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1923 Emerging Leaders Fellow - Durham, NC

The Organization:

Self-Help is a leading national community development financial institution headquartered in Durham, NC. Since 1980, Self-Help has provided $8.5 billion in financing to 159,000 families, individuals and businesses. It helps drive economic development and strengthen communities by providing responsible financial services; lending to individuals, small businesses and nonprofits; developing real estate; and promoting fair financial practices across the nation. The Self-Help family of nonprofit organizations includes Self-Help Credit Union, Self-Help Federal Credit Union, Self-Help Ventures Fund and the Center for Responsible Lending. Through its credit union network, Self-Help serves over 150,000 people in North Carolina, California, Chicago, Florida and South Carolina. Learn more at www.self-help.org, www.self-helpfcu.org and www.responsiblelending.org

 

 

Position Description:

Self-Help is a dynamic financial institution working to create and protect ownership and economic opportunity for all. It accomplishes this mission through a nationwide cohort of credit union branches, each of which contributes to individual and community economic development through accessible and low-cost financial services and products such as mortgages and small business loans. 

 

We are looking for creative, hardworking individuals to help grow our organization and impact. The Emerging Leaders Fellowship Program is designed to identify and train future credit union executives, providing them experience in credit union management and community economic development.  At the end of this program, successful Fellows will have expertise in credit union operations and will be equipped to take Self-Help’s mission into new geographies.  

 

Fellows will contribute to the work of Self-Help while learning about a broad range of issues and projects, rotating among business units located across the country. The first year of the Fellowship will be based in Durham, NC, with a possible extension for a second year to serve in one of Self-Help’s credit union branches across the country (NC, SC, FL, IL, WI, and CA). 

Minimum Qualifications:

  • College graduate with degree in relevant fields including, but not limited to, City/Regional planning, public policy, economics, and business.

•     2 or more years of substantive work experience.

•     Strong written and verbal communications skills.

•     Aptitude and willingness to gain proficiency in key aspects of credit union operations such as accounting, lending, financial operations, and customer service.

•     Self-starter with analytical and problem solving skills.

•     Ability to work well independently and with others.

•     Demonstrated commitment to social justice and social change with personal values that align with Self-Help’s mission and vision.

•     Cultural competency and an appreciation for the communities Self-Help serves.

•     Technology savvy with working knowledge of MS Work, Outlook, PowerPoint, and Excel.  Familiarity with data and statistics.

•     Ability and willingness to travel occasionally overnight.

 

  • Desired Qualifications:

    Graduate degree preferred.

  • Physical Requirements:

     

    Frequently requires use of manual dexterity and repetitive motions, primarily with the wrists, hands, and/or fingers.  Must be able to occasionally lift and exert force of up to 40 pounds.

     

    Compensation: 

     

    Competitive nonprofit salary, based on experience, plus a generous benefits package.

     

    Application:

     

    To apply, send resume and cover letter to hiringmanager@self-help.org. Please include “Emerging Leaders Fellowship” as the subject. 

     

    A brief (2-3 paragraphs) cover letter must accompany each resume and should include:

    • A summary of your background and relevant experience.
    • Your interest in the position and/or industry.
    • Your experience in or demonstrated commitment to social justice.
    • Names and contact information for 3 references.

 

We encourage candidates whose background and experience align with those of the communities we serve – low wealth communities and communities of color – to apply. 

 

Applications must be received by April 15, 2019 to ensure consideration.  Applications received after this date may or may not be considered, depending on the applicant pool.  The position will remain posted until filled.

 

Self-Help is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all persons regardless of race, color, class, age, gender, religion, disability that can be accommodated, marital status, ancestry, nationality, family status or sexual orientation.







Self-Help is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all persons regardless of race, color, class, age, gender, religion, disability that can be accommodated, marital status, ancestry, nationality, family status or sexual orientation.