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1727 Bilingual Mortgage Credit Analyst Self-Help Credit Union
Charlotte, NC , NC
Job Function: Finance
Posted: October 11, 2017

Background:

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

Position Summary:

Self-Help is looking for a candidate for its Mortgage Credit Analyst position.  The selected candidate will exhibit a strong commitment to helping others, including low-wealth borrowers who have been underserved by traditional financial institutions in the past.  The Mortgage Credit Analyst will work with customers to help them progress from the mortgage application through closing and will have a direct and positive impact on the lives of the borrowers we serve.  The ideal candidate will be detail-oriented and self-motivated. 

Responsibilities:

The Mortgage Credit Analyst will ensure loan application intake, distribution and tracking by logging and maintain loan application files, conducting initial quality reviews, ordering required documentation, performing verification checks and assigning loan files to processing. The Mortgage Credit Analyst will also provide translational assistance to staff members and will provide general office support duties as needed.   

Requirements:

Minimum Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor’s degree, or 2 to 3 years of relevant mortgage loan experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. 
  • Strong organizational skills. 
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills. 
  • Highly dependable and detail oriented. 
  • Strong attendance and punctuality required. 
  • Ability to work as a member of a team. 
  • Self-motivated. 
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel. 
  • English/Spanish fluency. 

Desired Qualifications: 

  • Prior banking or financial experience or knowledge 
  • Prior non-profit or community development experience 

Physical Requirements: 

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

Compensation:

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

How to Apply:

ATo apply, send resume and cover letter, describing why you are a fit for this position, to hiringmanager@self-help.org. Please include the position title as the subject.  The position will remain posted until filled. 

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

Director, Western Region Low Income Investment Fund (LIIF)
San Francisco, CA
Job Function: Lending/Loan Operations
Posted: October 9, 2017

Background:

Low Income Investment Fund is a non-profit community development financial institution, with headquarters in San Francisco and offices in Los Angeles, Washington DC and New York City. 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, job-training programs, education and other community initiatives.

Position Summary:

Working under the direction of the SVP, National Markets and Capital Solutions (SVP), the Director is the leader of LIIF’s activities in the Western Region (Market). The Director is accountable for positioning LIIF as a leader in the Market, particularly in the Bay Area, LIIF’s headquarters.  The Director is also accountable for lending operating performance for the Market. This includes achieving expected financial outcomes for these operations as developed in LIIF’s strategic plan, annual work plans and budgets. 

Responsibilities:

The Director is responsible for implementing the strategic direction and lending activities within the Market.  The Director, in consultation with the SVP, develops and manages a market coverage plan for the Market.

  • Marketing and Business Development/Fundraising: The Director, working with the loan officer team and supported by LIIF’s Strategy, Development and Public Affairs staff, leads business development efforts within the Market. The Director is responsible, directly and through the loan officer team, for developing and maintaining relationships with key community development stakeholders, including government officials, policy makers, customers, funders, and others. In some cases, the point person on these relationships may be the CEO, Chief Financial Officer, Chief Operating Officer (COO), or SVP, in which case the Director will coordinate with them and provide support as needed. The Director may also be responsible for fundraising for LIIF within the Market.
  • Business/Lending Management: The Director is accountable for loan origination activities, including oversight of originating, structuring, underwriting and closing transactions. The Director is also responsible for the hiring and performance management of the direct report(s), as well as continuing staff development and training, all done in close coordination with Human Resources, the SVP and the COO. 
  • Financial Accountability: The Director is fully accountable for the operating results of LIIF’s lending program initiatives within the Market.  This includes bottom line performance, lending net income, self-sufficiency, and volume goals, including New Markets Tax Credit goals; direct expense management; and goals for the Market contained in the SVP’s work plan and relevant goals within LIIFs strategic plan.   
  • Program Management and Development: The Director, in coordination with VP Programs, is directly responsible for managing assigned program activity in the Market and nationally (as applicable), with the exception of Child Care, with which the Director will closely coordinate efforts. The Director may also be asked to assist the Executive Team, SVP and VP Programs in the development and execution of new programs and initiatives. The Director may also be asked to replicate successful programs from other regions. 
  • New Loan Product Development: The Director, working with the SVP, CCO and COO, assists in the creation of new loan products and assists the lending staff in designing, testing and implementing new loan products.  New product development is intended to provide additional services to the community development field and to innovate as the needs of the field change.
  • Credit and Risk Management: The Director and SVP are required to work closely with the CCO and leadership of the asset management team to maintain portfolio quality and manage troubled assets within the Market.  
  • Policy: Working with the Director of Federal Policy and Government Affairs and the Executive Vice President of Strategy, Development and Public Affairs, the Director may provide direction, input, guidance and support on local, state and national legislative and policy initiatives relating to LIIF’s lending and program activities. 

