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Public Policy Director Community Development Bankers Association
Washington, DC
Job Function: Advocacy/Policy
Posted: January 3, 2019

Background:

Community Development Bankers Association (CDBA) is the national trade association of FDIC-certified Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) and mission focused banks and thrifts. Our members provide lending, financial services, and technical assistance in disinvested urban, rural and Native American communities across the United States. We are the voice of the CDFI and mission focused banking sector through public policy advocacy, promoting industry best practices, and peer networking.

CDBA is managed by Partners for the Common Good (PCG) via administrative agreement. The incumbent will be an employee of PCG principally assigned to work on CDBA matters.

Position Summary:

We are seeking a high energy and dynamic candidate for the position of Public Policy Director. The Director will advance our public policy advocacy agenda. The position reports to Chief Executive Officer, but works with all members of the team. This is a full time 40 hour per week position. The position is located at PCG’s offices in Washington DC.

Responsibilities:

Stay abreast of regulatory and legislative developments that affects Federal community development programs and financial services
Analyze regulatory proposals and policies to assess impact on the membership and the low income communities they serve
Participate in drafting public comment letters and testimony
Lead the development of policy initiatives the advance the membership
Analyze, compile and disseminate research, data, and written materials on the industry to support education and advocacy efforts
Solicit input from CDBA members to formulate policy positions
Coordinate advocacy campaigns, including organizing annual appropriations outreach to Capitol Hill
Coordinate Congressional visits for spring CDBA Advocacy Day and year round meetings
Build, maintain and utilize database of legislative contacts and membership education and advocacy participation
Maintains data base on CDFI Fund program awards, as well data on impact of CDBA members
Responsible for researching and initial drafting “thought leadership” articles and OpEds for biweekly CDBA newsflash or external publications by CEO, Board members or other industry representatives
Represent CDBA among aligned community development and financial services trade and advocacy groups
Participate in event planning for annual conference, workshops, webinars and conference calls
Execute special projects and provide general support to the membership.
Other duties as assigned

Requirements:

Stay abreast of regulatory and legislative developments that affects Federal community development programs and financial services
Analyze regulatory proposals and policies to assess impact on the membership and the low income communities they serve
Participate in drafting public comment letters and testimony
Lead the development of policy initiatives the advance the membership
Analyze, compile and disseminate research, data, and written materials on the industry to support education and advocacy efforts
Solicit input from CDBA members to formulate policy positions
Coordinate advocacy campaigns, including organizing annual appropriations outreach to Capitol Hill
Coordinate Congressional visits for spring CDBA Advocacy Day and year round meetings
Build, maintain and utilize database of legislative contacts and membership education and advocacy participation
Maintains data base on CDFI Fund program awards, as well data on impact of CDBA members
Responsible for researching and initial drafting “thought leadership” articles and OpEds for biweekly CDBA newsflash or external publications by CEO, Board members or other industry representatives
Represent CDBA among aligned community development and financial services trade and advocacy groups
Participate in event planning for annual conference, workshops, webinars and conference calls
Execute special projects and provide general support to the membership.
Other duties as assigned

Compensation:

Competitive nonprofit sector salary commensurate with experience. Collegial work environment. Good benefits package available.

How to Apply:

Interested individuals should submit a resume, cover letter, professional writing sample and three references here: http://www.pcgloanfund.org/public-policy-director-community-development-...

Chief Strategy and Innovation Officer Capital Impact Partners
Arlington, VA
Job Function: Research and Analytics
Posted: January 3, 2019

Background:

Capital Impact Partners, headquartered in Arlington, VA, operates nationally, with local offices in Detroit, MI, and Oakland, CA. For over 35 years, Capital Impact Partners has been a nonprofit mission driven Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) that has supported the development of low-income underserved communities nationwide, focusing in five key sectors - health care, education, healthy foods, housing and aging. Capital Impact is also supporting the redevelopment of Detroit through multiple partnerships with banks and foundations.

Position Summary:

Capital Impact Partners seeks a Chief Strategy and Innovation Officer (CSIO) who will play a vital role in helping Capital Impact to shape and implement the strategic vision for the organization. The CSIO will develop strategic partnerships and technical assistance programs to amplify Capital Impact’s brand. The CSIO will identify and drive the pursuit of new sources of revenue and impact through current, new, and expanding markets; new or enhanced products and services; and/or new ways of working. Along with the President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO), the CSIO will be a key spokesperson for Capital Impact and represent the organization with community, corporate, and public sector events. The CSIO will also lead the management of the following interrelated corporate level functions: fundraising and strategic relationship management, program development, strategic planning and innovation, social impact assessment, corporate communications, and policy development.

