Established in 1993, the Women’s Opportunities Resource Center (WORC) is a nationally recognized 501(c)(3) not-for-profit financial organization headquartered in Philadelphia, PA. WORC was Philadelphia’s first microenterprise program for low-income people and one of the first in the nation. WORC promotes social and economic self-sufficiency primarily for women, minorities, and dislocated workers. WORC and its subsidiary company, the Economic Opportunities Fund (EOF), are certified Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs), which provide a wide range of financial products (micro-and small business loans). WORC is also an approved SBA micro lender and SBA Community Advantage (7A) lender.
WORC’s current three-year strategic plan includes significant growth in WORC’s market base and a near doubling in lending volume. Under direction of the President and the strategic support of the COO, the Director of Lending will manage all local lending activity, as well as a small team of small business community loan officers. Our ideal candidate will have a strong knowledge of small business lending, SBA loan programs, and excellent people management skills. This is a “roll up your sleeves” working lendermanager position, which requires an entrepreneurial approach and strong business development skills. The Director of Lending will ensure all lending programs operate ethically and consistent with the mission and values of WORC. S/He must be committed to meeting the needs of undeserved markets and have a passion for providing services to a diverse population, including refugees and immigrants.