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Executive Director, City First Enterprises City First Enterprises
Washington, DC
Job Function: Lending/Loan Operations
Posted: September 27, 2018

Background:

City First Enterprises (CFE) is an innovative, non-profit CDFI based in Washington, DC with a 25-year history of delivering capital and innovative services to underserved communities. CFE serves as the upper tier holding company for the City First family of companies, which includes City First Bank, our subsidiary CDFI bank with over $300 million in assets. The mission of CFE and the entire City First family is to promote equity and opportunity by providing increased access to responsible capital and complementary services to underserved communities with a goal of ensuring the long-term well-being and resilience of individuals, families and institutions. Once seeded, these assets have transformative repercussions that extend for generations.
We seek to accomplish this through the financing of housing, community facilities, small businesses and non-profit organizations. These financings, in turn, create opportunities for an affordable place to live, access to a quality education, a chance for work or training to support a family, the building of assets and equity, the availability of quality health care and healthy foods, access to recreation and the arts – all to improve the quality of life, health, vibrancy and resilience of individuals, families and communities. Collectively, the City First family has deployed over $1 billion in capital in DC and the surrounding region.

CFE operates City First’s non-profit Loan Fund, which works to source and deliver flexible and patient capital to support the most impactful projects, often prior to or in concert with lending from City First Bank. The Loan Fund works to support affordable housing, community facilities and small businesses, helping to catalyze key projects and “crowd in” capital from larger providers to support community development and deliver meaningful impact. CFE also operates City First Homes, our non-profit subsidiary focused on permanently affordable housing. City First Homes is a key partner in the effort to create the Douglass Community Land Trust in Anacostia.

Position Summary:

The Executive Director of CFE is responsible for providing strategic leadership by working with the Board and other management to establish long-range goals, develop and implement strategies, and execute existing and new initiatives to achieve impactful outcomes. The Executive Director represents the organization externally with partners, funders and other stakeholders, and internally, serves as the principal liaison with City First Bank. He/she is the key liaison between CFE, including the non-profit loan fund, and City First Bank. He/she provides leadership for the nonprofit loan fund, including business development and new product development activities, loan underwriting and general operations, input on loan policy, and guidance on loan structuring. He/she is also responsible to oversee the activities of City First Homes and works with the Director of Development to secure debt and grant/equity capital
to support growth, including directing CDFI Fund-related application and compliance activity. He/she is responsible for regulatory compliance for CFE as a bank holding company and serves as the principal point of contact for the Federal Reserve Bank.

Responsibilities:

Organizational Leadership
• Provide strategic direction and overall management for the CFE organization
• Serve as principal point of contact for CFE in support of Chairman and Board of Directors
• Lead program implementation across the CFE platform
• Direct senior staff in order to maintain efficiency and strong operating performance
• Manage relationship between CFE and City First Bank to maximize organizational productivity
Financial Management
• Oversee the financial management of the organization including budgets, financial reports and financial trends to guide and assist the Board and other senior executives performing their responsibilities;
• Plan, direct and evaluate the organization's finance function to support organizational performance and oversight;
• Direct the operations of the CFE Loan Fund, including supervising loan underwriting, servicing and ongoing portfolio management
• Approve loan disbursements, negotiate and approve key contracts and other large expenditures
Regulatory Risk Management
Lead regulatory compliance and manage relationship with Federal Reserve Bank
Growth and Development
• Maintain leadership and credibility throughout the organization and with the Board as an effective developer of solutions to business challenges.
• Lead effort to expand capitalization and deployment of loan fund, as well as to evaluate and develop alternative on or off-balance sheet solutions to support mission
• Oversee Director of Development in order to support growth and ensure alignment between capital raising initiatives and capabilities / strategic objectives
• Direct marketing and new business development efforts across the platform and in concert with City First Bank
• Serve as key contact for funders, investors, and other stakeholders

Requirements:

• Graduate degree in business, real estate development or other related field. Additional professional experience may substitute for an advanced degree;
• At least 5 years of executive-level management experience, including experience with a lending institution, experience working with government programs related to community development
• Recognized leadership skills and ability to lead an organization independently under strategic direction as well as the ability to champion new opportunities for growth
• Proven track record of raising private, public and foundation capital and operating support;
• Familiarity with and experience working with the CDFI Fund at the U.S. Department of the Treasury.
• Outstanding oral and written communication skills;
• Strong strategic planning and financial analytical capabilities;
• Highly energetic, entrepreneurial thinking with ability to innovate and execute to achieve goals;
• A collaborative personal style that works in partnership with others both internally and externally to identify opportunities, solve problems and maximize impact.

Compensation:

Compensation is competitive and commensurate with experience.

How to Apply:

Please email resume and cover letter to HR@cfenterprises.org. No phone calls, please.

