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Chief Investment Officer Upper Manhattan Empowerment Zone Development Corp.
New York , NY
Job Function: Investment
Posted: November 5, 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.
UMEZ is 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 Chief Investment Officer (CIO) provides leadership and management of UMEZ’s loan origination, new financing products, investments, and capital management strategies. With the President and CEO, this role will also be responsible for growing UMEZ’s capital under management. The CIO is a member of the Leadership Team.

Responsibilities:

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

• Provide leadership in structuring, negotiating and closing of loans and investments and oversight of credit policies
• Identify market opportunities and develop new financing strategies in furtherance of UMEZ’s mission
• Provide CEO and CFO with strategies and information to enhance revenues and achieve short and long-term financial goals and sustainability
• Oversee, train and assist junior staff with investment proposals, financial statement analysis, financial modeling, due diligence
• Together with the President and CEO, grow UMEZ’s capitalization under management
• Manage and grow (as appropriate) the Lending and Investments team
• Lead new opportunities in CDFI programs, new originations, and portfolio management

Requirements:

• Undergraduate degree in business or a related field; MBA preferred
• 7-10 years of work experience in investment banking or commercial lending experience
• 3-5 years supervisor or managerial capacity required
• Strong knowledge and experience with lending and investment underwriting together with an understanding of community development finance
• Strong credit risk analysis and formal credit training required
• Demonstrated ability to manage and work in teams and interacting constructively with diverse constituents; must be able to engage in a tactful manner with colleagues, clients, and applicants
• Experience working with a Community Development Financial Institution
• Strong interpersonal, written and oral communications skills and excellent attention to detail
• Community residence and /or familiarity with Upper Manhattan community preferred
• Bi-Lingual, English and Spanish, a plus but not necessary

Compensation:

Depends on 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: Chief Investment Officer

No Phone Calls or Faxes Please

VP of Lending Finance Fund
Columbus , OH
Job Function: Lending/Loan Operations
Posted: October 29, 2018

Background:

Finance Fund and Finance Fund Capital Corporation were created to connect underserved communities with public and private sources of capital. We simplify the complexities of the funding process to help good ideas come to life ideas that change systems, create jobs, address community needs and improve the quality of life in Ohio’s neighborhoods and communities. It takes committed leaders, clients, partners and staff to enable the kind of change that we support to work to develop healthy, sustainable economies in low-and moderate-income, at-risk rural and urban communities. This work is guided and driven by our Mission, Vision, and Values.

Position Summary:

Originate and structure loans and grants to small business and nonprofit organizations. Foster and maintain key strategic relationships. Attend and make presentations at outreach and networking events. Contribute to loan production goals by identifying lending opportunities and originating new loans.

Responsibilities:

Review applications, analyzing financial, project and management capacity. Appropriately structure loans based on applicant ability, available loan programs/capital, and in compliance with internal credit and program requirements under the supervision of the manager. Communicate with applicants, regarding status of loan application. Negotiate loan proposals with borrowers and partners (business term sheets and commitment letters) under the supervision of the manager. Contribute to pipeline reports to monitor loan applications. Support marketing and outreach efforts. Underwrite financing requests in a timely manner and within lending guidelines, and work with borrowers through all stages of the financing process. Underwriting responsibilities may include: Spreading applicants’ financials; provide historical analysis of financial strengths and weakness in order to assess capacity for new debt; analyze borrower budget and projections to assess and stress test debt service capacity. Compare applicants’ liquidity, profitability, and credit histories with similar organizations within industry environment to determine risk relative to sector. Provide an assessment of the collateral and contribution to risk mitigation. Prepare credit memos for review and approval, including all relevant underwriting information and recommendations.

Requirements:

Possess a Bachelor’s degree in business or related field with at least 2 years pertinent experience in banking, finance, and/or community development. Strong interest in supporting disadvantaged communities and low-income people and passionate about economic justice. Interest in learning the craft of community development lending. Knowledge of and/or experience in some of the following: small business lending, alternative business lending, small business management, economic development, technical assistance, and real estate development. Ability to navigate complex interactive situations both on the phone and in person. Detail oriented with strong analytical, writing and communication skills. Proficiency with Microsoft Office and Adobe Acrobat. Some travel required, mostly in the state of Ohio.

Compensation:

Negotiable

How to Apply:

To apply for this position, please send a cover letter and resume to Suzette Berry, MBA, the Vice President, Human Resources at Finance Fund and Finance Fund Capital Corporation at SBerry@FinanceFund.org

Financial Institutions Specialist Aeris
Philadelphia, PA
Job Function: Finance
Posted: October 26, 2018

Background:

Since 2004, Aeris has guided capital to good. We provide performance data, analysis, and ratings of both financial risk and impact management capacity. Aeris helps investors to screen, underwrite, and monitor investments that meet their risk parameters and social/environmental impact goals. Learn more at www.aerisinsight.com.

