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President / Chief Executive Officer Midwest Minnesota Community Development Corporation
Detroit Lakes, MN
Job Function: Administrative/Operations/IT
Posted: January 24, 2018

Background:

Midwest Minnesota Community Development Corporation (MMCDC) seeks its next President and Chief Executive Officer. MMCDC is a leading private nonprofit company providing commercial and home mortgage lending, as well as housing, business and community development services throughout Minnesota and the Midwest. We are also the parent company of a reservation-based bank and a reservation-focused community development company. In addition, we are the founding member of a housing construction cooperative.

Position Summary:

Lead a company of dedicated and gifted professionals who assist communities and individuals to achieve a better quality of life through commercial and home mortgage lending and community development services.

The President of MMCDC is responsible for managing and administrating a multi-million dollar non-profit corporation. Major lines of business include a community bank, commercial lending, single-family mortgage lending, affordable housing development and management, and new markets tax credit financing.

Responsibilities:

He or she:

  • Reports to the Board of Directors
  • Ensures the organizational mission is understood and applied across the entire business.
  • Provides and leads achievement of vision
  • Is responsible for the development and execution of strategy and achievement of objectives and goals.
  • Guides the accomplishment of financial benchmarks
  • Manages a professional staff

Requirements:

A bachelor’s degree in finance, business management, accounting (and/or) economic or community development is preferred.

Compensation:

To be determined. This position is scheduled to be filled by January 2019.

How to Apply:

Send letter of interest and resume to the attention of: Kevin R. Shipley, Midwest Minnesota Community Development Corporation, 119 Graystone Plaza, Detroit Lakes, MN 56501; kshipley@mmcdc.com.

MMCDC is an equal opportunity employer, provider and lender.

Commercial and Non-Profit Lending Underwriter Amalgamated Bank
Washington, DC
Job Function: Lending/Loan Operations
Posted: January 24, 2018

Background:

For nearly a century, Amalgamated Bank has been the most trusted financial institution for progressive people and organizations. By helping those who do good to do better, we work to help make the world more just, compassionate and sustainable. Our extensive experience, financial resources and community of like-minded customers offers labor unions, philanthropies, political campaigns, socially and environmentally responsible corporations, as well as individuals, a unique set of financial services enabling them to lead the charge to improve our communities and our country.

Amalgamated Bank is a Certified B Corporation and member of the Global Alliance for Banking on Values.

Benefits

  • Our employees are our greatest asset and we believe that investing in their well-being is essential. Amalgamated Bank is committed to investing in its employees through a comprehensive compensation and benefits package that includes health insurance, retirement savings plans, employee development programs, career advancement opportunities, and a focus on preserving a work/life balance.

Benefits provided by Amalgamated Bank include:

  • Competitive salary
  • Health, dental, disability and life insurance plans
  • Paid vacation, holiday, and personal days
  • Tuition reimbursement and continuing education opportunities
  • On-site & external training seminars
  • Pension plan
  • 401(k)
  • Paid Family and Medical Leave (FMLA)
  • Career advancement opportunities
  • Incentive award/bonus program
  • Employee recognition events
  • Mission & Values

Our mission is to be the financial institution for progressive people and organizations: those who are working and living to make the world more just, more compassionate, and more sustainable.

Careers

We hope you are inspired by our mission to bring affordable banking and investment services to working people and families, and by our legacy and strong ties to unions and the communities in which we operate. If you have the talent, drive and passion to help us continue this mission, we encourage you to join us!  You will be surrounded by people who share the conviction that doing right by our customers is our top priority and that going above and beyond is just a “normal day at the office.”

Amalgamated Bank is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer, Minorities / Females / Individuals with Disability / Veterans. View our Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) policy at https://www.amalgamatedbank.com/sites/default/files/pdf_eeo%20policy%202016.pdf. View our Statement of Support for the Guard and Reserve at https://www.amalgamatedbank.com/sites/default/files/Statement_of_Support_for_Guard_and_Reserves.pdf. View our Pay Transparency Statement at https://www.amalgamatedbank.com/sites/default/files/pay-transp_formattedESQA508c.pdf.

Submission of a resume or any information regarding your qualifications does not constitute a promise or offer of employment. At Amalgamated Bank, we consider an applicant to be someone who has interviewed at least once, in person, with the hiring manager.

Position Summary:

Amalgamated Bank seeks a highly motivated professional to work full-time in our Washington DC office to support the underwriting of our mission driven loans to institutions that are values aligned and include foundations, unions, world health organizations, affordable housing, social advocacy and social services institutions, sustainability related projects and companies, political campaigns and B-corporations and progressive companies.

Primarily, this position will support various business development officers in the origination and execution of new loans.  The underwriter will work closely with the origination team and credit risk management in reviewing and analyzing financial statement reports, conducting due diligence, helping structure the transaction, assessing credit risk ratings, preparing deal screen presentations, writing credit approval memorandums, presenting recommendations to credit committee and monitoring and managing the credit portfolio.

