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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

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

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:                       New York City 
Job Type:                      Employee – Full Time

About the Job:

The Community Finance Business Development Officer is responsible for working directly with banks, business service organizations, associations, chambers of commerce, economic development organizations, professional service firms, lending organizations or marketplaces, and others to secure client referrals and acquire loan customers.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Maintain expert familiarity with Pursuit Community Finance products and those of its affiliates.
  • Maintain a network of bankers and referral partners, and secure new channels for client acquisition.
  • Engage in strategic networking to develop new partners and clients.
  • Quickly understand business conditions, conduct business assessments and be able to provide feedback and guidance to potential clients on the appropriateness of various products.
  • Nurture and advise clients to help resolve access to capital barriers, with a focus on loan readiness, loan packaging, and addressing challenges to accessing capital.
  • Conduct follow-up assessments and check-ins with clients.
  • Coordinate with partners such as banks, accountants, and other small business service providers.
  • Develop manuals, processes, and procedures; establish benchmarks and track progress against goals. Manage reports and IT systems related to tracking and reporting on business development.
  • Support efforts related to new grant proposals and reporting to funders, including monitoring and measuring program outcomes as needed.
  • Additional position related duties and responsibilities as assigned by manager.

Position Specifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree required.
  • Master’s degree in business administration, public administration, or related field preferred.
  • Minimum of five (5) years’ experience in banking and small business lending/credit, or business development in the financial services industry. 
  • Demonstrated deal production and contacts of bankers and centers of influence.
  • Clear communication, sales, presentation & interpersonal skills.
  • Strategic & organizational competence—i.e., exercising leadership to improve business development strategy, the ability to set and manage timelines, commitments, and deadlines with ease.
  • 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 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 $59,500 – 104,700 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 Financial Analyst in our Albany, NY office.  The Financial Analyst is responsible for analyzing the potential risk involved with existing clients and making recommendations throughout the term of the loan to ensure business remains in compliance with policies and loan agreements. The analyst will use their analytical skills to identify trends, review financial statements and tax returns, analyze cash flow and repayment ability, while working with different departments within the organization to ensure borrower remains in compliance with policies. Analyst will be required to provide a written summary of their findings and recommendations to limit risk for Lender.

 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 and commercial underwriting experience preferred.
  • 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 $37,000 – 74,500 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 Modification Portfolio Processor will require direct client contact and will be a valuable member of the support team for the client and Modification Department. The candidate should have a thorough understanding of what is necessary from an underwriting standpoint on commercial loan requests.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Handles current pipeline of modification requests to ensure timely communication and maintains updates to all parties involved.
  • Monitors account status of loans, including but not limited to, Past Due Accounts, Maturing Loans and Deferment Requests.
  • Reviews Commercial Loan Documentation to ensure compliance with internal policies, and SBA rules and regulations.
  • Supports the Portfolio Middle Manager in monitoring on an on-going basis information concerning customer performance and risk assessments.
  • Interacts with customers on a daily basis regarding new modification requests and request information and documentation as appropriate.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • The ability to remain calm and patient during stressful situations.
  • Ability to work under pressure, deadlines and have excellent time management skills.
  • Experienced in holding conversations with borrowers to uncover problems and provide solutions.
  • Candidates must have an understanding of personal and business financial documents.

 Position Specifications:

  • Associate degree in a financial field required, or 2 years of commercial banking experience.
  • Prior experience working in a customer service department environment and managing customer expectations on an ongoing basis.
  • 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.

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 $42,000 – 74,500 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. 
  • Final candidate must be able to pass all pre-employment screenings, including a background, criminal and credit check, and drug testing.

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 $42,000 – 74,500 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:                       NYC
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 engagements.
  • 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.
  • Required in office at least one day a week and attend networking events in-person.
  • 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.
  • Ability to travel and visit clients in PA and NJ

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:                       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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