Resource Development Specialist Upper Manhattan Empowerment Zone Development Corp.
New York , NY
Job Function: Grant Writer
Posted: September 27, 2018

Background:

The mission of the Upper Manhattan Empowerment Zone Development Corporation (UMEZ) is to sustain the economic revitalization of all communities in Upper Manhattan through job creation, corporate alliances, strategic investments and small business investments. UMEZ facilitates economic development in the neighborhoods of Central, East and West Harlem, Washington Heights; and Inwood.
UMEZ is an independent not-for-profit corporation created in 1995 and has invested $250 million in the Upper Manhattan community, leveraging over 1.1 billion in private capital, and has funded 100 small businesses.
In 2017, UMEZ became a recognized Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) with over $80 million in assets. UMEZ is proud to be certified by the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s CDFI Fund as a part of a national network promoting economic growth by financing businesses, creating jobs, and rebuilding neighborhoods.

Position Summary:

Summary: The Resource Development Specialist is responsible for supporting organizational efforts to strategically seek funding from corporations, banks, government sources, foundations and other philanthropic organizations to further UMEZ’s mission. In collaboration with Senior Management, this role will work with cross-functional teams to provide strategic insight, and specifically manage, execute, and write proposals which includes progress reporting and data base tracking.

Responsibilities:

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: Include the following and other duties may be assigned:

• Assist in developing and identifying new funding opportunities with corporations, foundations, banks and government sources by providing recommendations and briefings to the CEO
• Under the direction of the CEO, prepare letters of interest and grant proposals for funding opportunities
• Prepare funding reports, prospect research, tracking, and collecting necessary data for reporting purposes to funders; update tracking spreadsheet for funding, including deliverables to ensure timely fulfillment of funding requirements
• Prepare funding requests, overseeing proposal coordination, including research, grant writing and editing funding proposals
• Work with the Senior Management to coordinate information for proposals
• Supports strategic planning and proposal development phases working collaboratively with Senior Management
• Cultivate and maintain relationships with funders such as other funders, corporate, foundations and other philanthropic organizations

Requirements:

• Undergraduate degree in business or a related field
• Experience working with Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) Industry
• 3-5 years in development experience
• Experience in financial management, Salesforce, capitalization, legal, program management or lending
• Ability to multitask, work independently and interdependently
• Must be able to engage in a tactful manner with colleagues, potential borrowers, and existing borrowers
• Strong interpersonal, written and oral communications skills
• Exceptional attention to detail
• Community residence and/or familiarity with Upper Manhattan community preferred

Compensation:

Will Commensurate with Experience

How to Apply:

Interested candidates should e-mail or mail a resume and cover letter to:

Danessy Pico
Human Resources Manager
55 West 125th Street, 11th Floor
New York, New York 10027
HR@umez.org
Attn: Resource Development Specialist

No Phone Calls or Faxes Please

Controller Civic Builders
New York, NY
Job Function: Accounting
Posted: September 26, 2018

Background:

Civic Builders sits at the nexus of community development and education. Dedicated to giving every child the chance to attend a great school, Civic Builders partners with the nation's best educators to finance and build public charter school buildings. We are an experienced team of real estate, finance, and development professionals dedicated to delivering inspirational educational facilities at affordable rates.

We are a highly entrepreneurial organization that is quickly growing and our dedicated and talented team has positioned us to:
● Invest more than $600M into low-income communities: we have developed a million square feet of real estate, representing 27 schools that serve over 13,000 students in the highest need neighborhoods, such as East Harlem, the South Bronx, Bedford-Stuyvesant, and Newark, NJ.
● Receive $118M of New Markets Tax Credits over four award rounds and access funding from the U.S. Department of Education.
● Partner with the Walton Family Foundation and Bank of America to launch an innovative $100M loan fund to provide low-interest capital, at an increased scale, to charter schools that are creating and expanding facilities.

Civic Builders believes that diversity, in all its forms, enriches society and our organization. Because we support students in the highest need neighborhoods, we have a particular charge to understand our schools and their communities. When our staff, board, and partners reflect, value, and embrace the voices and perspectives of those most impacted by what we do, we have a deeper understanding and connection to their needs and more effectively achieve our aspiration of improving lives, revitalizing communities, and helping children receive the education they deserve. To learn more about Civic Builders, please visit www.civicbuilders.org.

Position Summary:

Civic Builders is seeking an experienced Controller to lead all activities relating to internal accounting, budgeting and financial reporting. As a facility developer, Civic Builders is comprised of over two dozen entities and maintains several dozen bank accounts. In addition to managing complex facility construction projects that rely on varying sources of capital, Civic Builders owns and leases a number of school facilities to nonprofit charter school tenants. Within this context, the Controller’s responsibilities will include general ledger management, accounts payable, accounts receivable, budgeting and financial reporting, audits, tax filings, and lender obligations and reporting.

