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Community Development/Spanish Speaking Commercial Lender

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Northern Initiatives
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Grand Rapids, MI
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Published 18 days ago

What we do

Come help us build communities, create jobs, and support families! Northern Initiatives (NI) is a non-profit Community Development Financial Institution that provides loans and business services to underserved small business owners and entrepreneurs in Michigan. Since 1992, NI has provided 1,447 loans totaling over $83 million, and resulting in over 6,600 jobs created and retained. In 2016 Northern Initiatives expanded into the West Michigan market, deploying 75% of its West Michigan loans to People of Color owned businesses.  We are one of the nation’s most respected lenders – and we’re growing! You will make an immediate impact on our team. 

How you will contribute

As we continue to grow, Northern Initiatives is looking for someone to focus their talent and energy on helping expand outreach to Latinx community members and business owners.  This will be done in partnership with the West Michigan Hispanic Chamber.

The Community Development/Lender assists with community and relationship development for the West Michigan area, focusing on the Latinx population. Taking on an active role in economic development group initiatives, and providing presentations to a variety of interested parties will be a vital part of the job.

While the ideal candidate may be new to commercial lending, the candidate will be trained to act as the customer’s advocate, recommending suitable credit products, securing technical assistance where appropriate and providing periodic financial review and feedback. Growth in the lending role will mean responsibility for developing and maintaining a portfolio of new and existing loan customers in the territory, as well as coordinating technical assistance as needed.

This is an exciting opportunity to help small businesses grow!

Education and Qualifications

3-5 years of work experience in Business, Finance, Accounting, Community Organizing, Social Work or the nonprofit sector.

Commercial lending experience is not necessary, but would be considered a plus.

Bachelor’s degree is a plus.

Excellent communication skills (verbal and written) in both Spanish and English.

Exhibits willingness to work as part of a team.

Proficiency in varied software packages, as required in daily job performance.

Excellent interpersonal relationship skills.

NI's Compensation package

Salary range for this position is $50,000 to $75,000 annually, based on experience. NI offers a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental, vision, life and disability insurance, cybersecurity and emergency medical transport. In addition, NI contributes 6.5% of the employee’s annual salary amount into the employee’s 403 (b) defined contribution plan, and the employee is immediately vested in the plan. NI also offers paid time off in the form of vacation, sick time, personal time and 11 paid holidays. 

About Us

Over the last 25+ years, NI has loaned $80 million to more than 1,600 small businesses. Access to our Initiate technical assistance portal is included with each loan and features a suite of practical trainings, tools and resources that matter to every business owner. We provide money and know-how that develop business skills and strengthen the economy. 


What we do

Come help us build communities, create jobs, and support families! Northern Initiatives (NI) is a non-profit Community Development Financial Institution that provides loans and business services to underserved small business…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Start Date
    October 18, 2021
  • Application Deadline
    September 24, 2021
  • Education
    High School Diploma Required
  • Professional Level
    Professional

Salary

USD 50,000 - USD 75,000

Benefits

Benefits include medical, dental and vision coverage for you and your family members, a 403(b) retirement plan where NI contributes 6.5% of your annual pay, and you are immediately vested in the plan. Life insurance, long term disability insurance and cybersecurity insurance are company-paid, and you have the option to purchase additional life insurance and emergency medical transport coverage.

Benefits include medical, dental and vision coverage for you and your family members, a 403(b) retirement plan where NI contributes 6.5% of your annual pay, and you are immediately…

Level of Language Proficiency

Fluent in written and spoken Spanish

Fluent in written and spoken English

Fluent in written and spoken Spanish

Fluent in written and spoken English

Location

Temporarily Remote
Work must be performed in or near Grand Rapids, MI
Associated Location
Grand Rapids, MI, USA

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