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Lead Policy and Research Specialist

Company: Veterans Sourcing Group
Location: New York
Posted on: May 28, 2023

Job Description:

Supports the Community Investment Officer ( "CIO) with the design and execution of the department strategy, policy development, and analytics, and research.

  • Bachelor's Degree in finance, public administration, urban planning or a related field is preferred.
  • Master's Degree in business administration, public administration, real estate, urban planning, or a related field is a plus.


    • Strategic thinker with strong research and data analytical skills
    • Proficient in Microsoft Office suite of products (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Access), database queries and data management.
    • Excellent organizational, writing and presentation skills required.
    • Ability to operate in a consultative and collaborative role.
    • Proficient in leading discussions with senior industry leaders and apply to Bank's mission strategy.
    • Experience in policy/financial/credit analysis and proficient knowledge of economic development principles.
    • Understanding of real estate financing and operational structures of affordable housing projects.


      • Minimum of seven years in research and or an analytical position preferred.

        Job Function

        • Develop and write a draft of the annual Targeted Community Lending Plan, in accordance with regulatory requirements, incorporating research, empirical data, data from outreach efforts and AHAC meetings/representatives, members, other Federal Home Loan Banks and key stakeholders. Review draft with Bank representatives providing final version to the Bank and facilitate discussion at various Bank meetings/committees as requested.

          • Develop and write a draft of the annual Affordable Housing Advisory Council Report, in accordance with regulatory requirements, analyzing relevant Bank data and summarizing the Bank's accomplishments in community investment and affordable housing for review and comment by Bank representatives, providing final version accordingly. Facilitate discussion at various Bank meetings/committees as requested.

            • Conduct research and analysis efforts on behalf of the CIO, Chief Bank Operations Officer ( "CBOO), and Chief Business Officer ( "CBO "), including developing business cases for potential Bank community investment and AHP offerings, analysis of charities to support the Bank's charitable contributions, recommending elements of the departmental strategy, and creating tools as requested to support operations and management reporting (Example: Community Support Activities framework and budget).

              • As requested, in conjunction with CI Operations and CI Strategy staff: a) consult with representatives of Bank members and key stakeholders as to their perceptions of the lending environment and community/district needs; b) evaluate the performance of CI Programs in terms of service to members and impact on the district's communities, including impacts of changing demographics and socioeconomic challenges, etc. Make recommendations based on data analytics regarding potential enhancements to Bank products and programs.

                • Prepare reports, at least quarterly, regarding the Community Support Activities Budget based on data analysis of Bank performance and performance of those programs/costs associated with the budget.

                  • Assist with the development of targeted member research through the incorporation of focus groups, market surveys, member questionnaires and other methods.

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