Responsibilities:

Staff and Executive Leadership: Provide day-to-day leadership for all assigned functions. Lead through collaboration and innovative management concepts, to effectively and efficiently meet program goals and objectives, within available resource allocation. Work collaboratively across the organization, sharing knowledge and building trust, demonstrating leadership through effective delegation, mentoring, and team-building. Share information, perspective, and expertise. Oversee all hiring within the department and work to attract, retain, and develop team members. Develop performance standards, set job expectations, and give ongoing feedback and annual performance ratings to direct reports. Participate in the creation of and periodic reporting of results of Capital Impact’s Balanced Scorecard. Co-lead lending and program board committee and actively participate in meetings of the Board of Directors. Must value and support difference in others, contributing to an inclusive work environment. Demonstrate the ability and willingness to communicate effectively with people of diverse backgrounds and experience to create a collaborative, collegial, and caring community;
Strategic Relationship Development and Management: Develop and lead Capital Impact’s relationship and fundraising strategy in support of Capital Impact’s goals and objectives. Cultivate existing and develop new relationships within the philanthropic, nonprofit, and corporate communities to identify new opportunities to collaborate in Capital Impact’s target markets and sectors. Serve as a lead connector, along with the CEO, between external stakeholders and key internal partners;
Program Development and Management: Oversee Capital Impact’s technical assistance programmatic activities to deepen and expand Capital Impact’s market presence and impact. Drive research efforts to identify emerging trends/issues in underserved communities and create programming to address them. Work with community stakeholders to develop a shared agenda and collaborate with lending and investment teams to develop holistic programs that align technical assistance, policy, advocacy, and thought leadership to unlock capital and scale programs regionally and/or nationally;
Strategic Planning, Innovation, and Impact Evaluation: Lead the development and implementation of Capital Impact’s strategic plan. Coordinate and integrate annual work plans for all Capital Impact teams to achieve short to mid-term results over one, three and five years. Continue to develop a culture of learning and innovation by sharing findings throughout the organization. Foster collaboration and creative thinking across the organization designed to maximize social impact, including analysis of trends and market disruptions and searching for emerging market opportunities. Create and maintain resource investment and evaluation reports for use by the CEO, Board, and funding sources. Further develop and integrate Capital Impact’s approach to social impact assessment across lending, investment, and programmatic activities - embedding an impact and outcomes-based mindset into Capital Impact’s work;
Corporate Communications and Policy: Oversee the identification of content and lessons learned for external publication, to expand the organization’s thought leadership and influence among partners, policymakers, and the broader field. Collaborate with the CEO and Chief Lending Officer to develop policy priorities to unlock resources at the federal and local levels.

Requirements:

Bachelor’s degree required. Advanced degree preferred
15 or more years experience in strategic planning, community development, learning or operational leadership
A minimum of 10 years of management experience
In-depth understanding of community development finance; validated track record in developing programs and products that meet community needs; established relationships within the philanthropic community and the public sector
Deep knowledge of Capital Impact’s core markets and sectors
Knowledge of CDFI Fund programs, New Markets Tax Credits (NMTC) and best practices at other CDFIs or Community Development Banks is beneficial
Clear passion for working in underserved communities
Proven leader and people developer, with excellent project management, a demonstrated ability to effectively engage and lead individuals and teams, and a highly entrepreneurial mindset
Proficiency with written and oral communication skills, including the ability to speak in a wide variety of public settings, to a variety of diverse audiences
Demonstrated track record of success in developing and implementing multi-year strategic plans and programs focused on addressing complex social issues
Knowledge of how policy and communication can be leveraged to further mission
Proficiency with Microsoft Office (particularly Word, Excel and PowerPoint), Google Suite, Salesforce, and other related systems
Ability to travel up to 50% or more of the time

Compensation:

DOE

How to Apply:

https://workforcenow.adp.com/mascsr/default/mdf/recruitment/recruitment....

Program Manager – Environmental Finance Center Rural Community Assistance Corporation
Spokane, WA
Job Function: Financial Services
Posted: December 28, 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.

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 small system staff to make sure they comply with state and federal regulations and understand the system finances and operations. RCAC’s work outcomes include: system regulatory compliance; access to resources for capital improvement projects; and building board and staff capacity on technical, financial and managerial best practices.

Position Summary:

Position Description
The Program Manager (Rural Development Specialist III) will oversee the Region 10 Environmental Finance Center (EFC) program, supervise one to two employees and provide other assistance to rural communities as necessary. The EFC develops and deploys culturally appropriate methods and tools to build financial capacity in rural and tribal communities to support their environmental and public health utilities and facilities. Through the EFC, rural and tribal communities receive direct technical assistance and hands-on training to plan for and work toward financial sustainability.

