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LOAN ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT (Part-Time Position)

Posted: March 7th, 2017

Hartford Community Loan Fund (HCLF) is seeking an individual for the part-time position of Loan Administrative Assistant (LAA).  The successful applicant will possess the following:

  • Strong organizational & recordkeeping skills;

  • Strong attention to detail;

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills;

  • Ability to prioritize multiple tasks and complete assignments in an efficient and effective manner;

  • Knowledge of MS Office (Word, Excel) & Office e-mail; and

  • Desire to apply your passion & skills to a mission-focused financial services organization.

Responsibilities: This position reports to the Director of Risk Management and Loan Administration.

The successful candidate will support HCLF’s lending by efficiently and accurately maintaining loan-related files, with an ability to quickly procure records needed by other team members. The LAA will assist the loan administration function by performing tasks related to maintenance of portfolio quality and compliance, and will be called upon to assist with borrower/contractor/vendor communication.

Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to the following: supporting loan servicing staff and the work of the organization by scanning, naming, filing, and retrieving documents; maintaining well-organized loan-related files and archives, including retention and destruction, according to policy; auditing electronic and hard-copy records; conducting compliance-related research and reporting; written and verbal communication with borrowers and staff; creating, processing, and filing of correspondence; updating reports. This position offers flexibility for the employee to choose work hours during HCLF’s business day. Fluency in Spanish is a plus, but not required.

Compensation: Based on experience. The position is non-exempt, part-time (15 hours/week) and is not eligible for benefits.

About Hartford Community Loan Fund: HCLF is a not-for-profit community development financial institution (CDFI) with a mission to provide and promote affordable and just financial services that benefit low wealth residents of Hartford. HCLF is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse team committed to working in a multicultural environment and strongly encourages applications from minorities and women. HCLF’s offices are located at 215 Garden Street, Hartford, CT 06105.

If interested, please e-mail cover letter with resume to S.Simonelli@HartfordLoans.org. No faxes or phone calls please. HCLF is an equal opportunity employer.

Please send cover letter and résumé:
Sarah Simonelli

215 Garden Street

Hartford, Connecticut, 06105

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LOAN SERVICING SPECIALIST (Full-time position)

Posted: March 7th, 2017

Hartford Community Loan Fund (HCLF) is seeking an individual for the full-time position of Loan Servicing Specialist (LSS). The successful applicant will possess the following:

  • Excellent quantitative and computer skills, including MS Office applications; Experience with loan servicing systems, database systems, and/or Crystal Reports a plus;

  • Extremely well organized with strong attention to detail; 

  • Strong customer service skills; effective verbal and written communicator;

  • Excellent time management skills—ability to prioritize effectively among competing tasks; and

  • Desire to apply your passion & skills to a mission-focused financial services organization. 

Responsibilities: This position reports to the Director of Risk Management and Loan Administration. The LSS must be able to proactively assist other staff members with various lending functions and provide staff with requested loan information in a quick and accurate manner. The LSS will draft courteous, professional correspondence to HCLF borrowers, respond to customer inquiries, process customer payments and monitor/follow up with customer delinquencies, loan compliance and other matters with phone calls and written correspondence.

The successful candidate will support HCLF’s lending by performing a wide range of loan servicing tasks, including but not limited to: auditing new credit files, booking new loans, assisting with closings, reconciling accounts, processing payments and disbursements, managing escrow, performing collections activities, monitoring covenant compliance, and producing system-generated statements and reports. The LSS will be responsible for properly documenting servicing activities, and for assisting with the maintenance of accurate and complete electronic and paper files.

HCLF is seeking candidates with a background in loan servicing, lending, or accounting. HCLF will train on its loan servicing software.

Compensation: Based on experience. The position is non-exempt, fulltime (37.5 hours/week) and is therefore eligible for benefits. HCLF benefits include medical, dental, longterm disability/life insurance, and participation in HCLF’s retirement plan.

About Hartford Community Loan Fund: HCLF is a not-for-profit community development financial institution (CDFI) with a mission to provide and promote affordable and just financial services that benefit low wealth residents of Hartford. HCLF is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse team committed to working in a multicultural environment and strongly encourages applications from minorities and women. HCLF’s offices are located at 215 Garden Street, Hartford, CT 06105.

If interested, please e-mail cover letter with resume to S.Simonelli@HartfordLoans.org.  No faxes or phone calls please. HCLF is an equal opportunity employer.

