POSITION: Loan Officer
REPORTS TO: President and Director of Lending
POSITION SUMMARY: The Loan Officer will play a key role in managing the growth, strategy, and risk of Entrepreneur Works Fund’s small business loan portfolio. Entrepreneur Works is expanding its small business loan portfolio and developing new, competitive products that are relevant to the populations that the organization serves. The Loan Officer will be at the forefront of this effort — building community partnerships, originating, underwriting, and closing loans, designing new products, and bringing efficiency to department operations. The Loan Officer will ensure that existing and new financial products and business services align with the organization’s mission and serve a market need.
POSITION REQUIREMENTS: This position requires an exceptional communicator who can work well at the intersection of financial strategy and customer service, thrives in dynamic, multi-cultural settings, and is passionate about entrepreneurship, building sustainable communities and addressing economic, social, and racial justice. Demonstrated experience working with a diverse range of clients and colleagues is a must, as is the ability to effectively communicate complex financial topics to those with limited business backgrounds. The ideal candidate would have experience with small business lending. Candidates should also have experience working independently, comfort managing their own projects, and the demonstrate their willingness to learn organizational and CDFI industry protocols, software, and database systems.
PRINCIPAL RESPONSIBILITIES: New Business Development and Loan Origination
Originate small business loans that align with the organization’s mission; comply with our loan policies, and meets annual loan production goals and objectives. Work with senior management team to develop and implement loan production goals in accordance with organization’s strategic and annual operating plans.
  • Conducts direct marketing and outreach to prospective borrowers
  • Represents organization and makes presentations at community events and conferences
  • Cultivates relationships and builds referral networks with banks, local government agencies, community organizations, and other financial intermediaries
  • Originates loans: Loan applicant intake, due diligence, underwriting, and credit analysis
  • Prepares and presents loan packages for EWF’s Loan Committee
  • Manages the loan closing process; prepares closing documents, submits required filings, processes loan advances, sets up and maintains loan files.
  • Identifies business technical assistance needs of loan applicants and existing borrowers
Portfolio Administration and Reporting
  • Monitors and manages the performance of the loan portfolio including loan delinquency management, collections, problem loans and workouts within established policies and performance standards
  • Collects and enters all required client and transaction data into loan processing system and database
  • Prepares and tracks the disbursement and repayment of loans, including associated fees and interest payments
  • Coordinates on-going technical assistance to borrowers to ensure timely repayment of loans
  • Assists accounting and administrative staff to ensure accurate and timely financial recordkeeping and preparing for the annual audit.
  • Develops reports and analyses of portfolio performance for senior management, loan committee, funders, and the board
  • Ensures that data collection, reporting and filing systems meet organization’s reporting needs and comply with all contracts, funder, and audit requirements
  • Coordinates on-going technical assistance to borrowers to optimize the repayment of loans
  • Responds to periodic industry and funder surveys
QUALIFICATIONS, SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE:
Required
  • Two or more years of relevant professional experience in finance, economic or community development, loan servicing, compliance, or reporting
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience
  • Advanced financial and analytical skills
  • Demonstrated ability to build and manage customer relationships
  • Superior writing, verbal, presentation, and interpersonal skills • Experience and comfort working (or volunteering) with diverse and historically disadvantaged populations
  • Experience working on teams with other employees and/or projects with limited supervision
  • Advanced skills in Microsoft applications (Word, Excel, and Power Point) and Adobe applications
Preferred
  • Small business or micro lending experience
  • Experience working/volunteering for a non-profit organization
  • Experience with accounting, loan servicing and relational database applications

 

SALARY: Salary commensurate with experience, plus full benefits package.

 

TO APPLY: Please email a cover letter and resume with salary requirements to Leslie Benoliel, President and CEO ([email protected]) with “Loan Officer” in the Subject Line. No phone calls, please.