Responsibilities:

Finance and Accounting Management
• Lead internal budgeting, prepare forecasts and budget-to-actual reports with direct oversight Senior Accountant.
• Prepare internal and external financial reporting for senior leadership, Board of Directors and lenders, as well as periodic grant-related reports.
• Lead all internal accounting processes, including general ledger management, accounts payable and accounts receivable, as well as bank reconciliations, deposits and banking relationships.
- Process customer billing, including school facility development services and monthly rental invoices.
• Manage a large volume of lender reporting obligations including financials, certifications and insurance.
• Manage all financial audits and tax filings for all Civic Builders entities and assets.
• Support various reports and multiple transactions and needs of multiple stakeholders and the review the work of others.
• Manage payroll and support additional human resources and compliance related activities such as employee benefits, corporate- and project-level insurance coverage, and relationships with legal counsel.
Data Management Support with Stakeholders
• Support charter school construction projects with budgeting, forecasting, financing, and loan management
• Collaborate with Financial Services team on all financing agreements, lending agreements via Civic Builders’ new platform, and New Markets Tax Credits allocations and deployments.
• Support additional insurance and compliance related responsibilities as needed, such as corporate and project-level insurance coverages, review of leases and funding agreement, and relationships with legal counsel.
• Support construction projects with budgeting, forecasting, financing, and ongoing management of project loans, and will support the Financial Services team on all financing and lending agreements.
• Serve as a partner to the COO and CEO in managing the numerous audits and external reporting
• Work with auditors for the various external reporting including support of parent organizations subsidiaries and affiliates.

Requirements:

• 10+ years of professional experience in accounting, with specific experience working with nonprofits, or small businesses, and real estate
• Demonstrated ability to manage accounting transactions in a complex, multi-entity environment with numerous real estate assets
• Expertise in nonprofit and real estate accounting and audit principles
• Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Finance or related degree, CPA license desired and preferred
• Experience managing and preparing multiple financial statements
• Experience managing accounting for an org of similarly complex organizations
• Understands construction builder, lender, nonprofit accounting rules

Compensation:

$150-165K (all-in with bonus)

How to Apply:

Send resume to talentsearch@almaadvisorygroup.com

Cash Disbursements Administrator CEI (Coastal Enterprises, Inc.)
Brunswick, ME
Job Function: Accounting
Posted: September 24, 2018

Background:

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

Position Summary:

Love ♥ numbers? Looking for a way to jump start your career in accounting while making a difference in our communities?

If you are highly detail oriented, organized, and enjoy accounting work — plus you want to use your skills to make Maine and beyond a better place for all people, especially those in low-income and rural communities…

Then we want to hear from you.

CEI is looking for the right combination of numbers know how, commitment to mission-driven work, superior attention to detail and a willingness to learn. This is a full time, benefited position based in our LEED platinum certified headquarters in beautiful downtown Brunswick, Maine.

Responsibilities:

KEY POSITION DUTIES

Provides accounting support by verifying and posting all cash disbursements for CEI parent and other CEI subsidiaries as assigned.
Collaborates with program managers, Director of Accounting, CFO and other senior managers to ensure proper and timely posting of expenses and payments, outgoing wires, ACH and transfers for CEI parent and other CEI subsidiaries.
Completes payments and controls expenses by receiving, processing, verifying and reconciling invoices.
Verifies validity of account discrepancies and resolves discrepancies monthly for accurate financial reporting. Provides back-up for various accounting administrative functions.
Other duties/projects as assigned.

Requirements:

EXPERIENCE/EDUCATION

High School diploma or equivalent; associate’s or bachelor’s degree preferred but not required.
Experience in for or non-profit accounting desirable, but not required.
Experience in a professional office setting preferred.
Strong administrative, organizational, and analytical skills.
Acute attention to detail and accuracy.
Able to conduct research and analyze information with minimal supervision.
Proficient with Microsoft office suite, database administration, accounting, and spreadsheet software.
Works flexibly and embraces change.
Effective written, verbal communications and interpersonal skills.
Performs well under pressure and in a deadline driven environment.
Adheres to a high degree of confidentiality and ethics
Works well independently and as part of a team.
Positive attitude and enjoyment of work performed.
Willingness to learn.
Commitment to CEI’s mission.

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

Compensation:

DOE

How to Apply:

Please submit your cover letter and resume (both required) to:
employment@ceimaine.org

Corporate Transaction/Real Estate Paralegal Habitat for Humanity International
Atlanta, GA
Job Function: Other
Posted: September 20, 2018

Background:

Habitat for Humanity International (HFHI) is a nonprofit, ecumenical Christian housing ministry. The purpose and goal of Habitat for Humanity International is to eliminate poverty housing and homelessness from the world, and to make decent shelter a matter of conscience and action. Habitat invites people of all backgrounds, races and religions to build houses in partnership with families in need. HFHI has an Administrative Headquarters based in Atlanta, Georgia, an Operational Headquarters based in Americus, Georgia and Area Office bases of operations in Manila, Philippines for our Asia and the Pacific work, San Jose, Costa Rica for our Latin American and the Caribbean work, and Bratislava, Slovakia, for our Europe, the Middle East and Africa work.

