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Regional Project Director

Appleton, WI

This full-time leadership position is responsible for overall coordination and expansion of WWBIC’s business education and financial awareness programs in the north east region of Wisconsin.   The Project Director is accountable to meet and exceed program deliverables and client satisfaction.

The Project Director will direct education and outreach initiatives to ensure effective outcomes in the region, implement programs, and supervise and coach staff with positive influence.   In addition, he/she will serve as WWBIC’s liaison on partner/funder/co-provider teams to better serve clients.  The Director will develop & expand local/regional partnerships, while assisting in development activities through identifying leads, attending meetings, giving presentations and providing localized information.

The Project Director will work with other WWBIC regions to ensure strong cross-collaborations, foster process improvement, advance our statewide volunteer program, coordinate the scheduling/distribution of outreach materials, and work collaboratively on social media strategies.

The position requires a bachelor’s degree and at least 5 years of experience in economic development or private sector business along with direct program management and supervisory background.  Must have the ability to communicate effectively and work collaboratively with diverse audiences, both in groups and one-on-one.  The ability to work occasional evening and weekend hours and travel throughout the region is required.  Valid drivers license & proof of insurance required.  Working knowledge of micro-enterprise and small business in preferred.

The salary is competitive, depending on qualifications.  Benefits include health and dental coverage, 403(b) savings plan and more in a family-friendly environment.

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

WWBIC is an equal opportunity employer.

Education & Program Coordinator

Milwaukee, WI

This full time position has responsibility to lead the coordination of our volunteer program and support educational programming in our Greater Milwaukee market.  This will include coordination of classes and program related events, scheduling & confirming logistics and instructors, monitoring registration, marketing & promotion, preparation & set up, and attending classes and events as needed.

The coordinator will serve as the lead to administer our volunteer program.   This will include developing and implementing consistent practices for volunteer tracking, recruitment, orientation, and recognition for all regional offices, while ensuring our volunteers are actively engaged.  In addition, they will provide backup coverage for our front desk and share the story of WWBIC.

This position requires three to five years related work experience, preferably in program logistics/coordination or volunteer coordination and Bachelor degree or related experience.  Must possess professionalism, ability to multi-task and effectively meet deadlines, as well as strong organizational & communication skills.  Must have demonstrable Microsoft Office skills; database experience a plus.  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. 

The salary is competitive, depending on qualifications.  Benefits include health and dental coverage, 403(b) savings plan and more in a family-friendly environment.

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

WWBIC is an equal opportunity employer.

Education & Outreach Specialist

La Crosse, WI

The Education & Outreach Specialist, a limited-term part-time (10 hrs/wk) position, is responsible for administrative, program, and community outreach support for the greater La Crosse region. This work will specifically focus on connecting with entrepreneurs who are low-wealth, female, racially diverse, and/or an individual in other underserved populations. The Education & Outreach Specialist will have responsibility for a variety of administrative tasks 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, event/class promotion, and attending classes or events on behalf of WWBIC. In addition they will help recruit volunteers, support partnership building efforts, and represent WWBIC overall within the region at varying outreach activities.

The 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 are critical for success. Must have the ability to work occasional evening and weekend hours. Valid drivers license & proof of insurance is required, as there will be travel associated with this position.

This position involves telecommuting and the regular work schedule is flexible.

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

WWBIC is an equal opportunity employer.

Bilingual Loan Officer

Milwaukee, WI

This full time position is responsible for producing approved, closed and disbursed loans and for expansion of WWBIC’s micro lending programs with a focus on Hispanic, bi-lingual and Spanish-speaking clients. Core responsibilities include:  Identify, analyze, underwrite and close loan applications; develop and foster key relationships to ensure collaborative partnerships with area financial institutions and other sources for loan referrals; represent WWBIC at community and professional functions, conferences and meetings and provide exceptional service to loan clients.

This position requires a genuine desire to work with business owners of diverse ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds.   Bachelor’s degree, 3-5 years solid work experience in lending, banking, bank sales, underwriting or accounting, and written and oral Spanish-language fluency is required.  In addition strong analytical and organization skills, the ability to multitask and meet deadlines and strong customer service skills are needed.   Commercial banking or experience in small business financing or community development lending is preferred. Must have valid drivers license and proof of insurance as position requires local travel.  

Benefits include health and dental coverage, 403(b) savings plan and more in a family-friendly environment. To apply, please email a letter of application, resume & salary requirements to patricia.lohmann@wwbic.com.

WWBIC is an equal opportunity employer.

