[NFBWATlk] Information Sharing - Loan Program Associate PositionSeattle

Nightingale, Noel Noel.Nightingale at ed.gov
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Information Sharing - Loan Program Associate Position


Northwest Access Fund is hiring for a Loan Program Associate position. Please forward this to any qualified individuals and contact me directly via email if you have any questions.

Thank you,


Job Description

Loan Program Associate

Northwest Access Fund is pleased to announce an entry-level opportunity for a full-time Loan Program Associate position to help operate our Assistive Technology Loan Program.

About Northwest Access Fund

Northwest Access Fund is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) established by and for people with disabilities. We promote access to technology and economic opportunity for people with disabilities living in Washington and Oregon. Northwest Access Fund offers affordable products (low-interest loans and matched-savings accounts) and services for people with disabilities to acquire assistive technology and enhance their personal financial capability. For more information visit http://nwaccessfund.org/<https://lnks.gd/l/eyJhbGciOiJIUzI1NiJ9.eyJidWxsZXRpbl9saW5rX2lkIjoxMDEsInVyaSI6ImJwMjpjbGljayIsImJ1bGxldGluX2lkIjoiMjAxOTEyMTYuMTQzNzgwNjEiLCJ1cmwiOiJodHRwOi8vbndhY2Nlc3NmdW5kLm9yZy8_dXRtX21lZGl1bT1lbWFpbCZ1dG1fc291cmNlPWdvdmRlbGl2ZXJ5In0.DbmadqWJ1RdzeDMPRHuA2xcmsrCUj6oT-pTtQ7MAfJI/br/73158598660-l>.

Position Responsibilities

Loan Program:

  *   Under supervision of the Program Director, support all elements of the Assistive Technology Loan Program. Specific tasks include:
  *   Answer loan inquiries, provide program information, and send application packages;
  *   Provide outside referrals where necessary, including identifying other possible sources of funding using Northwest Access Fund's database;
  *   Assist with processing loan applications, and verifying accuracy and completeness of each file;
  *   Collect required documentation for applicants and follow up on missing elements;
  *   Collect and input data into loan servicing software as well as Northwest Access Fund's data systems;
  *   Act as a liaison between borrower and lender;
  *   Prepare closing documents;
  *   Provide applicants with timely and periodic status updates of their loan application;
  *   Examine, understand, and interpret consumer credit reports;
  *   Maintain client confidentiality and keep files and data in a secure manner;
  *   Provide assistance to borrowers, as needed;
  *   Assist with outreach activities, including mailings, phone calls, and occasional event tabling.

Other Tasks:

  *   Serve as a primary point of contact (telephone and email) for questions about Northwest Access Fund's programs and services;
  *   Complete miscellaneous projects as needed.

Required Skills

  *   Well-developed interpersonal skills and the ability to collaborate with a diverse constituent population, including people with disabilities;
  *   Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing;
  *   Ability to learn quickly, work independently, and handle multiple tasks efficiently with high attention to detail;
  *   Ability to work as part of a team;
  *   Excellent with numbers;
  *   Ability to provide an exceptional level of customer service: in person, by email, and over the phone;
  *   Interest in learning and professional growth;
  *   Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite; and
  *   Ability to learn database management systems.

Education and Experience

  *   College degree preferred (equivalent experience will be considered);
  *   Experience in providing customer service.

Preferred Qualifications

  *   Knowledge and experience working with people with disabilities;
  *   Knowledge and experience of/with Assistive Technology;
  *   Knowledge and/or experience in consumer lending;
  *   Knowledge and/or experience with financial education or coaching; and
  *   Knowledge and/or experience with bookkeeping.

Physical Requirements and Work Environment

  *   Primarily works in standard office conditions and climate;
  *   Primarily works at a desk and computer, likely for extended periods of time; and
  *   Travel may be required, primarily in Washington and occasionally in Oregon.


  *   $41,000 - $45,000 DOE annually for full-time work, with option of health, dental, and vision benefits, plus SIMPLE IRA (matches up to 3% of salary), and PTO for 11 holidays and 18 vacation days annually.

Start Date

  *   Negotiable; target date is Jan 2020

Application Procedure

Email resume and cover letter with the subject line LOAN PROGRAM ASSOCIATE to emerson at nwaccessfund.org.In<mailto:emerson at nwaccessfund.org.In> your cover letter, please address relevant experience and reasons for your interest in this particular position.


Please contact Emerson Sekins with questions at 206-328-5116 or emerson at nwaccessfund.org<mailto:emerson at nwaccessfund.org>.

We encourage individuals with disabilities to apply.

Emerson Sekins, MPA

Executive Director

Northwest Access Fund

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