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Coffee Café Manager

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 (24-28 hours/week) Supervisor/Manager who has a passion for fostering a great customer experience, coaching team members, growing business, collaborating with key partners and suppliers, and caring about the social issues that our mission is based on. Qualified candidates will ideally have at least three years of retail or food service management experience, familiarity with catering and cash flow & inventory management knowledge. Experience in the coffee industry is a must! In addition, proficiency with Microsoft Word/Excel, scheduling experience, creative skills in marketing and strong written and verbal communication are needed. Must be able to demonstrate the ability to multi-task, prioritize and work independently. Should have great interpersonal skills and the ability to thoughtfully react to a variety of situations faced on any given day. Must have a valid driver’s license and proof of insurance and meet applicable food management licensing requirements. Local travel, and occasional weekend or evening hours may be expected, particularly for special events. Must be able to lift 40 pounds.

Visit our websites at www.wwbic.com & www.coffeewithaconscience.net

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

WWBIC is an equal opportunity employer.

Vice President, Programs & Operations

Milwaukee, WI

The VP of Programs & Operations is a full-time position, based out of our Milwaukee office, responsible for directing and expanding WWBIC’s programs and services with a focus on internal operations and process improvement.

They will actively participate on WWBIC’s senior management team to provide leadership to the organization while working collaboratively to set and support agency direction, consistent policies and procedures, and strategic plan implementation.  The VP will lead WWBIC’s Programs and Services team to meet or exceed all WWBIC and funder goals and measure/improve effectiveness of programs, lead WWBIC’s Advancement team to improve information collection, flow and communication and oversee efforts for development, marketing, grants administration/compliance, funder contracts, and client information management and oversee the Human Resources functions for the agency.  In addition, they will supervise and coach staff with positive influence to achieve results that are in the best interest of the organization; manage ongoing, day to day operations and systems across teams, ensuring consistency, efficiency, exemplary customer service and best practices to achieve strategic goals; set goals and direction for team work flow, analysis, metrics, timelines, continuous improvement activities; and orchestrate and support cross-functional team building and problem solving.

The position requires a minimum 10 years of  experience in economic development, community lending or private sector business leadership and a Bachelor’s degree. Solid nonprofit management experience and an advanced degree is preferred

In addition, a track record with cross-team operations, supervision of managerial staff, stakeholder relations and financial accountability along with  strong organizational, presentation, management, and communication skills is needed. A holistic, systematic approach to organizational issues of a fast-paced and growing organization is required.  Working knowledge of community development, small business needs and social entrepreneurship is preferred.

Benefits include full health and dental coverage, 403(b) savings plan and more in a professional & friendly environment. 

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

WWBIC is an equal opportunity employer.

Loan Officer

Racine/Kenosha, WI

The Loan Officer has responsibility to produce approved, closed and disbursed microloans and for expansion of WWBIC’s micro lending programs focusing on Milwaukee’s targeted community development areas.  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, maintain a presence in the community to facilitate loan production, represent WWBIC at community and professional functions, conferences and meetings and maintain on going loan client contact.

This position requires a genuine desire to work with business owners of diverse ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds.   Bachelor’s degree, at least 5 years solid work experience in commercial banking or underwriting, strong analytical and organization skills, the ability to multitask and meet deadlines and strong communication skills are required.  Must have valid driver’s license and proof of insurance as position requires local travel.   Experience in small business financing or community development lending is preferred. SBA loan origination experience is a plus.

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

WWBIC is an equal opportunity employer.

Program Assistant

Milwaukee, WI

This part–time position (25-29 hours/week) is responsible for providing administrative support primarily in the areas of development, grant compliance, client data support, and marketing.

The Program Assistant will have responsibility to complete data entry functions, provide maintenance of our database, work with Excel spreadsheets and support other administrative staff with special events, projects or interim phone coverage. They will support development efforts through record-keeping, follow up correspondence, and gathering statistics. In addition, they will complete a variety of administrative tasks to include filing, mail merges/mailings, preparing reports, and revising PowerPoints. This position also supports marketing efforts, including creating email marketing communications and printed promotional materials.

The position requires 1-3 years in an administrative position, a high school diploma, and solid Microsoft Office experience, as well as experience using Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign and Illustrator). An Associates degree is preferred. Strong verbal communication skills, accurate typing skills, organizational skills and a keen eye for detail are a must. Flexibility, a positive attitude and the ability to manage large volumes of work in a busy office is vital.

We offer a professional and friendly work environment and competitive salary. To apply, please submit letter of interest, resume and salary requirements to patricia.lohmann@wwbic.com

WWBIC is an equal opportunity employer.

Lending Outreach & Education Specialist

Milwaukee, WI

This limited term (3 year), part-time (10 hours/wk) position is responsible for outreach regarding WWBIC’s small business lending and education programs, focused on urban Milwaukee communities. Core responsibilities include: assist with  outreach efforts to increase awareness of WWBIC’s resources and services; attend or staff events; identify potential loan clients and opportunities; and foster and develop key relationships to build collaborative partnerships with area economic development organizations and private sector entities.

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.  In addition, organization, attention to detail and computer skills are needed.  Must have valid drivers license and proof of insurance as position required local travel. Previous experience serving low to moderate income individuals is preferred. 

To apply, please submit letter of interest, resume and 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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