Industry Job Board

Employment Opportunities in the Micro Enterprise Sector

To submit a job announcement for a micro enterprise 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.


The Washington State Microenterprise Association is hiring an Executive Director. Location: Federal Way, Washington.

The Washington State Microenterprise Association (WSMA) is a statewide association of organizations, agencies and individuals dedicated to furthering microenterprise development in Washington.  Established in 2005, WSMA’s mission is to drive a healthy economy by: connecting and broadening resources, generating investment, and advocating for policies and systems that promote and embrace small businesses and a culture of entrepreneurship.

This is a part-time position that may lead to full-time.  The ideal candidate will have a combination of knowledge and experience in the following core areas:  association management, economic and organizational development, advocacy and public policy, fund development, financial management, communications, and nonprofit management.  WSMA is currently located in Federal Way, WA however office location may be negotiable for the right candidate.

Posted 12/16/14


Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center is hiring a Grants Writer/Grants Manager. Location: San Francisco, California.

Renaissance seeks an experienced Grant Writer to join our development team and enhance our ability to secure new and continuing sources of funding. Reporting to the Development Director, the Grant Writer is responsible for supporting Renaissance’s annual fundraising goals through securing grants from corporate, foundation and government sources.  Our new colleague will research, prepare, submit and track grant proposals; s/he enjoys working in a fast-paced, dynamic team environment and brings great attention to detail, the ability to multitask, a high level of organization and excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.

Posted 12/16/14


Working Solutions is hiring a Director of Development. Location: San Francisco, California.

Working Solutions seeks a dynamic and energetic self-starter to lead an ambitious fund development strategy designed to increase the organization’s contributed revenue base. This is a new position to the organization. Donor cultivation and a focus on building our major gifts program will be a crucial part of the Director of Development’s role. Working in close-partnership with the CEO, s/he will develop effective strategies for identifying top prospects and then design and implement targeted cultivation strategies that skillfully deploy the skills and talents of the CEO, key Board members, and other important stakeholders. This position reports to the CEO and supervises a Marketing & Development Associate.

For more information, visit www.workingsolutions.org/careers.

Posted 12/3/14


Working Solutions is hiring a Loan Portfolio Officer. Location: San Francisco, California.

This position is responsible for the daily administration of the loan portfolio for Working Solutions. Essential functions include: (1) managing the loan closing process; (2) maintenance of the portfolio management system; (3) ensuring compliance with funder covenants and government regulations; (4) managing the collections process; and, (5) managing the Portfolio Quality Review process.

For more information, visit www.workingsolutions.org/careers.

Posted 12/3/14


Opportunity Fund is hiring a Grants Officer. Location: San Jose, California.

Opportunity Fund is seeking a highly qualified, highly motivated Grants Officer to be responsible for securing revenue from foundation, corporate, and government sources. Under the general direction of the Major Gifts Director, the Grants Officer will manage, write, and submit grant proposals and reports and will conduct other cultivation and solicitation activities as required for institutional donors. The Grants Officer will ensure timely and accurate maintenance of all foundation and corporate gifts and government funding, including tracking donor information, solicitation, and recognition activities. The Grants Officer will also be responsible for tracking pledges, payments, reporting, and timely acknowledgement.

Posted 11/13/14


Opportunity Fund is hiring a Micro Finance Area Manager. Location: Santa Cruz, California.

Opportunity Fund is seeking a qualified Small Business Loan Consultant that will generate qualified loan applications and meet or exceed monthly sales quotas for business loans up to $25,000. Qualified candidates will have demonstrated the ability to cover a specific geographic territory, establish a presence within a community to generate referrals, and source leads that meet Opportunity Fund’s lending criteria and mission.  Opportunity Fund’s target market includes informal cash-based businesses with no credit and limited documentation to businesses with up to $250,000 in sales and 5-10 employees.

Posted 11/13/14


California Capital Women’s Business Center is hiring a Small Business Counselor/Coach. Location: Sacramento, California.

GENERAL STATEMENT: Provide business counseling to entrepreneurs and existing business related to starting a business, financing, growth, personnel and organizational issues, marketing and other topics which may be appropriate to the situation.

Posted 10/20/14


California FarmLink is hiring a Finance Director. Location: Santa Cruz, California.

California FarmLink is seeking an experienced Finance Director to manage the finance, accounting, and related functions. Founded in 1999, California FarmLink is at an exciting inflection point. FarmLink has historically been a technical assistance provider and more recently launched a direct farm microloan program, became a CDFI (community development financial institution), and with a small staff, closed 25-30 loans totaling $600-800K per year for the past 2 years.

This is an existing position that reports to the Executive Director and manages one staff (Staff Accountant). This position is responsible for the oversight of the financial management of the organization.

Posted 10/9/14


The U.S. Small Business Administration is hiring a Public Affairs Specialist. Location: Los Angeles, California.

The Los Angeles District Office of the U.S. Small Business Administration is seeking qualified candidates to apply for the position of Public Information Officer. Please click on the link for information about the position and how to apply. All applications must be submitted electronically.

Posted 9/30/14


Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center is hiring a Program Director. Location: San Francisco, California.

Renaissance seeks a passionate, experienced colleague with expertise in small business and economic development to lead programs in our San Francisco South of Market (SOMA) location. Programs and services at Renaissance SOMA are evolving and growing rapidly; this is a key position in optimizing our largest program site and in strategic growth and impact across the Bay Area. The ideal candidate has proven experience in program design and management, small business, and leadership in collaborating and working with diverse clients and community stakeholders.

Posted 9/25/14


The U.S. Small Business Administration is hiring a Lender Relations Specialist. Location: Los Angeles, California.

The Los Angeles District Office of the U.S. Small Business Administration is in search of qualified candidates for the position of Lender Relations Specialist. Lender Relations Specialist; GS-1101-11/12; Office of Field Operations, Region IX, Los Angeles District Office; Open to U.S. Citizens and Status Candidates. Please see the announcement and details on how to apply by clicking on the link. All applications must be submitted electronically.

Posted 9/23/14


California Capital is hiring a Program Director – Procurement Technical Assistance Center. Location: Sacramento, California.

The PTAC Program Director will manage oversight of all PTAC day to day operations. This includes all PTAC programs, events and staff, in addition to program compliance and program reporting as required by the Defense Logistics Agency.

The PTAC will deliver quality, cost effective, and expeditious counseling to PTAC clients for obtaining government contracts. This will include general counseling on business development, which involves knowledge of how to create professional relationships with government program managers and contracting officers, as well as with prime contractors. A working knowledge of best business practices specifically for performing on government contracts is required, which shall include a pragmatic knowledge of Federal Acquisition Regulation, as well as State procurement regulations.

Posted 9/17/14


California Capital is hiring a Procurement Counselor. Location: Sacramento, California.

The Procurement Counselor will deliver quality, cost effective, and expeditious counseling to PTAC clients for obtaining government contracts. This will include general counseling on business development, which involves knowledge of how to create professional relationships with government program managers and contracting officers, as well as with prime contractors. A working knowledge of best business practices specifically for performing on government contracts is required, which shall include a pragmatic knowledge of Federal Acquisition Regulation, as well as State procurement regulations.

Posted 9/17/14