Responsibilities:

  • Complete a thorough, in-depth analysis of new credit request in a timely basis.
  • Maintain good working knowledge of the Bank’s lending policies and procedures and identify exceptions to credit policy.
  • Determine the proper risk rating for all facilities in accordance with credit policy guidelines.  
  • Attend meetings and/or conference calls on transactions, lead due diligence discussions and develop deal indicative term sheets and deal screen presentations.
  • Structure transactions appropriately that meet client’s needs and bank’s requirements.
  • Prepare comprehensive credit memorandums that provide rationale, opinions and recommendations regarding proposed loans.  Assist in presentation of transactions to credit committee in support of approval.
  • Negotiate terms and review loan documentation for all underwritten or managed credits, prepared by internal or external counsel.
  • Assist in annual review process as needed.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Minimum of five (5) years of underwriting and account management experience, preferably within a commercial banking/middle market lending environment
  • Highly proficient with financial modeling, simulations and Microsoft Office
  • Excellent financial analysis skills, including understanding financial data, e.g. balance sheets, income statements, cash flow statements, financial rations, etc.
  • Completion of a formal Bank Credit Training program highly preferred
  • Strong verbal, written, inter-personal, and public presentation skills
  • Proven organizational skills; able to work independently and be detail oriented and thorough
  • Ability to work well on a team with different personalities, adjust quickly to various work situations, and remain composed under pressure/in stressful situations
  • Ability to work on multiple transactions simultaneously and prioritize assignments to meet deadline

Compensation:

DOE

How to Apply:

https://workforcenow.adp.com/jobs/apply/posting.html?client=ABNY&jobId=77009&source=CC3

Executive Director Rebuilding Together Montgomery County
Gaithersburg, MD
Job Function: Other
Posted: January 24, 2018

Background:

A member of the national Rebuilding Together network, RTMC brings together volunteers and communities to improve the homes and lives of low-income homeowners in Montgomery County, Maryland, with a vision of safe and healthy homes for every person. RTMC measures its impact by volunteer engagement, skilled professionals deployed on projects, and the number of households and neighborhoods that are improved as a result of its work. Over nearly three decades, RTMC has engaged more than 46,000 volunteers and 6,300 skilled-trade professionals; improved more than 2,000 homes; and provided more than $18M in home repairs and immense value to local communities. 

RTMC recently went through a planning process to refine and restructure our programs to have deeper impact on specific communities in the County. We will continue to provide critical home repairs, energy efficiency upgrades, and accessibility modifications for Montgomery County’s most vulnerable residents – seniors, veterans, persons with disabilities, and families with children, all living in low-income households – at no cost to the recipients. RTMC is planning for a SHE BUILDS day on March 9 and National Rebuilding Day on April 28. We are also exploring innovative partnerships, including a new one with the County’s largest local healthcare system to help recently discharged patients. 

Led by an 11-member Board of Directors and a 10-member Advisory Council, RTMC has an annual budget of approximately $1M and an outstanding 6-person staff: Executive Director, Director of Development, Development and Communications Manager, two Program Managers, and a Hawk Handyman, in addition to volunteer administrative staff. The incumbent Executive Director, Christina Betancourt Johnson, will be leaving the organization after nearly 5 years of service and leadership to the organization. For more information about RTMC, go to www.rebuildingtogethermc.org.

Position Summary:

The Executive Director works in partnership with the Board to set the strategic direction of RTMC and lead the staff to implement the organization’s strategic priorities. The next Executive Director will represent the organization publicly, maintain and enhance important relations, and develop new funding strategies. 

Leadership Outlook and Near-Term Priorities

The Board has identified the following leadership priorities for the organization over the next 12-18 months: 

  • Implement a strategic vision for the organization that will guide the organization’s future direction and work with Staff and Board to actualize it.
  • Build and steward key relationships with County officials, nonprofit partners, corporations, and funders in order to bolster RTMC’s visibility in the community.
  • Secure sustainable funding with government, corporations and other donors. Seek opportunities to diversify funding sources.
  • Determine the appropriate staffing structure that allows the organization to effectively meet its mission. Enhance professional development opportunities and maintain staff effectiveness.
  • Support the Board in board recruitment and development.

Responsibilities:

The Executive Director reports to the Board and is responsible for RTMC’s financial targets, day-to-day operations and implementation of strategic planning. Primary responsibilities include:

  • Ensuring that RTMC has a clearly defined strategic plan to fulfill its mission. Develop an implementation plan that includes measurable milestones and a timeline;
  • Serving as a spokesperson for RTMC and representing the organization to internal and external stakeholders such as local municipalities/governments, nonprofit partners, corporate sponsors, key donors, National Office and other affiliates, homeowners, volunteers, vendors and contractors;
  • Developing creative funding strategies to ensure the long-term financial stability of RTMC in partnership with the Director of Development and the Board;
  • Collaborating with the National Office and other affiliates on programmatic strategy and metrics for impact;
  • Partnering with the Board to recruit and engage members and support board development;
  • Overseeing finance, fundraising, and program functions, and ensuring alignment with compliance and regulatory guidelines;
  • Improving systems to create user-friendly processes and ensuring that requests for housing improvement are manageable and trackable; and
  • Leading and engaging a high performing staff team.

