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Career Opportunities at Inclusiv

Inclusiv is a dynamic, growth-oriented intermediary specializing in bringing financial services to low-income communities through nonprofit, member-owned community development credit unions (CDCUs).  Based in New York City, Inclusiv provides financial, technical, and educational services to credit unions serving low-income and economically disenfranchised communities. Please click below for details on this opportunity.

Communications Officer (New York, NY )

Communications Officer Job Description

Inclusiv has an immediate opening for an experienced Communications Officer to join our marketing and communications team. We seek a dynamic communications professional to execute our national marketing and communications strategy, and to engage and cultivate stakeholders among the media, a diverse practitioner field, and social impact investors. The Officer will be an excellent writer, effective at communicating clearly with diverse audiences and stakeholders across multiple channels. S/he will have the ability to coordinate multiple projects and priorities and bring assignments to successful, timely completion. The Officer will be effective at synthesizing and drafting information and materials gathered from multiple sources.

The Officer must be able to develop and manage against project timelines as well as respond to changing priorities. S/he will be able to develop strong relationships and work collaboratively with Inclusiv staff across the organization and with members and contacts at external partners from funders to vendors.

The successful candidate will have a demonstrated commitment to social justice issues.

The Communications Officer reports to the VP of Marketing and Communications.

Primary Responsibilities:

Communications Content and Dissemination, Social Media and Digital Strategy

  • Write, create and distribute monthly newsletters, press releases, talking points, PPT presentations and announcements about Inclusiv and its member community development credit unions; must also have experience in writing and producing briefs, summaries, case studies and reports
  • Work with the VP of Marketing and Communications to develop and execute a strategy for the Inclusiv’s digital presence that advances the organization’s broader strategic objectives
  • Coordinate and draft regular communications materials to Inclusiv members, potential members, industry supporters and allies, government officials, investors and funders
  • Manage Inclusiv’s e-communications including our website, email and social media channels
  • Engage members for interviews to develop impact stories, and document and share best practices
  • Support the VP of Marketing and Communications on the development of Inclusiv communications and marketing collateral
  • Manage a variety of graphic design tasks
  • Develop and build relationships with press (both credit union trades and others) to develop stories, follow-up on press releases and announcements and ensure coverage of how CDCUs are helping low-income Americans achieve financial independence
  • Track and further develop the Inclusiv’s communications metrics and analysis to inform improvements and decisions for digital and offline strategies
  • Create and manage content for use on digital channels, including social media posts, images or other digital assets
  • Oversee contact management strategy
  • Prepare thank you letters, marketing materials and other correspondence on behalf of Inclusiv funders and sponsors
  • Support communications and materials associated with Inclusiv’s Annual Conference and other events

Required Skills

The successful candidate is highly motivated, energetic, passionate, and enjoys working in a fast-paced environment. S\he must possess excellent organizational skills with attention to detail. S\he will have strong project management and time management skills. Must be a self-starter and have excellent written and verbal communication skills. A team player, the ideal candidate will be comfortable in working across multiple areas of expertise, backgrounds and skills to develop, hone and refine messaging for the organization and the credit union movement.

  • Must have superb writing skills and the ability to edit the writing of others
  • Demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Office products, databases, website CMS, email platforms, image editing, social media and digital communications strategies required.
  • Experience with WordPress is required.
  • Must have graphic design experience and experience with Adobe Creative Cloud applications; including experience with Photoshop and InDesign.
  • Experience managing and growing social media platforms, including Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn, is required.
  • Experience in external-facing communications is required. Experience in B2B and B2AC communications is required.
  • Experience using Sales Force is preferred.
  • Must be comfortable working in a matrixed environment, working with cross-functional teams.
  • Bachelor’s degree required. A minimum of three to five years of work experience is required, preferably including communications experience in the nonprofit field.

To Apply: Please send resume, cover letter, three (3) writing samples (must include at least one consumer-facing communication), and the names and contact information for three professional references to hrcom@inclusiv.org.

Resumes will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

About Inclusiv

At Inclusiv, we believe that true financial inclusion is a fundamental right. Our mission is to help low- and moderate-income people and communities achieve financial independence through credit unions. We dedicate ourselves to closing the gaps and removing barriers to financial opportunities for people living in distressed and underserved communities. Inclusiv is a certified CDFI intermediary that transforms local progress into lasting national change. We provide capital, make connections, build capacity, develop innovative products and services and advocate for our member community development credit unions (CDCUs). Inclusiv members serve over eight million residents of low-income urban, rural and reservation-based communities across the US and hold over $99 billion in community-controlled assets. Founded in 1974, Inclusiv is headquartered in New York, NY, with offices in Madison, WI and Atlanta, GA.

