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Director of Homeless Services - Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Raleigh

This position will help with developing the “Oak City Center,” a multi-services center for the homeless in Raleigh.  Additionally, the position will consult with the other seven regional offices of Catholic Charities in the eastern half of NC to develop services and/or collaborations for services for people experiencing homelessness in these regions.  After the Oak City Center in Raleigh opens, this person will supervise the Director of this multi-services center and continue to develop services in the other Catholic Charities regions.

Required Qualifications:

Master’s Degree in Human Services field, with M.S.W. preferred. Minimum of 5 years of experience in management of human services including budgeting and financial management.  Experience working with culturally diverse populations; writing and management of grants experience with preference for experience with HUD grants.

Preferred Skills:

Negotiation, fund raising, planning, experience leading collaborations; knowledge of or experience providing homeless services; organization and ability to manage multiple tasks and supervision skills.

For more information about this position, please visit our website at http://www.catholiccharitiesraleigh.org/careers.

How to Apply

Send resume AND cover letter supporting these qualifications to:

Elke Kent, Catholic Charities
3000 Highwoods Blvd., Suite 128
Raleigh, NC  27604-1027

 or email elke.kent@raldioc.org

 


Community Integration Expert/Liaison

Group: Policy, Planning and Technology

Reports To: Director of Policy, Planning and Technology

Main Objectives:     Oversees and initiates strategies and programs to ensure the placement of clients with disabilities into community living arrangements to meet the state’s Olmstead Agreement or to comply with similar mandates.

Essential Functions:

1.      Serves as primary liaison between the Agency and the Department of Health and Human Services for the Transitions to Community Living Initiative and the Olmstead Agreement with the Department of Justice; provides status updates on activities to the Agency’s Leadership Team and the Board of Directors; may represent the Agency to the General Assembly and Governor’s Office.

2.      Engages with all levels of staff at MCOs/LMEs across the state to monitor client caseload eligible under the state’s Olmstead Agreement and ensures appropriate progress is made in housing clients at a rate to ensure success with the 2020 objective; identifies obstacles and challenges to client placements throughout the system.

3.      Provides assistance and problem solving to all the partners working collaboratively to provide successful placement of clients in community living arrangements, in particular troubleshooting with project owners, management companies, and supportive service providers to overcome barriers to successful tenancy.

4.      Coordinates the use and improvement of information systems by the Agency and its partners to identify available apartments for clients eligible for community living; tracks the turnover of apartments in existing developments that are covered by Targeting Plans; forecasts the availability of apartments in new developments that are covered by Targeting Plans; ensures that MCO/LME and DHHS staff have reliable information on all apartments covered by Targeting Plans that are, or will be, available for clients.

            5.    Creates reports on a range of metrics to ensure that all partners in the Transitions to Community Living Initiative are knowledgeable about progress being achieved and challenges that require special attention; conducts meetings with a wide range of partners to foster better understanding and cooperation.

            6.        Works to create new housing opportunities for clients with disabilities by expanding creative partnerships with nonprofit and for profit entities including PHAs, CDCs, CAAs, and members of the Apartment Association of NC; designs new linkages to federal, state, or local rent subsidy programs.

Additional Work Duties: Other duties as assigned.

Education and Experience:  Bachelor’s degree in social work, public administration, or a related human service field; Master’s preferred, and five years’ experience in supportive housing programs or affordable housing programs that are targeted to persons with disabilities.  A equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:  Strong verbal and written communication and problem solving abilities.  Thorough knowledge of affordable rental housing programs that are offered by HUD, USDA, and NCHFA.  Understanding of supportive housing for adults with disabilities and the ability to translate the concept into action.  Ability to interpret Federal and State laws and administrative rules governing housing programs including Landlord, Tenant, and Fair Housing Law.  Working understanding of database programs and an ability to use information systems for tracking and researching.  Report writing and project management skills are needed.  Ability to travel across the state regularly with some overnight trips necessary.

To apply: http://www.nchfa.com/Applications/HR_Jobs_Online/HR_Job_Info.aspx?JobID=119

 

 

CAHEC Underwriting Internship (Raleigh, NC)

The Acquisitions Department of Community Affordable Housing Equity Corporation (CAHEC) is currently seeking candidates for a paid internship. Applicants should be available to work full-time during the summer and part-time (8-12 hours per week) during the 2016-2017 school year.

CAHEC is a non-profit tax-credit syndicator based in Raleigh, NC, with the mission to provide communities with affordable housing and opportunities for growth and revitalization by investing in qualified tax credit products. We envision sustainable communities offering housing and life-changing opportunities to their residents.

The intern will assist with all aspects of underwriting Low Income Housing Tax Credit investments, Historic Tax Credit investments, and New Markets Tax Credit investments. Typical duties include financial modeling, market research, due diligence reviews, assisting with the annual New Markets Tax Credit application, and preparation of letters and reports. The intern will also have the opportunity to visit local sites and attend meetings with investors and developers. This is a wonderful opportunity for students interested in affordable housing development and finance.

It is preferable that the intern is enrolled in or has completed coursework focusing on affordable housing and real estate finance or has community development finance or affordable housing work experience.

Interested students should submit a resume, cover letter, and employment application to CAHEC’s Human Resources Department at humanresources@cahec.com by February 29, 2016.

The employment application may be downloaded from the following link:
http://www.cahec.com/pdf/employment/application.pdf

 


Fair Housing Testers

Do you have a commitment to civil rights, a flexible schedule, and an interest in playing a vital role in ensuring equal housing opportunities are provided to all?  If so, you may be interested in becoming a tester for the Fair Housing Project of the Legal of North Carolina(LANC).

To become a tester, you must attend a training workshop where you will about fair housing law and how to conduct a fair housing test. LANC will provide you with training materials before you are sent on a testing assignment. Testers are paid for attending the training, and are given a stipend and reimbursed for their mileage when conducting tests.

If you would like to apply or have questions,  please email Jennifer Lozano at jenniferl@legalaidnc.org or call 919.861.1885.

 

 

Program Coordinator, Emergency Overnight Services

Full-time, Non-Exempt

Job Summary: Oversees the admittance, safety and general welfare of clients seeking Emergency Overnight services. Supervises Emergency Overnight Staff.

Job Duties & Responsibilities:

· Must be able to work 3pm-11pm Monday through Friday. Occasionally needed to work extended hours to ensure shelter coverage.

· Supervises intake process and completes intake documents. Enters information into HMIS database and generates daily/monthly reports.

· Assists guests with acclimating to a communal living environment by responding appropriately to their spiritual, physical and emotional needs.

· Responds to physical needs of guests by distributing toiletries, hospital scrubs and ensures that each guest receives a shower.

· Refers guests to appropriate community medical, emotional, economic and social support organizations; assists the guests in obtaining such services.

· Maintains and monitors the EOS dorm and guests. Escorts guests to meals and supervises guests during meals. Ensures adherence to rules.

· Responds appropriately to phone calls and takes messages, if necessary. Makes referrals for alternative shelters, programs and resources as needed.

· Facilitates individual and group Bible studies and devotions when needed.

· Offers hope and encouragement to guests. Provides crisis counseling as needed.

· Contributes to the efficiency and effectiveness of the Mission’s service to its guests by offering suggestions.

· Assists volunteers.

· Coordinates White Flag events, including the scheduling and coordination of staff.

