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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: Development Manager

EMPLOYER: Catalyst Miami, Inc.

DEPARTMENT: Operations

REPORTS TO: CEO

SALARY RANGE: $60,000-70,000

EFFECTIVE DATE: 9/1/2022

 

SUMMARY:  Oversee and support a range of fundraising activities. Manage and build relationships with the organization’s financial supporters, including the Board of Directors.

 

GENERAL DESCRIPTION:

Catalyst Miami advances racial and economic justice by investing in communities of color as they build the power they need to change unjust economic and political systems from the ground up.

Catalyst Miami focuses on:

  • Building wealth in communities that have been excluded from decades of wealth-building
  • Shifting systems that lead to inequity in the first place
  • Ensuring equitable access to the economy
  • Ensuring equitable access to democratic participation

Catalyst Miami’s mission is to identify and collectively solve issues adversely affecting low-wealth communities throughout Miami-Dade County. Our vision is a just and equitable society in which all communities thrive.

At Catalyst Miami, we believe the workings of our government and society’s systems — from affordable housing and municipal budgets, to economic development and healthcare — should be shaped by all the people they are supposed to benefit. To that end, our work centers on increasing community control and ownership; creating both individual and collective paths to prosperity; increasing civic engagement; and enhancing the resilience of our environment and communities.

 

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Set, implement, and achieve development plan and fundraising goals with the CEO and Development Committee of the Board of Directors.
  • Lead fundraising appeals and follow-up, donor management and recognition, and communications including message development, appeal design, tracking of donors and list segmentation.
  • Identify and research new potential donors, both individual and institutional. Maintain and cultivate relationships with new and existing donors in collaboration with the CEO.
  • Under direction of the CEO, build relationships with the Board of Directors and act as liaison to the Development Committee.
  • Support CEO with donor cultivation and relationship management.
  • Work with the CEO and grant writer to manage proposals, applications, grants, etc. as requested.
  • Lead on planning and execution of fundraising events, including Imagine Miami, Give Miami Day, and Coffee/Cocktails with Catalyst.
  • Work collaboratively with the Board of Directors, Development Committee, and staff on fundraising activities.
  • Track donor data and progress on deliverables for annual reporting.
  • Manage online giving opportunities and donor management platform.
  • Responsible for creation and maintenance of the development budget.
  • Other duties as assigned by the CEO.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

  • Strong communication and people skills - significant experience working with diverse communities and exhibiting cultural humility
  • Passion for addressing racial and social justice issues impacting local communities
  • Excellent organization skills - organized and detailed, ability to manage multiple projects independently and simultaneously
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to work collaboratively as part of a team, as well as being a self-starter who can work independently
  • Must be able to maintain clear, timely and accurate records
  • Excellent writing skills and the ability to write for a variety of media, such as blog posts and donor collaterals
  • Strong innovative and creative thinking

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: This position does not directly supervise employees at this time.

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Language: Professional working proficiency in oral and written English.
  • Education: Bachelor's degree.
  • Years of experience: 3-5 years
  • Computer skills required: Microsoft Office Suite and working knowledge of web-based platforms. Development/fundraising CRM, email marketing, social media.
  • Knowledge of development/fundraising CRM, email marketing, social media.
  • Other skills required: Fundraising 

 

COMPETENCIES:

Influence

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

Leadership (self & others)

  • Team player and builder
  • Develops talent (self and others)
  • Articulates vision, understands and commits to 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 ENVIORNMENT:

  • 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.

 

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 to 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 click here to apply and prepare an answer to the following question: In your opinion, 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?

 

JOB TITLE: Grants Manager

EMPLOYER: Catalyst Miami, Inc.

DEPARTMENT: Operations

REPORTS TO: COO  

EFFECTIVE DATE: 5/2/2022

SALARY: $60,000-65,000

 

SUMMARY:  Creates and coordinates grant proposals to support the organization’s annual operations and program development; seeks to increase external support for the organization and its programs.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Researches and identifies new funding opportunities from private foundations, corporations, and local and federal agencies.
  • Develops, creates, writes, prepares, and completes grant proposals.
  • Develops and updates proposal calendar; tracks and communicates results of proposal submissions.
  • Maintains the quality-control activities required to ensure the accuracy and adequacy of each document or publication, including but not limited to in-process and final reviews, researching of appropriate data and information, and editing for compliance with all applicable specifications and standards.
  • Gains and maintains familiarity with past and current funded proposals and with all organization funding opportunities.
  • Gains and maintains an understanding of budgets as they relate to proposals and the organization.
  • Organizes and oversees the maintenance and updating of a gift opportunities database to include all proposals and other departmental funding status.
  • Coordinates all aspects of government grant writing including but not limited to complete comprehension of grant requirements and financial and program reporting.
  • Works with staff to collect the most accurate and up-to-date information on organization’s programs and program needs and conduct timely and accurate reporting for each grant.
  • Works with other potential funding opportunities to design and execute collaborative grant initiatives.
  • Supports writing of annual report and other writing assignments, including op-eds, award submissions, etc.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned by management.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • This position does not directly supervise employees.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s degree (B.A./B.S.)
  • Two to four years related writing experience
  • Ability to write clearly and concisely as well as edit copy for clarity and

     grammatical accuracy

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Strong organizational, problem-solving, and analytical skills
  • Ability to manage priorities and workflow
  • Versatility, flexibility, and a willingness to work within constantly changing

     priorities with enthusiasm

  • Ability to work independently and as a member of various teams and committees
  • Proven ability to handle multiple projects and meet deadlines
  • Ability to work on complex projects with general direction and minimal guidance
  • Excellent grammatical and spelling skills
  • 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 & others)

  • Team player and builder
  • Develops talent (self and others)
  • Articulates vision, understands and commits to 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 ENVIORNMENT:

  • 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.

Please click here to apply. 

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 to 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.