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JOB TITLE: Small Business Support Manager

EMPLOYER: Catalyst Miami, Inc.

SALARY: $52,000-57,000

DEPARTMENT: Programs/Community Economic Development

REPORTS TO: Sr. Director, Community Health and Financial Wellness  

EFFECTIVE DATE: 8/15/2022

 

SUMMARY: Provide business coaching and technical assistance to small business owners with a focus on small business owners of color at or below AMI. Position is required to participate in team and staff meetings. Position requires flexibility, compassion, and the ability to work in an ever-changing environment.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Provide one-on-one technical assistance, including business planning, commercial lease and insurance policy review, basic regulatory compliance, business development, and referrals to other forms of professional assistance where necessary.
  • Provide one-on-one financial assistance that includes accounting assistance, tax preparation assistance, and helping clients open commercial bank accounts.
  • Help business owners access capital for their small businesses, including micro-loan packaging and packaging for public sector assistance programs (i.e., federal, state, and local loan products and small business relief funds). Specific services may change over time.
  • Create place-based small business assistance strategies to determine the kinds of legacy businesses that community residents want and need most in their communities, e.g., by conducting community needs assessments.
  • Create cohorts-based programming for small businesses when applicable.
  • Help small business clients prepare and find resources to take on larger contracts with anchor institutions like hospitals, universities or public sector agencies.
  • Adjust small business support offerings as needs arise.
  • Build and maintain ongoing relationships with small business clients.
  • Identify and refer participants to other Catalyst Miami services.
  • Identify and refer participants to resources and services needed for small businesses to thrive. This requires keeping abreast of local small business assistance offerings as they arise.
  • Collaborate with Catalyst Miami’s communications team to conduct outreach, e.g., advertise our services to generate interest from future clients and promote our clients’ business offerings.
  • Collaborate with colleagues within Community Economic Development department to support to the worker cooperative and real estate cooperative programs.
  • Collaborate with other teams across the organization as opportunities arise.
  • Lead effort to increase Catalyst Miami’s presence in North Miami (small businesses and across other programs).
  • Collaborate with partner organizations to organize workshops or other outreach events.
  • Maintain client information and data in organization’s data tracking and management systems.
  • Other duties as assigned by management.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • This position does not directly supervise employees.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Language: Professional working proficiency in oral and written English. Professional working proficiency in oral and written Spanish or Haitian Creole.
  • Education: Bachelor’s Degree
  • Years of experience: 3, preferably working with small businesses in a community context.
  • Computer skills required: Microsoft Office Suite and working knowledge of web-based platforms.

COMPETENCIES:

Influence

  • Networks
  • Fundraises
  • Promotes products and services
  • Inspires & motivates

Leadership (self)

  • Team player and builder
  • Develops talent (self and others)
  • Articulates vision, understands and commits to the big picture
  • Stable and calming influence
  • Emotional intelligence
  • Leads by example
  • Open to feedback
  • Effective interpersonal communicator
  • Asset focused (as opposed to charity focused)

Equity

  • Self-aware
  • Empathy
  • Active listener
  • Step out of comfort zone

Management (self and others)

  • Learning agility, comfortable with uncertainty, adaptable to sudden change
  • Goal oriented, prioritization and time management
  • Analytical / critical thinker, problem solver and resourceful
  • Continuous improver-persistent
  • Move projects forward simultaneously
  • Tolerate and effectively manage stress
  • Effective delegation

PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT:

  • Ability to lift up to 25 pounds
  • Ability to work in a shared-workspace environment
  • Stretch and bend to organize and distribute materials for Catalyst Miami activities
  • Able to sit at desk for long periods of time and utilize computer for extended periods
  • Must be able to work flexible hours to accommodate organization needs, including evening and weekends. Out of town travel may be required.

TO APPLY

Please email Ahmed Mori ([email protected]) and Natalie Castellanos ([email protected]) w/ resume, cover letter, and a short response to the following question: what is the root cause of poverty?

