Community Impact Analyst (accepting applications in Birmingham, AL; Houston, TX; New York, NY; New Orleans, LA)

Company Overview:

TruFund Financial Services, Inc. (TruFund) is a national Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) with offices in New York City; New Orleans and Baton Rouge, Louisiana; Houston, Texas and Birmingham Alabama. TruFund seeks to stimulate economic development in communities that are underserved by traditional banking institutions by providing affordable capital, hands-on technical assistance and innovative solutions to small businesses, nonprofit organizations, real estate developers, and other CDFIs. In the largest single round in the history of the New Markets Tax Credit (NMTC) Program since its creation in 2001, TruFund Financial Services, Inc. was recently awarded $55 million to spur economic and community development in distressed and low-income communities.
Learn more about TruFund at www.trufund.org.

Position Summary:

Community Impact Analyst will ensure the effective evaluation of outputs, outcomes, and impacts related to TruFund’s lending and programmatic activities. Support continuous efforts to improve data accuracy and quality, including projects to strengthen how TruFund captures, stores, and uses data.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: 70-80%

  • Manage and continually improve TruFund programmatic data collection and analysis methodology
  • Develop, track, and report to senior staff on TruFund’s outputs and outcome benchmarks to determine effectiveness in meeting our programmatic and lending strategic objectives.
  • Analyze and compile data and produce narrative content and visualizations for proposals and reports.
  • Conduct research on new and existing initiatives to determine impact and ultimate outcomes of TruFund’s programmatic work and lending activities.
  • Collect, analyze and research new and existing initiatives and trends in best practices in the field of community economic development.
  • Supports the Resource Development and Program Managers with tasks related to the research and demographic analysis to produce competitive grant applications and related projects.
  • Provide support with grant research, including research on market demographics, statistics for grant applications.
  • Collect, compile and analyze information for both internal and external grant reporting requirements. Ensure compliance for all grant requirements.

Secondary Responsibilities: 20-30%

  • Design and conduct surveys as needed and provide data validation and quality assurance of datasets.
  • Develop and gathering success stories and key impact data to use in investor and media presentations

Research, Writing and Analytical skills:

  • Prior report writing experience preferred
  • Utilizes research and analytical skills for data collection, data mining, and analysis in an effort to inquire, examine, find or review facts using relevant knowledge.
  • Extreme curiosity about, and ability to collect, manage, track, monitor, and incorporate into program and lending impact reports, grant outcome measurement reporting, and external communications.
  • Ability to understand and analyze economic impact data from industry relevant sources, including CDFI Fund, government, academia, etc for use in developing narratives and mid to long range program outcomes.
  • Ability to quickly establish familiarity with the socioeconomic, business, and public/private landscape of localities and regions that TruFund serves through the review of regional and local economic development plans and strategies, conversations with TruFund market directors and board members, monitoring of activities partner organizations, stakeholders, and funders who work in/target these areas, and other industry/mission-related internet news sources and ListServs.
  • Ability to succinctly summarize relevant points of data for incorporation into grant proposals, grants reporting, and fundraising and program planning strategy meetings.

Technology Skills:

  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Power BI software and Dynamics CRM
  • Ability to use databases, pull reports, and create /manage/present spreadsheets
  • Strong knowledge of computer programs and online document sharing programs
  • Familiarity with scheduling/planning software (such as Outlook, Salesforce, or Ecivis) or other innovative tools for managing external reporting deadlines.
  • Familiarity with online mapping / data research tools such as US Census, and GIS to visualize, question, analyze, and interpret data to understand relationships, patterns, and trends (a plus, but not required).

Professional Skills:

  • Demonstrated project management experience: Ability to motivate colleagues serving at all organizational levels to prioritize and meet deadlines for timely submission of comprehensive grant proposals and Funders reports.
  • Ability to work independently, take initiative, follow-through and solve problems.
  • Ability to deal with ambiguity in a diverse work environment.
  • Extremely resourceful – and willingness to manage identified resources for use by entire organization.
  • Ability to organize information and pay extremely close attention to detail.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Strong drafting and editing skills.
  • Ability to build and maintain relationships and interact effectively with senior level administrators and support staff in each TruFund market (NY, LA, AL, TX) via e-mail, webinars, phone conferences and in-person meetings.
  • Experience handling highly sensitive and confidential business matters required.

To Apply:

Please email your resume and cover letter with salary requirements in MS Word format to kevans@trufund.org.

Resumes not accompanied by a cover letter will not be considered.

Place “Community Impact Analyst” in the subject line of your e-mail.

We appreciate all responses, but due to the volume of applications we receive, we are not able to give status updates, but if you are invited for an interview, you will be contacted by a member of TruFund staff.

TruFund Financial Services is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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