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Regional Field Manager (AZ &CA) Rural Community Assistance Corporation
West Sacramento, CA
Job Function: Other
Posted: November 5, 2019

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.

Community and Environment Department
RCAC’s comprehensive community and economic development services support rural communities to create a vision, set goals and implement an action plan for community development projects. We work with rural water, wastewater and solid waste systems to make them sustainable. We also work with small systems’ boards of directors and staff to make sure they comply with state and federal regulations, and understand system finances and operations. Outcomes of RCAC’s work include: system regulatory compliance; access to resources for capital improvement projects; and board and staff capacity building in technical, financial and managerial best practices.

Position Summary:

The Regional Field Manager (RM) supervises, supports, and coordinates field staff and their activities for the successful delivery of RCAC services to communities. The RM manages relationships with funders and conducts outreach to philanthropic partners and state and federal agencies to maintain positive working relationships. Other major responsibilities include working with Grants and Contracts Administration (GCA) and other regional managers to determine appropriate programs and level of effort required within region; optimizing service delivery and program growth; providing quality control and oversight of activities in the region; and exercising sound judgment both in independent and collaborative decision making.

Responsibilities:

Specific job goals, objectives and tasks are established for each employee as part of the annual evaluation process. Duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to:
• Supervise 5-10 staff as assigned
• Coordinate and provide quality control for field activities within the region
• Manage relationships with state and federal agencies serving region
• Develop and execute action plans to implement major grant programs in region
• Promote and facilitate partnerships to maximize limited resources
• Collaborate with management team to set annual goals and priorities for the department
• Fundraise as necessary and manage relationships with current and potential funders
• Prepare activity and outcome reports as required
• Perform other duties as assigned

Requirements:

Skills and Qualifications
• Ability to manage, coach, and train staff utilizing a facilitative leadership approach
• Facilitation, mediation and meeting management skills
• Familiarity with rural and tribal community culture and social norms
• Ability to troubleshoot, innovate and problem-solve
• Proficiency with personal computers including Microsoft Office
• Ability to complete administrative and reporting requirements on time
• Ability to listen and communicate effectively, verbally and in writing
• Ability to work independently and in team environments, and to effectively prioritize multiple tasks

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

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

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

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

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

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

Experience:
Seven (7) years of any combination of applicable experience in environmental policy management, water, wastewater or solid waste facilities development, operations or planning (education may be substituted for experience).

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

Special Requirements:

Operator certification in water/wastewater desired. Utility management experience is a plus.

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

Compensation:

$74,460 to $85,008

How to Apply:

Please visit www.rcac.org/careers to view the full job description for the position and apply online.

Business Development Officer True Access Capital
Wilmington, DE
Job Function: Business Development
Posted: November 4, 2019

Background:

Established in 1992, True Access Capital (TAC) is a not-for-profit, federally certified, Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) that supports small businesses and community development projects with a special emphasis on underserved and low-income communities. The mission of True Access Capital is to educate, empower, and elevate business owners, and entrepreneurs, by augmenting technical expertise, increasing access to capital and stimulating business growth throughout Delaware and southeastern Pennsylvania.

Position Summary:

The Business Development Officer (BDO) is a is a multifaceted position that will support TAC’s Lending Team by marketing and promoting all lending programs and providing and/or facilitating pre and post loan technical assistance for potential and existing borrowers. The BDO’s marketing and outreach efforts will be in underserved communities in Wilmington, DE and Philadelphia, PA. A primary focus will be communities that include people of color, low-to-moderate income individuals and women.

Responsibilities:

Spearheading loan origination in Wilmington, DE and Philadelphia, PA with a “boots on the ground” approach to building relationships and generating new loan opportunities. Responsible for managing the loan relationship from origination through closing and servicing the request.
Responding to loan inquiries and screening potential loan transactions to ensure alignment with TAC’s lending strategy, credit guidelines and loan products/programs availability.
Providing and/or facilitating pre and post loan technical assistance and business support to new and existing customers.
Working closely with the lending team to assure excellent customer service.
Marketing TAC’s lending products and services to existing and new customers and strategic partners.
Attending conferences, events and representing TAC on panels and workshops.
Managing relationships with partners and existing and new borrowers.

Requirements:

Bachelor’s Degree or 3-5 years direct related work experience required.
Experience in federal and/or state lending programs, such as, the CDFI Fund, U.S. Small Business Administration, and USDA, Rural Development a plus.
Experience in nonprofit or small office environment a plus.
Ability to organize, plan, and prioritize work .
Excellent communication skills, both spoken and written; bilingual in Spanish a plus
Strong financial analysis skills, time management and organizational skills, with a high level of attention to detail.
Superior interpersonal skills and ability to interact with a diverse range of individuals and organizations, including but not limited to, residents, community development organizations, public agencies, private developers, funders and lenders.
Ability to resolve conflicts and negotiate with others.
Job involves normal physical requirements for an office position. EOE/ADA Compliant.
Clear ability to take initiative and think strategically.
Capacity to work independently with a minimum supervision.
A strong work ethic and positive attitude.
Flexibility in addressing the diverse demands of a fast-paced, dynamic organization.
Proficiency with Microsoft applications (Word, Excel, Power Point, etc.).

Compensation:

Salary will be based on experience and qualifications. Other benefits include Medical and Dental Insurance, 401K, Holidays, Sick Leave, Vacation, Personal Days and Tuition Reimbursement.

