • Works flexibly and embraces change.
  • Able to work independently and in a team environment.

Compensation:

DOE

How to Apply:

Please submit your professional resume and cover letter (REQUIRED) to: 

employment@ceimaine.org

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