Requirements:

Ideal candidates for this position will share our commitment and passion for advancing RTMC’s mission and will bring a variety of experiences and attributes to RTMC, including:

  • 10 years’ senior-level experience working with governments/local municipalities, businesses or nonprofits, ideally having worked in an organization of similar size;
  • A strong networker who builds robust relationships across diverse groups of individuals; 
  • A knack for building and leveraging community relationships and partnerships;
  • A zest for fundraising and making asks on behalf of an organization; 
  • Superior verbal communications skills, including compelling public speaking, and possessing excellent written communication skills;
  • Experience in strategic planning and implementing programs that align to strategic plans;  
  • Ideally familiar with housing development, real estate or low-income housing, community development and/or poverty alleviation;
  • Strong financial and budgeting skills; 
  • Proven track record in assessing and improving infrastructure systems and processes to support sustainable growth;
  • Excellent negotiation and diplomatic skills; 
  • Experience working with or sitting on a nonprofit board preferred; and
  • Bachelor’s Degree required.

Compensation:

Salary will be competitive and commensurate with experience.

How to Apply:

To apply, e-mail resume, cover letter and salary requirements to: RTMC@raffa.com (e-mail applications are required).  For other inquiries contact Lauren Weinstein, lweinstein@raffa.com

RTMC is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other protected characteristic as established by federal, state, or local law. Resume reviews begin immediately.  

About Raffa, PC

On behalf of RTMC, Raffa, PC is working with the Board of Directors and leading the Executive Director search.  Founded in 1984, Raffa is, and always has been, a mission-driven professional services firm seeking to do more for nonprofits and socially conscious companies.  We exist to do meaningful work for organizations like RTMC who are making a difference in our communities and our world.   

Learn more about Raffa at www.raffa.com.

Senior Loan Officer Communities Unlimited, Inc.
Little Rock, AR
Job Function: Lending/Loan Operations
Posted: January 22, 2018

Background:

Communities Unlimited, Inc. (CU) is a nonprofit community development organization founded in 1976.  CU's mission is to move rural and under-resourced communities in areas of persistent poverty to sustainable prosperity.  CU was certified by the US Treasury as a Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) in 2001.  Through its lending programs, CU helps small communities maintain basic services like safe drinking water and wastewater disposal and helps small business owners reach profitable growth leading to new local jobs and opportunities.  Additionally, our Nuestra Casa loan program helps low-income residents in the lower Rio Grande Valley of Texas improve their living conditions.

Position Summary:

Communities Unlimited’s (CU’s) Senior Loan Officer is responsible for marketing loan products and other services available from CU; originating, underwriting and managing loan requests from throughout our target market, monitoring the performance of loan portfolios; overseeing the use of Nortridge Loan software; and oversight of all reporting and data collection.   The Senior Loan Officer will also contribute data, stories and other information needed for marketing and/or fundraising efforts of the Senior Leadership Team. 

The Senior Loan Officer requires a leader who will develop and maintain good working relationships with borrower organizations; financial institutions; state and federal agencies; consultants and advisors; other public/private institutions; peers and team members; the Board of Directors and its committees; and the Senior Leadership Team.  This position reports to the Director of Lending.  

Responsibilities:

Networking and Marketing Loan Products and Services

Develop strong referral network to generate increased loan volume. Responsibilities include the following:

  • Develop and expand CU’s loan referral and partner network 
  • Build relationships with banks and CDFI’s in CU’s region to increase referrals
  • Strengthen relationships with SBA and USDA 
  • Represent CU and make presentations at marketing and training events
  • Promote and refer potential loan customers seeking loans for water & wastewater systems to other lenders on CU’s lending team

Small Business Lending, Environmental Lending, Consumer Lending, and Portfolio Management

Responsibilities include the following: 

  • Meet with potential borrowers and originate new loans
  • Underwrite loan requests, determine risk, identify risk analysis
  • Document all loan decisions including minutes of loan committees; loan approvals and declines; loan modifications; monitoring; etc.
  • Prepare written loan recommendations (credit memos) for the appropriate loan committee
  • Coordinate and assist with loan closings, ensuring that documents are properly prepared and executed
  • Maintain ongoing customer relationships and monitoring of all borrowers
  • Coordinate managerial assistance for borrowers as needed with CU’s on-the-ground Consultants and Technical Assistance Providers
  • Work with the lending team to evaluate new loan products and services that will support CU’s long-term growth and sustainability and contribute to CU’s mission 

Administrative and Programmatic Responsibilities 

  • Conduct and support loan file reviews and audits
  • Update loan software, client databases and other electronic reporting files
  • Manage problem loans and make recommendations to supervisor and/or appropriate Loan Committees to help borrowers be successful and control loan losses 
  • Assist in the preparation of reports and/or other documents required by partners, funders and others
  • Participate in and support Loan Committee activities
  • Provide required reports and other support for Board meetings
  • Participate in internal meetings, reviews, and updates to Loan Policies and Procedures
  • Work with supervisor to complete detailed work plans and action plans to manage work and performance. 
  • Manage lending data and produce accurate and timely reports upon request and per established timelines to meet internal and external needs for information by staff, board members, and investors.
  • Monitor the lending environment for changes and ensure proper loan documentation and compliance with all legal, regulator, and funder requirements.
  • Conduct research on legal, regulatory, and public policy issues related to CU’s lending activities and recommend revisions to current operating procedures and policies as appropriate.