Requirements:

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

  • Minimum of ten years of progressive experience in the community development and/or lending field;
  • Prior experience managing staff;
  • Strong marketing, organizing and time-management skills;
  • Excellent skills in managing multiple tasks requiring strong attention to detail; and 
  • Self-motivation, dedication, and flexibility
  • Educational background should include degree work in a relevant area of study such as real estate, urban planning, business administration or finance.  An advanced degree in business administration, finance, real estate, community or economic development, is helpful, although does not replace the need for career experience in this position.  

Compensation:

DOE

How to Apply:

Applying to LIIF

If you are interested in applying to the Low Income Investment Fund, please mail or e-mail cover letter (including salary expectation & history) and resume to:

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

No phone calls please. Only candidates being considered for a position will be contacted.

Loan Closing & Office Administrator NeighborWorks Capital
Silver Spring, MD
Job Function: Administrative/Operations/IT
Posted: October 9, 2017

Background:

NeighborWorks Capital (NC) is a national nonprofit loan fund that provides real estate and capacity-building financing to members of the NeighborWorks America Network, 250+ nonprofit community development organizations serving cities, rural areas, and regions nationwide. This is an exciting time to become part of the NC team as it expands its customer base, adds new innovative financing solutions and raises additional loan capital.

Position Summary:

The Loan Closing & Office Administrator interacts with customers, attorneys, organization staff and vendors, providing excellent customer service and working collaboratively with staff. This position is responsible for assisting and supporting the management team in lending operations and business development; organizational administration and governance; office and facility operations; and special projects.

Reports to: Chief Lending Officer

Status: Full-time (FLSA Non- Exempt)

Responsibilities:

Lending Operations and Business Development 

Loan Closings

  • Interact with Borrowers, Loan Officers, NC’s outside counsel and borrower’s counsel, and related parties to move loans from approval through closing
  • Review and edit documentation and closing checklists with Loan Officers to ensure positive customer engagements, clear process steps, adherence to deadlines, and compliance with legal requirements
  • Coordinate loan closing check-in calls during the closing process
  • Coordinate and manage follow-up for document requests, collection, review, and approval using established checklists
  • Create and maintain well-organized and complete loan files, financial files, legal files, and other documents

Customer Contact

  • Create new customer and new loan files in both electronic and paper form as needed
  • Draft and distribute welcome letters to new Borrowers after loan closings
  • Make period requests to customers for contact information updates and confirmations

Organizational Governance 

  • Coordinate Board of Directors, Finance and Loan committee and other external meeting arrangements (in-person, electronically and telephonically) and assemble and distribute related meeting materials
  • Record and maintain Board and Committee meeting minutes
  • Maintain board and committee lists and secure annual Conflict of Interest compliance
  • Administer electronic and paper file retention policy

Office and Facilities Administration and Support 

  • Facilitate meetings and communications with Board of Directors, Finance and Loan committees, including drafting meeting minutes
  • Make and facilitate special event arrangements, including acting as liaison with NeighborWorks America staff in support of NeighborWorks America events (conferences and seminars, etc.)
  • Execute both small internal and bulk outsourced document production
  • Research/order office supplies, equipment and furniture
  • Coordinate and administer new employee on-boarding process with vendors
  • Manage Lending Team expense reports

Requirements:

  • At least two years of demonstrated professional experience, preferably in a dynamic small office setting
  • Bachelor’s degree in business, finance, marketing, public administration, or related field is preferred
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office software programs (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook), familiar with CRM applications
  • Well-organized with ability to following establish procedures and checklists, follow-through and meet deadlines
  • Ability to follow standard operating procedures and exercise good judgment independently or with little oversight
  • Self-motivated and willing to work cooperatively, and sometimes independently, in environment with small staff

 

Compensation:

Competitive Salary plus excellent benefits package that includes medical, dental, vision; 10 paid holidays, PTO & sick leave; life insurance; 6% contribution to 401(k); transportation subsidy; and bonus potential up to 10% of salary. 

