Employment

The Great Falls Development Authority, Inc. and High Plains Financial, Inc. are proud to be Equal Opportunity Employers.

Below please find our current employment opening(s). For additional opportunities in the Great Falls Montana market, please visit our relocation website, LiveInGreatFalls.com.

Current Openings

Loan Officer
Economic Development & SBA 504
Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI)
Great Falls Montana Development Authority

Experienced, self-motivated commercial loan officer sought by nonprofit economic development Community Development Financial Institution. Help us to continue to grow our gap and bridge financing efforts to support entrepreneurs, businesses, developers and non-profit organizations throughout the Great Falls trade area and across Montana. Responsible for working with borrowers and bank/credit union lending partners to structure deals, underwrite loans, manage our loan portfolio, market our loan products and development services, and maintain excellent relationships with clients and financing partners.

Requires the ability to work with a diverse clientele, banks, and partners to structure often complex financing for businesses, real estate projects and non-profits. Minimum of 5 years of experience in commercial lending, economic development lending or the CDFI industry. Requires the ability to maintain accurate records, work with a wide variety of clients and bank partners, and excellent computer and communication skills. Must be detail-oriented and organized with the flexibility to help achieve our overall team mission. Experience with EDA, USDA, CDFI, EPA and/or SBA 504 loans a plus.

Live on the Missouri River along the Rocky Mountain Front and work with a great team! Salary range $55,000-65,000+ with excellent benefits, professional development, growth opportunities, and flex-time work environment. EOE. Cover letter and resume to Brett Doney, President/CEO, BDoney@GrowGreatFalls.org. Open until we find a great candidate.

Commercial Credit Analyst
Economic Development & SBA 504
Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI)
Great Falls Montana Development Authority

Experienced, self-motivated commercial credit analysist sought by nonprofit economic development Community Development Financial Institution. Help us to continue to grow our gap and bridge financing efforts to support entrepreneurs, businesses, developers and non-profit organizations throughout the Great Falls trade area and across Montana. Responsible for preparing underwriting analysis for new loan requests which includes a detailed analysis of financial performance, ratio analysis, risk rating and identification of key risks and mitigating factors, writes an objective narrative on the credit worthiness of the loan proposal and presents to the loan committee, supports routine servicing actions, market our loan products and development services, and maintain excellent relationships with clients and financing partners. Minimum of 3 years of experience in commercial lending or economic development lending.

Requires the ability to maintain accurate records, work with a wide variety of clients and bank partners, and excellent computer and communication skills. Must be detail-oriented and organized with the flexibility to help achieve our overall team mission. Experience with EDA, USDA, CDFI, EPA and/or SBA 504 loans a plus.

Live on the Missouri River along the Rocky Mountain Front and work with a great team! Salary range $45,000-55,000+ with excellent benefits, professional development, growth opportunities, and flex-time work environment. EOE. Cover letter and resume to Brett Doney, President/CEO, BDoney@GrowGreatFalls.org. Open until we find a great candidate.

Great Falls Development Authority
College Internships

The Great Falls Development Authority (GFDA) is offering paid 8-12 week full-time internships to college and graduate students interested in pursuing future careers in the Great Falls, Montana region.

Interns will work directly with our professional staff to increase our capacity, learning valuable skills and gaining exposure to business and community leaders in Great Falls and the surrounding Golden Triangle. GFDA is an economic development Community Development Financial Institution formed as a public/private partnership. We are a Montana non-profit corporation with 501(c)(3) charitable status. Visit GrowGreatFallsMontana.org for more information on our organization and LiveinGreatFalls.com for information about Great Falls.

Interns will be paid an hourly rate of $12-18 depending on skills and experience. These are temporary positions without benefits. Interns are expected to reside in our region during the internship. Applications are accepted at any time and positions will be filled as soon as we find a great candidate. Students from all majors will be considered. GFDA is an Equal Opportunity Employer!

Finance Internship
Assist our commercial lending team to conduct risk assessment of borrowers, loan funds and our overall portfolio. Spread and analyze business borrower financial statements and assign a risk rating according to our lending policies and procedures. Best suited for business, finance or accounting majors. Inquiries or apply by sending resume, internship application, and cover letter to Jill Kohles, Vice President of Lending, at JKohles@GrowGreatFalls.org.

Digital Media Internship
Assist our talent attraction team to interest people in relocating to our region. Generate compelling social media content and repost content generated by community members and other sources. Contribute to talent attraction blog with creative stories and earned media. Correct inaccurate or misleading data about Great Falls on data reporting websites. Best suited for marketing, communications, and business majors. Inquire or apply by sending resume, internship application, and cover letter to Soren Chargois Ebbasi, Talent Attraction Director, at Soren@GrowGreatFalls.org.

Business Internship
Assist our business advising and training team to help start-up entrepreneurs and existing small businesses to survive and thrive. Undertake industry research to help real-world clients be more successful. Best suited for business or entrepreneurship majors. Inquiries or apply by sending resume, internship application, and cover letter to Jason Nitschke, Vice President & Small Business Development Center Regional Director at JNitschke@GrowGreatFalls.org.

Storytelling Internship
Assist our business development team to generate compelling content that helps attract entrepreneurial startups and investment in our region. Create written and video stories featuring entrepreneur, business, real estate development and community improvement successes and efforts in our region. Write content for our website, enewsletters and social media posts. Best suited for journalism, filmmaking, marketing, and communications majors. Inquiries or apply by sending resume, internship application, and cover letter to Tyler Menzales, Business Development Officer & SBDC Business Adviser, at TMenzales@GrowGreatFalls.org.

Market Research Internship
Assist our business development team to identify companies and developers that we should target to attract investment in our region. Utilize trade association memberships, online databases, and trade industry news, followed by internet and LinkedIn research. Best suited for business or entrepreneurship majors. Inquiries or apply by sending resume, internship application, and cover letter to Jolene Schalper, Senior Vice President, at JSchalper@GrowGreatFalls.org.