· Supervises Emergency Overnight Services staff and assists them in planning and carrying out the Mission’s goals. Ensures that the responsibilities and accountabilities of all direct subordinates are defined and understood.

Job Skills & Requirements

Raleigh Rescue Mission considers every position one of Christian ministry and every person a vital and valued part of our team. Therefore, it is essential that all employees of RRM have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ and subscribe to our Statement of Faith and Core Values.

· High school diploma required. Associate’s Degree in human services or related field, or equivalent experience preferred.

· At least one year experience working in a shelter environment. Personal experience with homelessness or working with the homeless population preferred.

· Church ministry experience preferred.

· Knowledge of:

§Internal and external barriers that homeless people face

§Public and private social services providers within the community and community resources and programs available to residents

§De-escalation, crisis intervention and conflict resolution techniques

· Ability to:

§Utilize appropriate community resources

§Use initiative and independent judgment within established procedural guidelines; organize own work, set priorities and meet deadlines

§Handle crisis situations and tolerate stressful situations

§Maintain confidentiality

§Communicate effectively

§Work with EOS guests, staff and volunteers in a cooperative manner.

§Interact conscientiously and consistently in a clear non-judgmental manner

· Basic computer skills necessary to perform tasks such as sending email, writing reports, managing employee timekeeping and entering data. Proficiency in MS Office applications.

Qualified candidates can apply by emailing a resume and cover letter to jobs@raleighrescue.org. Please reference "EOS Program Coordinator" in the subject line of the email. All applicants must meet the minimum job qualifications in order to be considered for employment. For more information about our organization, go to www.raleighrescue.org.

 

 

Wake Habitat Home Preservation Site Supervisor – Temporary Position

Department: Construction Department

Location: Habitat for Humanity of Wake County Construction Office

Supervisor: VP, Construction

SUMMARY:

Home Preservation Site Supervisor is responsible for overseeing the Habitat Wake work site to make sure general volunteers and Family Partners are working in accordance to the standards set by Habitat Wake. The Home Preservation Site Supervisor is also responsible for overseeing the on-site AmeriCorps and Crew Leaders. This is a temporary position, including weekend work, Saturdays and occasionally Sundays for about 2-3 months. The Site Supervisor will likely spend an average of five days per week (40 hour work week with 8 hours days) on site ensuring the implementation of Home Preservation, compliance of all regulations for AmeriCorps and Habitat for Humanity and improving customer service while protecting the organization’s brand.

WORK PERFORMED

  • Work with Home Preservation Program Manager, determine scope of work and materials needed to implement and successfully complete approximately 40 Home Preservation projects per year.
  • Maintain the quality of the Habitat Wake volunteer experience by providing orientation, leading volunteers when necessary and providing training and demos on the Home Preservation site to ensure that all work is completed to HFHWC standards.
  • Monitor Home Preservation sites for safety compliance and ensure safety protocols and procedures are followed. Site Supervisor will model safety procedures on site.
  • Maintain ongoing tracking and filing systems for documenting all pertinent information related to Home Preservation projects including site paperwork, assessments and volunteer sign-in sheets.
  • Pick-up and order supplies as needed from Lowes in addition to inventory of supplies in the van and warehouse.
  • Drive to and from sites with the HFH van to drop off and pick up supplies as needed and ensure compliance with all HFH rules and Wake County laws. Help set up sites at the beginning of the site and break down sites at the end of the day.
  • Collect program evaluations from sites to make sure contacts are happy with the projects and program as a whole.
  • Work focuses on existing home repairs, remodels, and weatherization.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

·         Effective management of people, time, and resources, preferably within large groups, and across a number of job sites simultaneously.

·         Multi-tasking of coordination, scheduling, supervision, and teaching.

·         Construction related experience, involving all aspects (e.g. carpentry, foundations, siding, roofing, skilled trades, finishing, painting etc.)

·         Knowledge and understanding of current historical district requirements, North Carolina Building Code, and all other relevant Wake County municipalities’ codes, with ability to interpret and explain to novices.

·         Leadership in supervisory role, and willingness to take initiative.

·         Strong decision making abilities to accomplish tasks quickly and efficiently.

·         Critical thinking and troubleshooting.  Working in an ever-changing environment where there is a need to encounter problems head-on and to resolve them with creative solutions.

·         Coordination of sub-contractors & vendors

·         Ability to manage multiple jobs at once.

·         Business skills/maintenance of finances.  Adherence to Habitat Wake budgeting, job-costing, and coding of invoices.

·         Communication: in-house (with other Habitat Wake staff in meetings, e-mail updates, etc.), out-of-house (e-mail updates, faxes, phone, in person, etc.).  Includes excellent oral, written, and illustrative skills.

·         Awareness of social/community issues (e.g. poverty, affordable housing, community service, urban redevelopment)

·         Diversity training/experience.  Working in an environment with people of varying ethnicities, religions, socio-economic backgrounds.

·         Safety/First-Aid training for emergencies on-site.

·         Attention to detail and overall quality control.

·         Technology skills with computers, faxes, phones, photocopiers, calculators, etc.

·         Current driver’s license and vehicle.  Helpful if experienced in operating heavy machinery.

·         Flexibility to work evening and weekend hours as needed for meetings and projects.

·         Ability to establish and maintain excellent working relationships with manager, co-workers, and other Habitat Wake staff.  Ability to work as part of a functionally diverse team.

·         Ability to create, sustain, and grow relationships with Habitat homeowners to instill the skills, knowledge, and pride required for successful homeownership, dynamic neighborhoods, and an enduring commitment to Habitat.

·         Demonstrated skill in professionally representing oneself at all times.

MINIMUM EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:

  • BA degree and/or 2-5 years of relevant experience in the non-profit/design/construction sector.
  • Excellent project management, leadership and interpersonal skills, as well as the ability to work independently.
  • Interest in community development/community service.
  • Creative problem solving skills

COMPENSATION:

Compensation will be negotiated within Habitat Wake’s overall compensation structure commensurate with a Superintendent level position. Health and retirement benefits included.

APPLICATION PROCESS:

·         If interested in this position, please send a cover letter and resume to: edmundo.yanez@habitatwake.org

NOTE:

We are an equal opportunity employer. Applications are considered for positions without regard to veteran status, uniformed service member status, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, genetic information or any other category protected by applicable federal, state or local laws.

THIS COMPANY IS AN AT-WILL EMPLOYER AS ALLOWED BY APPLICABLE STATE LAW. THIS MEANS THAT REGARDLESS OF ANY PROVISION IN THIS APPLICATION, IF HIRED, THE COMPANY OR I MAY TERMINATE THE EMPLOYMENT RELATIONSHIP AT ANY TIME, FOR ANY REASON, WITH OR WITHOUT CAUSE OR NOTICE.

 

 

Diocesan Residential Housing Director

The nonprofit Catholic Diocese of Charlotte Housing Corporation seeks an experienced housing professional for the promotion, development, maintenance, and operation of diocesan-owned or partnered affordable and market rate housing facilities and the provision of accompanying social services for seniors, families, and individuals with special needs.  See website for job description:  http://www.charlottediocese.org/ministries-a-departments/housing

Cover letter and resume must be submitted electronically by 5 p.m. on Friday, February 12, 2016 to: JVWidelski@charlottediocese.org  No telephone calls, please. 

