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SVP Community Economic Development

at Hope Enterprise Corporation in Birmingham, AL

About the Job

The Community & Economic Development (CED) Department facilitates investments in community infrastructure including healthcare facilities, charter schools, and other community facilities, affordable housing, fresh food retailers, infrastructure projects and connects communities with HOPE resources and expertise. The CED team's work includes managing, structuring, and leading the organization's business development for New Markets Tax Credit financing, the USDA Community Facilities Relending Program, and debt associated with specialized sources such as Low-Income Housing Tax Credits.

The Senior Vice President (SVP) for Community & Economic Development will manage and develop community and economic development programs and lead, coach and develop a team of Commercial Loan Officers in assigned geographies within the company's market.

The Market Leader will collaborate with retail and other segments to leverage the credit union full suite of products and services. The Market Leader will lead and coordinate strategy for the market and actively involved in the communities in Alabama. The SVP will maintain contact with and conduct outreach to a range of community and economic development entities. These could include advocacy organizations and service providers, health care providers, charter schools, housing developers and providers, trade associations, community development and faith-based organizations, lenders, economic developers, funders, public agencies, elected officials, civic groups, entrepreneurs and others. This position requires considerable judgment, creativity, organization and time management. Duties and skills include but are not limited to representing the organization in the community; managing a wide range of partnerships; program and project management; strong composition and editing of varied written materials.


Master 's degree in public policy, business finance, non-profit management, co= unity development, or related field and at least ten years of experience in community development, program management, financial structuring or performing the duties described in the job summary.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

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Hope Enterprise Corporation

HOPE is a family of development organizations dedicated to strengthening communities, building assets and improving lives in the Delta and other economically distressed parts of Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Tennessee. Comprised of a regional credit union (Hope Credit Union), loan fund (Hope Enterprise Corporation) and policy center (Hope Policy Institute), HOPE has provided financial services, leveraged private and public resources, and shaped policies that have benefited more than 1 million residents in one of the nation’s most persistently poor regions.