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Associate, Advisory Services

What We Do:

NFF works toward a more just and vibrant society through:

Financing that invests in missions. Our customized financing strengthens hardworking nonprofits and social enterprises.

Consulting that empowers leaders. Our experts equip you to make financial decisions that best serve your mission.

Partnering on big problems. Service providers, funders, and investors turn to us for new ways to collaboratively support stronger, fairer communities.

Learning that helps illuminate paths to solving complex social issues. Sharing experiences and expertise – from ideas to anecdotes to cutting-edge data and analysis – makes it easier.

 

Nonprofit Finance Fund® (NFF®) is a leading Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) with over $250 million in community investments. NFF has provided $620 million in financing and access to additional capital in support of over $2.3 billion in projects for thousands of organizations nationwide. In partnership with others, we've also supported the provision of more than $120 million in grants to nonprofits for recovery, capital and planning grants and reserves.

Position Summary:


Advisory Services Associates support the delivery of NFF’s suite of services to social-sector clients and serve as a key member of delivery teams working on complex client engagements, initiatives and internal/ external special projects.  Like all team members, Associates work in a fast-paced environment and manage a substantial portfolio of work. 

As a member of a close-working and growing team of local and national professionals, the Associate works with the team to provide high-quality, data-driven financial analysis. Associates perform work according to scope and team expectations and they conduct appropriate analysis and research given the key financial, strategic and organizational issues that the client is facing.

After mastering the core financial and analytical methodology used by NFF, Associates may have increasing autonomy for managing significant portions of client work and as such they are expected to understand the context of our work in relation to the overall project and client situation.  At times, Associates may have responsibility for portions of project or initiative management. 

The Associate will work directly with NFF senior-level consultants and strategic decision-makers at a wide range of organizations and as such must embody NFF Values. Associates are expected to communicate in a clear, compelling and accessible manner. 

This position is a national position. However, this position will be based in Los Angeles, CA.  Travel is expected and could potentially account for up to 40% of the Associate’s time.   

 

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
 

  • Conduct financial analyses, trend analyses, organizational assessments and sector research.
  • Serve as a member of a team working with clients to identify and frame key financial, strategic and organizational issues.
  • Build custom financial models that provide the data to test options and scenarios.
  • Facilitate a portfolio in-person, remote, virtual meetings and dialogues with nonprofit leaders that both identify and communicate key findings and recommendations for addressing core strategic and financial issues.
  • Synthesize data and integrate findings into clear, accessible materials; write and present reports that outline key findings, options, opportunities, risks, scenarios, and recommendations.
  • Present NFF content in workshops, conferences, clinics and seminars.
  • Provide high quality client service at all times.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Essential Requirements for Education and/or Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred and or equivalent combination experience.
  • 1-3 years of relevant work experience; preferably in the fields of nonprofit management, consulting and/or financial services.
  • Professional maturity and ability to build relationships with colleagues, clients, funders, board members and leaders in the field in a way that is consistent with NFF Values of Generosity of Spirit, Rigor without Attitude, Responsiveness and Leading by Doing.
  • Demonstrated commitment and interest in the social sector and facility with nonprofit accounting, finance, financial model building, and general issues and trends in the nonprofit sector.
  • Excellent writing, editing and oral communication skills; ability to organize, present, and synthesize complex information in an accessible manner. 
  • Interest and ability to travel nationally, year round, up to 40% of the time. 
  • Strong time-management and multi-tasking abilities.
  • Self-starter with the ability to work independently as well as collaborate with a close-knit group of professionals.
  • Proficiency in technology applications particularly Excel, Word, and PowerPoint.
  • Flexible, curious, creative, enthusiastic and with a sense of humor.

Specialized Knowledge/Beneficial Skills and Experience:

  • MBA or related degree
  • Familiarity with outcomes-based contracting/ financing, Impact Investing and/ or Pay for Success structures.
  • Prior Salesforce experience

 

Please Note:                

All salaries are commensurate with experience and include an attractive benefits package.

 

The Nonprofit Finance Fund is committed to diversity, equity and inclusion in its workforce.  Diverse candidates are encouraged to apply. 

NFF is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any applicant or employee because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, genetic information, age, or military or veteran status in accordance with federal law. In addition, NFF complies with applicable state and local laws governing non-discrimination in employment in every jurisdiction in which it maintains facilities.

NFF also provides reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities in accordance with applicable laws. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities.  

This job posting provides a general list of the essential responsibilities and qualifications required for this position.  It does not represent a contract for employment and NFF reserves the right to change the description and/or posting at any time without notice.   

 

When applying, please DO NOT include any of the following information with your job application: Social Security number; driver's license number or state-issued identification card number; financial account number, or credit or debit card number.

 

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