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Chief Financial Officer

Description:

Under the broad guidance of the Executive Director/CEO, the CFO provides strategic financial leadership for LEDC by working with the Senior Management Team to establish long-range goals, strategies, plans and policies.

Responsibilities:

• Plan, develop, organize, implement, direct and evaluate the organization's fiscal function and performance.
• Participate in the development of the LEDC's plans and programs as a strategic partner.
• Evaluate and advise on the impact of long-range planning, introduction of new programs/strategies and the impact of regulatory changes.
• Develop credibility for the finance function by providing timely and accurate analysis of budgets, financial reports and financial trends in order to assist the Board and Executive Director in performing their responsibilities.
• 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.
• Provide technical financial advice and knowledge to others within the financial function.
• Participate in continual improvement of the budgeting process through education of department Directors and program Managers and financial issues impacting their budgets.
• Provide strategic financial input and leadership on decision-making issues affecting the LEDC; i.e., evaluation of potential alliances, acquisitions and / or mergers and pension funds and investments.
• Optimize the handling of bank and deposit relationships and initiate appropriate strategies to enhance cash position.
• Develop a reliable cash flow projection process and reporting mechanism that includes minimum cash threshold to meet operating needs.
• 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:

To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies to perform the essential functions of this position:
• Analytical – the individual synthesizes complex or diverse information.
•  Problem solving – the individual identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner and gathers and analyzes information skillfully.
•  Oral communication – the individual speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations, demonstrates group presentation skills and conducts productive meetings.
•  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.

Requirements:

• 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
• Leadership: a demonstrated ability to lead people and get results through others
• Strategic planning: an ability to think ahead and plan over multiple year time span
• 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
• Previous CFO experience at a non-profit organization

To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to Marla Bilonick, Executive Director at 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.

Housing Outreach Organizing Intern Bilingual (Spanish-English)

Description:

The Latino Economic Development Center (LEDC) of Washington, DC, a non-profit community development organization, seeks an Outreach and Organizing Intern to work with its Affordable Housing Preservation Program. The Program preserves affordable rental housing and prevents displacement of low and moderate income tenants in the District. LEDC accomplishes these goals by educating tenants, organizing and providing technical assistance to tenant associations and advocating and organizing with low-income renters around affordable housing policies.
The Tenant Organizing Intern will work with LEDC staff to carry out program activities in particular outreach and education to tenants at risk of displacement and will be involved in organizing around our current campaign to strengthen rent control. The intern will also support Housing Department staff in administrative and other related duties.

Responsibilities:

The Intern will report directly to the Tenant Organizing Program Manager and will be responsible for working with an experienced team to help implement the following activities:
• Outreach and education to tenants at risk of displacement through door to door outreach, neighborhood trainings and written materials;
• Assist tenant organizers in forming and strengthening tenant associations through facilitation and interpretation support
• Support tenant leaders with assistance in developing testimony and preparing for events
• Develop social media content and expand followers
• Related administrative duties

Requirements:

• Bilingual in English and Spanish.
• Strong writing, interpersonal, public speaking and computer skills.
• Highly organized individual who is able to work with limited supervision.
• Strong knowledge of and sensitivity to Latino, African and African American culture.
• Flexibility and willingness to work after normal business hours multiple times during the week including occasional work on Saturdays.
• This is a full-time, unpaid internship that requires evening and occasional Saturday hours.
• This is a very active position that includes traveling throughout DC and extensive community outreach particularly in affordable apartment buildings.
• Flexible start and end dates, sensitive to student schedules.

To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to Philip Kennedy at pkennedy@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.


Bilingual Evaluation/Research Intern

Description:

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.

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 Manager
• Draft/compile a presentation highlighting findings
• Present findings to program staff during brown bag luncheon

Requirements:

• Graduate students, having completed their first year of graduate studies pursuing 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 16-20 hours/week, on a flexible schedule that could accommodate evening or weekend interviews.

To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to Marjorie Nemes at 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.


DC Small Business Data Collection and Program Intern

Description:

LEDC’s Small Business Services team recently changed its data collection platform to a new CRM software. The DC Small Business Data Collection and Program Intern will serve to support the Small Business Development Program’s overall programming merge its existing database with a new platform that tracks LEDC’s Small Business Clients. The intern will work hand-in-hand with the Small Business Development manager and Lending manager in order to successfully carry out the project. This is an excellent opportunity for any student interested in learning about data collection processes and principles of evaluation. The student will have the opportunity to carry out a small evaluation project of their interest (with direction and approval from Program Director).

Responsibilities:

• Merge information from data-sets, intake forms to pipe-drive
• Assist with data collection through email and phone-banking
• Ensure quality data collection and data input
• Work alongside team members in Montgomery County, MD., Baltimore City, and Washington DC.
• Assist with reporting requirements, when needed
• Serve as a critical team player who takes initiative and comes up with innovations and efficiencies for the Department

Requirements:

• Must be bilingual - Spanish and English
• Must be detail oriented
• Preferably an upperclassman student
• Excellent communication skills, good with people

To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to Rossana Espinoza at respinoza@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.

 

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