The homewise mission is to create successful homeowners and strengthen neighborhoods so that individuals and families can improve their long-term financial well-being and quality of lifeWe empower and support clients with financial education and coaching, real estate services, affordable mortgage lending, and down payment assistance, loan servicing, refinance and home improvement lendingWe also strengthen neighborhoods by increasing homeownership through real estate development, property rehabilitation, and revitalizing communities.
We are seeking a grant & impact investment manager to lead our resource development teamThe mission of the grant & impact investment manager is to develop and grow relationships with the philanthropic, corporate and public sectors to provide both equity and favorable debt ensuring the financial health of homewise.
If you are looking for a purpose-driven, dynamic, high-energy work environment that focuses on creating positive change, consider a career with homewiseWe offer our employees:
Generous paid time off
Essential duties and responsibilities
The grant & impact investment manager is responsible for carrying out the following duties:
Conceive, refine and implement a multi-year, capital-raising strategy including grant acquisition, corporate and community sponsorships, and impact investments.
Cultivate and steward relationships with social impact investors, philanthropic, corporate, and public sectors to develop and maintain partnerships that can provide both equity and favorable debt to homewise.
Develop and implement a strategy to identify and procure new high-impact grant opportunities with large national foundations with a financial stability, affordable housing, community development, or creative place-making focus.
Lead the process for complex public funding grant applications that require internal cross-departmental or external cross-agency collaboration and coordination.
Supervise the grant writer to ensure the grant proposal development/submission process is effective, resulting in successfully funded grant proposals that meet our budgeted grant raising goals.
Lead the effort to expand the reach of homewise community investment fund by developing relationships with investment and wealth advisors with a social impact investing lens.
Develop and grow relationships with institutional social impact investors, including foundations, corporations, and impact investing collaboratives, that provide favorable investments to homewise.
Oversee the maintenance of accurate investor records and manage annual prospectus update process for the homewise community investment fund.
Strategic thinking/visioning – able to see and communicate the big picture in an inspiring wayDetermines opportunities and threats through a comprehensive analysis of current and future trends.
LeadershipEngages, motivates, and influences others to achieve company and individual growth.
Proactivity – acts without being told what to doBrings new ideas to the organization.
Listening skillsListens to understand others viewpointsAnticipates customer needs and offers innovative solutions.
Communication skillsAble to clearly present issues – both orally and written.
Results-orientedPrioritizes and aligns work of self and others with a results-oriented focus on achieving business goals and objectives.
Decision-makingAbility to generate innovative ideas and be an active decision-maker to solve problems and move projects ahead.
CollaborationBuilds relationships and rapport throughout the organization by inviting and participating in collaborative team building.
Flexibility and adaptabilityAdjusts quickly to changing priorities and conditionsCopes effectively with complexity and change.
Multitasking and prioritizingAbility to juggle multiple projects and prioritize effectively to stay organized and meet stated deadlines.
Work independentlyAbility to work independently with little or no supervision.
High standardsExpect personal performance to be nothing short of the best.
Education and experience
Bachelor’s degree in a related field.
Demonstrated experience and understanding of capital raising in the areas of financial stability, affordable housing, community development, and/or economic development.
Demonstrated understanding of the social impact investing field.
Minimum of 3 years of progressive leadership and team management experience.