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Director, Information Technology

Reinvestment Fund is a mission-driven financial institution committed to making communities work for all people. As a federally certified community development financial institution (CDFI), we bring financial and analytical tools to partnerships that work to ensure that everyone has access to essential opportunities: affordable places to live, access to nutritious food and health care, schools where their children can flourish, and strong, local businesses that support jobs. We use data to understand markets, communities, and impediments to opportunity—and how investment and policy decisions can have the most powerful impact. We are part of coalitions that work to shift how entire sectors work to dismantle systems that perpetuate social and economic inequality.

For 35+ years, we have disrupted inequitable investment practices and driven measurable impact. We bring capital into communities by supporting and partnering with businesses and organizations that are motivated by a common mission—to expand opportunities. We work in places and sectors underserved by traditional capital sources. We support entrepreneurs and organizations with big ideas, who struggle to get capital because they cannot access generational wealth, or because their track records or project types don’t match the expectations of traditional lenders.

Since our founding, we have put more than $2.4 billion to work for good — investing in projects that are both targeted and transformative. We have worked with scores of policymakers in cities, states, and federal agencies and helped millions of people nationwide access critical services and amenities. By tailoring financing solutions, fostering local partnerships, building coalitions, and informing strategies for tackling systemic injustices, we are charting paths and forging collaborations that catalyze positive, lasting impact.

 Summary

Reporting to the CIO, this position will work with the Company’s users to understand how existing information systems are utilized, identify areas of opportunity for improvements, enhancements, or replacement of systems. The outcome of their work will be short- and long-term plans creating and transforming systems that enable users to do their jobs faster and with better data accuracy. There will be a focus on systems integration and interoperability – developing an architecture that enables simple and secure exchange of data and workflows.

 Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Collaborates with staff to understand the scope and requirements of information systems.
  • Directs and manages systems delivery team members (contractors, vendor support, internal staff, etc.) through design, testing and implementation of systems.  Regularly and effectively communicates with team members on actions, barriers/gaps, project timelines and outcomes.
  • Develops and manages implementation project plans, including migration from existing systems, testing, and go-live.
  • Performs gap analysis between existing systems capabilities and user’s requirements, detailing and prioritizing system features and functionality.
  • Coordinates the build, data load, and testing of new systems with staff and vendors to ensuring systems are successfully deployed and adopted.
  • Works closely with Lending staff to quickly understand the limitations of existing systems and identify short- and long-term solutions.
  • Partners with staff to understand current processes and explore potential improvements in processes that could be better supported by systems.
  • Performs ongoing monitoring of systems to ensure their optimal utilization and implement new features and functionality as they become available.

Qualifications

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in related field and/or combination of education and experience preferred.
  • Minimum of 8-10 years’ experience, preferably with familiarity with financial transaction systems, or loan servicing systems, preferably with Loanware products.
  • Experience project managing complex systems such as financial transaction systems or lending information systems, ERPs and CRMs. Certification in project management highly preferred.
  • Familiarity with document management and change control.
  • Experience with vendor management.
  • Experience with directing, managing and communicating with systems delivery teams (contractors, vendor support, internal staff, etc.) through design, testing and implementation of systems.
  • managing complex projects or effectively communicating with product team members.
  • Experience with Agile system development methodologies.

Skills

  • Sound understanding of systems architectures, particularly – SaaS implementations, on-premise applications and ETL products and techniques.
  • Aptitude for problem solving, ability to engineer systems and solutions that align with the Company’s business needs.
  • Ability to negotiate – gain agreement and consensus with Company staff.
  • Insight and creativity to integrate custom enhancements to off the shelf software.
  • Ability to do light iterative prototyping to test build plans with users.
  • Microsoft SQL, development, and reporting tools.
  • Project Management methodologies and rapid delivery.
  • Ability to perform structured discovery, determining the strengths and weaknesses of existing systems and processes.
  • Ability to translate user requirements into functional system specifications.
  • Understanding of user centered design.

Core Competencies

  • Project Management
  • Problem Solving
  • Communications
  • Creativity/Innovation
  • Attention to detail
  • Negotiation Skills

Compensation and Benefits:

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, and EAP program.

 

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.  We do 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 disability, or status as a veteran. Reinvestment Fund values a diverse and inclusive work environment where employees feel a sense of belonging and strongly encourages women, people of color, people who identify as LGBTQ+, people with disabilities, people from underrepresented communities and people from the communities we serve to apply.

Reinvestment Fund, Inc. has an affiliate, RF Impact Advisers, Inc. (“RFIA”) that 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.

Reinvestment Fund is maintaining a 100% remote work environment through at least June 2021 due to COVID.

 

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