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Director of Finance


Position Summary:
 
Under the broad guidance of the Executive Director/CEO, the Director of Finance provides strategic financial leadership for LEDC by working with the Senior Management Team to establish long-range goals, strategies, plans and policies.
 
Essential Job Duties/Responsibilities:
  • Plan, develop, organize, implement, direct and evaluate the organization’s fiscal function and performance, under the guidance of LEDC’s Leadership Team and will the support of the Finance Team.
  • Develop a reliable cash flow projection process and reporting mechanism that includes minimum cash threshold to meet operating needs.
  • Provide ongoing information to department Directors and Program Managers and financial issues impacting their budgets, including rate of spending on specific contracts.
  • Supervise Finance staff (Currently, Staff Accountant and HR/Bookkeeper)
  • Oversee all accounts payable and accounts receivable transactions coming into and out of the organization-flag any overdue A/R and/or ensure A/P are paid out in a timely manner.
  • Oversee billing to funders and be in contact with funders to ensure LEDC is meeting all financial compliance requirements.
  • Enhance and/or develop, implement and enforce policies and procedures of the organization by way of systems that will improve the overall operation and effectiveness of the LEDC.
  • Enhance and/or develop, implement and enforce policies and procedures of the organization by way of systems that will improve the overall operation and effectiveness of the LEDC.
  • Optimize the handling of bank and deposit relationships and initiate appropriate strategies to enhance cash position.
  • Provide strategic financial input on decision-making issues affecting the LEDC; i.e., evaluation of potential alliances, acquisitions and/or mergers and pension funds and investments.
  • Be an advisor from the financial perspective on any contracts into which the corporation may enter.
  • Evaluate the finance function structure and team plan for continual improvement of the efficiency and effectiveness of the group and provide individuals with professional and personal growth.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Competencies:
  • Analytical – the individual synthesizes complex or diverse information.
  • Delegation – the individual delegates work assignments, gives authority to work independently, and sets expectations and monitors delegated activities.
  • Leadership – the individual inspires and motivates others to perform well, accepts feedback from others.
  • Management skills – the individual includes staff in planning, decision-making, facilitating and process improvement; makes self available to staff; provides regular performance feedback; develops subordinates’ skills and encourages growth.
  • Quality management –the individual looks for ways to improve and promote quality and demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness.
  • Judgment-the individual displays willingness to make decisions, exhibits sound and accurate judgment and makes timely decisions.
  • Planning/organizing-the individual prioritizes and plans work activities, uses time efficiently and develops realistic action plans.

Required Qualifications:
  • Master’s degree in Accounting, Business Administration or related field with several years of experience in a financial leadership position at the Director level or higher not required, but a plus
  • Leadership: a demonstrated ability to lead people and get results through others
  • Information systems development and implementation
  • Problem analysis and problem resolution at both a strategic and functional level
  • Technical skills and experience in financial reporting and analysis, cash flow management, mergers and acquisitions and information technology including Local and Wide Area Networks
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • A strong team player

Beneficial Skills and Experience:
    • MBA and/or CPA preferred
    • Experience at a nonprofit organization and/or experience with the type of programs that LEDC provides in the community a plus
    • Understanding of LEDC Mission and Target Population a plus
 
To apply, send cover letter and resume by April  30th to Marla Bilonick: mbilonick@ledcmetro.org
LEDC is an equal opportunity employer; and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or sexual orientation.
 
Applicant must be authorized to work in the United States.


Bilingual Evaluation/Research Intern - DC


Position Summary:
 
The Latino Economic Development Center (LEDC) is seeking an evaluation/research intern to assist in an evaluation to measure the impact of its small business technical assistance and micro-lending efforts through an evaluation partnership with the Aspen Institute. The project provides an opportunity to learn about the impact of microfinance on historically marginalized communities (Latinos, African Americans, and other vulnerable communities). The primary responsibilities of the intern will be to assist with any necessary data collection tool adaptations, data collection, analysis, and compiling of a presentation with the guidance and oversight of our Development Manager.
 
 
Essential Job Duties/Responsibilities:
  • Interview preparation: compiling contact information, alerting clients of interviews, and consolidating client intake data.
  • Data collection: tracking contact attempts with clients, conduct interviews, and data entry.
  • Conduct data analysis with guidance from Development Director.
  • Draft/compile a presentation highlighting findings.
  • Present findings to program staff during brown bag luncheon.

Education and Experience Qualifications Required:
  • Graduate students, having completed their first year of graduate studies, pursuing a degree in any of the social sciences, public policy, administration, planning, business administration, or related fields preferred. Undergraduate students with relevant experience and skills will be considered;
  • Demonstrated experience in and/or coursework in research methods;
  • Demonstrated communication skills; survey and/or interviewing experience are a plus;
  • Strong computer skills, proficiency in Excel applications;
  • An interest in pursuing a career that addresses poverty and/or economic inequality in the United States;
  • Spoken and written Spanish skills required;
  • Available to work 20-40 hours/week, on a flexible schedule that could accommodate evening or weekend interviews.

To apply, send cover letter and resume to Marjorie Nemes: mnemes@ledcmetro.org
LEDC is an equal opportunity employer; and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or sexual orientation.
 
Applicant must be authorized to work in the United States.


Bilingual Housing Counselor


Position Summary:
 
LEDC is an HUD-certified housing counseling agency that helps families in the DC area to buy their first home and save their homes from foreclosure. LEDC accomplishes these goals by administering DC’s first-time homebuyer program (HPAP), providing financial capability and credit education and counseling, providing foreclosure counseling and technical assistance.
 
 
Essential Job Duties/Responsibilities:

The Housing Counselor will provide group training and direct housing counseling to LEDC clients around home purchase, financial capability, rental counseling, Inclusionary Zoning Program, Affordable Dwelling Units, and foreclosure prevention. The counselor will be responsible for the following:
  • Provide housing counseling to support clients in meeting their housing goals including budgeting, establishing or improving credit, pre-purchase, foreclosure prevention, and post-purchase education
  • Package applications for DC's Home Purchasing Assistance Program
  • Inclusionary Zoning Program and Affordable Dwelling Units individual counseling
  • Issue the Income and Household Size certification for the Inclusionary Zoning program and Affordable Dwelling Units
  • Conduct group workshops and presentations on home purchase, foreclosure prevention, and financial capability
  • Analyze and discuss clients' financial capacity to buy a home and create financial action plans with clients
  • Provide technical assistance related to housing counseling such as submitting and tracking paperwork for first-time homebuyer programs or foreclosure prevention
  • Document and track data related to housing counseling services utilizing Counselor Max and other applicable tools
  • Conduct community outreach for housing counseling services 
  • Assist in completion of reports for assigned programs in a timely and efficient manner
  • Participate in District housing counseling and foreclosure prevention efforts.
  • Attend trainings as needed for continuing education as a Certified Housing Counselor

Education and Experience Qualifications Required:
  • LEDC has a strong preference for an experienced, certified housing counselor;
  • Energetic and detail oriented team player with a deep commitment to high-quality housing counseling and service delivery;
  • At least two years of previous housing counseling experience;
  • Ability to work well with others, be a good listener, think creatively;
  • Strong computer skills and proficiency in Microsoft Office as well as Counselor Max or another database platform;
  • Flexible work schedule, including ability to work some nights and Saturdays; and
  • Bilingual in Spanish and English

To apply, send cover letter and resume to Walda Yon: wyon@ledcmetro.org
LEDC is an equal opportunity employer; and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or sexual orientation.
 
Applicant must be authorized to work in the United States.

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