Director of Lending/Program Director
Center for Rural Affairs is hiring a Director of Lending/ Program Director for the Rural Enterprise Assistance Project (REAP). The Director of Lending / Program Director will report to the Executive Director and provide strategic direction, partnership development, and staff management to a team that includes eight full-time staff and fifteen part-time contractors. The program provides small business training, technical assistance, and lending to small businesses in rural Nebraskans. The program makes small business loans up to $150,000 and has an outstanding loan portfolio of $6.2 million. The program began in 1990, and in 2013, became a federally certified Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI). Near 40% of program clients are now Latino. Organization leadership anticipates significant growth in the reach and impact of the program in the next 5 years. The Director of Lending/ Program Director will be instrumental to helping to design, guide, and oversee program growth. Additional information can be found HERE.

Interested individuals can apply by sending their resume, cover letter, and three professional references to Apply by December 15, 2018 for full consideration. The position will remain open until filled.


Columbus Area Chamber President
The President shall be employed by the Board of Directors and is responsible to the Board for planning, organizing, supervising and administering the Chamber of Commerce within the policies, directives, bylaws and articles approved by the Board.

Within those guidelines the President is responsible for all day-to-day operations of the Chamber.  This shall include, but is not necessarily limited to, financial operations, reports and records including an annual budget, employment, assignment and supervision of all employees as approved within the budget parameters, developing a program of work for the Board to consider each year & a plan to accomplish the program, and public relations within and outside the Chamber membership.

For additional information about this job posting click HERE.

Interested parties please send a cover letter and resume’ by Dec. 19 to:

Columbus Area Chamber of Commerce
Attn: Dennis Grennan
753 33 Ave
Columbus NE 68601

E-mail or with questions.

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