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Underwriter / Senior Underwriter Low Income Investment Fund
New York, NY
Job Function: Financial Services
Posted: October 24, 2018

Background:

The Low Income Investment Fund is a non-profit community development financial institution, with headquarters in San Francisco and satellite offices in Los Angeles, New York and Washington D.C. LIIF builds healthy communities by bridging the gap between private capital markets and low-income neighborhoods. LIIF is a steward for capital invested in affordable housing, childcare, education and other community initiatives.

Position Summary:

The Underwriter/Senior Underwriter is responsible for conducting due diligence and underwriting for approval loans made to support the development of affordable housing, charter schools, and other community facilities. The Underwriter/Senior Underwriter works closely with Loan Officers to obtain credit approval of new loans and also to prescreen potential loans for term sheet offers. As part of the Lending team, the Underwriter/Senior Underwriter supports the achievement of regional and overall Lending work plan goals.

Responsibilities:

REPORTING RELATIONSHIPS:

The Underwriter/Senior Underwriter reports to the Director, Northeast Region in the New York City office but will work closely with market Directors and Deputy Directors, Loan Officers, and the Chief Credit Officer to underwrite for approval transactions throughout the Eastern US to help meet LIIF’s lending goals. The Underwriter/Senior Underwriter will communicate with borrowers, third party lenders, attorneys and other external parties, as appropriate.

Essential Functions

•Due Diligence: The Underwriter/Senior Underwriter manages the collection of the loan application materials from the borrower and commissions third-party due diligence reports (e.g., appraisal, plan and cost review, etc.) from vendors.

•Site Visits – The Underwriter/Senior Underwriter will conduct a site visit as part of underwriting each transaction and will attend prospect/customer calls as needed to support market Directors and Loan Officers.

•Underwriting: The Underwriter/Senior Underwriter will use the application package and third-party reports to underwrite the loan request. Underwriting will include analysis of: financial proforma projections, budgets, repayment sources, market and regulatory conditions, appraisal reviews, entitlement/land use assessments, environmental reports, plan and cost reviews, property conditions reports, requirements related to other capital sources and subsidies, borrower and guarantor financial statements, management and leadership of sponsor, any commercial tenant leases, and other analysis as appropriate to assess credit risk on a given transaction. The Underwriter/Senior Underwriter will compare the credit to LIIF’s standard product requirements to ensure conformance or identify exceptions. He or she may also support Loan Officers in assessing eligibility of the credit for special funding programs.

•Credit Approval: Underwriter/Senior Underwriter will prepare written loan approval requests for presentation to the market Director and to the Chief Credit Officer and/or Loan Committee for final approval. He or she will prepare exhibits (e.g., financial analysis) for the loan approval package and work closely with Loan Officer to present the credit approval requests.

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

•Pipeline Management: The Underwriter/Senior Underwriter will input prospective new transactions into the transaction database and assist the department with reporting and management of the regional pipelines.

Requirements:

SKILLS REQUIRED:

The ideal candidate for this position will have these key qualifications:

•For Underwriter, at least two years of experience in real estate-based lending and/or business lending, including borrower contact, credit analysis, due diligence and loan documentation. For Senior Underwriter, at least five years of such experience;
•Proficiency in analyzing financial statements of individuals, for-profit businesses, and nonprofit organizations and their real estate operations (in particular, rental housing and community facilities occupied by a single tenant). Familiarity with basic accounting principles including the ability to translate cash to accrual accounting and vice versa and ability to spread and analyze such statements to assess financial condition;
•Familiarity with federal, state, and local government funding sources for capital and operating needs of multi-family housing, special needs housing, charter schools, and community facilities (e.g., child care centers, health clinics, etc.);
•Working experience with both private sector financial institutions and public agencies;
•Familiarity with the design, permitting, and construction process for developing real property.
•Basic familiarity with business law concepts including contracts, loan collateral, uniform commercial code, creditors' rights and forms of business organization and sufficient knowledge to review and negotiate loan documents;
•Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite Programs, and other database software; and
•Excellent skills in managing multiple tasks requiring strong attention to detail.