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:
• Manage program contracts and budgets
• Oversee program implementation
• Supervise up to two employees
• Manage relationships with client communities, government agencies, foundations, and other program funders
• Oversee relationships with vendors and subcontractors to support program implementation
• Collaborate with RCAC’s development team to raise funds for the program
• Coordinate and participate in networks and associations with RCAC partners
• Perform other duties as assigned

Requirements:

Skills and Qualifications
• Ability to work with minimum supervision and effectively prioritize multiple tasks
• Commitment to rural communities, drinking water access and/or health equity issues
• Capacity to supervise staff and subcontractors and direct program implementation
• Ability to listen effectively and communicate verbally and in writing
• Expertise in project management and grant management
• Familiarity with developing and managing budgets
• Proficiency with personal computers, including cloud computing and Microsoft Office
• Experience in working in a multi-cultural environment is highly desirable

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 any combination of applicable experience in project management, grant management, drinking water access or related environmental fields. (Additional qualifying education may be substituted for up to one year of required experience).

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

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 two hours per day) to heavy (four 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 two 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.

Compensation:

$69,600 to $76,800
Health, Dental, Vision, Paid Holidays, Paid Time Off, Retirement Plan, FSA

How to Apply:

Please visit our website at www.rcac.org/careers to view or print the job description and/or provided benefits.

Project Coordinator Asian Americans For Equality Inc
New York, NY
Job Function: Administrative/Operations/IT
Posted: December 26, 2018

Background:

Renaissance Economic Development Corporation is a nonprofit Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) certified by the Department of the Treasury as well as an approved Small Business Administration Microlender and Community Advantage lender. Since its inception in 1995, Renaissance has provided direct financing to over 1,200 women, minority, and immigrant entrepreneurs complemented by a full curriculum of business counseling.

Renaissance targets low to moderate income neighborhoods in New York City where language and culture are barriers to conventional lending. Renaissance is an affiliate to Asian Americans for Equality (AAFE). Our dedicated and diverse team has multiple language capacity and understands the small business community. The strength of our small business team has led SBA to recognize Renaissance as one of the top 10 SBA Microlenders in the nation in the last three years.

Position Summary:

By joining Renaissance as the Project Coordinator, your main responsibility is to provide proactive, responsive, and effective administrative support to Renaissance Managing Director and staff members. Project Coordinator serves as a central resource to staff and coordinates programmatic tasks and projects for the Renaissance team.

Responsibilities:

Serve as a point of contact for any internal and external inquiries to the Managing Director and respond with appropriate judgement and professionalism.

Assist in project management and track the progress of outstanding projects by monitoring deadlines.

Document movement of projects from start to finish while maintaining continual dialogue between internal and external stakeholders.

Coordinate and schedule meetings and communication plan(s) regarding projects among the team and/or external stakeholders.

Prepare materials for meetings and presentations, data analysis, research projects on policies/trends, and other projects as needed.

Facilitate meetings where appropriate and distribute minutes to all meeting members

Prepares outreach and marketing materials and ensures marketing collateral is organized and aligned with company brand and image.

Maintain and organize project documents and files both for physical and digital folders

Maintains the highest level of confidentiality with all information obtained.

Meets expectations for attendance and punctuality.

Perform other related work and duties as assigned

Requirements:

Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration preferred.

One or more years of administrative experience.

Strong verbal and written communication is a must.

Strong organizational skills is a must.

Experience working with low income individuals and diverse communities.

Demonstrated ability to multi-task, perform under pressure, and ability to meet deadlines.

Knowledgeable of local businesses and resources is a plus.

Hands-on experience working with small business owners is a plus.

Strong computer skills using Microsoft Office and Google Documents.

Bilingual in Chinese is highly desirable.

Compensation:

Depends on experience. Excellent health benefits with paid vacation, holidays, sick days, and personal days.

How to Apply:

Interested candidates should send a résumé and cover letter via email to human_resources@aafe.org. For further information about Renaissance, please visit our website at www.renaissance-ny.org.

Facilities and Procurement Specialist Rural Community Assistance Corporation
West Sacramento, CA
Job Function: Other
Posted: December 21, 2018

Background:

Organization
Founded in 1978, RCAC is a 501(c)(3) non-profit 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 financial operations of the corporation including accounting, budgeting, contract management, facilities management and procurement functions.