How to Apply:

To apply please submit a letter of interest, resume and salary requirements to

Rkoven@hireauthority-us.com

Or by mail to:

The Hire Authority

Attn: NeighborWorks Capital

10411 Motor City Drive, Suite 500

Bethesda, MD. 20817

Loan Officer Genesis LA
Los Angeles, CA
Job Function: Lending/Loan Operations
Posted: October 5, 2017

Background:

Genesis LA is a nonprofit community loan fund with a mission to deliver financial solutions that advance economic and social opportunities in underserved communities.  Founded in 1998 out of the office of former Los Angeles Mayor Richard Riordan, Genesis LA is certified by the U.S. Department of the Treasury as a Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI).  Since our inception, we have deployed $300 million in capital, which has leveraged over $1 billion in investments into community and economic development projects.  These projects created or retained over 5,000 permanent jobs; serve over 46,000 clients a year; house 1,200 families; and provide 2.1 million square feet of goods and services to low-income people.  We invest in these projects through two programs.  First, our $40 million Genesis Community Investment Fund (GCIF) is used to make flexible loans ranging in size from about $200,000 to $2.5 million.  Second, we have received $265 million in New Markets Tax Credit (NMTC) allocation, which leverages other capital and is invested into large real estate projects serving low-income communities.  All of our investments must demonstrate both financial viability and tangible community benefits to low-income people.   
 
Genesis LA’s business model is unique in that it is focused on providing the type of financing that many other lenders cannot provide and it invests in new and innovative approaches to community and economic development.  Our team works hands-on with nonprofits, small businesses, and women and minority-owned enterprises, by blending our financial products with capacity building services that can turn unique challenges and/or innovative ideas into viable, financeable projects.  We often marry these services with customized, flexible capital products that can solve financing challenges not being addressed by others in the market.

 

Position Summary:

Genesis LA consists of a small team that works collaboratively to deliver financing to low-income communities in the Los Angeles region. The Loan Officer will be the eighth member of the Genesis LA team and will serve as one of two Loan Officers at the company. The Loan Officer will report to the President & CEO and will have significant responsibility in the underwriting and closing of loans, asset management of loans, and maintaining borrower relationships. The ideal candidate will have existing knowledge of Los Angeles and must possess a genuine desire to improve low-income communities. Approximately 1-3 years of experience in lending, underwriting, or credit analysis is required.

Responsibilities:

Underwriting 

  • Analyze and underwrite potential loans consistent with Genesis LA’s policies and work in collaboration with management on these activities  
  • Perform thorough due diligence on potential loans, including site visits, financial proforma analysis, evaluating financial feasibility and repayment sources, appraisal and environmental reviews, entitlement and land use assessments, and analyzing borrowers’ financial statements 
  • Work with In-house Counsel and President & CEO to structure loans, many of which may be complex transactions, negotiate terms with borrowers, and make recommendations on loan terms to management 
  • Prepare loan narrative / credit memos for review by management and presentation to Board of Directors 

Closing 

  • Following approval of loan terms, the Loan Officer works with In-house Counsel and President & CEO on loan closings, including the preparation of commitment letter, coordination of loan documents, and ensuring that final loan terms are consistent with the approved terms and Genesis LA’s loan policies 
  • Prepare closing memos to be shared with all staff and to transition ongoing loan servicing to the Accounting Department 

Asset Management 

  • Administer review of covenants and loan compliance on semi-annual basis in keeping with the final loan terms and conditions 
  • Assist with the review of loan draws and construction disbursements as needed  
  • Develop semi-annual portfolio reports on loan compliance; make recommendations on risk ratings and any necessary actions should loan be at risk or in default 
  • Assist with gathering and reporting on community impacts resulting from our investments 

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree required, preferably in business, economics, finance, urban planning or related fields.  Advanced degree is preferred. 
  • Approximately 1-3 years of experience in real estate lending, including credit analysis, deal structuring, due diligence, and loan closings.   
  • Proficiency in analyzing financials of nonprofit organizations, for-profit developers, and/or small businesses. 
  • Prior experience and/or demonstrated interest in assisting mission-driven organizations and projects.   
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills and attention to detail. 
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with a small team on overall business strategies and structuring of transactions. 
  • Self-starter with an ability to work independently on core responsibilities. 
  • Strong organizational skills and follow through. Capacity to prioritize multiple tasks to meet borrower and lender deadlines while ensuring credit integrity.   
  • Ability to work efficiently in a fast-paced environment and to exhibit flexibility within a dynamic and entrepreneurial organization. 
  • Computer aptitude, including knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite Programs; experience with Nortridge Loan Software is a plus. 
  • Knowledge of NMTCs, CDFIs, federal, state, and local financing programs and related public policy issues is a plus. 