How to Apply:

Submit cover letter and resumes to Delores Lee at dlee@trueaccesscapital.org.

Manager, Institutional Investor Engagement Global Impact Investing Network
New York, NY
Job Function: Financial Services
Posted: November 4, 2019

Background:

The Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN) is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to increasing the scale and effectiveness of impact investing around the world. The GIIN works to mobilize a global network of leading financial institutions and others to dramatically increase the amount of capital being deployed effectively to social and environmental issues around the world. Impact investing is one of the most important innovations of our time. It has achieved incredible growth and captured widespread interest. The GIIN, now nearly ten years old and backed by leading funders such as The Rockefeller Foundation, Ford Foundation, USAID, the UK Department for International Development, Prudential, and J.P. Morgan, has a growing membership network of over 320 members in 45 countries. To learn more about the work we do and impact investing, please visit www.thegiin.org

Position Summary:

The GIIN aspires to see increasing numbers of institutional asset owners to adopt systematic approaches to impact investing as an integrated part of their investment strategies. The GIIN’s Capital Mobilization Program will do this by:

• Shifting investors’ understanding and recognition of the scope of impact investing opportunities available to them;
• Guiding and equipping investors to enable them to act; and
• Catalyzing impact investing activity from investors so their peers may follow.

The primary target audiences of this work are institutional investors, i.e., pension funds, insurance companies, endowments, and sovereign wealth funds. The program also has a focus on engaging faith-based investors.

The GIIN seeks a full-time Manager. This position is ideal for candidates who have experience in working with institutional investors, demonstrated success in building new strategic relationships or business lines, and possess a passion for sustainability and responsible investing. The position will report to the Director of the Member Engagement and Capital Mobilization programs. The Manager may also manage a junior staff person.

Responsibilities:

• Build a cohort of institutional investors dedicated to advancing an impact investing practice as well as inspiring their peers to do the same
• Engage institutional investors and their industry networks to explain GIIN’s vision for impact investing and its relevance for investors’ strategic investment objectives, including financial and impact
objectives
• Build relationships with asset owner community and manage an advisory group
• Manage the creation of a toolkit of resources for institutional investors to support implementation of impact investing strategies
• Project manage the development of resources for institutional investors; prospective topics include: getting started with impact investing; measuring impact in a credible manner; integrating impact
investing and the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs); and assessing impact investment offerings using the GIIN’s Core Characteristics of Impact Investing
• Collaborate with other GIIN programs in designing and implementing toolkit, including Research, IRIS-Impact Measurement and Management, and Member Engagement programs as needed
• Manage external relationships and convenings
• Work with external networks that engage institutional investors to enhance offerings
• Plan and execute convenings with asset owner community
• Design activities to support execution of existing grants with GIIN donors

Note: Priority attention will be placed on audiences based in Japan, Australia, Southeast Asia, and Europe. Another key audience for the program are faith-based investors.

• Drive external communications
• Lead, develop, and maintain communication materials to promote and communicate the program
• Support grant proposal preparation for the program and subsequent reporting requirements
• Work with GIIN Communications team to identify speaking opportunities
• Represent the GIIN at industry conferences

Requirements:

The GIIN aspires to see increasing numbers of institutional asset owners to adopt systematic approaches to impact investing as an integrated part of their investment strategies. The GIIN’s Capital Mobilization Program will do this by:

• Shifting investors’ understanding and recognition of the scope of impact investing opportunities available to them;
• Guiding and equipping investors to enable them to act; and
• Catalyzing impact investing activity from investors so their peers may follow.

The primary target audiences of this work are institutional investors, i.e., pension funds, insurance companies, endowments, and sovereign wealth funds. The program also has a focus on engaging faith-based investors.

The GIIN seeks a full-time Manager. This position is ideal for candidates who have experience in working with institutional investors, demonstrated success in building new strategic relationships or business lines, and possess a passion for sustainability and responsible investing. The position will report to the Director of the Member Engagement and Capital Mobilization programs. The Manager may also manage a junior staff person.

Responsibilities:

• Build a cohort of institutional investors dedicated to advancing an impact investing practice as well as inspiring their peers to do the same
• Engage institutional investors and their industry networks to explain GIIN’s vision for impact investing and its relevance for investors’ strategic investment objectives, including financial and impact
objectives
• Build relationships with asset owner community and manage an advisory group
• Manage the creation of a toolkit of resources for institutional investors to support implementation of impact investing strategies
• Project manage the development of resources for institutional investors; prospective topics include: getting started with impact investing; measuring impact in a credible manner; integrating impact
investing and the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs); and assessing impact investment offerings using the GIIN’s Core Characteristics of Impact Investing
• Collaborate with other GIIN programs in designing and implementing toolkit, including Research, IRIS-Impact Measurement and Management, and Member Engagement programs as needed
• Manage external relationships and convenings
• Work with external networks that engage institutional investors to enhance offerings
• Plan and execute convenings with asset owner community
• Design activities to support execution of existing grants with GIIN donors
• Note: Priority attention will be placed on audiences based in Japan, Australia, Southeast Asia, and Europe. Another key audience for the program are faith-based investors.
• Drive external communications
• Lead, develop, and maintain communication materials to promote and communicate the program
• Support grant proposal preparation for the program and subsequent reporting requirements
• Work with GIIN Communications team to identify speaking opportunities
• Represent the GIIN at industry conferences

Experience:

