Careers

NCCLF promotes diversity and equal opportunity in the workplace and believes it is important for the continuing success of the Fund. In accordance with state and federal law, NCCLF will not discriminate against an employee or applicant due to race, disability, color, creed, religion, sex, age, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, weight or height or other protected categories in hiring, promoting, demoting, training, benefits, transfers, layoffs, terminations, recommendations, rates of pay or other forms of compensation. Opportunity is provided to all employees based on qualifications and job performance.

Open Positions

Central Valley Regional Manager

Fresno, CA

Position Summary

NCCLF works with nonprofit organizations, social enterprises, small businesses, and governmental agencies to promote access to capital for those who fulfill a community need such as opportunities for ownership, leadership and quality employment for individuals that have been systemically disadvantaged. In the Central Valley, focal areas of our work include initiatives in equitable and sustainable food systems, community facilities, affordable housing, and art & culture.

The Central Valley Regional Manager has a high energy, entrepreneurial spirit, and is comfortable working independently. S/He has knowledge of the community development sector and the regional landscape of community based organizations, funders, food & farm businesses and government entities.

The Central Valley Regional Manager will work as a member of the Strategic Initiatives Team to conduct marketing and outreach activities to identify potential clients and opportunities with emphasis toward the FreshWorks program; develop potential borrower and client relationships; build and manage a base of referral sources for nonprofit consulting services and food business technical assistance; develop and maintain strategic partnerships to further NCCLF’s mission and impact in our focal areas; develop and manage a mentorship program; and work with the NCCLF Consulting Team to organize the Community Facilities Challenge at Fresno State University.

This position is based in our Fresno office, covering territory from Kern County to Stockton. The successful candidate must be comfortable working in a satellite office and collaborating with staff in the Bay Area offices. The ideal candidate will demonstrate ability to work independently and take initiative and will possess strong time management skills.

Primary Responsibilities 

Business Development:

  • Represent NCCLF at strategically identified community meetings, convenings, and conferences
  • Assist in the creation of marketing materials and marketing strategies
  • Perform outreach to CBO’s, municipalities, food based social enterprise, and other potential clients
  • Identify strategic partnerships and collaborations for NCCLF to participate in
  • Meet with funders to discuss our services

Client Services:

  • Build and manage a base of referral resources
  • Work with clients to determine the goals and feasibility of their projects
  • Provide clients with referrals to resources
  • Organize, plan and conduct workshops on NCCLF services and areas of expertise
  • Measure and track results of consulting engagements

Community Facilities Challenge at Fresno State University (FSU)

  • Identify and evaluate potential sites and host CBO’s/municipalities
  • Coordinate program with FSU professors and other partners
  • Coordinate real estate training workshop for students

Program Management & Administration

  • Work as a member of the Strategic Initiatives Team to implement FreshWorks in the Central Valley
  • Build and manage the NCCLF mentorship program
  • Work with staff to maintain NCCLF consultant and borrower referral network
  • Attend NCCLF staff meetings (via conference call and/or in-person)
  • Prepare applications and reports to external funders (government agencies, foundations, etc) for third party contracts

Minimum Requirements:

  • At least 3-5 years of experience in any combination of program development, project management, small business support or social enterprise development, community economic development, public policy, leadership development, and/or program evaluation
  • At least 2 years of experience working with low-income communities of color in the Central Valley or similar community
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with a wide range of people and communities
  • Strong commitment to racial equity and social justice
  • Ability to manage complex projects with multiple stakeholders
  • Experience supervising staff, interns, contractors, and volunteers
  • Well organized and self-motivated
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, online document sharing platforms, and social media
  • Automobile required and valid California Drivers License
  • Ability to conduct site visits throughout the Central Valley
  • Ability to attend meetings and events in the Bay Area

Desired Qualifications, Skills & Experience:

  • College degree in a related field, or equivalent experience
  • Bilingual/biliterate in Spanish
  • Design thinking and/or experience with rapid iteration and evaluation of pilot projects to develop innovative and viable solutions to social issues
  • Knowledge of economic development, small business and entrepreneurship support, food systems especially healthy food retail models, food policy, and community and/or urban planning
  • Knowledge of food justice, civic and youth engagement, community leadership development, and community organizing models.
  • Strong facilitation skills
  • Strong negotiation and contract management skills
  • Ability to take initiative and work independently
  • Strong time management skills
  • Experience with providing technical assistance, consulting and training, including curriculum development, webinars, group presentations and individual consultations

Compensation and Benefits:

Position is 80% time (32 hours/week). Starting salary is $70,000 – $75,000 (.80 FTE), depending on experience, plus an excellent benefits package including health, dental, retirement plan and three weeks vacation

Send résumé and cover letter:
Northern California Community Loan Fund
Attn: HR
870 Market Street, Suite 677
San Francisco, CA94102

Fax to 415-392-8216 or email to info@ncclf.org with “Central Valley Regional Manager” in the subject line.

Application Deadline: Open until filled.

Loan Associate

San Francisco, CA

Position Summary

NCCLF has historically provided loans and NMTC financing primarily to nonprofits, alternatively structured enterprises such as co-ops, and food-related businesses throughout Northern and Central California. Our borrowers have made use of our financing to develop affordable housing, a wide range of community facilities, promote economic development and access to healthy foods, and provide working capital in order to make a difference in the lives of those who need help the most.