Requirements:

Education/Certification Requirements

Bachelor’s degree in finance, business, urban planning or related field.   

Experience/Skills Requirements

  • A minimum of 5 years of experience in commercial, small business and/or community lending;
  • Experience underwriting and managing loans to small business borrowers with loans outstanding totaling at least $2.0 million;
  • Experience managing multiple loan portfolios of various types (i.e. consumer, commercial, real estate, etc.) totaling at least $3.0 million that have shown growth and performance consistent with peer organizations is preferred;
  • Experience communicating effectively (both verbal and written) with diverse constituencies, including low-income individuals/communities and potential partner & investor institutions;
  • Experience supervising staff members 
  • Strong interpersonal skills that demonstrate the ability to work effectively with staff, customers and a variety of internal and external audiences; 
  • At least 2 years of experience lending to and /or working in partnership with non-profits, governmental entities, and/or community development enterprises is desired. 
  • The position requires strong financial, analytical and writing skills.  Must be accurate and detail oriented.    

Compensation:

Not Available

How to Apply:

Email HR@CommunitiesU.org

Managing Director, Credit and Policy IFF
Chicago, IL
Job Function: Lending/Loan Operations
Posted: January 19, 2018

Background:

IFF is a mission-driven lender, real estate consultant, and developer that helps communities thrive by creating opportunities for low-income communities and people with disabilities. Key to our success has been a deep sense of purpose, a broad perspective, and a relentless focus on achieving positive results. Social return can coincide with financial return.

Across the Midwest, we help clients from every seactor, including human service agencies, health centers, schools, housing developers, and grocery stores. Our staff of nearly 100 professionals works from our Chicago headquarters, and we also serve the Midwest from six regional offices: Indianapolis, IN; Detroit, MI; Minneapolis, MN; St. Louis, MO; Columbus, OH; and Milwaukee, WI.

IFF is a Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) certified by the U.S. Department of the Treasury. We are the largest nonprofit CDFI in the Midwest and one of only a few nationally to earn the AERIS five-star, triple-A, policy-plus rating. Since 1988, we have made more than $700 million in loans, leveraged $2.3 billion in community investments, and grown our total managed assets to $606 million.

Position Summary:

The Managing Director of Credit and Policy provides leadership and management of the credit, policy, and loan closing function of Capital Solutions. The position will be located in Chicago, but will require regular dialogue, coordination and collaboration with Capital Solutions’ staff throughout IFF’s footprint. The Managing Director will provide broad loan policy oversight and specific input and guidance on loan underwriting and structuring. He/she is responsible for consistent application of policy and underwriting principles for all loan requests. The Managing Director will work closely with the Managing Director of Lending and Managing Director of Portfolio Management to ensure alignment in approach to target market, and correct and consistent application of policy and underwriting throughout Capital Solutions. The Managing Director will provide direct oversight of the Loan Closing function of Capital Solutions and ensure loan closings are conforming to approved policies and procedures and that maximum efficiencies and customer satisfaction are attained.  The Managing Director will also provide oversight to the Loan Program Manager and Loan Associate(s) and coordinate closely with the Managing Director of Lending on Loan Associate support for loan underwriting.

Responsibilities:

1. Primary leadership and ownership of IFF Credit Policy with regard to regular updates, adherence, and explanation. 

a. Maintain and lead updates of IFF loan policies and risk rating methodologies in conjunction with other senior Capital Solutions staff, and President – Core Business Solutions, as guided or directed by IFF Board of Directors/Finance Committee. 

b. Ensure loan requests, modifications, closings, and portfolio management follow process and protocol consistent with approved policies.

2. Provide guidance, insights, and feedback on structuring, underwriting, and presentation of new loan requests and/or loan modifications. 

a. Assist Lenders and provide feedback on loan structuring and underwriting memos in advance of loan committee to ensure optimal request for approval.

b. Provide direct oversight to Loan Program Manager, as well as oversight, guidance and training to Loan Associate(s) with regard to credit memos and support of originations team.

3. Oversee and manage the Closing and Escrow Department 

a. Oversee process for construction loan advances, disbursement projections, and file management to secure collateral and validity of loan and risk exposures processed or managed within Capital Solutions. 

b. Oversee the Closing and Escrow team’s management of IFF closed loans and draws under loans closed through outside counsel. 

c. Establish and monitor performance metrics to support quality control, efficient processing and customer satisfaction. 

d. Ensure proper booking of loan details and compliance requirements on systems. 

4. In coordination with the Senior Vice President, Capital Solutions and Portfolio Management staff, supports the financial and risk goals of IFF’s Lending and capital investment business. 

a. Identify product or programmatic opportunities to meet the needs of IFF target market customers and communities.

b. Ensure new products and programs incorporate the appropriate risk criteria and capital investment parameters. 

c. Participate as a voting member of IFF’s internal credit committee and assess risks, mitigants and optimal structuring of individual loan requests. 

