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Desktop Support Tech RCAC
West Sacramento, CA
Job Function: Administrative/Operations/IT
Posted: December 18, 2018

Background:

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

Information and Technology Department
RCAC’s information and technology (IT) department supports RCAC’s business objectives by providing a secure and stable IT infrastructure. IT staff are responsible for planning, operating and managing RCAC’s IT infrastructure including end user/desktop support, network and systems design and administration, network and systems security, inventory management, database administration and application development.

Position Summary:

Position Description
The Desktop Support Technician provides general and specialized support services for the corporate and field staff with regard to RCAC’s computer systems and networks. Major responsibilities include, but are not limited to: identifying staff needs; troubleshooting and resolving work station issues; and performing basic installations and software upgrades.

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:

• Provide technical computer assistance to staff
• Order approved hardware and software from vendors
• Repair or schedule repairs on computer hardware
• Assist with server installations as needed
• Maintain an organized working environment
• Install operating system and application software and perform software upgrades
• Maintain inventory of software, software licenses, hardware and other IT related equipment
• Perform periodic training sessions to users on the proper operation of both hardware and software, assist with trainings on company-wide systems
• Manage the PBX system and accounts;
• Assist with projects as requested by the IT director and other staff
• Provide excellent customer service

Requirements:

Skills and Qualifications
• Ability to troubleshoot technical software and hardware problems
• Significant knowledge of Windows 7 and Windows 10 operating system configurations
• Ability to perform software installations and application upgrades, including the use of Microsoft deployment tools for imaging Windows 10 operating systems
• Significant knowledge of business software including Office 2013, Office 365
• Experience supporting end users in a business setting, including help desk ticket management and documentation, and providing support remotely
• Ability to provide excellent customer service
• Experience with iPhone configurations and end user support
• Ability to follow detailed instructions with minimum supervision and to handle multiple priorities simultaneously
• Ability to listen effectively and communicate verbally and in writing

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.

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

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

Education:
Associate degree or A+, Network +, MCP, MCDST certifications a plus

Special Requirements:

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

Compensation:

$20.06 to $22.50
Health, Dental, Vision, Paid Holidays, Paid Time Off, Retirement Plan, FSA

How to Apply:

Please visit our website at www.rcac.org/careers to view or print the job description and/or provided benefits.
Health, Dental, Vision, Paid Holidays, Paid Time Off, Retirement Plan, FSA

Administrative Specialist (Communication, Development, and Events) RCAC
West Sacramento, CA
Job Function: Administrative/Operations/IT
Posted: December 18, 2018

Background:

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

Communications Development and Events (CDE)
The CDE department is responsible for raising funds, and managing all communications and events for the corporation. The conference, training and events unit within CDE coordinates hundreds of training workshops each year in addition to conferences and other events, both internal and external.

Position Summary:

The Administrative Specialist will provide support and specialized services for RCAC workshops and trainings events and administrative support for the CDE department.

Responsibilities:

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

• Provide general customer and workshop support – answer general telephone questions regarding upcoming workshops and conferences; coordinate workshop materials; prepare signs, name badges, certificates and attendee sign in sheets; initiate registration confirmation letters and emails; perform database entries; generate reports.

• Provide general office support – coordinate routine daily functions and provide departmental clerical support; accept work from staff and discuss details; collect, deliver, type, format, edit all general correspondence; maintain department and corporate files; copy various materials at staff request; copy, sort and mail marketing materials; update mailing lists; contact agencies to obtain information; research zip codes, maps, proposal demographics; FedEx manuals; generate letters and reports to funders; prepare and mail certificates and evaluations; department mail/data entry; maintain production equipment (fax machine, copiers and printers); review existing methods and assist to revise techniques and procedures to improve RCAC’s workflow.

• Assist with proposal and large document preparation – maintain and retrieve documents, binders and files; prepare monthly/quarterly department reports; become an expert on RCAC’s style manual and ensure all RCAC documents abide by it; prepare internal/external documents (e.g. assist with formatting, typing, proofing and editing of documents in draft and final form); compile appendices and attachments; organize and distribute copies to appropriate personnel.

• Assist with communications tasks – proofread and edit public relations and outreach materials including email blasts, press releases, newsletters, case studies, brochures and flyers; assist with social media as needed.

• Provide scheduling and meeting support – set appointments; assist in managing calendars, coordinate and schedule meetings; arrange conference calls; record and prepare meeting minutes

• Perform receptionist duties as needed – act as back-up for reception desk and emergency coverage as needed, which includes answering phones; receiving, sorting and distributing the mail; logging checks; greeting and assisting guests; scheduling conference rooms; preparing outgoing mail

Requirements:

Minimum Qualifications

Knowledge of:
Standard office procedures
Microsoft Office
English language, grammar, spelling and punctuation

Ability to:
Provide a high level of customer service
Use initiative to approach troubleshooting and problem-solving alternatives
Organize and prioritize work to meet established timelines
Effectively listen and communicate both verbally and in writing
Work independently and within a team environment
Relate well with the public
Learn Federal OMB Regulations as they relate to RCAC’s trainings, workshops, trainings and events

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

Experience
Five years of applicable experience in administrative support (education may be substituted for part of the experience).

