Small Business Lender & Opportunity Asheville Team Leader

Job Type

Full Time


Details: Mountain BizWorks provides a competitive salary.



Application Deadline



North Carolina
United States


Over the past few years, Mountain BizWorks has experienced strong small business lending growth and are looking for a dynamic individual to join our team to help meet the growing need for capital in underserved communities. Additionally, this position will help lead a Mountain BizWorks initiative called Opportunity Asheville focused on expanding the rates and success of small business ownership within communities of color in the Asheville area.

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·       Demonstrated commitment to and interest in the mission and values of Mountain BizWorks

·       Experience and success in working with the African-American community and/or other communities of color in the Asheville area that can lead to MBW loans and business assistance.

·       A financial background with a strong understanding of balance sheet, income statement and cash flow analysis and loan underwriting.

·       Superior communication and customer service skills and an ability to adapt to a wide variety of audiences, including clients, supervisor, direct report(s), peers, and external partners/vendors

·       Experience as a small business lender or related experience is preferred

·       Strong analytical, time management, and organizational skills, including a high level of attention to detail and ability to work independently.

·       Demonstrated self‐starter who goes beyond job description to make sure goals are achieved

·       Demonstrated ability to meet deadlines with a high level of accuracy

·       Fluency in language in addition to English is a plus (e.g. Spanish)

·       Bachelor’s degree in business, finance, or a related field, or an associate degree in banking or

financial services preferred

·       Strong computer skills, including word processing, spreadsheets, and database programs (Microsoft Office software: Word, Excel).

·       Willingness to travel. Must have a current, valid driver’s license with the unrestricted ability to travel independently to various locations throughout WNC as required.

·       Ability to thrive in an entrepreneurial, team‐oriented, mission‐driven environment


Full-time position with benefits package, including: medical insurance; retirement plan; and paid vacation, sick leave and holidays. Significant opportunities for growth.

Professional Level


Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply

Qualified/interested candidates should email their resume and cover letter to Matthew Raker, Director of Community Investments & Impact, Subject line should read “Small Business Lender Position.” Initial responses to this opportunity are requested by Friday, July 27th with the position remaining open until filled thereafter.