| June 5, 2024

Associate, Climate Training and Operations, Climate Finance and Capacity Building

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Website Opportunity Finance Network

Opportunity Finance Network (OFN) seeks a solutions-oriented, intellectually curious candidate with superior attention to detail and organizational skills to support the execution of climate lending training and capacity-building programs for its members, primarily related to its Clean Communities Investment Accelerator (CCIA) award. This is an exciting opportunity within OFN’s Development Services team to contribute to a new program and partnership with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to transform the community development finance industry with new clean financing ecosystems.

OFN is the nation’s leading investment intermediary and network CDFIs serving rural, urban, and Native communities across the United States. With over $1 billion in total assets under management, OFN manages a national membership network of over 410 mission-driven lenders and CDFIs, including community development loan funds, credit unions, green banks, community development banks, minority depository institutions, and venture capital funds. OFN is a trusted investment partner to the public, private, and philanthropic sectors – foundations, corporations, banks, government agencies, and others. For more than 30 years, our team has helped partners invest in communities to catalyze change and create economic opportunities for people and places traditional finance doesn’t reach.

To learn more, visit www.ofn.org

People who work at OFN come from a variety of professional and academic backgrounds. If you have:

  • Passion for the mission and true believer in our core purpose.
  • Courage to be a fearless advocate who is confident and resilient in our fight to drive capital into low-income communities.
  • Smart, quick seekers of knowledge who thrive on creating and developing new strategies, products, and programs for increasing capital to communities we serve.
  • Desire to be a collaborative team player who possesses humility and a willingness to lean in all areas of our work.
    Come be a part of our growing diverse, highly committed, skilled, and collaborative staff. At OFN, we are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive workplace, so if you are excited about this role but your experience does not align perfectly with every qualification, we encourage you to apply nonetheless. You may be the right candidate for this or other roles.

 

This position is based in Washington, D.C. All staff currently work a hybrid schedule.

 

Core Responsibilities:

  • Provide general administrative, logistical, and operational support to execute virtual trainings as well as other activities of the Development Services team related to climate lending training & capacity-building. Responsibilities include but are not limited to organizing, maintaining, and uploading training materials; organizing and communicating logistical information with attendees; creating & managing registration sites; and creating training evaluations and synthesizing information from them to contribute to continuous improvement of climate lending capacity-building programs.
  • As needed, support execution of in-person trainings, events, and gatherings by providing on-site support and preparing, assembling, and shipping materials.
  • Utilize and build expertise with a variety of digital platforms, including Cvent, Zoom, and Salesforce, to facilitate the activities of the Development Services team related to climate training and capacity-building programming.
  • Provide high-quality customer service by responding to inquiries, via email and phone, from members, event/training attendees, and other stakeholders efficiently, professionally, and effectively.
  • Assist with the coordination and management of monthly communities of practice meetings.
  • Contribute to the writing and development of climate training and capacity-building content as needed, e.g., by assisting with conducting research and analysis to support the creation of climate training content and services for CDFI practitioners, drawing from publications, stakeholder meetings, calls, events, online forums, datasets, and other forms of desk research.
  • Assist with other activities of the Development Services team as requested.

 

POSITION REQUIREMENTS

  • Bachelor’s degree or 5-7 years of direct professional work experience in lieu of degree.
  • 1-3 years of professional experience in project/event management, operations, education, or community development.
  • Detail-oriented, with a focus on accuracy and precision in execution.
  • Experience with or ability to quickly learn how to utilize digital tools and platforms such as Cvent, Zoom, and Salesforce.
  • Customer-focused mindset and solution-oriented attitude with a commitment to delivering a positive experience.
  • Curiosity and commitment to learning, ideally with an interest in climate finance, community development, financial institutions, nonprofits, and/or economic and social justice.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills required with emphasis on clarity, conciseness, relevance, and the ability to appropriately adjust for different audiences.
  • Self-starter with experience prioritizing and managing multiple projects, assignments, and meeting tight deadlines.
  • Ability to adapt to evolving needs and work collaboratively and flexibly within a dynamic team to support the overall success of events, trainings, and programs.
  • Comfort working in a nonprofit environment preferred.
  • Occasional travel may be required (up to 5% of time).
  • Job involves normal physical requirements for an office position.

 

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