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  • asha.weinstein@sjsu.edu
    ... NCCLF is seeking a Director of Consulting and Grant Programs (CGP) to administer our Grants and Consulting and Training programs. We re seeking a Business
    Message 1 of 1 , Nov 16, 2005
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      ----- Forwarded by Asha Weinstein/SJSU on 11/16/2005 10:19 AM -----

      NCCLF is seeking a Director of Consulting and Grant Programs (CGP) to
      administer our Grants and Consulting and Training programs. We're seeking a
      Business Development Loan Officer to be based in the Central Valley and
      serve the Redding, Sacramento, Stockton and Fresno areas. NCCLF is also
      looking for a Consulting and Grant Programs Assoicate.  See below for the
      Director of GCP job description and scroll down to read more about the
      Business Development Loan Officer and Program Associate positions.

      Director of Consulting and Grant Programs
      The CGP Director bears primary responsibility for managing NCCLF’s technical
      assistance and grantmaking programs for nonprofit organizations serving
      low-income communities. These services include workshops, consultations,
      training programs in the areas of financial management and facilities
      acquisition, and grant program management. The Director also is primarily
      responsible for the implementation of NCCLF’s strategic initiative to
      integrate and expand these programs. The Director is directly involved in
      the management of our newest program - Facility Fitness. Other
      responsibilities include directing and supporting the work of the program
      staff who manage the Fiscal Fitness Program and who coordinate and
      administer Facility Fitness Program activities and two grant programs, the
      Nonprofit Space Capital Fund and the Nonprofit Performing Arts Facilities
      Grant program. As one of four senior-level unit directors, this position
      reports to the President of NCCLF and serves on the senior management team.

      The Director position requires a highly motivated, well-organized
      professional with a background in community development finance, commercial
      real estate acquisition and/or leasing plus strong program coordination,
      technical assistance and communication skills. The ideal candidate
      understands the financial management and real estate needs of nonprofit
      organizations serving the Bay Area’s low-income population, enjoys working
      in an active and growing nonprofit, and thrives in a friendly, cooperative
      and fast-paced environment.

      Primary duties
      • Strategic Plan Implementation (Integration) – Develop and implement
      tactics to integrate our emerging consulting, training and grant management
      programs with long-standing lending programs and with development, finance
      and administrative units at NCCLF.
      • Strategic Plan Implementation (Expansion) – Develop and implement tactics
      to expand the impact of our consulting, training and grant management
      programs within-in our target geographic markets.
      • Program Staff Management – Direct and support the work of the C&GP unit
      staff, which currently includes the Manager of the Fiscal Fitness Program,
      two Program Associates and a part-time administrative support staff-person.
      • Facility Fitness Program Management – Oversee the management of this new
      program area, including:
      o Consulting – Prepare Facility Fitness Assessments for nonprofit clients
      and perform other consulting duties, as lead project manager, in
      coordination with other program staff.
      o Training – Work with program staff and program committees to draft and
      regularly update training curricula for the Facility Fitness program. Make
      presentations at and/or moderate Facility Fitness workshops.
      o Program Staff Management – Oversee the work of program staff and
      coordinate outside consultants that are sub-contracted in the areas of
      consulting and training.
      • Unit Management –
      • Assist with the drafting and finalization of the unit’s annual budget and
      short-term budget projects
      • Monitor and manage the unit’s budget
      • Oversee the production of all reports to funders
      • Manage all contract relationships with government, foundation and other
      funders of training, consulting and grant management programs at NCCLF.
      • Development – Work closely with President and Development Director to
      obtain funding to support our consulting and training activities and to seek
      new funding for our Nonprofit Space Capital Fund.
      • Other duties as assigned.

      Relationships, Job context
      The Director reports to the President; works closely with the Lending,
      Development, Finance and Administration departments; communicates regularly
      with volunteer program review committees (which include members of NCCLF’s
      Board of Directors), program funders, nonprofits and other groups in our 46
      county service area; facilitates Committee meetings; and represents NCCLF to
      outside groups.

      The position is pivotal to the Consulting and Grant Programs unit and works
      closely with NCCLF’s Lending program. The Director operates in and supports
      a collaborative, cooperative, team environment. The position is full-time
      and workload will vary requiring flexibility with time including occasional
      nights and weekend hours. Outside meetings and travel throughout Northern
      California will be required occasionally.

      Position requirements
      • At least 3 years (5 or more preferred) program management experience,
      preferably nonprofit, including coordination, staff supervision,
      administration and reporting
      • Significant community development finance experience including
      demonstrated knowledge of borrower and project feasibility analysis
      • Consulting and/or technical assistance experience developing commercial
      and/or nonprofit facilities
      • Development, marketing and/or new business development experience is a
      plus
      • Experience coordinating public-private sector partnerships
      • Familiarity with and understanding of the Bay area commercial real estate
      market
      • Knowledge of nonprofits and basic accounting
      • Effective public speaker and meeting organizer and facilitator
      • Excellent analytic, communication, presentation and marketing skills
      • Strong writing ability with excellent grammar and spelling
      • Competent with word processing, spreadsheet and database software
      • Enthusiastic, entrepreneurial spirit with commitment to working
      collaboratively in a team environment
      • Master’s degree preferred

      Compensation
      Salary Range: starting salary from $70,000 to $72,000, depending upon
      experience, plus an excellent benefits package including health and dental
      insurance, employer contribution to retirement plan and three weeks
      vacation.