• 8 or more years of relevant work experience showing ability to manage key relationships and projects
• Experience working in finance, particularly in responsible investing with knowledge of its actors, including institutional investors
• Experience conducting primary research projects preferred
• Intellectual drive, thinking about big issues, what makes and moves markets, what inspires people
• Strong oral and written communication skills, with public speaking/presentation experience required
• Demonstrated relationship management experience
• Strong experience in project management with attention to detail and ability to meet deadlines, prioritize assignments, and juggle multiple tasks simultaneously
• Team-orientation, with strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work both collaboratively and independently; flexibility and willingness to pitch in
• Ability to work outside of normal business hours at times of peak project flow, including international travel
• Mastery of Microsoft Office Suite experience with Salesforce or another customer relationship management systems is desirable
• Capacity to take initiative and work independently and engage with a fast-paced team
• Demonstrated interest in impact investing / using capital as a force for good
• Aligned in thought and action with GIIN’s values: https://thegiin.org/values-and-guiding-principles
• US work authorization preferred

Compensation:

Competitive compensation, commensurate with experience.

How to Apply:

Email cover letter and CV to Human Resources at hr@thegiin.org. State “Manager, Institutional Investor Engagement_ First Name Last Name” in the subject line of your email. Please indicate where you saw the job posting in your cover letter and include your salary requirements.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, so we strongly encourage early applications. Selected candidates will be contacted for interviews. No phone calls please. Only qualified candidates will be contacted. The GIIN is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Community Investment Officer Corporation for Supportive Housing
Los Angeles, CA
Job Function: Lending/Loan Operations
Posted: October 31, 2019

Background:

Who we are:
For over 25 years CSH has been a game-changer for the most vulnerable people in our country
• Helping communities create 300,000 homes for individuals and families who did not have one;
• Bringing hope to thousands who thought they would live on the streets or reside in institutions; and
• Ensuring not only a stable home for each, but access to the services that brought healthcare, recovery and training to their doorsteps.

Not only has CSH proven supportive housing works and changes the lives of individuals, families and communities, we have done so while creating a family of nationally recognized experts who stay committed to our organization and mission throughout their careers. We attract talented professionals, offer competitive salaries with benefits, generous family leave and PTO, and fully embrace the philosophy that a sustainable work-life balance is desirable and achievable. With the aim of attracting good people who possess the confidence and drive to get the job done, CSH is now accepting applications for a Community Investment Officer in Los Angeles.

Position Summary:

Why we need you:
CSH is seeking a creative, results-oriented individual who has a passion for the CSH mission and the work of the Community Investment Team. We need your expertise to originate loans for quality supportive housing developments and provide assistance to government partners in shaping financing and development policies and programs to create stronger systems that support and expedite the production of supportive housing.

Responsibilities:

Specific requirements include:

• Advance CSH’s strategic priorities through your Community Investment Officer role, including building the supportive housing industry by leading trainings and workshops, representing CSH at conferences and events, and working closely with colleagues on special projects, innovative ideas and programs that advance the creation of supportive housing in Los Angeles and beyond;
• Market CSH’s loan products and expertise resulting in a robust lending pipeline which you will help monitor and manage;
• Analyze project feasibility and the capacity of development teams and propose loan structures that meet borrower needs while advancing CSH’s strategic priorities and credit policies;
• Underwrite, present, and recommend project loans for approval;
• Coordinate planning and policy efforts with public officials including the City of Los Angeles’ Housing and Community Investment Department (HCID) and the County of Los Angeles’ Community Development Commission (LACDC);
• Garner feedback from developers on barriers to community development including identifying suitable development sites and fostering support from local communities for proposed plans; and
• Comment on proposed plans, policies and programs with a focus on zoning and land use ordinances that incentivize and support the creation of supportive housing.

Requirements:

How we work:
All CSH staff share a common competency framework. These guide our approach and in turn, help us create value. CSH staff are adaptable, entrepreneurial, creative, flexible, and problem solvers. We are strategic thinkers with a sense of humor, persistence, and a commitment to treating others with respect.

Do you have:
• Minimum 5 years’ experience in low income or supportive housing development, underwriting or financing field.
• Bachelor degree preferred. Experience may substitute for education.
• Extensive knowledge of the Low Income Housing Tax Credit Program and familiarity with state and other federally funded affordable housing finance programs.
• Familiarity with the entitlement process, zoning and planning and challenges for low- income or supportive housing developers.
• Familiarity or interest in issues related to supportive housing including homelessness, low income housing development, finance, state and local housing finance policies, service needs, community development and planning, mental illness, AIDS, harm reduction or public housing.
• Success in building quality teams, trusted relationships and setting and managing performance and mentoring and coaching development partners in the areas of real estate development and housing finance issues.

CSH staff are mission driven, we take initiative, pursue goals with minimal supervision and are adept at managing multiple assignments effectively.

Compensation:

Commensurate with experience

How to Apply:

Interested in joining our team as a leader in the national supportive housing movement?

