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We are currently recruiting for several passionate individuals to join our Project Optimize team. These positions are located statewide and are limited term engagements.

WWBIC’s Project Optimize is a targeted initiative to provide education, training and business coaching to women and socially/economically disadvantaged business owners who have been affected by Covid-19.  Not only will we triage and support businesses today, but also during the road to recovery ahead. Optimizing is about making the most effective use of a situation, opportunity or resource. It’s about being part of the solution!

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Project Optimize Outreach & Support Specialist

One full-time, limited term position: Racine/Kenosha/Walworth

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This full time position is responsible for program, administrative, and community outreach support for a designated area. This work will focus on connecting with entrepreneurs who are low-wealth, female, racially diverse, and/or individuals in other underserved populations – particularly businesses adversely affected by Covid-19. The Specialist is responsible for a variety of administrative functions that support our educational programming, events, and regional staff. This may include class preparation & set up, collecting payments & required forms, coordinating meeting logistics and materials, data entry, event/class promotion, supporting online webinar details and attending classes or events on behalf of WWBIC. Position will work collaboratively with other departments and team members.

This role will help recruit volunteers, support partnership building efforts, and represent WWBIC overall within the region at varying outreach activities, along with performing targeted outreach and partnership efforts in designated rural communities to increase awareness of WWBIC’s services and resources and promote the usage of educational and lending products.

This position requires 3 years of experience in an administrative position and a high school diploma or GED. An Associate degree, as well as experience working with small business or in economic development is preferred. Must have solid Microsoft Office skills and the ability to function independently in a fast-paced work environment. Excellent relationship building, flexibility, resourcefulness, organization and communication skills and professionalism are critical for success. Must have the ability to work occasional evening and weekend hours. Valid driver’s license & proof of insurance is required, as some travel is associated with this position.

Benefits for full time positions include health and dental coverage, 403(b) savings plan and more. To apply, please email a letter of application, resume & salary requirements to Jobs@wwbic.com

WWBIC is an equal opportunity employer.

Project Optimize Small Business Advisor

One full-time, limited term position: Greater Milwaukee

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This full time position is responsible for working with business owners and entrepreneurs directly affected by Covid-19. Core responsibilities include conducting quick assessments and triaging needs of small businesses. The Advisor will be the liaison between education and lending departments to ensure these businesses receive the most appropriate services for their situation. The Advisor will review business plans, discuss financing and resource options, prepare clients to be loan-ready, and ensure required loan documents are assembled to expedite access to appropriate resources and business capital. Particular focus will be to ensure clients understand and know how to access emergency relief capital such as SBA, CDBG, WWBIC or others. The Advisor will work with other team members to assist in facilitating group mentoring and/or training sessions to help clients mitigate the current pandemic and prepare for the future as well as assist with the annual Road to Recovery Resource Fair.

This position requires a genuine desire to work with business owners of diverse ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds. A Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience, 3 years related work experience, preferably with small business or in economic development, and strong communication and interpersonal skills with diverse audiences is required. Excellent relationship building, flexibility, resourcefulness, organization and communication skills and professionalism are vital for success. Strong organization, attention to detail and computer skills are needed. Previous experience serving low to moderate income individuals is preferred. Valid driver’s license & proof of insurance is required, as there will be travel associated with this position. May include some evening or weekend hours.

Benefits for full time positions include health and dental coverage, 403(b) savings plan and more. To apply, please email a letter of application, resume & salary requirements to Jobs@wwbic.com

WWBIC is an equal opportunity employer.

Project Optimize Hispanic Business Assistance Coordinator 

One full-time, limited term position: Appleton

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This part time (20 hours/week) limited term position will work to deepen WWBIC’s reach and support to Latino/Hispanic businesses, especially those affected by Covid-19. Position is responsible for promoting and supporting WWBIC’s education, lending and financial capability programs for Hispanic, bi-lingual and Spanish-speaking clients in the designated region. Working collaboratively with other team members, the Coordinator will develop, coordinate and implement specific outreach efforts as well as foster new and further grow key relationships to ensure strong partnerships with area economic development organizations and other non-profit or private sector entities. The position will also assess client needs and provide direct business advice and guidance via one-on-one consultation, workshops, or small group counseling on business sustainability, financial wellbeing and pivot strategies. Will work with other departments to connect clients with applicable WWBIC resources.

The position requires a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience and 3-5 years related work experience preferably working with small business or in economic development in the Hispanic community. Must be able to communicate effectively with diverse audiences and have  written and oral Spanish-language fluency. Excellent relationship building, flexibility, resourcefulness, organization and communication skills and professionalism are critical for success. Valid driver’s license & proof of insurance is required, as there will be travel associated with this position. May include some evening or weekend hours.

To apply, please email a letter of application, resume & salary requirements to Jobs@wwbic.com

WWBIC is an equal opportunity employer.

Additional WWBIC Job Opportunities

Join the WWBIC Team! Below are additional job opportunities at WWBIC.

Program Assistant

Madison, WI

 
This part time (16-20 hours per week) position is primarily responsible for providing administrative support for the educational programs and services provided by WWBIC. The Program Assistant will complete data entry of client information in our database and support activities related to promotion and marketing of classes. In addition, the Assistant will support class & event logistics, enrollment, material preparation and collection of required documents and may attend education events to complete registration of clients and introduce the instructor. The Assistant will provide back up for the front desk/phone. The position requires 1-3 years of solid program or administrative support experience, excellent organizational skills, attention to detail, ability to meet deadlines and professionalism. Must be able to communicate effectively with diverse audiences and have strong MS Office (particularly Microsoft Word and Excel) skills. Flexibility, a positive attitude and the ability to manage multiple tasks is vital. Bi-Lingual skills and Database experience is strongly preferred. Valid driver’s license required as position may require local travel.

To apply, please email a letter of application, resume & salary requirements to Jobs@wwbic.com

WWBIC is an equal opportunity employer.

Credit Analyst

Madison, WI

This part–time (20 hours/week) limited term (through December 2021) position is responsible for producing approved loans and coordinating and expanding WWBIC’s small business and micro lending programs.

The Analyst will underwrite loan applications and present comprehensive loan packages with sound financial projections for approval.   They will work closely with our clients during the loan intake and underwriting process to monitor progress, collect data & documentation and identify business assistance needs.

The Analyst will take steps to remain current on trends in community capital  and microenterprise industries, while meeting set goals for their assigned area.

The position requires a Bachelor’s degree and at least 2 years of experience in commercial banking, under writing or accounting.  Strong written and verbal communication skills & Microsoft Office skills are needed.  Familiarity with small business financing and loan servicing software is desired.  Must be able to work with a diverse community and work occasional evening or weekend hours. Valid drivers license and proof of insurance is required for local travel.

To apply, please email a letter of application, resume & salary requirements to Jobs@wwbic.com

WWBIC is an equal opportunity employer.

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