Position Summary:

Habitat for Humanity International (HFHI) is currently seeking a skilled professional to join our Legal Team as a Corporate Transactions/Real Estate Paralegal. This position will provide Paralegal support for the New Markets Tax Credit Program, the FlexCAP program and Habitat's Community Development Financial Institution Fund in addition to providing general paralegal support for the Legal Department. Reporting to the Associate General Counsel - Real Estate & Finance, this position will be located in our Administrative Headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia.

Responsibilities:

** Draft real estate legal documents (i.e. organizational documents, tax-exempt reporting documents, resolutions and real estate closing and loan documents)
** Prepare and file UCC financing statements
** Review title and resolve title issues
** Review loan documents
** Conduct pre and post-closing due diligence
** Organize and maintain filing and document management system
** Coordinate and assist with prioritizing affiliate inquiries
** Review and comment on incoming legal documents under attorney supervision
** Assist with preparation of training materials (i.e. Power Point and online presentations)
** Assist in dissolution process for affiliates
** Prepare ministerial and corporate resolutions and related transactional documents
** Assist in trademark enforcement and reporting of fraudulent emails
** Perform research on legal and regulatory issues
** Support Habitat committee activities, including attendance at meetings and minutes
** Assist in revision and publication and monitoring of legal content for Habitat intranet
** Act as primary contact for U.S. Support Center on general legal questions and coordinate responses from legal team
** Coordinate legalization and apostilles for corporate documents and international registrations and assist attorneys with international compliance matters
** Assist with due diligence and document review and drafting for international finance programs
** Maintain files
** Coordinate meetings and travel for legal staff
** Process expenses and order office supplies
** Prepare/revise general correspondence, memoranda, reports, Power Point presentations and other legal documents
** Photocopy, compile records, and review/distribute mail
** Assist on other special projects as needed

Requirements:

** Bachelors Degree or Paralegal Certification
** Minimum of 3 years experience as a Legal Clerk or Paralegal
** Strong Writing Skills
** Good judgment
** Process-oriented with a positive outlook
** Problem solver with a strong work ethic
** Great Team player
** Comfortable in a global, humanitarian, Christian organization
** High level of proficiency with technology including Microsoft Office Suite applications (including Excel and PowerPoint) and Adobe Acrobat
** High level of proficiency with Westlaw, other legal research platforms and general online research resources

Compensation:

Full time, salaried position with full benefit package

How to Apply:

Please apply at www.habitat.org/careers by following this link:

https://www.habitat.org/about/careers/corporate-transactionsreal-estate-...

Marketing Manager RSF Social Finance
San Francisco, CA
Job Function: Marketing/PR
Posted: September 19, 2018

Background:

At RSF Social Finance, we bring our individual passions, experience, and skills to meet the needs of others through integrated financial and philanthropic services that generate positive social and environmental impact while fostering community and collaboration among participants.

With a 34-year track record of deploying loans, grants, and other catalytic capital to social enterprises, RSF is recognized nationwide as a leader in the field of social finance. As an organization of fewer than 50 employees, RSF’s approach is to grow our team by adding one person at a time. In doing so, we identify and seek a particular set of skills and experience to meet specific organizational needs. At the same time, we seeking candidates who align with our mission and values.

Position Summary:

Position Summary:
The Marketing Manager is responsible for coordinating and managing the development, production, and distribution of marketing materials including, but not limited to, website, newsletters, reports, print collateral, and social media in support of RSF and its programs. This position supervises the Marketing Associate.

Responsibilities:

Responsibilities:

Content Development and Management

Manage the production of all newsletters and client reports
Manage the maintenance of marketing collateral materials, including statistics, copy, and graphic updates
Collaborate with external designers to develop new collateral as needed
Manage editorial and production calendars, delegate tasks, and ensure deadlines are met
Provide writing and editorial support to staff, partners, and other authors
Write articles for RSF’s blog, newsletter, and other publications as needed
Manage website development including new features and pages in collaboration with RSF’s web development partners
Manage the maintenance of up-to-date and accurate content on the RSF website, including copy, statistics, and graphics
Analyze web traffic metrics
Share content through various channels, ensuring strong web presence
Oversee social media strategy and content
Oversee publication of weekly blog posts on the RSF website and among third party partners
Oversee publication of monthly e-news

Branding & PR

Maintain Communications Guide for staff and trustees
Provide communication trainings for staff
Engage with new and existing clients and partners to promote RSF’s work
Edit internal and external communications to ensure consistency and accuracy with RSF brand guidelines

Other

Special projects and other duties in support of Marketing activities as assigned
Ensure communication activities are integrated with RSF Systems

Requirements:

