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Oweesta is seeking dynamic individuals to join our team!

Programs Officer
Position Title:  Programs Officer

Reports to:  Director of Programs

Job Level:  Exempt

Hours: Full-time, two-years (dependent on grant funding)

Location: Remote

Salary: DOE

Position Summary:

The Programs Officer is responsible for providing technical assistance and training to Native CDFIs and Native nonprofits. They will also maintain and manage partnerships, contracts, consultants, grants, and other collaborative efforts. A part of the programs team, the Programs Officer will support strategic and operational goals of the department and organization and show attention to detail – especially around project and time management, and writing/reporting.

Specific responsibilities will include:

  1. Provide and/or manage quality training and technical assistance in various areas of organizational development for Native CDFIs and nonprofits.
  2. Contribute to the development, delivery and tracking of wholesale and customized training/technical assistance projects, programs, products, and services, particularly Native CDFIs, for Oweesta’s target market(s) with Native communities.
  3. Provides logistical, programmatic, research and planning support for training and technical assistance projects and programs, including Native financial institution development.
  4. Work with development department to provide feedback around private and public contract and grant-based proposals to deliver products and services.
  5. Work with the training, technical assistance, and contract management (including consultants) staff to facilitate smooth delivery of training and technical assistance within budgetary requirements.

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree or relevant experience preferred.
  • Minimum two years’ experience with Native nonprofit organization and/or other community/economic development nonprofit–preferred in the financial institution/CDFI development field.
  • Experience in Native community/economic development is desirable.
  • Preferred experience providing facilitation, client service, contract fulfillment, consulting, presentations, and/or event planning in similar organization/field.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, and Physical Requirements:

  • Strong written and verbal communications skills required.
  • Excellent computer skills.
  • Hardworking, motivated, self-directed.
  • Organized, able to meet timelines, and manage multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Ability to think independently and problem solve while working in remote office environment – including clear communication with team.
  • Some awareness of the complexities and challenges of community development finance and small business development in Native communities.
  • Ability to represent Oweesta as needed at conferences.
  • Strong business and customer service skills required.
  • Ability to work constructively with diverse constituents and as a participant on multi-disciplinary teams required.
  • Ability to travel frequently required.
  • No extraordinary physical requirements beyond ability to travel. Job involves normal physical requirements for an office position. Oweesta supports and complies with ADA.
  • Works with other staff on interdisciplinary efforts and performs other duties as assigned by supervisor.

Oweesta offers competitive salaries and benefits including health, dental, life and disability insurance and Simple IRA pension plan.

To Apply:

Please email your resume and cover letter to Heather Rademacher Taylor, Director of Programs, at heather@oweesta.org.

View the job description as a PDF.

Development and Capitalization Officer
Position Title:  Development and Capitalization Officer

Reports to:  Chief Operating Officer, Oweesta

Job Level:  Exempt

Hours: Full Time

Location: Remote

Salary: DOE

Position Summary: The Development and Capitalization Officer is responsible for working with Chief Operating Officer to plan and implement Oweesta’s short- and long-term Oweesta’s development and capital management program. They will write and oversee the production of grant proposals in coordination with other Oweesta team members. The Development and Capitalization Officer will support the Chief Operating Officer in the creation and execution of development strategies, campaigns, and initiatives that continuously reach and expand Oweesta’s funder and investor experience, and fuel the growth, scale, and impact of the Oweesta mission. They will also support the due diligence process, helping new investors understand and ultimately invest in Oweesta. Lastly, they will also monitor grant compliance, reporting, and ongoing relationship management with Oweesta’s many wonderful funding and investment partners.

This person must display:

  • Strong writing skills and experience with grant writing.
  • Deep passion for connecting funders to the mission and work of Oweesta.
  • Passion, positivity, and strong team skills.
  • Internal motivation and time management skills.

In short, we are seeking a detail-oriented and passionate individual with outstanding writing and relationship building skills.

