Community First Fund is currently looking to fill the following position:

Junior Lending Trainee

Position Summary

The lending trainee is a full time, entry-level position.  The general responsibilities are to underwrite loan applications, screen loan requests, present proposals for review to the loan committee, conduct business development/prospecting calls, negotiate loan transactions and close loans, maintain data and files relating to loan applications, assist in the monitoring and servicing of Community First Fund’s loan portfolio and market Community First Fund loan products and services to potential new borrowers to support the mission of working with low income Persons of Color and women.  The position will have weekly productivity goals, including but not limited to number of loans reviewed, annual loan origination goals, technical assistance goals to existing clients, and portfolio repayment performance goals and weekly client calls. The position also supports training and client counseling needs.  A successful candidate will have strong analytical, time management, and organizational skills. The position requires effective written and verbal communication skills with the ability to be persuasive one-on-one as well as in a group setting.


The candidate is required to have a college degree; business or finance experience is preferred. An understanding of basic principles of accounting, finance and financial analysis is helpful. The candidate will be required to have satisfactory levels of computer literacy in word processing, data base and spreadsheet programs, especially Microsoft Word and Excel.  Candidates with Spanish speaking skills are encouraged to apply.  The Junior Lending Trainee reports to the Chief Lending Officer and will be located in Community First Fund offices in the City of Reading, Berks County, PA.

 Interested parties should forward a resume and cover letter to jbrodhead@commfirstfund.org
or send via US Mail to PO Box 524, Lancaster PA 17608-0524.


Community First Fund is an Equal Opportunity Employer.