Aeris seeks numbers-loving Financial Institutions Specialists who will contribute to our leading-edge analysis and data collection initiatives. Successful candidates will bring a keen attention to detail, as well as a high aptitude for the analysis of financial statements. We are seeking candidates who may have less experience but are looking to grow along with our organization, as well as mature professionals interested in a second career, and who are comfortable in a fast-paced, startup-like environment.

Position Summary:

Duties will involve interacting with Aeris-rated institutions and Aeris analysts in critical phases of the production of Aeris Rating Reports, most significantly in the preparation of data and tables for further analysis by our expert analysts. Financial Institutions Specialists will also play a key role in the operation of the Aeris’ custom-built web application enabling industry-first, real-time analytics of CDFI performance data and supporting the industry adoption and use of Standardized Impact Metrics.

Financial Institutions Specialists will be responsible for reviewing and proofing financial statements, working with reporting institutions to address any errors and omissions, spread financial statements from institutions’ internally-generated format to the Aeris industry-standard format, and prepare rating report templates.

Responsibilities:

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
1. Play an essential role in the Aeris Rating process
a. Reviewing and verifying accuracy of collected data, calculated ratios and related tables and graphs
b. Prepare detailed financial and narrative report templates for Aeris Analysts.
c. Request and track document submission for all Aeris Rating Reports. Following up as necessary with CDFIs to ensure that all materials are submitted in timely fashion.

2. Prepare CDFI financial statements for the Aeris Cloud
a. Work with Aeris Operations team to understand CDFI financial presentation.
b. Prepare CDFI financial statements and performance metrics for Aeris analyses or quarterly reporting.
c. Working with CDFIs, proof and finalize quarterly financial statements and reported performance data.
d. Communicate with CDFIs and Analysts regarding clarification of materials submitted and requests for additional data.
3. Aeris Cloud maintenance
a. Orient CDFIs to uploading data and supporting documentation to the Aeris Cloud.
b. Lead Webinar demonstrations of the Aeris Cloud for CDFIs, as requested.
c. Load data and documents into appropriate “libraries” on the Aeris Cloud.
d. Work with CDFIs to set up their Aeris “library” and financial template on the Aeris Cloud.
e. Follow up with CDFIs as necessary to ensure timely upload of quarterly financial statements and performance data.

4. Aeris Rating Committee
a. Schedule meetings and conference calls by coordinating and confirming attendance, arranging for the meeting dates/equipment/advance materials, etc.
b. Schedule ratings committee, coordinating analyst selection with the Director of Ratings.
c. Support ratings committees.
5. Aeris document preparation
a. Proof and note corrections on draft Aeris reports during the layout process.
b. Prepare ratings certificates, ensuring that ratings are correctly represented before they are released to CDFIs.

Requirements:

Aeris is seeking candidates with Bachelor’s Degree in a business major, preferably with some professional experience in financial services or accounting; or other candidates with the requisite skills. Prior experience reading and understanding the financial statements of financial institutions with lending activities is preferred.

Key success measures include quality, quantity, accuracy, timeliness, and team work. These require:

* Strong financial and analytical experience
* Familiarity with nonprofit financial statements (preferred)
* Strong financial, market, and qualitative analysis skills
* Strong written and verbal communications skills
* Ability to focus on detailed work for accuracy
* Advanced Microsoft Excel and Word skills, knowledge of Sharepoint
* Normal physical requirements for an office position (EOE/ADA Compliant)

Compensation:

Aeris offers a competitive compensation and benefits package

How to Apply:

To apply please email cover letter and resume to:

Search: Financial Institutions Specialist
Aeris Insight Inc.
Email: careers@aerisinsight.com

OUTREACH COORDINATOR The ICA Group
Northampton, MA
Job Function: Community Outreach
Posted: October 25, 2018

Background:

We believe worker ownership is an integral part of creating a fundamentally fairer economy where every person has economic security and access to valued, dignified work. The ICA Group is the country’s leading expert on worker ownership and the oldest national organization dedicated to the development of worker cooperatives. We are a mission driven non-profit organized as a worker cooperative that brings to the worker ownership sector a level of analysis and rigor offered by the most competitive national business advisory firms. We combine this with a deep understanding of worker ownership and other worker-centered structures and a commitment to serving low-wage workers and communities of color.

Position Summary:

The ICA Group seeks an outreach coordinator to join its growing team working to expand economic democracy through the creation and growth of worker owned companies and other social enterprises.

The outreach coordinator will work closely with the ICA leadership team to develop strategic partnerships and client pipelines across ICA’s national program footprint. The ideal candidate is brings experience working with diverse stakeholders, particularly micro-to-midsize business owners, community leaders, business and economic development organizations, unions, and funders.