5. Coordinate closely with MD Lending and Portfolio Management, Finance Department, Resource Development and other key staff to support projects and initiatives, new requests, investor and funder relationships and ongoing reporting. 

6. Maintains required job knowledge and skills and core professional competencies. Attend and participate in required educational programs and staff meetings. 

7. Perform other duties as assigned.

Performance Measures: 

1. Achievement of department lending and program goals, including specified closing metrics.

2. High level of customer satisfaction with IFF products and services.

3. Comprehensive credit memos that provide thorough credit analysis and explanation of risks and mitigants.

4. Identifies and recommends solutions to issues and problems relating to loan program implementation.

5. Cultivates a culture of openness in information sharing.  Encourages open communication, cooperation, and the sharing of knowledge. 

6. Models personal accountability that promotes ownership and engagement.

7. Builds and maintains effective working relationships with colleagues, peers and team members.

8. Values and supports differences in others, contributing to an inclusive work environment.  Demonstrates the ability and willingness to communicate effectively with people of diverse backgrounds and experiences to create a collaborative, collegial, and caring community.

Requirements:

Education:  MBA or MA strongly preferred, preferably in business, accounting, finance, or community development.  A Bachelor’s degree plus ten years additional relevant experience may substitute for an advanced degree.

Previous Experience:  Minimum of ten years of experience in banking, commercial mortgage lending, real estate or community development required with a track record of growth and increasing responsibility, including management responsibilities. Demonstrated competence in commercial real estate lending, cash flow and project analysis, underwriting, structuring and lending policies and procedures, and loan closing process.   Experience with nonprofit financials preferred.

Special Knowledge & Skills:

1. Knowledge of community development principles and real estate finance and development.

2. Familiarity with construction and lending practices and terminology; good interpersonal skills; high level written and oral communication and presentation skills, experience in formal presentations; proficient computer software user, including spreadsheets and databases.

3. Thorough understanding of financial statements and credit analysis.

4. Ability to think creatively about problems.

Unusual Requirements:  Periodic travel throughout the Midwest; Occasional evening and weekend work.

Application Instructions: Please submit a cover letter, resume and salary requirements to careers@iff.org with “Managing Director, Credit and Policy” in the subject line.  IFF values equity, diversity and inclusion as part of its mission to strengthen nonprofits and the communities they serve.  IFF is an equal opportunity employer.

Compensation:

Based on experience

How to Apply:

Application Instructions: Please submit a cover letter, resume and salary requirements to careers@iff.org with “Managing Director, Credit and Policy” in the subject line. IFF values equity, diversity and inclusion as part of its mission to strengthen nonprofits and the communities they serve. IFF is an equal opportunity employer.

Senior Associate, Knowledge & Communications Nonprofit Finance Fund
New York, NY
Job Function: Marketing/PR
Posted: January 18, 2018

Background:

What We Do:

Nonprofit Finance Fund (NFF) works toward a more just and vibrant society through:

Financing that invests in missions. Our customized financing strengthens hardworking nonprofits and social enterprises.

Consulting that empowers leaders. Our experts equip you to make financial decisions that best serve your mission.

Partnering on big problems. Service providers, funders, and investors turn to us for new ways to collaboratively support stronger, fairer communities.

Learning that helps illuminate paths to solving complex social issues. Sharing experiences and expertise – from ideas to anecdotes to cutting-edge data and analysis – makes it easier.

NFF advances missions and social progress in underserved communities through financing, consulting, partnerships, and knowledge-sharing that empower leaders, organizations, and ideas. A leading Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI), NFF currently manages over $310 million. Since 1980, we have provided almost $700 million in financing and access to additional capital in support of over $2.3 billion in projects for thousands of organizations nationwide.

Position Summary:

The Senior Associate, Knowledge & Communications (K&C) is a central member of a fast-moving and highly collaborative team that designs and executes outreach, communications, and thought-leadership projects to advance NFF’s work toward a more just and vibrant society. S/he is charged with executing a variety of projects and tasks including (but not limited to) creation and dissemination of text-based and graphic content via publications, social media, marketing collateral, and three websites.

The right person for this role will have very strong writing, copy editing, and proofreading skills, notably the facility to write quickly, clearly, concisely, and in others’ style and voices. S/he will have a keen eye for detail and accuracy, and a demonstrated ability to identify and compellingly tell NFF’s stories. We are looking for a proactive, problem-solving, and collaborative spirit with a sense of humor and a readiness to pivot, someone who will responsibly and accountably see projects through to fruition on time and budget. S/he will be a good and active listener and creative thinker, who respectfully voices his/her thoughts and ideas – and jumps in with two feet whatever the chosen path.

The ideal candidate embodies NFF’s values, proactively builds strong relationships with and wholeheartedly collaborates across K&C and wider NFF teams, and adds value up and down the management chain.

This position will be based in NFF’s New York headquarters and will report to the Vice President, Knowledge & Communications.

