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If you’re looking to blend a career in financial services with a career in serving others, look no further than Pursuit. Join our team of mission-focused professionals dedicated to helping communities and economies grow through business lending.

We offer a highly-acclaimed internship program as well as full time roles at our headquarters in Albany, NY and New York, NY as well as full time small business lending roles across New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania.

To apply for an open role, please email a resume and cover letter to [email protected].¬†For general employment inquiries please contact Toniann Datello, human resources director, at¬†[email protected].

Pursuit is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, creed, color, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin, citizenship status, age, veteran status, disability, genetic information, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions or any other status protected under applicable federal, state or local law.

Openings

Company:                          Pursuit
Location:                            Albany, NY
Industries:                         Financial Services  
Job Type:                           Employee РFull Time

About the Job:

Pursuit seeks to hire a Special Assets Associate, working within the team, providing analysis and support in the administration of the special assets portfolio.  Responsibilities will include, but not be limited to, completing analytical reporting and research-related functions required in the servicing, liquidations, and restructuring of problem loan relationships.  Maintain documentation control and credit files for transmittal to the appropriate agency.  Responsible for correspondence to borrower, loan payment collection, extension processing, and required items needed to preserve collateral.  Responsibilities may also be administrative in nature and may also include the preparation of reports to be transmitted to appropriate boards and bankers. Qualified candidates will be self-motivated and have excellent organizational and administrative skills.    

 Position Specifications

  • Bachelors degree, or equivalent work experience, required
  • Prior administrative, lending/ banking experience, preferred

We will give consideration to and provide training for veterans interested in an administrative career provided that the applicant has completed at least two years of college with an accredited institution.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and comply with all applicable federal, state and local laws regarding nondiscrimination.  We provide equal opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, creed, color, religion, national origin, citizenship status, sex, age, disability, marital status, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, veteran status, disability, genetic information, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions.

Location:                            Eastern PA and Southern NJ
Industries:                         Financial Services  
Job Type:                           Employee РFull Time

About the Job:

The SBA 504 Program is one of the best financing products available for small businesses and Pursuit is the #1 504 lender in Pennsylvania. Our loan volume is growing tremendously, and we need help in keeping up with demand. This niche position provides a unique opportunity for a seasoned lender looking for an opportunity to be challenged while being a part of a growing company with a long-tenured staff and rewarding mission.  

The ideal candidate will be an aggressive business developer to market our programs to potential referral organizations and have a solid credit background necessary to process loan applications. The position will report to the Market Manager.

Position Specifications:

  • Bachelor‚Äôs degree, required
  • A minimum of three (3) years‚Äô experience in commercial lending
  • Superior technical writing skills
  • Clear communication & strong interpersonal skills
  • Strategic & organizational competence – i.e. the ability to set and manage timelines, commitments, and deadlines with ease
  • Completion of a formal credit training program is considered highly beneficial
  • Candidates should have knowledge and proficiency in commercial lending and have specific experience with SBA lending¬†

We will give consideration to and provide training for veterans interested in a finance career, provided the applicant has completed at least two years of college with an accredited institution.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and comply with all applicable federal, state and local laws regarding nondiscrimination. We provide equal opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, creed, color, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin, citizenship status, age, veteran status, disability, genetic information, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions or any other status protected under applicable federal, state or local law.

Location:                            Albany, NY
Industries:                         Financial Services  
Job Type:                           Employee РFull Time

About the Position:

We seek to hire a Modifications Portfolio Analyst in our Albany, NY office.  The Modifications Portfolio Analyst is responsible for performing document risk management on loan requests, evaluating and verifying collateral on all secured loans and preparing reports and findings. 

Position Specifications:

  • Associates degree in a related field, required
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Candidates must be detailed oriented and be able to multi-task in a fast-paced environment¬†
  • SBA loan experience and commercial underwriting experience, preferred
  • Prior banking experience desired¬†

We will give preference to and provide training for veterans interested in a career in finance/banking provided that the applicant has completed at least two years of college with a concentration in finance.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and comply with all applicable federal, state and local laws regarding nondiscrimination. We provide equal opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, creed, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, marital sexual orientation, citizenship status or protected veteran status.

