CDFI Friendly Bloomington to hire founding Executive Director

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CDFI Friendly Bloomington, a startup 501(c)(3) nonprofit, is seeking a founding Executive Director. The position is the primary staff person to set up the organization, with support from the founding Board of Directors, and to lead it in its work.

CDFI Friendly Bloomington will deploy a new strategy developed for the unique challenges of smaller communities to increase flexible and affordable financing to businesses, housing developers, nonprofits, and others in Bloomington, Indiana, and surrounding Monroe County.

CDFI Friendly Bloomington is the product of a collaboration among Bloomington entities including the Community Foundation of Bloomington and Monroe County, the Bloomington Urban Enterprise Association (BUEA), the City of Bloomington, and local business and civic leaders.

The Executive Director will lead CDFI Friendly Bloomington through its start-up phase to full-scale operations. To that end, the Executive Director will assume responsibility in the areas of program development, management, fundraising, and public relations.

The primary roles of CDFI Friendly Bloomington are to:

  • Create a new model for CDFI financing, by establishing local CDFI Friendly Bloomington to collaborate with regional and national CDFIs and encourage them to serve the Bloomington market.
  • Market and promote Bloomington and Monroe County to CDFIs across the state, the region, and the nation.
  • Match CDFIs to local demand for financing from businesses, housing developers, nonprofits, and community organizations.
  • Structure and manage financial investments alongside the CDFIs in support of local borrowers.
  • The ideal candidate will bring credit experience at a CDFI and/or in community development, experience or capacity to manage a startup organization, strong leadership qualities, and the disposition for working closely with a nonprofit board. Familiarity with Bloomington/Monroe County is a plus.

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On May 16th, 2019, posted in: News by

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