Careers at CEDS Finance

CEDS Finance is an innovative and inspiring work environment. As a mission-driven organization, our staff are dedicated to helping our clients achieve financial sufficiency through entrepreneurship. We strive towards economic justice by providing financial products and business technical assistance to marginalized communities – immigrants, refugees, and BIPOC communities – that are often unable to access traditional forms of capital.

CEDS Finance believes that we thrive by investing holistically in our staff– with competitive salaries, comprehensive benefits, and professional development opportunities. With a healthy, motivated staff, we can make an even deeper impact on the community.

CEDS Finance is currently hiring for the following positions:

Portfolio Officer

Do you enjoy working directly with small business owners from a variety of cultural backgrounds? Do you have experience in microlending with a passion for helping those from underserved communities? Then our Portfolio Officer position is for you! The Portfolio Officer supports small business owners achieve their financial goals of successful business ownership and growth through loan servicing and post-loan technical assistance.

Interested candidates should submit a resume and cover letter to hr@cedsfinance.org with “Portfolio Officer” in the subject line.

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Loan Team Manager

Are you a team leader with experience in the CDFI industry? Do you have strong underwriting and financial analysis skills? Are you passionate about helping people from different backgrounds achieve their business dreams? Then we invite you to apply to join our team as the Loan Team Manager! The Loan Team Manager leads our underwriting team and manages CEDS Finance’s lending program. They will monitor current programs, seek opportunities for improvement in the process, and develop new programs, partnerships, and funding sources, as well, all while supporting their staff of underwriters.

Interested candidates should submit a resume and cover letter to hr@cedsfinance.org with “Loan Team Manager” in the subject line.

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Loan Officer

Do you have a passion for helping entrepreneurs start and grow their businesses? Are you a numbers person that enjoys financial analysis? Then join our team as a Loan Officer! The Loan Officer supports small business owners and entrepreneurs to achieve their financial goals of successful business ownership. The Loan Officer conducts outreach, assesses loan readiness, supports clients in the application process, and underwrites loans.

Interested candidates should submit a resume and cover letter to hr@cedsfinance.org with “Loan Officer” in the subject line.

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In addition to competitive salaries, CEDS Finance offers a comprehensive benefits package that is designed to support you and your family’s health, both physically and financially. Employees at CEDS Finance enjoy the following:

Medical Insurance

  • Health – 100% covered by CEDS Finance for the employee
  • Dental Insurance – 100% coverage
  • Vision Insurance – Subsidized

Other Benefits Include:

  • Flex Spending Account
  • 403b Retirement Plan with company match
  • Partial cell phone reimbursement
  • Mileage reimbursement
  • Qualifying relocation reimbursement
  • Professional development stipends and opportunities
  • Flexible working schedules with a mix of in-office and remote work

Paid Time Off

We encourage employees to take full advantage of paid time off to maintain a healthy work/life balance. Full time employees at CEDS Finance are entitled to use all the time they have earned to support their physical and mental health.

  • Accrued Vacation
  • Accrued Sick Leave
  • Office closed the week between Christmas and New Year’s Day
  • Observed Bank Holidays
  • Parental Leave
  • Bereavement Leave
  • Jury Duty
  • Medical Leave
  • Military Leave
  • Voting Accommodation

Additional benefits at CEDS Finance that make it an excellent place to work:

  • Annual performance-based bonuses
  • Annual cost-of-living adjustments
  • Employee recognition
  • Quarterly team volunteer opportunities
  • Annual holiday party
  • Regular staff bonding activities both in and out of the office
  • Innovative team atmosphere
  • Leadership welcomes input into the direction of the organization

CEDS Finance is a collaborative space where all voices, no matter the level of the organization, are heard. We meet as a team regularly to help each other. We are a diverse staff that have collectively traveled to more than 100 countries, speak seven foreign languages, and come from three different countries. We enjoy learning from each other as much as we enjoy learning from our clients and partners.

We also know how to have fun outside the office. CEDS Finance has an annual holiday party and dedicated staff bonding days at least once a quarter. This year we are also looking to commit to volunteer opportunities in the community so we can work together to make an even larger impact in the community.

CEDS Finance - Team Photo Holiday Party

CEDS Finance provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, creed, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, marital status, religion, ancestry, mental or physical handicap, or age. In addition to federal law requirements, CEDS complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.