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) 

- Director of Programming (Oakland Headquarters)

- Operations Coordinator (Downtown-Oakland)

- Client Manager (San Jose) (2 openings)

Job Opening:  Women's Business Center Director (San Jose)

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: TheAnewAmerica 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.

Qualifications:  

• 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 8:30 am to 5:30 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 November 24, 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.

 

Job Opening:  Operations Coordinator (Downtown - Oakland)

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 Operations Coordinator supports the administrative functions of the organization. The position also supports the administrative needs of the CEO and Director of Finance. The coordinator also is responsible for the book keeping functions for the organization.

Role of the Operations Coordinator: This position is an administrative position that supports the headquarters of a small non-profit organization. The Operations Coordinator is responsible for supporting the administrative needs of the organization including book keeping functions, office supply management, records management and other administrative duties as assigned. In addition, the position supports the CEO and the Director of Finance. Key skills and abilities for a successful Operations Coordinator include:

  • Strong interpersonal skills, and the ability to work with and support diverse individuals and senior management.
  • Strong attention to detail and ability to accurately record information.
  • The ability to interact with diverse stakeholders such as clients, internal staff, funders, government agencies, vendors and other stakeholders.
  • Maintain and retain detailed records of various organization documents.
  • Responsible for first line HR duties such as payroll processing, time reporting and other duties.
  • Responsible for supply management for all offices of the organization.
  • Responsible for records management as it pertains to grants, contracts and personnel.
  • Execute other duties as assigned by CEO and/or Director of Finance.
  • Ability to analyze challenges and provide suggested solutions.
  • Support organization's presence across social media platforms.

Qualifications:

  • High School diploma or equivalent. (Bachelor's degree highly desirable)
  • Strong time management and organizational skills.
  • 1- 2 years experience working in an office environment in a similar role.
  • Excellent writing and verbal communication skills.
  • Bilingual (Spanish/English). (Highly Desirable)
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and good head for business and team work environment.
  • Ability to work with diverse populations in a manner that gains trust.
  • Strong analytical, math and financial skills.
  • Passion for economic and social empowerment for microenterprises and small business owners.
  • Computer literacy is required, being adept using PCs with a Microsoft Office Suite (especially Excel), Adobe products, and internet research.
  • Ability to work on projects with minimal supervision.

Work Environment and Benefits: The office is located in downtown Oakland near BART. The work week is Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. The position is full-time hourly, non-exempt position and is eligible for overtime. Benefits include paid vacation, health insurance and other benefits. Salary commensurate with experience.

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 “Operations Coordinator” in the subject line.  Application deadline is November 24, 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.

 

Job Opening: Client Manager (San Jose)

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 Client Manager works under the supervision of the Womens’ Business Center Director located in San Jose, California. The Client Manager works with a portfolio of entrepreneurs and small businesses to provide consultative business support and business assistance services. The Client Manager is responsible for accurately recording and tracking metrics of client progress as prescribed by the organization. The individual will need to have the ability to deliver our basic training curriculum and successfully coach entrepreneurs and refer them to appropriate resources as needed. The Client Manager will possess the ability to work with diverse populations and underserved communities in support of our mission.
  • Role of the Client Manager: This position is a portfolio management and relationship management role in a small non-profit organization. The Client Manager is responsible for working with assigned clients over a period of time to coach, advise and position them for business success. The role encompasses coaching and training on various aspects of opening, sustaining and growing a small business enterprise. In addition, the Client Manager is expected to use required tracking and monitoring tools to document, measure and report the progress of clients in their portfolio. The Client Manager also needs to have the ability to conduct business development and work with external and internal stakeholders to develop participants for our services. Key skills and abilities for a successful Client Manager include:Strong interpersonal skills, and the ability to work with/support a diverse base of clients.
    • 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.
    • Maintain and retain detailed records of consultations, and outcomes for each business entrepreneur assisted. Track changes in business revenue, changes in profit, job creations, and asset development.
    • 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 external and internal stakeholders.
    • 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 Training as needed
  • Qualifications:
    • A background in business, program management, marketing, banking or financial management with at least 2 years of direct experience in the private or non-profit sector.
    • Degree in Business Administration, Marketing, Economics, Finance, Accounting, or equivalent professional experience.
    • One (1) year of experience in business planning, business development, consulting, small business counseling and /or portfolio management.
    • Excellent writing and verbal communication skills.
    • Bilingual (Vietnamese/English).
    • Experience working with businesses in various industries. (desirable)
    • Excellent interpersonal skills and good head for business and team work environment.
    • Ability to work with diverse populations in a manner that gains trust.
    • Strong analytical, math and financial skills
    • Work Environment and Benefits: The office is located in San Jose. The work week is Monday - Friday, 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 “Client Manager – San Jose” in the subject line.  Applications accepted until vacancy is filled.
  • 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.
  • Job Opening: Client Manager (2) - San Jose
  • 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 Client Manager works under the supervision of the Womens’ Business Center Director located in San Jose,California. The Client Manager works with a portfolio of entrepreneurs and small businesses to provide consultative business support and business assistance services. The Client Manager is responsible for accurately recording and tracking metrics of client progress as prescribed by the organization. The individual will need to have the ability to deliver our basic training curriculum and successfully coach entrepreneurs and refer them to appropriate resources as needed. The Client Manager will possess the ability to work with diverse populations and underserved communities in support of our mission.
  • Role of the Client Manager: This position is a portfolio management and relationship management role in a small non-profit organization. The Client Manager is responsible for working with assigned clients over a period of time to coach, advise and position them for business success. The role encompasses coaching and training on various aspects of opening, sustaining and growing a small business enterprise. In addition, the Client Manager is expected to use required tracking and monitoring tools to document, measure and report the progress of clients in their portfolio. The Client Manager also needs to have the ability to conduct business development and work with external and internal stakeholders to develop participants for our services. Key skills and abilities for a successful Client Manager include: 
  •           Strong interpersonal skills, and the ability to work with/support a diverse base of clients.
    • 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.
    • Maintain and retain detailed records of consultations, and outcomes for each business entrepreneur assisted. Track changes in business revenue, changes in profit, job creations, and asset development.
    • 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 external and internal stakeholders.
    • 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 Training as needed.
  • Qualifications:

A background in business, program management, marketing, banking or financial management with at least 2 years of direct experience in the private or non-profit sector.

  • Degree in Business Administration, Marketing, Economics, Finance, Accounting, or equivalent professional experience.
  • One (1) year of experience in business planning, business development, consulting, small business counseling and /or portfolio management.
  • Excellent writing and verbal communication skills.
  • Bilingual in Spanish (Highly desirable)
  • Experience working with businesses in various industries. (desirable)
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and good head for business and team work environment.
  • Ability to work with diverse populations in a manner that gains trust.
  • Strong analytical, math and financial skills
  • Passion for economic and social empowerment for microenterprises and small business owners.
  • Computer literacy is required, being adept using PCs with a Microsoft Office Suite (especially Excel), Adobe products, and internet research.
  • Market knowledge of the San Jose/Santa Clara County areas' business and residential communities is desirable.

 

  • Work Environment and Benefits: The office is located in San Jose. The work week is Monday - Friday, 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 “Client Manager (2) - San Jose ” in the subject line. Applications accepted until vacancy is filled.
    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.