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Who We Are

Pursuit is a community-focused lender that provides small businesses with affordable loans and resources so that they can reach higher, transform and grow. That transformation may start with an individual borrower, but ultimately extends into the broader community, taking shape as new employment opportunities, economic development and positive change.

What We Do

For more than 65 years, we have been 100% invested in the success of our clients. Pursuit offers a suite of innovative financing products designed to expand access to capital for small businesses. Our range of loans and lines of credit range from $10,000 to $5.5 million for businesses ready to make their next big investment. We have designed our application processes and loan terms with more flexibility than traditional banks. Our signature loan programs include commercial real estate financing, general business funding, and fast business funding through a digital platform. We leverage deep, long-term relationships with banks and community partners to serve clients in Connecticut, New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania.

What We Offer

A collaborative environment of mission-focused professionals dedicated to helping communities and economies grow through business lending. We seek individuals who want to blend a career in financial services with a career serving others. Pursuit extends its employees competitive salaries and a range of benefits including, including but not limited to:

  • Health Insurance, generous employer premium contribution
  • Fully paid Dental, Vision and Life Insurance
  • Generous 401(k) match
  • Flexible spending account
  • Holiday and Paid Time Off
  • Educational assistance after two years of employment
  • Summer work hours
  • Volunteer time off
  • Employee assistance program

How We Help

We believe that when local businesses thrive, they provide good, stable jobs, recycling the money they spend back into the community to help it grow. Our loans are offered with affordable rates to ensure that our clients can continue growing and positively impacting their neighborhoods. While compelling founders’ stories are what drive us every day, we are proud to work with small businesses at scale:

  • $4+ billion lent, $1.2 billion in the last 5 years
  • $2 billion portfolio of small business loans
  • 70,000+ jobs created
  • 10,000+ loans to small businesses
  • 10,000+ hours of advisory and educational services

Learn more about Pursuit’s mission and core values

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and comply with all applicable federal, state and local laws regarding nondiscrimination.

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].

Openings

Location:                       Albany 
Job Type:                      Employee – Full Time

About the Job:

We are looking for a Collection Specialist Processor to contact clients and collect outstanding payments. The position requires being able to maintain trustful relationships and ensure timely payments. The Collection Specialist Processor must be able to interact in a professional and trustworthy manner. Candidates should have excellent communication and negotiation skills, as well as an ability to work independently.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Monitor accounts to identify outstanding debt.
  • Investigate historical data for each debt or bill.
  • Contact clients to inquire about their overdue payments.
  • Take actions to encourage timely debt payments.
  • Update account status records and collection efforts.

Position Specifications:

  • High School or GED equivalent required.
  • 1-2 years of collection experience (preferred).
  • Make collection calls, prepare default letters, prepare due reports, assist with other default reports.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, and attention to detail are essential.
  • Exhibit self-motivation when working independently or in a group.
  • Ability to multi-task and meet frequent deadlines.
  • Consistently produces high-quality work.
  • Ability to exercise intellectual honesty when presenting information.
  • Ability to present data in a professional manner.
  • Final candidates must be able to pass all pre-employment screenings, including a background, criminal and credit check, and drug testing.
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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 an accredited institution.

Based on our compensation benchmarking survey, the estimated salary range for this position is $40,000 – 48,000 and is commensurate with education and experience.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and comply with all applicable federal, state, and local laws regarding nondiscrimination.

Location:                       Albany 
Job Type:                      Employee – Full Time

About the Job:

We seek to hire a Portfolio Analyst in our Albany, NY office.  The Portfolio Analyst is responsible for working with existing clients on modifications needed throughout the term of the loan. The analyst will identify the request and provide solutions to the client that are allowed within the loan program guidelines. The analyst will use their analytical skills to review financial statements, work with different departments within the organization to ensure borrower remains in compliance with policies, document the changes, and provide a written summary to Senior Management with their recommendations. 

Position Specifications:

  • Associate degree in a related field, required.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Candidates must be detail oriented and be able to multi-task in a fast-paced environment. 
  • SBA loan experience preferred.
  • Commercial underwriting experience required.
  • Prior banking experience desired. 

We will consider 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.

Based on our compensation benchmarking survey, the estimated salary range for this position is $45,000 – 60,000 and is commensurate with education and experience.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and comply with all applicable federal, state, and local laws regarding nondiscrimination.

Location:                       Albany
Job Type:                      Employee – Full Time

About the Job:

The Quality Assurance Analyst specializes in Loan Boarding at Pursuit. The Quality Assurance Analyst plays a critical role in ensuring the accuracy and integrity of loan documentation and data throughout the servicing process. This position requires a detail-oriented professional with a strong understanding of loan documentation guidelines and a commitment to data integrity.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Understand and adhere to company guidelines for data integrity.
  • Verify and enter data information into the servicing system for new loans, acquisitions, and assumptions.
  • Track timing and stages of new closings and acquisitions.
  • Generate and send notices to borrowers and management regarding first payment information, amortization schedules, and escrow analysis.
  • Communicate regularly with internal and external clients related to recently closed loans.
  • Perform quality reviews for loan boarding and data maintenance.
  • Review insurance documents for existing loans upon renewal to confirm compliance with requirements.
  • Maintain systems, files, and information following company and lender/investor guidelines.
  • Reconcile non-compliant coverage with borrowers and their brokers/agents within allotted time frames.
  • Ensure timely completion of all training requirements.
  • Monitor and understand lending and insurance industry trends, legislation, and availability.
  • Assist servicing team in processing catastrophic insurance claims.
  • Participate in servicing and other company projects, as requested.
  • Research and respond to requests for information.

