Employment Opportunities in the Micro Enterprise Sector
To submit a job announcement for a microbusiness industry position, please send a link or a Word document to: Andrew Cole. Job postings will be considered filled after 90 days, unless otherwise notified.
Working Solutions is hiring a Business Consulting Officer. Location: San Francisco, CA.
This position is responsible for coordination and delivery of Working Solutions’ business consulting for a portion of Working Solutions loan clients. The remaining portion will be supported by the Director of Business Consulting. The essential functions include: (1) maintaining strong customer relationships with loan clients; (2) supporting loan clients in building business management skills; and (3) social impact tracking and reporting on loan clients. This position reports to the Director of Business Consulting and works closely with other Working Solutions staff to meet overall organizational objectives and serve the needs of Working Solutions’ entrepreneurs.
Application deadline: October 7
Latin American Economic Development Association is hiring a WBC Program Manager. Location: Camden, NJ.
The WBC Program Manager runs the complete operations of Woman’s Business Center and reports directly to the President & CEO. He/she is directly responsible for the development, marketing and provision of all WBC services. He/she coordinates and provides one-on-one business counseling and technical assistance to women business owners from every stage of business development throughout South Jersey. He/she is expected to provide management advice and training on best practices, business development, business planning, access to capital, marketing, operations and other aspects of running a small business.
Pacific Community Ventures is hiring a Social Impact Analyst. Location: San Francisco, CA.
We are seeking an analyst to join Pacific Community Venture’s impact investing consulting practice, PCV InSight. Over the past decade, our research projects and client engagements in impact measurement and evaluation have helped define and build the field of impact investing. Our clients include pension funds like CalPERS, for whom we analyze the social and economic impact of over $20 billion in California investments across multiple asset classes, as well as leading foundations, fund managers, and policymakers doing groundbreaking work in impact investing. Many of our projects are conducted in partnership with organizations such as Enterprise Community Partners, the Initiative for Responsible Investment (IRI) at Harvard University, and the Center for the Advancement of Social Entrepreneurship (CASE) at Duke’s Fuqua School of Business.
AEO is hiring an Engagement Manager. Location: Washington, DC.
AEO seeks a highly motivated, creative, full time manager to develop, direct and facilitate strategies focused on acquiring, retaining and inspiring stakeholders and members for greater engagement. The focus of this role is to build and maintain excellent stakeholder relations and customer satisfaction.
West Company is hiring an Executive Director. Location: Fort Bragg and Ukiah, California.
West Company is a nonprofit, economic development organization serving current and prospective small business owners throughout Mendocino County, CA. West Company provides local entrepreneurs and small business with services to start and grow. We serve our clients through business training workshops and one-on-one business consulting. Our value proposition rests in helping clients make informed decisions regarding their new or existing business. West Company hosts the SBA’s Mendocino Small Business Development Center and Mendocino Women’s Business Center. We have two locations in Mendocino County, CA: inland in Ukiah and on the coast in Fort Bragg.
The Executive Director shall have overall accountability, responsibility and authority for the management of the business affairs of the Corporation in accordance with the strategic plan and objectives adopted and approved by the Board and subject to oversight by the Board.
Opportunity Fund is hiring a Marketing Associate. Location: San Francisco, California.
Opportunity Fund is seeking a highly qualified, highly motivated Marketing Associate to assist in brand and cause marketing to donors, investors and policymakers. The role includes these essential functions: Project Management, Content Development & Design, Digital Marketing and Event Support. The Marketing Associate is a full-time position and reports to the Marketing & Communications Director. This is an exciting position for someone with broad marketing talents who excels at time management, is detail-oriented, and possesses a strong mix of creative and analytical thinking skills.
Opportunity Fund is hiring an Inside Sales Position. Location: San Jose, California.
The Inside Sales Representative will guide small business owners through their Opportunity Fund lending experience. In this role, you will contact applicants via phone and email to answer questions about our loans, to persuade them to accept their loan offers, and to educate them on the overall lending process. This is a sales role in which success is measured by conversion of all pre-qualified leads.
Opportunity Fund is hiring a Business Process and Implementation Associate. Location: San Francisco, California.
Opportunity Fund is seeking a Business Process and Implementation Associate. The position will support a variety of critical projects to overhaul and digitize key external facing and internal facing lending capabilities. The Associate will collaborate with internal departments to redesign business processes, coordinate technology implementation, and ensure the success of internal clients during each project. This is a vital role during an exciting time of major upgrades for a fast growing company so the ideal candidate needs to be someone who feels very comfortable thinking through detailed process frameworks and being hands on with technology projects, while remaining cool and polished team player who is trusted by multiple teams in a fast paced and changing environment.
Opportunity Fund is hiring a Database Manager. Location: San Jose, California.
