Charitable Advisors LLC
  • 12-Feb-2020 to 01-Mar-2020
  • - Edna Martin Christian Center
  • Indianapolis, IN, USA
  • $40,000
  • Full Time

The Community Solutions & Entrepreneur Program Coordinator provides high quality coaching to youth, seniors and women entrepreneurs and business owners by analyzing situations and educating clients with regard to business plans, market feasibility and cash management. The position supports community QoL plans in the areas of Workforce Development, Community Development, and Economic Development.  

Organization Overview
Edna Martin Christian Center and the Community Solutions and Entrepreneurship Center (CSEC). CESC will collaborate with aligned agencies to connect and execute entrepreneurship education programs that directly support business planning, startup and scale-up efforts, and obtaining access to capital.  We will also support initiatives aimed at providing sources of income for residents and rejuvenating economic competitiveness in the Martindale-Brightwood community.  The Center will support programs and projects that are designed to utilize entrepreneurship as a vehicle to learn marketable skills that will lead to career development, entrepreneurship, and community innovation.  This initiative will coordinate community stakeholder efforts that increase success in workforce development, community development, and economic development in a community that has low investment.

Position Duties

Youth Responsibilities:

Educate Youth on entrepreneurship as a career pathway by providing resources and information on how to start or grow businesses, how to access procurement opportunities and/or getting registered to do business in the State.

Indy Youth Entrepreneurship Summit- work with the IYES committee to develop and lead with the creation of the IYES.  Identify youth that will be participate within the summit and follow up with any additional activities and training.

Help identify youth to be part of this program – work with LLA staff, KIPP and partnering organizations to identify potential participants and determine the appropriate track for youth for entry:
1. New Business Development; 2. Micro-enterprise Development; or 3. Sustaining and advancing an enterprise

Women and 2-Generation Responsibilities:
Provide training, direct one-on-one coaching and technical assistance to the Self-care, Management, and Leadership, Legacy (S.M.A.L.L.) Business Talk participants and small business clients.  Provide five (5) workshops on the topics listed above to help women with children develop skills and awareness of how to sustain a healthy lifestyle while developing their businesses.  

Build a base of supporting business mentors – establish a network of established business leaders and business owners who are willing and able to provide regular and industry-relevant mentoring to participants during the S.M.A.L.L. Business Talks and youth training.

Guide participants on their journey by developing a plan for their journey through the Program, encourage participants' successful completion of the journey, and provide a participants support as they exit the program.

Connect participants to existing business creation and development resources such as SCORE, BOI, REDI, Indiana Small Business Association, Small Business Administration, and financing products such as Twin accounts and IDAs through Center for Working Families network enrollment and participation.

Work with participants on their business ideas by guiding the ideation process participants will undertake, individually or in small groups to help identify microenterprise opportunities to explore and potentially pursue.

Help participants commit their business plan to paper by provide coaching either 1:1 or in small groups.

Support participants to build a "pitch" for their business idea that they can present at a Program "pitch fest."

Senior Responsibilities:
Educate seniors on entrepreneurship as a career pathway by providing resource information on how to start or grow businesses, how to access procurement opportunities and/or getting registered to do business in the State.

Help identify three (3) senior lead consultants to work with EMCC's Leadership and Legacy Campus staff and partnering organizations to identify potential participants and determine the appropriate track for entry:
1. New Business Development; 2. Micro-enterprise Development; or 3. Sustaining and advancing an enterprise

Help identify six (6) seniors' direct training support for EMCC Food service operations and support towards the EMCC Henry Blair Farm and Food Resource network infrastructure.
Establish relationships  with each participant to enable great coaching experiences
Provide direct one-on-one coaching and technical assistance to the three (3) senior lead consultants and small business clients, while also providing financial coaching using the Center for Working Families model

Social Enterprise Responsibilities:
Assist with Keystone Catering development by working with the CWF staff to conduct at least five (5) catering opportunities throughout the year, and pursue additional events to generate revenue. 

General Responsibilities:
Refer participants to skill building development workshops for personal and business finance, and the running of a microenterprise; refer participants to appropriate service providers to address specific skills gaps

Create amazing partnerships by establishing and maintaining a high-performing network of referring partners, service-provider partners, mentor partners, industry and government partners.

Record business successes and activities in client files and maintain and update client database with 1:1 coaching notes, attendance of workshops and participant enrollment.
Report to QoL stakeholders the success and activities of the participants.

Community Solutions & Entrepreneurship Center activities- assist with Orientations, Forums, and the Entrepreneur Showcase as needed.

Position Qualifications
Must have an undergraduate degree. Preferred majors include business, marketing, accounting, communications or management. Graduate degrees are a plus.
Must be well-versed in community economic development strategies
Must have experience in business development
Must be self-motivated; comfortable working independently.
Must have strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
Must be able to work in a team environment.
Have the ability to relate to small business owners, regardless of professions.
Have a strong interest in microenterprise or economic development.
Ability to learn quickly and apply knowledge.

ATTENTION: Be Prepared - To assist you and the search committee in discerning your match for the position, we suggest you prepare your responses to these questions prior to hitting "APPLY" to make your application. Applications will not be considered without question responses.
1. How many years have you been a business owner?
2. What industry was your business in?
3. Have you worked with the youth population (13-18 years old)?
4. Have you worked with the senior population (55+ years old)?
5. How many years of training and/or facilitating experience?
6. Have you ever worked or volunteered for a non-profit?
7. What is your expected salary range?

Click the APPLY button to submit cover letter and resume by March 1.



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