Position Summary:

Position Description
Under general supervision, the Facilities and Procurement Specialist will perform a wide variety of technical and analytical tasks in the procurement of equipment, services, materials and supplies; maintain and execute a purchasing plan to support short and long term goal achievement in a timely and effective manner; develop and implement new methods and procedures to reduce corporate and program procurement costs while maintaining compliance with appropriate funding sources and applicable local and federal laws; other key responsibilities include: employee orientation, property inventory, facilities maintenance, insurance, reporting, safety and general administrative tasks.

Responsibilities:

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

Purchasing
• Ensure compliance with RCAC procurement and corporate policies
• Monitor procurement function when it is more appropriate for other employees to procure
• Correspond with vendors regarding wrong merchandise sent, shortages, over-shipments, or delivery reminders to resolve any problems that arise
• Coordinate cell phones and accessory purchases and maintain appropriate logs
• Process and approve requisitions, purchase orders and related correspondence for corporate and field offices
• Assist administrative specialist with airline travel arrangements as needed
• Audit and monitor billings for major vendors, telephone use, other utilities and services
• Select sources for goods or services based on analysis
• Approve and certify vendors and arrange for vendor contracts
• Solicit, accept and scrutinize vendor bids or proposals in accordance with federal cost principles (2 CFR 200)
• Observe quality of purchased goods and/or services
• Prepare reports and required documents
• Complete reports of purchasing activities and costs
• Verify order delivery and send back inaccurate shipments and verify or acquire prices

Employee Support
• Provide new staff with employee safety, travel and purchasing information
• Set new staff up with appropriate equipment and office furniture
• Coordinate collection of appropriate equipment and office furniture when employees exit RCAC

Property Inventory
• Conduct annual corporate-wide property inventory
• Maintain an accurate, updated account of RCAC properties by checking physical inventories and recording changes as they occur
• Track, monitor and tag all new RCAC equipment and furniture when purchased
• Create/maintain equipment inventory, reservations and check-out system
• Issue, track, monitor, and cancel various corporate credit cards as needed

Facilities
• Coordinate the maintenance, repair, renovation of the corporate facility
• Coordinate with out-stationed staff and property owners on establishing and renewing lease and rental agreements for office space
• Establish/maintain internal controls for issuing and monitoring access
• Monitor and track building expenses
• Issue and cancel fobs/cards and keys as necessary
• Maintain tenant relations
• Coordinate work of janitorial and repair crews
• Routinely change building door codes when necessary (within 24 hours of employee termination)
• Coordinate archived file maintenance for offsite storage facility

Insurance
• Assist in preparation of documents needed for annual renewal of corporate and building insurance; obtain accords and insurance certificate verifications as needed
• Update existing driver’s information with Insurance company; and submit for new employees
• Review list of drivers and their records periodically and coordinate with Human Resources

Administrative
• Assist staff in preparing subcontracting plans and small business utilization reports for out-going proposals
• Assist in the development and maintenance of RCAC operations manual and systems standardization; participate in corporate-wide committee meetings
• Respond to all requests and performs tasks in a timely efficient manner
• Maintain a auditable filing system for information such as insurance policies, staff travel, bid solicitations, outgoing correspondence, vendor contacts and other information to ensure an accurate account of activities
• Maintain a clear and precise audit trail by thoroughly documenting all purchases and contractual actions from award through closeout; compile, store and manage procurement contract and grant document files and other resource documents to meet audit requirements
• Maintain logs of all communications and contacts with vendors
• Establish and maintain corporate databases for tracking and monitoring of monthly and annual bill comparisons of utilities, telephone and property inventories
• Identify and establish goals and priorities for delivery of internal services
• Coordinate with supervisor for back-up work coverage during absences
• Keep supervisor informed on status of all activities on a regular basis

Reporting
• Prepare database reports and other reports such as lost or stolen property, surplus property available, or maintenance work performed
• Prepare routine purchasing reports for Accounting Manager
• Supply major vendor reports annually to board of directors
• Prepare, each April, an annual report on corporate insurance and office locations and leases
• Periodically conduct detailed analysis of telephone and other suppliers
• Submit timely annual property report to Yolo County and applicable counties in other states with field offices, when annual reporting applies
• File with local and State offices other required statutory reporting

Safety
• Oversee corporate/field office building safety and security
• Convene annual Safety Committee meeting
• Develop and maintain RCAC safety procedures
• Train staff on safety procedures
• Implement Cal/OSHA requirements

Team Member
• Participate on the finance team and other corporate teams
• Participate in department and organizational strategic planning
• Perform other work as assigned

Skills and Abilities
• Proficiency with personal computers including Microsoft Office
• Able to complete administrative requirements related to work responsibilities such as recording work completed in databases, evaluating and documenting tasks
• Ability to listen effectively and communicate verbally and in writing
• Ability to work with minimum supervision and handle multiple priorities simultaneously
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills
• Ability to proofread and edit documents
• Ability to work independently and as part of a team
• 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
• Knowledge of record keeping practices and financial analysis
• Perform job related research and analysis
• Relate well with both internal and external customers.