This full-time position can be located in ICA’s offices in Northampton, MA, Boston, MA or New York, NY or staffed remotely in Philadelphia, PA, Jackson, MS, Detroit, MI, Chicago, IL, or San Francisco, CA.

Responsibilities:

Client Outreach (50%):

Build relationships with businesses and identify opportunities to establish cooperative ownership models.
Engage with local groups and organizations that promote and engage with businesses and economic development initiatives in ICA’s program service areas.
Bring a strategic and collaborative approach to engaging economic developers, policy makers, business associations, government agencies, and educational institutions.

Communications (40%)

Present to economic development officials, small business support centers, and other stakeholder groups as well as attend partners’ events and conferences as relevant.
With support from communications and program staff, develop and disseminate direct outreach campaigns targeted to business owners within specific industries (mailers, email blasts, social media campaigns, etc.)
Help develop place-based communications and refine consulting tools and resources to meet local/regional needs and interests.
Respond to inquiries and requests for information from partners, media, and other stakeholders

Business Support (10%)

Participate in the development, promotion, coordination, and delivery of business training programs, conferences, and workshops.
Provide business owners with technical assistance, support, and/or referrals as appropriate

Requirements:

The ICA Group is seeking self-directed, engaged, and accomplished candidates who have at least 4 years of relevant experience. Successful candidates will be comfortable taking initiative, scoping projects, managing priorities and time, and holding themselves accountable to realistic goals.

4+ yrs. experience working with any small business in a relevant capacity
Experience providing technical assistance to businesses (preferred)
Prior work with minority owned businesses, business owners, and workers of color is required.
Experience with on the ground organizing and relationship building among communities of color is required. Must be able to communicate with a broad range of people and institutions confidently and effectively, with a critical analysis of power, privilege, race, class and gender.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills are required, including presentation and training skills, and familiarity with participatory and popular education. Strong phone skills and ability to build relationships remotely are key to success in this position.
Strong diplomatic skills and judgment are required in this position. You need to be able to both see possibility and ask hard questions with respect and discretion.
Must be able and willing to travel within the U.S. 1-2 times/month, often multi-city or for extended periods.
This is highly satisfying work in a diverse and stimulating environment. The ICA Group is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and people of color are strongly encouraged to apply.

Compensation:

Salary range: $60,000-$70,000. ICA’s salary range considers experience and local cost of living.
Benefits package includes 4 weeks of vacation, 12 paid holidays, 8 days of sick leave, and health insurance

How to Apply:

Please email a resume and cover letter (as a single PDF attachment), as well as a short writing sample to careers@ica-group.org, addressed to David Hammer. Please submit your application using the subject line: “Application for Outreach Coordinator”: [Your First and Last Name]”

No phone calls, please. We will call candidates to schedule interviews. We will accept applications until we fill the position.

The ICA Group is an Equal Opportunity Employer that seeks to create an organization that is reflective of the people we serve. Women and people of color are strongly encouraged to apply. We will not discriminate and will take affirmative action measures to ensure against discrimination in employment, recruitment, advertisements for employment, compensation, termination, upgrading, promotions, and other conditions of employment against any employee or job applicant on the bases of race, color, gender, national origin, age, religion, creed, disability, veteran’s status, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.

Director of Public Policy and Advocacy Southern Bancorp Community Partners
Little Rock, AR
Job Function: Advocacy/Policy
Posted: October 25, 2018

Background:

For thirty years, Southern Bancorp Community Partners has been working to provide entrepreneurs, homeowners, and individuals with the financial tools needed to achieve the American Dream – regardless of their zip code. From credit repair and financial education to lending and public policy advocacy, Southern Bancorp Community Partners has a long history of creating economic opportunity in communities that need it most. Find out more by visiting our website. https://southernpartners.org/

Position Summary:

Summary:
Responsible for leading Southern’s public policy and advocacy efforts in Arkansas and Mississippi, as well as at the federal level. This includes lobbying on Southern’s behalf, monitoring policy and advocacy activities, representing Southern in public forums related to policy matters, and developing communications that support advocacy efforts.

Responsibilities:

Responsibilities:
Public Policy Advocacy - 55%
• Advocates for and against issues related to Southern’s mission that arise through legislation and/or regulation, including direct lobbying at all levels of government.
• Represents Southern in public forums both in person and in writing to support advocacy efforts.
• Builds relationships with political and government leaders representing our markets to facilitate advocacy efforts.
Research and Communications – 40%
• Conducts and coordinates research to monitor policy and regulatory issues and activity at the local, state and federal level; Works with leadership to determine action as needed.
• Supports Southern’s policy-related communications by creating content in coordination with Southern’s research consultants and communications teams for a variety of channels including blogs, research papers, op-eds, and others as assigned.
Administrative/Other - 5%
• Supports fundraising efforts through reporting and other communications activities as needed to explain and communicate on advocacy efforts.
• Performs other related duties as required or assigned.

