WANTED: President for community revitalization non-profit & loan fund (MA)

Common Capital, Inc. (CCI) seeks a President for their office in Springfield Massachusetts.

Founded more than 30 years ago, CCI is a community loan fund and non-profit organization committed to a thriving local economy in order to create positive social and community impacts. As a Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI), we promote community development and provide financial products and services to the communities of Western Massachusetts.

With roots in microenterprise lending, CCI is now a multimillion-dollar lender. From our alignment with Way Finders, Inc., the people we serve now have greater access to small business lending and home financing. Together, we can create more job opportunities and more homeowners, two important factors in building sustainable communities.

The President must develop, nurture, and lead effective working relationships with a diverse range of community partners, including financial institutions, local, state and federal governments, religious and other nonprofit organizations, foundations and socially minded corporations.

The President is responsible for developing the direction and focus of CCI’s short- and long-term strategy and securing the capital and resources to advance the organization and position CCI for continued success. The President is employed by Way Finders, Inc., is a member of Way Finders’ Executive Team, and is accountable to the CCI Board of Directors. The president will continue to work with Way Finders and the CCI Board on the evolving relationship between the organizations.

The successful candidate will be an innovative thinker and have strong leadership, communication and entrepreneurial skills along with a clear understanding of the importance of both public and private sector engagement in community revitalization efforts.

This individual recognizes the vital role that CDFI loan funds and the CDFI industry play in changing communities for the better, and is able to identify and recognize those key public and private partners who add value and bring needed resources to aid in our efforts to provide access to capital to region’s underserved markets.

Interested candidates must submit a Resume and Cover Letter no later than October 5, 2018.

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