Requirements:

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 (5) years of applicable experience in procurement and facility management (education may be substituted for the experience).

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 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.

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:

$4,149 to $4,236
Health, Dental, Vision, Paid Holidays, Paid Time Off, Retirement Plan, FSA

How to Apply:

Please visit our website at www.rcac.org/careers to view or print the job description and/or provided benefits.

Community Capital Manager Central Valley Community Foundation
Fresno , CA
Job Function: Project Management
Posted: December 20, 2018

Background:

For more than fifty years the Central Valley Community Foundation has been a trusted partner in philanthropy in the Central Valley. Founded in 1966, we provide giving options for individuals, families, businesses and other foundations to invest in programs that address social and environmental needs.

The Manager is part of Central Valley Community Foundation’s (CVCF) programs team, and the position embodies the growth of CVCF’s strategy for programmatic impact beyond the organization’s traditional grantmaking role. CVCF is a complex, fast-paced organization and requires staff members who can work both independently and collaboratively. The ideal candidate will be a self-starter with outstanding organizational and communications skills who can manage multiple projects effectively.

Position Summary:

The Community Capital Manager position requires an energetic personality and a diverse set of
skills both in the coordination of complex collaborative initiatives as well in as the identification
of opportunities to deploy investment capital for community impact. The Manager is part of
Central Valley Community Foundation’s (CVCF) programs team, and the position embodies the
growth of CVCF’s strategy for programmatic impact beyond the organization’s traditional
grantmaking role.

Responsibilities:

PORTFOLIO OF RESPONSIBILITIES:
 Fresno Community Capital Collaborative for Economic Mobility
o Understand and be able to clearly explain the landscape of available communitybased
capital for neighborhood development to community-based organizations,
residents, financial institutions, donors and funders, sector thought partners, and
the public
o Coordinate, monitor, and evaluate the work of subgrantees toward the goals of the
project
o Organize nine quarterly and three annual convenings of the Collaborative during
the current three years of grant support, including participation of consultants,
potential funders or investors, and other thought partners from around the state
and nation
o Oversee and help shape the work of storytelling about community change
embedded in the funding for the Collaborative, in partnership with CVCF staff
communication leads
o Facilitate collaboration among CDFIs, CBOs, and CVCF with the goal of
increasing community financing activity, including proactively identifying gaps,
duplication, and potential improvements in current services
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o Serve as a liaison to and, if directed, staff support for aligned initiatives such as
the Mayor’s Bankers Collaborative
o Participate in envisioning and planning housing projects in focus neighborhoods
o Track outcomes and draft reports to the funder(s) of the Collaborative on behalf
of the Collaborative and CVCF
o Travel to key convenings around the state and nation relating to the grant funding
for the Collaborative or to funding for community and economic development in
Fresno generally
o Provide quantitative data, stories, and perspectives to support preparation of new
funding requests to extend or expand CVCF’s work in alignment with the goals of
the Collaborative
 Opportunity Zones
o Develop a solid working understanding of the nascent federal Opportunity Zone
program
o Separately or as part of the Community Capital Collaborative, facilitate CVCF’s
continued role as a convener and information source for local parties interested in
creation of Qualified Opportunity Zone Funds
o Analyze the potential community impact and viability of a locally focused equity
investment fund
o With CVCF leadership, identify and assess opportunities for CVCF to
productively participate in or contribute to the work of such a fund
o Supervise the work of consultants that may assist CVCF or other community
entities in advancing the creation of Qualified Opportunity Zone funds
o Participate in national conversations about making Opportunity Zones effective
and deepening the penetration of equity capital for business and real estate
development into underinvested communities, regions, and sectors
 Additional assignments managing CVCF’s neighborhood and community development
initiatives, such as the Irvine Foundation-funded CORE Initiative, including consultant
oversight, reporting, and support in the preparation of future funding requests
 Participation in the development of new initiatives in the areas of community finance and
community and economic development
 Other duties as assigned, as part of the agile and hardworking CVCF team.

REPORTS TO:
Director of Programs and Evaluation
Direct work with the COO and CEO on projects as appropriate

Requirements:

 Minimum 3 years of experience that is directly related to the duties and responsibilities
specified
 Bachelor’s degree required
 Master’s degree in an applicable field or comparable industry experience preferred

Compensation:

Depending on experience. The Central Valley Community Foundation offers a competitive
benefits package for full-time employees, including this position.

