Program Assistant in Lending – Fayetteville, AR

The Program Assistant performs complex and confidential administrative functions to ensure department operations flow smoothly, including a variety of operational functions that include support the team’s initiatives for loan development, underwriting, closing, ongoing portfolio servicing and management, and other special projects as needed.  The Assistant works with a minimum of supervision in a deadline-driven environment while providing a wide-range of support services to the Director of Lending and Lending staff. The work flow often includes processes and/or information that is related to confidential matters, and requires absolute protection of this information.  This position also requires a high level of customer service and an ability to respectfully and professionally communicate with internal and external customers that may be in an agitated state.

Education/Certification Requirements

An associate’s degree is required. An emphasis in business or entrepreneurship degree is preferred.
Must be able to provide documentation of eligibility to work in the USA.

Skills and Experience

A minimum of 3 years of experience in a position dealing directly with customers is required; for example, positions in accounts receivable/payables, operations, human resources, a call center, customer service desk or complaint resolution.  Prior experience in customer service is preferred.

A minimum of 4 years of verified work history also is required.

Proficiency in computer use, including Microsoft Office suite (Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint) is required.


Communities Unlimited offers generous Medical/Dental/Vision benefits with the organization paying the significant majority of the cost. Company paid long-term disability; automatic company 401K contribution once new hires are eligible; 401K match; 11 paid holidays; two weeks paid vacation awarded upon hire (Prorated based upon date of hire); new hires begin accumulating sick leave immediately upon hire at a rate of 8 hours per month. Communities Unlimited reimburses all employees for travel expenses.

The entry-level salary for this position is: $38,053.

Please see a full description HERE.

UPDATE:  Please submit resumes to Human Resources by 10:00 am Friday, February 26, 2021.  Click HERE to apply.

Communities Unlimited, Inc. is a 501(c)3 nonprofit community development organization founded in Arkansas in 1976. CU’s mission is to move rural and under-resourced communities in areas of persistent poverty to sustainable prosperity. CU staff provides a full range of management consulting, technical assistance, financing, and training to strengthen communities and small businesses. We serve the following seven states: Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Oklahoma, Tennessee and Texas.

Communities Unlimited, Inc. is an EOE M/F/Disability/Veteran employer, provider and lender.

Applicants have rights under Federal Employment Laws and link to the three posters: Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) Poster (FMLA regulations were revised to allow for electronic posting as long as such posting otherwise meets the requirements of the regulations.); Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Poster; and Employee Polygraph Protection Act (EPPA) Poster.