Director, Human Resources
Capital for Change, the largest full-service Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) Loan Fund in Connecticut, seeks a mission-driven HR generalist with solid experience in all the basics who is ready to move beyond the transactional to lead ongoing culture change. In addition to managing the full range of HR functions for a staff of 50, including supervising payroll/benefits administrator, you will head up initiatives to create an effective hybrid work environment, promote inter-departmental collaboration, engage employees, and advance equity, diversity, and inclusion. Capital for Change is actively developing its equity, diversity, and inclusion culture and programs and enthusiastically welcomes people of all cultures, races, identities, and experiences. Key responsibilities of this position include the following: • Facilitate the alignment of C4C policies, HR programs, and culture with the mission, vision, and values. • Lead C4C’s equity, diversity, and inclusion (ED&I) initiatives, collaborating with staff and Board committees to integrate ED&I into recruiting, hiring, employee development, supervisory practices, compensation, benefits, and all aspects of the C4C work community. • Foster employee engagement, actively seek employee input, and ensure that all staff are comfortable seeking confidential, impartial support from HR. • Conduct or coordinate all recruiting and hiring activities. • Conduct or coordinate all training programs (including job skills, communication skills, cultural literacy, and other relevant topics), assess training needs, and administer the LMS. • Manage performance and compensation programs. • Maintain the Employee Handbook and related policy documents. • Manage and communicate all benefits policies, programs, and procedures, ensuring that the benefits package supports the well-being of staff and that staff are taking full advantage of available benefits. • Manage employee relations, including employee complaints, policy questions, leaves of absence, and separations. • Supervise employee who administers payroll, benefits, HR information systems, and workers’ compensation. • Coordinate facilities management in order to create a welcoming, functional, safe and comfortable working environment for all employees. Respond to facilities issues and serve as liaison to vendors regarding all facilities issues, such as security, parking, HVAC, plumbing, housekeeping, etc.
Our ideal candidate will have the following qualifications: • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, psychology, business, or a related field • At least 5 years of progressive Human Resources generalist experience covering the full range of Human Resources functions, preferably in a nonprofit environment • A servant leadership mindset • A passion for C4C’s mission • Demonstrated success in planning organizational growth and re-structuring, implementing equity and inclusion programs, fostering a positive culture, and contributing at a strategic level to an organization • Strong leadership presence with exceptional management/supervisory skills, the ability to develop new leaders through modeling and mentoring, and a natural team-orientation to sparking transformative change • Emotional intelligence to model and enable a culture of passionate service with compassion, empathy, and thoughtfulness • Unwavering commitment to do the right thing, to use persuasiveness whenever possible, and to take a stand when necessary • Extensive experience with Microsoft Office Suite and database/CRM exposure • Experience in CDFI, lending, or community-development-focused organization preferred. • Bilingual Spanish preferred. Capital for Change provides competitive pay, a generous benefits package, and a supportive environment where you will be rewarded for your contribution to our success. Salary range is $80,000 - $95,000K
Capital for Change, the largest full-service Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) Loan Fund in Connecticut, seeks a strong communicator with a broad fundraising history to grow and nurture our portfolio of social impact investors, funders, and donors. Experience with Community Development or Social Impact Investing will give you a great headstart. In this re-imagined position, you will exercise your initiative to pursue new opportunities and learn new skills and your commitment to collaboration and teamwork. Capital for Change is actively developing its equity, diversity, and inclusion culture and programs and welcomes people of all cultures, races, identities, and experiences to walk the talk with us. Key responsibilities of this position include the following: • Collaborate with senior leadership to create an overall development strategy that annually adds over $1 million. • Manage grant and social impact investment proposal process, including writing content and coordinating activities of others. • Identify, contact, cultivate, and negotiate agreements with potential social impact investors, including financial planners and individual investors. • Maintain positive, long-term relationships with donors and investors. • Partner with the Marketing & Communications Officer and Community & Business Development Officer for fundraising-related outreach and communications. • Collaborate with the Board of Directors to leverage support from donors and social impact investors, corporate and philanthropic sources. • Coordinate with Finance Department to set budgets and submit timely and accurate funder reports. • Oversee all written and online donor appeals, as well as donor contributions and acknowledgements. • Oversee completion of reporting requirements and deadlines pertaining to grant funders and social impact investors. • Oversee management of the donor database, mailing lists, and corporate registrations.
