Community Business Technical Assistance Provider

Job Type

Full Time
Contract

Published

09/26/2018

Address

1617 John F. Kennedy Blvd.
Suite 555
Philadelphia
PA
19103
United States

Description

Community Business Technical Assistance Provider


Organization

Founded in 2003, the Welcoming Center for New Pennsylvanians’ mission is to accelerate immigrant integration and economic advancement through education, training, employment, entrepreneurship, and civic engagement. We seek to open doors of economic opportunity for immigrants. By doing so, we enhance the economic development of the city and the state. Our organization believes that immigrants strengthen the productivity, profitability, and stability of this region and contribute to Pennsylvania’s and the nation’s economic growth.


Position Summary

Reporting to Business Development Director, the Business Technical Assistance Provider is an essential part of the Welcoming Center’s team. The Community Business Technical Assistance Provider works directly with the community and small businesses in Pennsylvania’s 200th Legislative District in northwest Philadelphia. Upon completion of a mandatory training in market research, social media marketing, business planning and grants application, the Technical Assistance Provider will be responsible for:


  • Conducting market research through interviews, databases, outreach, surveys, etc.
  • Mapping existing community assets, verifying secondary data using maps
  • Correcting discrepancies by canvassing specific areas door-to-door including commercial corridors and documenting and reporting the information gathered
  • Providing market research, social media, and grant application support to neighborhood businesses
  • Collecting household, demographic, and other related information about community assets, as needed


The Community Business Technical Assistance Provider must be able to compile a report reflecting the work undertaken. Working in tandem with WCNP staff as well as legislative district staff is an essential component of this position.

 

Duties of the Position

  • Interviews survey respondents by telephone or in person, following strict protocols and procedures
  • Files completed surveys on a regular basis and keep supervisors informed of any challenges and maintain records of work completed
  • Conducts outreach to businesses in the neighborhood commercial corridors to encourage participation in the data collection process
  • Ability to use a computer-based data collection system
  • Reviews completed survey instruments and logs for completeness and legibility
  • Helps neighborhood businesses put their businesses on Google maps, set up social media platforms, and create simple informational websites
  • Coordinates with experts to help the businesses set up online stores among others
  • Ability to search for small business grants and help the businesses with the application process


Qualifications

This position requires excellent data recording skills; demonstrable initiative, and flexibility; ability to work both independently and effectively in groups; strong interpersonal & organizational skills.


Specific requirements are:

  • Minimum – HS diploma with at least one full year of work experience; ability to speak a second language is a plus
  • Excellent skill in being precise and comfortable with a wide variety of people
  • At least 21 years of age
  • Maintains a professional appearance and presence in assigned territory
  • Comfortable walking in the neighborhoods of the 200th PA Legislative District and working outdoors
  • Friendly and outgoing, ease with meeting a variety of people
  • Precise and accurate in recording collected information
  • Respectful and inquisitive
  • Able to speak, read, and record statements in English
  • Lives in or knows their way around the 200th Legislative District 


Application Submission

This is a full time position, for the duration of the contract. To apply, please send a cover letter and your resume to jobs@welcomingcenter.org with the subject “Business Technical Assistance Provider” We welcome applicants from all backgrounds and identities, including those of any age, race, ethnicity, religion, gender, ability, and sexual orientation.

Professional Level

Entry level

Minimum Education Required

High School


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