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Business Development Officer

New Orleans, LA
Business Development Officer Louisiana
As the Business Development Officer, you will be a key leader in supporting LiftFund's goal in providing support and capital to hardworking, deserving entrepreneurs.  To be a Lifter is to believe that regardless of background, financial access and resource doors should be open for everyone.  We are a leading Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFI) that holds a AERIS Four-Star impact rating. We support entrepreneurs that work hard every day, to create a better life for themselves and their families, while providing jobs and services to the communities they serve.  Lifters are working across 15 states to provide affordable, responsible business loans, create and sustain jobs, and stabilize local economies. Our work transforms lives and communities.

Position Summary
The BDO is responsible for loan cultivation, advancement, and the growth of LiftFund’s small business production in Louisiana.  This role is focused on sales and outreach within the small business community, interfacing with banks, financial institutions, organizations, and the business community at large. The BDO position is directly responsible for the cultivation, origination, and packaging business loans to diverse, hardworking small business owners.  This position is vital to our impact in Louisiana; constantly examining and developing methods that increase LiftFund’s market presence, production, and processing efficiency. The BDO will serve as a subject matter expert in small business topics, LiftFund’s products, and serve as a resource to clients who are seeking to improve the outcome of their business. The BDO is relied upon to grow LiftFund’s various loan products to best meet our client’s needs, thus ensuring customer satisfaction and increasing LiftFund’s market share and impact.  The BDO will report to their Regional Vice President in their respective community.
This role offers flexible hours and the ability to work remotely from home with very limited travel required to the local office.

Key responsibilities
-Develop new and manage existing partnerships to produce micro and small business loans and meet monthly loan production goals
-Successfully establish and maintain business relationships with bank partners, community leaders and current / potential borrowers
-Effectively communicate with clients
-Serve as the key relationship manager of loan applicants
-Support and participate in packaging the required loan documentation
-Assist team members in packaging the loan for underwriting review
-Conduct collateral inspections for loan applicants when feasible

To Qualify for the Role, You Must Have
-Associates Degree in business, finance or related field; Bachelor’s Degree is preferred
-Minimum 2 year of business lending experience; or business development and sales experience with proven success
-Able to speak, define, and represent cashflow and credit analysis
-A strong sense of ownership, accountability, critical thinking skills; must also be able to work successfully in an autonomous environment
-Excellent verbal and written communication skills that can drive action and influence decision making activity
-Experience with Microsoft Office suite; particularly Word, PowerPoint and Excel

It Would Be Great If You Had
-Experience with client relationship management (CRM) software
-Bilingual (Spanish/English)
-Basic knowledge of business finance including cash flow analysis and credit analysis

What We Offer
A competitive salary and benefit package coupled with an opportunity to work with LiftFund’s energetic lending teams dedicated to our customers, striving to be better and leading with integrity!

Check us out on Linkedin and at Liftfund.com.   Apply here or at our website.
LiftFund provides equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, or any other legally protected basis, in accordance with applicable law.

 
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