Description

Job Summary: Position Overview:
Reporting to the Economic Empowerment Program Manager, the Small Business Development Program (SBP) provides refugees and new Americans currently in business or seeking to start businesses with opportunities for business training, one-on-one business technical assistance, and assistance with access to capital. The Small Business Program Coordinator is primarily responsible for program recruitment, the coordination of direct service provision, and outcomes tracking. Additionally, the Program Coordinator assists with program development and partnership management.

Major Responsibilities:
• Work closely with internal IRC programs and external program partners to engage potential participants with the SBP.
• Market to service providers, local businesses, community centers, apartment complexes and other places frequented by potential clients.
• Provide program orientations and trainings to staff and participants in appropriate settings.
• Assess potential SBP clients and conduct enrollment.
• Provide one-on-one technical assistance to microenterprise clients (including offsite), making outside referrals when necessary with special priority for IRC’s home-based childcare business program.
• Provide assistance in business planning, cash flow statements and other required loan application documentation to clients seeking capital.
• Coordinate training workshops, including arrangement of guest speakers/trainers when necessary.
• Coordinate loan applications to CEO and assure compliance with IRC’s lending policies.
• Work with program participants locally if they have loan repayment issues.
• Collect appropriate documentation ensuring participant eligibility to receive services.
• Keep case files for program clients.
• Conduct participant surveys.
• Enter data into the program’s information data systems and spreadsheets.
• Provide Economic Empowerment Program Manager with information for narrative reports and proposals.
Requirements:
• Undergraduate degree in Economics, Finance, Business Development or related field; graduate degree preferred.
• At least two years of related professional experience
• Demonstrated understanding of U.S. business climate and systems, business development, with experience in business counseling strongly desirable.
• Demonstrated experience in microfinance service provision highly desirable.
• Strong organizational skills including: multi-tasking, prioritizing, planning, and effective time management.
• Fluency in written and spoken English, with bi-lingual ability in any refugee language preferred.
• Ability to communicate with limited-English speakers.
• Strong computer skills, including Microsoft word, excel, and access.
• Demonstrated multi-cultural experience.
• Valid driver’s license, active insurance policy and access to reliable transportation.
How to Apply: Please apply through the IRC Career Portal linked below.
Salary/Wage: TBD
Location: Salt Lake City, UT

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Contact Name: Joshua Lloyd
Email: Joshua.Lloyd@rescue.org