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.
CDC Small Business Finance is hiring a Grant Writer. Location: San Diego, CA.
CDC Small Business Finance Corporation (CDC) is a certified U.S. Small Business Administration lender and a national leader in SBA lending, receiving various awards for performance excellence over its 38 year history. As an economic development organization, CDC has developed a number of lending and business advising programs focused on underserved communities in San Diego and throughout the State of California. These programs are supported via programmatic and product income as well as grants. CDC is looking for a proactive, self-starter to assume the responsibilities of Grant Writer for the ongoing development and expansion of CDC’s programs. CDC is a mission-focused non-profit organization that offers a competitive salary, excellent benefits, and a friendly work environment.The Grant Writer will report to and work closely with the EVP of Economic Development to; support the current pool of funders; attract new sources of funding; write and develop all grants and supporting material and assist in the writing of strategic initiatives. This position will work closely with the senior members of each program team as well to capture, write and position CDC’s proposal submissions as strongly as possible.
Mission Economic Development Agency is hiring a Business Development and Lending Liaison. Location: San Francisco, CA.
MEDA is currently seeking candidates to join our business development and lending teams providing a full continuum of business services to growing businesses, with a focus on local job creation. The Business Development Program’s mission is to achieve economic self sufficiency for San Francisco’s low and moderate income Latino entrepreneurs through the creation and expansion of sustainable local businesses. BDP staff provides a continuum of business planning services, such as business planning, access to capital, and financial projections and business operations, to local serving businesses throughout San Francisco, and particularly the Mission District and Excelsior. All services are provided in English and Spanish through group workshops and one-on-one consultations. Our ideal candidate will be visionary, entrepreneurial, and able to motivate others, have a strong grasp of the technical aspects of growing a business, and have the proven ability to support business and job development, and be a strong team player.
Opportunity Fund is hiring a Chief Information Officer. Location: San Jose, CA.
Opportunity Fund seeks a hands-on, experienced information technology executive. Reporting directly to the CEO, the CIO will set out an organizational strategy for technology investment and lead our growing IT team. We seek a mission-driven leader with the skills, judgement, and technical acumen both to improve our existing systems, and help us expand our reach nationwide.
Opportunity Fund is hiring a Business Development Officer. Location: Los Angeles, California.
Opportunity Fund is seeking a qualified Business Development Officer that will generate qualified loan applications and meet or exceed monthly sales quotas for business loans more than $20,000 up to $100,000. Qualified candidates will have the ability to work independently, have sales experience, customer service experience and relationship management experience. Opportunity Fund’s target market includes a wide spectrum of businesses, ranging from small, informal cash-based businesses with no credit and limited documentation to businesses with up to $250,000 in monthly sales and 5-10 employees.
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.
Cal State San Bernardino is hiring an Entrepreneur/Investor in Residence. Location: San Bernardino, CA.
The candidate will be responsible for teaching various courses in entrepreneurship, assisting in the development and oversight of the Catalyst Business Accelerator program on campus, and mentoring student ventures in areas such as business model development, business plans, team formation, prototype development, intellectual property, go-to-market strategies, capital raising and other business related topics. Additionally, the candidate will be expected to work as part of a collaborative faculty environment, attend regular meetings of the Inland Empire Center for Entrepreneurship, participate in curriculum related discussions and development, and provide ongoing academic advising to entrepreneurship students. CSUSB is on a quarter system and a lecturer teaching workload is 45 units per academic year (11 courses). To accomplish the objectives of student mentoring and development of the Accelerator program, up to five (5) course releases will be provided.
Cal State San Bernardino is hiring an Assistant Director in the Inland Empire Center for Entrepreneurship (IECE). Location: San Bernardino, CA.
Under the direction of the director of the Inland Empire Center for Entrepreneurship, the incumbent will work independently in providing overall delivery of Inland Empire Center for Entrepreneurship (IECE) programs including, but not limited to the Women’s Business Center, Small Business Development Center, Catalyst Business Accelerator & Fast Pitch Competition, and provide leadership in developing new program initiatives that are critical to helping meet the IECE’s mission.
The incumbent will be responsible for programs achieving key objectives, determining priorities and developing and implementing innovative new program approaches. Also, the incumbent will set new and expanded program goals that are developed independently, develop new opportunities to grow IECE program both on campus and in the community.
Working Solutions is hiring a Marketing and Communications Officer. Location: San Francisco, CA.
Reporting to the Director of Business Development, the Marketing and Communications Officer will work closely with staff and consult with external stakeholders to improve branding, communication, and awareness of Working Solutions, ultimately increasing the number of clients served, the accessibility of Working Solutions services to the community, and the resources to support our programs. This individual will support the Business Development Team, CEO, and Chief Development Officer in spreading awareness of Working Solutions to prospective and current clients, donors, supporters, and community leaders throughout the nine-county San Francisco Bay Area. S/he will utilize innovative marketing strategies and assist with the execution of outreach workshops and other community business events.
AEO is hiring a Tilt Forward Initiative Strategic Relationship Manager. Location: Washington, DC.
Association for Enterprise Opportunity (AEO) seeks a Strategic Relationship Manager for its TILT Forward Initiative (TFI). The TILT Forward Initiative represents an innovative suite of capital, product and marketing solutions to solve for the capital gap to Main Street in low-wealth communities. The Strategic Relationship Manager is part of the core team responsible for the execution and growth of the next phase of TFI.
California Reinvestment Coalition is hiring a Director of Development. Location: San Francisco, California.
Reporting to and working closely with the Executive Director, the Director of Development is responsible for the on-going development and implementation of CRC’s fundraising plan to support the mission and work of CRC. The Director of Development, with the support of the Communications and Program Evaluation Manager, will fundraise, maintain, and grow the organization’s $1 million annual budget through developing and nurturing partnerships with foundations and donors, researching and writing grants and Letters of Inquiry (LOIs), reporting to and acting as a liaison with funders, developing and implementing an individual donor program, and planning and coordinating CRC’s signature fundraising events with the support of CRC’s Operations Manager and an event coordinator.
Women’s Economic Ventures is hiring a Loan Program Manager. Location: Santa Barbara or Ventura, California.
The Loan Program Manager is the senior staff member responsible for leading loan program strategy and development, community outreach and program performance. The Loan Program Manager is a key member of WEV’s senior leadership team and works collaboratively with other program managers to ensure that training, consulting and loan programs work together seamlessly to meet client needs and ensure portfolio quality. Because WEV’s loan staff is small, the Program Manager also functions as a senior loan officer, providing direct consultations to borrowers seeking larger loans.
Working Solutions is hiring a Special Project Program Manager. Location: San Francisco, California.
Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), the Program Manager will coordinate all aspects of the Keeping Small Businesses in San Francisco pilot program. In partnership with Citi Community Development and the City of San Francisco, Working Solutions is launching an exciting new program to help San Francisco small businesses mitigate the challenges of rising rents and ensure a thriving small business community remains throughout the City. The goal of the program is: 1) to keep San Francisco businesses in their current spaces whenever possible; 2) to assist businesses in moving elsewhere, if needed; 3) to work with businesses to develop creative solutions to help them stay in business; or 4) to help small businesses close in the most cost effective way through succession planning, bringing on new partners and/or selling the business.