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

Administrative/Executive Assistant

San Francisco, CA

The Administrative/Executive Assistant is a full-time position that supports the Office Management function (60%) and provides administrative support to the organization’s President and Board of Directors (40%). This position will report to the Director of Finance and Administration and the Office Manager. This position will provide relief to the Office Manager for the Administrative Responsibilities bulleted below.

Primary Responsibilities 

Administrative Responsibilities:

  • Answer phones; greet visitors, respond to inquiries; route calls appropriately; prepare outgoing mail, receive and send envelopes/packages; open all mail and record incoming checks; maintain reception area
  • Under supervision of the Office Manager, assist with maintaining all regular office functions and ongoing vendor relationships; monitor services received; work within approved budgets; order equipment and supplies; insure that office equipment is in good working order; photocopying; faxing; participate in developing and updating office and administrative procedures
  • Record incoming payments; distribute copies as appropriate; prepare and make deposits. Maintain custody of petty cash; prepare expense reimbursement forms
  • Assist with overall office space management; maintain a neat and organized office; ensure operation and regular upkeep of telephone and voice mail systems; coordinate with IT staff and outside vendors as needed
  • Provide administrative support to the individual departments on an as-needed basis.
  • Maintain program and administrative files as well as organizational archives in both paper and electronic form. Oversee and maintain organizational filing system, including all required official corporate records
  • Use CRM program for contact management; ensure that information is current; enter notes and record changes as appropriate
  • Assist with special projects, including producing PowerPoint presentation slides; solicit client feedback, evaluate ongoing systems and office needs; develop estimates of administrative expenses and additional duties as required

Executive-related Responsibilities:

  • Meet and greet visitors in a gracious, courteous and professional manner
  • Maintain President’s calendar and schedule; confirm meetings 1-2 days prior to scheduled time; reschedule meetings as necessary
  • Maintain organizational calendar which includes all yearly meetings and important dates for board, staff and committees
  • Answer and screen telephone calls in a professional and timely manner; take accurate messages with a high degree of professionalism and courtesy; arrange conference calls
  • Exercise considerable judgment and discretion in handling requests for appointments and telephone calls
  • Make arrangements for conferences, travel and meetings
  • Draft routine correspondence and other documents.  Proofread and format correspondence, and other documents drafted by President or prepared by others for the President’s review
  • Assist President and Development staff with the preparation of grant applications, reports to funders and other written materials
  • Prepare PowerPoint slides and other presentation materials for meetings and proposals
  • Gather required data from other staff on behalf of the President, managers, or Board members
  • Utilize Salesforce.com database to maintain contacts, enter notes or other information and to manage relationships
  • Obtain board member and president’s signature on pertinent documents including grants, agreements, MOU’s, contracts, etc. Ensure that documents are signed; all instructions from sender are complete, and that documents are delivered on time

Board of Directors Relations: 

  • Record and prepare minutes of Board meetings in a timely and accurate manner
  • Coordinate Board and Executive Committee meetings with President and Board Chair
  • Compile, prepare, and distribute materials for Board of Directors, including drafting and editing President’s report to the Board
  • Maintain Board and Board Committee files, bios and contact information
  • Disseminate meeting schedules; maintain attendance records
  • Reserve meeting rooms, arrange food & cleanup
  • Assemble and update Board orientation materials
  • Obtain board member signatures as needed

Required Qualifications:

  • Possess a minimum of two years of successful experience in executive assistance and/or office administration and management; more than two years’ experience highly preferred
  • Possess an attention to detail and accuracy; and able to manage multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Able to work with grace under pressure and communicate professionally with Board members, funders, and NCCLF clients
  • Possess excellent grammatical and writing skills and able to compose and edit business correspondence
  • Possess excellent verbal communication skills; ability to clearly and comfortably communicate with diverse public and internal contacts
  • self-starter and also possess strong follow-through abilities
  • Able to be flexible and resourceful in solving problems
  • Knowledgeable of MS Office word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation software
  • Experienced with database or CRM systems
  • Able to prioritize and reprioritize projects as required
  • Able to preserve confidentiality of sensitive information professionally and with integrity
  • Able to work in a team environment and interact professionally with all levels of the organization
  • Professional demeanor and appearance
  • Excellent attendance and punctuality

Desired Qualifications:

  • AA, BA or BS Degree
  • Enthusiastic and committed to work in a community development field
  • Interested in the Community Development Finance field
  • Possess prior nonprofit administration experience
  • Possess experience with database and CRM such as Salesforce

Compensation and Benefits: 

Starting salary is $50,000 – $58,000 plus an excellent benefits package including health, dental, retirement plan and three weeks of 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 hr@ncclf.org with “Administrative/Executive Assistant” in the subject line.

