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Northern Initiatives is a private non-profit, mission based Community Development Financial Institution which marries capital and business know how in support of helping people start and grow businesses.
We will be opening an office in Battle Creek and filling two positions.

Business Development Specialist

Position Summary:

The Business Development Specialist will be responsible for executing specific program goals by conducting direct marketing and outreach efforts in order to generate small business loan inquiries in Battle Creek. Other responsibilities will include the alignment of business assistance services to new and existing businesses in the area. The ideal candidate will have knowledge of small business credit and/or SBA lending and a genuine passion for promoting minority and women entrepreneurship as well as a passion for small business. Prior business ownership or management experience and bilingual in English/Spanish preferred.
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Commercial Lender

Position Summary:

The Commercial Lender will will be responsible for generating and underwriting new loans in Battle Creek, and servicing a local loan portfolio. The lending targets will be small and medium sized businesses including micro loans, particularly for Battle Creek start up enterprises. Lender will specifically target opportunities for minority, women, veteran and immigrant entrepreneurs of Battle Creek. A minimum of three years of previous commercial banking or community development lending experience is required. Previous successful business ownership is highly desired. Bilingual in English/Spanish is a plus.
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How to Apply

Northern Initiatives offers competitive salaries, contributions to retirement and family health insurance coverage.
Please respond with a cover letter, resume and references to
Northern Initiatives is an equal opportunity provider, employer and lender.