 

 

 

Executive Director - Urban Ministries of Durham

Urban Ministries of Durham is recognized as the community’s key, nonsectarian safety net for homeless individuals and families in Durham County. More than 6,000 people a year are served through its shelter, a café serving three meals a day to anyone in need, and a food pantry and clothing closet. UMD has a staff of 40 and a $1.85 million budget. During the last five years, UMD has transformed its services from providing basic needs to a dynamic system of support that moves its qualifying clients into more permanent housing as quickly as possible. The Board of Directors has opened the search for an Executive Director who will continue to keep the organization on the leading edge of service delivery and community collaboration. UMD’s next leader must have strong leadership and management skills, be an excellent planner, and a successful fundraiser with a passion for the work and the people it serves. Learn more at http://www.mossandross.com/active-job-searches/.

 

 

Policy Associate Counsel – Center for Responsible Lending

Position Announcement: November 16, 2015

As part of the North Carolina Policy Team, the Policy Associate/Counsel will serve as CRL's primary representative to state government officials and policymakers in North Carolina. The Policy Associate/Counsel will also work closely with allied organizations in North Carolina and help develop new relationships through the Coalition for Responsible Lending, which is housed at CRL.

Essential Responsibilities

  • Represent CRL in the North Carolina General Assembly.
  • Able to represent CRL effectively with legislators, executive branch officials and other policymakers in North Carolina.
  • Develop legislative strategies to promote and protect consumer protections in lending.
  • Strong communications skills, both oral and written, and ability to give presentations to a wide range of audiences.
  • Working knowledge of the legislative and regulatory process.
  • Some travel required, mostly within North Carolina.

Minimum Qualifications

  • At least 1-2 years legislative experience.
  • Two years in a policy-related field required, 3-5 years preferred.
  • Strong interpersonal and communications skills.
  • Ability to work in a diverse and fast-moving environment.
  • Experience in legislative drafting, policy advocacy, and/or with regulatory or enforcement agencies.
  • Self-starter able to initiate and manage multiple projects.

Desired Qualifications

  • Advanced degree in policy-related field or law preferred
  • Understanding of the financial services market preferred

Physical Requirements

  • Frequently requires use of manual dexterity and repetitive motions, primarily with the wrists, hands, and/or fingers. Must be able to occasionally lift and exert force of up to 10 pounds.

Compensation

Competitive nonprofit salary, based on experience, plus a generous benefits package.

Application

To apply, send resume and cover letter, describing why you are a fit for this position, to hiringmanager@self-help.org. Please include the position title as the subject. The position will remain posted until filled.

The Organization

The Center for Responsible Lending is a nonprofit, nonpartisan research and policy organization dedicated to protecting homeownership and family wealth by working to eliminate abusive financial practices. CRL provides research and technical policy expertise to help policymakers evaluate consumer protection options and wealth-building opportunities. We educate consumers and the media about predatory lending issues, work with local and national coalitions to push for change, and take part in selected legal cases to advance consumer protections. CRL's work has helped lead to major changes in lending practices, saving families over $2 billion annually. For more information, go to www.responsiblelending.org.

Self-Help, CRL's affiliate, 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. Self-Help has provided $6 billion in financing to 70,000 homebuyers, small businesses and nonprofit organizations and serves more than 80,000 mostly low-income families through 30 retail credit union branches in North Carolina, California, and Chicago.

The Center for Responsible Lending is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all persons regardless of race, color, class, age, religion, disability that can be accommodated, marital status, ancestry, nationality, family status or sexual orientation.

 

 

Executive Director – Greater Mount Airy Area Habitat for Humanity

Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Executive Director is responsible for promoting the overall vision and direction of the Greater Mount Airy Area Habitat for Humanity (GMAAHFH) and ensuring its ability to increasingly serve families in need of simple, decent, affordable housing. The Executive Director is a non-voting member of the Board and Executive Committee and an ad hoc member of all other committees. As the “face” of GMAAHFH, the Executive Director must be a strong advocate for the Habitat mission and aggressively pursue the long-term goals established by the Board. Major responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

Affiliate Management, Administration and Oversight:

  • Oversees and manages all Affiliate operations, including office/administrative functions, construction activities, family services activities, volunteer recruitment, fund raising and retail operations (Habitat ReStore).
  • Recommends to the Board changes to Affiliate policies and procedures, and by-laws for effective and economical operation of the affiliate.
  • Implements policies, procedures and directives adopted by the Board.
  • Oversees the protection and maintenance of the Affiliate's assets.
  • Carries chief staff responsibility and ensures that legal obligations of the organization are met in a timely manner and in accordance with applicable law, legal obligations of the Affiliate the Habitat for Humanity International Core Tenet and Quality Assurance Guidelines.
  • Reports all aspects of the Affiliate to the Board.
  • Actively participate in all standing committee meetings. Assist with operational planning and coordinate communication among the various committees.
  • Hire, supervise, and evaluate subordinate staff.
  • Collaborate on various public relations initiatives. Review and contribute to our newsletter.

Resource Development:

  • Foster and maintain healthy relationships with major donors and house sponsors, including regular follow-up with current sponsors. Also, work to expand the number of corporations and organizations who actively support Habitat.
  • Coordinate and support special events to develop donor relations.
  • Grant preparation and identifying opportunities to partner with like-minded organizations on major projects.
  • Maintain effective communication with Habitat for Humanity of North Carolina (HFHNC) and Habitat for Humanity International (HFHI) to ensure participation in all state and international programs.
  • Recognize that volunteers are a critical resource; support and expand the existing volunteer base.

Community and Government Relations:

  • Be proactive in cultivating relationships with other community not-for-profit organizations.
  • Seek opportunities to partner on projects that would have a major impact on a neighborhood.
  • Develop and maintain positive relationships with representatives of government agencies.
  • Become recognized as the “face” of GMAAHFH, advocating for cooperative action to address the needs of low-income families.

Executive Director – Qualifications

Required Qualifications:

  • Leadership experience in planning and delegating, supervising staff, and building partnerships. Experience in raising money for a nonprofit organization is a must.
  • Hands-on experience in finance including budget development, preparation of financial reports with analysis, and ensuring staff accountability for financial performance.
  • Highly motivated and results oriented.
  • Excellent written, oral, and group presentation skills.
  • A deep understanding of, and enthusiasm for, the mission of Habitat for Humanity.
  • Bachelor’s degree or commensurate experience with a record of accomplishment.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of the construction industry and mortgage business is desired.
  • Three years of managerial experience
  • Fundraising and grant writing experience
  • Familiarity with major gift and planned giving campaigns and programs
  • Experience developing community partnerships
  • Experience with Habitat for Humanity

Compensation: Competitive salary and benefits will be based on qualification and experience.

The Greater Mount Airy Area Habitat for Humanity is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. We seek to employ and assign the best qualified personnel for all of our positions in a manner that does not unlawfully discriminate against any person because of race, color, religion, gender, marital status, age, national origin, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, veteran/reserve and National Guard status, or any other status or characteristic protected by law.