Application Deadline: Open until filled.

Loan Officer/Senior Loan Officer

San Francisco, CA

NCCLF has historically provided loans and NMTC financing primarily to nonprofits and alternatively structured enterprises such as co-ops, throughout the 46 northernmost counties of California.  Our borrowers have made use of our financing to develop affordable housing, a wide range of community facilities, create economic development projects, and provide working capital in order to make a difference in the lives of those who need help the most.

The Loan Officer/Senior Loan Officer (LO/SLO) will serve as a key credit professional within NCCLF and help lead our healthy foods lending efforts in Northern California. The position’s primary responsibilities are to source and underwrite financing requests and provide technical assistance to NCCLF’s clients. The LO/SLO will also initiate and develop potential borrower relationships, and build and manage a base of referral sources and strategic partnerships to advance NCCLF’s mission and impact. While the main focus will be healthy foods, the LO/SLO should also expect to do some work in our more traditional areas (nonprofit community facilities, affordable housing, and working capital), both as our food programming grows, and in keeping with our generalist approach. By the same token, the LO/SLO is expected to share their small business underwriting and technical knowledge with the rest of the Lending department and with NCCLF’s leadership.

The position requires a highly motivated, deeply experienced lender with a background in small business lending.  The ideal candidate must possess excellent analytical and communication skills.  The successful candidate will also be able to work both independently and collaboratively and must have the demonstrated ability to meet assigned goals successfully and on time.  Finally, the candidate should enjoy working in an active and expanding nonprofit and should be able to thrive in a friendly, cooperative, and fast-paced environment.

Primary Responsibilities

Underwriting:

  • Interview and screen potential loan applicants.
  • Perform financial analysis, due diligence and project feasibility assessment for potential loan candidates.
  • Provide informal technical assistance through the application and underwriting process, and, as needed, coordinate delivery of formal technical assistance activities through internal and external sources.
  • Prepare written credit memorandums with detailed analysis and recommendations for terms and credit structure.
  • Present credit analysis for review and approval to Loan Committee or other appropriate levels of authority within NCCLF as required by loan policies.
  • Work with the borrower and external parties through loan commitment terms and loan closing.
  • Assist the Loan Administration team with loan closing and ongoing monitoring activities.
  • Help develop and update loan policies, underwriting criteria and best practices for small business lending.
  • Undertake special projects and other duties as assigned.

Business Development:

  • Develop and implement business development and marketing plans in targeted communities to achieve market outreach and meet lending goals.
  • Build and maintain positive and effective working relationships with referral sources, potential partners and funding sources.
  • Actively develop and maintain a wide network of contacts with public agencies, community leaders, banks, funders and others to ensure a visible NCCLF presence.
  • Help develop new loan products or services to meet market demand, particularly related to the
    development of NCCLF’s healthy foods programming.
  • Help maintain and develop impact measurement criteria and tools related to healthy foods lending.
  • Maintain a contact database for ongoing sales and business development efforts.
  • Conduct presentations, workshops, and one-on-one meetings for prospective borrowers and key constituents.
  • Represent NCCLF at public meetings, events and conferences.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Minimum of three years (Loan Officer) or five years (Senior Loan Officer) small business underwriting experience at a CDFI, bank or other financial institution, preferably related to healthy foods and food enterprises.
  • Undergraduate degree in business, finance, economics, or other relevant field; graduate degree preferred.
  • Excellent underwriting skills, grounded in strong abilities to analyze financial statements and personal financial information, assess management and leadership, review collateral, interpret business and strategic plans, etc.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Proven ability to generate client leads and maintain business relationships.
  • Superior judgment and attention to detail.
  • Excellent organizational skills, with a strong ability to work independently, handle multiple priorities and manage time efficiently.
  • Strong team player skills and ability to work effectively in a cooperative and diverse environment.
  • Enthusiasm, entrepreneurial spirit, and a passionate commitment to work in community development.
  • Strong database skills (ideally Salesforce or other CRM system); demonstrated proficiency in MS Office Suite.