EDUCATIONAL AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS:

Educational background should include a bachelor’s degree in a relevant area of study such as real estate, urban planning, business administration or finance, and at least an introduction to accounting; an advanced degree is preferred. In addition, the position requires a high degree of self-motivation, dedication, creativity, and perseverance; flexibility with time and willingness to accept a demanding (and personally satisfying) position. Excellent teamwork and strong time management skills are essential. Travel is required, and candidates must have a valid driver’s license.

Compensation:

NA

How to Apply:

Low Income Investment Fund
Attn. Human Resources
50 California St., Suite 2900
San Francisco, CA 94111
E: careers@liifund.org

Accounting Specialist (Accounts Payable) Rural Community Assistance Corporation
West Sacramento, CA
Job Function: Accounting
Posted: October 24, 2018

Background:

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

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

Position Summary:

The Accounting Specialist performs a variety of clerical accounting functions in the processing, verification and maintenance of financial documents, records and transactions. Major responsibilities include, but are not limited to: accounts payable; purchase orders; direct deposits; external reports; preparation for audits.

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:
• Review and process purchase orders and vendor invoices
• Process vendor payments and staff reimbursements (ACH and checks)
• Create end of year 1099s
• Prepare monthly AP aging reports
• Resolve open purchase orders
• Review, edit and approve mileage and travel reimbursements and post for processing
• Prepare bi-weekly payroll journal vouchers
• Set up new employees and vendors
• Maintain banking information file of ACH vendors
• Perform self-audit of all accounts payable-related general ledger account transactions and balances
• Set up and maintain schedules to track grants, subcontracts, leases and consultants paid by RCAC
• Other duties as assigned
Skills and Qualifications
• Knowledge of general clerical accounting principles, practices, procedures and methods
• Knowledge of accounting terminology and procedures
• Knowledge of nonprofit and multi-funded organizations
• Knowledge of federal and state requirements for payroll
• Proficiency with Microsoft Office (including Excel)
• Ability to organize and prioritize work to meet established timelines
• Ability to accurately compile, post, verify and maintain computerized and/or manual records and files
• Ability to perform mathematical calculations with speed and accuracy
• Ability to listen and communicate effectively both verbally and in writing
• Uses initiative to approach troubleshooting and problem-solving alternatives
• Ability to follow detailed instructions
• Ability to work with minimal supervision and handle multiple priorities simultaneously
• Ability to follow detailed instructions
• Demonstrates a high level of customer services skills

Requirements:

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.

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

Experience:
Two (2) years of applicable experience (education may be substituted for experience).

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

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

Compensation:

$17.12 to $20.00 hourly

How to Apply:

Please visit our website at www.rcac.org/careers to view the full job description and apply online.

LIHTC Investment Closing Manager National Development Council
Cleveland, OH
Job Function: Investment
Posted: October 22, 2018

Background:

NDC's work focuses on Housing, Jobs, and Communities, a national non-profit that worked for the last 50 years increasing the flow of capital into low income communities. NDC provides technical assistance, professional training, small business lending, debt and equity financing for residential, commercial, public, and non-profit facilities. As part of its efforts in the affordable housing space, NDC has originated and manages Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) Funds that has created needed affordable housing in 38 states across the US

Position Summary:

The National Development Council (NDC) is seeking a seasoned real estate professional to manage LIHTC investment closings and capital call activities for the NDC Corporate Equity Fund. The Closing Manager will report to the Director of Acquisitions and Underwriting and will work closely with Fund’s Acquisitions, Asset Management and Financial Management teams as well as outside legal counsel. Primary focus and responsibilities will include; engaging third party reports (market study, construction cost review, Phase I review, etc.), coordinating and attending closing calls, working with legal counsel in the collection and review of due diligence items, ensuring closing and post-closing items are received, and setting up necessary closing and construction folders. In addition, the Closing Manager will coordinate monthly construction review calls, review, manage and monitor all investment capital calls and prepare quarterly forecasts of lower tier project capital call needs. The successful candidate will have a deep understanding of multifamily real estate finance, real estate due diligence and documentation. The person must also possess strong organizational and communication skills, ability to work independently but also keep remote team members informed of investment closing deadlines, capital call activity and be comfortable working with complex spreadsheets. Candidates should have a minimum of 5+ years of closing experience in the field of investment real estate, possess a Bachelor’s degree in a related field of study and have familiarity with the LIHTC multifamily industry.

