City First Enterprises (CFE) is a financial institution working at the intersection of financial innovation and impact investment, in the quest for a more equitable economy. We are risk entrepreneurs investing in underserved communities, centering our focus on the people and places historically overlooked by mainstream finance.CFEs lending vehicle is theEquitable Growth Fund, a loan fund designed to provide accessible debt capital to entrepreneurs, innovators and change-makers working in affordable housing, small businesses, education, nonprofits, community facilities, and commercial real estate in the Washington, DC, Maryland, and Virginia.CFE is a Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI), a designation by the United States Treasury to organizations expanding economic opportunity in low-income communities by providing access to financial products and services for residents and businesses. CFE is part of the City First Family of organizations, which includes City First Bank.To learn more about our organization, please visit our website at Position:City First Enterprises is seeking an Operations Administrative Assistant to assist with managing the day-to-day workings of a temporarily remote office. We are looking for someone who is a go-getter, with a passion for organization and a willingness to learn. The right candidate will have solid administrative skills and a passion for helping their community. City First Enterprises currently works with a variety of community partners and government organizations on community development projects. In this roll you will have the ability to work with our outstanding team in small business lending, affordable housing, and community development. Potential tasks range from scheduling board meetings to supportive tasks related to our loan fund, to assisting with editing grant reports, etc. Each day will present a new opportunity to contribute in different ways.The ideal candidate will be someone ambitious, goal oriented and focused. We are looking for an energetic, flexible, creative and smart individual looking for their next challenge.This role is essential to our organization and will help us work more efficiently. We are an organization that works hard at what we do every day!Administrative Assistant Job Responsibilities:Provides administrative support to ensure efficient operation of office.Communicates with Board of Directors, assists with managing the calendar and coordinating meeting arrangements, as well as keeping meeting minutes.Coordinates with the Operations Manager on daily tasks and assists with processing mail and documents.Supports the Loan Fund and City First Homes in communicating with clients and requesting documentation.Answers phone calls, schedules meetings and supports visitors.Carries out administrative duties such as filing, typing, copying, binding, scanning etc.Exhibits polite and professional communication via phone, e-mail, and written correspondence.Supports team by performing tasks related to the organization with strong communication skills.Provides information to external clients and partners by answering questions and requests.Contributes to team efforts by accomplishing task related results.Assists with billing and account maintenance.Monitors several email accounts and identifies and prioritizes items for triage or referral to the rest of the team.Strong Excel skills preferred.Administrative Assistant Skills and Qualifications:Reporting SkillsAdministrative Writing SkillsMicrosoft Office SkillsOrganizationAnalyzing InformationProfessionalismProblem SolvingVerbal CommunicationAbility to adapt and accept new tasks as assigned.Education and Experience Requirements:Minimum of a High school diploma or equivalent education required, some college or commensurate work experience preferred.3-5 years of administrative or executive assistant experience required.Knowledge of appropriate software including: Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook, Microsoft PowerPoint and Adobe Acrobat Pro.Ability to pick up additional software and technology with ease.Experience working with a board of directors.Flexible and adapts to changing circumstances and challenges with ease.COMPENSATIONSalary will be based on experience, plus a generous benefits package that includes employee-sponsored health and dental, life insurance, health savings account with annual employer contributions, retirement plan with employer matching, paid parental leave and a generous paid time off program.Our office is a unique work environment that is open, innovative and collaborative.We are currently located at 1 Thomas Circle and CFE provides transportation benefits up to the IRS maximum for qualified work travel.Due to the national health emergency the CFE team is currently working remotely. We anticipate returning to the office sometime later this year. It is important for our employees to live in the DC, Maryland or Virginia area. The ability to work remotely and collaboratively is an important aspect of this opportunity.TIMINGSelected candidates will be contacted for an initial phone screen on a rolling basis, with in-person interviews taking place no later than the first week of February. The position is expected to start no later than March 1, 2021.TO APPLYPleases submit resume and cover letter. No phone calls, please.City First Enterprises is committed to serving the communities in which we work and live. The City First family is dedicated to promoting diversity, multiculturalism, and inclusion in our work and hiring practices. City First Enterprises is fully focused on equality and economic inclusion and believes that diversity in opinion and background only helps further that mission.We provide equal employment opportunities to all people regardless of ethnicity, age, religion (and lack thereof), disability that can reasonably be accommodated, marital status (including domestic partner status), ancestry, nationality, national origin, family status, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, and related medical conditions), other medical condition (physical or mental), AIDS/HIV status, genetic information, sexual identity, gender identification (including transgender status), sexual orientation, and veteran status.CFE is an equal opportunity employer.
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