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Career Opportunities at the Federation 

The National Federation of Community Development Credit Unions (the Federation) is a dynamic, growth-oriented intermediary specializing in bringing financial services to low-income communities through nonprofit, member-owned community development credit unions (CDCUs).   Based in New York City, the Federation provides financial, technical, and educational services to credit unions serving low-income and economically disenfranchised communities. Please click below for details on this opportunity.

Marketing and Communications Intern


Internship Description

The Federation is seeking a Marketing and Communications Intern to support our ongoing communications and marketing of the Federation’s Initiatives to the community development, credit union, and financial capability fields. The ideal candidate would be currently pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in Marketing, Communications or a related field.


The intern will work at the Federation’s New York City offices 6-10 hours a week, schedule can be flexible. Immediate start preferred, though summer intern candidates also welcome. Compensation is $12/hr.


Key Responsibilities:


  • Assist in the management of content for company website and social media


  • Creation of new landing and destination pages and forms as well as posting downloadable documents and videos


  • Design and draft announcement, newsletter and event emails to render correctly in multiple browsers and email providers


  • Create and manage Facebook and Twitter posts


  • Create and manage WordPress CMS (content management system) to ensure all content, video, PDF, etc. are accessible and downloadable for all users and visitors


  • Support Federation marketing activities as needed, including event marketing, i.e. Annual Conference


  • Support analysis of Federation member credit union engagement


Desired Skills and Experience:

  • Excellent written communication skills, including business correspondence, press releases, and informational e-blasts
  • Detail oriented and committed to excellence
  • Design experience in Photoshop and InDesign a plus


To apply, please email resume and cover letter to Clarissa Ritter, Director of Marketing and Communications


Career Opportunities at Federation Member Credit Unions 

North Side Community Federal Credit Union: Director of Lending


Director of Lending

Located in the Uptown neighborhood of Chicago, IL, the North Side Community Federal Credit Union is a $9.5 million credit union, 40 year old community development credit union. The credit union has a long history of serving unbanked and underbanked populations in the city. North Side is certified as a community development financial institution and holds a low-income service designation from the NCUA. The credit union has a niche in serving these clients through financial literacy and budgeting assistance in addition to low cost savings and checking accounts. North Side has received extensive recognition for its innovative loan products, and has a robust consumer loan portfolio and a growing small business microloan portfolio.

Position Summary:

The Director of Lending will be responsible for the structure, growth and soundness of the credit union’s loan portfolio with a particular focus on small business lending. The Director will oversee the portfolio through review and recommendations regarding loan and credit policies, underwriting standards and collections processes. This person will be responsible for loan origination, quality control, underwriting, loan closing, processing, servicing and reporting.


• Assists in marketing loan products and originating small business loans.
• Develops and strengthens the credit union’s local networks with Chambers of Commerce, small businesses, and community stakeholders.
• Makes recommendations on complex credits.
• Serves as staff liaison on the loan and credit committees; makes recommendations and implements changes to improve portfolio growth and/or quality, including changes in credit union policies and procedures.
• Reviews new regulations related to lending and makes recommendations to senior management as appropriate.
• Recommends product upgrades, maintains awareness of which products are under-performing and assists with development or introduction of new products as applicable.
• Acts as member point of contact for small business loans, and works with member through entire loan process from gathering documentation to loan closing. Works with members in event of delinquency and makes arrangements for troubled debt restructuring or charge off and collections when necessary.
• Makes recommendations and changes to reduce credit union’s delinquency and charge off rates.
• Ensures asset quality of overall portfolio is maintained.
• Prepares quarterly portfolio review reports for Loan Committee and Board of Directors; develops analysis and provides recommendations for adjustments to the Loan Loss Reserve account.


• Bachelor’s degree in finance or business is required; Master’s degree is preferred.
• Minimum of two years of underwriting experience with small business loans.
• Minimum of two years of management experience.
• Previous experience in community development or work with low-income communities strongly preferred.
• Strong presentation skills and written and verbal communication skills.
• Demonstrated success in building and maintaining customer relationships.
• In depth knowledge of loan structuring, underwriting, regulations, and credit resolutions.
• Demonstrated ability to work well within teams as well as independently.

Please send resume and a cover letter outlining your interest in the position to or fax to: 773-769-6800.

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