      To Apply
      Send resume and cover letter to NCCLF, Director, Consulting and Grant
      Programs Search, 870 Market Street, Suite 677, San Francisco, California
      94102 OR fax to 415-392-8216 OR email to info@....

      Business Development Loan Officer
      The Business Development Loan Officer (BDLO) will serve as the primary
      marketing and outreach professional as well as lead the lending effort in
      the Central Valley of California. The candidate’s primary responsibilities
      will be to develop potential borrower relationships, build and manage a base
      of referral sources and align strategic partnerships to further NCCLF’s
      mission and impact in this key service area. The BDLO will also underwrite
      loan requests and provide financial management technical assistance to
      nonprofit organizations acquiring community facilities, developing
      affordable housing, engaging in economic development activities or
      requesting working capital to meeting the needs of low-income communities
      and underserved populations.

      The position requires a highly motivated, experienced professional with a
      background in community development finance, commercial real estate, or
      nonprofit facility development and a strong management consulting background
      with excellent communication skills. The ideal candidate is also someone who
      understands the unique needs of the nonprofit sector, particularly nonprofit
      human service providers and affordable housing developers in the Central
      Valley. The candidate must be a self-starter, have the demonstrated ability
      to successfully work independently to meet assigned goals. Finally, the
      candidate should enjoy working in an active and expanding nonprofit and
      thrive in a friendly, cooperative, and fast-paced environment.

      Background
      NCCLF’s Revolving Loan Fund provides term loans, bridge, gap and subordinate
      financing, including working capital and lines of credit to meet the capital
      needs of nonprofits throughout the 42 northernmost counties of California.
      Our loans are utilized to develop affordable housing; the purchase,
      rehabilitation or construction of community facilities, including healthcare
      clinics, child care centers, charter schools and nonprofit office and
      program space; and economic development projects that make a difference in
      the lives of those who need help the most. Since making our first loan in
      1988, we have committed $40 million in loans to nonprofits, financing 208
      projects valued in excess of $470 million with no loan losses to date.

      Responsibilities
      Business Development
      • Develop and implement sales and marketing plans in targeted communities to
      achieve market penetration in accordance with lending goals
      • Build and maintain close working relationships with referral sources,
      potential partners and funding sources
      • Engage in networking opportunities to develop and maintain a wide network
      of contacts with agencies, community leaders, funders and others to ensure a
      visible NCCLF presence in the Central Valley
      • Conduct presentations, workshops, and one-on-one meetings for prospective
      borrowers and key constituents
      • Represent NCCLF at public meetings, events and conferences
      • Market loan products and programs to potential borrowers and referral
      sources
      • Follow up on loan inquiries and provide technical assistance to potential
      borrowers through the application process
      • Interview and screen potential loan applicants
      • Prepare call reports and maintain a contact database for ongoing sales and
      marketing efforts
      • Develop new products or services to meet market demand
      • Undertake special projects and other duties as assigned

      Underwriting
      • Perform financial analysis, due diligence and project feasibility
      assessment for potential loan candidates
      • Provide technical assistance through the underwriting process and
      coordinates delivery of technical assistance activities through internal and
      external sources as needed
      • Prepare written credit memorandum with detailed analysis and
      recommendations for terms and credit structure
      • Present credit analysis for vetting and approval to 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 Portfolio Manager with loan closing and ongoing monitoring
      activities

      Minimum Requirements
      • Undergraduate degree in business, finance, economics, or related field,
      graduate degree preferred
      • At least three years’ business development, commercial real estate
      lending, management consulting or banking experience, preferably in the
      field of community development
      • Proven ability to generate client leads, manage a sales cycle and maintain
      business relationships
      • Ability to succeed in a highly independent work environment
      • Demonstrated underwriting, analytical, database and reporting skills
      • Excellent financial analysis skills with a demonstrated proficiency in MS
      Office Suite
      • Superior judgment, attention to details and deadlines
      • Excellent communication and organizational skills with a demonstrated
      ability to multi-task
      • 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
      • Great sense of humor

      Desired Qualifications, Skills and Experience
      • Knowledge and experience with nonprofit community-based organizations in
      the Central Valley
      • Understanding of and experience with affordable housing development or
      commercial real estate construction and asset management
      • Experience in consulting and technical assistance in real estate
      development and/or finance, preferably with nonprofit clients
      • Understanding of nonprofit finance and management best practices.
      • Understanding of and experience with community development lending and
      funding sources
      • Multi-language fluency

      Relationships
      Position reports to the Director of Lending; communicates regularly with
      referral sources and potential borrowing 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 program and operates in a
      collaborative, cooperative, team environment. Workload will vary requiring
      flexibility with time. Outside meetings and extensive local travel within
      the Central Valley are required.