Responsibilities:

• Work with Acquisitions team during underwriting and approval phase to identify and resolve potential closing issues and prepare documentation for investment committee
• Engage third party reports including, market study, construction cost review, environmental Phase I review, etc. Insure all issues raised by consultants are adequately resolved prior to closing
• Engage outside legal counsel, assist in arranging initial closing kickoff calls, coordinate deal timing, closing checklists, due diligence issues, etc.
• Keep team informed thru regular communication as to status of closing, attend regular closing calls, work with developer/sponsor to resolve closing issues
• Respond to Fund Investor information requests related to lower tier investment underwriting
• Insure all post closing items are properly reconciled and collected, schedule post closing debriefing calls with internal partners, create and manage investment documentation folders including schedules for capital calls
• Assist the Acquisitions team in initial investment model input on an as needed basis
• Receive, manage, review and monitor all investment capital calls, work with Asset Management and Financial Management team to insure timely payment
• Coordinate monthly construction review calls with NDC Construction Consultant, Acquisitions, and Asset Management teams to review status of all projects in construction
• Prepare quarterly assessment and forecast of lower tier project capital call projections Communicate with Financial Management team regarding capital call forecast
• Coordinate transition of projects from construction period oversight to Asset Management team post completion

Requirements:

• Strong ability to keep track of multiple projects, timelines and due diligence tracking
• Strong written and verbal communication skills and keeps team members informed of progress
• Strong math skills and comfortable working with and understanding complex excel spreadsheets
• Background and thorough understanding of real estate documentation, partnership and operating company documentation
• Background and understanding due diligence items needed in the development of and the investment in real estate
• Ability to work independently but also keep remote team members informed of project deadlines, investment closings, and capital call activity

Compensation:

Commensurate with experience, background and skills

How to Apply:

Send resume and cover letter to jpoznik@ndconline.org

Loan Program Coordinator Providence Revolving Fund
Providence, RI
Job Function: Lending/Loan Operations
Posted: October 19, 2018

Background:

The Providence Revolving Fund is a community-based, non-profit, development and lending corporation which was established in 1980. The Revolving Fund's resources are targeted to historic properties and primarily serve low-to-moderate income families residing in the city of Providence. Over the course of 38 years, PRF has made $28,807,221 in loans to 443 properties and has also developed 63 abandoned properties for sale to first-time homeowners. The Providence Revolving Fund is governed by a thirteen-member board, with expertise in banking, real estate development, law, historic preservation, architecture, and social services.

Position Summary:

The Loan Program Coordinator is responsible for loan document and file management, data entry, customer service, loan servicing, report generation, and administrative functions in support of professional staff and programs. To fulfill these duties, the desired candidate will perform tasks in an accurate and timely manner and provide regular reports and data to ensure staff and management have information needed to make decisions. The Lending & Programs Coordinator reports to the Executive Director, and works closely with other Providence Revolving Fund staff. The ideal candidate will have an interest and/or experience in the field of historic preservation. This position has great growth potential for a motivated employee.