To Apply: Candidates should apply by clicking on the link below. All candidates should attach their Resume, Cover Letter and Salary Expectations as one Microsoft Word or PDF document.

https://csh.csod.com/ats/careersite/jobdetails.aspx?site=1&c=csh&id=93&s...
CSH is proud that it has been and always will be an Equal Opportunity Employer
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Program Associate, Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) Housing Trust Silicon Valley
San Jose, CA
Job Function: Marketing/PR
Posted: October 31, 2019

Background:

Housing Trust is leading the effort to create a strong affordable housing market the in the greater Bay Area as one of the region’s highest-volume nonprofit housing lenders. Serving people experiencing homelessness to renters to first-time homebuyers, we assist a wide range of residents with programs across the entire spectrum of housing issues. Since 2000, Housing Trust has invested $230 million – creating more than 18,400 affordable housing opportunities serving over 33,500 of our neighbors. Housing Trust is the first nonprofit Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) to receive a Standard & Poor’s rating (AA-) because of its strong capacity to meet financial commitments.

Position Summary:

As the Program Associate, ADU you will report to the Chief Lending Officer and support the functions of the development and implementation of the Small Homes, Big Impact (SHBI) ADU program. While the program is in its initial stages and procedures are being developed, you will have the opportunity to make many impactful contributions. The position assists with administrative function of the program and it will require a lot of research and critical thinking as well as building rapport with industry players and organizations.

The ideal candidate will be passionate about affordable housing and making a positive impact to the Bay Area’s housing crisis. We’re looking for someone who is enthusiastic about ADUs and is collaborate, creative, intuitive and nimble to assist in developing and growing the program—is this you? The job requires a lot of collaboration and joint critical thinking in order to make educated decisions—so you must be comfortable working in a new space creating the program. As the program matures from pilot to permanent, you will be expected to take on additional responsibilities, grow with the program and learn a lot! This is a huge opportunity for anyone wanting to come in at the “ground floor” of a program, contribute to its development and eventually manage aspects of it.

Changes in state law (AB2299 and SB1069) that become effective January 2017 requires local jurisdictions to adopt less restrictive zoning ordinances to stimulate the production of ADUs to alleviate the housing crisis. These changes have created a massive interest in ADUs as a results but left other barriers to be resolved such as education and financing.

SHBI is a pilot program that seeks to address these barriers and enable homeowners to develop ADUs by providing educational workshops and financial assistance. The workshops are currently provided on a quarterly basis and a community resource webpage, grant and loan product are currently under the development. Other aspects of the program include conferences, open house tours and advocacy. The roll out of the SHBI program, from pilot to permanent, is envisioned to take place over a three year period.

Responsibilities:

• Event coordinating and marketing:
o Organize workshop logistics, such as securing venues, purchasing supplies and coordinating catering, etc.
o Assist with presentation submittals, email communications, schedule meetings, and event material for community meetings, panels and conferences.
o Draft invitations, market events and manage registrations.
o Provide post-event follow-up, such as updating participants to database, posting and/or emailing copies of presentation slides, resources, surveys, etc.
• Customer relationship management (CRM) in Salesforce:
o Enter program participants (homeowners, homebuyers, vendors, etc.) in database and provide reporting and maintenance.
o Respond and track to inquiries from homeowners, vendors and organizations seeking information regarding the ADU program.
o Send participant surveys, may include editing and distributing as well as reporting out on results and follow up.
• Coordinate On-line resources:
o Contribute to the design and functionality of the Community Resource webpage.
o Maintain webpage content such as posting resources, project descriptions, vendor recommendations and blog content such as articles and participant Q&A.
o Update SHBI Facebook page by managing membership and posting content.
• Research and writing:
o Maintain monthly ADU comparable rent data.
o Track region-wide ADU ordinance; state legislation; local and/or regional ADU permit application statistics and project completion data, etc.
o Coordinate grant writing and marketing with Development Resource Department.
• Other program support responsibilities include, but not limited to:
o Maintain work plan project schedule, for example update events, conferences, etc.
o Assist in advocacy of ADU policy throughout Bay Area.

Requirements:

Must have skills:
• Undergraduate degree or pursuing a graduate degree in affordable housing, real estate development, or urban planning and is either working or pursuing a career in these fields.

• Working knowledge of Microsoft Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint)
• Highly organized and detail oriented
• Strong interpersonal skills (i.e., emotional intelligence)
• Comfortable with public speaking
• Comfortable working with the public
• Creating presentation material
• Strong research and analytical skills

Desired experience:
• Marketing and events coordination
• Managing projects/programs
• Social media savvy
• CRM experience
• Understanding of function and structure of local government
• Understanding of land use planning and community development
• Housing finance: single family and/or multi-family lending
• Single-family residential development and/or construction

Compensation:

Housing Trust offers a competitive compensation package, including a bonus plan and benefits. Compensation for this position is dependent upon experience.

How to Apply:

To be considered for this position, please submit a letter of interest and resume to Jobs1@housingtrustsv.org

Marketing & Outreach Coordinator Housing Trust SIlicon Valley
San Jose, CA
Job Function: Marketing/PR
Posted: October 31, 2019

Background:

Housing Trust is leading the effort to create a strong affordable housing market the in the greater Bay Area as one of the region’s highest-volume nonprofit housing lenders. Serving people experiencing homelessness to renters to first-time homebuyers, we assist a wide range of residents with programs across the entire spectrum of housing issues. Since 2000, Housing Trust has invested $230 million – creating more than 18,400 affordable housing opportunities serving over 33,500 of our neighbors. Housing Trust is the first nonprofit Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) to receive a Standard & Poor’s rating (AA-) because of its strong capacity to meet financial commitments.