Desired Qualifications, Skills & Experience:

  • Experience utilizing small business loan guaranty programs (e.g. CA Small Business Loan Guarantee Program, CalCAP, USDA B&I, etc.).
  • Understanding of and experience with community development lending and funding sources.
  • Experience with consulting and technical assistance to small businesses, preferably to healthy foods and food enterprise clients.
  • Experience developing and implementing new financial products.
  • Prior exposure to NCCLF’s traditional underwriting areas of commercial real estate or multifamily affordable housing.
  • Knowledge and experience with nonprofit community-based organizations in Northern California.
  • English/Spanish bilingual ability is a plus.

Relationships:

The position will initially report to the Chief Lending Officer, with dotted-line reporting to the Senior Manager for Loan Underwriting. The position will communicate regularly with referral sources and potential borrowing clients; attend and participate in Loan Committee meetings; interact extensively with the lending team, staff in other NCCLF departments, and senior management; and represent NCCLF to outside constituencies.

Job Context:

Position is pivotal to the success of the lending program and operates in a collaborative, cooperative, team environment. Workload will vary requiring flexibility with time. Outside meetings and some local travel within northern California are 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 may be accomodated.
  • Worksite will be in the offices of NCCLF in San Francisco, with some travel outside the Bay Area for site visits, business development, and conferences.

Compensation and Benefits:

Competitive nonprofit salary range depending upon 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 hr@ncclf.org with “Loan Officer Search” in the subject line.

Application Deadline: Open until filled.

Community Development Specialist

San Joaquin Valley, CA

NCCLF works with governmental and nonprofit organizations to assist with planning the real estate needs of their programs. In the San Joaquin Valley, focal areas for our work include community facilities, affordable housing, and mixed use developments for organizations that serve low income communities.

The SJV Community Development Specialist has an entrepreneurial spirit and is comfortable working independently. S/He has deep knowledge of the community development sector (affordable housing, social services, healthy food, community arts), community based organizations, funders, local businesses and government entities.

The SJV Community Development Specialist will conduct marketing and outreach activities to identify potential clients and opportunities for NCCLF. S/he will develop potential borrower and client relationships, build and manage a base of referral sources and align strategic partnerships to further NCCLF’s mission and impact in the San Joaquin Valley. S/He will identify public sector entities and nonprofit organizations that serve low income communities and will assist them with business planning and evaluation; connecting them to necessary resources. S/He will work with the Business Development Loan Officer to organize the Community Facilities Challenge at Fresno State University.

This position is based in our Fresno office. The successful candidate must be comfortable working in a satellite office and collaborating with staff in the San Francisco office.

Primary Responsibilities

Business Development:

  • Represent NCCLF at various community meetings, convenings, and conferences.
  • Market NCCLF’s services and products to CBO’s, municipalities, and other potential clients.
  • Identify key partnerships and collaborations for NCCLF to participate in.
  • Meet with funders to discuss our services

Client Services

  • Work with clients to determine the goals and feasibility of their affordable housing/community facility/healthy food projects.
  • Assist CBOs with business planning and provide referrals to resources
  • Collaborate with other NCCLF staff to determine the capacity of the client’s financial structure to support project costs and debt.
  • Manage and maintain positive client relationships.
  • Organize, plan and conduct workshops on financial and/or real estate related topics.
  • Measure and track results of consulting engagements.
  • Assist program staff with creation of marketing materials and marketing strategies for informational workshops.

Community Facilities Challenge:

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

Program Management & Administration

  • 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:

  • 5+ years management experience in a community based organization, foundation, or municipality.
  • Experience with one or more of the following: nonprofit financial management, real estate, banking, small business development, or healthy food programs
  • Familiarity with community development organizations, funders, and government entities in the San Joaquin Valley.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • BA degree in a related field, or equivalent experience.
  • Automobile required and valid California Drivers License.
  • Ability to attend meetings and events in San Francisco
  • Ability to conduct site visits throughout San Joaquin Valley.

Desired Qualifications, Skills & Experience:

  • Experience with developing and/or managing affordable housing, community facilities and/or multi-tenant centers.
  • Experience with providing technical assistance, consulting and training, including curriculum development, webinars, group presentations and individual consultations.
  • Experience with providing technical assistance, consulting and training, including curriculum development, webinars, group presentations and individual consultations.
  • Familiarity with commercial lease negotiations and commercial Real Estate brokerage practices
  • Familiarity with commercial tenant improvement construction practices.
  • Bilingual/biliterate in Spanish..
  • Masters degree in a related field or equivalent experience

Compensation and Benefits:
Position is 80% time (32 hours/week). Starting salary is $56,000 – $60,000, 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 hr@ncclf.org with “SJV-Community Development Specialist” in the subject line.

Application Deadline: Open until filled.

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