Responsibilities:

Loan Processing
• Gather applications and required documentation from borrowers, including verification of all loan information, for review and approval by the Executive Director or designated Credit Officer
• Prepare funding documents for approved loans
• Provide customer service to borrowers
• Organize paper files according to checklist and retain originals according to PRF policies and procedures
• Conduct quality audit of each loan file for completeness and accuracy
• Maintain loan filing system (both electronic and paper files) in accordance with PRF record retention policies and procedures
• Maintain compliance with all lending procedures & recommend updates to procedures as needed improve efficiency and conform to any new lending policies

Loan Administration and Servicing
• Enter final loan data in loan servicing software (Servicer 3D) following closing for all new loans
• Responsible for servicing of loans, including loan payment processing and administration, monthly reporting, yearly analysis and 1098 reporting
• Provide loan pay-off documentation
• Communicate with customers regarding all aspects of the loan
• Engage with customers on loss mitigation options
• Compliance with industry regulations and guidelines (TRID)
• Prepare construction payout documentation in consultation with the project management team.
General Office Administrative Support
• Perform general reception duties include greeting visitors and answering the main office phone line, researching caller questions, and making appropriate referrals to internal staff or external parties
• Provide back-up as directed/needed for Administrative Assistant
• Prepare Fee for Service Contracts in consultation with the Project Management Team
• Perform other administrative duties as assigned including preparing letters, memos, emails, and correspondence, and assisting with board meeting preparation

Other duties as assigned.

Requirements:

• Associate’s Degree or equivalent combination of education and experience in loan administration and/or office and business management
• Interest or experience in historic preservation
• Working knowledge of loan documentation terminology and methodology.
• Knowledge and proficiency working with MS Office Applications
• Excellent oral communication & writing skills.
• Knowledge of Quickbooks and Server 3D (preferable)
• Self-starter who can work independently and in collaborative team environment.

Compensation:

Salary will be based on applicable experience.

Providence Revolving Fund offers a competitive benefits package

How to Apply:

Interested and qualified candidates should submit a cover letter with resume to Carrie Zaslow, Executive Director zaslow@revolvingfund.org No faxes or phone calls please.

Program Coordinator Rural Community Assistance Corporation
West Sacramento, CA
Job Function: Other
Posted: October 19, 2018

Background:

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

Position Summary:

The Program Coordinator will assist in the administrative implementation of RCAC’s Housing Counseling programs, which provide funding, training and technical assistance to nonprofit organizations, public entities, and RCAC staff.

Responsibilities:

Specific job goals, objectives and tasks are established for each employee as part of the annual evaluation and work plan process. Duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
• Perform all contract management functions necessary to ensure that the pass-through funding to subgrantees meets all program, contract and budgetary requirements
• Coordinate the logistics, schedules, scholarships, trainers, evaluations and other details for the training calendar
• Assist the Program Manager and the GCA Manager to develop funding strategies through initiating contacts and identifying opportunities
• Coordinate, write, develop and submit small proposals to funders
• Remain current on applicable government regulations and policies
• Prepare written reports and documentation of activities as needed
• Perform other duties as assigned

Requirements:

Skills and Qualifications
• Ability to work independently and in a team environment
• Proficiency with personal computers including Microsoft Office Suite (including extensive knowledge of Excel)
• Ability to follow detailed instructions
• 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 (including proofreading and editing documents)
• Ability to work with minimum supervision and effectively prioritize multiple tasks simultaneously
• Demonstrate a high level of customer service skills
• Ability to perform research and analysis
• Ability to use initiative to approach troubleshooting and problem-solving alternatives

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

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

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

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

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

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

Experience:
Five (5) years of experience in organizational management.

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

Special Requirements:

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

Compensation:

$54,012 to $60,000 yearly

How to Apply:

Please visit our website at www.rcac.org/careers to view the full job description and to apply online.

Program Specialist Rural Community Assistance Corporation
West Sacramento, CA
Job Function: Finance
Posted: October 19, 2018

Background:

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

Position Summary:

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

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

Responsibilities:

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

Requirements:

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

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

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

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

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

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

Preferred Education and Experience:

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

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

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

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

Compensation:

$20.06 to $22.00 hourly

How to Apply:

Please visit our website at www.rcac.org/careers to view the full job description and apply online.

