Northern Initiatives Prosperity. Money and Know How

Careers

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.

Commercial Lender

The Commercial Lender is responsible for developing and maintaining an existing portfolio of new and existing borrowing relationships. The Commercial Lender acts as the borrower’s advocate by recommending suitable credit products, guiding them through the loan underwriting and approval process, securing technical assistance, where appropriate, and providing periodic financial review and feedback. In this role the Commercial Lender will be recommending loans ranging from $5,000 to $500,000 to small businesses in the Grand Rapids, Muskegon and surrounding markets. The position reports to the Vice President of Lending. 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.

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. This position is based in Mid-Lower Michigan.

 

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