The Database Manager is responsible for managing the operation, maintenance, data input, data integrity, and accuracy of Opportunity Fund’s CRM system for development and communications goals and needs. This includes precise data input and gift processing; creation of accurate statistical and financial reports and data files (including mailing lists); development and implementation of policies and procedures to streamline data entry and management; training and implementation of database standards and procedures; and maintaining the integrity of the database through regular audits and cleaning. The DBM reports to the Chief Development Officer, and works closely with the IT Developer assigned to the Development and Communications team as well as the DevComm team members.
Opportunity Fund is hiring an Annual Fund Associate. Location: San Jose, California.
The Annual Fund Associate is responsible for managing and growing the donor base, renewing and upgrading annual support, and strengthening relationships with current donors below the major donor level. The Associate is accountable for managing two multi-channel campaigns, various annual fund giving programs and stewarding a portfolio of donors who contribute less than $1,000 annually. With the support of the Development and Communication team, the Associate develops and implements strategy for direct mail and electronic fundraising, annual fund level communications and cultivation efforts, including events.
Opportunity Fund is hiring a Loan Consultant. Location: San Francisco, California.
Opportunity Fund is seeking a qualified Loan Consultant responsible for loan origination and portfolio management in his/her assigned territory within the City and County of San Francisco. The Loan Consultant will interact directly with prospective and current customers to achieve set goals. Activities will include generating and handling data and paperwork with the use of a field laptop, pre-qualifying applicants, renewing second generation loans and portfolio management (including targeted collection activities). The Loan Consultant is a key position in the organization. The ideal candidate must be business savvy and have a demonstrated knowledge and familiarity with the community and micro/small business financing operations (or related). The ideal candidate must also have exceptional communication skills, ability to apply policies and procedures and to exercise initiative, problem solving, decision making skills, character and responsible portfolio management.
Opportunity Fund is hiring a Policy Associate. Location: San Francisco or San Jose, CA.
The Policy Associate works to advance public policies at the state and federal level that support affordable, transparent, and high-quality financial products and services for low and moderate income entrepreneurs and college students, in close collaboration with the Vice President of Research and Policy. The Policy Associate is responsible for supporting Opportunity Fund’s expanding advocacy efforts by disseminating organizational research findings and policy positions externally through publications, media, events and individual meetings, as well as participation in coalitions and partnerships.
California Southern Small Business Development Corporation is hiring a Loan Officer. Location: San Diego, CA.
California Southern Small Business Development Corporation (Cal Southern), is one of nine Financial Development Corporations (FDC) sponsored by the State of California. Cal Southern partners with community and regional banks and other local lending institutions to provide loan guarantees for small businesses that are unable to qualify for conventional financing. Cal Southern is one of the top producing FDCs in the network and is looking to continue to grow its market share. The organization is looking for a proactive, self-starter who is able to work independently within a small company environment. We offer a competitive salary, benefits and a friendly work environment. Compensation will include a base salary with commission based on loans closed and funded.
Main Street Launch is hiring a VP of Closing and Compliance. Location: Oakland, CA.
Main Street Launch is a lender seeking a Vice President, Loan Closing and Compliance. Reporting to the CFO, the role is responsible for leading loan operations, day to day service and the timely closing of loans within compliance guidelines. The position will ensure compliance with regulatory, secondary, and insurer requirements as well other lender policies. Main Street Launch is a Community Finance Development Institution (CDFI) based in Oakland, CA that has provided advisory services and loan capital to Bay Area small businesses for more than 35 years.
Main Street Launch is hiring a Loan Closing and Compliance Manager. Location: Oakland, CA.
Main Street Launch is a lender seeking a Manager, Loan Closing and Compliance. Reporting to the CFO, the role responsible for managing loan operations, including issuing commitment letters, completing loan documentation, closing of loans, monitoring loan disbursements, all within SBA compliance and internal credit policy manual guidelines. The role is responsible for insuring compliance with regulatory, secondary market, and insurer requirements as well other lender policies.
Working Solutions is hiring a Grants Officer. Location: San Francisco, CA.
Reporting to the Chief Development Officer, the Grants Officer will be responsible for raising funds from corporations, foundations, and government sources in accordance with the organization’s annual budget and strategic plan. S/he will work closely with the CDO and the CEO to identify, research, and track institutional funding prospects and apply for grants and fundraising opportunities, with the goal of increasing overall institutional support for the organization. S/he will also be responsible for grant compliance and will manage a calendar of on-cycle reports as well as off-cycle funder updates. S/he will work with the CDO and the finance department to create budgets for grant proposals and reports and will also coordinate with colleagues on the program, operations, and marketing teams. S/he will have excellent time management skills, be extremely organized, and be comfortable managing multiple deadlines.