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Economic Development Loan Officer – Telecommuter in CU’s seven-state coverage area

 Summary of Position

The Economic Development Lender is responsible for marketing of loans products and other services available from Communities Unlimited (CU); originations, underwriting and managing loan requests from throughout our target market; monitoring the performance of loan portfolios; and providing accurate and complete impact data for reporting.  This position is responsible for developing and managing a variety of relationships, including with: borrower organizations; financial institutions; state and federal agencies; consultants and advisors; other public/private institutions; peers and team members; loan committees; and the CU Senior Leadership Team.  The Economic Development Loan Officer will contribute data, stories and other information needed for marketing and/or fundraising efforts of the Senior Leadership Team.

Education/Certification Requirements

This position requires a minimum of Bachelor’s Degree in accounting, business, or related field. Must hold a valid drivers-license (state of residency) and have a reliable personal vehicle and maintain at least the state minimum personal automotive liability insurance required for job-related travel within a typical 50-300-mile radius from the assigned CU Field office location within seven state region.  

Must be authorized to work in the USA.

Experience/Skills Requirements

A minimum of one year of experience underwriting and servicing small business loans is required.  Preference is given to individuals who also have accounting experience.

Successful Economic Development Lenders typically have the following skills or experience.

  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills
  • Ability to work well with others, build and maintain strong professional and client relationships
  • Ability to facilitate workshops and training both in person and virtually
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills
  • Ability to learn to use other computer software as required for this position
  • Ability to work independently
  • Excellent customer service skills and/or experience

Benefits
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.

Please see a full description here.

Please submit resumes to Human Resources by 5:00 pm Friday, April 9th , 2021. Click Here to Apply

Community Facilitator – Amarillo, TX

Summary of Position
The Community Facilitator effectively engages and guides targeted communities to enable the building of local capacity to envision entrepreneurial opportunities and to develop and sustain strategies to move their community toward prosperity. Pursuant to the community’s self-defined strategy, the Community Facilitator leverages and closely coordinates with other Communities Unlimited staff and other strategic partners to implement training and technical assistance to complete tasks necessary to accomplish strategic goals and desired community sustainability outcomes.

Position Requirements
The position requires satisfaction of one of the following Options for satisfying education/certification and experience requirements.

      1. Bachelor’s degree in community and economic development, political science, sociology, or public administration with at least 3-years-experience working in community development or community organizing.
      2. A minimum of 6-years-experience working in community development or community organizing activities with evidence of mastery-level skills in community facilitation that resulted in achievement of goals within projected timeline.
      3. Completion of a twelve (12) month internship with Communities Unlimited with successful performance evaluation related to community engagement.

Additional Position Requirements
Demonstrated proficiency using Windows-based computers and Microsoft Office Suite (e.g. Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint) is required. Preference may be given for experience with Microsoft 365 cloud-based SharePoint and TEAMs experience.

Preference will be given for applicants that demonstrate prior successful experience engaging and facilitating rural community stakeholders.

Successful community facilitators have the:

    • Ability to build effective professional relationships with a diverse audience.
    • Ability to work independently with limited supervision to accomplish goals.
    • Ability to manage competing timelines and project deliverables while maintaining effective communication with implementation team members and clients.

Must hold a valid drivers-license (state of residency) and have a reliable personal vehicle and maintain at least the state minimum personal automotive liability insurance required for job-related travel within a typical 50-300 mile radius from the assigned CU Field office location.

Must be authorized to work in the USA.

Benefits
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.

Please see a full description here.

Please submit resumes to Human Resources by 5:00 pm Monday, April 5th, 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.