The Senior Business Finance Officer at Prosper Portland, the city’s economic and urban development agency for the City of Portland, will lead and coordinate the deployment of business finance and real estate lending products that support economic growth and opportunity. You will work with small businesses to access capital and provide connections to resources that will support their success. You will collaborate on complex real estate development transactions working with city bureaus, community partners, and developers that drive resources to realize capital projects that build wealth in underserved communities and support vibrant neighborhoods.
An exceptional candidate will possess the knowledge and experience to navigate between traditional commercial banking systems and alternative lending strategies that support a variety of borrowers, requiring flexibility, open-mindedness, and creativity. This person will have excellent analytical and financial insight, an intuitive ease with collaboration, and the ability to develop strong relationships across cultures, identities, and experiences.
About Prosper Portland
We are the economic and urban development agency for the city of Portland. We focus on building an equitable economy by carrying out a comprehensive range of economic development programs that support small business, improve access to workforce training, and create jobs for Portland residents. We work with partners to drive public attention and resources to different areas of the city, which helps Portland realize capital projects – parks, streetscape improvements, community centers –that would not happen on their own, making it a better place to live for all Portlanders.
Our work is based on four cornerstones: growing family-wage jobs, advancing opportunities for prosperity, collaborating with partners for an equitable city, and creating vibrant neighborhoods and communities.
We support innovative civic solutions that promote mixed-income neighborhoods with both affordable and workforce housing, and that evolve in ways that honor cultural diversity. We prioritize property ownership and real estate projects with communities of color and in low-income neighborhoods to create assets that can be passed from one generation to the next.