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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. Due to COVID-19, remote work is currently available.

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 Small Business Advisor

One full-time, limited term positions: Appleton

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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.  

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.

WWBIC offers a professional & friendly environment, flexible schedules, remote work opportunities and competitive benefits. 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

One full-time, limited term positions: Madison

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This full time position is responsible for delivery and coordination of business coaching and resource tools in the southcentral 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.

WWBIC offers a professional & friendly environment, flexible schedules, remote work opportunities and competitive benefits. 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

One full-time, limited term position: Appleton

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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

WWBIC offers a professional & friendly environment, flexible schedules, remote work opportunities and competitive benefits. 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. Due to COVID-19, remote work is currently available.

Vice President, Development and Communications

Full-time | Milwaukee, WI

WWBIC is currently adding a new senior leadership position to our dynamic team. The VP of Development & Communications is a full-time position, based out of our Milwaukee headquarters, responsible for directing WWBIC’s development, grant compliance, strategic plan management, and communications/marketing functions.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • 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
  • Lead the development and grant procurement efforts to ensure WWBIC’s long-term financial health and sustainability. Collaborate closely with President/CVO and the development team to manage and grow current funder relationships; uncover and cultivate new public, corporate, foundation and major-gift donors. Focus on local, regional and rural fund development statewide to strengthen overall fundraising capacity
  • Ensure overall funding/grants administration processes are accurate, meaningful and timely. Improve grant and funder tracking systems
  • Lead agency marketing, communications and branding efforts. With staff foster, improve and direct coordinated internal and external communication strategies, including social media
  • With President and Vice Presidents, support and guide HR and Administrative efforts
  • With Board and management leaders, coordinate and shepherd WWBIC’s three-year Strategic Plan.  Implement and manage communication strategies and tracking tools
  • Supervise and coach staff (paid, consultant, volunteer) with positive influence to achieve results that are in the best interest of the organization. Set priorities, goals and direction; provide support, guidance, encouragement and professional development to team members.

 

THE IDEAL CANDIDATE

  • Minimum 10 years experience in a leadership position in funding/development, preferably in nonprofit, economic development or related industry
  • Bachelor’s degree required; Advanced degree preferred
  • Must have long-term, demonstrated experience of bringing in new donors, particularly from foundations, corporations and high-wealth individuals
  • Experience with supervision of managerial staff, cross-team operations, stakeholder relations and financial accountability required. Must possess a holistic, systematic approach to organizational issues of a fast-paced and growing organization
  • Program creation and implementation experience required. Strong communication, organizational, presentation and creative skills along with the ability to engage a wide range of diverse donors and team members to build long-term relationships needed
  • Working knowledge of community development, small business needs and social entrepreneurship is preferred
  • Flexible, enthusiastic, positive, team focused, with a passion for WWBIC’s mission

 

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

WWBIC is an equal opportunity employer.

Marketing and Communications Manager

Full-time | Milwaukee, WI

The Marketing Communications Manager​ is a full-time position, based out of our Milwaukee headquarters and this position is responsible for developing, coordinating and deploying WWBIC’s state-wide marketing communication efforts. The Manager will develop print and electronic collateral, develop key messages for all audiences to communicate our brand, assist in managing marketing projects, and take photos of clients and maintain an organized photo library. In addition they will update WWBIC social media, maintain/update the WWBIC website and write/edit WWBIC media releases.

The position requires three to five years’ experience in marketing communications and branding along with Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience. Strong organizational, analytical, interpersonal and communication skills are a must. Demonstratable skill with Microsoft Office and Adobe Creative Cloud skills (particularly InDesign, Illustrator, & Photoshop) and familiarity with written communication, copywriting, graphic design, social media, photography and creative services is needed. Ability to prioritize and manage multiple deadlines is needed for success. Valid driver’s license and proof of insurance on vehicle used is required as position requires local travel. Occasional evening/weekend work may 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 jobs@wwbic.com.

WWBIC is an equal opportunity employer.

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Education and Volunteer Program Manager

Full-time | Milwaukee, WI

This full time position has responsibility to lead the coordination of our statewide volunteer program, support development of new statewide programming/workshops and serve as key contact for educational programming in our Greater Milwaukee market. The Manager will serve as the statewide lead to administer our volunteer programs. This will include developing and implementing consistent practices for volunteer tracking & reporting, recruitment, orientation, and recognition for all regional offices, while ensuring our volunteers are actively engaged.

The Manager will collaborate with Regional Directors and Office Coordinators to develop new statewide programming and workshops and conduct research on industry trends and development. In addition, they will have responsibility for 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 in the Greater Milwaukee Market. The Manager will also 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 jobs@wwbic.com.

WWBIC is an equal opportunity employer.

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Loan Officer

Full-time position available | Open/Statewide

The Loan Officer has responsibility to produce approved, closed and disbursed microloans and for expansion of WWBIC’s micro lending programs. 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 contac

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 drivers 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 and fluency in Spanish is a plus.