Education
Associate’s degree (additional qualifying experience may be substituted).
Physical Job Requirements

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

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

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

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

Special Requirements:
Possession of a valid 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:

$17.60 to $20.00
Health, Dental, Vision, Paid Holidays, Paid Time Off, Retirement Plan, FSA

How to Apply:

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

Loan Officer RCAC
West Sacramento, CA
Job Function: Lending/Loan Operations
Posted: December 18, 2018

Background:

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

Loan Fund Department
The Loan Fund provides financial resources to rural communities and organizations across RCAC’s service area. The department provides assistance to potential borrowers to structure their requests for funding to meet RCAC loan fund requirements. It works closely with the Communications Development and Events department to ensure that RCAC has adequate resources to meet loan requests and to develop new programs for the department. The department is responsible for investor relations and loan administration.

Position Summary:

The Loan Officer is the primary point of contact for RCAC lending in a specified region. The position is responsible for developing a borrower base, and maintaining relationships with borrowers over the life of their loan(s). Major responsibilities include, but are not limited to: originate and underwrite loans; enable RCAC technical service (TA) providers to gain access to the resources of the Loan Fund; provide assistance to clients including linking to RCAC TA providers where appropriate; train at network conferences and workshops; and assist the loan administration team with loan servicing.

Responsibilities:

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

• Be the intake for and work with prospective individual applicants for the Household Water Well System and State of CA water well loan/grant programs and the Idaho septic system loan/grant program
• Secure and analyze all information needed to underwrite the loan/grant request, including vendor estimates
• Complete Credit Memo for Credit Officer review
• Work with RCAC TA staff in coordinating pre-visits and post work visits, when required by the particular loan/grant program
• Assist RCAC Loan Administration with closing transactions as needed
• Complete necessary contacts and paperwork regarding completion of work and to request payment to vendor(s).
• Complete quarterly program and other required reports
• Maintain excellent customer relations and service
• Update job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities; review professional publications, websites, etc.; maintain personal networks; participate in professional organizations

Requirements:

Skills and Qualifications
• Ability to work with minimum supervision
• Proficiency with personal computers, including cloud computing and Microsoft Office
• Ability to listen effectively and communicate verbally and in writing
• Ability to communicate effectively and have an understanding attitude toward individual applicants who may lack knowledge as to loan/grant applications.

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

Experience:
Five (5) years of experience in mortgage or consumer lending.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Special Requirements:

Possession of a valid 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.

Position may be located anywhere in the western states service area of RCAC but must be within a 60 minute drive of a major airport. West Sacramento (RCAC headquarters) is the preferred location.

Compensation:

$72,000 to $82,000

How to Apply:

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

U.S. Bank CDC Strategic Partnerships Manager U.S. Bancorp Community Development Corporation
Saint Louis, MO
Job Function: Financial Services
Posted: December 13, 2018

Background:

The CDC Strategic Partnerships Manager is responsible for the collaborative development and implementation of social impact strategies and related measurement programs - specific to issues of gender, racial economic equity - in each of USBCDC’s business lines.

For more than 20 years, U.S. Bancorp Community Development Corporation (USBCDC) and its predecessor institutions have worked closely with partners to make positive financial, social, and environmental impacts across the country. A wholly owned subsidiary of U.S. Bank, N.A., USBCDC makes and manages investments to finance community development and renewable energy initiatives using state and federal tax credit programs, including New Markets Tax Credits, Historic Tax Credits, Renewable Energy Tax Credits, and Low-Income Housing Tax Credits. We're also a prominent tax credit syndicator. More information about USBCDC can be found on the web at www.usbank.com/cdc.

Position Summary:

The CDC Strategic Partnerships Manager is responsible for the collaborative development and implementation of social impact strategies and related measurement programs - specific to issues of gender, racial economic equity - in each of USBCDC’s business lines.

Success in this role demands a collaborative nature and the ability to manage stakeholders and relationships across difference, the ability to translate complex ideas into actionable steps, subject matter expertise in community development finance and a working knowledge of social impact measurement concepts and tools.

This position will report to the CDC Director of Strategic Partnerships, and support the overall team’s efforts to develop and execute internal and external partnerships that will increase USBCDC’s ability to deliver social impact.