Inclusiv is an equal opportunity employer that works with member credit unions that serve ethnically, economically, and geographically diverse markets and communities. We value our diverse staff and membership and seek to maintain that tradition of diversity in all of our recruitment efforts. It is the policy of Inclusiv to provide equal opportunity in all aspects of employment to all employees or applicants for employment without discrimination on the basis of regard to sex, race, color, religion, age, ancestry, national origin, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status and any additional categories protected by applicable federal, state or local laws.

Development Associate (New York, NY )

Development Associate

Inclusiv is a dynamic, growth-oriented non-profit organization dedicated to promoting financial inclusion and empowerment to low-income and underserved consumers and communities.  Founded in 1974, Inclusiv is headquartered in Lower Manhattan with offices in Madison, WI and Atlanta, GA. Inclusiv offers a wide range of advocacy, educational, training, investment, marketing, and outreach programs to support and assist CDCUs.

Inclusiv is seeking a great writer with strong organizational skills to join our team as Development Associate. The Associate position will report to the Vice President of Strategic Initiatives and support her and the CEO with all fundraising and grant management activities. Specifically, the Development Associate will coordinate responses to funding opportunities, working closely with Inclusiv Programs and Capital teams to gather guidance and information on the key proposal questions in order to draft compelling funding applications. The Associate will also manage grant reporting for the organization, including managing all grant terms and due dates, writing strong grant reports, and coordinating with programs and accounting staff to collect all required information for submission.  The Associate will primarily work on grant writing and reporting for institutional funders, including corporations and private foundations, and will also support creating materials for other external audiences.

The ideal candidate is an excellent writer, a great project manager, and passionate about the financial inclusion of low-income people. We are seeking someone who can see the big picture goals of each project, find the alignment of Inclusiv and funder priorities, and translate that intersection into strong proposals. Previous fundraising experience is welcome but not required.

This position is based at Inclusiv’s offices in New York City.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Coordinate all aspects of fundraising and grant management for the organization
  • Lead grant contract management and reporting, including overseeing reporting calendar, writing reports, and coordinating across teams to gather all necessary information and documents in the grant process
  • Coordinate submission of funding proposals, including gathering guidance and input from CEO, leadership team, and project leads on proposal focus, goals and implementation plan in order to draft strong proposals that are aligned with Inclusiv approach and priorities
  • Support funder relationship management, including preparing high-quality materials and presentations for CEO and leadership on Inclusiv programs and impact, and coordinating next steps and follow-up as needed
  • Research funders and prospective funders to better understand their priorities and identify new funding opportunities for Inclusiv
  • Participate in key funder meetings and internal project management meetings in order to stay up to speed on key funded projects and programs that are fundraising
  • Other duties as needed and as projects evolve

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions required of this position.

Desired Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • 2-4 years relevant work experience.
  • Excellent writing skills, ability to translate ideas and projects into clear and compelling narrative
  • Strong knowledge of grant writing and reporting for institutional funders, whether directly as a fundraiser or indirectly as program or communications staff at a nonprofit
  • Highly organized with demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects at once and to prioritize tasks to meet deadlines
  • Dedicated to always producing the highest quality work and motivated to constantly seek new and better ways to reach goals
  • Able to project manage independently but also skilled at working productively with team members to get things done
  • Commitment to Inclusiv’s mission to help low- and moderate-income people and communities achieve financial inclusion
  • Knowledge of consumer financial services, financial counseling and education, and/or community development financial a plus

Please submit cover letter and resume to hr@cdcu.coop.

Inclusiv is an equal opportunity employer that works with member credit unions which serve ethnically, economically, and geographically diverse markets and communities. We value our diverse staff and membership and seek to maintain that tradition of diversity in all of our recruitment efforts. It is the policy of Inclusiv to provide equal opportunity in all aspects of employment to all employees or applicants for employment without discrimination on the basis of regard to sex, race, color, religion, age, ancestry, national origin, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status and any additional categories protected by applicable federal, state or local laws.