Controller Rural Community Assistance Corporation
West Sacramento, CA
Job Function: Accounting
Posted: October 19, 2018

Background:

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

Position Summary:

Prepare and revise corporate budget and reports; coordinate treasury functions; support the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) with grant and contract management; participate in Senior Leadership Team (SLT); manage investment portfolio; review financial contract and grant requirements; manage Finance department’s tasks, products, staff and resources; coordinate corporate and funder audits; participate in review of fiscal systems of network agencies.

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:
• Prepare and revise corporate budgets and reports
• Perform ongoing review of monthly corporate financial reports
• Monitor revenue and expenditures for each department and compare with projections
• Prepare reports for and facilitate monthly budget meetings
• Analyze monthly allocation of shared expenses
• Function as the primary relationship manager with all RCAC banking and investment management companies
• Support the CFO with management and compliance issues involved with federal and state grants and contracts
• Participate in Senior Leadership Team meetings and assist CFO with presentation of financial reports
• Work with RCAC’s investment managers to invest idle funds to maximize returns
• Coordinate with loan servicing staff for cash flow needs
• Compile proposal budgets
• Prepare and send quarterly and annual corporate and funding sources budgets and reports
• Maintain contract and grant binders of all funding sources
• Manage and train accounting staff
• Organize and conduct accounting strategic planning activities that reflect the department and RCAC mission, goals, and priorities
• Organize, lead and participate in team group meetings
• Facilitate year-end and program specific audit work with auditors
• Perform internal audits of accounts and cost centers as necessary
• Participate in review of network agencies’ fiscal system
• Stay current on new FASB, GAAP, and OMB pronouncements
• Examine entries to journals and ledgers for accuracy and compliance with new regulations
• Other duties as assigned

Requirements:

Minimum Qualifications

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

Experience:
• Six (6) years of supervision experience
• Six (6) years of applicable experience in accounting including comprehensive nonprofit organization accounting
• Six (6) years of applicable experience in financial analysis. Nonprofit and small business analysis experience is preferred
• Treasury management experience
• Government grants and contracts experience

Education/Professional Qualifications:
• Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management or Accounting
• CPA certification OR some public accounting experience OR passing the CPA exam a plus

Physical Job Requirements:

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

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

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

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

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

Compensation:

$95,000 to $105,000 yearly

How to Apply:

Please visit our website at www.rcac.org/careers to view the full job description or complete the online application.

Grants Manager Montgomery Housing Partnership
Silver Spring, MD
Job Function: Grant Writer
Posted: October 19, 2018

Background:

Montgomery Housing Partnership, Inc. (MHP) is an active and growing nonprofit organization, founded in 1989, that develops, acquires, rehabilitates, and builds quality apartment homes to meet Montgomery County’s growing need for affordable housing. MHP’s community-based projects and programs includes providing affordable rents, developing educational programs for residents to develop skills that expand their opportunities and balance their lives, and implementing neighborhood revitalization efforts in troubled communities impacted by foreclosures and economic downturn.

Position Summary:

The Grants Manager works with the Director of Advancement to research, prioritize, draft, and apply for grants from a wide range of governmental agencies, foundations, corporations, and other institutions.

Responsibilities:

Primary responsibilities include:
1. Researches governmental, foundation, corporate, and other institutional giving for program funding areas and grant opportunities aligned with MHP’s mission and work.
2. Provides timely advice and information to MHP management team on new and ongoing funding opportunities. Collaborates with the team in defining and implementing project funding strategies.
3. Prepares all components of grant applications. As needed for large submissions, coordinates the efforts of a multi-departmental team to develop the grant applications.
4. Works closely with MHP finance director to develop grant project budgets and grant disbursements (when required).
5. Ensures that all grant agreements are reviewed by appropriate staff and signed by MHP leadership. Coordinates with project lead(s) and finance director to make sure that processes are in place to implement the grant.
6. Tracks submissions and grant awards; manages a grants database which includes a reporting reminder system.
7. Works with project leads to prepare reports as required by granting agencies.
8. Liaisons as needed between local and regional funding agencies and groups; participates in meetings and discussions regarding awards and donations.
9. Works with appropriate MHP staff to summarize data demonstrating need for a program and impact of the program, to include in grant proposals.
10. Works with Communications & Volunteer Manager on required funder recognition (as outlined in grant agreements), messaging and donor engagement opportunities, as appropriate.

