Community Lending Loan Officer


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Company Description

ASSETS is a dynamic, innovative, and growing non-profit organization focused on transforming communities through business. We’re a diverse team of innovators with extensive experience in entrepreneurship, social change, and economic development. ASSETS offers in-depth training and financing for entrepreneurs and works with established businesses to improve their social and environmental impact. We believe in harnessing the power of business to alleviate poverty and build vibrant and sustainable communities.

Position Summary

ASSETS is a dynamic, growing organization focused on helping diverse, innovative, and socially-focused entrepreneurs start and grow their businesses. In 2015, ASSETS started a microfinance lending program and became a certified Community Development Financial Institution and an SBA Microlending Intermediary in 2017. Since inception of Microfinance lending Program, ASSETS has seen an increase in requests for financing and training.


This position will help to provide support to our Community Lending initiatives, potential borrowers, and current borrowers by serving as the point of contact for loan leads and client engagement. In addition, this position will lead counseling and training efforts as well as ensuring long-term sustainability of the Community Lending program. The position is in office Monday-Friday from 9 am – 5 pm with occasional early mornings, nights, and weekends to meet client needs, facilitate training workshops, or represent ASSETS at networking functions. Occasionally travel may be required, but rarely needed.

Primary Responsibilities

Loan Officer

•⠀ Serve as an advocate of ASSETS and microenterprise activity in Central PA

•⠀ Promote the community lending products and programs to our target audience through networking events and other opportunities in the community.

•⠀ Promote the community lending products to all Entrepreneur Training clients through attendance at training programs and by ensuring that all training staff have necessary information to promote the products.

•⠀ Serve as point of contact for individuals wishing to receive loans – gather all documents required for underwriting and ensure all documents are signed properly at loan closings.

•⠀ Provide business counseling and financial counseling for clients.


•⠀ Support marketing activities by providing accurate and timely program information, client data, and inspirational client stories.


•⠀ Ensure data is collected and entered accurately and in a timely manner.

•⠀ Attend trainings and regular update calls to ensure that ASSETS is in compliance with all funding regulations – which may include travel


•⠀ Produce weekly reports

•⠀ Support of ASSETS initiatives as assigned

•⠀ The successful candidate should have a demonstrated commitment to economic equity and the collaborative approach to addressing the issues and needs of women and people of color entrepreneurs as well as of the general community challenges.

Minimum Qualifications

•⠀ Commitment to the mission and programs of ASSETS.

•⠀ Extremely Detail Oriented.

•⠀ Bachelor’s degree in business, accounting, or finance, or relevant professional experience preferred.

•⠀ Proficient business acumen

•⠀ Credit building knowledge

•⠀ Proficient with Microsoft Outlook, PowerPoint, Word, and Excel.

•⠀ Comfortable with minimal supervision.

•⠀ Driven by deadlines and routines.

•⠀ Ability to lift 25 lbs.


•⠀ 15 paid time off days per year to start

•⠀ 5 sick days per year

•⠀ 4 reflection days per year

•⠀ 10 paid holidays

•⠀In addition, the offices will be closed with no reduction in pay to eligible employees between Christmas and New Year’s Day.

•⠀ 2% Employer retirement match

•⠀ 4-week sabbatical every 5 years of service

•⠀ Health insurance

Working conditions

The ASSETS is an office-based organization. You may share a room with other staff, or even work in a large area alone. The work can be challenging at times with responsibilities for meeting targets and deadlines. Dress can be business casual to professional depending upon occasion. The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet to moderate.

Physical requirements

The physical demands are typical of an office setting. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the functions.


This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee incumbent in this position. Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties requested by any person authorized to give instructions or assignments. All duties and responsibilities are essential functions and requirements and are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities. To perform this job successfully, the incumbents will possess the skills, aptitudes, and abilities to perform each duty proficiently. Some requirements may exclude individuals who pose a direct threat or significant risk to the health or safety of themselves or others. The requirements listed in this document are the minimum levels of knowledge, skills, or abilities. This document does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise, other than an “at-will” relationship.

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