Responsibilities:

Duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

Business line social impact strategies
•Collaborate and consult with USBCDC business line leadership to strategize, design and implement strategies and measurement programs that achieve our social impact objectives and complement our existing business relationships and objectives
•Develop related performance indicators, management plans and progress reports
•Stay up to date on related industry best practices, research and innovation

Strategic partnerships support
•Support the team in building strategic opportunities with internal and external stakeholders to increase our ability to demonstrate social impact
•Provide input to content development for U.S. Bank and USBCDC external reporting
•Elevate USBCDC visibility and role in the industry around a commitment to gender, racial and economic equity and social impact more generally

Requirements:

Basic Qualifications
•Master's degree, or equivalent work experience
•10 or more years of experience in community development finance, partnership development, community development, or related field

Preferred Skills/Experience
•Deep understanding of the conditions that cause gender, racial and economic inequities and/or has expertise in the field of diversity, equity and inclusion
•Demonstrable expertise in community development finance, and understanding of industry landscape
•Understanding of basic concepts and tools of social impact measurement
•Experience with strategy and stakeholder management practices and concepts
•Ability to plan and implement short- and long-range goals, including simplifying complex problems, making tough decisions and identifying and acting upon a critical path
•Ability to manage multiple projects and developing strategies, especially when details are emergent or unclear
•Clear communicator, both verbal and written, and comfort in front of groups
•Highly effective interpersonal skills, with ability to collaborate and willingness to work across a wide range of stakeholders; skilled at addressing both large and small audiences across multiple leadership levels and functions
•Ability to deliver results through influence without authority

Compensation:

Commensurate with experience. Contact recruiter, John Carroll, for more information.

How to Apply:

https://usbank.taleo.net/careersection/10000/jobdetail.ftl?lang=en&job=1...

Director of U.S. Bank CDC Strategic Partnerships U.S. Bancorp Community Development Corporation
Saint Louis, MO or Minneapolis, MN or Chicago, IL, MO
Job Function: Financial Services
Posted: December 13, 2018

Background:

The CDC Director of Strategic Partnerships leads the development and execution of internal and external partnerships that will increase USBCDC’s ability to deliver social impact, specific to issues of gender, racial and economic equity.

For more than 20 years, U.S. Bancorp Community Development Corporation (USBCDC) and its predecessor institutions have worked closely with partners to make positive financial, social, and environmental impacts across the country. A wholly owned subsidiary of U.S. Bank, N.A., USBCDC makes and manages investments to finance community development and renewable energy initiatives using state and federal tax credit programs, including New Markets Tax Credits, Historic Tax Credits, Renewable Energy Tax Credits, and Low-Income Housing Tax Credits. We're also a prominent tax credit syndicator. More information about USBCDC can be found on the web at www.usbank.com/cdc.

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.

Position Summary:

The CDC Director of Strategic Partnerships leads the development and execution of internal and external partnerships that will increase USBCDC’s ability to deliver social impact, specific to issues of gender, racial and economic equity.

As a key leader on the USBCDC strategy team, this position will be the driver of execution alignment between USBCDC business lines and the U.S. Bank Corporate Responsibility strategy. Along with support from one direct report, this position will also be responsible for establishing key partnerships with USBCDC customers, vendors and other industry partners who are also working on issues of equity.

Success in this role demands the skill to build relationships and manage stakeholders across difference, the ability to think strategically and translate ideas into action, exceptional communication skills and a highly developed collaborative nature.

The Director of Strategic Partnerships reports to the Vice President of Strategy & Employee Experience at USBCDC, and will work closely with other senior leaders at USBCDC and U.S. Bank, as well as in partner organizations.

Responsibilities:

Duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

USBCDC partnership management:
•Responsible for building strategic opportunities with external industry stakeholders by continuously developing relationships and identifying aligned partnership opportunities
•Collaborate with USBCDC business line leadership to strategize, design and implement partnerships that achieve our social impact objectives and complement our existing business relationships and objectives
•Organize and lead convenings to share or develop related best practices with partners; and collect or advance ideas for supportive industry product and service offerings
•Work with Marketing and Communications teams to represent USBCDC and USBCDC partnerships at key conferences, presentations and meetings
•Continuously communicate with U.S. Bank partners, USBCDC business lines and leaders on status and outcomes of partnerships
•Elevate USBCDC visibility and role in the industry around a commitment to gender, racial and economic equity and social impact more generally

Corporate Responsibility execution alignment:
•Act as a representative of USBCDC leadership in collaborative planning and execution meetings for the U.S. Bank Corporate Responsibility strategy
•Support the development of aligned USBCDC business line strategies, performance indicators, management plans and progress reports for execution of USBCDC related pieces of the U.S. Bank Corporate Responsibility strategy
•Report on progress to USBCDC senior leaders and employees
•Provide input to content development for U.S. Bank and USBCDC external reporting

Staff management:
•Lead one direct report responsible for developing and integrating an aligned social impact strategy and measurement program in each USBCDC business line
•General staff management duties

Requirements:

