SSBCI Lending Program Assistant Director
Classification:Administrative Management 2
Work type:Hybrid, On Campus, Remote, Remote within Alaska, Staff Full-time
Administrative Unit:University of Alaska Anchorage
School/Business unit:UAA Chancellor
The Alaska Small Business Development Center (SBDC) is hiring a SSBCI Program Manager to oversee its Alaska Loan Facilitation program. Under the direction of the State Director, this position will manage the AK SBDC’s Loan Participation, Loan Guarantee and Loan Collateral programs, capitalized by the U.S. Department of Treasury through the State Small Business Credit Initiative (SSBCI) program. This position will be responsible for developing, deploying and overseeing the new guarantee, collateral and participation programs housed within the Alaska SBDC.
This position will be responsible for developing loan facilitation programs that leverage private sector funds in order to increase the amount of capital available to Alaskan entrepreneurs. Responsibilities of oversight include developing and communicating policies, procedures, goals, eligibility standards and evaluation criteria. Conduct a preliminary analysis that includes compliance with SSBCI requirements. Position will also be responsible for educating stakeholders statewide via seminars, presentations, advertisements, web sites, and events. Will also assist applicants with completing and submitting program applications and informing them of the approval process. Position will also be responsible for engaging with the AK SBDC SSBCI Advisory Committee and coordinating materials for review along with hosting regular meetings.
This position will report to the State Director and will work collaboratively with the peer SSBCI Venture Program Assistant Director in charge of the Alaska SBDC’s SSBCI funded venture program.
10%Other short term programs and projects that support the SBDC mission, such as providing training, and participation in various entrepreneurial events, and similar special projects or programs. Serve as a subject matter expert on the Alaska SBDC’s SSBCI funded loan guarantee, loan participation, and loan collateral programs.Essential
10%This position will be responsible for entering and maintaining data into the SSBCI Neoserra database to ensure completeness and compliance with program requirements Monitor Neoserra Database coding and data entries in a consistent and timely manner to ensure accuracy and reporting. Produce both internal and external reports. Ensure financial data entered and maintained in the SSBCI NeoSerra database is consistent with the University accounting records.Essential
20%This position will engage in public outreach and engagement to promote the program, the successful partnerships and investments and other aspects of the Alaska SBDC’s SSBCI program. This will include public speaking, training, developing communications material, updating website content and other related activities. This position will conduct outreach to financial organizations including banks, Federal Credit Unions, CDFIs and other eligible entities who would be potential participants, oversee program application processes and interface with the loan programs advisory board.Essential
60%Oversee the Alaska SBDC’s SSBCI funded loan guarantee, loan participation and loan collateral programs including maintaining compliance with state and federal rules and regulations, reporting and data tracking. Develop and implement rules, regulations and processes. Document and communicate policies, procedures, goals, eligibility standards, evaluation, funding timelines, and reporting criteria. This position will need to be familiar with the Federal Treasury Department and the SSBCI program guidelines and compliance to ensure all applicants and participating programs meet the minimum criteria.Track investment performance and provide accurate reporting to the State Director and assess the program to make recommendations for successful partnerships.. Liaison with the fiscal team to ensure compliance with reporting requirements. Promote efficient continuous improvement in services and operations as this is a new program to include identifying processes in the funded Venture program for improvement.Essential
|Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:
- Thorough understanding of small business loan processes.
- Understanding of federal program compliance requirements and reporting.
- Ability to communicate objective views based on professional analysis.
- Excellent business, financial statement, collateral analysis and research skills.
- Knowledge of economic and accounting principles and practices, banking and the analysis and reporting of financial data.
- Knowledge of program administration to include the SSBCI Loan programs and the design and understanding of the Treasury Department initiative.
- Knowledge of banking practices and lending programs.
- Knowledge of strategic, short and long range planning processes.
- Program/project management skills.
- Excellent public speaking, customer service, tact, diplomacy and persuasion skills.
- Ability to analyze information.
- Ability to communicate effectively in person and in writing.
- Ability to manage and track program funding and act as a liaison to advisory board members.
- Ability to develop and maintain professional networks of individuals and organizations.
- Ability to resolve interpersonal conflict.
- Ability to analyze complex situations and propose viable solutions and courses of action.
- Knowledge of program funding processes.
- Ability to manage multiple projects and agreements concurrently.
- Knowledge of program design.
- Negotiation skills.
- Ability to decipher requests for information and formulate appropriate responses to such requests.
- Ability to synthesize information from multiple sources to create comprehensive reports for both internal and external stakeholders not limited to the SBDC Loan Program Advisory Board and the Treasury Department.
- Ability to develop and implement policy.
- Ability to make complex decisions that may not be favorable to all parties.
- Ability to resolve conflicts between various stakeholders.
- Ability to operate the Alaska SBDC SSBCI Loan programs in compliance with all provisions and requirements of the US Department of Treasury.
- Ability to use computerized tools to organize, analyze information and communicate (Alaska SBDC utilizes G Suite Apps, Microsoft Office, Microsoft Excel, and GoToMeeting/Webinar).
Areas of preferred experience:
Prior familiarity with the details of the SSBCI program
Experience working for Alaskan financial institutions
History/experience working with SBDC and SBA district, regional, national offices
Public speaking strength
History working with Alaskan small businesses, particularly in the areas of securing financing and financial assistance
|Required Education or Training:
Bachelor’s degree in relevant field and five years progressively responsible experience, or an equivalent combination of training and experience.
Experience working in the commercial lending field in Alaska providing loans to businesses in the state.
Experience working with loan facilitation programs including (but not limited to) SBA 504 and 7a loan programs.
Attendance of meetings that fall outside of the 8-5, M-F hours of operation is occasionally required.
This is a full-time, term-funded, 12-month, exempt staff position complete with both a competitive salary and full employee benefits package. New hires will be placed on the UA staff salary schedule, Grade 81, based on education and experience.
|Special Instructions to Applicants:
Please attach a resume, cover letter, and the names and contact information (email address and phone number) for three (3) professional references with your application.
The review process for applications will be begin on September 26, 2022. To ensure your application is reviewed please submit by 11:55pm on September 25, 2022.
*To be eligible for this position, applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States without restriction. Applicants who now or may in the future require visa sponsorship to work in the United States are not eligible.
This position is a term-funded position and is reviewed annually for contract renewal at the University's discretion.
The University of Alaska (UA) is responsible for providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities throughout the applicant screening process. If you need assistance in completing this application or during any phase of the interview process, please contact UA Human Resources by phone at 907-450-8200.
UA is an AA/EO employer and educational institution and prohibits illegal discrimination against any individual: www.alaska.edu/nondiscrimination
The successful applicant is required to complete a background check. Any offer of employment is contingent on the background check.
Your application for employment with the University of Alaska is subject to public disclosure under the Alaska Public Records Act.
If you have any questions regarding this position, please contact University of Alaska HR at 907-450-8200.
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