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Bachelor’s degree in Communications, Marketing, or similar, or equivalent work experience, required
Minimum 4 years of work experience in a communications or marketing role required
Demonstration of strong project management skills required
Supervisory experience strongly preferred
Work/volunteer experience in the social finance or social enterprise sector preferred
Fluency in oral and written English required
Exceptional writing and editorial skills to effectively communicate RSF’s message to a wide variety of audiences
Exceptional interpersonal, oral communication, and listening skills to effectively interact with staff, clients, strategic partners, and the public
Strong analytical and math skills required to understand and communicate complex financial and economic data and concepts to a broad audience
Familiarity with financial concepts and terms preferred
Demonstrated track record of excellent project management skills
Familiarity with graphic display of data and latest web and social media trends
Excellent organizational skills, time management, and attention to detail
Excellent knowledge of Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint required
Adobe InDesign experience required
Strong knowledge of WordPress and HTML
Basic Salesforce skills
Must be able to use the Internet for research and information-gathering
Ability to learn quickly and independently
Very good judgment required for making quick decisions as issues arise
Ability to take initiative and to independently multi-task and make decisions
Ability to work independently, and as part of a team
Ability to work collaboratively with staff members and external partners
Strong interpersonal skills
Commitment to the purpose, values, and operating principles that inform RSF’s work
Must be able to use a computer for extended periods of time up to eight hours per day
Must be able to frequently communicate orally and by telephone
Must be able to occasionally lift boxes (up to 40 pounds)
Must be able to work at RSF’s offices during regular office hours as set forth in RSF’s Employee Manual
Must be available to occasionally work outside of regular office hours when needed
Some travel may be required

Compensation:

Compensation & Benefits:

The expected initial salary for this position is expected to be in the $80K range. Other benefits include:

A fulfilling work environment at a supportive and entrepreneurially-driven organization
A competitive compensation package including employer-paid medical, dental, and vision insurance benefits
Very generous vacation and sick leave benefits plus nine paid holidays per year
403(b) plan with employer-paid contributions after one year of employment
Exposure to innovative ideas, projects, and collaborative staff activities
Access to numerous professional development opportunities

How to Apply:

Application Instructions:

Please submit your resume via e-mail to HR@rsfsocialfinance.org along with a thoughtful cover letter. In the cover letter, please explain why you are interested in the mission, values, and activities of RSF Social Finance. Please also tell us why your skills and experience would make you successful in this role.

In the e-mail subject line, please write “Marketing Manager”.

Please note that applications without a cover letter will not be considered. No phone calls please.

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis.

RSF Social Finance is an equal opportunity employer; candidates representing a diversity of backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

Consultant (6 months) Deutsche Bank
New York, NY
Job Function: Underwriting
Posted: September 19, 2018

Background:

Since its creation in 1990, Deutsche Bank’s New York City-based Community Development Finance Group (CDFG) has become a leader in providing innovative and catalytic capital for community development in the U.S. with aggregate commitments totaling more than $2 billion. The group is responsible for carrying out Deutsche Bank’s community development lending and investing under the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA). In meeting this mandate, the CDFG pursues a range of financing opportunities and strategies including those aimed at affordable housing and economic development, poverty alleviation, health care access and environmental sustainability.

Position Summary:

Deutsche Bank is seeking to hire a temporary Consultant through February 2019 for the Community Development Finance Group. The Consultant will play an important role providing analytical, compliance, operational, and underwriting support for market-based, high impact loans and investments that benefit low- and moderate-income communities and individuals and address emerging community development needs in the U.S. especially in New York City. A successful candidate will be a quick and positive thinking problem-solver who can work on various financial transactions with diverse stakeholders.

The Community Development Consultant will report to the CDFG Director. The position involves a high level of coordination with other members of the CDFG team, a small dynamic unit with multiple roles and responsibilities.

Responsibilities:

Compliance and Due Diligence
• Support on completion of CDFG’s Know Your Customer (KYC) process; interface with clients and customers to receive appropriate documentation, run due diligence searches, analyze and clear alerts and KYC findings as needed
Transactions and Underwriting
• Provide analytic, operating and underwriting support to CDFG team with a focus on the loan and investment portfolio
• Participate in transaction approval and execution process, including assembling packages for credit risk management review, assembling necessary credit approval documentation and participating in transaction calls
• As requested, participate in loan and investment originations and diligence; analyze financing feasibility and conduct analysis of borrower experience and financial strength
• Coordinate and prepare quarterly and annual credit reviews and ensure compliance with borrower reporting requirements
Operations and Portfolio Management
• Assist with ongoing portfolio management duties including draw requests, modifications and extensions, and ensure disbursements and fundings are properly accounted for, covering loans, investments, as well as program-related investments
• Liaise with the operations areas of Deutsche Bank to ensure that loans and investments are correctly booked and all appropriate external and internal closing requirements are met
• Support the preparation of various internal and external reporting including to CDFG and other Bank senior management
• Take on special projects as requested

The candidate should be a self-starter and problem-solver with demonstrated passion for working in the community development field and a commitment to Deutsche Bank’s vision and values.