Please send resume and cover letter to: employment@mountairyhabitat.org

 

 

Executive Director - Asheville Area Habitat for Humanity

Asheville Area Habitat for Humanity is seeking an Executive Director. This individual will be responsible for the successful leadership and management of Asheville Area Habitat for Humanity according to the strategic direction set by the Board of Directors and Habitat for Humanity International. The AAHH Executive Director will build upon a strong foundation of more than 30 years of affiliate success, while bringing his or her personal vision, passion, and commitment to the Habitat mission to the Asheville community. For complete job description including principal activities and requirements, please click here. Salary compensation based on education and experience. Excellent employee benefits package. Please submit resume with cover letter to jobs@ashevillehabitat.org. No phone calls or walk-ins accepted. EOE.

 

 

Executive Director, Virginia Housing Alliance, Richmond, VA

Background

In 2014, the Virginia Housing Coalition and the Virginia Coalition to End Homelessness, voted to explore the feasibility of a merger. In November 2014, a Merger Study Committee embarked on a year-long process for completing a merger leading to the formation of the Virginia Housing Alliance effective January 1, 2016.

Together, both organizations have over 65 years of supporting affordable housing opportunities and reducing homelessness in Virginia by influencing and developing public policy, providing technical assistance, education, training and research in addressing the needs of people experiencing homelessness and households with low and moderate income. By merging these two organizations, the Virginia Housing Alliance will have greater impact on policy decisions and resources for housing and homelessness at the state and federal level, as well as increasing awareness in the community of the need for and benefit of affordable housing. As a combined organization, it will also be able to achieve greater operating efficiency and further enhance its sustainability.

The Organization

VHA is governed by a 17-member Board of Directors comprised of representatives of nonprofit housing and homeless service organizations, local governments, public housing authorities, corporations, financial institutions, and individuals who have demonstrated a commitment to this work. VHA works closely with its Leadership Council, a non-governing group that provides guidance and support to the staff and board in advocating for affordable housing. The Leadership Council allows VHA to draw upon the expertise and knowledge of a wide range of stakeholders  in meeting the challenges of providing affordable housing for the Commonwealth of Virginia.

The organization's annual operating budget is approximately $750,000. Current staffing includes a total of five employees and two on-site AmeriCorps VISTA members.

The Position

The Executive Director reports to the Board of Directors. He/she is responsible for managing the organization, the Board of Directors and Leadership Council; furthering its mission; ensuring its goals, objectives, programs and projects are accomplished; ensuring organizational sustainability through financial management and fundraising activities including membership engagement and expansion. The Executive Director is also responsible for executing a marketing/communication strategic plan to enhance VHA's messaging and brand to a broader audience within the State, and advocating for policies and resources to help its partners increase housing options and end homelessness in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

Salary and benefits will be competitive with the industry and commensurate with experience. VHA is an equal opportunity employer.

For more information, click here.

To apply, e-mail resume, cover letter and salary requirements to: guisearch(a),gmail.com. For all other inquiries please contact: Alice Tousignant (alice@vceh.org)


 

 

Bilingual Mortgage Adviser – Self-Help

Durham, NC

The Organization:

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 $6 billion in financing to help more than 74,000 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 regional offices in North Carolina, Washington DC, Illinois, 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.

Position Description:

The Mortgage Loss Mitigation Team at Self-Help works with delinquent borrowers to help them retain ownership of their homes and reduce losses for the Credit Union.  The Mortgage Adviser will provide case management services to delinquent borrowers in order to achieve the aforementioned goals.

Essential  Responsibilities:

·         Provide case management services to delinquent mortgage borrowers including analysis of borrower’s financial situation, budgeting, explanation of mortgage terms and options, analysis of collateral value, review of eligibility for any local or state assistance and general assistance with access to community resources.

·         Assist delinquent mortgage borrowers in applying for workout options.

·         Conduct site visits with borrowers across Eastern North Carolina on an as needed basis.  Site visits to include borrower and collateral assessment.  This position requires approximately 20% travel.

·         Maintain detailed case notes including assessment of borrower and next action steps.

·         Prepare for and participate in mandatory case management meetings, trainings, etc.

·         Maintain communication with all clients under management; frequency of contact will be determined by severity of situation.

Minimum Qualifications:

·         Written and oral fluency in both Spanish and English

·         Associate’s Degree

·         Strong attention to detail and highly organized

·         Ability to react quickly to changing circumstances

·         Ability to identify appropriate community resources for clients on the fly

·         Team player with an adaptive and flexible personality

·         Excellent people skills and eagerness to work with people from varied socio-economic, racial and ethnic backgrounds.  Self-Help’s employees and customers are representative of all the diversity to be found in society.

·         Sensitivity to the issues facing low-income populations

·         Proficiency using MS Word, Excel, and Outlook and the ability to learn new software systems

Desired Qualifications:

·         Bachelor’s Degree

·         Prior mortgage or finance experience

·         Understanding of loss mitigation and/or mortgage delinquency concepts

Physical Requirements:

Frequently requires use of manual dexterity and repetitive motions, primarily with the wrists, hands, and/or fingers.  Must be able to occasionally lift and exert force of up to 10 pounds.

Compensation: 

Competitive nonprofit salary, based on experience, plus a generous benefits package.

Application:

To apply, send resume and cover letter, describing why you are a fit for this position, to hiringmanager@self-help.org. Please include the position title as the subject.  The position will remain posted until filled.

Self-Help is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all persons regardless of race, color, class, age, religion, disability that can be accommodated, marital status, ancestry, nationality, family status or sexual orientation.

 

 

Mortgage Loss Mitigation Associate – Self Help

Location: Durham, NC

The Organization:

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 $6 billion in financing to help more than 75,000 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 regional offices in North Carolina, Washington DC, Chicago, 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.

Position Description:

The Mortgage Loss Mitigation Team at Self-Help works with delinquent mortgage borrowers in order to help them retain ownership of their homes and reduce losses for the Credit Union.  The Associate will support the work of the team which has multiple employees across multiple jurisdictions by managing loss mitigation hotline calls, building and maintaining loss mitigation files and providing administrative support to the team.  The ideal candidate will build bridges between our member-borrowers and the loss mitigation and other Self-Help teams serving them. This position is located in Durham.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Answer loss mitigation hotline calls and respond to requests for information.
  • Create a Loss Mitigation file from the Loss Mitigation package delivered by either the member or team members (Mortgage Advisers).
  • Pull all appropriate historic loan documentation (Note, Deed of Trust) and compile a comprehensive file including payment history and system notes.
  • Order property valuations and Credit Report(s).
  • Call borrower to request missing information on Loss Mitigation packages (if needed) as well as to inform them of the status of a pending request and our process.
  • Acknowledge all received Loss Mitigation packages by mail and request additional information if necessary.
  • Create appropriate workout documents, e.g. mod docs and repayment plan agreements, for approved files.
  • Order property inspections.
  • Note electronic database at every step of the process.
  • Create and file site visit files for borrower home visits.
  • Accompany Mortgage Advisors on home visits as needed (periodic overnight travel may be required).
  • Other administrative tasks including managing CFPB timelines, sending workout denial letters, etc.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to effectively plan, organize and prioritize work.
  • Strong communication skills, particularly over the telephone.
  • Computer proficiency with Microsoft Office. 
  • Fluency in English and Spanish

Desired Qualifications:

  • Some college coursework
  • Two years’ mortgage loss mitigation, processing or other related financial experience
  • Experience with Share One New Solutions

Physical Requirements:

Frequently requires use of manual dexterity and repetitive motions, primarily with the wrists, hands, and/or fingers.  Must be able to occasionally lift and exert force of up to 10 pounds.