Please send cover letter and résumé:
Sarah Simonelli

215 Garden Street

Hartford, CT, 06105

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MORTGAGE LOAN OFFICER/ UNDERWRITER (Full-time position)

Posted: March 7th, 2017

The Hartford Community Loan Fund (HCLF) has expanded its geographic investment area to include New Britain, Manchester, and other towns in the Greater Hartford region.  To facilitate effective expansion into the region, HCLF is seeking an individual for the full-time position of Mortgage Loan Officer/ Underwriter.  The Position Summary is as follows: 

Position Summary:  The Mortgage Loan Officer / Underwriter (LO) performs a range of lending activities to originate and underwrite mortgage loans for single, multi-family and mixed-use properties, assist in the marketing of HCLF’s construction loan products as well as permanent loan products funded by other lenders.  The LO reports to the Director of Mortgage Lending and works closely with HCLF staff members who assist in processing, closing and servicing loans.

Responsibilities:  Following are responsibilities of the LO, which include, but are not limited to:

  • Maintain an active registration status with NMLS (Nationwide Mortgage Licensing System and Registry)
  • Foster and cultivate business relationships with potential stakeholders such as realtors, current/potential homeowners, investors, developers, contractors, attorneys, accountants, etc. to generate mortgage business to meet sales goals and objectives
  • Increase visibility of HCLF loan products in underserved areas to underserved populations through marketing and new business development activities 
  • Respond to all inquiries in a prompt and courteous manner. Interview prospective loan applicants and assess their borrowing needs. Screen loan requests based on institutional policies and on types of loans offered by the institution. Explain loan products based on how they work and how they will benefit the applicants’ needs
  • Initiate and complete the loan application, issue required disclosures, commission property appraisal/ inspection, etc.
  • Provide technical assistance to customers on housing finance, subsidy sources, property/construction management, risk mitigation and other housing-specific topics
  • Ensure collection of all supporting documentation and process the application
  • Understand compliance issues including the timelines of mortgage loan processing. Communicate effectively with customers, realtors, HCLF outside counsel and staff as well as other stakeholders to efficiently process and close the loan
  • Prepare Loan Approval Summary recommendations for management and Loan Committee review in accordance with the HCLF underwriting guidelines. Present the final Loan Approval Summary to Loan Committee for approval
  • Prepare Commitment Letters based on Loan Committee decisions and coordinate loan closings with the assistance of HCLF staff and outside counsel; issue required closing disclosures and review closing documents for accuracy
  • Conduct loan and construction monitoring site visits before and after closing
  • Keep abreast of industry standards, challenges, and changes influencing lending activities. Participate in annual audit process and other reviews and monitoring visits conducted by federal/state agencies, participating lenders, and/or investors
  • Perform other duties and tasks as assigned. 

Requirements:  The successful candidate will possess the following qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • NMLS licensing as Mortgage Loan Originator (MLO)
  • Minimum of two years of recent work experience as MLO
  • Knowledge of and experience with real estate finance and legal procedures related to real estate transactions, property transfers, and collateral valuation; general understanding of financial transactions, financial statements and audits
  • Commitment to social justice issues and high quality affordable housing
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills; ability to make effective public presentations to a range of audiences
  • Ability and willingness for moderate local travelling
  • Excellent organizational skills and ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks/projects and meet deadlines
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office software program, use of email and internet, and other programs, as required
  • Ability to protect and maintain confidentiality of all business relationships.

Compensation and Benefits:  Compensation is a combination of fixed salary, plus commission on the closed commitments originated by the LO, with final compensation based on experience. HCLF’s benefit package includes:  health/dental coverage, flexible spending accounts, disability and life insurance, and 403(b) contributions.

Equal Opportunity Employment Information:  HCLF is an equal opportunity provider and employer.  HCLF does not discriminate in hiring or employment practices on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, gender, national origin, age, religion, sexual orientation, disability, marital or familial status, ancestry, or status as a veteran.  HCLF is committed to maintaining a multicultural work environment.  Women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply.

About Hartford Community Loan Fund:  We’re the good guys in the financial services industry – a Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) with a focus on promoting and providing affordable and just capital for the benefit of low-to-moderate income and underserved residents of Hartford, New Britain and other HCLF investment areas of Connecticut.  We are focused on providing financing that creates and rehabs affordable housing.  More information about HCLF can be found at our website:  www.hartfordloans.org

Interested and qualified candidates should submit a cover letter with resume to N.Sobhan@HartfordLoans.org.  No faxes or phone calls please.  HCLF is an equal opportunity employer. 

Please send cover letter and résumé:
Naveed Sobhan

215 Garden Street

Hartford, CT, 06105

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