Position Summary:

The Marketing and Outreach Coordinator will provide support to the Homebuyer Department. The Homebuyer Department has recently been named the administrator of the County of Santa Clara’s first time homebuyer down payment assistance program, Empower Homebuyers Program. Funded through the 2016 Measure A Affordable Housing Bond, it is anticipated the program will assist approximately 250 households with incomes that do not exceed 120% of the Area Median Income (AMI) over the first five years.

The ideal candidate must have administrative, communications, and coordinating experience: managing events such as logistics, catering, scheduling presentations, etc. Must be a strong communicator and have a sense on how to speak to partners, vendors as well as the public, specifically homeowners.

Responsibilities:

The successful candidate will assist the Director, Homebuyer Programs with the following marketing and outreach duties, but not limited to:
• Assist with workshop logistics such as securing venue, scheduling meetings and events, coordinating refreshments, food and supplies, registration, etc.
• Assist organizing workshops, community meetings, and events, this includes, drafting presentations, and handout material.
• Coordinate any media and outreach with the Director of Homebuyer Programs and our internal Resource Development Department.
• Assist in creating event invitations and managing Homebuyer Programs event calendar and event registrations through Constant Contact and Eventbrite.
• Provide follow-up post workshops, events, etc., may include manually adding interested participants to database, posting and emailing copies of presentation slides, maintain outreach report, resources, surveys and responding to general questions.
• Assess and respond to intake response reports and update intake forms as needed. Recommend follow up to appropriate department staff.
• Assist managing surveys, may include drafting and distributing as well as reporting out on results and follow up.
• Assist with database management of program participants (homebuyers, real estate industry professionals, etc.) in Excel and/or Salesforce, which includes data entry, reporting, maintenance, etc.
• Attend meetings and events, representing Housing Trust, distributing Empower Homebuyer program information materials and taking notes.

Requirements:

Must have skills:

• Managing projects and meeting deadlines
• Strong interpersonal skills
• Highly organized and detail oriented
• Social media savvy
• Strong Microsoft office program skills (i.e. Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, Excel)
• Comfortable working with the public
• Strong writing skills
Nice to have skills:
• Public speaking

Compensation:

Housing Trust offers a competitive compensation package, including a bonus plan and benefits. This is a non-exempt, full-time position and requires some flexibility to work occasional weeknights and weekend days. Compensation for this position is between $55,000 and $65,000, depending on experience.

How to Apply:

To be considered for this position, please submit a letter of interest and resume to Jobs1@housingtrustsv.org

Origination Loan Officer Capital Impact Partners
Oakland, CA
Job Function: Lending/Loan Operations
Posted: October 29, 2019

Background:

ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION

Capital Impact Partners, headquartered in Arlington, VA, operates nationally, with local offices in Detroit, MI, New York, NY, and Oakland, CA. For over 40 years, Capital Impact Partners has been a not-for-profit mission driven lender that has supported the development of low-income underserved communities nationwide, focusing in five key sectors - healthcare, education, healthy foods, housing and aging. Capital Impact is also supporting the redevelopment of Detroit through multiple partnerships with banks and foundations.

Position Summary:

Capital Impact Partners seeks an Origination Loan Officer to strengthen its Loan Origination Group. The Loan Officer is responsible for representing Capital Impact in its lending activities and originating new loan transactions.

Responsibilities:

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

Contribute to loan production goals by identifying lending opportunities and originating new loans upon referral from the business development team
Structure loan transactions in compliance with internal credit and program requirements under the supervision of the manager
Prepare and negotiate loan proposals with borrowers and partners (business term sheets and commitment letters) under the supervision of the manager
Manage the loan approval process from deal screening to loan approval
Monitor markets where Capital Impact is active (i.e. market/industry trends, local/state/federal policy environment, community development context.)
Represent Capital Impact on panels at conferences and manage relationships with partners and borrowers
Work closely with all lending staff to assure excellent customer service
Work with partners on loan participations and program loans
Participate in strategic planning and innovation process

Requirements:

JOB REQUIREMENTS:
Bachelor’s degree required. Advance degree in business, finance or related field preferred with 2-5 years of lending experience or High School Diploma or equivalent with 6 years experience in a related field
Experience with community development underwriting preferably in healthcare and/or any of our other key sectors of education, healthy foods, affordable housing, and the ability to age with dignity
Knowledge of New Markets Tax Credits (NMTC) and Community Development Financial Institution (CDFIs) is a plus
Demonstrated experience in preparing and negotiating complex transactions and balancing the programmatic needs of community based organizations with sound underwriting judgment and risk mitigation
Familiarity with federal, state, and local community development programs, particularly programs that finance senior facilities, educational facilities, federally-qualified health centers and affordable housing; and/or experience in commercial real estate or grocery lending is a plus
Strong analytical and communication skills
Candidates must have sufficient credit skills to conduct risk assessment and manage a portfolio
Proficiency with Microsoft Office (particularly Word, Excel, and Power Point), Adobe Acrobat, Moody’s Analytics/Lending Cloud and Salesforce
Ability to travel up to 20% of the time

Compensation:

$80,000 - $100,000

How to Apply:

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

Asset Manager Greater Minnesota Housing Fund
Saint Paul, MN
Job Function: Lending/Loan Operations
Posted: October 29, 2019

Background:

Greater Minnesota Housing Fund (GMHF) is Minnesota’s leading nonprofit affordable housing lender. More than just a lender, GMHF is known for its innovation and its creative approaches to Minnesota’s affordable housing challenges.