 

Compensation:

Compensation: Salary range approximately $70,000 to $80,000 depending on experience; generous 401K matching; full healthcare benefits; annual bonus opportunities

How to Apply:

Interested candidates should forward a resume and cover letter to Tom De Simone, President & CEO at tdesimone@genesisla.org

Loan Officer, Multi-Family Housing Trust Silicon Valley
San Jose, CA
Job Function: Lending/Loan Operations
Posted: October 4, 2017

Background:

The mission of the Housing Trust Silicon Valley is to make Silicon Valley a more affordable place to live. We make loans and grants to increase the supply of affordable housing, assist first-time homebuyers, prevent homelessness, and stabilize neighborhoods. Housing Trust Silicon Valley is an independent nonprofit organization launched in 2000 to help address the critical need for more affordable housing opportunities in the region and is the first nonprofit Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) in the U.S. to earn an AA- credit rating from Standard & Poor's Ratings Services.

Position Summary:

Are you committed to making a positive impact on one of the most serious crises facing our region?  Are you analytical, dedicated and mission driven? And, do you take pride in your work and thrive in a collaborative environment with people who also exhibit these qualities?  If so, Housing Trust Silicon Valley is the place for you.

Reporting directly to the Chief Lending Officer, you’ll contribute to the Housing Trust’s success by originating and managing loans to housing developers who are creating affordable homes throughout the Bay Area. You will help implement the Supportive Housing Fund to create more homes to reduce homelessness in Santa Clara County.  You will also work on the Catalyst Housing Fund, an innovative partnership with Facebook and East Palo Alto community groups.

This is an ideal opportunity for someone who is interested in a role requiring extensive financial analysis, research, and writing. Who will be successful in this role? Someone who works independently and thrives in a fast-paced environment. Someone who enjoys working on a variety of projects, taking ownership of coordinating and delivering results including an impact on the bottom line.  Someone who is interested in learning about affordable housing and finance.

Responsibilities:

Loan Underwriting 

Underwriting predevelopment, acquisition and construction loans for up to 10 transactions / year: 

  • Work with Senior Loan Officer to collect the essential information needed to underwrite loans and processing loan application submissions; 
  • As directed by Senior Loan Officer or CLO, prepare analyses of project and borrower financial information, including analyzing operating statements and proforma budgets, and analyzing borrower financial statements for affordable housing loan applications; 

Loan Administration & Reporting

  • Assist Senior Loan Administrator in handling of loan closings;
  • Assist in managing relationships with loan servicing banks and external loan capital sources;
  • Assist in working with the Finance team on reporting to bank pool participants, government agencies and other stakeholders.
  • Assist Senior Loan Administrator in handling of portfolio management and reporting;
  • Support the team in analyzing borrower financial statements for loan monitoring purposes; 
  • Assist in maintaining risk grading system and quarterly portfolio review.

Strategy & General Management 

Work with Multifamily Lending team to:

  • Set goals and execute strategies for deployment of multifamily loan pool;
  • Assist in managing external relationships.

Marketing

Work with Multifamily Lending team to: 

  • Cultivate existing relationships with current and former borrowers;
  • Work with Marketing and Communications Associate to develop marketing materials.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Economics, Urban Planning, Real Estate or related field and 2-4 years experience in commercial real estate lending or other experience with real estate or financial analysis 
  • Demonstrated analytical and financial modeling skills
  • Exceptional attention to detail and accuracy
  • Experience with database software (particularly Salesforce-based), and expertise in Excel
  • Proficiency in other standard office software - Outlook, MS Word, and PowerPoint
  • Operate with the highest degree of integrity
  • Effectively accumulate and present data, verbally and in written form

Compensation:

Annual salary is commensurate to experience.

How to Apply:

To be considered for this position, please send a letter of interest along with an updated resume to Jobs1@housingtrustsv.org.

Program Manager, Public Programs Equal Justice Works
Washington, DC
Job Function: Community Outreach
Posted: October 3, 2017

Background:

The mission of Equal Justice Works is to create a just society by mobilizing the next generation of lawyers committed to equal justice. Equal Justice Works is a recognized leader in the public interest law movement. Please go to www.equaljusticeworks.org to learn more about Equal Justice Works. 

Equal Justice Works provides a continuum of opportunity that begins with incoming law school students and extends into later careers in the profession. From advocating for law school programs that instill public service values among students, to creating summer and postgraduate public interest jobs, to addressing the staggering educational debt that blocks lawyers from going into public service, Equal Justice Works inspires and provides opportunities for the legal community to change lives, make careers, and deliver on the promise of justice for all.