Requirements:

Qualifications and Requirements:
• Bachelor’s degree in communication, public policy, political science, economics, or related field
and minimum of five years of experience in community engagement/outreach, program advocacy, or marketing engagement or an equivalent combinations of education and experience will also be considered.
• Ability to work collaboratively with others and demonstrate flexibility and poise in dealing with a diverse range of individuals, community leaders, and organizations.
• Ability to engage in face-to-face dialogue in one-on-one and group settings; Communicate data findings to external audiences, including policymakers, the media, and the general public.
• Excellent communication skills, analytical and writing skills, including ability to write policy and issue briefs.
• Excellent computer skills, including proficiency with Microsoft Office products.
• Proficient skills with knowledge of statistics and research design principles; ability to conduct analyses of complex public policy issues
• Capacity to critically review statistical analyses that have been conducted by others
• Understanding of federal and state policies that impact low-income individuals.
• Working knowledge of federal and state fiscal issues, including state taxes and budgets.

Preferred Qualifications:
Two years of experience with a law or Master’s degree in related field preferred
Physical Requirements
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, to talk, and to hear. Must occasionally stand and walk; reach with hands and arms; stoop, kneel, or crouch. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close and color vision. May be required to lift or move up to 10 pounds occasionally
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions

Other:
Must have a valid driver's license
Must be able to travel including some overnight stay

Compensation:

Compensation commensurate with job related education and experience.

How to Apply:

Please apply on-line:

https://banksouthern.com/careers/

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

Background:

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

Position Summary:

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

Responsibilities:

REPORTING RELATIONSHIPS:

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

Essential Functions

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

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

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

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

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

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

Requirements:

SKILLS REQUIRED:

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

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

EDUCATIONAL AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS:

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

Compensation:

NA

How to Apply:

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

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

Background:

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

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

Position Summary:

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

Responsibilities:

Specific job goals, objectives and tasks are established for each employee as part of the annual evaluation and work plan process. Duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
• Review and process purchase orders and vendor invoices
• Process vendor payments and staff reimbursements (ACH and checks)
• Create end of year 1099s
• Prepare monthly AP aging reports
• Resolve open purchase orders
• Review, edit and approve mileage and travel reimbursements and post for processing
• Prepare bi-weekly payroll journal vouchers
• Set up new employees and vendors
• Maintain banking information file of ACH vendors
• Perform self-audit of all accounts payable-related general ledger account transactions and balances
• Set up and maintain schedules to track grants, subcontracts, leases and consultants paid by RCAC
• Other duties as assigned
Skills and Qualifications
• Knowledge of general clerical accounting principles, practices, procedures and methods
• Knowledge of accounting terminology and procedures
• Knowledge of nonprofit and multi-funded organizations
• Knowledge of federal and state requirements for payroll
• Proficiency with Microsoft Office (including Excel)
• Ability to organize and prioritize work to meet established timelines
• Ability to accurately compile, post, verify and maintain computerized and/or manual records and files
• Ability to perform mathematical calculations with speed and accuracy
• Ability to listen and communicate effectively both verbally and in writing
• Uses initiative to approach troubleshooting and problem-solving alternatives
• Ability to follow detailed instructions
• Ability to work with minimal supervision and handle multiple priorities simultaneously
• Ability to follow detailed instructions
• Demonstrates a high level of customer services skills

Requirements:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Compensation:

$17.12 to $20.00 hourly

How to Apply:

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

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

Background:

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

Position Summary:

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

Responsibilities:

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

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

Other duties as assigned.

Requirements:

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

Compensation:

Salary will be based on applicable experience.

Providence Revolving Fund offers a competitive benefits package

How to Apply:

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

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

Background:

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

Position Summary:

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

Responsibilities:

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

Requirements:

Skills and Qualifications
• Ability to work independently and in a team environment
• Proficiency with personal computers including Microsoft Office Suite (including extensive knowledge of Excel)
• Ability to follow detailed instructions
• Able to complete administrative requirements related to work responsibilities such as recording work completed in databases, evaluating and documenting tasks
• Ability to listen effectively and communicate verbally and in writing (including proofreading and editing documents)
• Ability to work with minimum supervision and effectively prioritize multiple tasks simultaneously
• Demonstrate a high level of customer service skills
• Ability to perform research and analysis
• Ability to use initiative to approach troubleshooting and problem-solving alternatives

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Special Requirements:

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

Compensation:

$54,012 to $60,000 yearly

How to Apply:

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

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

Background:

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

Position Summary:

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

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

Responsibilities:

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

Requirements:

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

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

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

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

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

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

Preferred Education and Experience:

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

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

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

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

Compensation:

$20.06 to $22.00 hourly

How to Apply:

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

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