Northern Initiatives Prosperity. Money and Know How


Come help us build communities, create jobs and support families! Northern Initiatives (NI) is a non-profit Community Development Financial Institution that provides loans and business services to small business owners and entrepreneurs, with a renewed focus on people of color and underserved areas of Michigan. We are one of the nation’s most respected lenders – and we’re growing! You will make an immediate impact on our team.

Business Coach

The Business Coach is responsible for supporting the sustainability and growth of NI’s loan customers. You will provide direct training and knowledge to NI customers around money, marketing, and management that helps business owners to be more successful in their job and business. Click the position title above for more information.

Commercial Loan Assistant

This position is responsible for conducting tasks related to collateral and record keeping after a customer loan is closed. This detail-oriented position will complete documentation related to all forms of collateral for NI loans, as well as track expiration of insurance and UCC filings. Click the position title above for more information.

Commercial Lender – Spanish Language

This position will be responsible for developing and maintaining a portfolio of new and existing borrowing relationships in the western portion of Michigan’s lower peninsula, focusing on the Hispanic and Latino populations in this territory. This position will operate from a home office or co-working space. The Lender acts as the borrower’s advocate by recommending suitable credit products, securing technical assistance where appropriate and providing periodic financial review and feedback. The lender also assists with network development for the Western LP territory, program delivery via presentations and active participation in economic development group initiatives that advance the mission of NI. Click the position title above for more information.


Please click on the job titles for more information on each position. Email a cover letter and a current resume to