Requirements:

• Bachelor’s degree in finance, economics, urban planning or a related discipline
• Two-to-four years of experience in an analytic role in the financial services (lending/investing), real estate or community development sectors preferably with a CDFI, bank or other financial institution; working knowledge of the community development and impact investment industry is preferred
• Demonstrated ability to analyze financial statements, business plans/projections, real estate projects and loan portfolios; a strong knowledge of accounting principles is helpful
• An ease with learning new systems/applications and strong Microsoft Excel capability
• High levels of organization, file management, and processing large amounts of information; some familiarity with KYC and/or Salesforce is helpful but not required
• Strong verbal communications and interpersonal skills, including the ability to work effectively as a member of a small and dynamic team
• Effective time-management skills, with demonstrated ability to manage a diverse and demanding workload with minimal direct supervision
• Exceptional analytical, writing, presentation, and organization skills and an ability to communicate complex transactions in a straightforward manner

Compensation:

TBD

How to Apply:

All inquiries should be directed to CDFG Director, Deutsche Bank, 60 Wall Street NYC60-2311 New York, NY 10005. Please submit your resume and cover letter via email to ina.trustorff@db.com with the subject ‘US CDFG Community Development Consultant’. Please note only those selected for follow-up interview will be contacted. No telephone calls please.

Marketing Manager RSF Social Finance
San Francisco, CA
Job Function: Marketing/PR
Posted: September 18, 2018

Background:

At RSF Social Finance, we bring our individual passions, experience, and skills to meet the needs of others through integrated financial and philanthropic services that generate positive social and environmental impact while fostering community and collaboration among participants.

With a 34-year track record of deploying loans, grants, and other catalytic capital to social enterprises, RSF is recognized nationwide as a leader in the field of social finance. As an organization of fewer than 50 employees, RSF’s approach is to grow our team by adding one person at a time. In doing so, we identify and seek a particular set of skills and experience to meet specific organizational needs. At the same time, we seeking candidates who align with our mission and values.

Position Summary:

The Marketing Manager is responsible for coordinating and managing the development, production, and distribution of marketing materials including, but not limited to, website, newsletters, reports, print collateral, and social media in support of RSF and its programs. This position supervises the Marketing Associate.

Responsibilities:

Content Development and Management

Manage the production of all newsletters and client reports
Manage the maintenance of marketing collateral materials, including statistics, copy, and graphic updates
Collaborate with external designers to develop new collateral as needed
Manage editorial and production calendars, delegate tasks, and ensure deadlines are met
Provide writing and editorial support to staff, partners, and other authors
Write articles for RSF’s blog, newsletter, and other publications as needed
Manage website development including new features and pages in collaboration with RSF’s web development partners
Manage the maintenance of up-to-date and accurate content on the RSF website, including copy, statistics, and graphics
Analyze web traffic metrics
Share content through various channels, ensuring strong web presence
Oversee social media strategy and content
Oversee publication of weekly blog posts on the RSF website and among third party partners
Oversee publication of monthly e-news

Branding & PR

Maintain Communications Guide for staff and trustees
Provide communication trainings for staff
Engage with new and existing clients and partners to promote RSF’s work
Edit internal and external communications to ensure consistency and accuracy with RSF brand guidelines

Other

Special projects and other duties in support of Marketing activities as assigned
Ensure communication activities are integrated with RSF Systems

Requirements:

Bachelor’s degree in Communications, Marketing, or similar, or equivalent work experience, required
Minimum 4 years of work experience in a communications or marketing role required
Demonstration of strong project management skills required
Supervisory experience strongly preferred
Work/volunteer experience in the social finance or social enterprise sector preferred
Fluency in oral and written English required
Exceptional writing and editorial skills to effectively communicate RSF’s message to a wide variety of audiences
Exceptional interpersonal, oral communication, and listening skills to effectively interact with staff, clients, strategic partners, and the public
Strong analytical and math skills required to understand and communicate complex financial and economic data and concepts to a broad audience
Familiarity with financial concepts and terms preferred
Demonstrated track record of excellent project management skills
Familiarity with graphic display of data and latest web and social media trends
Excellent organizational skills, time management, and attention to detail
Excellent knowledge of Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint required
Adobe InDesign experience required
Strong knowledge of WordPress and HTML
Basic Salesforce skills
Must be able to use the Internet for research and information-gathering
Ability to learn quickly and independently
Very good judgment required for making quick decisions as issues arise
Ability to take initiative and to independently multi-task and make decisions
Ability to work independently, and as part of a team
Ability to work collaboratively with staff members and external partners
Strong interpersonal skills
Commitment to the purpose, values, and operating principles that inform RSF’s work
Must be able to use a computer for extended periods of time up to eight hours per day
Must be able to frequently communicate orally and by telephone
Must be able to occasionally lift boxes (up to 40 pounds)
Must be able to work at RSF’s offices during regular office hours as set forth in RSF’s Employee Manual
Must be available to occasionally work outside of regular office hours when needed
Some travel may be required

