Job Opportunities

Current Job Openings

  • Mortgage Loan Originator
  • Executive Director
  • Business Planning Consultant (RFP) 

Morgage Loan Originator

Reports to:  Homeownership Director

Classification: Full-time, Exempt.

Compensation: $42,000 plus incentives


Benefits: Health, Dental, Vision, Long, Short term disability, Life Insurance and a 403B Retirement Plan. 12 days of annual vacation accrual, 11 paid holidays, 2 personal days, and 80 hours of paid sick leave. 

HomeSight is a non-profit community development corporation committed to building strong, vibrant communities through homeownership, economic development, and neighbourhood revitalization. We are a non-profit leader creating sustainable homeownership opportunities for low- and moderate-income families by developing affordable housing, providing first-time homebuyer education and counselling, and making home loans to qualified buyers. We work closely with multicultural resident and business groups in Southeast Seattle to foster equitable economic development.

 

Position Summary

We are seeking an experienced licensed Loan Originator with excellent customer service skills and experience with customers underserved by mainstream lenders to join our lending team and grow our mortgage lending

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Develops relationships with realtors, brokers, builders and developers to originate acceptable and well-documented residential mortgages.
  • Participates in various business development activities.

·       Contacts potential or existing customers to develop new business or retain existing business.

  • Interviews applicants to collect information concerning their financial needs, objectives and status. Obtains and analyses pertinent financial and credit data.
  • Obtains all pertinent applicant generated information needed to ensure the prompt and efficient processing and funding of all loans.
  • Maintains consistent communication flows throughout loan process, with all involved parties to ensure timely appraisals, credit decisions, funding and resolve issues and questions in a timely manner.
  • Maintain thorough understanding and familiarity with program/product policies and procedures and continually provides accurate and updated information to customers and sources of business, including HomeSight purchase assistance, conventional, and FHA loans programs.

Required:

·       Bachelor’s degree in a finance or business-related field or equivalent work experience.

·       Two or more years of professional experience in residential mortgage lending, community reinvestment banking or closely related field. 

·       General understanding of federal and state lending regulatory and compliance requirements.

·       Effective oral and written communication skills

·       Highly organized with the ability to problem solve and prioritize workload.

·       Working knowledge of MS Office programs.

·       Knowledge of common financial and accounting practices.

·       Current license as a Loan Originator through NMLS. 

Preferred:

·       Experience with FHA, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac mortgage products and underwriting guidelines, WSHFC product lines preferred.

·       Experience with Calyx and Desktop Underwriter

·       Working knowledge of Sales force 

Please submit resume and one-page cover letter to jobs@homesightwa.org.

INCLUSIVENESS STATEMENT:

HomeSight is an equal-opportunity employer with a very diverse staff. We seek to recruit, retain, and advance people of diverse backgrounds. We are committed to fostering and supporting a workplace culture inclusive of people regardless of race, ethnicity, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, marital status, age, physical abilities, political affiliation, religious beliefs or any other non-merit fact.

Executive Director

About the Role of the Executive Director

The Executive Director of HomeSight is expected to have an unwavering commitment to promoting social and economic equity, resulting in enhanced economically and culturally diverse communities. This vision is achieved through the promotion and support of affordable homeownership, business development, and community advocacy. The leader in this role, will not only serve as community leader, internally, the Executive Director will be responsible for implementing operational policies and procedures. The Executive Director must have strong public communication skills, strong financial management skills, as well as dynamic people / leadership skills.


About HomeSight

HomeSight is a non-profit community development corporation that works to make homeownership a reality for all. For more than 20 years, HomeSight’s highly trained staff has worked with multiple families, resulting in creating more than 1,700 new home owners. HomeSight’s programs help fulfill the organization’s mission of building strong, vibrant communities through homeownership, economic development and neighborhood revitalization. HomeSight offers first-time homebuyer education, financial counseling, purchase assistance, new home development, and 1st mortgage originations. HomeSight believes homeownership is one of the best investments you can make in your future. HomeSight currently serves King, Pierce, and Snohomish counties in Washington State.