 Position Specifications:

  • High School or GED equivalent required.
  • Bachelor’s degree in finance, Accounting, or Business Administration OR at least two (2) years of relevant work experience.
  • Strong verbal, written, and electronic communication skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, accuracy with numbers, and attention to detail are essential.
  • Exhibit self-motivation when working independently or in a group.
  • Ability to multi-task and meet frequent deadlines.
  • Consistently produces high-quality work.
  • Ability to exercise intellectual honesty when presenting information.
  • Ability to present data in a professional manner.
  • Final candidates must be able to pass all pre-employment screenings, including a background, criminal and credit check, and drug testing.

 Essential Functions:

  • Ability to communicate effectively.
  • Ability to manage deliverables and goals effectively.
  • Must have reliable transportation to travel and visit clients in PA and NJ
  • Must have reliable internet connectivity.

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 an accredited institution.

Based on our compensation benchmarking survey, the estimated salary range for this position is $35,000 – 48,000 and is commensurate with education and experience.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and comply with all applicable federal, state, and local laws regarding nondiscrimination.

Location:                       PA
Job Type:                      Employee – Full Time

About the Job:

The Senior Business Advisory Consultant is responsible for building strong relationships with clients and understanding our value proposition, mission, and suit of services. The ideal candidate should be assertive, highly motivated, organized, confident, with a strong background in strategy, planning and implementation.  As a vital member of our team, you will play a pivotal role in guiding our clients towards achieving their business objectives and, have the ability to collaborate effectively with business owners, offering hands-on support and practical implementation of strategic plans.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Develop new ways to engage clients in consulting services and business advisory offerings.
  • Identify prospective customers from an existing pipeline and proactively reach out to and maintain close contact with a roster of small business clients, understanding their business needs and ensuring they are connecting with a variety of valuable resources.
  • Be able to provide knowledge and guidance on different strategies for business clients when faced with challenges or growth opportunities.
  • Review business and managerial plans, credit reports, and others as appropriate to determine business immediate needs.
  • Analyze financial statements to identify any trends in the financial operations to identify weakness & strengths and determine growth opportunities.
  • Manage connections to consulting services to ensure quality service and work, together with other staff, to ensure that all Pursuit goals and funder goals are met or exceeded.
  • Analyze learnings from consultant engagements to make changes and propose services that would help customers grow, including managing new programs and offerings.
  • Design and lead outreach strategies, including event organization.
  • Manage reports and IT systems related to tracking and reporting on consulting engagement’s
  • Work collaboratively with other staff to develop content that provides value to small business owners, especially Pursuit borrowers.
  • Contribute to the creation of tools to enhance advisory interactions with clients and train team members on the use of such tools.

 Position Specifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree required. Master’s degree in business administration, public administration, or related field preferred.
  • Minimum of 10 years’ consulting experience working with small businesses
  • Superior presentation/training, technical and writing skills.
  • Clear communication & interpersonal skills.
  • The ability to speak multiple languages is a plus.
  • Commitment to the mission of supporting small businesses, especially those in disadvantaged economic areas.
  • Final candidates must be able to pass all pre-employment screenings, including a background, criminal and credit check, and drug testing.

  Essential Functions:

  • Ability to communicate effectively.
  • Ability to manage deliverables and goals effectively.
  • Must have reliable transportation to travel and visit clients in PA and NJ
  • Must have reliable internet connectivity.

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.

Based on our compensation benchmarking survey, the estimated salary range for this position is $43,000 – 89,600 and is commensurate with education and experience

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and comply with all applicable federal, state, and local laws regarding nondiscrimination.

Location:                      Albany, NY
Job Type:                      Employee – Full Time

About the Job:

Pursuit seeks to hire a Special Assets Manager in our Albany office. This position is responsible for collections, customer servicing, and other loss mitigation and recovery activities. The Special Assets Manager is also responsible for leading and managing the Special Assets Team.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Develop and implement loan collection policies for the company.
  • Manage and monitor loans and collections that are higher risk or adversely graded.
  • Experience with liquidations.
  • Monitor and maintain up-to-date records for client accounts and review accounts in arrears to ensure appropriate actions are taken.
  • Communicate with customers and track data about collections.
  • Develops procedures to help the department work more efficiently.
  • Ensuring legal documents are up to date.
  • Performing other duties as assigned

 Position Specifications:

  • Associate’s degree in finance or related field required.
  • A minimum of 5 years of collection experience, required.
  • Supervisory experience required.
  • Prior SBA experience preferred.
  • Demonstrated proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite and databases.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Problem solving skills.
  • Ability to meet deadlines and prioritize tasks.
  • Excellent communication and negotiation skills.
  • Customer service focus.
  • Highly organized and able to balance various projects and responsibilities at once, in a fast-paced environment.
  • Final candidates must be able to pass all pre-employment screenings, including a background, criminal and credit check, and drug testing.

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.

Based on our compensation benchmarking survey, the estimated salary range for this position is $70,000 – $120,000 and is commensurate with education and experience.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and comply with all applicable federal, state, and local laws regarding nondiscrimination.

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