Headquartered in Philadelphia, PA, Reinvestment Fund operates nationally with regional offices in Baltimore, MD and Atlanta, GA. Reinvestment Fund is a national mission driven financial institution that creates opportunity for underserved people and places through partnerships. We marshal the capital, analytics, and expertise necessary to build strong, healthy, and more equitable communities.
As a federally certified community development financial institution (CDFI), our job is to make finance an agent of positive change and equitable growth. We provide loans, grants and technical assistance to businesses and nonprofits. Our borrowers and grantees educate students, support local economies, and create jobs. They build affordable housing and provide community goods and services that include access to nutritious food, hunger relief, physical and mental health care, and other social services.
Reinvestment Fund offers its staff an unrivaled platform to combine business acumen and financial skills with social mission. At Reinvestment Fund, you’ll be part of a talented and passionate team of communicators and business development staff, lenders, portfolio managers, analysts, grant program managers, accountants, and policy researchers who bring their unique talents to our mission.
Reinvestment Fund is currently undergoing a multi-year race, equity, and inclusion organizational change process, and we are seeking candidates who share a commitment to advancing racial equity and anti-racism and are prepared to engage in that work.
This role is available to applicants located within proximity of Reinvestment Fund’s Philadelphia office, Atlanta, GA, and Baltimore, MD.
Reinvestment Fund is maintaining a 100% remote work environment through September 2022 due to COVID. After Labor Day we will provide a hybrid home/office work arrangement with a combination of working remote and two days in a Reinvestment Fund office location to allow for face-to-face interactions. Depending on the nature of the job, a more flexible work schedule may be considered.
The Director for Early Childhood Capacity Building and Grant-Making (Program Director for ECE) may be based at Reinvestment Fund’s Atlanta, Baltimore, or Philadelphia office. The position requires travel (30%) to other RF offices and project locations throughout the Southeast to perform programmatic field work and engage stakeholders.
Combines a broad understanding of the CDFI sector, Reinvestment Fund’s institutional history and mission driven accomplishments with messaging that cohesively reinforces Reinvestment Fund’s position as a national leader in the CDFI field. Creates and leverages strategic communications, digital marketing, and social media activities to promote organizational visibility and influence across a broad array of audiences:
Maintains up to date knowledge of prominent activity sets across the organization’s three main business areas of lending and investing, programs and policy. Creates communications strategies and campaigns to effectively promote high profile transactions, grantmaking and technical assistance achievements and research and data analytics to targeted local and national audiences.
Develops and implements an integrated, organization-wide strategic communications plan for programs and business lines (lending and investing, programs and policy). This includes development, curation, design, production, and distribution of messaging and content to support Reinvestment Fund’s organizational priorities as well as build awareness of its impact and brand identity. Also includes supporting strategies around impact (messaging, description, UN SDGs) and improvements to impact tracking and data.
Oversees program-specific communications. This includes web development for new programs/initiatives, tactical campaigns with accompanying marketing collateral, communication plans with media outreach, as well as communications to internal audiences (all staff, senior leadership, board).
Proactively identify and prioritize opportunities to raise the visibility of Reinvestment Fund’s leaders and experts: draft thought leadership products such as op-eds, articles, or essays for placement in external publications; prepare talking points, speeches, presentations, articles, and other strategic communications materials as needed.
Manages and oversees several staff members supporting both internal and external communications, marketing, and branding, as well as third-party consultants. Serves as the central connecting point for all communications across the organization, enabling the efficient exchange of quantitative, qualitative, and anecdotal information.
Early childhood education (ECE) is fundamental to our economy’s health and ability to expand access to opportunity among a wider segment of Americans: families across the income spectrum need reliable childcare to work; ECE owners and staff need to earn money, build wealth, and plan for the future; and children need high quality ECE to increase their school readiness, academic achievement, and lifetime earnings. Yet perhaps no other sector is so essential to our society’s functioning and sustainability and is as poorly compensated and undervalued as ECE.
For these reasons, Reinvestment Fund is committed to supporting the sector through a growing series of programs to support the creation and retention of high-quality early education opportunities, supporting both high-quality ECE facilities and financial sustainability of ECE businesses.
During the pandemic we operated multiple relief/recovery programs, but chief among our core programs are:
The expectation is that Reinvestment Fund will continue to grow these core programs as well as take the lead on more specialized programs and initiatives in the future. Reporting directly to the Chief Program Officer, the Program Director for ECE will work with internal and external stakeholders to design, develop and implement effective and engaging programs that provide capital and technical assistance to ECE businesses serving low-income families in select communities across the country. This individual will join Reinvestment Fund’s Capacity-Building and Capital Access Programs team delivering technical assistance, capacity building and grant programs. Reinvestment Fund manages several initiatives with the support of local or national foundations, and state, local and federal public agencies, and governments.
This is an excellent opportunity for a self-motivated individual with both a team approach and systems-oriented thinking skills to help grow, further develop, and implement innovative programs. The Program Director for ECE will be expected to work independently and collaboratively with program staff, participants, consultants, vendors, and other stakeholders.
Leadership and Communications
Program Management, Grants Management and Program Implementation
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and ability required.
Reinvestment Fund offers a competitive salary based on experience and skills, as well as an excellent benefits package including employer-paid health, disability, and life insurance, 401(k) savings plan with employer match, flexible spending accounts (medical, dependent care and transportation), tuition reimbursement, paid time off, EAP program, and professional development opportunities.
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Reinvestment Fund uses E-Verify to validate all new hires’ ability to legally work in the United States. Reinvestment Fund is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Reinvestment Fund does not discriminate in hiring or employment practices on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, marital or familial status, national origin, non-job-related disabilities, or status as a veteran.
Reinvestment Fund, Inc. has an affiliate, RF Impact Advisers, Inc. (“RFIA”), which is a state-registered investment adviser. In order to advance compliance with and prevent violations of federal and state securities laws and to avoid even the appearance of a conflict of interest, RFIA has adopted a Code of Ethics to govern certain conduct of its staff, including certain staff of Reinvestment Fund because Reinvestment Fund is an advisory affiliate of RFIA. As part of this Code of Ethics, there are specific personal reporting and other requirements and disclosures of personal financial and/or securities transactions information. For certain individuals, this reporting will extend to your household members. You may be subject to a background check.
COVID-19 Vaccination Update: We value the safety and well-being of our RF Community, which includes staff and beyond. As such, our team has chosen to require all staff, interns, and contractors to be fully vaccinated as a contingency of employment.