Basic Qualifications
•Master's degree, or equivalent work experience
•10 or more years of experience in community development finance, partnership development, community development or related field
•Two or more years of managerial experience

Preferred Skills/Experience
•Deep understanding of the conditions that cause gender, racial and economic inequities and/or has expertise in the field of diversity, equity and inclusion
•Demonstrable expertise in community development and community development finance, and understanding of industry landscape
•Understanding of basic concepts and tools of social impact measurement
•Significant experience in stakeholder management and partnership development
•Ability to identify, create and respond to opportunities in alignment with strategy
•Ability to plan and implement short- and long-range goals, including simplifying complex problems, making tough decisions and identifying and acting upon a critical path
•Ability to manage multiple projects and developing strategies, especially when details are emergent or unclear
•Clear communicator, both verbal and written, and comfort in front of groups
•Highly effective interpersonal skills, with ability to collaborate and willingness to work across a wide range of stakeholders; skilled at addressing both large and small audiences across multiple leadership levels and functions
•Ability to deliver results through influence without authority
•Personnel management experience

Compensation:

Commensurate with experience. Contact recruiter, John Carroll, for details.

How to Apply:

https://usbank.taleo.net/careersection/10000/jobdetail.ftl?lang=en&job=1...

Senior Loan Officer California FarmLink
Aptos, CA
Job Function: Lending/Loan Operations
Posted: December 13, 2018

Background:

Established in 1999, California FarmLink has developed a statewide program of economic development support for beginning and limited-resource farmers. With staff located in three regions of the state, FarmLink's mission is to link independent farmers and ranchers with the land and financing they need for a sustainable future. As a non-profit, Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI), FarmLink provides farmers with business technical assistance, educational seminars, and a variety of resources that support sustainable farm business development through financing, linking to land, and secure land tenure. With FarmLink support, farmers are improving and expanding their operations, and creating businesses and jobs in their communities. Throughout its history, FarmLink has helped more than 1600 farmers start and grow farm businesses with our technical assistance and support services.

Position Summary:

Join California FarmLink’s lending team to support California farmers and vibrant local food systems. The individual in this position will play a key role in the expansion of FarmLink’s agricultural lending as a Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI), nationally unique in its focus on supporting the land and capital needs of next generation farmers. The Senior Loan Officer is responsible for supervising the work of two lending staff, as well as originating, qualifying, underwriting, structuring, closing, monitoring and servicing their own portfolio of loans for farmers in California. A key success factor in this position will be providing effective support to FarmLink lenders, and the delivery of technical assistance and business coaching, as well as referrals to professionals and service providers that can support client business success and FarmLink lending goals.

Responsibilities:

Business Development and Origination

• Manage loan pipeline and support lenders to achieve FarmLink lending goals
• Build on your existing network to expand FarmLink’s reach into diverse agricultural communities across the state to identify farmers that face barriers to accessing capital
• Cultivate relationships that are synergistic with FarmLink’s mission, and provide an efficient pipeline of high quality deal referrals that fit our target market
• Generate repeat business and receive borrower referrals
• Screen potential loan applicants for eligibility
• Conduct high-level financial analysis of applicant businesses to determine likelihood of approval, and appropriate loan structure
• Provide loan readiness and credit management technical assistance to prospective borrowers, and refer to internal/external service providers as needed

Lending

• Contribute to FarmLink loan production goals, primarily through small business and real estate lending, with loans typically in the range of $100,000 – $1.4 Million
• Manage lending relationship with borrowers
o Collect loan application and supporting documentation from applicants
o Help borrowers be successful by providing business coaching and making referrals to internal/external service providers as needed
o Monitor your portfolio for quality and performance, which will include support to manage delinquencies and collections, compliance with loan covenants, adjusting risk ratings quarterly, and restructures
• Underwrite and make loan recommendations on commercial agricultural loans
o Analyze financial information to assess business viability, repayment capacity, credit quality and document risk factors and mitigations
o Conduct research to obtain information necessary to complete underwriting
o Prepare written analyses
o Present loan requests to FarmLink Loan Committee
• Work with Loan Operations staff to prepare closing documents, schedule and conduct closings
• Understand market needs and partner with internal and external stakeholders to develop new loan products as necessary to meet lending and impact goals

Risk Management and Policy

• Partner with and support Loan Operations staff to achieve program goals around loan performance and risk management
• Develop deep knowledge of FarmLink’s lending policies
• Identify and implement lending and servicing policy improvements

Supervisory/Capacity Building/Other
• Provide direct supervision and support to two lending staff, who together with incumbent, have primary responsibility for originating and underwriting FarmLink loans
• Support Director of Lending in achieving all program goals, which may include projects in evaluation, investor relations and reporting, fundraising, communications, loan operations, or other areas
• Support FarmLink group education curriculum development and delivery as time allows
• Train new staff
• Participate in professional development opportunities to grow knowledge and skills to carry out position responsibilities and support FarmLink’s mission

