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Program Specialist, Small Business Development

Company: Rhode Island Black Business Association
Location: Providence
Posted on: November 26, 2022

Job Description:

Program Specialist, Small Business DevelopmentThe Rhode Island Black Business Association (RIBBA) is a non-profit organization dedicated to advancing the business opportunities and vitality of Black-owned and minority businesses in Rhode Island through access to capital, contracting, business development resources, entrepreneur training, business advocacy, meaningful investor services, and workforce development.RIBBA is made up of individuals and businesses of all sizes and membership is open to the public. The organization strives to build a purpose-driven Association where people unite and take actions to create lasting change. RIBBA values diversity and celebrates the contributions of people of all backgrounds, regardless of ethnicity, race, gender, abilities, socioeconomic status, culture, sexual orientation, and gender identityAbout the PositionThis position requires a dynamic self-starter who is willing to work to build and sustain relationships with local minority business communities. The Specialist is responsible for meeting the needs of business clients and providing services and opportunities to them as needed through our Business Services Program, Microlending, & other programs.The Business Specialist is responsible for: Developing community outreach strategies to generate new clients Managing all points of program participant status, from intake to services received, and offboarding. Working with clients enrolled in business development programs and ensuring all grant requirements and processes are followed and met Supporting capacity building for small businesses Recruiting and working with specialized business consultants Working with the Business Development team to ensure appropriate data is provided in a timely matter for necessary reportsRequirements: 3 - 5 years related background and experience developing and outreaching to small businesses Project management or customer service skills a plus Ability to collaborate a team, manage projects, and meet deadlines Spanish speaking a plus Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills Ability to establish and maintain professional relationships with individuals of varying social and cultural backgrounds Ability to maintain confidentialityBachelor's Degree in business administration, finance, community development; or applicable experience.The Rhode Island Black Business Association is an Equal Opportunity Employer: It is the policy of the Rhode Island Black Business Association that no employee or applicant for employment will be discriminated against regardless of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, disability status, veteran status, sexual orientation, marital status and/or gender identity or expression.''Work Location: One locationJob Type: Full-timePay: $25.00 - $28.00 per hourBenefits: Paid time offSchedule: Monday to FridayCOVID-19 considerations:RIBBA is following all RI State and CDC guidelines.Work Location: One location

Keywords: Rhode Island Black Business Association, Providence , Program Specialist, Small Business Development, Other , Providence, Rhode Island

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