Compensation:

80,000 to 89,000
Compensation & Benefits:

The expected initial salary for this position is expected to be in the $80K range. Other benefits include:

A fulfilling work environment at a supportive and entrepreneurially-driven organization
A competitive compensation package including employer-paid medical, dental, and vision insurance benefits
Very generous vacation and sick leave benefits plus nine paid holidays per year
403(b) plan with employer-paid contributions after one year of employment
Exposure to innovative ideas, projects, and collaborative staff activities
Access to numerous professional development opportunities

How to Apply:

Please submit your resume via e-mail to HR@rsfsocialfinance.org along with a thoughtful cover letter. In the cover letter, please explain why you are interested in the mission, values, and activities of RSF Social Finance. Please also tell us why your skills and experience would make you successful in this role.

In the e-mail subject line, please write “Marketing Manager”.

Please note that applications without a cover letter will not be considered. No phone calls please.

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis.

RSF Social Finance is an equal opportunity employer; candidates representing a diversity of backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

MHCD Community Organizer/TA Provider CASA of Oregon
Sherwood, OR
Job Function: Community Outreach
Posted: September 18, 2018

Background:

CASA of Oregon’s Manufactured Housing Cooperative Development (MHCD) Center is one of nine Certified Technical Assistance Providers (CTAPs) under the national ROC USA™ network. ROC USA and its affiliate, the New Hampshire Community Loan Fund, are non-profits with over 25 years of experience combining expert technical assistance with specialized purchase financing for resident cooperative corporations.

As a member of the ROC USA network, CASA of Oregon delivers pre-and post-purchase technical assistance and helps manufactured homeowners secure the financing needed to buy their communities and shape their economic futures through resident ownership. Participation in this network gives CASA of Oregon access to financial products, technical assistance trainings, and resources developed by experts from ROC USA and the New Hampshire Community Loan Fund.

Position Summary:

Equity Diversity and Inclusion are the guiding principles of CASA and are part of every interaction we have. With that in mind, the principal tasks of the Manufactured Housing Cooperative Development (MHCD) Community Organizer/Technical Assistance Provider are to organize the tenants of manufactured housing communities, to train them to operate a business (resident- owned cooperative) and to help residents understand the responsibilities and duties required to own and operate their community. This position requires extensive travel throughout the state to meetings both during the day and the evening.

Responsibilities:

Work with members of the RECD team to convert communities to cooperative resident ownership.

Introduce residents to the idea of cooperative resident ownership.

Identify leaders within the community.

Provide direct support to residents in forming a non-profit cooperative and cooperative development, including:

-Electing an interim board of directors

-Forming various park committees

-In cooperation with committees, board members and legal counsel, facilitate the production of interim and permanent bylaws, community rules, membership agreements, space leases and other
corporate documents

Developing and conducting resident surveys

Assist the board of directors in the selection of an attorney, property management company and other service providers.

Provide training and support to board in their governance role including, but not limited to, parliamentary procedure, working with outside vendors, financial analysis and monitoring, developing policies and procedures, forming and using committees, resolving inter-community conflict, capital improvement and funding plan, effective communications, legal and regulatory compliance, bylaws and community rule development and contract negotiations.

Provide training to members in areas such as creating a shared vision for the community, members’ rights and responsibilities and corporate structure.

Collaborate with national partners to develop strategies and share lessons learned.

Develop or adapt the education curriculum, and supporting handouts for cooperative members, non-members and the board of directors.

In coordination with Communications Manager, prepare marketing materials and press releases

Provide direct, ongoing support to the Cooperative, post-purchase, including:

-Assist in the election of a permanent board of directors.

-Deliver management and operations training for the board of directors.

-Periodic evaluations of Cooperative operations.

-Provide appropriate training and direction to the cooperative’s property management company.

Ensure compliance with regulatory requirements.

Facilitates and manages ongoing board member leadership development and training by attending monthly cooperative board meetings.

Oversees asset management of the cooperative through monitoring compliance with lender requirements, financing documents, regulatory agreements and other sources of financial, statutory and
regulatory reporting requirements, including submittal of compliance reporting to investors, lenders, monitoring agencies and other stakeholders.

Liaises with the cooperative attorney to ensure cooperative adherence to Oregon nonprofit cooperative law.

Assists cooperative board members with annual renewals and business requirements including taxes, insurance, and state business registration.

Works closely with cooperative board members and the property manager in the creation of annual operating budgets and short and long-term capital improvement plans, the use of replacement reserves and facilitates the reserve fund transfer requests.

Requirements:

Education: AA or BA/BS in communications, sociology, social work, community organizing or related field preferred. Experience in community building and organizing may be substituted for education.

Experience: Three years demonstrated success in community building and resident organizing required. Knowledge of cooperative formations and functions preferred.