JOB TITLE: ​Community Engagement Coordinator

EMPLOYER: Catalyst Miami, Inc.

DEPARTMENT: ​Policy & Engagement  

REPORTS TO: ​Community Engagement Director 

SALARY RANGE: $42,000-47,000

EFFECTIVE DATE: ​7/1/2022

SUMMARY: Executes Catalyst Miami’s community engagement and social justice advocacy through community outreach, community participation, support, and expansion of new and existing networks of community leaders, local businesses, nonprofits, and other stakeholders in North Miami. Special emphasis on working alongside community members and other members of Catalyst Miami staff to create opportunities for community-owned and governed real estate.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: 

  • Serves as a lead liaison to partners in terms of engagement, development and implementation of community informed advocacy and organizing that support increased civic engagement in North Miami
  • Designs and collaborates on civic engagement activities, leadership programs, outreach, and meetings to prepare community members to become more effective advocates and leverage existing resources 
  • Work with community members in North Miami and the Community Economic Development (CED) team at Catalyst Miami to implement a real estate investment cooperative –community-owned and governed retail property in North Miami.
  • Assists Leadership Program Coordinator with implementing leadership programs in North Miami through recruitment, outreach, and communications 
  • Develops and sustains relationships with neighborhood-based stakeholders, including but not limited to government officials, nonprofit organizations, community based organizations, advocacy networks, and the faith-based community to further community engagement efforts 
  • Collects qualitative and quantitative data through surveys, interviews, questionnaires and focus groups with North Miami residents, businesses, and stakeholders to shape Catalyst Miami's policy priorities.
  • Keeps the community informed regarding Catalyst Miami’s work in North Miami
  • Identify and refer participants to resources and services beyond Catalyst Miami. This requires keeping abreast of what services partner organizations offer.
  • Assists with the preparation of grant applications, reports and billing. 
  • Develop and/or maintain a deep understanding of the issues that people of color face in Miami-Dade County’s low-wealth communities.
  • Collaborate with Catalyst Miami’s communications team to conduct outreach.
  • Collaborate with other teams across the organization as opportunities arise.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned by management. 

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: 

This position does not directly supervise employees. 

QUALIFICATIONS: 

  • Language: Professional working proficiency in oral and written English required.   Professional working proficiency in oral and written Spanish or Haitian Creole preferred.
  • Years of experience: 1-3
  • Computer skills: Microsoft Office Suite and working knowledge of web-based platforms
  • Knowledge of community organizing strategies and tactics.

COMPETENCIES  

Influence 

  • Networks 
  • Customer service orientation 
  • Promotes products and services 
  • Inspire & motivates 

Leadership (self) 

  • Team player 
  • Develops talent (self) 
  • Articulate vision and understands the big picture 
  • Stable and calming influence 
  • Emotional intelligence 
  • Leads by example 
  • Open to feedback 
  • Effective interpersonal communicator 
  • Asset focused (as opposed to charity focused) 

Equity 

  • Self-aware 
  • Empathy 
  • Active listener 
  • Step out of comfort zone 

Management (self) 

  • Learning agility, comfortable with uncertainty, adaptable to sudden change ● Goal oriented, prioritization and time management 
  • Analytical/critical thinker, problem solver and resourceful 
  • Continuous improver-persistent 
  • Move projects forward simultaneously 
  • Tolerate and effectively manage stress 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT: 

  • Able to sit at desk for long periods of time and utilize computer for extended periods
  • Must be able to work flexible hours, including evenings, to accommodate project needs
  • Must have access to reliable transportation
  • Stretch and bend to organize and distribute materials for Catalyst Miami activities
  • Must be able to work flexible hours to accommodate project needs 
  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

The above describes the general content of and requirements for the performance of this job. It is not an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities or physical requirements. Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

TO APPLY:

Please email Izegbe Onyango ([email protected]) and Ahmed Mori ([email protected]) with your resume, cover letter, and short responses to the questions: (1) what does community organizing mean to you? (2) how would you define racial and economic justice?