Requirements:

Bachelor’s degree in English or related field. Minimum of 3 years of related experience, with at least 1 year of grant writing experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience which provides the skills, knowledge, and abilities to perform assigned tasks. Familiarity with fundraising software, preferably eTapestry. Experience working with non-profits is preferred. Excellent writing, research, analytical, and organizational skills. Ability to communicate clearly and effectively. Proficient with MS Office software, and internet proficiency to research grant and major donor opportunities. Ability to multi-task on numerous projects, large and small, in both collaborative and independent situations, and work under pressure to meet deadlines for grant opportunities. Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work effectively with people at all levels and positions.

Compensation:

Salary will be based on applicable experience.

MHP offers a competitive benefits package including healthcare benefits, flexible spending accounts, 403(b) retirement matches, and generous paid time off.

How to Apply:

To apply, please submit your cover letter and resume, with salary requirements, to: mthomas@raffa.com. Please include the job title “Grants Manager” in the subject line of your email.

Grants Manager Montgomery Housing Partnership
Silver Spring, MD
Job Function: Grant Writer
Posted: October 19, 2018

Background:

Montgomery Housing Partnership, Inc. (MHP) is an active and growing nonprofit organization, founded in 1989, that develops, acquires, rehabilitates, and builds quality apartment homes to meet Montgomery County’s growing need for affordable housing. MHP’s community-based projects and programs includes providing affordable rents, developing educational programs for residents to develop skills that expand their opportunities and balance their lives, and implementing neighborhood revitalization efforts in troubled communities impacted by foreclosures and economic downturn.

Position Summary:

The Grants Manager works with the Director of Advancement to research, prioritize, draft, and apply for grants from a wide range of governmental agencies, foundations, corporations, and other institutions.

Responsibilities:

Primary responsibilities include:
 Researches governmental, foundation, corporate, and other institutional giving for program funding areas and grant opportunities aligned with MHP’s mission and work.
 Provides timely advice and information to MHP management team on new and ongoing funding opportunities. Collaborates with the team in defining and implementing project funding strategies.
 Prepares all components of grant applications. As needed for large submissions, coordinates the efforts of a multi-departmental team to develop the grant applications.
 Works closely with MHP finance director to develop grant project budgets and grant disbursements (when required).
 Ensures that all grant agreements are reviewed by appropriate staff and signed by MHP leadership. Coordinates with project lead(s) and finance director to make sure that processes are in place to implement the grant.
 Tracks submissions and grant awards; manages a grants database which includes a reporting reminder system.
 Works with project leads to prepare reports as required by granting agencies.
 Liaisons as needed between local and regional funding agencies and groups; participates in meetings and discussions regarding awards and donations.
 Works with appropriate MHP staff to summarize data demonstrating need for a program and impact of the program, to include in grant proposals.
 Works with Communications & Volunteer Manager on required funder recognition (as outlined in grant agreements), messaging and donor engagement opportunities, as appropriate.

Requirements:

Bachelor’s degree in English or related field. Minimum of 3 years of related experience, with at least 1 year of grant writing experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience which provides the skills, knowledge, and abilities to perform assigned tasks. Familiarity with fundraising software, preferably eTapestry. Experience working with non-profits is preferred. Excellent writing, research, analytical, and organizational skills. Ability to communicate clearly and effectively. Proficient with MS Office software, and internet proficiency to research grant and major donor opportunities. Ability to multi-task on numerous projects, large and small, in both collaborative and independent situations, and work under pressure to meet deadlines for grant opportunities. Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work effectively with people at all levels and positions.

Compensation:

Salary will be based on applicable experience.

