Every day, staff at the Community Business Partnership (CBP) make a difference in the economy of Northern Virginia! In 2017, the CBP's highly qualified trainers and counselors created over 350 training events attended by over 4,000 entrepreneurs resulting in 763 individuals receiving one-on-one counseling. This activity led to the creation of 56 new businesses, 604 new or retained jobs, and over $3.5MM in direct capital investment.
Whether it's helping an entrepreneur meet the challenges of starting a business or helping a struggling business owner understand a path to growth, you can be part of the CBP solution!
George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Mason's academic and culturally inclusive environment.
About the CBP
The Community Business Partnership (CBP) is an independent not-for-profit corporation that is part of George Mason University's Mason Enterprise Center under the Office of Entrepreneurship and Innovation. Located in Springfield, Virginia, the CBP's mission is to be a complete resource center providing training and support to those seeking to start and build successful small businesses.
The Director is responsible for developing business lending opportunities and managing a portfolio of business loans.
CBP is seeking an entrepreneurially minded individual who can build on previous efforts to expand the CBP's financial products and services.
This position reports to the Executive Director of the Community Business Partnership (CBP) and works closely with other CBP Program Directors and staff to meet the overall CBP objectives and serve the needs of low-income, socially disadvantaged communities.
The Director's position is part has responsibilities and duties in the following areas:
Identify and apply for additional funds to both capitalize the Center's revolving loan fund as well as support the Center's operations.
Maintain the CBP's US Treasury CDFI status and market loan products to CBP's designated target markets.
Develop key relationships with commercial bankers and other lenders in order to make appropriate referrals, develop new products and services, and create working relationships for future deals and bank loan opportunities.
Analyze and underwrite loan requests, provide recommendations to loan committee, and work with legal counsel on developing appropriate closing documents.
Maintain working relationship with clients who have loans to ensure compliance with loan requirements and minimize loan losses.
Master’s Degree in finance, economics, or related field, or an equivalent Bachelor’s degree with extensive demonstrated experience in the lending industry;
Proven leadership and an in-depth understanding of the CDFI industry and requirements;
Demonstrated knowledge or experience in commercial business loan analysis and underwriting, collections, managing loan portfolios, sustainable lending practices, and loan portfolio maintenance;
Demonstrated knowledge of US Treasury CDFI regulatory and compliance issues;
Flexible and able to multi-task. Ability to work within an ambitious, fast-moving entrepreneurial environment while also working toward clarity and solutions;
Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively in a team environment and independently to analyze and solve problems;
Maintains high ethics and confidentiality with respect to borrowers, colleagues and the public at large when representing business lending and the Community Business Partnership;
Demonstrated knowledge of and experience using business lending software, Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint and Excel) without administrative support; and
Excellent communication skills, both written and oral.
Ability to read and speak Spanish
Salary: Commensurate with education and experience.
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Special Instructions to Applicants:
For full consideration, applicants must apply at https://jobs.gmu.edu/; complete and submit the online application; and upload a cover letter, resume, and a list of three professional references with contact information.
George Mason University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, committed to promoting inclusion and equity in its community. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability or veteran status, or any characteristic protected by law.
Internal Number: 44321
About George Mason University
George Mason University is Virginia's largest public university located in the suburbs of Washington, D.C. With strong undergraduate and graduate degree programs in engineering, information technology, public policy, economics, visual and performing arts, life sciences and biotechnology, Mason prepares its alumni to succeed in the workforce and meet the needs of the region and the world.