Compensation: 

Competitive nonprofit salary, based on experience, plus a generous benefits package.

Application:

To apply, send resume and cover letter, describing why you are a fit for this position, to hiringmanager@self-help.org. Please include the position title as the subject. The position will remain posted until filled.

Self-Help is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all persons regardless of race, color, class, age, religion, disability that can be accommodated, marital status, ancestry, nationality, family status or sexual orientation.

 

 

Asset Manager 2 or 3 (SunTrust Community Capital) - Atlanta

W415267

Responsible for monitoring, reporting and servicing a wide variety of equity investments through partnerships with real estate developers/investors. Credit exposure managed includes equity investments that primarily utilize the low income housing tax credit(LIHTC) program that seeks to stimulate private development of multi-family housing. Responsible for appropriately managing credit, operational, and other risks in an assigned portfolio; calling on clients and properties; and cross selling bank services to customers to create multi-faceted, full banking relationships.

Manages the condition and performance of real estate developers and investors' investments to ensure ongoing profitability and complete conformity with credit terms, bank documentation and system requirements. Monitors/audits all aspects of investment performance and client management associated with assigned portfolio of clients and prospects including annual financial analysis, risk evaluation, management report preparation, and requests for credit approval.

Analyzes relationships to determine the ability of clients and prospects to qualify for existing and future borrowing requirements. Makes recommendations as to whether the investments should be modified or restructured. The assigned credit portfolio is typically composed of complex partnerships structures with mid-level to large individual client exposures and with moderate to large aggregate portfolio exposures.

Basic Requirements:

• Education: Bachelor's degree in Business, Finance, Accounting or equivalent combination of education and work related experience

• Experience: 5 or more years of experience as a commercial relationship banker or with a commercial real estate team. Specific experience with tax credit investments. HCCP or equivalent certification

• Knowledge/skills: Demonstrated effective verbal and written communication skills for purpose of recommending, presenting, and negotiating with both internal decision makers, (managers or credit officers) and with external clients/prospects and their representatives

• Proficient with Microsoft Office (Excel, Work, PowerPoint)

• Basic knowledge of real estate loan underwriting principles and real estate property evaluation

Preferred Requirements:

• Education: Graduate of Commercial Training Program or equivalent experience in commercial sale or service

• Experience: 5 or more years experience with commercial credit analysis

Please email resume to Nicole Rollins – Nicole.rollins@suntrust.com

https://cre.suntrustrh.com/real-estate-solutions/suntrust-community-capital

 

 

Commercial RE Portfolio Specialist 3 or 4 (SunTrust Community Capital) - Atlanta, Charlotte or Washington DC

W416141

Provides a wide range of credit and sales support services to CRE SunTrust Community Capital Relationship Managers including: identification of cross sales opportunities, preparation of credit approval packages, annual reviews, renewals of complex credits, credit and non-credit proposals, coordination of loan closings and non-credit account set-ups. Serves as a secondary contact on client relationships. Coordinates credit and loan portfolio administration support for several CRE STCC Relationship Managers. Reports to CRE STCC PS Team Lead. Must demonstrate the ability to successfully manage complex portfolios. Typically has responsibility for complex credit and sales support in a large market. Trains or coaches other Portfolio Specialists.

Portfolio Specialist 3

Basic Qualifications:

•4 years prior experience in commercial banking or commercial credit role OR 3 years commercial portfolio management.

Preferred Qualifications:

•Graduate of a Commercial training program OR prior experience on a

Commercial Real Estate banking team as a commercial banker or underwriter.

•Experience underwriting affordable housing multifamily properties.

•College degree in Business, Finance or Accounting.

•Prior supervisory experience.

Portfolio Specialist 4

Basic Qualifications:

•7 years prior experience in commercial banking or commercial credit role OR 6 years commercial portfolio management.

Preferred Qualifications:

•Graduate of a Commercial training program OR prior experience on a commercial banking team as a Commercial Real Estate banker or underwriter.

•Experience underwriting affordable housing multifamily properties.

•College degree in Business, Finance or Accounting.

•Prior supervisory experience.

Please email resume to Nicole Rollins – Nicole.rollins@suntrust.com

https://cre.suntrustrh.com/real-estate-solutions/suntrust-community-capital

 

 

Self-Help Database, Deposit and Reporting Associate

Location: Durham, NC

The Organization:

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 $6 billion in financing to help more than 100,000 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 regional offices in North Carolina, Washington DC, Chicago, 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.

Position Description:

The Associate will focus on database administration, deposit management/tracking, and report writing for Self-Help’s Development, Policy and Impact team that raises and reports on millions of dollars of grants, loans, deposits and investments each year.

Essential Responsibilities:

•    Database and Technology
o    Maintain and improve fundraising management and CRM systems, including SalesForce database, to capture and report on fundraising (grants, deposits, debt and equity) goals and opportunities
o    Use Excel and SQL to manage and analyze loan and other data, customize applications and build reports, dashboards and workflows to provide accurate data for reporting and impact analysis projects
o    Respond to data requests from throughout the organization by helping requesters understand their needs and options, framing queries, pulling data, sharing reports in a compelling format and storing reports of generic interest
o    Provide backup programming for creating reports in SSRS and running SSIS packages
o    Develop and manage SharePoint team site
o    Provide support to team members on Office 365 and SharePoint application
o    Assist with training and be first line for user questions on computer applications

•    Funder Reporting and Other Development Support
o    Assemble diverse types of information (loan data, financial information and program updates) for 100-150 funder reports annually
o    Provide back office service and outreach follow-up for raising mission supportive deposits
o    Provide comprehensive reporting on federal Neighborhood Stabilization Program
o    Provide compliance and geographic screening on federal New Markets Tax Credit Program
o    Work with auditors on A-133 and reconciliation of SalesForce and general ledger
o    Research institutional donor and investor prospects

Minimum Qualifications:

•    Bachelor's degree or equivalent combination of education and experience.
•    Knowledge of administrative procedures and systems such as managing files and records, and designing forms
•    Ability to effectively plan, organize and prioritize multiple tasks and/or projects to meet deadlines.
•    Passion for organizing information and work flows
•    Accuracy and keen attention to detail with grasp of complex programs
•    Proficient with Word and Excel
•    Good writer/editor
•    Comfortable with numbers
•    Excellent interpersonal skills:  flexible and team player

Desired Qualifications:

•    One plus years of relevant work experience
•    Familiarity with SalesForce, SharePoint, Office 365, SQL & GIS software preferred
•    Ability to adapt to change with excellent problem solving skills
•    Desire to work in a diverse and team-oriented environment
•    Interest in social justice and consumer advocacy preferred

Physical Requirements:

Frequently requires use of manual dexterity and repetitive motions, primarily with the wrists, hands, and/or fingers.  Must be able to occasionally lift and exert force of up to 10 pounds.

Compensation: 

Competitive nonprofit salary, based on experience, plus a generous benefits package.

Application:

To apply, send resume and cover letter, describing why you would like and are a fit for this position, to hiringmanager@self-help.org. Please include the position title as the subject.  Applications will be considered until the position is filled.

Self-Help is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all persons regardless of race, color, class, age, religion, disability that can be accommodated, marital status, ancestry, nationality, family status or sexual orientation.