Expectations of the Role

  • In partnership with the Board of Directors, set strategic direction for the organization.
  • Have an unwavering commitment to being a visible and accessible community and economic development leader
  • Effectively work with community to create mixed use community development projects. Responsible for overall operations, budget and personnel management, insuring financial integrity for the organization
  • Manage operational processes against strategic plans
  • Oversee performance on all initiatives
  • Creates and maintains positive team culture, resulting in high employee satisfaction and retention
  • Works to deepen the organization’s connection with community organizations
  • Supports and encourages a culture of continuous improvement
  • In conjunction with the Board of Directors, create fundraising strategies to ensure sustainability for HomeSight and community development partners


Required Skills, Attributes, and Experience

Vision and Strategy

  • Understand and have experience working with a Board of Directors to set vision and strategy

Leadership 

  • Proven ability to ensure strong operational infrastructure including but not limited to establishing and maintaining sound policies, procedures and internal controls

 Technical / Subject Matter Expertise

  • Proven experience working as a champion and leader in community development
  • Real estate development and first mortgage lending experience (origination, sales or servicing)
  • Experience in equitable transit-oriented development (mixed income and mixed use)
  • Working knowledge / familiarity with homeownership in the Seattle and Pacific Northwest region

 Fund Development

  • Experience developing and nurturing relationships with funding entities – public and private
  • Has working relationships with local and national funders
  • Experience with capital campaigns

 People Management 

  • Experience managing work teams
  • Proven experience supporting staff and staff-led initiatives
  • Empowerment of staff at all levels
  • Demonstrated ability to be fair and transparent
  • Experience in performance management and a commitment to professional development

 Relationships and Community Impact

  • Ability to focus on increasing broad resources for the community as a whole, rather than being focused specifically on internal sustainability
  • Proven community development leader
  • Experience building trust and nurturing relationships with POC-led organizations and communities of color

 Commitment to Social and Racial Equity

  • Have a strong racial and social equity lens as well as a working understanding of power dynamics
  • Commitment to working to dismantle systemic racism
  • Values and demonstrates a commitment to addressing racial and social justice equity issues internally and externally

Other Skills, Attributes and Qualities

  • Innovative and entrepreneurial
  • Servant leader
  • Demonstrated ability to persevere and act with determination on long range projects and initiatives
  • Positive frame of mind, common sense, patience and persistence
  • Ability to inspire others
  • Highly values integrity and ethics
  • Sense of humor
  • Value reciprocal accountability
  • Humility in being an active listener
  • Passion and sophistication


Minimum Requirements

10+ years of demonstrated progressively responsible experience in professional positions relating to nonprofit management – including but not limited to:

  1. Fiscal management
  2. People management
  3. Fundraising
  4. Program design and implementation

5+ years of experience working as a champion for community / economic development, homeownership and mortgage lending preferred.

Application Instructions

All interested individuals are encouraged to contact Nicole Ferrer at nicole@diversityrecruiters.com or via phone at 253.951.6408.

INCLUSIVENESS STATEMENT:

HomeSight is an equal-opportunity employer with a very diverse staff. We seek to recruit, retain, and advance people of diverse backgrounds. We are committed to fostering and supporting a workplace culture inclusive of people regardless of race, ethnicity, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, marital status, age, physical abilities, political affiliation, religious beliefs or any other non-merit fact.

Business Planning Consultant

Request For Proposal (RFP) 

We seek to address the need for greater access to small business capital for low-income immigrants, refugees, and people of color in neighborhoods of south Seattle that are vulnerable to displacement. The Business Planning Consultant will develop a plan for small business lending needs in South Seattle. 

Read the full details of the RFP here. 

INCLUSIVENESS STATEMENT:

HomeSight is an equal-opportunity employer with a very diverse staff. We seek to recruit, retain, and advance people of diverse backgrounds. We are committed to fostering and supporting a workplace culture inclusive of people regardless of race, ethnicity, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, marital status, age, physical abilities, political affiliation, religious beliefs or any other non-merit fact.