Employment Opportunities

Coastal Enterprises, Inc. (CEI) is a private, nonprofit 501(c)(3) community development corporation and community development financial institution with a mission of job creation, poverty alleviation and environmental responsibility. CEI provides financing and technical assistance to small businesses, workforce development and affordable housing projects.




Implements, oversees and administers human resource programs and policies and all aspects of employee development and relations for CEI. Manages recruitment and staffing, new hire onboarding, performance management, benefits and compensation administration, training, professional development, and compliance.




  1. Develops an employee-oriented organization culture that emphasizes continuous improvement, team-work, high performance and quality.
  2. Insures all aspects of human resources incorporate the vision, values and culture of the organization. Identifies, evaluates, and resolves human relations, employee morale, work performance, and organizational productivity concerns.
  3. Participates in developing department goals, objectives, and HR solutions.
  4. Implements and annually updates compensation program; rewrites job descriptions as necessary; conducts annual salary surveys, monitors performance evaluation program and revises as necessary.
  5. Develops, recommends, and implements personnel policies and procedures; prepares and maintains handbook on policies and procedures; performs benefits administration to include claims resolution, change reporting, approving invoices for payment, annual re-evaluation of policies for cost effectiveness, and communications with Brokers and Insurance Carriers.
  6. Develops and maintains affirmative action program; files EEO-1 annually; maintains other records, reports, and logs to conform to EEO regulations.
  7. Conducts recruitment effort for all exempt and nonexempt personnel, interns, and temporary employees; conducts new hire onboarding; monitors career development programs, employee relations counseling, outplacement counseling, and exit interviewing; writes and places advertisements.
  8. Recommends new approaches, policies, and procedures to effect continual improvements in efficiency of department and services performed. Helps to develop appropriate policies and programs for effective management of human resources for the corporation, including employee relations, affirmative action, sexual harassment, employee complaints, external education and professional development, compensation and benefits, and recruitment and hiring.
  9. Enhances and/or develops, implements and enforces human resources policies and procedures of the organization by way of systems that will improve the overall operation and effectiveness of CEI.
  10. In particular, manages the human resources information system, ADP Workforce Now, to maximize its impact and usefulness for CEI staff and managers.
  11. Maintains knowledge of industry trends and employment legislation and insures CEI’s compliance.
  12. Responsible for compliance with Federal and State legislation pertaining to all personnel matters. Communicates changes in CEI personnel policies and procedures and insures proper compliance is followed.
  13. Assists the COO in annual reviews, preparation and administration of agency wage and salary programs.
  14. Coordinates and/or conducts exit interviews to determine reasons behind separation.
  15. Consults with legal counsel as appropriate, and/or as directed by the COO on personnel matters.
  16. Works directly with department managers to assist them in carrying out their responsibilities on personnel matters.
  17. Participates in management staff meetings and attends other meetings as necessary.
  18. Works with the Benefits Committee.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


  • Master’s Degree or equivalent or four to ten years’ related experience and/or training, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Strong knowledge of Human Resource Functions to include recruitment, benefits, compensation, employee relations, health and safety and employee relations.
  • Ability to mentor and supervise staff.
  • Strong organizational and administrative skills, financial planning and budgeting knowledge.
  • Strong and effective interpersonal, verbal, written and presentation communications skills.
  • Computer proficiency and experience, including word processing, spreadsheets, and databases.
  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment.
  • Able to establish and maintain healthy working relationships with people in the course of work.

Please send cover letter and resume to Corenna Howard, COO: choward@ceimaine.org.



CEI Capital Management LLC (“CCML”), a for-profit subsidiary of Coastal Enterprises, Inc., is an investment management company facilitating and managing financings of real estate projects and operating businesses in low-income areas, using the economic power of federal tax credits available through the New Markets Tax Credit (“NMTC”) program.