How to Apply:

Please send a cover letter and resume to Elliott Balch, Chief Operating Officer, at
elliott@centralvalleycf.org.

For more information, go to: https://www.centralvalleycf.org/about-us/careers/

Credit Manager Renaissance Economic Development Corporation
NEW YORK, NY
Job Function: Accounting
Posted: December 19, 2018

Background:

Renaissance Economic Development Corporation is a nonprofit Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) certified by the Department of the Treasury as well as an approved Small Business Administration Microlender and Community Advantage lender. Since its inception in 1995, Renaissance has provided direct financing to over 1,200 women, minority, and immigrant entrepreneurs complemented by a full curriculum of business counseling.

Renaissance targets low to moderate income neighborhoods in New York City where language and culture are barriers to conventional lending. Renaissance is an affiliate to Asian Americans for Equality (AAFE). Our dedicated and diverse team has multiple language capacity and understands the small business community. The strength of our small business team has led SBA to recognize Renaissance as one of the top 10 SBA Microlenders in the nation in the last three years.

Position Summary:

By joining Renaissance as the Credit Manager, your main responsibility is to monitor the credit quality of each loan, portfolio risk rating, and ensure each loan is in compliance with Credit Policy and Procedures and the terms and conditions of the loan agreements. You will evaluate and make decisions on each loan prepared by the Loan Officers ensuring quality and soundness of each loan and provide guidance and mentoring to the Loan Officers. Credit Manager will also work with Post-Loan and Portfolio Team to remediate any delinquent loans to reduce portfolio risk level.

Responsibilities:

1. Review and assess credit memorandums completed by Loan Officers and provide a formal credit review to loan committee recommending approval or denial of requests for loan funds under established credit guidelines.
2. Responsible for the quality, integrity and soundness of all financial analysis, underwriting and credit approval processes.
3. Manages the work flow of the Loan Officers team, in coordination with Director of Lending, promoting efficiency in order to meet organizational goals.
4. Provides guidance, insights, and feedback on structuring, underwriting and presentation of loan requests.
5. Updates and monitors underwriting SOP and templates.
6. Presents facts and offers opinions/recommendations to Business Development Officers concerning loan applicant’s eligibility for the SBA Community Advantage (CA) program.
7. Assists Business Development Officers in gathering information for SBA CA loan requests and maintains contact with clients.
8. Assist Loan Officers with underwriting SBA CA loans to be submitted to SBA.
9. Provides credit training at staff meetings for all lending staff members.
10. Process loan modifications for permanent restructure and track modified loan progress.
11. Assist the Post-Loan Team with technical assistance to distressed borrowers and provide these borrowers with tailored financial management solutions to mitigate loan delinquencies.
12. Track portfolio data and report risk of loan portfolio.
13. Maintains the highest level of confidentiality with all information obtained.
14. Meets expectations for attendance and punctuality.
15. Perform other related work and duties as assigned

Requirements:

Bachelor’s degree in Accounting/Finance

5 or more years of experience in Credit Analysis and SBA lending.

Strong verbal and written communication ability and organizational skills

Strong accounting, financial statement and cash flow analysis experience.

Strong knowledge of credit policies, procedures, practices and documentation.

Knowledgeable of SBA SOP’s.

Knowledgeable of local businesses and resources

Hands on experience working with small business owners is a plus

Experience working with low income individuals and diverse communities

Demonstrated ability to multi-task, perform under pressure, and flexibility to meet deadlines

Proficient computer skills using Microsoft Office and Google Documents

Bilingual in Chinese is highly desirable

Compensation:

Depends on experience. Excellent health benefits with paid vacation, holidays, sick days, and personal days.

How to Apply:

Interested candidates should send a résumé, a writing sample, and cover letter via email to human_resources@aafe.org. For further information about Renaissance, please visit our website at renaissance-ny.org.

*NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE. ONLY THOSE OFFERED INTERVIEWS WILL BE CONTACTED.

Special Projects Manager, Executive Staff Team Self-Help Federal Credit Union
Oakland, CA
Job Function: Project Management
Posted: December 18, 2018

Background:

Self-Help Federal is part of the Self-Help family of non-profit organizations with a common mission and leadership. Over its 38-year history, Self-Help has learned that access to responsible savings, loans, and transactions is key to financial security, family health, and improved opportunity for low-income families. In total, the Self-Help family of non-profit organizations is more than 147,000 members strong and has delivered $8.3 billion in financing to help over 165,000 low-wealth borrowers buy homes, start and build businesses, and strengthen community resources, across the United States.