Position Summary:

The Program Manager (Public Programs Unit) will lead programmatic and administrative oversight of publically-funded programs, primarily the Veterans Legal Corps, a program funded by the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) that places lawyers and law students at nonprofit organizations nationwide to provide critical legal services to veterans.   The Program Manager ensures that Legal Fellows and host sites deliver high-quality legal services while maintaining compliance with donor and organizational policies, regulations and operating procedures. The Program Manager will also be directly involved in advancing growth opportunities for the veterans program and other unit programs that support the delivery of legal aid to underserved populations.

Responsibilities:

  • Maintain overall project management responsibility for the Veterans Legal Corps Program
  • Recruit and relationship manage participating legal aid organizations, support host organizations in securing qualified legal fellowship candidates
  • Conduct ongoing training support of host sites and fellows, including webinars and individualized technical assistance
  • Carry out program monitoring through a variety of activities including calls, desk reviews of programmatic and financial documentation, and site visits designed to foster compliance and overall program success
  • Manage a Program Coordinator assigned to the maintenance of fellow and host organization files and the processing of reimbursements of grant funds
  • Manage external consultants or contractors as needed
  • Gather and analyze program data provided by host sites in order to prepare and submit progress reports to funders
  • Participate in inter-departmental and cross-departmental collaborations to advance organization-wide projects and objectives
  • Represent Equal Justice Works at external meetings and conferences to advance program growth and innovation, develop concept notes, proposals for potential funding opportunities
  • Oversee program budget to ensure the proper spend-down of grant funds 
  • Work closely with the Marketing and Communications Unit and Law School Engagement and Advocacy Unit.
  • Manage staff assigned to support the programs
  • Other duties as assigned
  • 10-20% travel time required

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree required. JD or other advanced degree preferred.
  • Three to four (3-4) years of work experience, with at least two years of program management, project management, or project lead experience.
  • Direct experience, connection and interest in working with active-duty service members, veterans, and/or military families strongly preferred.
  • Demonstrated experience in developing organizational systems, tools, and processes to improve product or program performance, including the documenting and integrating these systems into common practice.
  • Familiarity with public interest law, social services, civil legal aid, Equal Justice Works programs, veterans or disaster relief a plus.
  • Experience implementing high-volume, customer orientated initiatives that are well organized and compliant with government and/or relevant regulations.
  • Experience in managing large-scale initiatives that get results, thinking creatively to resolve anticipated and unanticipated issues, tracking and managing projects with multiple moving parts, and developing effective and replicable systems.
  • Advanced writing skills and high level proficiency.
  • Ability to manage concurrent priorities effectively and efficiently.
  • Experience with AmeriCorps, Department of Justice, Department of Housing funding, desirable
  • Experience in database and proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Power Point).

Compensation:

Comprehensive and generous benefits package commensurate with education and experience, including loan repayment assistance, full healthcare coverage, dental and 401k. 

How to Apply:

All applicants must apply at https://equaljusticeworks.recruiterbox.com/jobs/fk0mb82 to be considered. 

Applicants should send resume and three references, cover letter describing in detail their experience, qualifications and why they would be a good fit. 

Please note: Phone calls and direct emails will not be accepted.  Applications without cover letters will not be reviewed.

Senior Manager, Compliance Equal Justice Works
Washington, DC
Job Function: Other
Posted: October 3, 2017

Background:

The mission of Equal Justice Works is to create a just society by mobilizing the next generation of lawyers committed to equal justice. Equal Justice Works is a recognized leader in the public interest law movement.  Please go to www.equaljusticeworks.org to learn more about Equal Justice Works. 

Equal Justice Works provides a continuum of opportunity that begins with incoming law school students and extends into later careers in the profession. From advocating for law school programs that instill public service values among students, to creating summer and postgraduate public interest jobs, to addressing the staggering educational debt that blocks lawyers from going into public service, Equal Justice Works inspires and provides opportunities for the legal community to change lives, make careers, and deliver on the promise of justice for all.

Position Summary:

The Senior Manager, Compliance oversees programmatic compliance for various types of funding awards (grants, sub-grants, sub-contracts, cooperative agreements, contracts, memorandums of understanding) within the Public Programs Unit.  They will serve as the subject matter expert for compliance-related business practices, provides policy guidance to staff and sub recipients, and ensures internal procedures effectively mitigate risk and adhere to applicable donor requirements and regulations. This position reports to the Director of Public Programs and will be primarily focused on programmatic compliance, in close coordination with Equal Justice Works’ Finance and Administration team on fiscal compliance matters.

