Job Opportunities

Social Finance Specialist (Loans) – Contract

We are seeking a results-oriented Social Finance Specialist (Loans) for a parental leave contract position for 12-18 months beginning in late October 2021.  The contract position will report to the Executive Director and work as part of a dynamic and collaborative team. The successful candidate will manage a $10 million community investment fund that makes affordable loans to enterprises and reinvests returns back into the community. The duties for this contract position include:

  • Promoting the programs and services of Community Futures by cultivating referrals and networking with entrepreneurs, business advisors, social enterprises, and traditional financial institutions to maintain a profile for the organization among target audiences
  • Marketing of the community investment fund, and other loan programs and projects, including by participating in events, seminars, workshops and conferences relating to economic development, entrepreneurship, and the social economy
  • Helping to attract and establish new businesses and support the expansion of existing businesses in the community by responding to inquiries about new business ideas and sources of funding, and by providing strategic advice and referrals 
  • Maintaining ongoing knowledge and awareness of programs, practices, and opportunities to support the success of entrepreneurs and social enterprises
  • Managing a community investment fund, including the administration of the loan portfolio
  • Analyzing and assessing all applications to the community investment fund for affordable business loans
  • Facilitating sound decision-making by the Investment Review Committee by providing summaries of loan applications with expert analysis and succinct recommendations
  • Conducting credit and data verification for loan submissions and security/collateral packaging and registration
  • Leading loan administration, documentation, negotiation, monitoring and collections, while managing security interests, recovery and overall status of the investment fund
  • Preparing regular and annual/semi-annual performance reports, budgets, cash flow, interest returns, principal repayments, payouts, and portfolio projections
  • Researching, assessing and recommending methods by which to improve the management, operational performance, impact, reporting and documentation of the community investment fund and the organization’s lending policies and practices


  • Post-secondary degree/diploma in business, commerce, or finance, or equivalent experience
  • Three years’ experience with lending, loan underwriting, and business advisory services
  • Ability to analyze financial statements, critically evaluate business plans, and coach entrepreneurs
  • Experience with sales and customer relationship management or marketing and communications
  • Comfort working across digital platforms and willingness to learn client and loan management software 
  • Track record of working independently to achieve quarterly and annual benchmarks
  • Awareness of the social finance market is an asset
  • Commitment to community development and achieving positive social impacts is welcome 
  • Valid driver’s licence and vehicle are required

The position is based out of a home office within the Prince Edward County and Lennox & Addington Service area and must have reliable access to internet and phone service. Periodic travel across the service area for in person meetings with staff, clients, and stakeholders will be required, as well as ability to participate in Zoom conference meetings. 

We are an equal opportunity employer that welcomes and advances diversity. Applicants who require an accommodation under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) during the recruitment process are asked to advise so in their cover letter. 

If you are interested in applying for this position, please send a cover letter and CV to:

Applications will be assessed on a rolling basis and early applications are encouraged. Only those applicants selected for interview will be contacted.


Communications Specialist

We are seeking a results-oriented and versatile self-starter to join a small team dedicated to achieving positive social impacts in our communities. 

The Communications Specialist will be expected to develop a talent for: telling compelling stories across multiple channels that include social media and digital platforms; and staging successful public events that require liaising with the media and stakeholders. The tasks and responsibilities unique to this role include the following:

  • Social media updates and analysis – In addition to shaping the organizations voice and maintaining social media accounts, the successful applicant will be in charge of weekly social media reports on post engagement, reach, and shifting demographics.
  • Website updates – The successful applicant will learn to navigate and update a variety of websites using off-the-shelf software and tools.  
  • Event Planning – The Communications Specialist will organize virtual events for local businesses, entrepreneurs, associations, and other stakeholders. 
  • Stakeholder Relations – The Communications Specialist will be expected to sit in on meetings, take notes, and participate in conversations with important stakeholders. While this will not be a primary responsibility, it is an important skill that the successful applicant will get to develop. 
  • Graphic Design – The successful applicant may be asked to assist in creating suitable graphics for project launches, program promotions, events, and other opportunities.

• A track record of producing high-quality content across platforms
• Proficient in web publishing and online layout and design
• Strong organizational skills with the ability to multi-task
• Able to work independently and as part of a team
• A commitment to building sustainable communities
• A communications and marketing degree or equivalent experience


This position will be funded by the Canada Summer/Fall Jobs Program, which is designed to create quality summer work experiences for youth. The federal program stipulates that participants be students or youth between 15-30 years of age, and be a Canadian Citizen, permanent resident, or person on whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection act.

We are an equal opportunity employer that welcomes and advances diversity.

If you are interested in applying for this position, please send a CV to:

Applications will be assessed on a rolling basis and early applications are encouraged. Only those applicants selected for interview will be contacted.