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Community Economic Development Coordinator


JOB TITLE: Community Economic Development Coordinator  

EMPLOYER: Catalyst Miami, Inc.

DEPARTMENT: Programs/Community Economic Development (CED)

REPORTS TO: Manager, Small Business Services

SALARY: $51,000 – $56,100



SUMMARY: Provide wide-ranging assistance to Catalyst Miami’s Community Economic Development (CED) programming, including business coaching and technical assistance to small business owners and worker-owned businesses with a focus on owners/worker-owners of color at or below AMI. Position is required to participate in team and staff meetings, staff-wide events, and collaborative efforts with other departments. Position requires flexibility, compassion, and the ability to work in an ever-changing environment.       



  • Collaborate with Small Business Services team to provide one-on-one technical assistance to small businesses, including but not limited to business planning and modeling, regulatory compliance, marketing and sales strategy, operations and financial assistance, and referrals to other forms of professional assistance where necessary.
  • Assist Small Business Services and Worker-Owned Business program leads schedule, organize, and facilitate educational cohorts.
  • 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 VP of Community Economic Development to structure and facilitate CED department meetings.
  • Collaborate with staff across the organization to improve client flow between programming, improve intake processes for CED clients, and participate in cross-departmental collaborative efforts as necessary.
  • Collaborate with VP of Community Economic Development on emergent projects as they arise, which may include designing new initiatives, conducting research, discussing program needs across the department and other duties as they arise.
  • Collaborate with VP of Community Economic Development to help facilitate capacity-building programming geared at other economic development organizations across Miami-Dade County.
  • Represent CED on coalition and/or partner meetings as assigned.
  • Collaborate with department-wide strategy, including but not limited to creating place-based and/or partnership-based small business assistance and worker cooperative incubation 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.
  • Build and maintain ongoing relationships with clients and partners as necessary, including but not limited to collaborating with partner organizations to launch workshops or other outreach events.
  • Identify and refer participants to other Catalyst Miami services.
  • Identify and refer participants to resources and services needed for small businesses and cooperatives to thrive. This requires keeping abreast of local small business assistance offerings as they arise.
  • Work with program leads and VP of Community Economic Development with program evaluation, including drafting and distributing surveys to clients, analyzing results, and making recommendations on how to improve programming.
  • Work directly with CED program leads to identify key metrics we should be collecting, create processes to collect data, and help streamline data collection and maintenance with assistance from other staff as necessary.
  • Create and maintain internal archiving and storage for programmatic materials on online databases, including internal documents, public-facing documents, and participant materials for all CED programs.
  • Other duties as assigned by management.



  • This position does not directly supervise employees



  • Language: Professional working proficiency in oral and written English. Professional working proficiency in oral and written Spanish and/or Haitian Creole desirable.
  • Education: Bachelor’s Degree preferred
  • Years of experience: 2
  • Computer skills required: Microsoft Office Suite and working knowledge of web-based platforms.



  • Leadership
  • Performance Management
  • Talent Development
  • Social Justice
  • Execution
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Meaningful Work/Impact
  • Collaboration
  • Accountability
  • Change Agility
  • Community Engagement
  • Compassion
  • Inclusion & Equity



  • 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.

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