Opportunity Finance Network (OFN) is a leading national network of CDFIs (community development financial institutions) headquartered in Washington D.C. In pursuit of our mission to align capital with social, economic, and political justice, OFN supports its 270+ member CDFIs with money, strength, and voice to drive transformational change in underserved rural, urban, and Native communities nationwide.
OFN builds the strength of its membership and other CDFIs through financial products and services, events, training, research, policy advocacy, and visibility. CDFIs deliver responsible, affordable finance to markets that mainstream banks do not serve.
To learn more, visit www.ofn.org
People who work at OFN come from a variety of professional and academic backgrounds. Be a part of our growing, diverse, highly committed, skilled and collaborative staff who are guided by the following values:
- Passion for the mission and true believer in our core purpose.
- Courage to be a fearless advocate who is confident and resilient in our fight to drive capital into low-income communities.
- Smart, quick seekers of knowledge who thrive on creating and developing new strategies, products, and programs for increasing capital to communities we serve.
- Desire to be a collaborative team player who possesses humility and a willingness to lean in all areas of our work.
If you are interested in applying for one of our positions, please click on the name below.
Reporting to the Chief Lending and Investment Officer (CLIO), the Investment Associate position provides project level support for the design and development of capital strategies and products. The Investment Associate leads or supports interdepartmental projects utilizing a collaborate design approach that leverages the organization's full capacity. The position supports the outreach and development of relationships with OFN's CDFI members, allies and investors in OFN. As a member of the Financial Services team, the Investment Officer also maintains underwriting and portfolio management responsibilities.
The Online Community Coordinator will drive the adoption and engagement in OFN's online community - CDFI Connect. Our ideal candidate will be a relationship builder, have familiarity with the CDFI industry, understand the potential of a robust online community, and able to develop engaging content and build relationships with OFN members.
The Program Officer, with support from senior Financial Services staff, coordinates the servicing and administration of the Bond Guarantee Program at OFN. Primary job responsibilities entail relationship management with both the borrowers and the CDFI Fund Bond Guarantee Program staff, borrower credit reviews, supervising timely delivery of borrower reporting, loan covenant compliance, and other operational and administrative duties. The position is responsible for coordinating timely delivery of borrower responses, reviewing and editing loan requests, reviewing and editing borrower reports, Other duties include analytical support of loan underwritings, performing annual borrower reviews, and financial statement analysis.
The primary responsibility of the VP, Programs is to design, deliver and manage effective technical assistance programs that help community development financial institutions (CDFIs) have greater impact in the communities they serve. CDFIs provide small business finance, affordable housing finance, and other critical financing services to low-income and low-wealth communities throughout the U.S. Technical assistance topics include but are not limited to operational efficiency, financing policies and procedures, managing growth, and talent development. Learning approaches include peer-to-peer exchange as well as subject matter expert assistance. The VP, Programs will also provide technical assistance that helps funders and investors increase their support of CDFIs.