Loan Officer II –  North Little Rock, AR

Communities Unlimited is looking for a Loan Officer II based in our North Little Rock, AR office.

The Loan Officer is responsible for marketing loan products and other services available from Communities Unlimited (CU); originating, underwriting and managing loan requests from throughout our target market, monitoring the performance of loan portfolios; overseeing the use of a lending database (Nortridge); and oversight of all reporting and data collection.    The loan officer will be responsible for monitoring the performance of the loan portfolio, taking necessary actions to ensure that quality is maintained and performing collection responsibilities when necessary.

The Loan Officer will work with existing partners and cultivate new partners and relationships to develop a strong referral network leading to increased loan volume.

On an annual basis, goals will be established for number and dollars of loans to be originated, approved and closed. The applicant is expected to meet these goals.

 Education/Certification Requirements

A Bachelor’s degree in business, finance, accounting or related field is required; or, an Associate’s Degree plus evidence of completion of two (2) lending schools/workshops.

Must provide Authorization to work in the U.S.

Experience/Skills Requirements

A minimum of 3 years of practical experience in loan origination, underwriting, closing, servicing and collections for small business loans and at least one other type of loans (e.g. commercial, community facilities). A minimum of 2 years of experience lending to or working in partnership with nonprofits, CDFIs, municipalities or other community development entities. Demonstrated experience closing / servicing a minimum of $3 million in loans. Ability to manage multiple projects from multiple team members and work in a team environment is necessary.

The position requires strong financial, analytical and writing skills. Must be accurate and detail oriented. Proficient in the use of a personal computer including software programs such as Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook in a Windows environment; and, ability to use video conferencing tools (e.g. Skype, ZOOM, TEAMs) etc. Familiarity with cloud-based systems is a plus.

Must have reliable transportation and be willing to travel throughout CU’s target market.

Must provide a valid Driver’s License and proof of insurance.

Please see a full description here.

Please submit resumes to Human Resources by Saturday, May 2nd, 2020 (11:59 pm CDT) via Ziprecruiter. Click Here to Apply

CU is a 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 provide 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.

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