GMHF is certified by the Department of Treasury as a Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) and is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded in 1996 to address the affordable housing needs of Minnesota’s under-served areas including cities, towns, rural areas, and tribal nations. GMHF is rated Four-Star, AA Policy Plus by Aeris and is a member of the Federal Home Loan Bank of Des Moines

Position Summary:

The Greater Minnesota Housing Fund Asset Manager oversees a development loan fund portfolio, gap loan portfolio, and equity investment portfolio. The $58 million Revolving Loan Fund portfolio is currently composed of 60+ outstanding loans for various real estate developments and enterprises, including predevelopment loans, construction loans, bridge loans, mini-perm, and permanent loans, with various interest rates, cash flow provisions, and other terms. In addition, Greater Minnesota Housing Fund manages a $55 million "gap loan" portfolio (950+ gap loans) composed of subordinate and deferred soft second loans which are largely inactive during the term, but with 4–6 maturing loans annually which must be refinanced, repaid or extended. Additionally, GMHF is in the process of investing in $25 million of rental properties to preserve unsubsidized affordable housing in the metro. The Asset Manager position will ensure ongoing compliance with executed agreements, monitoring the overall health and condition of underlying properties and adherence to various regulatory agreements.  Asset management is fulfilled through disciplined monitoring, analysis, reporting, and problem-solving with Greater Minnesota Housing Fund Loan Officers, borrowers, real estate developers, construction managers, and the principals of real estate partnerships.

Responsibilities:

Essential Job Functions:

 

•     Maintaining up to date knowledge of the Greater  Minnesota  Housing Fund’s loan portfolio and underlying collateral.

 

•     Analyzing and reporting operating performance of existing loan performance against loan covenants, providing feedback on sources of risk, and communicating findings with CFO.

 

•     Coordinating  with  external  parties  including  borrowers,  processors,  property  owner/managers, attorneys and others as needed to:

 

o  Collect, analyze, and report on required project-level financial and demographic metrics to mitigate risk.

o  Identify, analyze, and report on loan collateral at risk due to operating issues, high vacancy

& turnover, revenue & expenses variances, building condition, market issues and other

compliance issues.

 

o  Monitor loan collateral on an annual basis unless otherwise requested to maintain direct knowledge of the status of the project/collateral and compliance with any loan requirements or covenants.

 

•     Developing and monitoring an action plan in coordination with the CFO on progress for troubled loans on a regular basis to ensure improved performance. Corresponding regularly with the borrower and internally on performance metrics.

 

•     Managing, monitoring, and communicating with Finance Staff on the status of delinquent loan payments and loan maturity dates.

 

•     Coordinate, process, and sell loan assets due to foreclosures within the MN Foreclosure Guidelines.

 

•     Participating internal communication so team members are kept informed of project status and borrower relationships.

 

•     Lead the continual improvement of GMHF’s asset management policies and procedures.

 

•     Travel up to 25% annually for site inspections of project-level collateral securing GMHF loans statewide (including possible overnight travel).

 

•     Other duties as assigned.

Requirements:

Professional Qualifications

 

•     7-10 years of experience in real estate development; finance, rent-restricted multifamily asset or property management; or community development.

 

•     Ability to read and analyze real estate budgets and financial statements.

 

•     Analytical skills and attention to detail with strong financial skills and knowledge is essential.

 

•     Proven judgment and decision-making skills.

 

•     Demonstrated conceptual ability and strategic thinking

 

•     Excellent oral and written communication, organizational and interpersonal skills, as well as the ability to work under tight deadlines, manage priorities, and complete assigned tasks with minimal management follow up.

 

•     Experience with lending, banking, affordable housing and/or community development lending a plus.

 

•     Experience with loan servicing software.

 

•     Expert proficiency in MS Excel and database analysis.

 

•     Bachelor’s degree required. BA/BS in real estate finance, economics, business, accounting or related field preferred.

Personal Qualifications

 

•     Must be intellectually curious and committed to continual process improvement leveraging your own creativity and acute focus on the details.

 

•     Maintain the highest ethical personal standards.

 

•     Personal maturity, emotional intelligence, strong work ethic, task-oriented, highly responsive to the day to day needs of the organization, ability to work effectively with a range of personnel, including the CEO, the management team, other professional staff.

 

•     A high degree of comfort with an iterative analytical process, including extensive feedback, ongoing collaboration, and input from peers, extensive scenario planning & business planning.

 

•     Ability to organize multi-faceted & diverse assignments, manage multiple priorities and projects simultaneously.

 

•     Comfortable with teamwork and collaborative work products and interest in the work process and work product critiques.

 

•     High energy, flexibility and drive to work in an entrepreneurial organization. High tolerance for ambiguity, changing demands, and multiple priorities.

 

•     Passion for affordable housing, community development, and social justice.

Compensation:

All salaries are commensurate with experience 

How to Apply:

To apply please submit resume with cover letter to Alexis Lancaster <alancaster@gmhf.com>

Program Vice President, Southern Region Local Initiatives Support Corporation
Washington, DC
Job Function: Relationship Management
Posted: October 29, 2019

Background:

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. Over the last 40 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 under-invested communities. Headquartered in New York City, LISC’s reach spans the country from East coast to West coast in 34 markets with offices extending from Buffalo to San Francisco.Visit us at www.lisc.org.

Strategies We Pursue:
Equip talent in under-invested 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.

Position Summary:

LISC is searching for a Program Vice President to oversee and manage efforts to expand its geographic footprint.