Company:                          Pursuit
Location:                            Albany, NY  
Industries:                         Financial Services
Job Type:                           Employee РFull Time
Title:                                   Credit Analyst

About the Position:

Responsibilities include spreading and analyzing financial statements and tax returns, analyzing cash flow, management and repayment ability of potential borrowers, preparing loan write-ups for new loan requests, and reviewing existing loans for credit quality and accurate risk rating.

 Position Specifications:

  • Associate degree in a related field, required
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills¬†
  • SBA loan experience and commercial underwriting experience, preferred and prior banking experience desired
  • Detailed oriented and be able to multi-task in a fast-paced environment
  • College students who are eligible to graduate in 2021 are encouraged to apply!

We will give consideration to and provide training for veterans interested in a career in finance/ banking provided that the applicant has completed at least two years of college with a concentration in finance.

Apply to the Credit Analyst position here.

Location:                            New York, NY
Industries:                         Financial Services  
Job Type:                            Employee РFull Time
Title:                                    Commercial Lending Officer, NYC

About the Position:

Pursuit seeks to hire a highly competent and intelligent professional to join our New York City team as a Commercial Lending Officer.  The Commercial Lending Officer will be responsible for marketing Pursuit’s loan programs, originating loan applications, underwriting loan requests, and presenting recommendations to senior management for approval.  Experience with SBA 504 and 7(a) lending is preferred.

Candidates must have strong attorney, accounting and banking contacts and/or an existing customer base to support new business development efforts.   

Position Specifications:

  • Bachelor‚Äôs degree, required ‚Äď preferably in accounting/finance or related field of study
  • Minimum of three (3) years‚Äô experience in commercial lending
  • Excellent communication and writing skills, fluency in both English and Mandarin.
  • Superior technical, analytical,¬†and writing skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Strategic & organizational competence‚ÄĒi.e. the ability to set, manage and meet expectations and deadlines with ease
  • Completion of a formal credit training program is considered highly beneficial

Pursuit is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Location:                            Albany, NY
Industries:                         Financial Services  
Job Type:                           Employee РFull Time
Title:                                   Loan Processor- Lending Department

About the Position:

Loan Processor for the SBA 504 and 7a loan programs will work in partnership with Loan Officers, Commercial Lending Assistants, Regional Managers, Credit Analysts, and Closing to successfully package, approve and fund SBA 504 and 7a loans. The Loan Processor is responsible for maintaining the integrity of the file and ensuring that all fundamental file parameters are met in accordance with the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Standard Operating Procedures as well as internal guidelines.

Essential Functions:

1) Loan File Processing:

  • Develop and send a client checklist of items required to complete the loan file for purposes of underwriting and submittal to the SBA
  • Work directly with the appropriate party/parties to receive all checklist items in a timely manner
  • Organize and maintain documentation in loan application files
  • Review all application documents received for accuracy and completeness
  • Ensure IRS and character evaluations are complete when necessary per loan program requirements
  • Maintain accurate and complete loan file in internal network throughout loan process
  • Proactively work on loan files to ensure that all applicable deadlines are met, and the loan file is funded quickly post SBA approval

2) Database Input:

  • Input required data into Ventures+ database for all loan files
  • Generate CDC/SBA forms as applicable to loan file and loan program
  • Update Ventures+ database with any changes as they occur throughout the loan process

3) Coordination and Communication:

  • Communicate both verbally and via email with borrowers, lenders, brokers, attorneys, and internal staff as necessary to move loan file through process in a timely manner
  • Submit loan file to CDC Underwriting Department and monitor progress Ôāß Submit completed loan file to SBA for approval
  • Submit management agreements, appraisal, and environmental reports to SBA for approval
  • Coordinate necessary responses to SBA screen outs and declines
  • Ensure receipt of signed authorization from SBA
  • Provide copy of SBA signed authorization to appropriate party/parties
  • Generate commitment letters
  • Regularly update Loan Officers on status of each loan file

4) Other miscellaneous duties as required by Loan Processing Manager.

Position Specifications:

  • Bachelor‚Äôs Degree required.
  • Minimum of 1 year of experience in commercial loan processing or two years of experience in customer service.
  • Proficiency with MS Office applications.
  • Ability to prioritize, multi-task, and remain organized.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Agile and open to change.

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