To learn more, please visit our websites at www.self-helpfcu.org and www.self-help.org.

Position Summary:

This is a unique opportunity to join a leader in community development finance, and work in a fast-paced social justice organization on a broad range of projects that involve complex business, financial, operational, and policy issues to help expand our impact serving low-income and otherwise underserved communities. The successful candidate will lead projects with strategic importance to Self-Help Federal Credit Union (SHFCU) that fall outside the scope of operating teams. The focus of projects will include expanding impact in California through existing operations, expanding in to new markets, developing strategic relationships and helping to develop new and enhanced activities that can drive our mission to create ownership and economic opportunity. Projects can involve extensive relationship building and organizing efforts. This position provides a unique opportunity to be closely involved in cutting-edge work that impacts the broader financial services industry, community development, and economic justice through practice and policy.

Responsibilities:

Principal Responsibilities
Support and manage special projects as directed by the President and SVPs of SHFCU in California. Projects will be critical to strategic priorities toward expanding the impact, scope and presence of Self-Help in California. Examples of potential projects include:

• Acting as project manager for new initiatives and pilots, including new product development.
• Developing and supporting the organization’s relationships with key partners, including community-based organizations, faith-based institutions, and elected officials.
• Providing analytical support on major financial and operational decisions
• Driving internal communication efforts aimed at building a consistent organizational culture.
• Planning and/or facilitating leadership meetings and retreats.
• Evaluating strategic growth opportunities, including mergers, acquisitions new branch openings.
• Managing activities of one or more organizational boards.

Requirements:

Desired Qualifications
• Strong commitment to our mission – creating economic opportunity for traditionally underserved communities – and a desire to work actively in such communities
• Strong cultural competency and a preference for working in organizations that value diversity, teamwork and collaboration
• Bachelor’s degree (or additional relevant experience) and at least 4 years of relevant professional experience, which could include: community or economic development, consulting, banking, finance, business management, or urban planning.
• A demonstrated commitment to social and economic justice.
• Sensitivity to and a desire to work in a diverse and inclusive organization.
• Strong analytical, organizational and project management skills/experience.
• Excellent interpersonal skills – demonstrated ability to work effectively in varied professional, socio-economic and cultural contexts.
• Strong Excel and web-based research skills; GIS and/or other mapping skills a strong plus.
• Excellent verbal and written communications and presentation skills.
• Resourceful self-starter and fast learner; effective working behind the scenes.
• Interest in and experience with community economic development programs.
• Sincere commitment to teamwork and an interest in the development of colleagues-- both important Self-Help values.
• Spanish-speaking or other non-English language fluency a plus.
• Credit union or other financial institution experience a plus.
• MBA or graduate degree in urban planning, public policy or another related field preferred.
• Willingness to work hours reflective of an executive-level position, with significant regional, statewide and national travel.

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 job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
• Close vision is required.
• Employee is regularly required to: sit; talk and hear; use hands to finger, handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms.
• Employee is frequently required to type and use a keyboard.
• The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds.
• Ability to drive and otherwise travel, throughout California and elsewhere

Compensation:

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

How to Apply:

To apply, please send resume and cover letter, describing why you believe you are a good fit for this position, to cahiringmanager@self-helpfcu.org. Please reference “Special Projects Manager” in the subject line of your message. The position will remain posted until filled.

Project Developer RCAC
West Sacramento, CA
Job Function: Other
Posted: December 18, 2018

Background:

Organization
Founded in 1978, RCAC is a 501(c)(3) non-profit 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 Programs
The housing department provides technical support to local organizations working in a variety of housing programs. The Development Solutions program works with local organizations to develop and manage rental housing and build partner’s capacity. The Homeownership Solutions program supports a network of approximately 50 self-help housing agencies. The Housing Counseling program is a HUD intermediary for 20 groups and also provides training for housing counseling.

Position Summary:

Position Description
The Project Developer in the Development Solutions program will work with local partners to build housing in rural communities and will increase the housing development capacity of rural organizations.

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:
• Assist the Senior Project Developer and local partners in the development of affordable housing projects, including site assessments to secure entitlements and satisfy environmental concerns, develop project pro forma and write funding applications, evaluate development alternatives, participate in consultant and contractor selection, construction and post-construction tasks and assignments.
• Perform preliminary feasibility analysis of potential projects
• Maintain project pro forma that reflect current financing sources and up-to-date cost assumptions
• Provide housing-related training and capacity building to local non-profit organizations, housing authorities, tribal organizations, local governments, and/or other local organizations.