Small Business Consultant

Appleton, WI

This full-time position is responsible for delivery and coordination of WWBIC’s business assistance programs in 12 county Northeast Region. Core responsibilities include: assessing needs and providing direct one-on-one or small group technical assistance and counseling to WWBIC loan clients; conducting business site visits; promoting awareness of client businesses; performing comprehensive review of business plans including marketing, financial goals, financial statements, and projections; developing action plans to achieve business goals and monitoring progress; and assisting clients in creating cash flow projections and financial analysis for guidance in making decisions.

In addition there is also responsibility for performing targeted outreach and partnership efforts in designated rural northeast Wisconsin counties and for coordinating and expanding WWBIC’s small business education and lending programs in that same market.  The Consultant will increase awareness of WWBIC’s services and resources and promote the usage of educational and lending products.  In addition they will assess the needs  of new and existing prospective loan clients and provide direct business advice, monitor progress and document outcomes.

This position requires a genuine desire to work with small business owners of diverse ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds.  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 is required. Having been a small business owner previously is preferred. Some travel and evening/weekend hours required

The salary is competitive, depending on qualifications.  Benefits include health and dental coverage, 403(b) savings plan and more in a family-friendly environment. To apply, please email a letter of application, resume & salary requirements to patricia.lohmann@wwbic.com.

WWBIC is an equal opportunity employer.

Kiva – Capital Access Manager

Madison, WI

In Wisconsin, several community organizations have joined together to expand access to Kiva loans for micro-businesses who are not able to obtain financing through traditional channels.  By having local Kiva experts based in Wisconsin, we can reach more entrepreneurs and open more doors of opportunity for them.  Organizing collaborators in launching Kiva Madison include the City of Madison, Madison Gas & Electric, the Doyenne Group and WWBIC.   The Kiva Madison Lead will be responsible for the growth and development of the Kiva program among small business owners and supporters in the greater Madison area.  Key responsibilities of the role include:  identifying opportunities to promote Kiva to entrepreneurs in greater Madison by leveraging borrower virality, community events, partnership development, and creative marketing strategies; meeting goals to support small business owners in the region and creating a framework for continued growth and sustainability; targeting and supporting the most vulnerable and financially excluded pockets of entrepreneurs in greater Madison, especially women and minority owned businesses; and  identifying and managing relationships with stakeholders and partner organizations in greater Madison.   

This position requires at least two years’ experience in sales, business development, program management, political campaigns, or related role; with an existing network in Madison.   Must be highly independent, proactive and entrepreneurial. You need to be a self-starter who is comfortable with ambiguity and often defining your own direction.  Must be positive and enthusiastic with a deep passion for the work of Kiva and expanding economic opportunity in greater Madison.  In addition the ability to manage several projects, be flexible and comfortable with change and thrive on meeting goals is needed.

The position will be based in Madison and hosted by WWBIC.  The successful candidate will work in a friendly, supportive, and forward-thinking environment with a team of engaged colleagues.  The Kiva Lead will be a WWBIC employee, eligible for benefits including health and dental coverage, 403(b) savings plan, PTO and more.  To apply, please email a letter of application, resume & salary requirements to patricia.lohmann@wwbic.com.

WWBIC is an equal opportunity employer.

Regional Project Director

Madison, WI

This full-time leadership position is responsible for overall coordination and expansion of WWBIC’s business education and financial awareness programs in the south central region of Wisconsin.   The Project Director is accountable to meet and exceed program deliverables and client satisfaction

The Project Director will direct education and outreach initiatives to ensure effective outcomes in the region, implement programs, and supervise and coach staff with positive influence.   In addition, he/she will serve as WWBIC’s liaison on partner/funder/co-provider teams to better serve clients.  The Director will develop & expand local/regional partnerships, while assisting in development activities through identifying leads, attending meetings, giving presentations and providing localized information.

The Project Director will work with other WWBIC regions to ensure strong cross-collaborations, foster process improvement, advance our statewide volunteer program, coordinate the scheduling/distribution of outreach materials, and work collaboratively on social media strategies.

The position requires a bachelor’s degree and at least 5 years of experience in economic development or private sector business along with direct program management and supervisory background.  Must have the ability to communicate effectively and work collaboratively with diverse audiences, both in groups and one-on-one.  The ability to work occasional evening and weekend hours and travel throughout the region is required.  Valid drivers license & proof of insurance required.  Working knowledge of micro-enterprise and small business in preferred.

The salary is competitive, depending on qualifications.  Benefits include health and dental coverage, 403(b) savings plan and more in a family-friendly environment. To apply, please email a letter of application, resume & salary requirements to patricia.lohmann@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 patricia.lohmann@wwbic.com

WWBIC is an equal opportunity employer.

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