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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 position: Madison

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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 position: 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 Hispanic Business Assistance Coordinator

One part-time, limited term position: Racine

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This part time (20 hours/week) 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 strong 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.

WWBIC offers a professional & friendly environment, flexible schedules, and remote work opportunities. To apply, please email a cover letter, resume and 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

 

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.

Bilingual (Spanish) Small Business 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; 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 business 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 with priority and meet deadlines & goals 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.

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.

Regional Project Director

Full-time | Appleton, WI

The Regional Project Director is a full-time position responsibile for overall coordination and expansion of WWBIC’s small business education and programming for the 12- county northeast region. They will implement and direct education and outreach initiatives to meet deliverables, supervise and coach staff and volunteers, serve as liaison on partner/funder/co-provider teams that serve clients in the region, and develop, maintain and expand local and regional partnerships. In addition the Director will work collaboratively with WWBIC Staff and Advisory Council, and represent or speak on behalf of WWBIC at community or professional events.

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 skills. Must have the ability to communicate effectively and work collaboratively with diverse audiences, both in groups and one-on-one. Must have ability to work occasional evening and weekend hours and travel throughout the region. Valid drivers license & proof of insurance is required. Working knowledge of micro-enterprise and small business in preferred.

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.

Small Business Consultant

Full-time | Appleton, WI

This full-time position is responsible for delivery and coordination of WWBIC’s small business assistance programs in our Northeast 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.

Remote work available due to Covid-19.

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

WWBIC is an equal opportunity employer.

Regional Project Director

Full-time | La Crosse, WI

The Regional Project Director is a full-time position responsible for opening a new WWBIC office. Once the office is functioning, the Project Director will have responsibility for overall coordination and expansion of WWBIC’s small business education and programming for the southwest region. They will implement and direct education and outreach initiatives to meet deliverables, supervise and coach staff and volunteers, serve as liaison on partner/funder/co-provider teams that serve clients in the region, and develop, maintain and expand local and regional partnerships. In addition the Director will work collaboratively with WWBIC Staff and Advisory Council, and represent or speak on behalf of WWBIC at community or professional events.

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 skills. Must have the ability to communicate effectively and work collaboratively with diverse audiences, both in groups and one-on-one. Must have ability to work occasional evening and weekend hours and travel throughout the region. Valid drivers license & proof of insurance is required. Working knowledge of micro-enterprise and small business in preferred.

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.

Regional Office Coordinator

Full-time | La Crosse, WI

The Regional Office Coordinator is responsible for administrative, program and community outreach support for the southwest 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 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.

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.

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.

Remote work available due to Covid-19.

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.

Marketing and Events Program Assistant

Part-time | Greater Milwaukee area is preferred

This part–time position (12 hours/week) is responsible for providing administrative support primarily in the areas of marketing and event planning.

The Program Assistant will have responsibility to support marketing efforts by assisting with print and digital promotion pieces, email marketing and maintenance of media files and lists. In addition, they will assist with collateral and projects related to our larger events. The Assistant will complete a variety of administrative tasks to include filing, mail merges/mailings, preparing reports, and revising PowerPoints

The position requires 1-3 years in an administrative position, a high school diploma, and Microsoft Office & Adobe Creative suite experience. 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.

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

WWBIC is an equal opportunity employer.

Program Assistant, HR

Part-time| Milwaukee

This part–time position (16-20 hours/week) is responsible for providing administrative support primarily in the area of Human Resources.

The Program Assistant will have responsibility for assisting with scheduling interviews & checking references, assisting with onboarding new employees by gathering new hire paperwork and handbooks, maintaining employee files and ensuring required documentation is in place, assisting with planning & logistics for Staff events and training, along with data entry in our HR systems. In addition, they will provide backup for payroll processing and assume temporary tasks and project work as assigned.

The position requires 1-3 years in an administrative position, a high school diploma, and solid Microsoft Office experience. An Associate degree is preferred. Strong verbal communication 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. Exposure to human resource policy & practices is preferred.

We offer a professional and friendly work environment and competitive salary. 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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