MHP offers a competitive benefits package including healthcare benefits, flexible spending accounts, 403(b) retirement matches, and generous paid time off.

How to Apply:

To apply, please submit your cover letter and resume, with salary requirements, to: mthomas@raffa.com. Please include the job title “Grants Manager” in the subject line of your email.

Loan Fund Administration and Impact Analyst Mercy Investment Services, Inc.
St. Louis, MO
Job Function: Community Outreach
Posted: October 17, 2018

Background:

Launched in February 2010, Mercy Investment Services is the socially responsible investing program for the Sisters of Mercy of the Americas and their sponsored ministries. Mercy Investment Services works for systemic change in the areas of non-violence, racism, environment, concern for women, and immigration through shareholder advocacy and community investments (www.mercyinvestmentservices.org). Mercy Partnership Fund, the concessionary global community investing program of Mercy Investment Services, provides investments to mission-driven organizations and funds, including those that are working to alleviate poverty and protect the environment.

Position Summary:

Position Summary:
The Loan Fund Administration and Impact Analyst is primarily responsible for supporting the Social Responsibility department by:
 Assisting the Director of Mercy Partnership Fund with loan fund administration, research and financial and impact analysis of community investment opportunities and monitoring of loan portfolio performance and compliance.
 Supporting impact measurement reporting processes for Mercy Partnership Fund’s community investments.
 Supporting the governance processes for Mercy Partnership Fund.
 Researching community investment topics of interest to Mercy Investment Services.

Responsibilities:

Position Responsibilities:
Impact Measurement and Reporting
 Oversee annual investee impact survey process, including: conducting the online survey, corresponding with survey respondents to ensure high-quality survey responses, using Microsoft Excel to manage impact and financial data, assisting with analysis, including written summary and visual support materials, and maintaining annual impact survey database.
 Assist with special projects in community investing and impact measurement. Provide research on additional requested topics and provide written reports and/or analyses.

Loan Fund Administration
 Utilize loan monitoring software to regularly review loan portfolio performance and compliance and provide reports on lending activity.
 Prepare loan documents and other closing documents. Maintain complete and up-to-date paper and digital (via Dropbox) loan files and records.
 Provide research and financial and impact analysis related to existing and future community investment opportunities.
 Communicate via phone and email with investees regarding loan payments, organizational updates, applications, etc.

Meetings and Communications
 Provide support for Mercy Partnership Fund’s governance processes, including meeting agendas and minutes, preparation of reports and materials, and effective use of Directors Desk (board/committee management software).
 Assist in writing articles for monthly, quarterly and annual publications. Create presentations, talking points and other communication materials for meetings and events.

Additional Responsibilities
 Carry out responsibilities in accordance with Mercy Investment Services’ policies and applicable laws.
 Perform other duties as required.

Requirements:

Position Qualifications:
Required
 Bachelor’s degree in a related field;
 Demonstrated related experience and/or training, including in financial analysis and research methods;
 Demonstrated personal integrity and a commitment to ethical principles;
 Ability to work collaboratively and/or independently on multiple projects, prioritize and take initiative to proactively identify and address issues;
 Ability to synthesize complex information and communicate it in understandable terms to various audiences;
 Strong organizational skills, attention to detail, highly organized, and ability to execute tasks in a timely manner;
 Demonstrated sensitivity to and knowledge of cultural differences;
 Excellent written, verbal, analytical and communication skills; and
 Solid computer, software, and database skills with strong knowledge of Microsoft Office including Word, Excel and PowerPoint, and Adobe Acrobat.

Preferred
 Master’s degree in a related field;
 Understanding and appreciation of the traditions and culture associated with the Sisters of Mercy; and
 Familiarity with the Catholic Church structures and teaching.

Compensation:

To be discussed during interview process.

How to Apply:

Application Process: Mercy Investment Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Interested candidates should send a cover letter, résumé, and salary requirements to the attention of the Director of Mercy Partnership Fund at HR@mercyinvestments.org.

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