Loan Specialist

The Center for Rural Affairs   Lyons, NE   Full-time     Finance
Posted on January 9, 2022
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Loan Specialist

The Center for Rural Affairs is seeking a full-time Loan Specialist to work in Southeast Nebraska rural communities.

The ideal candidate will be passionate about small businesses, entrepreneurship, housing availability, and access to business and housing loans. They will have a proven ability to build relationships with community leaders, partners, and residents to maintain a strong referral network for loan generation. They will deliver technical assistance to potential and current loan clients. They will visit current client businesses and celebrate their accomplishments. They will be committed to getting results while creating opportunities for entrepreneurship and affordable housing.




The Center for Rural Affairs' mission is to establish strong rural communities, social and economic justice, environmental stewardship, and genuine opportunity for all while engaging people in decisions that affect the quality of their lives and the future of their communities.



RESPONSIBILITY placed upon each of us to contribute to our community and society.


CONSCIENCE that balances self-interest with an obligation to the common good and future generations.


PROGRESS that strengthens rural communities, small businesses, and family farms and ranches.


Genuine OPPORTUNITY for all to earn a living, raise a family, and prosper in a rural place.


Citizen INVOLVEMENT and ACTION to shape the future.


Widespread OWNERSHIP and CONTROL of small businesses, farms, and ranches by those who work them.


FAIRNESS that allows all who contribute to the nation's prosperity to share in it.


STEWARDSHIP of the natural environment upon which all of us – current and future generations – rely.

We live in an era of profound change - when institutions, policy, and life are being fundamentally reshaped. It is a critical time for people of conscience to work together in guiding change to reflect our highest values. To that we commit the Center for Rural Affairs.