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Community Business Ally

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Organization

Allies for Community Business believes that entrepreneurs from any background can start and grow businesses that create wealth for their families and communities. A4CB provides the capital, coaching, and collaboration entrepreneurs need to grow great businesses in their communities.


Position

The Community Business Ally is a salaried, exempt position that reports to the Director of Community Business. A Community Business Ally is responsible for finding community businesses to serve, and then helping those entrepreneurs grow their businesses by listening, assessing, responding, and documenting how A4CB can help.


Requirements

Essential Duties

1) Provide capital (loans and grants) to at least the budgeted number of community businesses each month

2) Provide coaching (milestone-driven) to at least the budgeted number of community businesses each month

Detailed Responsibilities

1) Provide excellent service to early, emerging, and established community businesses by:

  • Finding entrepreneurs to serve, in partnership with the Director of Community Business and the Associate Director of Community Business
  • Listening to what entrepreneurs are attempting to accomplish with the businesses and what they would like us to do to help
  • Assessing how we might help, by applying a detailed understanding of our approach to providing capital (loans and grants), coaching (1-on-1 and in groups), and collaboration (licensing, kitchen space, and procurement) to what the entrepreneurs are seeking
  • Responding with a proposed approach to help grow the businesses, and then supporting the entrepreneurs over time to achieve the milestones they are striving to reach
  • Documenting the entrepreneurs’ stories, our assistance to date, and our plan for providing additional support in the future

2) Resolve issues resulting from tensions between community business expectations and A4CB policies and constraints with clarity and empathy

3) Perform other duties flexibly and creatively as needs arise

Qualifications

A4CB requires its staff to

  • Solve problems creatively
  • Manage time efficiently
  • Attend to details meticulously 
  • Communicate effectively in writing and verbally
  • Collaborate flexibly with colleagues in a diverse and changing environment
  • Believe strongly in A4CB’s vision and mission

The Community Business Ally should have experience in

  • Community development
  • Small business lending
  • Small business coaching
  • Client service

Organization

Allies for Community Business believes that entrepreneurs from any background can start and grow businesses that create wealth for their families and communities. A4CB provides the capital, coaching, and collaboration…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Start Date
    November 15, 2021
  • Application Deadline
    November 12, 2021

Compensation

USD 50,000 - USD 55,000

Benefits

The salary range for this position is $50,000 – $55,000 commensurate with experience and skillset. A4CB offers generous medical and dental insurance plans; offers a SIMPLE IRA retirement plan (with employer match); and provides excellent paid time off to its employees. A4CB is an equal opportunity employer and encourages individuals with diverse backgrounds and work experiences to apply. 

The salary range for this position is $50,000 – $55,000 commensurate with experience and skillset. A4CB offers generous medical and dental insurance plans; offers a SIMPLE IRA…

Location

Temporarily Remote
Work must be performed in or near Chicago, IL
Associated Location
135 N Kedzie Ave, Chicago, IL 60612, USA

How to Apply

Please apply via our website.

Please apply via our website.

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