Northern California Community Loan Fund (NCCLF) seeks an exceptional President who is committed to building financially strong and culturally vibrant communities. The successful candidate will be a strong and innovative leader, a stellar communicator, and be firmly committed to advancing racial and economic equity in underserved communities. NCCLF’s current President, Mary Rogier, will be leaving the organization in early 2019 after providing 20 years of outstanding service.
The Northern California Community Loan Fund (NCCLF) works in collaboration with local partners to confront issues of social justice and financial equity. NCCLF provides nonprofits, small businesses, and social enterprises with strategic investment and guidance to deepen work, scale impact, and strengthen our communities.
NCCLF is one of the country’s 950 Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs). Since its inception in 1987, NCCLF has invested more than $254 million into projects throughout Northern and Central California, impacting the lives of over 1.5 million community members. The organization’s lending and consulting services support organizations that develop affordable housing; provide critical social, medical and youth services to low-income people; create community arts programs; and increase people’s access to healthy foods.
NCCLF is governed by a 13-member board of directors. The organization’s current operational budget is approximately $7M. There are currently 37 staff, including a Leadership Team of 6. NCCLF’s programs and services include:
Over the past 30 years, NCCLF has made tremendous improvements to nonprofits and enterprises in the community. Its recent initiatives have further advanced the viability of these organizations across Northern and Central California. For example:
NCCLF partners with California State University Fresno to offer a Community Facilities Challenge where students from Finance, Design, Construction Management and Humanics work together to develop a real estate analysis on behalf of a community based organization to benefit a low-income community.
NCCLF’s FY19 – FY21 strategic plan outlines three core focus areas which include:
Impact and Influence – A commitment to advancing economic equity by providing products and services to enterprises that lack access to capital or fulfill a community need; advancing racial equity by supporting enterprises that are led by people of color or address issues related to people of color; meeting the needs of low and moderate income individuals by preserving and supporting the community through lending that fills a gap in the housing market; supporting the growth and sustainability of nonprofits that align with NCCLF’s mission; and, forging strategic partnerships, sharing best practices and participating in systems change work.
The new President should be passionate about NCCLF’s work, have a strong vision about NCCLF’s future direction, and provide strong, credible leadership both inside and outside the organization. The new leader will directly engage with marginalized communities in accordance with NCCLF’s commitment to promoting equity and building strong and healthy communities.
The President will report to the Board of Directors, and will have direct reports including the Director of Finance and Administration, the Director of Development and Communications, the Chief Lending Officer, theDirector of Strategic Initiatives, and the Director of Consulting Services. The President will also:
Experience and Attributes
Ideal candidates for this position will bring a variety of experiences and attributes to NCCLF, including:
A career that demonstrates a strong commitment to building social, economic, and political power in marginalized communities.
Demonstrated experience in one or more of NCCLF’s core lines of business.
An innovator and stellar strategist with a successful track record aligning multiple stakeholders around a common vision and related strategies; and the ability to also foster an outcomes-driven team.
Well-honed business acumen; and proven experience with fiscal management and operations.
A successful track record developing relationships with investors, cultivating and expanding investor relationships, and securing funding from individual and institutional investors.
A collaborative leadership style, including experience inspiring and motivating staff, and fostering collaboration and professional development.
Demonstrated experience fostering high performance teams.
Demonstrated experience in advancing a racial and economic equity agenda.
Experience and ability to interact with diverse audiences and stakeholders, and the ability to listen to and be responsive to communities served.
Masterful communication skills with excellent interpersonal and networking skills: a communicator who inspires genuineness and trust.
Experience supporting the Board of Directors in its governance role, fostering its ongoing development, and engaging its members in strategy and resource development.
Familiarity with CDFI’s business lines and the community development sector a plus.
Salary will be competitive and commensurate with experience.
To apply, e-mail resume, cover letter and salary requirements to: NCCLF@raffa.com (e-mail applications are required). Only complete applications will be considered. For other inquiries contact Peggy Sand at firstname.lastname@example.org. Resume reviews begin immediately.
NCCLF provides equal employment opportunities without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, pregnancy or recent childbirth or related medical condition, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, the use of a guide or support animal because of blindness, deafness or physical handicap of any individual, citizenship, veteran or military status, genetic information, marital status, familial status, domestic or sexual violence victim status, possession of a GED instead of a high school diploma, or any other protected characteristic under applicable federal, state or local laws.
About Raffa, PC
On behalf of NCCLF, Raffa, PC is working with the Board of Directors and leading the President search. Founded in 1984, Raffa is, and always has been, a mission-driven professional services firm seeking to do more for nonprofits and socially conscious companies. We exist to do meaningful work for organizations like NCCLF who are making a difference in our communities and our world. Learn more about Raffa at www.raffa.com.