Responsibilities:

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

-Identify, research, and produce stories that advance NFF’s business and mission objectives
-Write, edit, proofread, and polish text for NFF publications and communications channels
-Create/support creation of graphic content for NFF publications and communications channels
-Take over daily management of NFF’s social media channels
-Project-manage production and dissemination of reports, emails, blogs, and other materials, liaising with staff and freelance writers, designers, photographers, printers, and distributors
-Manage K&C’s content-development and review/approval/permissions processes and schedules
-Provide administrative and event support
-Other duties as assigned

Requirements:

Essential Requirements for Education and/or Experience:

-Strong, versatile story-telling, writing, copyediting, and proofreading skills
-A keen eye for accuracy, detail, and design
-A strategic communications mindset and tactical excellence
-Some professional experience with social media, website content creation and management, collateral development and production
-Creative thinking and a good-natured willingness to pivot and problem-solve in a dynamic work environment
-Accountability with strong organizational and time-management skills
-Ability to work enthusiastically and productively within a highly collaborative team as well as independently with minimal supervision
-Commitment to put your all toward NFF’s business-plus-mission objectives
-Comfort with sometimes technical business, finance, and management issues and terms
-An inquisitive nature and eagerness to learn and stretch
-Proficiency in Microsoft Office; Adobe Creative Suite; Drupal 8 or another Content Management System

Specialized Knowledge/Beneficial Skills and Experience:

-Experience with Constant Contact or another e-marketing platform; html; Photoshop

Compensation:

All salaries are commensurate with experience

How to Apply:

To apply please visit the provided link: http://nonprofitfinancefund.applytojob.com/apply/RPqzESytHc/Senior-Associate-Knowledge-Communications?source=Opportunity+Finance+Network

Public Policy Manager Community Development Bankers Association
Washington DC, DC
Job Function: Advocacy/Policy
Posted: January 18, 2018

Background:

Community Development Bankers Association (CDBA) is the national trade association of FDIC-certified Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) banks and thrifts. Our members are mission-focused institutions that provide lending, financial services, and technical assistance in disinvested urban, rural and Native American communities across the United States.  We are the voice of the CDFI and mission focused banking sector through public policy advocacy, promoting industry best practices, and peer networking.  Go to www.cdbanks.org for more information about CDBA.

Position Summary:

We are seeking a high energy and dynamic candidate for the position of Public Policy Manager.  The Manager will advance our public policy advocacy agenda. The position reports to Chief Executive Officer, but works with all members of the team.  This is a full time 40 hour per week position.  The position is located at PCG’s offices in Washington DC.

CDBA is managed under an administrative agreement with Partners for the Common Good (PCG). The Public Policy Manager will be an employee of PCG, but principally assigned to duties to support its work with CDBA.

Responsibilities:

  • Stay abreast of regulatory and legislative developments that affects Federal community development programs and financial services
  • Analyze regulatory proposals and policies to assess impact on the membership and the low income communities they serve
  • Participate in drafting public comment letters and testimony
  • Analyze, compile and disseminate research, data, and written materials on the industry to support education and advocacy efforts
  • Solicit input from CDBA members to formulate policy positions
  • Coordinate advocacy campaigns, including organizing annual appropriations outreach to Capitol Hill
  • Coordinate Congressional visits for spring CDBA Advocacy Day and year round meetings
  • Build, maintain and utilize database of legislative contacts and membership education and advocacy participation
  • Maintains data base on CDFI Fund program awards, as well data on impact of CDBA members
  • Responsible for researching and initial drafting “thought leadership” articles and OpEds for biweekly CDBA newsflash or external publications by CEO, Board members or other industry representatives
  • Represent CDBA among aligned community development and financial services trade and advocacy groups
  • Participate in event planning for annual conference, workshops, webinars and conference calls
  • Execute special projects and provide general support to the membership. 
  • Other duties as assigned

Requirements:

  • Passion for community development finance and improving the lives of people in underserved communities
  • 3-5 years of experience in public policy or advocacy with a particular focus on community development and/or financial services
  • Experience working on Capitol Hill is a plus.
  • Strong analytical and research skills
  • A proactive self-starter with the ability to multi-task, excellent time management and organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Strong writing skills are essential
  • Strong verbal communication, networking, relationship management, and customer skills
  • Good people skills with a strong team orientation  
  • Ability to multi-task in a fast paced environment
  • Good project management skills 
  • Bachelor’s degree required, Masters preferred
  • Experience using Salesforce customer relationship management (CRM) solutions is a plus
  • Basic computer and research skills along with familiarity with MS Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint) and the internet is a must
  • Applicants must be U.S. citizens

Compensation:

Competitive nonprofit sector salary commensurate with experience.  Collegial work environment.  Good benefits package available.

How to Apply:

Interested individuals should send a resume, cover letter, professional writing sample and three references to:  CDBA, 1444 I Street NW, Suite 201 -- or info@cdbanks.org.  NO TELEPHONE CALLS PLEASE.

Public Policy Manager Community Development Bankers Association
Washington DC, DC
Job Function: Advocacy/Policy
Posted: January 18, 2018

Background:

Community Development Bankers Association (CDBA) is the national trade association of FDIC-certified Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) banks and thrifts. Our members are mission-focused institutions that provide lending, financial services, and technical assistance in disinvested urban, rural and Native American communities across the United States.  We are the voice of the CDFI and mission focused banking sector through public policy advocacy, promoting industry best practices, and peer networking.  Go to www.cdbanks.org for more information about CDBA.