Requirements:

Skills and Qualifications
Qualified candidates will possess the following skills:
• Multiple skill set in affordable housing development (construction, finance, and/or real estate)
• Strong ability to focus on project details.
• Strong ability to meet deadlines and manage multiple priorities
• Ability to exercise sound judgement both in independent and collaborative decision making
• Excellent verbal and communication skills
• Proficiency with personal computers including Microsoft Office, particularly complex Excel spreadsheets

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

Preferred Experience:
Three (3) years of experience in the field of affordable housing development (rental housing preferred) and/or affordable housing finance.

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 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.

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 purp

Compensation:

$58,000 to $66,000
Health, Dental, Vision, Paid Holidays, Paid Time Off, Retirement Plan, FSA

How to Apply:

Please visit our website at www.rcac.org/careers to view or print the job description and/or provided benefits.

Senior Vice President, Self-Help Federal Credit Union Self-Help Federal Credit Union
Oakland, CA
Job Function: Financial Services
Posted: December 18, 2018

Background:

Self-Help Federal is part of the Self-Help family of non-profit organizations with a common mission and leadership. Over its 38-year history, Self-Help has learned that access to responsible savings, loans, and transactions is key to financial security, family health, and improved opportunity for low-income families. In total, the Self-Help family of non-profit organizations is more than 147,000 members strong and has delivered $8.3 billion in financing to help over 165,000 low-wealth borrowers buy homes, start and build businesses, and strengthen community resources, across the United States.

To learn more, please visit our websites at www.self-helpfcu.org and www.self-help.org.

Position Summary:

Self-Help Federal Credit Union seeks a proven leader with a deep commitment to social and economic justice, a preference for a diverse, inclusive and collaborative workplace, and experience in credit unions, banking, lending, and/or other community development operations. Self-Help Federal Credit Union (SHFCU), a leading Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) has been expanding rapidly, both in California and nationally. Its management structure is also evolving as part of the larger Self-Help family of organizations based in Durham, NC. The Senior Vice-President will manage a group of the organization’s California-based Team Leaders, and as part of the SHFCU Leadership Caucus participate in leading the organization’s growth and development. Based on a candidate’s experience, the functional areas the SVP will oversee is somewhat flexible and will likely change with time as SHFCU continues to grow. Initially, we currently expect this position to oversee branch operations in the Bay Area, operational training, and marketing and communications. Oakland is the preferred location, but other Bay Area and California locations are possible.

Responsibilities:

• Lead, coach and supervise Team Leaders and assigned teams, with a focus on strategic thinking, staff development and driving performance.
• Help to develop, evaluate and implement organizational strategy, including growth and innovation. Contribute to building Self-Help’s presence in and contribution to the community development movement in California.
• With others, effectively coordinate resources across teams.
• Ensure strong internal and external customer service and support from assigned teams, working with leaders across the organization to ensure effective collaboration across teams.
• Communicate and model behavior in order to promote mission and culture alignment, drive goals and policies, and effectively address areas of concern and conflict.
• Evaluate and manage risk within assigned teams, facilitating solutions to increase effectiveness and mitigate organizational risk.
• Provide leadership and expertise on special projects as requested.

Requirements:

Desired Qualifications
• Strong commitment to our mission – creating economic opportunity for traditionally underserved communities – and a desire to work actively in such communities
• Strong cultural competency and a preference for working in organizations that value diversity, teamwork and collaboration
• At least fifteen years of relevant experience (at least 10+ management) with a financial institution or comparable organization, with a preference for experience within Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs)
• Demonstrated commitment to social and economic justice and a track record of providing strategic leadership to an organization or business unit
• Sincere commitment to staff development and active management of staff and business units
• Excellent outreach and organizing ability. Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills
• Sensitivity to issues of low-wealth borrowers and communities, and a desire to work in a diverse and inclusive organization
• Exhibits the following Self-Help leadership competencies:
• Mission, culture and core values fit
• High Emotional Intelligence: team and people skills, self-awareness, etc.
• Relevant technical and strategic skills and problem solving capability
• Cultural competence and inclusion
• Persuasion and negotiation skills
• Undergraduate degree preferred; relevant graduate degree a plus. Neither is required.

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 job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
• Close vision is required.
• Employee is regularly required to: sit; talk and hear; use hands to finger, handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms.
• Employee is frequently required to type and use a keyboard.
• The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds.
• Ability to drive and otherwise travel, throughout California and elsewhere

Compensation:

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

How to Apply:

To apply, please send resume and cover letter, describing why you believe you are a good fit for this position, to cahiringmanager@self-helpfcu.org. Please reference “SVP” in the subject line of your message. The position will remain posted until filled.

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