About Us

At Inclusiv, we believe that true financial inclusion is a fundamental right. Our mission is to help low- and moderate-income people and communities achieve financial independence through credit unions. We dedicate ourselves to closing the gaps and removing barriers to financial opportunities for people living in distressed and underserved communities. Inclusiv is a certified CDFI intermediary that transforms local progress into lasting national change. We provide capital, make connections, build capacity, develop innovative products and services and advocate for our member community development credit unions (CDCUs). Inclusiv members serve over eight million residents of low-income urban, rural and reservation-based communities across the US and hold over $99 billion in community-controlled assets. Founded in 1974, Inclusiv is headquartered in New York, NY, with offices in Madison, WI and Atlanta, GA.

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Opportunities Credit Union -- President & CEO (Winooski, VT )

Opportunities Credit Union

POSITION TITLE: President & CEO                             Updated: January 2017

CLASSIFICATION: Exempt                                             POSITION REPORTS TO: Board of Directors

 

The CEO is responsible for:

  1. Strategic Planning and Execution. Work with the board of directors on the establishment and execution of major goals and objectives for the credit union.
  2. Overseeing tThe full range of business activities including policy development, staffing, budget and operations, planning, and reporting.
  3. Direction and administration of branch operations ensuring all aspects of compliance and security oversight appropriate for financial institutions and National Credit Union Administration (NCUA) standards.
  4. Board Liaison- Reporting to the Board of Directors and responsible for working with the Board Chair in setting the board agenda, annual calendar, preparing required board materials, and ensuring that all governance activities are being met. Responsible for ensuring financial and management reporting is timely and accurate, providing staff support to the Board of Director and other committees, attending Board meeting and providing the necessary materials and education of volunteers to assist them in functioning appropriately as members of committees and the Board of Directors.
  5. Development and implementation of policies and procedures required to manage the credit union in a safe and sound manner while ensuring that the credit union is in compliance with all State and Federal laws and regulations set forth by the National Credit Union Administration and other regulatory agencies.
  6. Staff Development including recruiting, selecting and managing a high performing management team, ensuring that the credit union is adequately staffed with competent employees, evaluating their job performance, ensuring a high level of member service and quality, planning and overseeing employee compensation and benefit programs. Ensuring compliance with all HR regulations. Ensuring that all staff and board members are properly trained and following all policies, laws and guidelines applicable to credit unions
  7. Developing and implementing Products, Service and Solutions, understanding and staying on top of the gaps and issues in our target market, overseeing the provision of a full range of services to members and prospective members in a safe and sustainable manner.
  8. Budget and Operations -Overseeing the development of a budget for the credit union that is consistent with the overall strategic plan. Analyzing contracts, programs, services and work flow and making changes to improve efficiency, mitigate risks and reduce costs. Managing the financial plan to ensure the credit union remains a sustainable organization meeting its mission in our community.
  9. Planning-Conduct business development activities to promote growth and development of the credit union

 

QUALIFICATIONS

EDUCATION/CERTIFICATION: College Degree, Masters preferred with ongoing training and professional development in the areas required for the position.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE: Working knowledge of financial regulations, Credit Union products & services, finance/accounting, IT systems, Human Resources compensation and benefits regulations and practices, Lending and Secondary Markets, Grant Writing and Management.

EXPERIENCE REQUIRED: 10 years or more related experience required in the same or similar field.

SKILLS/ABILITIES: Strong interpersonal and communication skills. Well organized, able to network and build partnerships and collaborations. Ability to attract and manage relationships with foundations, social investors, volunteers and stakeholders. Ability to develop and execute a strategic vision successfully.

 

MENTAL ACTIVITIES AND REQUIREMENTS OF THIS POSITION

REASONING ABILITY: Ability to apply logical or scientific thinking to define problems, collect data, establish

facts, and draw conclusions. Able to interpret a variety of technical instructions and can deal with multiple variables.

MATHEMATICS ABILITY: Ability to calculate advanced financial formulas and understand advanced accounting concepts and standards.

LANGUAGE ABILITY: Ability to read extensively from broad sources to stay on top of the industry, regulations, best practices and trends. Ability to prepare cost/benefit analyses, proposals, executive summaries, and reports.

Ability to conduct training, lead panel discussions and to make professional presentations to all types of audiences. Ideally speaks other languages to interact with our membership effectively.

 

Opportunities Credit Union is a member-owned, not-for-profit, community development credit union/financial institution, serving the Vermont community since 1989. This is a member-focused institution that believes in providing our members with superior service, financial counseling and planning support as well as a range of financial products and services.

To modify or remove a position please contact us - info@inclusiv.org

 

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