Our ideal candidate will have the following qualifications: • Bachelor’s degree in a related field • At least 5 years of general nonprofit/CDFI/Community Development experience with at least 3 years of relevant fundraising experience and increasing levels of responsibility in nonprofit fundraising. • Experience with Social Impact Investment preferred, or comparable experience, e.g. planned giving, major gifts. • Experience with financial investments a plus. • CFRE certification preferred • Computer software: Excel, Word, Salesforce, and donor management software or comparable programs. Ability to grasp new software programs. • Grant writing: Demonstrated grant writing success, especially state and federal grants. • Communication: Demonstrated writing skills and the ability to communicate complex financial, programmatic, and business concepts to a wide variety of different audiences in a simple and compelling manner. • Financial: Strong aptitude for numbers and excellent analytical skills with a high level of attention to detail. • Commitment to working collaboratively as a member of a team as well as across departments, including a willingness to seek consensus and to share ideas and power. • Self-starter who will identify and pursue the knowledge and skills they need to succeed just as they identify and pursue prospects. • Actively promote equity and inclusivity as a leader in the organization. • Ability to be effective in a fast-paced environment with multiple tasks and deadlines. • Strong interpersonal skills, with high degree of tact and diplomacy. • Excellent organizational skills; ability to handle confidential information. Capital for Change provides competitive pay, a generous benefits package, and a supportive environment where you will be rewarded for your contribution to our success. Salary range is $75,000 - $90,000K
Underwriter (Affordable Housing, Community Development)
We’re adding to our Commercial Lending team! Bring your commercial lending experience and grow with us! Capital for Change is actively developing its equity, diversity, and inclusion culture and programs and welcomes people of all cultures, races, identities, and experiences to walk the talk with us. Capital for Change, the largest full-service Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) Loan Fund in Connecticut, seeks a self-starter with affordable housing underwriting experience to help to advance C4C’s mission of providing flexible financing to borrowers, primarily for affordable housing projects. Key responsibilities of this position include the following: • Screen and underwrite financing requests, including collection and analysis of application materials. • Provide support to other C4C staff members on project specific analysis and underwriting for affordable multi-family, single family, and some nonprofit lending transactions as well as loan modifications, extensions and workouts. • Serve as a member of the C4C Internal Loan Committee and make recommendations on loans presented to the committee. • Assist with commercial loan documentation. • Prepare Loan Approval Documents, present to Loan Committee, and manage closing process with legal counsel. • Coordinate with third party providers including inspections, environmental work and appraisals. • Participate in management of construction loan advances for applicable loans. • Provide technical assistance as needed to C4C borrowers. • Answer phone calls, provide basic information for loan inquiries, and direct callers to appropriate parties within the organization.
Our ideal candidate will have the following qualifications: • At least three years of experience in commercial loan underwriting with a CDFI, bank, or other financial institution related to affordable housing development and real estate construction. • Bachelor’s degree in relevant field or equivalent additional experience. • Knowledge of and experience with public and private sector funding sources for affordable housing and community development. • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, Salesforce, and loan servicing software. • Deep commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion and ability to welcome and empower all. • Strong verbal and written communication skills. • Excellent organizational, multi-tasking, and problem-solving skills. • Keen attention to detail and accuracy. Capital for Change provides a competitive pay and benefits package and a supportive environment where you will be rewarded for your contribution to our success. Please send your resume by clicking Apply Now. For priority attention, please provide a cover letter and salary expectations.