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Position Announcement: Community Facilities Loan Officer
Original message from: Ashley.Pickell@self-help.org
Self-Help in Durham, NC has an opening for a Community Facilities Loan
Officer. Please see description below.
Community Facilities Loan Officer
Self-Help is a community development lender founded in 1980 that creates
and protects ownership and economic opportunity for minority,
women-headed, rural and low-wealth families through home and small
business lending. It has provided over $5 billion in financing to help
more than 55,000 low-wealth borrowers buy homes, start and build
businesses, and strengthen community resources across the country.
Self-Help's affiliate, the Center for Responsible Lending, researches
and advocates for state and national legislation to address predatory
lending practices and policies.
Self-Help and the Center for Responsible Lending are national
organizations based out of Durham, North Carolina with 10 regional
offices in North Carolina, Washington DC, and California. Nationally and
internationally recognized as a leader in community development lending,
Self-Help is one of twelve nonprofits featured in Forces for Good: The
Six Practices of High Impact Nonprofits.
The Community Facilities Loan Officer will work with the commercial
lending team to originate loans for non-profit organizations that
further the goal of community development in low-income areas. The loan
officer will also be responsible for outreach to represent Self-Help
among community development networks, like charter schools that serve
children at risk.
Ongoing responsibilities include marketing and analyzing charter school
and other community facility loan requests, researching and preparing
loan recommendations to the Credit Committee, monitoring loans
originated, restructuring loans when appropriate.
All loan officers at Self-Help are expected to meet annual loan
production goals. This position requests frequent travel to conferences
and prospective and existing borrowers.
The ideal candidate will have a financial and/or education background
with a good understanding of balance sheet and income statement
analysis. Four years experience in education, nonprofit management, or
small business lending, assistance or management is desirable, with
preference given to candidates with two years of secured lending or
education/nonprofit administration experience.
A college degree or comparable experience is essential. An advanced
degree in business, education, planning/policy, or law can substitute
for lending experience.
Strong written and verbal communications skills are necessary. Mastery
of spreadsheet programs is required.
We have a strong interest in working with schools led by people of
color. Sensitivity to issues of low-wealth borrowers and a desire to
work in a racially and socially diverse organization are essential. And,
teamwork and an interest in the development of co-workers are important
Spanish language skills are a plus.
Competitive nonprofit salary, based on experience, plus a generous
benefits package that includes health, dental, and life insurance,
flexible spending plan, retirement plan, paid parental leave, domestic
partners policy, and a personal technology supplement.
Interested candidates should send a resume and cover letter to,
firstname.lastname@example.org (please reference position title in the
subject line of your email).
For more information, or to see more available positions, please visit
our website at www.self-help.org <http://www.self-help.org/> .
Self-Help is an equal opportunity employer.
Women and people of color are encouraged to apply.