 

 

Journey Tech/LIFT Clinical Case Manager

Schedule: Full Time, Mon-Fri, Evenings and Weekends as Needed

Reports to: Clinical Director

Position Overview: The Clinical Case Manager is primarily responsible for managing a caseload of individual adult clients who are experiencing homelessness and are residing in the emergency shelter. The Journey Tech/LIFT client group consists of clients who tend to have had more than one episode of homelessness, need assistance with employment income to end their homelessness but have moderate to severe barriers towards securing employment. These barriers include but are not limited to: poor work history, lack of current job skills, criminal record, health and health conditions that do not meet criteria for Social Security Disability, decreased confidence and self-esteem, mental, emotional, behavioral, and addictive disorders, as well as other systemic barriers.

The Clinical Case Manager will meet individually and in groups with assigned clients to conduct bio/psycho/social assessment and diagnosis as appropriate, create individualized plans, and plan interventions that will enhance client functioning, increase employability and client motivation, encourage life skills, and ultimately lead to a permanent housing exit from UMD. The Clinical Case Manger may also provide task supervision to a social work intern in order to expose social work students to methods of helping this client population and to increase the case management capacity of the program. This will be done under the overall clinical supervision of the clinical director. The specific client population for this position is subject to change based on the needs of the organization but will generally deal with clients who are homeless or formerly homeless.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
• Requires a MSW or other Master's degree in a related human service field, Licensed at the Associate level or Full Licensure (LCSWA/LCSW, LPCA/LPC etc.)

• Ability to build rapport with clients from all walks of life and backgrounds while setting appropriate boundaries and limits and while holding clients to a high standard of accountability.

• Ability to provide assessment and diagnosis of mental health needs, general assessment of health needs, literacy and job skill needs, and assess for other client barriers; once assessment is complete ability to consult with clinical director, other agency staff, and community resources as needed to assist the client

• Knowledge of Federal, State, and Local programs available to assist people with low or no income, with workforce development and employment, health and mental health needs, and other client barriers; Willingness to continue to learn about new programs and educate other UMD staff about programs

• Knowledge of Housing First principals, Basic understanding of HUD structures and concepts, Ability to critically analyze the roots of homelessness and the systems and resources needed to intervene in homelessness

• Ability to motivate and encourage clients with decreased confidence, decreased self-esteem, and feelings of being overwhelmed with their life circumstances; Knowledge of Motivational Interviewing, CBT, DBT, and other psychotherapeutic techniques

Position Duties and Responsibilities:
• Orient new clients to the purpose of the Journey Track, the rules and expectations of the track and serve as the primary point person for the client during their shelter stay; Coordinate with any interns working with track to ensure streamlined case management delivery to the track clients

• Conduct comprehensive assessment of bio/psycho/social factors on clients assigned to the track/LIFT program and other client groups as needed, Develop a Journey Track Plan with the client to address barriers and create goals for client accountability; Goals should take into account the track focus of employment as well as Housing First principles; Coordinate with any interns working with client to ensure all team members are addressing barriers and client goals

• Develop an individualized target exit date for each client based on the Journey Track Plan; Exit dates should be based on a 60-90 day overall target; Formally review client progress every 30 days and make recommendations to the Clinical Director when clients request extensions

• Meet individually with assigned clients weekly using Motivational Interviewing, CBT, Choice Theory, Problem Solving Therapy and other modalities to help clients increase functioning, review progress towards goals, make and follow up on referrals, and Encourage and motivate clients, OR, If clients are working with an intern ensure client has met with intern for a weekly session to address these goals and objectives

• Provide weekly groups to clients assigned to the track or LIFT program focused on motivation, behavior change, life skills, stress reduction and to enhance job search skills, employability skills, and create a supportive group identity; Work with Clinical Director and Workforce Development Manger to create a group outline/curriculum to ensure target topics reach all clients in a strategic manner, Share group facilitation responsibilities with social work interns assigned to the track

• Collaborate with UMD workforce development manager in implementing workforce development initiatives at UMD, hold clients accountable to their employment plans

• Provide behavior chain analysis and problem solving when clients violate track and shelter rules; Make recommendations to clinical director for shelter exit when clients are not compliant with expectations or when clients fail to make progress in the track

• Make referrals to external agencies for other needed services; Follow up to ensure success of referral and to manage ongoing needs

• Provide some limited after-care to clients that have exited UMD on a case by case basis

• Maintain NCHMIS files for clients including all Entry and Exit form data, Service Transactions, Case Notes, and Referrals, and other data as needed

• Maintain documentation in client file reflecting services provided in format as provided by Clinical Director, Inform clients of expectations and missed meetings via letter, Use documentation to support exit and extension recommendations made to the Clinical Director

• Produce data reports and other informational reports to Clinical Director or other UMD staff on an as needed basis

• Work collaboratively with other UMD staff, partner agencies, and resource providers in the community, Provide advocacy on behalf of clients when needed, Uphold UMD policies and values in all collaborations and interactions with clients, staff, volunteers, and community affiliates

• Attend and participate in UMD staff meetings and community meetings as directed by the Clinical Director; Attend supervisory meetings with Clinical Director on a basis to be determined by the Clinical Case Manager and Clinical Director

• Participate in in-service learning and trainings to remain abreast of current trends and service for the client population

• Provide crisis management when necessary with support from the Clinical Director


Compensation: Benefits eligible, Salary will be discussed upon interview

To Apply: Email a current resume and a cover letter to Clinical Director

Position will be advertised until filled. No calls or visits please. Urban Ministries of Durham is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

 

 

SunTrust Community Capital (STCC) Equity Relationship Manager (RM)

Requisition # W413449

Atlanta, Charlotte or Washington DC

Responsible for sourcing new client relationships which align with SunTrust Bank’s risk and reward requirements.  This includes implementation of a direct calling effort on developers of affordable housing primarily located or doing business in Virginia, Washington, DC, North Carolina and South Carolina (Mid-Atlantic Region) to originate low-income housing tax credit investments (LIHTC.)  This may include both national and regional developers but majority of LIHTC originations would be located in CRA areas in the Mid-Atlantic Region.  New LIHTC originations would include both new construction and preservation of existing affordable housing targeted to families and seniors.  Limited immediate portfolio responsibility with relationship management requirements developing as each individual’s portfolio is originated.  Individual will report directly to STCC LIHTC Team Lead.

A Senior Equity RM is expected to maintain a current knowledge of trends within the commercial real estate industry at large with a concentration in issues and trends impacting the affordable housing space.  It is particularly important that this individual have a thorough understanding of the tax credit allocation process for each assigned state or market in the Mid-Atlantic Region.  A Senior Equity RM is expected to prospect and successfully cross-sell financial solutions offered by SunTrust including depository, treasury and payment solutions, and capital markets in coordination with STCC’s Debt Team.  The Senior Equity RM position requires a team focus, ability to work independently, and may provide opportunity for training and development of more junior RMs and/or Portfolio Specialists (underwriters.)

Minimum Qualifications:

Demonstrated ability to originate and manage a portfolio of LIHTC investments in the $100 to $300 million range, with average investment size of $5 to $25 million and deposit expectation of 20% of total portfolio size.  Experience with LIHTC origination and underwriting, with a Bachelors Degree in Business, Finance, Accounting or equivalent commercial banking experience.  Completion of a formal Commercial Training Program with a financial institution or equivalent commercial real estate sales or credit experience required. 

