Search

Job

Business Development Officer

Posted by
Working Solutions CDFI
|
San Francisco, CA
New
|
Published 11 days ago

Position Overview: The Business Development Officer (BD) for Working Solutions will be responsible for generating a pipeline of prospective microloans by: (1) cultivating partnerships in communities that Management prioritizes to increase visibility and generate lending leads; and (2) cultivating new loan requests from inquiry to completion stage. This person must be an effective communicator. The BD will be expected to be a change agent who is passionate about advocating for marginalized communities in underserved areas.

Key Duties:

  • Build on existing relationships and form new relationships that create a pipeline of loan originations, including:
  1. Maintain existing referral and partner relationships;
  2. Refer and track prospective borrowers to our Lending team;
  3. Engage public and private community partners, civic organizations, trade organizations, businesses, education centers, and financial institutions to build and maintain client referrals in all 9 Bay Area counties: San Francisco, Alameda, Contra Costa, Solano, Santa Clara, San Mateo, Sonoma, Napa, and Marin; and
  4. Cultivate internal referrals from existing clients.
  • Refer potential subject matter experts to the Business Consulting team.
  • Cultivate new lead referrals to enhance conversion rates from loan inquiry to completed loan application package.
  • Provide occasional support to the Lending team to expedite processing of applications.
  • Provide occasional support to the Consulting team to build internal referral opportunities.
  • Maintain partnership calendars to track the organization’s visibility and impact.
  • Engage in public speaking and participate in networking events.
  • Record data and report to appropriate parties as instructed.
  • Foster peer-to-peer networking opportunities to support clients and generate referrals.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or 4+ years of work experience in lieu of degree required.
  • 4+ years of work experience with nonprofits or community development, microfinance, small business, or related industry required.
  • Effective communicator with cultural competency to connect with a diverse audience.
  • Superior written and verbal communication skills, with emphasis on clarity, conciseness, and relevance.
  • Strong presentation skills.
  • Strong customer service and relationship building skills.
  • Self-starter with ability to work independently; values communication to keep in touch with team and larger organization.
  • Values data and focused on tracking outputs and outcomes via Customer Relationship Management (CRM) platforms.
  • Demonstrates sound judgment and effective decision-making skills.
  • Experience with nonprofits and the Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) industry highly preferred.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and a high degree of self-awareness with a flexible growth mindset will support a strong culture fit.

Position Overview: The Business Development Officer (BD) for Working Solutions will be responsible for generating a pipeline of prospective microloans by: (1) cultivating partnerships in communities that Management prioritizes to…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Start Date
    November 1, 2021
  • Application Deadline
    October 25, 2021
  • Professional Level
    Professional

Salary

Salary Commensurate with Experience

Benefits

Excellent Benefits: Including but not limited to medical, dental, vision, 401(k), commuter checks, and generous holidays.

Excellent Benefits: Including but not limited to medical, dental, vision, 401(k), commuter checks, and generous holidays.

Location

Temporarily Remote
Work must be performed in or near San Francisco, CA
Associated Location
930 Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94133, United States
Suite 400

How to Apply

Application Deadline: Open until filled.

Please email resume and cover letter with the subject line “Business Development Officer” to jobs@workingsolutions.org.

No phone calls please.

Working Solutions is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Application Deadline: Open until filled.

Please email resume and cover letter with the subject line “Business Development Officer” to jobs@workingsolutions.org.

No phone calls…

Join Idealist

Sign up today to save your favorite jobs and get email alerts when new ones are posted.