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Senior Vice President, Membership 

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Come join the Opportunity Finance Network (OFN) team! We have a current opening for a customer focused Senior Vice President (SVP) of Membership. This position holds a pivotal leadership role in driving membership growth, engagement, and retention. Lead efforts to expand OFN's membership base, enhance member value, and cultivate strategic partnerships to advance OFN's mission. Play a key role in deeply understanding our members and their needs through continuous interactions and dialogue. This is a highly visible and influential role within the community development financial institutions (CDFI) industry, working closely with the Chief Network Officer to achieve membership objectives and strengthen OFN's impact.

OFN is the nation’s leading investment intermediary and network CDFIs serving rural, urban, and Native communities across the United States. With over $1 billion in total assets under management, OFN manages a national membership network of over 410 mission-driven lenders and CDFIs, including community development loan funds, credit unions, green banks, community development banks, minority depository institutions, and venture capital funds. OFN is a trusted investment partner to the public, private, and philanthropic sectors – foundations, corporations, banks, government agencies, and others. For more than 30 years, our team has helped partners invest in communities to catalyze change and create economic opportunities for people and places traditional finance doesn’t reach.

To learn more, visit www.ofn.org

People who work at OFN come from a variety of professional and academic backgrounds. If you have:

  • Passion for the mission and true believer in our core purpose.

  • Courage to be a fearless advocate who is confident and resilient in our fight to drive capital into low-income communities.

  • Smart, quick seekers of knowledge who thrive on creating and developing new strategies, products, and programs for increasing capital to communities we serve.

  • Desire to be a collaborative team player who possesses humility and a willingness to lean in all areas of our work.

Come be a part of our growing diverse, highly committed, skilled, and collaborative staff. At OFN, we are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive workplace, so if you are excited about this role but your experience does not align perfectly with every qualification, we encourage you to apply nonetheless. You may be the right candidate for this or other roles.

This position is based in Washington, D.C. All staff currently work a hybrid schedule.

Core Responsibilities:

  • Develop and execute a comprehensive membership growth strategy aligned with OFN's mission and objectives, targeting community development financial institutions (CDFIs) and other community lenders committed to community development.

  • Lead a membership team in acquiring new members and retaining existing members through targeted outreach, relationship-building, and marketing campaigns.

  • Collaborate with industry stakeholders to identify key membership needs and opportunities for engagement and collaboration in the community development finance sector.

  • Utilize data analytics and member feedback to assess member satisfaction, identify trends, and inform strategic decision-making to continuously improve membership offerings.

  • Develop new member benefits and services tailored to the needs of CDFIs, enhancing value and relevance of OFN membership.

  • Engage in continuous member outreach and interactions to understand evolving needs, challenges, and priorities of our member organizations.

  • Foster relationships with key stakeholders, including CDFIs, investors, government agencies, and community partners, to enhance OFN's visibility, influence, and impact.

  • Represent OFN at industry events, conferences, and meetings to promote membership, share insights, and facilitate networking opportunities for members.

  • Prepare and present regular reports on membership growth, engagement metrics, and strategic recommendations to the executive team and board of directors.

  • Ensure the accuracy and integrity of the CRM database by overseeing data entry processes, conducting regular audits, and implementing best practices for data management.

 
Position Requirements
  • Bachelor’s degree in business administration, finance, economics, or a related field or 5-7 years of direct work experience in lieu of a degree required; advanced degree preferred.

  • Minimum of 7-10 years of progressive experience in membership development, management, or related roles within the community development finance sector, nonprofit organizations, or financial services industry.

  • Proven track record of successful membership growth, engagement, and retention in a membership-based organization.

  • Strong understanding of community development finance, CDFIs, impact investing, and economic development.

  • Demonstrated leadership, team management, and strategic planning skills.

  • Excellent leadership, communication, and interpersonal skills with the ability to build relationships and influence stakeholders in the nonprofit and financial sectors.

  • Strategic thinker with the ability to translate industry insights into actionable membership initiatives that drive impact.

  • Proficiency in membership management software, CRM systems, and data analytics tools.

  • Excellent written communication skills including ability to develop and write original communications, reports, as well as deliver succinct presentations.

  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, dynamic environment, with the ability to manage multiple projects and adapt quickly to changing priorities and requirements.

  • Strong organizational and project management skills with attention to detail.

  • Digital literacy and ability to navigate workplace technology.

  • Occasional travel may be required (up to 15% of time).

  • No extraordinary physical requirements beyond ability to travel.

  • Job involves normal physical requirements for an office position.

EEO Employer – Disability/Veteran/Minority/Female/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity

FLSA Status: Exempt

Supervisor: EVP, Chief Network Officer

To apply: https://www.appone.com/MainInfoReq.asp?R_ID=6213571

 
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Salary Range  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Exempt  
Location Washington D.C.  
EOE Statement We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.  

This position is currently accepting applications.

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