Preferred Requirements:

  • 10 - 15 years of experience in LIHTC industry or equivalent.
  • Demonstrated ability to originate and manage a LIHTC portfolio of size and complexity, with multiple client relationships and experience with various structures and financing sources.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of depository and cash management solutions.
  • Demonstrated ability to directly source originations of LIHTC investments in the Mid-Atlantic Region.
  • Competence with financial modeling of LIHTC investments.
  • Demonstrated leadership skills and ability to advocate positions among peers, executive management and credit authorities.
  • Strong grasp of current affordable housing issues and trends.
  • Demonstrated ability to cross-sell. 

Please email your resume to Nicole.rollins@suntrust.com

 

 

Habitat for Humanity of Wake County ReStore, Part-time Donation Pickup Driver

Habitat for Humanity of Wake County, a non-profit organization that partners with families to build safe, affordable housing, is seeking a part-time Donation Pickup Drive.

Reports to: Donation Procurement Manager

Summary Description: The Donation Pickup Driver manages the collection of off-site donations, transporting them to the ReStore.

General duties include but are not limited to:

  • Ability to drive and operate a manual 26ft box truck safely
  • Document correspondence with donors
  • Perform excellent customer/donor service
  • Load and pack materials to minimize damage
  • Screen and examine each donation on site
  • Coordinate donation receipts with Donation Procurement Manager
  • Lead in proper unloading of donated materials
  • Act as a representative of Habitat for Humanity, a community leader.

Requirements:

  • Clean criminal background check
  • Excellent driving record
  • Ability to lift a minimum of 50lbs., continuously
  • Ability to work independently and follow instructions
  • Team player with a good attitude; intent on helping others and the community
  • Part time position of 24 hours a week
  • Must work every Monday and Saturday, with an additional half day during the week

We are an equal opportunity employer. Applicants are considered for positions without regard to veteran status, uniformed service member status, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, physical or mental disability, genetic information or any other category protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws.

THIS COMPANY IS AN AT-WILL EMPLOYER AS ALLOWED BY APPLICABLE STATE LAW. THIS MEANS THAT REGARDLESS OF ANY PROVISION IN THIS APPLICATION, IF HIRED, THE COMPANY OR I MAY TERMINATE THE EMPLOYMENT RELATIONSHIP AT ANY TIME, FOR ANY REASON, WITH OR WITHOUT CAUSE OR NOTICE.

*This description covers principal duties only and is not intended to include all of the duties that may be assigned.

Please mail or e-mail your resume and cover letter to Natalie Chesson   Natalie.chesson@habitatwake.org

Habitat for Humanity of Wake County
2420 Raleigh Blvd., Raleigh, NC 27604

NO PHONE CALLS, PLEASE!

 

 

Director of Lending, Initiative Capital

Initiative Capital, the lending and investment subsidiary of the N.C. Community Development Initiative, is a certified Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI). Founded in 1993, the Initiative drives innovation, investment and action to create prosperous, sustainable communities. We build partnerships, leverage and invest resources and create a system of support for social enterprises that advance community economic development strategies, including affordable housing, job creation and asset preservation.

Position Overview:

Working collaboratively with the CEO, the Director of Lending will be responsible for leading Initiative Capital into its next phase of growth, expanding the organization’s loan portfolio, diversifying its funding base and furthering its role in statewide and potentially regional community economic development. This position is supported by staff from the Initiative and requires a collaborative approach to marketing and outreach; lending and technical assistance strategy; and fundraising and deployment.

Job Responsibilities:

• Leads the growth and development of Initiative Capital, including principal responsibility for development and execution of business strategy.

• With CEO, responsible for raising additional capital and stewardship of all investors.

• Responsible for day‐to‐day management of all aspects of Initiative Capital, including, without limitation, marketing, loan sourcing, underwriting, origination and servicing, technical assistance and evaluation.

• Works directly with potential borrowers to identify right‐sized financing needs, product fit and success factors for lending applications.

• Works in partnership with N.C. Community Development Initiative and other organizational partners on marketing and outreach statewide to generate a well‐prepared application pipeline.

• Generates three‐year business plans and one‐year operating plans and monitors progress with them, with the support of the Board and Loan Committee.

• Coordinates with other traditional and non‐traditional lenders, as applicable, on loan participations or larger strategic alliances.

• Ensures robust outcomes measurement systems, drawing on partners in the field, as needed.

• Prepares agendas, reports and other communications for Board & Loan Committee meetings and maintains good communication with all Board and Committee members.

• Maintains the highest standards for policy development, execution and funder/investor compliance, practicing continuous improvement and other best practices.

• Serves as chief steward of relationships with partners, including the CDFI Fund, Opportunity Finance Network, N.C. Housing Finance Agency, CICCAR and others.

• Responsible for managing and furthering the development of Initiative Capital staff.

Desired Qualifications:

• Graduate of relevant higher education program.

• Minimum 8 years’ experience in commercial lending, intermediary lending, community development financial institutions or housing finance agency.

• Additional experience in community development sector, as board, staff, investor, or volunteer, is highly desired.

• Experience with alternative business lending models and approaches is a plus.

Time and Compensation

• This is a full‐time position with substantial autonomy as well as responsibility.

• Some in‐state and out‐of‐state travel is required for due diligence, partnership development, conferences and meetings.

• Competitive salary plus benefits.

To apply, please submit your resume and a cover letter stating how you fit the criteria at info@ncinitiative.org.

 

 

Loan Officer, Initiative Capital

Initiative Capital, the lending and investment subsidiary of the N.C. Community Development Initiative, is a certified Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI). Founded in 1993, the Initiative drives innovation, investment and action to create prosperous, sustainable communities. We build partnerships, leverage and invest resources and create a system of support for social enterprises that advance community economic development strategies, including affordable housing, job creation and asset preservation.

Position Overview:

Working collaboratively with the Director of Lending, the Loan Officer will be responsible for rapidly expanding Initiative Capital’s loan portfolio as well as enhancing its quality. The position supports Initiative Capital’s mission through targeted business development efforts and community involvement.

Job Responsibilities:

• Assist the Director of Lending in execution of Initiative Capital’s business strategy.

• Manage a portfolio of borrowers with complex credit needs and provide financial solutions that address client needs.

• Maintain high level of product knowledge to enable the sale of lending or recommend other resources.

• Prepare credit packages for review and approval by the Board Loan Committee.

• Perform credit analysis of financial data, write credit memos and recommend loan structure and packaging.

• Perform loan servicing duties to ensure conformity with loan terms and conditions.

• Assist in collection of loan delinquencies in a timely manner.

• Assist the Director of Lending in the stewardship of relationships with partners, including the CDFI Fund, Opportunity Finance Network, N.C. Housing Finance Agency, CICCAR and others.

• Participate in all required compliance and credit training.

Desired Qualifications:

• Graduate of relevant higher education program.

• Minimum 2‐3 years’ experience in commercial lending, community development financial institutions or housing finance agency.

• Experience with financial management, deal‐making and technical assistance with borrowers a plus.

Time and Compensation

• This is a full‐time position with substantial autonomy as well as responsibility.

• Some in‐state and out‐of‐state travel is required for due diligence, partnership development, conferences and meetings.

• Competitive salary plus benefits.

To apply, please submit your resume and a cover letter stating how you fit the criteria at info@ncinitiative.org.

