Community Investment Officer, Los Angeles
Who we are:
For over 30 years CSH has been a game-changer for the most vulnerable people in our country
» Helping communities create over 335,000 homes for individuals and families who did not have one;
» Bringing hope to thousands who thought they would live on the streets or reside in institutions; and
» Ensuring not only a stable home for each, but access to the services that brought healthcare, recovery and training to their doorsteps.
Not only has CSH proven that supportive housing can change the lives of individuals, families, and communities, it also has created a team of nationally recognized experts who are deeply dedicated to our organization and its goals. We attract talented and diverse individuals, offer competitive salaries and benefits, generous leave and PTO, and fully embrace the philosophy that work-life balance is achievable. With the goal of attracting proven candidates committed to making a difference and who aspire to advance our mission, CSH is now accepting applications for a Community Investment Officer in Los Angeles, CA.
Why we need you:
CSH is seeking a creative, results-oriented individual with a passion for CSH’s mission and the work of our Community Investment team. We need your expertise to originate loans for multi-family housing developments that include supportive housing in Los Angeles County. As a lender, you would also provide technical assistance to our government and other partners to shape funding policies and housing production efforts to create stronger governmental systems that expedite the creation of supportive housing.
What you will do:
- Market CSH’s loan products and expertise in Los Angeles County, cultivating a robust lending pipeline for lending.
- Analyze the feasibility of multi-family housing developments and the capacity of development teams, proposing loan structures and terms that meet borrower needs, comply with our credit policies and advance our strategic priorities.
- Underwrite and present loans for approval to our internal and board credit committees.
- Support planning and policy efforts with our government funding, housing development and service provider partners.
- Maintain and nurture relationships with borrowers, including gathering feedback on new strategies and barriers to create affordable and supportive housing.
- Provide feedback on proposed plans, policies and programs with a focus on deployment of key funding programs (for example, the Low Income Housing Tax Credit) and zoning/land use ordinances that hinder or incentivize the creation of supportive housing.
- Innovate with colleagues and partners, advancing the creation of supportive housing.
- Conduct trainings and represent the organization at conferences and events.
How we work:
CSH staff are adaptable, entrepreneurial, creative, and flexible problem-solvers. Our core strengths include project management and strong communications. We are strategic thinkers who are committed to racial equality and treating each other—and the communities we serve—with respect. You should share a passion for the CSH mission and possess the leadership and management skills to help shape how we share our ambitious mission.
Specifically, we are seeking:
- Minimum of 3 years’ experience in affordable or supportive housing lending or development.
- Bachelor degree (preferred). Experience may substitute for education.
- Solid grasp of the Low Income Housing Tax Credit program, Section 8 and other federal, state and local affordable and supportive housing finance programs.
- Familiarity of zoning processes and other land acquisition challenges for affordable and supportive housing developers.
- Interest in issues related to supportive housing including homelessness, affordable housing development, public finance, public housing, community development/planning, or support service programs that address mental illness or substance use issues.
- Success in project management, including creating work plans and building teams to advance housing development and finance-related activities that advance CSH’s goals.
- A conceptual understanding of institutional/structural racism and bias and their impact on underrepresented communities.
- Experience incorporating the perspectives of multiple communities, including communities of color, in the consideration of impacts and outcomes of a decision-making process.
- Strong analytical, interpersonal, presentation, and communication skills with an ability to present to racially, ethnically, and socially diverse stakeholders.