The Compliance Assistant is responsible for providing support to the Chief Compliance Officer in managing CCML’s compliance within the New Markets Tax Credit and Maine New Market Capital Investment (NMCI) Programs. The Compliance Assistant also provides support for the Asset Management department. This position works closely with all CCML staff members and requires the ability to multi-task and handle competing priorities skillfully and with superior attention to detail, while maintaining a high degree of confidentiality.



  1. Assists in producing, gathering and updating impact information and databases regarding CCML’s NMTC and NMCI program transactions and impact reporting, including CDeSolutions, CIIS TLR and ILR, Allocation Usage, and Impact Data spreadsheets;
  2. Reviews pertinent pre and post-closing documents for inclusion in CDE/QALICB/CBA reporting spreadsheets;
  3. Assists in annual reporting to the CDFI Fund including reviewing and updating information for the Transaction Level Report and creating the Institution Level Report notes;
  4. Maintains the Compliance Status Chart;
  5. Attends weekly public relations call updates to help ensure that all media items comply with deal document publicity covenants;
  6. Assists in the distribution and confirmation of the LIC Advisory Board Representation Certification; and
  7. Compiles and confirms QEI Notification data to send to the CDFI Fund via the Allocation Tracking System (ATS). Also assists in the submission of the QEI Notification data to investors and the IRS.


  1. Distributes CCML contact information and new deal information, including QALICB reporting checklists and applicable exhibits, to Borrowers post-closing;
  2. Manages collection of borrower loan covenant reporting and maintains reporting item database as well as updates information from recently closed deals, amendments or modifications;
  3. Assists the Asset and Relationship Managers with the maintenance of the Community Benefit Agreement database;
  4. Maintains the asset management departmental status chart;
  5. Maintains and distributes CCML Quarterly Asset Review Master Chart; and
  6. Responsible for managing and maintaining physical and electronic Asset Management files as well as other closing materials and indexes;


  1. Creates and distributes agenda and collects materials for the Asset Management & Compliance Committee, records and distributes minutes;
  2. Assists with NMTC Allocation Application process; particularly in providing data and fact checking;
  3. Prepares documents for signature and delivery in coordination with CCML’s General Counsel’s office, including transmittal letters/cover sheets and serving as Notary Public or signature witness as needed;
  4. Coordinates and distributes materials for the CCML NMTC Roundtable;
  5. Monitors press coverage of CCML, active portfolio companies, and guarantors through “Google Alerts”;
  6. Maintains Master Compliance and Asset Management Contact List for CCML’s closed deals;
  7. Archives pre-closing and post-closing materials;
  8. Assists with Asset Management and Compliance matters as needed; and
  9. Other duties as assigned.


Bachelor’s degree and 1 year of experience in research or data management in a financial services, educational or analytical environment required.


  • Ability to exhibit continued growth and understanding of New Markets Tax Credits Federal regulations, compliance requirements and transactional practices and procedures.
  • Ability to quickly synthesize information, and communicate well with a variety of internal and external stakeholders.
  • Ability to support CEI’s mission of “3E” or “triple-bottom-line” underwriting which considers returns from Economic, social Equity and Environmental impacts.
  • Highly organized and detailed-oriented.
  • Ability to work independently and adhere to strict deadlines.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to interact professionally and cooperatively with a diverse group of professionals in order to achieve organizational goals.
  • Ability to critically evaluate data and compile in a thoughtful and accessible manner.
  • Highly skilled in Microsoft Office Suite, including Outlook, Word, Excel, , and PowerPoint.
  • Notary Public, or ability to attain Notarial commission.
  • Ability to proficiently conduct internet research.
  • Ability to focus and prioritize multiple tasks, in a fast paced environment.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and a high degree of self-motivation.

Compensation is competitive, based on experience and relevant skills. CCML offers excellent benefits, and a 401(k) plan. Please send cover letter and resume to Valerie Mercer, Human Resources Consultant: vmercer@cmacareer.com.


The board and staff of Coastal Enterprises, Inc. (CEI) value diversity in all aspects
of program participation and employment.  CEI is an equal opportunity provider.