Enterprise Development Officer/Trainer
The Saint John Community Loan Fund is looking for a change agent that can add value to our enterprise development programs and help us launch more amazing enterprises.
We are a community development corporation that helps individuals and organizations go after opportunity to build assets and economic independence. The tools we use include financing, training, coaching and real estate development. We are located at the Social Enterprise Hub, a building we constructed to house enterprising nonprofits, social enterprises, and micro enterprises. At the Hub we are a cluster of groups passionate about scaling impact, whether in environmental stewardship, literacy, employment and enterprise, or purposeful community research and policy development.
Your job is to facilitate and scale our enterprise development training and support. The corner stone is Enterprising Women, a 15-week training program with one on one coaching. We are in our 8th year and are expanding to Sussex. What a great time to make your mark! You will also deliver short courses in business basics, business modelling and social enterprise 101.
You are a creative thinker with an entrepreneurial mindset. You work hard. See challenge as opportunity. You make teams better. You want to make a difference. You think big and act locally. You donít mind getting your hands dirty.
You are skilled at working with others; at training and coaching; at research, writing and developing great material; at business analysis and marketing; and well, a lot more. If you are bilingual, that is a huge asset for work around the province.
Your training and experience may not be a straight line. That's Okay. You may have earned a business degree and/or adult education degree. You may have launched your own business and/or helped others launch their social enterprise. You may have helped individuals on low income as a job, or you volunteer and see it as part of your lifeís mission. The sky is the limit. What ever the mix, we want to know how this experience will help us deliver the best programming possible, ultimately to help individuals launch and scale enterprises!
To apply, please send a letter outlining your fit for this position and a resume and/or portfolio of your work. Donít be afraid to send anything else that tells your story and outlines your knowledge around program development, training and entrepreneurship. This job requires you to travel, so car needed! You can send us everything by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. We have a pretty short timeline: Friday, March 9th. Position starts in April.