Requirements:

• 3-5 years relevant lending experience at a CDFI, ag lender such as FSA or Farm Credit, community bank or other financial institution
• Strong financial analysis skills, experience exercising judgment, and the willingness to make hard decisions
• Bilingual, with the ability to communicate the written and spoken word in both English and Spanish
• Working knowledge of government guarantee programs such as Farm Service Agency, Small Business Administration and others
• Fluency with Microsoft Office, Google Productivity Suite, CRM and loan management systems
• Exceptional organizational skills and attention to detail, well-disciplined, able to manage multiple and competing deadlines with calmness and courtesy
• Demonstrated self-starter that can work independently, take initiative, and prioritize time wisely
• Highly effective communicator and adept at building relationships
• Ability to provide excellent customer service to both clients and FarmLink team members - in person, on the phone and via email
• Possess flexibility, creativity, patience, and a desire to have a positive impact in the world through your work
• An undergraduate degree in business administration, finance, community development or other relevant field is required. For this position, FarmLink may also consider the equivalent combination of education and work experience.

Highly desirable:
o Native Spanish speaker
o Experience in and knowledge of sustainable agriculture, with a deep understanding of the opportunities and challenges farmers and ranchers face

California FarmLink offers a generous benefits plan, including health insurance after 60 days, employer contribution to 403b retirement plan, paid vacation, and a family-friendly and flexible work environment. California FarmLink maintains a drug-free workplace and is an equal opportunity employer. We seek candidates that represent the diversity of the communities we serve, and strongly encourage you to apply.

Compensation:

$60-75K commensurate with experience

How to Apply:

Please email a thoughtful cover letter explaining your interest in the position and organization with resume to:
info@cafarmlink.org. No phone calls please. Posted November 2018; applications accepted on a rolling basis; open until filled.

Loan Operations Associate California FarmLink
Aptos, CA
Job Function: Lending/Loan Operations
Posted: December 13, 2018

Background:

Established in 1999, California FarmLink has developed a statewide program of economic development support for beginning and limited-resource farmers. With staff located in three regions of the state, FarmLink's mission is to link independent farmers and ranchers with the land and financing they need for a sustainable future. As a non-profit, Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI), FarmLink provides farmers with business technical assistance, educational seminars, and a variety of resources that support sustainable farm business development through financing, linking to land, and secure land tenure. With FarmLink support, farmers are improving and expanding their operations, and creating businesses and jobs in their communities. Throughout its history, FarmLink has helped more than 1600 farmers start and grow farm businesses with our technical assistance and support services.

Position Summary:

Join California FarmLink’s lending team to support California farmers and vibrant local food systems. This new position will play a key role in the expansion of FarmLink’s agricultural lending as a Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI), nationally unique in its focus on supporting the land and capital needs of next generation farmers. The Loan Operations Associate will support the loan documentation and servicing function within FarmLink’s lending department, and is supervised by the Loan Operations Manager.

Responsibilities:

Loan Services

 Prepare commercial loan documents
 Perform legal diligence, including:
o Conduct UCC and other lien searches and filings
o Obtain business and personal credit reports
o Research and review real estate taxes, environmental reports and insurance requirements
o Order and review title reports and insurance for real estate loans
 Coordinate with borrowers and FarmLink staff to ensure timely loan closing and funding
 Conduct loan boarding on Down Home Loan Manager loan servicing system
 Ensure all applicant/borrower files are complete and in compliance with regulatory and internal policies
 Post cash receipts, generate invoices, track payments, and keep records up to date in Down Home Loan Manager
 Establish, maintain, and update files, databases, records and documents for loans and investments
 Monitor loan covenant compliance
 Support the Loan Operations Manager, including producing loan portfolio reports as needed and requested by management

Lending

 Serve as initial point of contact for farmers interested in FarmLink’s Loan Program via phone and email
 Effectively represent loan products to farmers inquiring about a loan
 Screen loan applicants utilizing on-line loan inquiry form and phone conversations to determine initial loan eligibility, and refer to appropriate technical assistance or lending staff

Requirements:

 A minimum of one year of experience handling business financial information with the appropriate discretion, ideally in a banking, lending or accounting setting
 Bilingual, with the ability to communicate the written and spoken word in both English and Spanish
 Exceptional organizational skills and attention to detail, well-disciplined, able to manage multiple and competing deadlines, and a self-starter
 Ability to provide excellent customer service to both clients and FarmLink team members in person, on the phone and via email
 Ability to handle multiple tasks and frequent interruptions
 Ability to handle stressful situations with calmness and courtesy, while meeting deadlines
 Knowledge and experience using MS Word, Excel; as well as basic accounting procedures
 Associates degree required; an undergraduate degree in business administration, finance, community development or other related field is preferred. FarmLink will also consider the equivalent combination of education and work experience.