  

   

Mortgage Loan Processor/Credit Analyst - Self-Help

Location: Charlotte, NC

The Organization:

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 $6 billion in financing to help more than 75,000 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 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.

Position Description:

Ensures timely and accurate processing, documentation and packaging of new mortgage loans originated by loan officers; reviews existing mortgage files for accuracy and completeness to meet organizational and regulatory guidelines.

Essential Responsibilities:

·         Verify borrower information in home loan applications.

·         Gather information on each file and move the application from pre-approval to underwriting.

·         Input and ensure accuracy of loan information.

·         Review all credit, verifications, appraisal and other loan documentation prior to submission to underwriting.

·         Request additional documentation as needed after review of initial borrower documentation.

·         Log in and analyze all loan documents and verifications as received.

·         Ensure origination system and tracking is up to date at all times.

·         Serve as primary contact for borrowers and loan officers regarding loan status.

·         Review loan applications to ensure completeness, accuracy and compliance with credit union guidelines as well as federal and state laws and regulations.

·         Review and analyze appraisal for accuracy, completeness and adherence to credit union guidelines.

·         Properly and accurately process complex and unusual mortgage loan files with minimal supervision or assistance.

·         Note discrepancies in borrower documentation and communicate problems and issues to loan officer and underwriter.

·         Prepare and submit file to underwriting.

·         Provide guidance to new loan officers on product guidelines and operations process.

·         Provide back up support for closing, post-closing and other mortgage operational functions on an as-needed basis.

·         Provide case management and support services to delinquent mortgage borrowers including analysis of borrower’s financial situation, budgeting, explanation of mortgage terms and options, analysis of collateral value, review of eligibility for any local or state assistance and general borrower assistance with access to community resources as needed. 

Qualifications:

·         A Bachelor’s degree and a two (2) to three (3) year’s mortgage or related financial experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

·         Attention to detail.

·         Ability to effectively plan, organize and prioritize work.

·         Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups and /or individuals.

·         Mathematical skills including calculating figures and amounts such as discounts, interest and percentages.

·         Knowledge of financial analysis and reporting of financial data.

·         Basic understanding of FHA and conforming loan products.

·         Knowledge of financial analysis and reporting of financial data.

·         Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint. 

·         English/Spanish fluency is desired.

Physical 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 job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

·         Close vision is required.

·         The employee is regularly required to: sit and use hands to finger, handle or feel; type and use a keyboard; reach with hands and arms; talk; and hear.

·         Employee is occasionally required to: stand; walk.

  • The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds.

Compensation: 

Competitive nonprofit salary, based on experience, plus a generous benefits package.

Application:

To apply, please send resume and cover letter describing why you are a fit for this position to hiringmanager@self-help.org.  Please include position title as subject of email.

Self-Help is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all persons regardless of race, color, class, age, religion, disability that can be accommodated, marital status, ancestry, nationality, family status or sexual orientation. 

 

 

Habitat for Humanity of Wake County Construction Superintendent

Department: Construction

Location: Habitat for Humanity of Wake County Administrative Office

Supervisor: Director of Construction

SUMMARY:

The Construction Superintendent (CS) reports directly to the Director of Construction and is responsible for managing the construction and/or rehabilitation of safe, decent, affordable housing in accordance with applicable building codes and to the technical and quality requirements of HFHWC.

The CS is responsible for engaging and managing on-site skilled and unskilled volunteers (groups range from 5-150) and subcontractors to construct or rehabilitate dwellings in a safe work environment, on schedule and within established budgets. This position is responsible for leading the construction process from foundation through warranty and is typically responsible for the construction or rehabilitation of at least six homes per year. Habitat for Humanity's mission to is bring communities together to build houses for qualified candidates. This is accomplished through a variety of ways, none more important than inviting volunteers onto the worksite multiple days each week to form part of the workforce that enables Habitat to frame houses, install siding, install interior doors and other mill work, paint, and a variety of other interior and exterior finishes.

Regular work week is from Tuesday through Saturday.

WORK PERFORMED OR KEY RESPONSIBILITIES (All are “essential”):

·         Supervise and coordinate all aspects of construction on assigned homes including preparing build schedules, ordering materials, scheduling inspections, daily on-site work, advance preparation for work day activities, maintaining a safe and clean work site environment, and overall quality control.

·         Meet or exceed all schedule deadlines.

·         Meet or exceed all house budget expectations.

·         Manage the worksites such that they meet all organizational safety and housekeeping requirements, and all applicable OSHA requirements.

·         Supervise and coordinate all work of paid subcontractors, including: scheduling, adherence to building codes and inspections, and overall quality control.

·         Train and supervise all on-site volunteers and AmeriCorps members in construction practices, safety, and adherence to Habitat’s guidelines and policies.

·         Serve as the main staff representative of HFHWC and its mission to volunteers and the local community. Responsible for ensuring a positive volunteer experience and increasing the retention rate of volunteers.

·         Order materials and supplies for each house under construction, including coordination of deliveries and verification of correct purchasing and invoicing.

·         Communicate and coordinate as needed with other HFHWC departments such as resource development, finance, volunteer services, and family services.

·         Attend related functions as requested such as house dedications, internal planning meetings, regional and national trainings, etc.

SKILLS NEEDED:

·         The qualified candidate for this position will possess strong communication skills, ability to teach and lead both small and large groups of volunteers, and have a strong grasp of residential construction industry best practices.

·         Successful candidate will have a strong attention to detail and will thrive keeping their job site and material in good order.

·         Residential construction knowledge and skill involving all aspects (carpentry, foundations, siding, roofing, skilled trades, finishing, painting, landscaping, etc.) of residential construction both rehabilitation and new construction.

·         Knowledge and understanding of NC Building Code, and all other relevant Wake County municipalities’ building codes with ability to interpret and explain to unskilled volunteers.

·         Knowledge and understanding of green building concepts, practices and requirements. Familiarity with Advanced Energy/System Vision program and NAHB Green Building Standards.

·         Leadership in supervisory role and willingness to take initiative.

·         Strong decision making abilities to accomplish tasks quickly and efficiently.

·         General business and financial skills to manage projects efficiently within established budgets.

·         Excellent oral, written, and illustrative communications skills.

·         Awareness of social/community issues (e.g. poverty, affordable housing, etc.)

·         Diversity training/experience. Working in an environment with people of varying ethnicities, religions, etc.

·         Safety/First Aid training for emergencies on-site.

·         Basic technology skills with computers and smartphones.

·         Current NC driver’s license.

·         Flexibility to work evening and weekend hours as needed for projects and meetings.

·         Desire and ability to work with volunteers unskilled in construction to create a rewarding volunteer experience that translates into repeated volunteer activity and increased involvement with Habitat.

·         Desire and ability to create, sustain, and grow relationships with Habitat homeowners to instill the skills, knowledge, and pride required for successful homeownership.

·         Desire and ability to interpret and support Habitat’s Christian mission to the public.

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:

·         High school graduate or GED; a Bachelor’s degree is preferred. Two or more years of experience in the residential construction industry particularly in project management and coordination of multiple sites/projects,. Experience in leading and supervising unskilled volunteers is a must.

APPLICATION PROCESS:

·         If interested in this position, please send a cover letter and resume to adam.czechowicz@habitatwake.org.

 

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