Loan Officer/Senior Loan Officer (New York)

  • Corporation for Supportive Housing ("CSH")
  • 61 Broadway, New York, NY, United States
  • Oct 18, 2017
Full time Non-profit-Social Services Finance

Job Description

As a valued member of our team, the successful applicant will originate loans for quality supportive housing developments and provide assistance to government partners in shaping financing and development policies and programs to create stronger systems that support and expedite the production of supportive housing.
• Provide technical assistance to nonprofit, for-profit and public organizations around the financing, creation and operation of supportive housing.
• Originate loans based on thorough review and analysis, comprehensive due diligence and sound risk assessment.
• Analyze project feasibility and the capacity of development teams and propose loan structures that meet borrower needs while advancing CSH’s strategic priorities and credit policies.
• Prepare and present loan recommendations to credit committees.
• Cultivate strong relationships with industry partners and developers including public and private agencies, funders, financial institutions and external partners.
• Market CSH’s loan products and expertise resulting in a robust lending pipeline which you will help monitor and manage.
• Partner with CSH New York and Eastern Region staff to identify lending opportunities resulting from programmatic activities.
• Contribute to the Region’s systems change efforts including commenting on local and state financing regulations and programs and facilitating conversations between the development and public financing community.
• Actively seek and garner feedback from developers on supportive housing development policies and financing programs and use this feedback to inform and improve lending products and policies that support innovation while meeting developer needs.
• Advance CSH’s strategic priorities through your Loan Officer role, including building the supportive housing industry by leading trainings and workshops, representing CSH at conferences and events and working closely with colleagues on special projects, innovative ideas and programs that advance the creation of supportive housing in New York and the Eastern Region.


All candidates should attach their Resume, Cover Letter and Salary Expectations as one Microsoft Word or PDF document.


The qualities we are looking for include an adaptive, entrepreneurial problem solving approach. Candidates should be driven by strategic thinking executed with creativity and flexibility. It is important to welcome and pursue new ideas and visions for supportive housing and the role it plays in solving complex problems.

• Bachelor degree required. Master’s level education preferred. Experience may substitute for education.
• Minimum 5 years’ experience in low income or supportive housing development, underwriting or funding field.

• Extensive knowledge of the Low Income Housing Tax Credit Program and familiarity with state and other federally funded affordable housing programs.
• Familiarity with the entitlement process, zoning and planning and challenges for low- income or supportive housing developers.
• Familiarity or interest in issues related to supportive housing including homelessness, low income housing development, finance, state and local housing finance policies, service needs, community development and planning, mental illness, AIDS, harm reduction or public housing.
• Strong analytical, interpersonal, facilitation, communication and presentation skills.
• Demonstrated skills using Microsoft Office Suites. Experience with loan servicing or CRM programs a plus.
• Demonstrated success building quality teams, trusted relationships and setting and managing performance and mentoring and coaching development partners in the areas of real estate development and housing finance issues.

CSH staff are mission driven, we take initiative, pursue goals with minimal supervision and are adept at managing multiple assignments effectively.