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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 Outreach & Support Specialist

One full-time, limited term position: Racine/Kenosha/Walworth
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
One part-time (20-25 hours), limited term positions: Racine/Kenosha

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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.

Additional WWBIC Job Opportunities

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

Small Business Consultant Manager

Milwaukee, WI

This full-time leadership position is responsible for overall coordination and delivery of WWBIC’s small business assistance programs statewide.

The Manager will train, mentor and coach the Small Business Consultant team with positive influence to achieve results that are in the best interest of WWBIC and our clients. The Manager will work with the team to ensure that WWBIC’s statewide assistance is coordinated and delivered in a well-planned, timely and quality fashion. They will work closely with our Education and Lending group members to provide input into planning work in order to accomplish the larger team goals, including deliverables for each market.                                

This working Manager will also provide guidance to a diverse case load of small business owners who are new or existing WWBIC loan clients, monitoring progress, documenting outcomes, creating action pans, facilitating networking opportunities, and promoting awareness of client businesses.

In addition, the Manager will direct and track specialty projects as needed. .

Requirements include a minimum of five years of experience in small business planning, business development and/or business counseling along with a Bachelor degree or equivalent experience. Previous supervisory experience is needed. Must possess professionalism, ability to multi-task and effectively meet deadlines, as well as strong organizational & communication skills. Microsoft office experience is needed.   The ability to manage large volumes of work in a busy office is vital. Valid driver’s license and proof of insurance on vehicle used is required as position requires local travel. Evening/occasional weekend work can be expected.

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.

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