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.
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 an Executive Assistant. Location: San Francisco, CA.
The Executive Assistant provides administrative assistance to the C-Suite Leadership Team, primarily the CEO. The Executive Assistant will handle a wide variety of business tasks/situations and be responsible for confidential and time sensitive material in a fast paced, dynamic setting. As a liaison to both internal and external stakeholders, the Executive Assistant will solve problems and make decisions within general parameters. The Executive Assistant is also responsible for assisting in the coordination of projects between the CEO and staff, the Board of Directors, donors, and community partners. A highly inquisitive, tenacious and detail-oriented individual is needed to complete the wide-range of tasks that may be requested. The Executive Assistant’s experience and judgment will be essential in planning and accomplishing goals as will their ability to multitask and prioritize with minimal supervision. The Executive Assistance had demonstrated ability to manage critical administrative aspects, allowing the CEO to optimize her time and organizational leadership.
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.
Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center is hiring a Manager of Women’s Programs. Location: San Francisco, CA.
Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center is looking for a passionate and experienced colleague to lead our programs for women entrepreneurs at all stages of business start-up and growth. Renaissance helps low-income, high-potential Bay Area women – who represent 70% of our clients – in taking critical steps towards achieving economic stability for themselves and their families through small business ownership.
Renaissance is a 501(c)3 non-for-profit social impact organization. We have been building better communities for more than 30 years by helping to bring thousands of small businesses to market, transforming the lives of their owners and creating sustainable jobs, economic vitality, and vibrant neighborhoods. Renaissance operates four program centers and multiple off-site programs throughout the San Francisco Bay Area; this position will be based out of Renaissance’s South of Market Center.
We are an equal opportunity employer, committed and thriving thru diversity with respect to age, ancestry, color, ethnicity, gender, marital status, medical condition, national origin, race, sexual orientation, veteran status and physical abilities.
The Workforce Development Board is hiring an Executive Director. Location: Oakland, CA.
The City of Oakland is seeking a dynamic and accomplished leader with a passion for workforce development and training to step into an exempt position of Executive DirectorWorkforce Development Board (Project Manager III) within the Economic & Workforce Development Department.
The Executive Director plans, organizes, and directs the activities of the Workforce Development Board (WDB) and serves as the Mayor’s liaison to the WDB. Under administrative direction within the Economic & Workforce Development Department, the Executive Director is responsible for developing innovative workforce strategies that help businesses, individuals and industries achieve and sustain economic vitality in the Oakland community; developing and maintaining relationships with federal, state and local funding sources for employment and training programs; overseeing the system administration function the City provides under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) including budgeting, contracting with service providers, and monitoring performance; assigning, reviewing, and supervising staff; and performing related duties as assigned.
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.
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.
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.