About Accion:

A nonprofit leader in the high-impact fields of community development and microfinance, Accion is dedicated to helping entrepreneurs realize their dreams and fuel increased economic opportunity and mobility through business ownership.  Since 1994, Accion has infused more than $123 million in the growth and success of more than 8,000 small businesses across Arizona, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, and Texas. 

 

Accion is a member of the Accion U.S. Network, the largest and only nationwide nonprofit micro- and small business lending network in the United States. Since 1991, the members of the Accion U.S. Network have collectively made more than 57,000 loans totaling over $500 million. Globally, Accion is a pioneer in microfinance, reaching millions of individuals through its international network of partners. Learn more at www.us.accion.org.

 

Position Summary:

We’re looking for a Community Lending Officer to join our team in Dallas, Texas. A successful Community Lending Officer wears the hat of a banker and has the heart of a social worker. Equal parts analytical and relational, he or she feels at home interacting with people from a variety of backgrounds and cultures, including small business owners, banking partners, public sector leaders, and impact investors, and is equally comfortable analyzing financial documents to understand business needs.

 

Key Responsibilities

  • Support Accion’s strong relationship culture through on-going customer contact, quality customer service, and superior product knowledge;
  • Lead clients through all stages of the lending process from origination to loan closing;
  • Analyze business owners’ financial history to provide customized credit solutions;
  • Structure and close loans based on monthly goals;
  • Develop referral relationships with community partners such as banks, local chambers and small business development centers; and
  • Develop and maintain a pipeline of new loans.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Community Lending Officers must have a passion for helping people and a gift for building relationships;
  • Excellent business development and outreach skills;
  • Equally excellent execution skills for closing loans and providing outstanding customer service;
  • One to three years of professional experience and a bachelor’s degree are preferred;
  • English/Spanish fluency preferred;
  • Ability to travel occasionally is required.

Accion offers an excellent total compensation package, including competitive base salary, the opportunity for exciting incentive pay, health and dental coverage, retirement benefits, and generous paid time off.

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