Responsibilities:

1. Overseeing LISC’s efforts to expand its geographic footprint across the country, with a particular focus on the South and Southeast. Currently, LISC is launching its presence in the following cities in the South – Greenville/Upstate, SC; Hampton Roads, VA; Memphis, TN, Louisville, KY.; and Dallas, TX.

• Oversee market analyses and craft an implementation plan for the launch of these new LISC offices.
• Recruit and manage a staff to carry out LISC’s strategy and operate its programs.
• Recruit and orient a diverse, skilled and broadly representative local leadership advisory committee (LAC).
• Develop, lead, and maintain a shared community development agenda through dialogue with local government, state agencies, other private and quasi-public financial institutions and intermediaries, advocacy groups, and community based organizations, and the use of data to inform decision making.
• Develop and implement an impact investing strategy to use LISC’s financial resources to catalyze a pipeline of affordable housing, economic development, small business and other real estate projects and catalytic programs.
• Assist in engaging a wide variety of community partners to determine holistic and integrated programs that will serve targeted neighborhoods in these cities.
• Cultivate leadership and raise resources from key corporate, foundation and other prospective donor sectors who share an interest in community development.
• Advocate on behalf of LISC and the policy networks at the local, state and federal levels to secure the tools necessary to advance a comprehensive community development strategy.
• Craft and carry out an effective communication strategy to increase awareness of the impact of LISC.

2. Managing portfolio of LISC offices – Greater Washington DC; Richmond, VA; Atlanta, GA; and Charlotte, NC

• Supervise the strategic direction and guidance for all aspects of LISC’s local program activity.
• Supervise Executive Director and support the hiring of competent and entrepreneurial staff to carry out LISC’s strategy and operate its programs.
• Establish priorities that align with a strategic plan and manage multiple agendas and programs effectively.
• Support local LISC site to develop a pipeline of community development investments and new programs.
• Monitor and support fundraising efforts to ensure diverse resource generation.
• Engage with local advisory committee (LAC) members as key champions of the local markets.
• Ensure goals and milestones are met.
• Establish and maintain effective working relationships at the highest levels of local and state government, as well as in the corporate and foundation sectors.

3. Being the conduit between National LISC and local LISC staff

• Participate in national LISC leadership structure and meetings.
• Bring visibility to local innovations and programs within the national LISC structure.
• Maximize the use of National LISC resources and expertise in New York City.

Requirements:

Required Qualifications:

• Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in business, finance, real estate or related fields. Master’s degree preferred.
• Ten years senior level experience in community development finance or related field.
• Seasoned manager, including staff development, financial management, and office administration.
• Knowledge of southern markets, including experience working with municipalities.
• Demonstrated commitment to LISC’s mission and understanding of community development policies and programs, especially housing and economic development.
• Demonstrated track record in providing leadership for the development of strategic vision.
• Demonstrated ability to attract and sustain philanthropic funding.

Critical Qualities:

• Demonstrated experience in shaping capital investment through development or lending.
• Ability to establish priorities that align with a strategic plan and manage multiple agendas and programs effectively.
• Strong oral and written communication skills, including experience speaking publicly in diverse forums.
• Knowledge, understanding of, and experience in community development strategies, including deep knowledge of real estate related resource and capital development strategies utilized in real estate and community revitalization efforts.
• Understanding of community development policy.
• Fluency using and understanding data to inform decision making.
• Entrepreneurial orientation; ability to seek out creative approaches to community issues.
• Proven ability to work in culturally and ethnically diverse environments.
• Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work effectively with a wide variety of people and organizations, including senior level corporate, philanthropic, public sector representatives and community leaders; ability to inspire trust and to motivate staff and partners.
• Experience building and facilitating relationships within and among various sectors.

*Flexibility on Location

Compensation:

LISC offers a competitive salary and an excellent fringe benefits package.

How to Apply:

Send RESUMES and COVER LETTERS via email to:

Denise Scott, Executive Vice President
Local Initiatives Support Corporation
fsresumes@lisc.org

Director of Small Business Advisory Services Washington Area Community Investment Fund
Washington, DC
Job Function: Business Development
Posted: October 28, 2019

Background:

Established in 1987, the Washington Area Community Investment Fund’s mission is to increase equity and economic opportunity in underserved communities in the Washington, DC area by investing knowledge, social, and financial capital in low- and moderate-income entrepreneurs. Our mission is driven by three strategic pillars: inclusive entrepreneurship, community wealth building, and equitable economic opportunity, and is fulfilled by providing access to capital products and services, and capacity building technical assistance to low- and moderate-income entrepreneurs.

Position Summary:

The Washington Area Community Investment Fund (Wacif) seeks to fill the full-time position of Director of Small Business Advisory Services, which will be responsible for ensuring organizational impact by providing leadership for Wacif’s small business & entrepreneurship advisory services and technical assistance initiatives. As part of the executive leadership, the Director will be a hands-on and participative leader supervised by the Executive Director, and will serve as Wacif’s chief program officer designing and implementing new advisory programs, partnerships and strategies.

The Director will be a strategic thought-partner, responsible for managing all of Wacif’s entrepreneurship- and small business-focused educational programming and resources. The Director will develop and contribute to the creation and implementation of organizational strategies and programs, and will oversee small business startup and growth services that include: 1) one-on-one assistance; 2) business success coaching; 3) trainings and workshops; and, 4) acceleration services.

