Job Opportunities

Job Opportunities

We are a regional nonprofit microbusiness development and asset-building community organization serving the economic development needs of low-income new Americans in the Bay Area of California. We offer a unique model of microbusiness incubation and asset building, which gives individuals from traditionally challenged communities, which include new citizens, immigrants, refugees, women, and minorities, access to economic and social advancement. Our administrative offices are located in Berkeley, California, with satellite offices in Oakland and San Jose.

Open Positions

Women's Business Center Director (San Jose)

Small Business Development Coach/Instructor (San Jose)


Women's Business Center Director (San Jose)

Job Opening: Director, AnewAmerica Women’s Business Center – San Jose, CA

AnewAmerica Community Corporation Application Deadline Friday, April 14, 2017.

  • Background: AnewAmerica is a non-profit 501(c)(3) that provides training, business incubation and technical assistance to targeted communities for economic and social empowerment through a focus on entrepreneurship, asset building, social responsibility and civic engagement. We work with traditionally challenged communities, which include new Americans (new citizens, refugees and immigrants), women, minorities and low to moderate income households, to empower them to make their American dream a reality while contributing to the economic growth and social capital of their communities.

  • Position Summary: The AnewAmerica San Jose Women’s Business Center (WBC) Director plans and organizes a comprehensive array of business counseling services, public training and education programs, and business support services to meet the needs of business owners, start-ups, and nascent women entrepreneurs. The WBC focuses on providing these services to women, communities that are socially and economically disadvantaged, and to other business owners who seek support.
  • AnewAmerica’s WBC is a federally-funded program through the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Office of Women’s Business Ownership (OWBO). The WBC Director is responsible for ensuring successful day-to-day operation of the program, as well as fiscal control, reporting, and program compliance requirements for the WBC. The WBC requires that non-federal matching funds are also raised each year to support the program.

Role of the Director: This position is a leadership role in a small non-profit organization. The WBC Director is responsible for all aspects of planning, organizing, and implementing the goals of the WBC. The Director ensures that WBC program clients at various stages of business development receive the services and resources they need to help them succeed. The position also has a visible public role with extensive community relations activities, including interacting with other service agency partners and community stakeholders. The WBC Director also engages a volunteer advisory board to help plan events, develop programs, and strengthen community support for the Center’s activities. Key skills and abilities for a successful WBC program director include:

• Strong interpersonal skills, and the ability to work with/support a diverse base of entrepreneurial clients.
• Adept at training others in key business areas such as marketing and preparing financial statements.
• Adept at providing business counseling/technical assistance to entrepreneurial clients.
• Comfortable speaking to small and large groups.
• Creative in their ability to design and market the WBC program through a variety of methods and channels.
• Organized in record-keeping and reporting. In particular, detail-oriented and responsive to SBA and federal reporting deadlines.
• Collaborative, able to build positive peer relationships with many government offices, non-profit agencies, and other community stakeholders in the San Jose area.
• Strong relationship-building and relationship-management skills with all stakeholders (e.g. employees, clients, funders and partners.)
• Ability to lead, manage, develop and coach staff members working at the WBC.


A four-year college degree is required.
• A background in business, program management, marketing, banking or financial management with at least four years of direct experience in the private or non-profit sector
• Computer literacy is required, being adept using PCs with a Microsoft Office Suite (especially Excel), Adobe products, and internet research.
• Experience managing a federal grant program or previous work with the SBA is a plus.
• Experience leading teams and managing partnerships with various stakeholders.
•Market knowledge of the San Jose area’s business and residential communities is desirable.

Work Environment and Benefits: The office is located in San Jose. The work week is Monday - Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, with occasional evening and early morning meetings, as well as occasional overnight, out-of-town travel. The position is full-time salaried, exempt position and is not eligible for overtime. Benefits include paid vacation, health insurance and other benefits.

Salary: DOE

TO APPLY: Please read the full job description, and apply by sending a signed cover letter, resume, and references to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Please use “WBC San Jose Director” in the subject line. Application deadline is April 14, 2017.
AnewAmerica is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and considers all qualified applicants without regard to race, gender, disability, veteran status or other protected category.


Small Business Development Coach/Instructor (San Jose)

The Small Business Development Coach works under the supervision of the Director of Anewamerica's Womens Business Center located in San Jose, California. Individual will provide consultative business support, and business assistance services to assigned microenterprise and small business clients. Territory covers Santa Clara County. This is not a commission paid position.


  • Degree in Business Administration, Marketing, Economics, Finance, Accounting, or equivalent field experience

  • One (1) year of experience in business planning, business development, consulting, and counseling field

  • Excellent English writing and verbal communication skills

  • Bilingual (Spanish/English)

  • Experience working with the following industries (desirable): restaurant, retail, grocery stores, or café.

  • Excellent interpersonal skills and good head for business and team work environment

  • Previous work experience with diverse populations/desire to work with diverse populations

  • Strong analytical, math and financial skills

  • Passion for economic and social empowerment for microenterprises and small business owners.


  • Provide business support and client management advice to assigned small business clients.

  • Work one on one with small business owners to help them execute their business plans and strategies for the effective launch or expansion of their business.

  • Have excellent interpersonal skills, and a good head for business. The diverse pool of assigned entrepreneurs requires the business coach to be flexible with a broad depth of business knowledge.

  • Maintain and retain, for management, detailed records of consultations, and outcomes for each business entrepreneur assisted. Track changes in business revenue, changes in profit, job creations, and asset development.

  • Have the ability to communicate effectively in the areas of marketing, sales, product development, and branding.

  • Focus on supporting clients to develop and implement robust business plans, build effective and sustainable business models, be responsive to customer demand, embed financial management systems, and develop marketing plans and appropriate management systems.

  • Work closely with clients, consultants, and AnewAmerica staff.

  • Manage small business clients in all business stages (start-up, existing, and expansion).

  • Provide program support: establish and maintain relationships with entrepreneurs, collaborate with AnewAmerica staff and team by providing outreach within our communities, and work with our staff to ensure all program targets and goals are met.

  • Work with clients on and off site. Must be able to work occasional evenings and weekends.

  • Provide Anewamerica Business Incubation Trainings.
  • Record/monitor the progress of client business and all coaching/counseling session.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

To Apply: Please submit resume with salary history and cover letter to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  with the subject line "Small Business Development Coach/Instructor: San Jose

AnewAmerica is an equal opportunity employer that seeks diversity with respect to race, ethnic, culture, gender age, sexual orientation and physical abilities. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.