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Loan Underwriting Specialist, Application Close: February 17, 2023 

Ministry Team Cornerstone Fund UCC  
Reports To Director of Lending  
FLSA Status Non-Exempt  
Salary Grade 6  
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Category Cornerstone Fund UCC  
Starting Salary $45,000-$50,000  




The Cornerstone Fund is a nonprofit social impact lender affiliated with the United Church of Christ. The Fund provides low-cost flexible financing for churches and faith-based nonprofits that create a positive impact in their communities, using dollars invested by churches, faith-based nonprofits, and individuals. Projects range from basic church renovations to affordable housing, solar installations, social enterprise, and large-scale mixed-use development. The Cornerstone Fund, like the United Church of Christ, is a progressive organization that values and promotes inclusion, equality, social justice, and creation care.


In coordination with the Chief Lending Officer (CLO) and Director of Lending (DL), the Loan Underwriting Specialist (LUS) will assist with loan underwriting tasks for lending clients as assigned, and assist the portfolio team with loan processing, loan closing and loan servicing operations as needed. In this capacity, the Loan Underwriting Specialist will help monitor and fulfill the day-to-day requirements of lending clients and loans in the active pipeline stage with a goal of generating and closing quality loans and will assist with the post-close needs of clients to ensure an overall superlative customer experience. All these efforts are governed by Cornerstone’s overall fiduciary responsibility to protect the investments entrusted to the Fund.




  • Train to underwrite loans, including acquisitions, refinances, and maturity modifications.
  • Contribute to pipeline meetings by presenting underwriting, reviewing underwriting presented by others, and bringing positive suggestions for procedural and operational improvements.
  • Maintain records for loans within LUS’s responsibility.



  • Assist the lending team in communication with potential, current and former lending clients from pre-application conversations through loan structuring and closing.
  • Assist the portfolio team in communication with lending clients through servicing as needed, and for follow up needs.



  • Assist the portfolio team as needed with pre-and-post-close servicing to ensure a superlative customer experience.
  • Assist the portfolio team with construction draws as needed.



  • Work with the Cornerstone lending team to learn Cornerstone’s underwriting process.
  • Actively seek training to continually improve knowledge of real estate lending by attending courses as directed by the CLO and DL, and/or suggesting other courses.


Desired Candidate Profile:

The LUS must have basic knowledge of standard lending policies and procedures, financial acumen, and math aptitude. Underwriting experience is desirable but not required. The LUS must be self-motivated and conscientious and is expected to possess excellent interpersonal and management skills with a focus on providing excellent service to both internal and external clients. As an affiliated ministry of the United Church of Christ, the Cornerstone Fund, and by extension the LUS, supports the vision of the denomination as a multiracial, multicultural, open, and affirming church, accessible to all, as it is lived out in and through the Local Church.


Position Requirements

Minimum Qualifications

The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills and abilities required to perform successfully in this position:

  • Bachelor’s degree from a four-year college or university preferred.
  • One to two years’ experience in banking or lending; or equivalent combination of training and experience.
  • Knowledge of the policies and procedures required in the banking/lending industry, especially regarding real estate loans.
  • Understanding of Microsoft Office suite, particularly Excel; experience with loan processing software is a plus.
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with individuals and groups of diverse backgrounds, experience, and levels of sophistication.
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and collegially, as well as independently.
  • Ability and willingness to work in a diverse and inclusive ministry environment, and willingness to learn and adapt to the UCC denominational culture.


  • COVID-19 Update: Protecting the health and safety of our employees is a top priority. Full COVID-19 vaccination is required for employment (proof of record will be requested during the onboarding process).


This job description is not intended to be a complete list of all duties and responsibilities required for the position and is subject to review and change at any time in accordance with the needs of the Fund. Since no job description can detail all duties and responsibilities that may be required from time to time in the performance of a position, duties and responsibilities that may be inherent in a position shall also be considered part of the position holder’s responsibility.


It is expected that the person who holds this position will conduct themselves in a manner consistent with the policies of the Cornerstone Fund and in a manner that will reflect positively on the organization.



Comprehensive Benefits Package Employer paid health, dental, life, pension benefits  
Application Deadline February 17, 2023  
About the Organization The United Church of Christ

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