Responsibilities:

  • Maintain expert understanding of award conditions and regulations.
  • Establish and implement standard operating procedures to ensure Equal Justice Works and sub recipients are compliant.
  • Audit and monitor existing grants and sub grants, taking corrective action if problems arise.
  • Ensure grant and contract management standards are understood and applied correctly; roll out and train program staff on compliance tools and funder requirements.
  • Mentor staff on compliance best practice, program monitoring practices and participate in occasional site monitoring visits.
  • Develop and deliver compliance training programs for staff and award sub recipients.
  • Support proposal development including review of bids, preparation and review of agreements, certifications, plans, past performance documentation, and MOUs, etc.
  • Carry out special projects as assigned by Director.

Requirements:

  • Undergraduate degree/JD, MBA or finance degree preferred.
  • Minimum three (3) or more years' experience of technically relevant work experience
  • Progressive experience managing compliance processes for government contracts and grants
  • Demonstrated understanding of terms and conditions for professional services contracts
  • Ability to be proactive in researching regulations and best business practices
  • Ability to prepare and present training material
  • Willingness to adapt to new circumstances, information and challenge
  • Advanced writing skills and high level proficiency
  • Ability to manage concurrent priorities effectively and efficiently.
  • Ability to develop systems and processes to facilitate a high volume of successful proposal submissions and awards.
  • Experience with AmeriCorps, Department of Justice, Department of Housing funding, and using Grants.gov and egrants.gov.
  • Experience in database and proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Power Point).

Compensation:

Comprehensive and generous benefits package commensurate with education and experience, including loan repayment assistance, full healthcare coverage, dental and 401k. 

Salary Range - Compensation commensurate with experience

How to Apply:

All applicants must apply at https://equaljusticeworks.recruiterbox.com/jobs/fk0m9k8 to be considered.

Applicants should send resume, three references and cover letter describing in detail their experience, qualifications and why they would be a good fit. Please note: Phone calls and direct emails will not be accepted. Applications without cover letters will not be reviewed.

Grants Manager, Institutional Advancement Equal Justice Works
Washington, DC
Job Function: Grant Writer
Posted: October 3, 2017

Background:

The mission of Equal Justice Works is to create a just society by mobilizing the next generation of lawyers committed to equal justice. Equal Justice Works is a recognized leader in the public interest law movement. Please go to www.equaljusticeworks.org to learn more about Equal Justice Works. 

Equal Justice Works provides a continuum of opportunity that begins with incoming law school students and extends into later careers in the profession. From advocating for law school programs that instill public service values among students, to creating summer and postgraduate public interest jobs, to addressing the staggering educational debt that blocks lawyers from going into public service, Equal Justice Works inspires and provides opportunities for the legal community to change lives, make careers, and deliver on the promise of justice for all.

Position Summary:

The Grants Manager is a member of the Institutional Advancement Unit and plays a critical role in securing institutional funding for existing and new program initiatives, as well as unrestricted support of the organization. The Manager reports to the Director of Philanthropy and will work closely with staff across the organization.  The ideal candidate is a grant writing and management professional with superior analytic and communications skills who can learn quickly, has great attention to detail, is a self-starter, and works collaboratively.

Responsibilities:

Responsibilities Include:

  • Manages the life cycle of grants, from initial inquiries through final reporting, ensuring the delivery of high-quality, timely products to funders.
  • Serves as lead writer and manager for proposals and reports to funders, collaborating with institutional advancement, program, and finance staff.
  • Maintains systems for tracking grant deliverables and timely communicates deadlines and required input from other staff.
  • Supports the Director of Philanthropy in identifying, cultivating, and sustaining  funding opportunities from public and private sources.
  • Cultivates an ethic of best practices, compliance, and continual improvement in internal processes.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree required; JD or other advanced degree preferred
  • Five years’ successful and progressively responsible experience in grant writing and management
  • Experience securing and managing grants from private funders required; government grant-writing experience desirable
  • Excellent organizational and data management skills, process orientation, and financial literacy
  • Successful experience working in and managing cross-functional teams on deadline-driven projects
  • Demonstrated track record of taking initiative, effective problem solving, and good judgment
  • Superior written and oral communications skills
  • Ability to work under pressure, meet deadlines, and manage competing priorities
  • Experience with Microsoft CRM preferred
  • Experience and/or interest in public interest law a plus

Compensation:

Comprehensive and generous benefits package commensurate with education and experience, including loan repayment assistance, full healthcare coverage, dental and 401k. 

