We’re hiring a Loan Program Manager!

January 19, 2021

Growth Partners Arizona is hiring a Loan Program Manager who will report to the Executive Director. The Loan Program Manager is responsible for building community relationships and sourcing new loans across the state of Arizona to meet established lending goals. Responsibilities include underwriting loans and obtaining credit approvals, assisting with loan documentation and closing, coordinating technical assistance efforts, and conducting ongoing client and portfolio relationship management.

Growth Partners Arizona’s first loans were made in 2014 and focused exclusively on nonprofit organizations in southern Arizona. In March 2020, GPAz launched its small business and Kiva programs, and expanded geographically to the entire state. The loan program provides direct loans up to $200,000 to nonprofits and up to $75,000 to small businesses. The program also includes the Kiva Tucson hub, a platform that assists southern Arizona small businesses and nonprofits with earned income in obtaining online, crowdsourced microloans up to $15,000. Technical assistance for borrowers and non-borrowers is also a part of GPAz’s mission. Currently, the direct loan portfolio is approximately $1 million, nearly 90% of the portfolio is to borrowers in low-moderate income census tracts, and over 80% is to nonprofit organizations.

Organization leadership anticipates significant growth in the reach and impact of the program in the next 5 years. The Loan Program Director will be instrumental to helping design, guide, and oversee program growth.

Position Details

This is a full-time position in Arizona. Compensation is commensurate with experience, and a comprehensive benefits package will be provided. Qualified applicants will work remotely.

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Application Instructions

Apply by emailing a resume, cover letter, and up to three professional references. Apply by February 26, 2021 for full consideration. The position will remain open until filled.

It is GPAz’s policy not to discriminate against any applicant for employment or any employee because of age, color, sex, disability, national origin, race, religion, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or veteran status.

Growth Partners Arizona (GPAz) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit U.S. Treasury-certified Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) in Tucson, Arizona. GPAz provides accessible, fair, and responsible loans and support to Arizona nonprofits and economically underserved small businesses. GPAz’s goal is to help borrowers become financially resilient and sustainable so they can move up the capital access ladder and become bankable within 3-5 years. Find additional information about GPAz, a supporting organization of the Business Development Finance Corporation (BDFC), at www.growthpartnersaz.org.