Vermont Housing Finance Agency (VHFA), located in Burlington VT, has immediate openings for a Director of Information Technology and Community Development Underwriter. Named one of the “Best Small/Medium Places to Work in Vermont” the last few years, VHFA is looking for individuals who will help us to maintain our great reputation, demonstrate a strong work ethic, are creative, puts our customers first, and work well both independently and as team players.
Responsible for comprehensive underwriting and analysis of prospective multifamily housing and single-family developments being considered for VHFA financing, tax credits, and special initiatives. Will underwrite and analyze Housing Credit applications and administer the Federal and State Housing Credit Programs. This position administers real estate Development programs in coordination with the Managing Director of Community Development and actively participates in initiating and conducting outreach to the development community and partners. This person will assist in the development of loan and Housing Credit policies and procedures as part of the development team; will maintain familiarity with and administer programs in accordance with all applicable federal regulations, VHFA statutory requirements, and Community Development rules and underwriting guidelines; and will manage loan requisitions. Finally, this position is responsible for maintaining and submitting requisite reporting and tracking project performance.
Four-year college degree or equivalent work experience is required, as is a solid grasp of finance and financial risk analysis and strong spreadsheet and word processing skills. Experience in multifamily and/or single-family housing development, credit analysis, loan underwriting, or residential and/or commercial finance, and experience with community development and knowledge of State and federal housing programs, is desirable. Requires occasional travel throughout Vermont with a valid driver’s license and dependable transportation, and periodic travel outside the state for training and trade conferences.
In addition, candidates must demonstrate a creative problem-solving approach with good attention to detail, exceptional customer service skills, and possess excellent written and verbal communication skills. Must be highly organized, able to handle multiple tasks, set priorities and meet deadlines, while working with a wide range of individuals, both internal and external to the Agency.
VHFA offers a competitive salary and an excellent benefits package. For a detailed job description and benefits overview, please see the Careers section of our website. Send cover letter (required), resume, salary requirements and references to the Human Resources Department.
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VHFA is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to a diverse workplace. We highly encourage women, persons with disabilities, and people from diverse racial, ethnic and cultural backgrounds to apply.
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