How to Apply:

All candidates must apply at https://equaljusticeworks.recruiterbox.com/jobs/fk0fm2e to be considered. 

Applicants should send resume and cover letter describing in detail their experience, qualifications and why they would be a good fit. Applicants selected for interviews will be required to submit a writing sample. Please note: Phone calls and direct emails will not be accepted.   Applications without cover letters will not be reviewed.

Financial Aid Administrator California Institute of Arts & Technology
San Diego, CA
Job Function: Accounting
Posted: October 2, 2017

Background:

AAP/EEO Statement

California Institute of Arts & Technology provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, California Institute of Arts & Technology complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

California Institute of Arts & Technology expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of California Institute of Arts & Technologys employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge.

Position Summary:

Reports to: Director of Operations
Status: Exempt
Employment Type: Full-time

  • Evaluates, approves, and awards financial aid to students in accordance with federal, state, and school regulations, policies, and operating guidelines. Assesses financial needs of students, and advises students and/or parents regarding financial aid options, processes, and requirements

Responsibilities

  • Primarily responsible for Title IV compliance of the institution including advising senior management on all issues relating to financial aid.
  • Analyzes and evaluates financial viability of students and families, and provides advice and counsel regarding available financial aid opportunities, eligibility requirements, and the application process.
  • Reviews and assesses eligibility of applications for financial aid; exercises professional judgment to determine whether adjustments should be made.
  • Reviews for accuracy and provides signature approval/disapproval of loan applications, promissory notes, and other financial documents.
  • Conducts orientations, and entrance and exit interviews, in accordance with school, state, federal, and other agency guidelines.
  • Develop, modify, implement and maintain the application intake and tracking process for proper documentation of all awards for audit trail.
  • Maintain fund control records in accordance with funding level limitations.Monitor, approve, and/or revise all financial aid packaging for all qualified applicants in accordance with federal, state, institutional and other policies and procedures.
  • Provide information, in person, on the telephone, and through electronic chat, to students, prospective students, and families regarding student financial aid, and account balance.
  • Conducts workshops and/or presentations to students, parents, and/or other interested parties on financial aid policy and procedural issues.
  • Utilize the student management system to record all student account information.
  • Review Finance section in ASER and ensure documentation for all standards is complete, accurate and well written.
  • Identify areas of deficiency and work with team to correct finance, refund and cancellation procedures.
  • Generate procedures for TITLE IV and handle all student funding sources.
  • Ensure that refunds are warranted and paid in a timely manner consistent with the institutions 45 calendar day refund policy.
  • Ensure student accounting/ledger information is accurate and up-to-date in Student database.
  • Work with the Director of Operations on developing finance policies and procedures to be compliant with Title IV and accreditation approval.
  • Attend workshops and training as required.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

 

Responsibilities:

See job description

Requirements:

  • High School degree required.
  • Preferred Bachelor or Associates degree and four years related experience; or any satisfactory combination of experience and training which demonstrates the knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the above duties.
  • Broad knowledge of federal financial aid programs and record-keeping requirements.
  • Knowledge of higher education processes, supervisory and personnel practices, communication techniques and computer software.
  • General knowledge of accounting practices, data processing and computer applications.
  • Detail oriented, outstanding research and analytical skills.
  • Problem solve rapidly and effectively.
  • Work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Process tasks in a timely manner.
  • Capability to handle confidential and sensitive information, following confidentiality guidelines.
  • Ability to communicate effectively and professionally with other team members.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to multi task
  • Excellent organizational and communication skills
  • Team player with a positive, can-do attitude
  • Proficient in the use of standard Microsoft Office software products, including Outlook, Word, PowerPoint and Excel required.
  • Strong organizational skills with the proven ability to prioritize
  • Strong communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Works with a sense of urgency, while engaging and listening to experts
  • Exhibits a high degree of flexibility in adapting to a rapidly changing environment
  • Supervisory Responsibility
  • This position has no supervisory responsibilities.
  • Position Type and Expected Hours of Work
  • This is a full-time position. Days and hours of work are Monday through Friday. Occasional weekend and evening hours may be required.

Physical Demands

  • These physical demands are representative of the physical requirements necessary for an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodation can be made to enable people with disabilities to perform the described essential functions.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear.
  • The employee may lift and move up to 10 pounds.
  • Sedentary work: essential functions of this role require sitting for extended periods of time.
  • Ability to type, use a computer to search for information and input information while speaking on the phone is required.
  • The employee will frequently be required to use the computer, mouse and telephone to conduct the regular tasks of this role.
  • The employee will be required to compute mathematical calculations as a normal part of this role.

