Why Work at Craft3?

 

Craft3 employees are creative thinkers and doers — hardworking, resourceful, and flexible — who collaborate closely and are always learning. Mission-driven and service-oriented, we focus on extending what is possible when it comes to using capital as a tool for equitable community development. 

Our staff is passionate about our mission and accomplished in a variety of fields, including banking, community development, finance, natural resources, and city and regional planning. We use this expertise to build relationships with and serve our borrowers and
 partners. 

 

Current Job Openings

Craft3 is an equal opportunity employer. Diverse staff and perspectives advance our mission and help our organization thrive and grow. As a result, we encourage candidates who identify as one or more of the following to apply: Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC); women; LGBTQ+; veterans; immigrants; working class; rural; and people with disabilities. We are committed to being an anti-racist organization and recognize that this takes continued work. 

Unless otherwise noted, remote flexible schedules are available so long as you are located near one of our eight offices throughout Oregon and Washington. We encourage you to apply even if you don’t meet all the requirements of the job description.


Recruitment and Hiring Process

Our recruitment and hiring process is thorough and deliberate. We take the time to get to know candidates and evaluate their skills and potential contributions to our teams and culture. Just as we want to make sure you are an ideal candidate before we extend a job offer, we also want you to have the information you need to make an informed decision. 

Benefits

Craft3 offers a comprehensive benefits package that provides generous time off, supports good health for you and your family, and helps you save for the future. Benefits include:

 
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Health

We share premium costs with you for a high deductible, health savings account (HSA) eligible insurance plan. We also offer dental and vision benefits.

Retirement

You can make pre-tax contributions to a 403(b) right away. After six months of employment Craft3 matches $0.60 for each dollar contributed to a maximum of 6% of your gross salary.

 
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Time Off

In addition to 11 paid holidays annually and sick leave, Craft3 offers generous paid vacation time. Employees receive time off to volunteer during regular work hours.

Professional Development

Craft3 encourages continuous learning and development. Tuition assistance is available up to $5,250 per year.

 

Download the full Craft3 Benefit Summary.

Effective July 1, 2022, this link leads to the machine-readable files that are made available in response to the federal Transparency in Coverage Rule and includes negotiated service rates and out-of-network allowed amounts between health plans and healthcare providers. The machine readable files are formatted to allow researchers, regulators, and application developers to more easily access and analyze data. https://www.cigna.com/legal/compliance/machine-readable-files

 
 

Employee Stories

Continuous Learning
Jennifer Janda
 
Jennifer Peterson
Digital Marketing Manager, VP

We invest in our employees.

Jennifer Peterson started at Craft3 in 2004, when we were called ShoreBank Enterprise Pacific and had just a dozen or so employees. In the early days, she wore many hats. After asking herself how she could further her career and serve Craft3, Jennifer dove into marketing. While working full-time, she interned with a PR and marketing firm and used professional development funds to complete a Certificate in Digital Marketing from the University of Washington.

Jennifer is always learning because that’s her style and because digital marketing is always changing, but she sees one constant: “Craft3 has always been willing to invest in me.”  Craft3 offers annual professional development and tuition reimbursement benefits to encourage staff to sharpen their professional skills.

Collaboration
Chris Larson
Chris Larson
Innovation and Evaluation Manager, VP

We work together.

In 2018, Chris Larson convened a team to overhaul Craft3’s loan origination and CRM systems, both of which we’d outgrown. The geographically dispersed team that included commercial lenders, consumer lenders, IT staff, and loan administrator got to work.

The project challenged, and significantly changed, many long-held data and loan origination practices. Success was due in large part to collaboration.  Chris explains, “this was really a people project masquerading as an IT project,” and it couldn't have happened without a hard-working team that was given the time and resources to innovate and manage organizational change.

Career Advancement
Tawni Regier
Tawni Regier
Compliance Manager, VP

We grow talent from within.

Tawni Regier joined Craft3 in 2010 as a temporary loan administrator. Her six-month position led to a permanent role on our consumer team. From there she initiated a move to our finance team, where her love of numbers and organization helped her excel and receive a promotion to direct our compliance team – her current position.

When asked how she has grown her career at Craft3, Tawni notes the organization's formal and informal mentorship programs as well as its commitment to professional development. But most beneficial she says has been, “the internal learning, from management above and laterally from peers. There's so much talent and people are always ready to help you learn.

Innovation
Saif Hakim,Senior Business Lender

Saif Hakim
Commercial Lending Team Manager, VP

We use capital for social good. 

Craft3 strives to extend the benefits of responsible financing to areas of the market not currently well-served. For observant Muslims, Islam's prohibition on paying interest can make financing an impossibility. This can put Muslim-owned businesses, community organizations, schools, and mosques at a disadvantage. Needing to save the entire cost of a project or building purchase can set them back years.

Craft3’s Saif Hakim used his commercial lending experience and his cultural knowledge of Islam to help create Shari’a compliant financing. This financing, known as Musharakah, is a form of partnership (Shirkat) in which the two parties own the asset in common and share the risk. Instead of paying interest, the borrower gradually buys ownership shares from the financier so he or she owns 100% of the asset at the end of a specified term. Craft3’s Shari’a compliant financing is helping Muslims throughout the Pacific Northwest and also serving as a regional and national model.

Volunteerism
Jeff Baker, Central Oregon Lender
 
Jeff Baker
Business Lender, VP

We are connected to communities and causes across Oregon and Washington.

When Jeff Baker joined Craft3 in 2017 after working as a manager at a bank, he was pleased to learn about our volunteer time off policy. Employees can take paid time off from their work week — up to 32 hours per year — to volunteer! Jeff currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Latino Community Association of Central Oregon, the High Desert Food and Farm Alliance, Mosaic Medical, and the Crook County Economic Development Corporation. He reflects: “Boards are a lot of work and sometimes I feel like I don’t have enough time. But for me, it’s work that matters and is satisfying because it lets me use my skills to serve my community.”

Other Craft3 employees have used their volunteer time off to assist with tax returns, maintain trails, distribute food, and participate in beach and neighborhood cleanups. Their dedication and energy are inspiring.