Program Officer – Louisiana

Company Overview:

TruFund was established in 2005 as a national nonprofit organization that advances economic opportunity for people, businesses, and communities in need.  As a nonprofit, mission-driven entity, TruFund offers affordable loan capital to small businesses and nonprofit organizations that are financially viable but have difficulty accessing capital from banks or other conventional lenders.  TruFund offers more than a loan – we provide an opportunity for underserved small businesses and low-income communities to thrive.

TruFund is a Community Development Financial Institution “CDFI”.  The New Markets Tax Credit program is part of the portfolio of products and services that TruFund offers to enable access to private investment in distressed communities.  The program is designed to connect community-owned businesses with private capital to enable community economic development and wealth creation in underserved communities.

Position Summary:

Under the direction of the Market Manager, the Program Officer  is the direct contact with TruFund’s clients. The Program Officer  builds relationships within their region or area by speaking at public events and offering or referring clients to program areas within TruFund, including but not limited to Lending or Disaster Recovery programs. They are responsible for identifying, acquiring and expanding access to grant funding and additional sources of capital within their target markets with as well as providing training and business advisory services to small businesses and non-profit organizations.  They serve as the front end of pipeline development, developing sources of capital, promoting TruFund’s offerings within their markets and raising community and stakeholder awareness of TruFund’s services.

Primary Job Functions:

  • Provide expert knowledge of TruFund’s programs, services and products to develop a tailored approach to potential clients in their regions
  • Leverage deep familiarity and a large business network within the geography they serve
  • Identify and cultivate funding and grant sources to provide program and lending capital in their state or region
  • Partner with and refer potential clients to internal teams at TruFund including Lending, Disaster Recovery and New Market Tax Credits
  • Deliver training and client advisory services to community clients
  • Represent TruFund at local and state events to increase community awareness of TruFund’s services
  • Deliver presentations to local and state stakeholders and constituents outlining TruFund’s offerings

Education and Related Work Experience:

  • 3-5 years of banking or financial services experiences or 3-5 years services in a non-profit environment
  • 3-5 years in community development or community organizing
  • 3-5 years in consulting environment
  • Sales experience within a financial services environment
  • Bachelor’s degree

Attributes

  • Proactive and self-starting
  • Creative in identifying prospects, products and opportunities
  • Efficient: understands where and how to expend limited time and resources
  • Optimistic and persistent

Salary:  Grant funded position.  Salary commensurate with experience.

To Apply:

Please email your resume and cover letter with salary requirements in MS Word format to ljames@jamesgoodeassociates.com and scgoode@jamesgoodeassoicates.com.

Place “Program Officer – Louisiana” 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.

Disclaimer:

The statements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the employee in this position. These statements are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of a person in this position. The position will be subject to adhoc request as needed.

TruFund Financial Services is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and E-Verify Employer