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Human Resource & Administrative Manager

Full-time | Location Flexible, WI

This full-time leadership position is responsible for developing and implementing human resource programs, strategies, and initiatives for all WWBIC offices. In addition, they will coordinate administrative operation and communication processes that enhance organizational capabilities and effectiveness. Key responsibilities include managing the recruitment, selection, and onboarding process, completing payroll processing, managing all WWBIC benefits, and monitoring the WWBIC compensation structure for equity, fairness, and compliance. In addition, they will create an annual training calendar, plan & schedule training, and professional development opportunities, conduct workplace investigations, and maintain compliance with federal/state/local employment laws and regulations.

A Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience, along with 5 years human resource management experience is required. Prior payroll experience and knowledge of both state and federal employment laws and health/retirement/disability benefit programs required. Excellent verbal communication skills, organization skills, attention to detail, professionalism and ability to maintain confidentiality is necessary. Valid 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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Co-Director of Veterans Business Outreach Center

Full-time | Location Flexible – Preferably Illinois or Minnesota

The Veteran’s Business Outreach Center (VBOC) Program is funded by the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Office of Veterans Business Development and is designed to provide entrepreneurial development services to transitioning service members, veterans, National Guard & Reserve and military families.

The Co-Director is responsible for implementing the execution of the VBOC Cooperative Agreement in Minnesota and Illinois. The Co-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, counsel and support individual clients, build partnerships, and develop and maintain close working relationships with organizations and universities serving veterans. Position will also work with WWBIC to develop and launch innovative initiatives and training to service the veteran and military-connected family populations.

The position requires a Bachelor’s degree and related experience along with the ability to travel extensively both within Illinois, Minnesota and some nationally. Preference is for Co-Director to reside in Illinois or Minnesota. 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 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

Kiva Client Relationship Manager

Full-time | Madison

This full-time, limited term (three-year) position will be responsible for a wide range of activities designed to reach and engage both underserved and financially-excluded small business owners/entrepreneurs as well as Kiva lenders, funders and supporters. Duties include providing strategic outreach to identify opportunities to promote Kiva to entrepreneurs in the Madison area by developing partnership networks, creating marketing strategies and participating in community events, and working one-on-one with borrowers. As a lead Kiva team member, this position will also ensure that local goals are met, coordinate WWBIC’s Kiva efforts with team members statewide, complete deliverables tracking & reporting, and develop internal communications & client service efforts. 

At least two years of experience in sales, business development, program management, political campaigns or a related role with an existing network in Wisconsin are required.  Must have deep sense of empathy, patience and persistence. In addition, must be highly independent, proactive and entrepreneurial and a self-starter who is comfortable with ambiguity and defining your own direction. Must possess excellent communication skills, strong organization skills, attention to detail, ability to meet deadlines, and solid demonstrable Microsoft Office software skills. The ability to work on multiple projects and be flexible and comfortable with change needed. Must be positive and enthusiastic with a deep passion for the work of Kiva and expanding economic development in Wisconsin. 

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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Program Assistant

Part-time | Madison, WI

This part time (15-20 hours per week) position is primarily responsible for providing administrative support for the educational programs and services provided by WWBIC. The Program Assistant will complete data entry of client information in our database and support activities related to promotion and marketing of classes. In addition the Assistant will support class & event logistics, enrollment, material preparation and collection of required documents from attendees and provide back up for the front desk/phone.

The position requires 1-3 years of solid program or administrative support experience, excellent organizational skills, attention to detail, ability to meet deadlines and professionalism. Must be able to communicate effectively with diverse audiences and have strong MS Office (particularly Microsoft Word and Excel) skills. Flexibility, a positive attitude and the ability to manage multiple tasks is vital. Database experience and bi-lingual skills are a plus. Valid driver’s license required as position may require local travel.

To apply, please email a letter of application & resume to jobs@wwbic.com.

WWBIC is an equal opportunity employer.

Project Optimize Opportunities

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!

Project Optimize Business Resource Coach – Madison

One full-time, limited term position: Madison

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This full time, limited term position is responsible for delivery and coordination of business coaching and resource tools in the South Central 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. Owning, or have owned a small business, 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 – Racine/Kenosha

One full-time, limited term position: Kenosha or Racine

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This full time, limited term position is responsible for delivery and coordination of business coaching and resource tools in the South East 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. Owning, or have owned a small business, 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.

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