      Hours and 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 can be based within the offices of NCCLF in San Francisco, a
      satellite office to be established in the Central Valley or a combination of
      both
      • Automobile required

      Compensation and benefits
      Starting salary is commensurate with experience with a range of $58,000 to
      $62,000, 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.

      To Apply
      To Apply: Send resume and cover letter: Northern California Community Loan
      Fund. Attn: Loan Officer Search, NCCLF, 870 Market Street, Suite 677, San
      Francisco, California 94102 OR fax to 415-392-8216 OR email to
      info@.... Application Deadline: July 15, 2005 or until filled.

      Consulting and Grant Programs Associate

      The position’s chief responsibility is to help design and deliver effective
      workshops and training curricula and to support senior program staff with
      training programs; analyze financial statements of non-profit grant
      applicants and consulting clients and prepare a written summary of the
      financial analysis.  The Associate position requires a highly motivated,
      well-organized professional with a background in community development
      finance, commercial real estate development, and/or nonprofit facility
      development, plus strong program coordination, technical assistance and
      communication skills.  The ideal candidate is someone who understands the
      needs of nonprofit organizations in the Bay Area, is familiar with nonprofit
      community facility and/or other real estate projects, enjoys working in an
      active and expanding nonprofit, and thrives in a friendly, cooperative, and
      fast-paced environment.

      Responsibilities

      A.  Training (40%)
      • Organize the delivery of workshops and other training programs
      • Marketing related to NCCLF’s training services and workshops through
      targeted mailings, conference presentations, phone contacts, networking
      • Assist with the development of the Facility Fitness training program
      curricula to focus on organizational readiness, facility planning, capital
      campaigns and project financing, the design and construction process, and
      post-construction real estate management
      • Increase the number and range of NCCLF relationships with nonprofit
      consultants, brokers, and other facility project experts to conduct
      trainings and speak at workshops
      • Ensure that Facility Fitness consulting and training programs complement
      Fiscal Fitness by collaborating with Fiscal Fitness Manager
      • Collaborate with other nonprofit technical assistance providers and
      funders, about best practices research, new tools/products in the field,
      marketing strategies, community-based organizational needs, and resource
      gaps in the field

      B.  Consulting (25%)
      • Help to market NCCLF’s consulting services through targeted mailings,
      conference presentations, phone contacts, networking
      • Cultivate long-term relationships with current and potential clients in
      Facility Fitness programs
      • Conduct preliminary screening of interested nonprofits

      C.  Analysis (10%)
      • Conduct preliminary financial, organizational, and management assessments
      of grant applicants and consulting clients
      • Conduct site visits as necessary

      D.  Special Projects (15%)
      • Work with the Institute for Nonprofit Organization Management at USF to
      develop and facilitate the benchmarking project
      • Collaborate with committee members and nonprofits to develop benchmarks
      that are useful
      • Other special projects as needed.

      E. Program Administration (10%)
      • Conduct intake for the unit and manage various program databases,
      including the inquiry database and the professional referral service
      database
      • Provide reports to the development and finance departments, as well as for
      the Board as needed
      • Work with the Development staff to maintain CGP’s web pages and
      orgspaces.org

      Required Qualifications, Skills, and Experience
      • Undergraduate degree in business, finance, accounting, management or
      related field; graduate degree in management or real estate desirable
      • At least two years’ experience with consulting with or analyzing nonprofit
      organizations, preferably related to community facility or other real estate
      projects.
      • Demonstrated knowledge of nonprofit accounting practices, and nonprofit
      finance and management best practices
      • Strong underwriting  skills with up-to-date knowledge of financial
      analysis issues pertaining to nonprofits
      • Excellent written and oral communications skills.
      • Demonstrated analytical, database and reporting skills
      • Superior judgment, attention to details and deadlines
      • 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 and the nonprofit sector; sense of humor essential
      • Understanding of and ability to work with a range of nonprofit clients
      which reflect the diversity of the Bay Area and Northern California;
      multi-language fluency desirable.

      Relationships
      Position reports to the Director of Consulting and Grant Programs;
      communicates regularly with clients and applicants; attends and participates
      in staff and Board oversight committee meetings; interacts extensively with
      the technical assistance team and staff/management in other NCCLF
      departments; and represents NCCLF to outside constituencies.

      Compensation and Benefits
      Starting salary is mid - $50,000s DOE, plus an excellent benefits package
      including health and dental insurance, employer contribution to retirement
      plan and three weeks vacation.

      To Apply
      Send resume and cover letter to NCCLF, Consulting and Grant Programs Program
      Associate Search, 870 Market Street, Suite 677, San Francisco, California
      94102 OR fax to 415-392-8216 OR email to info@....
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