 Highly desirable:
o Native Spanish speaker
o Experience with loan documentation and loan servicing systems, including LaserPro
o Familiarity with agriculture, agricultural/small business lending, USDA/SBA programs, and/or CDFIs

Compensation:

$35-50k commensurate with experience

How to Apply:

Please email a thoughtful cover letter explaining your interest in the position and organization with resume to:
info@cafarmlink.org. No phone calls please. Posted December 2018; applications accepted on a rolling basis; open until filled.

Community Development Assistant for Lending Local Initiatives Support Corporation - New York (LISC NYC)
New York, NY
Job Function: Lending/Loan Operations
Posted: December 7, 2018

Background:

Position Opening
Local Initiatives Support Corporation

POSITION TITLE: Community Development Assistant for Lending
REPORTS TO: LISC NYC Director of Lending
JOB CLASSIFICATION: Non-Exempt / Full Time
LOCATION: New York City
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THE ORGANIZATION:

What We Do
With residents and partners, LISC forges resilient and inclusive communities of opportunity across America – great places to live, work, visit, do business and raise families.
Strategies We Pursue

Equip talent in underinvested communities with the skills and credentials to compete successfully for quality income and wealth opportunities.

Invest in businesses, housing and other community infrastructure to catalyze economic, health, safety and educational mobility for individuals and communities.

Strengthen existing alliances while building new collaborations to increase our impact on the progress of people and places.

Develop leadership and the capacity of partners to advance our work together.

Drive local, regional, and national policy and system changes that foster broadly shared prosperity and well-being.

Over the last 39 years, LISC and its affiliates have invested approximately $20 billion in businesses, affordable housing, health, educational mobility, community and recreational facilities, public safety, employment and other projects that help to revitalize and stabilize underinvested communities. Headquartered in New York City, LISC’s reach spans the country from East coast to West coast in 32 markets with offices extending from Buffalo to San Francisco. Visit us at www.lisc.org.

Position Summary:

The New York City office of the Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC NYC) seeks a professional to fill the position of Community Development Assistant for Lending. This position reports to the LISC NYC Director of Lending and works closely with a team of Community Development Officers. The local New York City program, LISC NYC, works with nonprofit, community-based organizations to develop affordable housing, commercial enterprises and community facilities. Since its founding in 1979, LISC NYC has invested over $2.7 billion, leveraging an additional $6 billion in low-income communities. This has resulted in nearly 40,000 affordable homes built and preserved as well as 1.8 million square feet of retail and community space created. We also invest in health, economic development, financial well-being and environmental sustainability so that the communities our partners serve are good places to live, work, do business and raise children. For more information visit http://www.lisc.org/nyc/.

Responsibilities:

• Assist LISC NYC lending staff in underwriting all types of real estate transactions requiring LISC pre-development, acquisition construction, or permanent loans, tax-exempt bond financing, Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) and New Markets Tax Credit (NMTC) financing. Conduct financial modeling and presentations to affordable housing development sponsors.
• Assist LISC NYC staff in presenting loan recommendations to LISC’s credit committee. Perform credit analysis, including analyzing borrower operating performance, project financial performance, borrower management capacity, and project feasibility of affordable housing, economic development and mixed-use real estate projects.
• Coordinate with client organizations and internal stakeholders at LISC National regarding all aspects of loan origination and asset management, including assembling and synthesizing due diligence information, preparing credit memos for approval, generating closing checklists and project managing loan closings, and working with LISC asset management to monitor loans post-closing.
• Support LISC local program staff to develop and maintain relationships with client community partners and local government, among others.
• Assist LISC NYC staff in providing technical assistance to LISC NYC’s partners, including nonprofit community development corporations and private entrepreneurs, seeking to develop affordable housing, community facilities, and other types of community development real estate. Assistance includes the preparation of applications and documentation necessary for debt and equity financing, government subsidies, and rental contract maintenance.
• Work in cross functional teams under deadlines with private and nonprofit real estate developers, attorneys, governmental agencies, lenders, equity investors and other entities to structure and close affordable housing transactions.
• Support the launch and implementation of LISC NYC’s New York Land Opportunity Program (NYLOP) 2.0, which provides technical support to owners of HUD 202 senior housing seeking to preserve and possibly develop new affordable senior housing.
• Provide logistical and programmatic support to LISC NYC special events such as meetings, convenings, conferences, training workshops and tours.
• Perform other special projects and related duties as assigned.

Requirements:

Qualifications
• Associates or Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in real estate, finance, urban planning, public policy or related field preferred.
• One or two years of professional work experience in lending, finance, community development or related field preferred.
• Comfort with financial analysis and excellent writing skills, with demonstrated ability to synthesize complex quantitative and qualitative information from multiple sources.
• Demonstrated ability to manage multiple, complex transactions at various stages and coordinate with multiple internal and external parties to meet approval and closing deadlines.
• Commitment to the community development sector and the critical role of nonprofit organizations in driving social change, preserving affordable housing and fostering inclusive economic development.
• Conscientious and very detail oriented.
• Ability to simultaneously work on multiple tasks and set priorities for a challenging work load.
• Excellent technical skills, including competency in full Microsoft Office suite, particularly modeling in Excel.