Responsibilities:

Leadership, Staff Management and Organizational Strategy
• Directly supervise small business advisory services staff for execution of services and programs.
• Create and support a high performing culture in the program department aligned with Wacif core values: equity, inclusion, stewardship, and accountability.
• Develop a team-based environment to motivate and inspire staff to work collaboratively toward vision and goal, by clearly communicating agency vision, implementing yearly staff development plans and mentoring.
• Coordinate with Human Capital Manager to identify and create leadership and professional development opportunities for staff.
• Work closely with Wacif’s leadership in securing new funding for small business advisory service operations through existing and developed funder relationships related to the field.
• Establish annual program, departmental and staff goals and objectives and track results against these goals as well as accountability protocols.
• Participate in the budget development process and maintain a high level of fiscal responsibility.

Program Oversight and Evaluation
• Oversee the coordination, integration, and delivery of all programs, contracts and related services, promoting collaborative relationships between program areas and ensuring that the expectations of funders, partners, constituents, clients, and other stakeholders are consistently met.
• Respond to funder requests for proposals and applications in partnership with development and senior staff; coordinate planning and activities necessary for development of model program designs in response to RFPs and RFAs.
• Work closely with the finance department to budget and monitor programmatic operations to ensure sound fiscal and system management.
• Ensure the delivery of qualitative and quantitative goals and outcomes of programs and services.
• Coordinate and analyze the appropriate data to inform the programmatic and operational decision-making process.
• Use CRM platform to increase programmatic efficiency, transparency and collaborative efforts among teams.
• Determine staffing plans to achieve program goals and objectives and participate in hiring decisions for new program staff.
• Develop an assessment protocol to determine the feasibility and sustainability of programs as well as lead to more effective and efficient service delivery.
• Analyze and assess programs based on data collected and implement corrective measures if required.

Program Development and Service Delivery
• Collaborate with the Executive Director to identify, develop and execute strategies to support entrepreneurship in the Washington, DC metropolitan area, including new programs and event opportunities, topics, and markets for educational programming and initiatives.
• Lead a team of small business advisory services staff to:
• Execution of Wacif’s signature, award-winning small business growth program, the Ascend Capital Accelerator.
• Develop and create business startup and growth services that include: 1) one-on-one assistance; 2) business success coaching; 3) trainings and workshops; and, 4) acceleration services.
• Develop pre- and post- loan technical assistance and training for Wacif borrowers.
• Prepare monthly, quarterly and annual program plans and reports.
• Analyze financial standing of small businesses and entrepreneurs to determine loan-readiness.
• Conduct periodic needs assessments of the small business and entrepreneurial community.
• Package clients financial and operational information to traditional and non-traditional funding sources.
• Manage all aspects of program and content development for Wacif’s entrepreneurial-focused initiatives and partnerships.
• Develop annual program of activities including workshops, trainings, and other events to support small businesses.
• Evaluate and track effectiveness of small business and entrepreneurship programming and initiatives.
• Serve as chief business development specialist by providing direct assistance to small businesses and entrepreneurs.
• Develop and coordinate seminars, trainings, and workshops for aspiring entrepreneurs and small business owners on issues ranging from business plans to growth strategy.
• Manage all event planning, and execution of all entrepreneurship-focused educational programming & events.
• Manage the research and content creation of both print and online small business educational resources.
• Develop and maintain strong relationships and partnerships with other small business assistance organizations.
• Market services to traditional and non-traditional financial partners to bolster deal flow and increase community impact.
• Develop and maintain effective relationships with local businesses and provide them with appropriate support information.

Requirements:

QUALIFICATIONS
• Must be a team player, able to work within a team structure, and collaborate with a diverse set of stakeholders to develop effective partnerships.
• Proven ability to set and execute an organization’s strategic vision and successfully achieve its mission.
• Demonstrated skills at building and cultivating strong relationships with key stakeholders, including staff, Board members, funders, partners, government officials.
• Ability to build and manage relationships.
• Entrepreneurship and/or small business experience, preferred.
• Finance and/or small business lending experience a plus.
• Minimum of 5-7 years of management experience.
• Minimum of 5-7 years of experience in program/project management, and small business direct assistance.
• Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution required.
• Positive, entrepreneurial spirit including ability to seek new and creative solutions to challenges.
• Experience with grant writing and grants management preferred.
• Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously with precision and attention to detail while continually finding ways to improve processes to produce higher quality events with more effective results.
• Excellent oral, written and interpersonal communication skills with special attention to detailed editing of promotional materials, website and print pieces.
• Excellent public speaking, organizational, and problem-solving skills and abilities.
• Exceptional customer service.
• Fluency with Microsoft Office suite.
• Experience with customer relationship management (CRM) systems, preferred.
• Occasional evening and weekend hours, in addition to travel, is required.

Compensation:

Competitive salary commensurate with experience. Medical, Dental, Vision, Life & Disability coverage available. Retirement plan (some employer contribution & matching); paid vacation (increased with tenure), holiday and sick leave days.

How to Apply:

Interested candidates should email a (1) resume/CV, (2) thoughtful cover letter that outlines how your skills and experience meet the qualifications of the position, and (3) salary history to opportunity@wacif.org with “Director of Small Business Advisory Services” in the subject line. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.
Wacif is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes candidates from diverse backgrounds.
We thank all those who apply, but only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
No calls please. Telephone inquiries will not be accepted.

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