Asset Quality Director

Company: New Hampshire Community Loan Fund

Location: Concord, NH

Job Function: Lending/Loan Operations


Background

The organization

The New Hampshire Community Loan Fund, a community development financial institution founded in 1983, is nationally recognized as an innovator in the field of community development finance and has a rich history of providing access to capital to achieve home ownership, business growth, climate solutions, sustainable agriculture, child care, and cooperatives that secure and protect access to affordable housing.

Diversity, equity, and inclusion have always been integral to our success. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, and our employees are people with different strengths, experiences, and backgrounds who share a passion for improving people’s lives.

We are growing our staff to meet the needs of the state’s people, businesses, and communities.

Summary

The position

The Asset Quality Director assists the Finance, ROC-NH, Welcome Home Loans and Business and Community (B&C) teams in managing the loan portfolio with active servicing, reporting, and monitoring for healthy performance. The person in this position will minimize portfolio risks by coordinating the cross-departmental credit-quality team’s policies and procedures, systems, and people, as well as overseeing loan servicing, modification requests, and workouts.

Responsibilities

Major responsibilities/accountabilities

  • Provide back-up support to the B&C staff and lending program when needed.
  • Responsible for portfolio management.
  • Responsible for the monthly portfolio meeting: scheduling and facilitating meetings, supervising preparation of materials, and reporting on credit quality, asset quality, and trends.
  • Ensure the Community Loan Fund’s lending policy reflects current best practices and programs.
  • Work with program directors in monitoring loans.
  • Direct and support credit administration oversight in the program areas, including quality control of documents, disbursements, data systems, and reporting.
  • In consultation with program directors, manage portfolio delinquencies at an acceptable level through early identification of potential problems and assist in forming action plans to ensure long-term portfolio stability of the portfolio, as required for risk.
  • Support program directors as they enhance current products and services and plan new products and services to expand the organization’s mission impact and revenue.
  • Recommend and update system and technology improvements.
  • Oversee loan servicing software use.
  • Coordinate, along with senior managers, regular revision and approval of the Community Loan Fund’s Financing Policy and related procedures.
  • Lead the organization’s risk-management work by identifying, managing, and mitigating situations regarding risk, and assisting in the development of policies and procedures regarding same while leading a culture that can innovate and respond to opportunities in a timely way.
  • Ensure that all lending programs operate consistently and ethically within the Community Loan Fund’s values and mission, as well as in compliance with government regulation, industry standards, and generally accepted accounting principles.
  • Implement and lead a continuous quality improvement process for lending programs and services, focusing on systems/process improvement and technology.
  • Adhere to policies, procedures, and regulatory guidelines including fair lending and ethical behavior.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Requirements

Education and experience

  • Five or more years’ experience in the banking, community development finance, or mortgage industries.
  • Knowledge of and demonstrated experience in performing the loan closing function.
  • Experience with loan origination software systems.
  • Familiarity with loan documentation and loan disclosures.
  • Demonstrated experience with Microsoft Office 2016 programs (Word, Excel, Outlook, etc.)
  • We strongly encourage applicants and candidates from underrepresented groups as we continue to build our commitment to diversity and inclusion. Bilingual fluency is preferred.

Qualifications and characteristics

  • Comfortable using computer software, and able to learn new technologies.
  • High level of self-motivation, solid organizational skills, attention to detail, and ability to timely manage multiple priorities and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment.
  • Strong interpersonal and networking skills with an eagerness to learn and grow professionally.
  • Self-motivated individual contributor, as well as flexible team player.
  • Excellent communication skills, including superb listening skills and ability to work collaboratively with diverse groups and across organizational programs.
  • An inherent drive for excellence.
  • Commitment to and enthusiasm for the mission.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality.
  • Willingness to embrace the organization’s values of living respect, embracing challenges, and advancing equity.

Physical demands

The physical demands described herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, talk, and listen. The employee is regularly required to stand, walk, use hand to finger, handle, and reach with hands and arms above shoulder height, stoop, kneel, and crouch. Specific vision abilities required in this job include the ability to adjust focus between near and far.

  • Ability to answer telephones and use standard office equipment (copier, fax, etc.).
  • Ability to read, write, and understand and speak English clearly.
  • Ability to use a computer for Community Loan Fund business.
  • Ability to drive for Community Loan Fund business periodically.
  • Ability to lift at least five pounds.

Work environment

 The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee will be in an environment with a noise level that is usually moderate.

Compensation and Benefits

Salary range starts at $80,000.

The New Hampshire Community Loan Fund benefit package which includes medical and dental coverage, group life and disability options, health and dependent care, Flexible Spending Accounts and our 401(k) Plan upon completion of each plan’s eligibility requirements.

In addition, we offer vacation time and sick time and floating holidays.

 

How to Apply

If this description is a good fit, we would love to hear from you! Please send a resume with cover letter to jobopening@communityloanfund.org.

No phone calls, please.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Visit us at www.communityloanfund.org