Position Summary:

We are seeking a high energy and dynamic candidate for the position of Public Policy Manager.  The Manager will advance our public policy advocacy agenda. The position reports to Chief Executive Officer, but works with all members of the team.  This is a full time 40 hour per week position.  The position is located at PCG’s offices in Washington DC.

CDBA is managed under an administrative agreement with Partners for the Common Good (PCG). The Public Policy Manager will be an employee of PCG, but principally assigned to duties to support its work with CDBA.

Responsibilities:

  • Stay abreast of regulatory and legislative developments that affects Federal community development programs and financial services
  • Analyze regulatory proposals and policies to assess impact on the membership and the low income communities they serve
  • Participate in drafting public comment letters and testimony
  • Analyze, compile and disseminate research, data, and written materials on the industry to support education and advocacy efforts
  • Solicit input from CDBA members to formulate policy positions
  • Coordinate advocacy campaigns, including organizing annual appropriations outreach to Capitol Hill
  • Coordinate Congressional visits for spring CDBA Advocacy Day and year round meetings
  • Build, maintain and utilize database of legislative contacts and membership education and advocacy participation
  • Maintains data base on CDFI Fund program awards, as well data on impact of CDBA members
  • Responsible for researching and initial drafting “thought leadership” articles and OpEds for biweekly CDBA newsflash or external publications by CEO, Board members or other industry representatives
  • Represent CDBA among aligned community development and financial services trade and advocacy groups
  • Participate in event planning for annual conference, workshops, webinars and conference calls
  • Execute special projects and provide general support to the membership. 
  • Other duties as assigned

Requirements:

  • Passion for community development finance and improving the lives of people in underserved communities
  • 3-5 years of experience in public policy or advocacy with a particular focus on community development and/or financial services
  • Experience working on Capitol Hill is a plus.
  • Strong analytical and research skill
  • A proactive self-starter with the ability to multi-task, excellent time management and organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Strong writing skills are essential
  • Strong verbal communication, networking, relationship management, and customer skills
  • Good people skills with a strong team orientation  
  • Ability to multi-task in a fast paced environment
  • Good project management skills 
  • Bachelor’s degree required, Masters preferred
  • Experience using Salesforce customer relationship management (CRM) solutions is a plus
  • Basic computer and research skills along with familiarity with MS Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint) and the internet is a must
  • Applicants must be U.S. citizens

Compensation:

Competitive nonprofit sector salary commensurate with experience.  Collegial work environment.  Good benefits package available.

How to Apply:

Interested individuals should send a resume, cover letter, professional writing sample and three references to:  CDBA, 1444 I Street NW, Suite 201 -- or info@cdbanks.org.  NO TELEPHONE CALLS PLEASE.

Refuge Community Loan Officer Womens Opportunities Resource Center
Philadelphia, PA
Job Function: Lending/Loan Operations
Posted: January 17, 2018

Background:

The Women’s Opportunities Resource Center (WORC), a nationally recognized non-profit organization, has 26 years of experience in promoting social and economic self-sufficiency for economically disadvantaged individuals—primarily women—and their families. WORC is the first microenterprise program targeted to low-income individuals in Philadelphia and one of the oldest in the nation. It offers a unique combination of self-employment/micro-enterprise training, support services, savings programs, and access to invaluable business and financial resources. In 1993, the agency became incorporated, however, WORC’s self-employment training and lending programs originated in the mid-80s in response to a nationally-funded study that identified a significant gap between the needs of women business owners in Philadelphia and the availability of business assistance and financing resources. The Family Savings Account program was designed and launched in collaboration with the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development in the late 1990s.

WORC today provides three major programs:

  1. Self-Employment Training,
  2. Microloans,
  3. Family Savings Account Program (FSA). 

WORC is also recognized as a leader in the field of Individual Development Accounts. In 1999 and 2005, the US Department of Health and Human Services selected WORC to participate in a national demonstration program to initiate Individual Development Accounts (IDAs) for new Americans. WORC, in partnership with established agencies, developed a successful statewide Refugee IDA program to promote asset accumulation, knowledge of the American system of banking and credit, and economic independence among refugees.

As a result, WORC's client base represents more than 40 different countries. We are looking for a dedicated and experienced professional who is committed to meeting the needs of underserved markets in the Philadelphia, PA region, particularly New Americans.

Position Summary:

WORC offers a range of small business financing products ranging from $500 to $50,000 and we link customers to a comprehensive array of financial education and other services provided by WORC.  Over the next several years, WORC/ EOF is looking to expand our market base and significantly increase our loan volume and deployed capital.  The ideal candidate has existing contacts with local financial institutions, economic development and business assistance organizations, community organizations, professional associations, economic development agencies and/or small business development centers and knowledge and experience working with refugees and immigrants.  