Is a team player who can work with other members of the department to successfully convert manufactured parks to resident ownership

Demonstrated communication, consensus-building, facilitation and analytical skills.

Demonstrated success in creative problem-solving with small and large groups.

Experience in developing and delivering a comprehensive education program.

Ability to develop timelines, goals and benchmarks.

Ability to develop tools in order to assess, monitor and measure success, including the dissemination and application of lessons learned.

Ability to write clearly and concisely.

Ability to work with diverse groups of residents, as well as town and state officials, attorneys, engineers, and other professionals.

Working understanding of budgeting and real estate financing.

Knowledge of Robert’s Rules of Order.

Proficient in Microsoft Office and Excel.

Comfortable speaking in front of large groups.

Calm demeanor; able to think on one’s feet and perform under pressure during difficult interpersonal conflict.

Plans ahead, able to complete tasks and meet tight deadlines.

Attention to detail.

Able to understand and manage multiple complex tasks, including adaptation of training materials as necessary.

Works collaboratively & professionally, self-motivated, flexible, enthusiastic.

WORK ENVIRONMENT
Work is in an indoor, office setting and driving to sites at manufactured home parks and meeting areas throughout the state.

This position requires extensive travel both in state and to trainings out of state including day and evening work.

PHYSICAL AND SENSORY CAPABILITY REQUIREMENTS
The following capabilities are required in order to perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations that do not create an undue burden on the company are available to address the following requirements:

Ability to: stand, walk, reach with arms and hands, climb or balance, and to stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl;

Lift, carry, and place items of up to 25 pounds;

Maintain sustained concentration on computer screens;

Use keyboards and a variety of computer peripherals;

Must have a valid driver’s license with consistent access to reliable transportation.

Must be able to drive both day and night and travel to rural areas.

Compensation:

This is a full time exempt position and requires extensive travel throughout the state to meetings both during the day and the evening. This position’s salary range is $48,728 - $74,635 depending on experience. Benefits include medical, dental and vision insurance after 60 days, generous 401(k) contribution after one year, and 12 days of vacation/sick earned per year.

How to Apply:

Please follow this link to learn more and apply: https://bit.ly/2piFSfy

Controller Way Finders, Inc.
Springfield, MA
Job Function: Accounting
Posted: September 18, 2018

Background:

Way Finders lights pathways and opens doors to homes and communities where people thrive. So that all people have safe, secure places to live, we work to eliminate homelessness, increase the supply of stable, affordable housing and help people buy their first homes. We provide access to an array of housing services that help people find ways to live where they choose, regardless of income or background. The housing developments we build and manage are high quality and sustain the character of each community. Our work in the community energizes neighborhoods and helps people recognize their potential to thrive.

Position Summary:

Way Finders is a mission-oriented, nonprofit organization offering a fast-paced, professional work environment focused on achievement. We employ individuals with a strong commitment to excellence, a collaborative nature and the desire to make a difference. Way Finders currently has an exciting opportunity for a Controller. Reporting to the Chief Financial Officer, the Controller will be responsible for accurate, timely and relevant financial reporting and analysis for the organization, including Way Finders’ two affiliated organizations, Common Capital, Inc., a community development financial institution, and MBL Housing and Development LLC, a consulting firm working with developers of affordable housing.

Responsibilities:

-Prepare financial statements, cash flow projections, analyses and reports for internal and external audiences.
-Provide leadership and direction over accounting functions in order to maintain and communicate consistent accounting policies and practices in accordance with GAAP.
-Work with CFO to establish financial benchmarks.
-Work on continuous improvement of all finance and accounting systems.
-Ensure internal controls and promote risk management across the organization.

Requirements:

The Controller must have a passion for the mission of Way Finders. In addition, the Controller must possess a growth mindset and a highly developed customer service ethic. The Controller must be a positive, flexible and creative problem-solver with a good sense of humor and a commitment to treating others with respect.

Specific skills and experience include:
-Bachelor’s degree in accounting and CPA required. Master’s degree in Accounting, Finance or Business Administration preferred.
-5-7 years of prior experience at Controller level in non-profit setting or audit experience with non-profit clients preferred.
-Real estate development accounting, specifically involving Low Income Housing Tax Credits (LIHTC), preferred.
-Accounting for lending institutions preferred.
-Property management accounting preferred.
-Strong interpersonal and communication skills, including experience in effectively communicating financial data to program staff, senior management, Board members and external parties.
-Successful supervision of professional staff.
-Strong sense of initiative to pursue goals with minimal supervision.
-Proficiency with PC-based system hardware and software and experience with Blackbaud Financial Edge and Yardi Voyager preferred.
-Sound business ethics, high level of integrity and ability to preserve sensitive and confidential data.

Compensation:

Wage between $73,000 - $102,000 depending on education and experience.

How to Apply:

Resumes accepted until position is filled. Interested candidates must submit a resume and cover letter, and can apply here: www.wayfindersma.org/careers

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