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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 one-year limited term engagements.

WWBIC’s Project Optimize is a targeted, one-year 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 Small Business Advisor

Four full-time, limited term positions: Greater Milwaukee, Greater Madison/Southwest, Racine/Kenosha, Appleton/Green Bay

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This position is responsible for working with business owners and entrepreneurs directly affected by Covid-19. Core responsibilities include conduct quick business assessments, triage needs, and be the liaison between WWBIC departments to ensure clients receive the most appropriate services for their situation (pre-loan counseling). 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 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 Business Resource Coach

Four full-time, limited term positions: Greater Milwaukee, Greater Madison/Southwest, Racine/Kenosha, Appleton/Green Bay

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This position is responsible for delivery and coordination of business coaching and resource tools in a designated region.  Core responsibilities include assessing needs and providing direct one-on-one or small group technical assistance to businesses adversely affected by Covid-19, which may include WWBIC education clients, small business owners from the community, or new WWBIC borrowers (especially those receiving short-term, emergency relief funding). Guidance provided will include topics such as marketing, comprehensive business plan review, financial goals/statements, cash flow, action plans to pivot business strategies, and creating emergency preparedness plans.  Role may also include support of business owner round tables and networking/recovery events.  In addition the Coach will work collaboratively to research, compile and maintain a tool-kit/library of key management resources and identified industry intelligence for WWBIC clients and team members. 

This position requires a genuine desire to work with small business owners of diverse ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds.  A Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience, 3-5 years solid work experience, preferably in small business planning, business development, or business counseling along with strong communication skills and professionalism are required. Knowledge of small business practices in retail, food/beverage, tourism, services or rural helpful.  Having been a small business owner previously 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 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 Outreach & Support Specialist

Two full-time, limited term positions: Racine/Kenosha/Walworth; Appleton/Green Bay
One part-time (20 hours), limited term position: Madison

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This 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 culture. 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 Hispanic Business Assistance Coordinator (bilingual)

One full-time, limited term position: Milwaukee
Two part-time (20-25 hours), limited term positions: Racine/Kenosha; Madison

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This 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 synergistic 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.

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 Online Class/Content Coordinator

One full-time, limited term position: can be located anywhere in Wisconsin; will work statewide

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This position will be responsible to coordinate and support team members in conducting WWBIC’s online workshops, webinars, client meetings and on-demand classes. In collaboration with the Education and Volunteer Manager, position will assist in scheduling and supporting technology/data needs such as Zoom, Skype, Constant Contact, MS Teams and others as needed. Will coordinate/train staff on new podcasting tools and conduct staff training on related tools, including a “train-the-trainer” format. The Coordinator will work collaboratively with other team members to maintain and update content on WWBIC’s online resource, Initiate Portal, and provide usage/issues reports.

A Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience and 2-4 years in video conferencing, online education models or related technology experience is required. Must have strong digital tool skills, demonstrable ability with Microsoft Office (particularly MS Teams), video telecommunication technology, strong verbal and written communication skills with diverse audiences, keen troubleshooting ability and attention to detail. Ability to prioritize and manage large volumes of work with multiple deadlines is vital. The ideal candidate is professional, flexible, calm when technology doesn’t cooperate, positive and able to communicate effectively and work collaboratively with diverse audiences, both in groups and one-on-one. Valid driver’s license & proof of insurance is required, as there may be travel associated with this position. May include some evening or weekend hours.

Benefits 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 Marketing Specialist

One full-time, limited term position: can be located anywhere in Wisconsin; will work statewide

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This position is responsible for supporting WWBIC’s Project Optimize efforts primarily through digital marketing and training strategies that communicate our brand professionally and consistently. Working closely with the VP of Programs & Operations and Marketing & Communications Manager, the Specialist will expand WWBIC’s social media presence; collaborate in defining and documenting social media protocols; compile or develop inventive sales and customer services approaches and tools that our front-line team can use with clients affected by Covid-19; support efforts to update and expand WWBIC’s website; and assist in creating a variety of related promotional pieces and coordinating special events. Position will collaborate with other WWBIC departments on projects and train WWBIC staff /clients on use and adaptation of social media strategies, including a “train-the-trainer” format.

A Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience and 2-4 years background preferably in marketing, social media or related areas is required. Must have familiarity and skill with written communication, website content management and event planning support. Demonstrable experience utilizing numerous professional social media sites/tools and Microsoft Office (particularly Microsoft Word, PowerPoint) skills required. Strong verbal and written communication skills with diverse audiences, professionalism, organizational prowess and attention to detail is needed. Ability to prioritize and manage large volumes of work with multiple deadlines is vital. Valid driver’s license & proof of insurance is required, as there may be travel associated with this position.

Benefits 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 Financial Coach

One part-time (20 hours), limited term position: Milwaukee

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This part-time position is responsible for providing coaching and services to businesses and entrepreneurs adversely affected by Covid-19. Through one-on-one and small group interaction, the Coach will work to increase personal money management skills that are tied closely to business owners’ abilities to manage business finances and increase financial well-being. Addressing current issues and creating emergency fund plans and strategies to proactively mitigate possible future crises is key. Working collaboratively with the Senior Financial Coach and other team members, the position will provide support to WWBIC’s financial capability initiative and create a Financial Capability Toolkit usable for a broad range of WWBIC staff and clients.

This position requires a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience and a minimum of 3 years related work experience, preferably in social work/case management, coaching or financial capability programs. Experience working with programs serving individuals with disabilities, low-to-moderate income and other traditionally underserved populations is preferred. This ideal candidate is professional, flexible, positive and able to communicate effectively and work collaboratively with diverse audiences, both in groups and one-on-one. Valid driver’s license & proof of insurance is required, as some travel is associated with this position.

 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.

Co-Director of the Veterans Business Outreach Center

Milwaukee, WI

The Co-Director is responsible for directing the implementation and execution of the VBOC Cooperative Agreement in Minnesota and Wisconsin. The Director will develop vision & strategy, direct & monitor related programming and manage the budget. They will coordinate and conduct Boots to Business/Reboot events throughout the service area, build partnerships and develop and maintain close working relationships with organizations and universities serving veterans, and work with WWBIC to develop and launch innovative initiatives and training to service the veteran populations.

The position requires a bachelor’s degree and related experience along with the ability to travel extensively both within WI, MN and nationally. Significant experience administering veteran entrepreneurship programs, experience in higher education administration, government or other public sector organization and previous business ownership experience is preferred. Valid driver’s license & proof of insurance is required.

Benefits 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.

Barista

Milwaukee, WI

Coffee With A Conscience® (CWAC) is the social business venture of the Wisconsin Women’s Business Initiative Corporation (WWBIC). We operate a café and provide catering at Schlitz Park. 

We are seeking a part-time (approx. 16-20 hours/week) Barista to serve up some delicious coffee, awesome customer service, and excitement for our cause.  Main hours are Monday – Friday between 6am – 3:30pm.

Specific responsibilities include:  Providing top-notch service and high quality beverages to café customers, ensuring a clean/organized environment, perform open & close duties, cash handling, and representing CWAC at events as needed.

Previous retail customer service and barista experience, professional & friendly communication skills, and reliability are needed.  Must be able to multi-task and work efficiently in a fast paced environment.

To apply, please submit letter of interest, resume and salary requirements to Jobs@wwbic.com

WWBIC is an equal opportunity employer.

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