Compensation:

LISC offers a competitive salary and excellent benefits.

LISC IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
COMMITTED TO DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION

How to Apply:

Please send cover letter and resume via e-mail to:

Sam Marks
Executive Director
LISC NYC
501 Seventh Avenue, 7th Floor
New York, NY 10018
liscnycresumes@lisc.org

Community Development Officer for Economic Development Local Initiatives Support Corporation - New York (LISC NYC)
New York, NY
Job Function: Business Development
Posted: December 7, 2018

Background:

THE ORGANIZATION:

What We Do

With residents and partners, LISC forges resilient and inclusive communities of opportunity across America – great places to live, work, visit, do business and raise families.

Strategies We Pursue

Equip talent in underinvested communities with the skills and credentials to compete successfully for quality income and wealth opportunities.

Invest in businesses, housing and other community infrastructure to catalyze economic, health, safety and educational mobility for individuals and communities.

Strengthen existing alliances while building new collaborations to increase our impact on the progress of people and places.

Develop leadership and the capacity of partners to advance our work together.

Drive local, regional, and national policy and system changes that foster broadly shared prosperity and well-being.

Over the last 39 years, LISC and its affiliates have invested approximately $20 billion in businesses, affordable housing, health, educational mobility, community and recreational facilities, public safety, employment and other projects that help to revitalize and stabilize underinvested communities. Headquartered in New York City, LISC’s reach spans the country from East coast to West coast in 32 markets with offices extending from Buffalo to San Francisco. Visit us at www.lisc.org.

Position Summary:

Position Description
The New York City office of the Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC NYC) seeks a professional to fill the position of Community Development Officer for Economic Development. This position reports to the LISC NYC Director of Lending and works closely with the Director of Policy. The local New York City program, LISC NYC, works with nonprofit, community-based organizations to develop affordable housing, commercial enterprises and community facilities. Since its founding in 1979, LISC NYC has invested over $2.7 billion, leveraging an additional $6 billion in low-income communities. This has resulted in nearly 40,000 affordable homes built and preserved as well as 1.8 million square feet of retail and community space created. We also invest in health, economic development, financial well-being and environmental sustainability so that the communities our partners serve are good places to live, work, do business and raise children. For more information visit http://www.lisc.org/nyc/.

Responsibilities:

Responsibilities
The Community Development Officer for Economic Development will be responsible for building a pipeline of real estate projects that foster inclusive economic development. The Community Development Officer will provide technical assistance and financing to LISC NYC’s nonprofit partners and other mission-aligned partners to develop projects that will ensure their neighborhoods have critical jobs, services and community assets to complement housing. Examples include multi-tenant industrial buildings, “maker spaces,” commercial spaces, community centers and arts and culture venues. While primarily responsible for economic development, the Community Development Officer will work in collaboration with other LISC NYC staff who focus on affordable housing, and may collaborate on mixed-use projects as well as participate in cross-training / cross-learning opportunities. In addition to sourcing, underwriting, and closing lending transactions, the Community Development Officer will also support the Director of Policy and other senior staff in shaping LISC NYC’s inclusive economic development strategy, sharing lessons learned across the field, measuring outcomes, and carrying out a policy and advocacy agenda that seeks to ensure that public and private investments generate middle skills jobs that provide economic mobility for low- and moderate-income people.

Specifically, the Community Development Officer for Economic Development will be focused on the following:

Business Development, Lending & Technical Assistance

• Develop and manage relationships with local economic development partners including community-based organizations, mission-driven developers, impact investors, financial institutions and local/state, agencies in order to grow LISC NYC’s pipeline of real estate projects that foster inclusive economic development.

• Provide loans and technical assistance to LISC NYC partners undertaking economic development related real estate projects. This includes assistance with assessing project feasibility, underwriting, developing financing strategies, lending, advising on the selection and coordination of third party consultants, and accessing financing via public subsidies and conventional sources.

• Conduct financial modeling for all types of real estate transactions and identify potential sources of financing including pre-development loans, construction and permanent loans, tax-exempt bonds, IDA bonds and New Market Tax Credits.

• Connect partner organizations with expertise and resources from LISC National programs such as small business lending, creative placemaking, and economic development; LISC affiliates such as the New Markets Support Corporation; and external consultants.

• Work under deadlines with cross-functional teams of private and nonprofit real estate developers, attorneys, governmental agencies, lenders, equity investors and title companies to structure and close economic development transactions.