Work Environment

  • While performing the responsibilities of the job, these work environment characteristics are representative of the environment the job holder will encounter. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable people with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.
  • This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines.

AAP/EEO Statement

  • California Institute of Arts & Technology provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, California Institute of Arts & Technology complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.
  • California Institute of Arts & Technology expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of California Institute of Arts & Technologys employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge.

Other Duties

  • Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time, with or without notice.

Compensation:

DOE

How to Apply:

Apply Online: http://www.Click2Apply.net/cf576p6gn6k73hy3

Community Lending Relationship Manager U.S. Bancorp Community Development Corporation
St. Louis, MO
Job Function: Finance
Posted: September 29, 2017

Background:

U.S. Bancorp Community Development Corporation provides loans and tax credit equity investments to organizations and projects that support affordable housing, economic development, and job creation in communities across the country.

At U.S. Bank, we're passionate about helping customers and the communities where we live and work. The fifth-largest bank in the United States, we’re one of the country's most respected, innovative and successful financial institutions. U.S. Bank is an equal opportunity employer committed to creating a diverse workforce. We consider all qualified applicants without regard to race, religion, color, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or veteran status, among other factors.
 
https://www.usbank.com/commercial-business/tax-credit-financing/index.html

Primary Location Missouri-MO-Saint Louis. Available Locations IL-IL-Chicago, CA-CA-San Diego, CA-CA-San Francisco, Minnesota-MN-Minneapolis, New York-NY-New York, CA-CA-Los Angeles, District of Columbia-DC-Washington

Position Summary:

The Community Lending Relationship Manager is part of the Specialty Finance team within the Community Lending Division of U.S. Bancorp Community Development Corporation.  Specialty Finance provides lending and banking services to Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs), Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) syndicators, and to New Markets Tax Credit and Historic Tax Credit transactions.  The Community Lending Relationship Manager will report to the Director of Specialty Finance, and will work closely with staff across the team and department.

Responsibilities:

Key responsibilities will include:

  • Source, structure, underwrite, and close loans to CDFIs, LIHTC syndicators, and direct community development real estate transactions.
  • Develop and source new business through cultivating existing clients, prospecting, and networking.
  • Underwrite borrower’s financial performance and loan portfolio performance, including analyzing financial statements, and assessing the credit quality of borrower’s loan portfolio.
  • Underwrite subject real estate projects, and analyze the financial strength of project sponsors, to ensure compliance with U.S. Bank credit policy.
  • Prepare comprehensive written credit memos, for approval of senior management and credit officers.
  • Negotiate final legal agreements with borrowers, in coordination with internal and external legal counsel.
  • Coordinate with portfolio management analysts and loan servicing team to manage existing relationships, including completion of annual reviews, ongoing covenant compliance, and amendments.
  • Coordinate with and leverage other departments within U.S. Bank to provide full range of resources to customers, including cross-selling banking services and products.
  • Assist the Director and Assistant Director of Specialty Finance with underwriting and closing transactions.

The Community Lending Relationship Manager position represents an exciting opportunity to be an early member of a growing team and expanding line of business within U.S. Bancorp Community Development Corporation.  Candidates will be able to combine their experience in banking and finance with a passion for economic development activities across the country.

Requirements:

Basic Qualifications 

  • Bachelor's or Master's degree in finance, accounting or related field; or equivalent work experience 
  • Seven+ years of commercial lending experience 

Preferred Qualifications

  • Strong business development and relationship management experience
  • Strong commercial lending and financial underwriting skills 
  • Well-developed analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent written, verbal, and presentation communication skills
  • Ability to work effectively with individuals and groups in managing customer relationships
  • Knowledge of bank products and services.
  • Knowledge of the community development industry, including experience lending to CDFIs, LIHTC syndicators, and related to the New Markets Tax Credit program
  • Experience lending to different real estate property types, including multifamily housing, schools, healthcare centers, grocers, and small businesses
  • MBA, CFA, or CPA is a plus

Primary Location Missouri-MO-Saint Louis. Available Locations IL-IL-Chicago, CA-CA-San Diego, CA-CA-San Francisco, Minnesota-MN-Minneapolis, New York-NY-New York, CA-CA-Los Angeles, District of Columbia-DC-Washington

Compensation:

Commensurate with experience.

How to Apply:

Visit the following link to apply:

https://usbank.taleo.net/careersection/10000/jobdetail.ftl?lang=en&job=170031499

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