Working with CDBA is an opportunity to advance the Community Development Banking industry, bringing critical financial services to underserved communities across the country. Our member banks combine mission and margin to create an approach to helping the underserved which is both impactful and sustainable.

Director of Programs and Impact Management

Post date: April 17, 2021

The Community Development Bankers Association (CDBA) is the national trade association of FDIC-certified Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) banks and thrifts. Our members are mission-focused financial institutions that provide lending, financial services, and technical assistance in disinvested urban, rural, and Native American communities across the United States. We support the CDFI and mission-focused banking sector through public policy advocacy, education, best practices, impact measurement, and peer networking.  CDBA is managed under an administrative agreement with Partners for the Common Good (PCG). The Director of Programs and Impact Management will be an employee of PCG, but principally assigned to CDBA duties.

Position Summary

We are seeking a high energy and dynamic candidate for the position of Director of Programs and Impact Management. The Director will advance our programmatic agenda. The position reports to the Chief Executive Officer and works with all members of the team. This position is a full-time 40 hour per week opportunity. The position is located at PCG’s offices in Washington DC.

Position Responsibilities: 

  • Design, plan and manage in-person and virtual educational events designed to advance best practices in promoting access to capital and financial services in low- and moderate-income communities, communities of color, and un- and underbanked populations.  CDBA hosts an annual conference in Washington DC, periodic in-person events across the US, and approximately 2-3 webinars per month on banking, community development finance, and related topics.
  • Develop new programs and initiatives that advance community development finance, economic justice, racial equity, and build the capacity of mission-focused banks to be agents of change in their communities.
  • Manage initiatives designed to build the impact measurement and management capacity of CDFI banks and build the “Banking for Good” movement. 
  • Cultivate new members and engage current members in CDBA programming.
  • Support grant writing and reporting; research foundation resources that align with CDBA’s programmatic goals.
  • Supervise one Associate-level staffer.
  • Other duties as assigned. 


  • Experience in community development, affordable housing, financial services, impact investing, or a related field is required
  • A passion for improving the lives of people in communities traditionally left out of the financial mainstream
  • A proactive self-starter with excellent time management and organizational skills, high attention to detail, and the ability to multi-task and prioritize effectively
  • Strong written and verbal communication, networking, relationship management, and customer service skills
  • Knowledge of impact measurement and management is a plus
  • Strong people and teamwork skills
  • Experience using Salesforce customer relationship management is a plus
  • Bachelor’s degree required.  Masters degree is a plus

PCG/CDBA acknowledge and honor the fundamental value and dignity of all individuals. Together, our community strives to create and maintain a working environment that respects diverse traditions, heritages, and experiences. We are an equal opportunity employer and will consider all applications without regards to race, sex, age, color, religion, national origin, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information or any characteristic protected by law.

COVID-19 Circumstances:

PCG/CDBA are adhering to CDC, state, and local orders with regard to COVID-19. Staff have worked remotely since March 2020. We are closely monitoring the recommendations of health officials to protect the health and well-being of all staff.  At this time, we expect to return to the office in downtown DC before the end of 2021. Applicants are strongly encouraged to be in the DC, MD, or VA area to be able to work in-office once it is possible again.


Competitive nonprofit sector salary commensurate with experience. Collegial work environment. Good benefits package available.

To Apply: Interested individuals should apply via the PCG website.  Please be sure to include a resume, cover letter, professional writing sample, and three references.