Thought Leadership & Policy Systems Change

• Support the Director of Policy and senior staff to refine LISC NYC’s strategic approach to economic development, identify opportunities and partners, and match financing tools to economic development project needs.

• Assist in tracking the impact of LISC NYC’s inclusive economic development projects.

• Work closely with public sector agencies to identify and make available new resources for economic development real estate projects and partner with the LISC NYC Director of Policy to develop policy & advocacy solutions for economic development real estate.

• Contribute to LISC NYC’s thought leadership on inclusive economic development as a means of generating middle skills jobs that provide economic mobility for low-and moderate-income people, including helping to plan and carry out a convening for industry partners to share best practices.

• Collaborate with other champions of inclusive economic development, including key funders, represent LISC NYC as an expert on economic development lending, and share best practices at conferences, trainings and events.

• Prepare reports and findings for investors, funders and other stakeholders as needed.

• Work with LISC NYC staff to develop and implement programs that apply LISC’s technical assistance and financing capabilities to solve critical challenges identified through LISC NYC’s strategic planning process.

Requirements:

Qualifications
• Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university required. Master’s degree in real estate, finance, urban planning, public administration or related field highly preferred.
• At least 5 years of experience in lending, finance, community development or related field, with demonstrated experience in real estate development, particularly underwriting, deal structuring and financial analysis.
• Familiarity with the New York City area market, along with familiarity with city, state and federal government financing programs available to support economic development projects.
• Knowledge of financing products such as predevelopment, acquisition, construction, bridge and permanent loans; lines of credit; and tax credit equity.
• Demonstrated ability to manage multiple, complex transactions at various stages and coordinate with multiple internal and external parties to meet approval and closing deadlines.
• Commitment to the community development sector and the critical role of nonprofit organizations in driving inclusive economic development and preserving the unique cultural heritage of neighborhoods.
• Ability to work collaboratively with co-workers and representatives from the nonprofit, corporate, philanthropic and public sectors, and demonstrated flexibility and poise in dealing with a diverse range of individuals and organizations.
• Entrepreneurial spirit and ability to work independently on multiple tasks and projects, set priorities fora challenging workload, and be a positive, solution-oriented professional.
• Excellent writing, financial analysis and verbal communication skills required.

Compensation:

Candidates with commensurate experience may be considered for the title Senior Community Development Officer for Economic Development.

LISC offers a competitive salary and excellent benefits.

How to Apply:

Please send cover letter and resume via e-mail to:

Sam Marks
Executive Director
LISC NYC
501 Seventh Avenue, 7th Floor
New York, NY 10018
liscnycresumes@lisc.org

LISC IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
COMMITTED TO DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION

Acquisitions Associate The Community Development Trust (CDT)
New York, NY
Job Function: Finance
Posted: December 5, 2018

Background:

Established in 1999, The Community Development Trust (“CDT”) is a national Community Development Finance Institution (“CDFI”) and the first and largest private real estate investment trust created for the development and preservation of affordable housing. Over our 19-year history, CDT’s focus has been on providing debt and equity capital to support affordable rental housing communities. CDT has invested over $1.6 billion in multifamily communities in 44 states and regions.

Position Summary:

The Acquisitions Associate will assist in managing the evaluation, acquisition, and, in some cases, rehabilitation of existing affordable housing properties throughout the United States. CDT forms joint ventures with experienced affordable housing operators to acquire and preserve existing income- and rent-restricted (LIHTC, Section 8, etc.) properties.

The primary responsibility for the Acquisitions Associate will be to quickly analyze and underwrite potential investment opportunities and provide CDT’s Community Investments staff with feedback on the potential risks and benefits of each opportunity. For approved investments, the Acquisitions Associate will coordinate with various departments at CDT to ensure a successful closing.

Responsibilities:

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

1. Collaborate with CDT’s senior staff and joint venture operating partners to conduct an initial feasibility analysis for potential acquisitions. Quickly and independently identify whether the property, partner, and business plan for the acquisition are consistent with CDT’s investment criteria.
2. Identify and obtain critical due diligence information for underwriting purposes.
3. Review and analyze financial statements, rent rolls, loan documents, regulatory agreements, and other due diligence information to underwrite the potential investment.
4. Adjust and customize CDT’s Microsoft Excel-based equity investment model according to the unique terms of and business plan for each transaction.
5. Identify the most significant risks and opportunities for each transaction and effectively communicate these to senior staff.
6. Coordinate third party reports and site inspections.
7. Compose Investment Proposals for submission to the Program & Investment Committee.
8. Manage the closing process and any required lender underwriting of CDT.
9. In some cases, monitor construction progress and process construction requisitions with CDT’s joint venture partners.

Requirements:

Bachelor’s Degree plus 1 – 3 years relevant experience.

Compensation:

Salary commensurate with experience plus bonus potential.

How to Apply:

Please send cover letter and resume to: jobpostings@cdt.biz

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