Benefits include health and dental coverage, 403(b) savings plan and more in a professional & friendly environment. Salary is competitive, depending on qualifications. 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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Bilingual Loan Officer

Full-time | Milwaukee, WI

This full time position is responsible for producing approved, closed and disbursed business 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, 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 and Spanish-language fluency are required. Must have valid drivers license and proof of insurance as position requires local travel. Experience in small business financing or community development lending is 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 jobs@wwbic.com.

WWBIC is an equal opportunity employer.

Small Business Consultant

 Full-time | La Crosse, WI

This full-time position is responsible for delivery and coordination of WWBIC’s small business assistance programs in our Southwest market. Core responsibilities include providing consistent business and financial consultation, advice and guidance to WWBIC loan clients to support the growth and development of their start up and existing small businesses. The Consultant will conduct business site visits and perform comprehensive reviews of business plans including marketing, financial statements, and projections. They will work with WWBIC clients to develop action plans to achieve business goals and monitor progress. In addition, they will connect clients with partners, mentors and opportunities to promote their small business.

 

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 & finance, business development, or business coaching along with strong communication skills and professionalism is required. Bilingual is a plus. Some travel and evening/weekend hours required. Valid driver’s license and proof of insurance needed.

Benefits include health and dental coverage, 403(b) savings plan and more in a professional & friendly environment. Salary is competitive, depending on qualifications. 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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Small Business Consultant

 Full-time | Milwaukee, WI

This position is responsible for delivery and coordination of WWBIC’s business assistance programs. Core responsibilities include: assessing client 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 goals and monitoring progress; and assisting clients in creating cash flow projections and financial analysis for guidance in making decisions.

This position requires a genuine desire to work with small business owners of diverse ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds. Some travel and evening/weekend hours required. Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience, 3-5 years solid work experience, preferably in small business planning, business development, or business counseling and strong communication skills and professionalism is required. Having been a small business owner previously is 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 jobs@wwbic.com.

 

WWBIC is an equal opportunity employer.

Hispanic Collaborative Online Marketplace Account Coordinator

Full-time  | Greater Madison, WI

The Online Marketplace Account Coordinator is a position based in Madison, WI that will be responsible for providing 1:1 assistance to Latino business owners in creating and managing their online shop operations on a new e-commerce marketplace. It will include: learning the functionalities of the marketplace e-commerce platform; onboarding businesses to the marketplace; delivering training to business owners; and directly assisting with management of the business owners’ shop items, inventory, and sales via both desktop and app dashboards. This position will require a high level of comfort with digital technology as well as 1:1 customer service. Communications (phone calls, texting, and email) with business owners must be timely, culturally competent, and consistent to provide high quality, high touch technical assistance for Latino business owners that may be new to selling on an online marketplace.

 The Online Marketplace Account Coordinator position is an exempt salaried full-time position and is limited term for a period of one year. There is a possibility for an extended duration depending upon the growth of the marketplace.  Position has a matrixed reporting relationship with the Hispanic Collaborative and the Wisconsin Women’s Business Initiative Corporation (WWBIC). 

Benefits include health and dental coverage, 403(b) savings plan and more, in a professional & friendly environment. Salary is competitive, depending on qualifications. To apply, please email your resume and a cover letter to Andrea Mendez Barrutia at abarrutia@mmac.org (414-287-4116).

WWBIC is an equal opportunity employer.

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Regional Office Coordinator

Full-time | Racine, WI

The Regional Office Coordinator is responsible for administrative, program and community outreach support for the southeast region of Wisconsin. The Coordinator will help establish and maintain a professional & friendly environment in the office and will be the first point of contact for all phone calls and guests. They will have responsibility for a variety of administrative and technical tasks that support our educational programming, events and regional staff. This may include class preparation & set up of online or in-person training, collecting payments & required forms, coordinating meeting materials, reminder calls/texts, event/class promotion, and attending classes or events on behalf of WWBIC. In addition they will help fill classes through outreach, recruiting volunteers and sharing the story of WWBIC.

The position requires 3 years of experience in an administrative position and a high school diploma or GED. An Associate degree is preferred. Must have solid Microsoft Office skills, familiarity with Zoom or other webinar/meeting technology, experience with social media, and the ability to function independently in a fast-paced busy office. Excellent relationship building, flexibility, organization and communication skills are critical for success. Must have ability to work occasional evening and weekend hours. Valid drivers license & proof of insurance is required.

Remote work currently available due to Covid-19.

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

WWBIC is an equal opportunity employer.

VBOC Administrative Assistant

Part-time, limited-term | Milwaukee

This part-time, 20 hours a week position is funded for the period of one year.

The Administrative Assistant will support the operations of the Veteran’s Business Outreach Center with data entry and reporting on client information from the database and assisting with VBOC education by preparation and coordination of class and promotional materials. In addition, they will assist with logistics and planning for special events where WWBIC/VBOC is a partner and lead social media for VBOC.

This position requires 1-3 years of experience in an administrative role along with a High School diploma or GED. An Associates Degree is preferred. Must have excellent organization skills, a strong attention to detail, and the ability to take direction from multiple people. The ability to communicate professionally with a diverse audience is necessary. Must be skilled in Microsoft Office Suite and have data entry/database experience. Occasional evening/weekend work may be required. Drivers license and proof of insurance 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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