The Loan Associate will assist with the lending, monitoring and reporting operations for a highly successful community development financial institution. Responsibilities will include documenting and closing commercial real estate, construction and working capital loans and lines of credit to organizations serving low-income communities in Northern California. The Loan Associate will also be responsible for Lending Department operations and monitoring functions to ensure compliance with terms and conditions of all loans including preparing and maintaining lending records and reports. NCCLF currently has a loan portfolio of approximately 70 borrowers with aggregate outstanding balances of over $45 million, and a New Market Tax Credit (NMTC) portfolio of over $158 million, covering seventeen projects.

The position requires a highly motivated person with a background in commercial real estate or small business lending operations. The ideal candidate is also someone who understands the unique needs of nonprofit human service providers, affordable housing developers, or healthy foods enterprises. The candidate must be a self-starter, have the demonstrated ability to accurately and efficiently work on several tasks simultaneously and have superior written and verbal communication skills. Finally, the candidate should enjoy working in an active and expanding nonprofit and thrive in a friendly, cooperative, and fast-paced environment.

Primary Responsibilities 

Loan Documentation & Closing (40%):

  • Coordinate closing and funding process in conjunction with the other Loan Associates and Manager of Loan Administration, Loan Officers, borrowers, outside legal counsel, title officers and related parties
  • Document commercial real estate loan transactions (including construction loans and New Markets Tax Credit loans) from commitment to funding in a timely manner
  • Review title reports, escrow instructions, loan documents, surveys, environmental, property condition reports, insurance and other exhibits ensuring no losses as a result of improper closing procedures
  • Ensure compliance with all loan requirements, commitment and approval conditions
  • Anticipate and effectively manage closing problems by identifying and recommending solutions to meet the needs of NCCLF and our borrowers
  • Ensure files are kept organized, maintaining an audit trail of all closing steps

Lending Operations (40%):

  • Communicate effectively with borrowers and serve as one of the primary points of contact for loan closing and post-closing
  • Review and process funding disbursement requests, ensuring proper documentation and compliance with loan conditions.
  • Collect quarterly financial statements and reporting documentation and assist in determining financial condition, credit-worthiness and project compliance for all borrowers
  • Monitor compliance with credit policies covering risk management and participate in quarterly monitoring and loan loss reserve meetings
  • Maintain working knowledge of loan policies and protocols
  • Work closely with Finance Department to ensure correct accounting for all loans
  • Effectively track, analyze, communicate, and make recommendations to address loan delinquencies
  • Maintain post-closing credit and monitoring of original documents and electronic files
  • Prepare and maintain Lending Department operations and activity reports
  • Maintain the loan portfolio management system and related databases

Social Impact, Compliance, & Reporting (10%):

  • Work with Finance and other staff to prepare annual and quarterly reports to the CDFI Fund and multiple other funders and investors
  • Work collaboratively with other departments to manage information, reporting and document preparation for various internal and external needs include funding requests, grant reports, annual audit, securities permit application and compliance with investor covenants.

Other duties as assigned (10%):

  • Assist or lead ad-hoc projects as assigned that may include industry research, product development, operational efficiency, compliance and reporting systems protocol, social impact tracking development, funding applications or policy analysis

Minimum Requirements:

  • Undergraduate degree in business, finance, economics, accounting or related field
  • Minimum of two years of commercial real estate or small business loan operations experience with a demonstrated expertise in loan closing and monitoring, preferably in the field of community development lending
  • Must demonstrate a high level of attention to detail and commitment to accuracy
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills
  • Superior judgment and prudent decision making abilities
  • Financial analysis and database skills (e.g. Salesforce) with a demonstrated proficiency in MS Office Suite
  • Demonstrated ability to consistently multi-task and manage a varied and occasionally intense workload
  • Exhibit a high degree of professionalism demonstrating accuracy, timeliness, and teamwork
  • Ability to build relationships internally and externally and elicit confidence by demonstrating reliability and professionalism
  • Strong team player and ability to work effectively in a cooperative and diverse environment
  • Enthusiasm, entrepreneurial spirit, and a strong commitment to work in community development
  • Ability to develop strong relationships with clients and other stakeholders

Desired Qualifications, Skills & Experience:

  • Understanding of and experience with affordable housing development, nonprofit community facility construction, and asset management
  • Familiarity with real estate loan documents and basic legal terms
  • Understanding of and experience with either the New Markets Tax Credit program or Healthy Foods access.
  • Knowledge and experience with nonprofit community-based organizations

Relationships:

Position reports to the Manager of Loan Administration; communicates regularly with borrowers and clients; attends and participates in Loan Committee meetings; interacts extensively with the lending team and staff/management in other NCCLF departments; and represents NCCLF to outside constituencies.

Job Context:

Position is pivotal to the success of the Lending and Finance Departments and operates in a collaborative, cooperative, team environment. Workload will vary requiring flexibility with time. Outside and evening meetings are occasionally required.

Hours & Location:

  • Full-time position
  • Work hours will be predominantly during regular business hours, although occasional evening or weekend hours will be required. A flexible schedule can be accommodated.
  • Worksite will be based within the offices of NCCLF in San Francisco

Compensation & Benefits:

Competitive nonprofit salary range depending upon experience, plus an excellent benefits package including health, dental, retirement plan and three weeks’ vacation.

NCCLF is an equal opportunity employer; people of color and women are strongly encouraged to apply.

Send résumé and cover letter:
Northern California Community Loan Fund
Attn: HR
870 Market Street, Suite 677
San Francisco, CA94102

Fax to 415-392-8216 or email to info@ncclf.org with “Loan Associate Search” in the subject line.

Application Deadline: Open until filled.