Specific responsibilities will include:

  1. Facilitate intra-organizational cooperation for grant applications and the submission process. This includes coordination of teams during funding request cycles, and development and writing of grant applications and other grant materials necessary for submission.
  2. Support the Chief Operating Officer in developing and strengthening communication strategies designed to deepen relationships with existing Oweesta funding partners.
  3. Maintain systems for tracking status and deadlines of all funding applications, renewals and reports for government, private funders and other Oweesta supporters.
  4. Work with program and finance teams to develop proposal budgets and submit proposals to Oweesta supporters in consultation with Chief Operating Officer.
  5. Provide outstanding stewardship for foundation and corporate funders ensuring reports, other updates and requests are completed on or before the due dates.
  6. Help prepare due diligence materials in partnership with the Lending Team for Oweesta investors.
  7. Support the COO in the preparation of organizational surveys and assessments for Oweesta’s various partners and funders.
  8. Be responsible for management of grants received, which means coordinating tracking of grant deliverables and maintaining relevant grant documentation.
  9. Monitor RFPs from industry sources for potential funding opportunities.
  10. Support positive working relationships with Oweesta funding partners, investors, Federal agencies, Native/tribal leaders, and other representatives.
  11. Support national conferences/events put on by Oweesta for content and logistical support as needed.
  12. Works with other staff on interdisciplinary efforts and performs other duties as assigned by supervisor.

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree or relevant experience preferred.
  • Minimum three years’ experience with grant writing or management, fundraising, investor and partnership management experience, preferably with national scope and/or with a Native nonprofit.
  • Experience in Native community/economic development helpful and with Native communities is highly desirable.
  • Critical and creative thinker who can work/problem-solve thoughtfully, with strong organizational skills and demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Hardworking, motivated, and self-directed; able to meet timelines.
  • Superior grant writing, copywriting and editorial skills – with attention to detail and ability to communicate effectively.
  • CRM experience welcomed.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, and Physical Requirements:

  • Strong written and verbal communications skills required.
  • Excellent computer skills.
  • Some awareness of the complexities and challenges of community development finance and small business development in Native communities.
  • Strong business and customer service skills required.
  • Ability to work constructively with diverse constituents and as a participant on multi-disciplinary teams required.
  • Ability to travel required for up to 25% of the time.
  • No extraordinary physical requirements beyond ability to travel. Job involves normal physical requirements for an office position. Oweesta supports and complies with ADA.

To Apply:

Please submit a resume, cover letter, and 3 professional writing samples to Chief Operating Officer, Krystal Langholz at Krystal@oweesta.org.

View the job description as a PDF.

Director of Finance
Position Title:  Director of Finance

Reports to:   Chief Financial Officer, Oweesta

Job Level:  Exempt

Hours: Full Time

Location: Remote

Salary: DOE

Position Summary: The Director of Finance will manage the day to day operations of the accounting department and serve as an assistant to the Chief Financial Officer.

Specific responsibilities will include:

Accounting and Administration

  • Oversee the finance department to ensure proper maintenance of all accounting systems and function.
  • Ensure maintenance of appropriate internal controls and financial procedures.
  • Ensure timeliness, accuracy, and usefulness of financial and management reporting for federal and state funders, foundations, and grantors.
  • Preparation and communication of monthly and annual financial statements.
  • Assist CFO with audits and proper filing of tax returns.
  • Ensure legal and regulatory compliance regarding all financial functions.
  • Work closely with the lending team to ensure proper accounting and reconciling accounts between accounting software and lending software.
  • Monthly budget to actual reports for all grants and contracts.
  • HUD Network quarterly reporting for Oweesta and our HUD Network groups.
  • Financial grant management including the preparation of grant budgets.
  • Expenditure coding for all expenditures as to proper account, class, and departement.
  • Assist CFO with organizational budget and management of that budget.
  • Provide technical assistance in Financial Management to Oweesta’s clients.
  • Assist CFO as needed with additional duties.

Desired Qualifications:

  • A minimum of a BS in accounting; a CPA and/or MBA would be a plus.
  • Significant experience in or knowledge of nonprofit accounting, including sophisticated fund and grant accounting, compliance, and reporting.
  • Deep knowledge and understanding of the Office of Management and Budget Circular A133 audit.
  • Experience working with information technology staff to manage finance and accounting software packages.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Demonstrated leadership ability, team management, and interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent analytical and abstract reasoning skills, plus excellent organization skills

To Apply:

Please submit a resume and cover letter to Florence Ludka, Chief Finance Officer of Oweesta, at Florence@oweesta.org.

 

CONTACT US

Oweesta Corporation
2432 Main Street, 1st Floor
Longmont, CO 80501
303.774.8838
info@oweesta.org

Oweesta is an equal opportunity employer and provider.

ABOUT OWEESTA

Oweesta is the longest standing Native CDFI intermediary offering financial products and development services exclusively to Native CDFIs and Native communities. Specifically, Oweesta provides training, technical assistance, investments, research, and policy advocacy to help Native communities develop an integrated range of asset-building products and services, including financial education and financial products.

Asset-building tools stimulate reservation economies by providing tribal members the opportunity to acquire financial management skills and build and accumulate assets through small business creation, homeownership, education, and much more.

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