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POSITION SUMMARY: The Business Advisor will provide information, referrals and direct technical assistance to current and prospective entrepreneurs to help start, improve or expand a small business, along with helping in obtaining business financing, including underwriting potential loans. Advisor will work with the entrepreneur to identify areas of need and opportunity, and to formulate and implement solutions. Assistance can include general business planning, development of financial projections, feasibility review, market identification, regulatory compliance, and development of administrative, financial, and operational systems.

POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES:


Entrepreneurial Assistance


· Respond to client inquires in assigned geography, or as assigned.


· Meet one on one with clients to identify their needs. Serve as an independent sounding board for the entrepreneur; helping clients to clarify goals and identify next steps.


· Assist clients over time- at their request- in exploring, developing, launching, and growing a small business venture.


· Provide direct training/assistance where appropriate; make referrals to additional training and resources when necessary.


· Create and deliver training materials for webinars, presentations and other group learning opportunities for clients.


· Maintain client confidentiality.


· Collect, update, and maintain basic client information, including number of clients, hours, nature of assistance, financing, and certain demographic data.




Loan Origination


· Assist potential borrowers in completing application materials and gathering required documents.


· Review requests for program fit, need and “bankability”; identify and propose funding models appropriate to client needs, including MCCD programs, non-profit and governmental partners, and traditional commercial funding sources.


· Where appropriate, draft loan reports outlining the strengths and weaknesses of a request, analyzing the client’s request, their business acumen, historical and projected operating results, credit, collateral, and ability to repay proposed debt.


· Present loan packages to MCCD loan committee for approval.


· Assist in gathering of follow-up information and documents for closing of approved loans.


· Conduct post-loan technical assistance with borrowers; gather periodic business information for review and reporting purposes.


· Assist in work-out and collection activities when necessary.


· Work collaboratively with other departments to manage information, reporting and document preparation for internal and external needs reports to the CDFI Fund and other loan funding sources.



QUALIFICATIONS:


Assets of most interests include the following:


• 5 or more years relevant experience in small business development or financing; demonstrated experience working in the small business sector (e.g. business technical assistance provider, business owner, sales)

• Knowledge and experience working with employee-owned cooperatives a plus.

• 3+ years’ experience working in partnerships and collaborations across-sectors and with multiple partners.

• Capacity to work cross-culturally to achieve understanding and results. Ability to establish and maintain trust readily with a diverse set of partners.

• Excellent oral and written communications skills.

• Language ability in commonly spoken languages (including Spanish, Hmong, Somali) is a plus.

• Competent computer skills including Microsoft Office programs (Excel, Word, and PowerPoint), and database systems (Salesforce).

• Design skills a plus.

• Must have reliable transportation.



KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS:


Experience in direct underwriting and/or lending.

Experience in accounting/bookkeeping.

Application Information:


The ideal individual would be able to start on or before October 1, 2021.

MCCD offers a competitive salary. We are committed to the personal and professional growth of all staff.

Individuals should send a resume and cover letter via email, attention Human Resources Email: HR@mccdmn.org

(email receipt confirmation will be sent)

In your cover letter, please share what motivates you to work with MCCD, and how your experience, skills and commitment will advance our work to create a more equitable economy. Candidates may be qualified if they have experience in some, but not all the areas and skillsets listed above. If you have a particular skillset that you think would help you excel in this role, please explain in your cover letter.


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ORGANIZATION OVERVIEW: MCCD’s mission is “to work collectively to build strong stable communities by leveraging resources for the development of people and places.”

INITIATIVE OVERVIEW: MCCD is a Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) and has been the sole association of community-based, nonprofit development organizations working across the Twin Cities area. In partnership with the seven Metro-area counties, MCCD’s Open to Business program (O2B) supports entrepreneurs at all stages of business development and growth. O2B provides free 1-on-1 technical assistance and access to capital to emerging entrepreneurs who are unable to access the commercial banking system. The program’s core constituencies include Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC), low-wealth residents, and other groups which often struggle to access traditional capital markets


MCCD IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC) and LGBTQIA+ individuals are strongly encouraged to apply.

POSITION SUMMARY: The Business Advisor will provide information, referrals and direct technical assistance to current and prospective entrepreneurs to help start, improve or expand a small business, along with helping in obtaining…

Resumo dos Detalhes

  • Comprometimento de Tempo
    Carga Horária Integral
  • Data de Início
    1 de dezembro de 2021
  • Prazo para Inscrições
    26 de novembro de 2021
Salário
USD $62.000 - USD $70.000
/ ano

Benefícios

  • 100% premium-covered healthcare + dental + vision coverage
  • 403(b) with company contribution
  • Life, AD&D, and long-term disability insurance
  • Flexible work culture, plans for hybrid work schedule starting in early 2022
  • Please inquire for more details
  • 100% premium-covered healthcare + dental + vision coverage
  • 403(b) with company contribution
  • Life, AD&D, and long-term disability insurance
  • Flexible work culture, plans for…

Nível de Proficiência do Idioma

We look for the ability to communicate with clarity in English, verbally and in writing.

Language ability in commonly spoken languages (including Spanish, Hmong, Somali) is a plus.

We look for the ability to communicate with clarity in English, verbally and in writing.

Language ability in commonly spoken languages (including Spanish, Hmong, Somali) is a plus.

Localização

Temporariamente Remoto
O trabalho pode ser executado em ou perto de Minneapolis, MN
Local Associado
Minneapolis, MN, USA

Como se inscrever

Individuals should send a resume and cover letter via email, attention Human Resources Email: HR@mccdmn.org

(email receipt confirmation will be sent)

In your cover letter, please share what motivates you to work with MCCD, and how your experience, skills and commitment will advance our work to create a more equitable economy. Candidates may be qualified if they have experience in some, but not all the areas and skillsets listed above. If you have a particular skillset that you think would help you excel in this role, please explain in your cover letter.

Individuals should send a resume and cover letter via email, attention Human Resources Email: HR@mccdmn.org

(email receipt confirmation will be sent)

In your cover letter, please…

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