Closing Specialist

Date: July 2019 Reports To: Consumer Lending Team Manager, VP Location: Astoria, OR; Portland, OR; Seattle, WA; Walla Walla, WA; and Port Angeles, WA FLSA Status: Non-Exempt Grade: 6 - 9 CRAFT3 BACKGROUND Craft3 is a nonprofit Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) with a mission to strengthen economic, ecological and family resilience throughout Oregon and Washington communities. We do this by providing loans to entrepreneurs, nonprofits, individuals, including those without access to traditional financing. We then complement these financial resources with our expertise, professional connections and other advocacy for our clients. Learn more at

Craft3’s consumer lending business unit develops and delivers consumer loans that meet identified community needs and are uniquely designed for a wide range of borrowers, including those with lowmoderate incomes and challenged-credit histories. We currently offer consumer loans for home energy, clean water and to support women transitioning into the high-tech workforce. Our team consists of consumer lenders, loan servicing, program and portfolio management professionals who embrace creative lending and use smart credit risk management practices to achieve these goals with low rates of loss.

POSITION PURPOSE The Closing Specialist (CS) provides an essential role in facilitating the loan closing process with responsibility for preparing and releasing loan documentation to facilitate loan closing and managing loan disbursements to ensure proper funding and repayment scheduling. This position aids with review of loan closing processes with an emphasis on increasing the productivity and efficiency of the Consumer Lending team. The CS provides support, on occasion, by processing loan applications, and collecting support documentation necessary to successfully close consumer loans.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include some or all the following and are not intended to be all-inclusive. Craft3 reserves the right to change, add or delete responsibilities and duties as seen fit. An employee's specific job duties, priorities and performance expectations are detailed in his/her individual performance plan.

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