Responsibilities:

  • Originate/package and underwrite loans in accordance with production expectations. Package and close 10 loans per quarter. Submit loans with required documents and loan officer recommendation to MMS (LiftFund) for underwriting and present loans to the loan advisory council for approval where required.
  • Identify specific markets, populations, community groups, community leaders, and reach out and educate about loan products and development services available to recruit clients.
  • Work one-on-one with entrepreneurs and business owners throughout the lending process to identify and address financing and business development needs. 
  • Provide training and technical assistance. 
  • Monitor existing ORR and Immigrant loan clients and pro-actively address clients with challenges. Work with other business clients as requested.
  • Work cross-functionally with other departments to maximize new business development and marketing efforts across the organization.
  • Attend WORC staff and program meetings
  • Perform other related duties, as assigned.

Requirements:

  • A four-year degree from an accredited university in a relevant discipline.  
  • Minimum of two years’ experience in community or economic development lending, and/or microfinance with lending institutions, government loan programs or community lenders with a solid understanding of consumer financing rules and regulations.  
  • Good public speaker with demonstrated marketing, sales, and/or community organizing skills.
  • Organized self-starter with strong analytical skills and ability to multi-task.
  • Customer service oriented, patient, flexible, with ability to accept and give constructive feedback and a sense of humor.
  • Knowledge of Philadelphia and the surrounding four counties (preferred) with willingness and ability to travel throughout the area to engage in marketing and outreach activities.
  • Ability to work some evenings and weekend days to attend meetings, seminars and events.
  • Bilingual (French, Arab, Nepali, Burmese) - a plus.

Compensation:

Salary is commensurate with experience. Benefits include: vacation, paid holidays, health and pension plan.  WORC/EOF is an equal opportunity employer and the board of directors and staff value diversity in all aspects of employment.

How to Apply:

FOR CONSIDERATION: Please send a cover letter and resume along with salary requirements to {careers@worc-pa.com}  or fax to 215-564-0933.   Resumes will be accepted until the position is filled.

 

Investment Principal Charter Impact Fund
New York, NY
Job Function: Lending/Loan Operations
Posted: January 10, 2018

Background:

The Charter Impact Fund (CIF) is on a mission to transform the way charter schools secure long-term financing, by providing them with something radically simple: access to low-cost, long-term debt. We believe that this will give more students access to the outstanding education they deserve. We are start-up social impact fund with initial funding already secured, and we aim to be investing hundreds of millions in the next two years.

Our team is comprised of mission-oriented financial experts who are committed to partnering with schools to improve educational outcomes for all students, especially those from under-served neighborhoods. 

Position Summary:

The Investment Principal (IP) will have the exciting opportunity to make an immediate impact at CIF – and on the charter school sector as a whole – as a member of its founding team. The IP will actively grow the number of schools in the CIF portfolio by leveraging their existing networks and continuously prospecting for new schools to engage. Our ideal candidate will energetically and enthusiastically approach the sometimes-ambiguous work of a startup, and contribute to building a collaborative, team-oriented culture of excellence. 

Responsibilities:

The Investment Principal will be responsible for: 

  • Team management: Manage a team of underwriters and analysts to deliver outstanding service and exceed expectations. 
  • Business development and relationship management: Actively build pipelines of prospective clients and cultivate strong relationships with charter schools, management groups, and charter support organizations. Screen the prospects against the portfolio eligibility criteria to determine the feasibility of projects. 
  • Origination: Structure and underwrite transactions and prepare for credit committee approval. Manage a dashboard to track school-related information such as location, project data, enrollment, performance, and impact. 
  • Internal system development: Partner with the senior leadership team to develop systems, policies, and procedures for developing the portfolio, including origination, lending, and reporting. 
  • Organizational excellence: Participate in strategic planning and goal-setting process. 
  • External presence development: Build the image of the Fund nationally by establishing working relationships and cooperative agreements with community groups, government entities, and nonprofit and for-profit organizations. Represent the Fund publicly by attending public events, community meetings, professional functions, and events.
  • Policy and research: Monitor proposed legislation and policy matters related to programs and services offered. Identify and support research efforts to advance programs and services. 

Requirements:

Above all, our Investment Principal should be a driven, savvy, high achieving professional with expertise in the complicated mechanics of borrowing, lending, and charter school facilities. Other qualifications and qualities include:

  • Self-starter with over five years of related professional experience in lending or finance
  • At least three years of experience managing a team 
  • Expertise in charter school facilities financing strongly preferred
  • Top notch quantitative, financial modeling, and analysis skills
  • Track record of meeting and exceeding aggressive goals
  • Driven to develop, motivate, and inspire all members of the team, particularly direct reports
  • Outstanding organizational and time management skills
  • Extraordinary communication skills
  • Ability to produce high-quality work products under tight deadlines
  • Strong customer service orientation and ability to collaborate across functional areas
  • Thrives when working in a fast-paced, evolving environment on complex, high-impact initiatives 
  • Highly detail- and team-oriented
  • High degree of integrity and authenticity
  • Travel will be required from 25-50% of the time

Compensation:

Compensation is competitive, commensurate with experience. We are proud to offer extraordinary benefits, including unlimited PTO, as well as medical coverage and a 401(k) match.

How to Apply:

Send your resume, along with a cover letter that outlines your interest in the Charter Impact Fund, to crystal@charterimpactfund.org

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