The Center for Women & Enterprise (CWE) is a dynamic, fast-paced, and intellectually stimulating non-profit organization, recognized nationally and dedicated to providing opportunities for women entrepreneurs and women in business to increase professional success, personal growth, and financial independence. Located in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont, CWE has worked with more than 30,000 entrepreneurs since 1995.
The Development Coordinator (DC)position is based in Boston, MA or Providence, RI. The DC reports to the VP of Strategic Partnerships (VPSP) and under her direction will support the Development and Women's Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) teams in implementing strategies that ensure sustainability and organizational growth. She/he will handle a wide range of administrative responsibilities including supporting all CWE events, maintaining the development database, and scheduling, travel, and communications needs of the VPSP. The DC maintains excellent working relationships with all CWE staff and stakeholders and uses considerable judgment and initiative to determine the approach or action to take in non-routine situations.
- Administratively supporting the VPSP as she develops new development partnerships and will work on special projects as requested
- Manages the calendar of the VPSP and independently schedules appointments and follow up notices
- Manage travel arrangements and organizing expense reports for the department
- Manage the invoicing and collection of WBENC corporate member dues
- Manage Corp Volunteer Program
- Conducts research on donor prospects, assembles materials for cultivation and solicitation visits, and collects and enters notes on donor visits into the Development Database.
- Update and create presentations in preparation for client meetings
- May be asked to write, prepare, and send thank you letters and acknowledgement letters under the supervision of the VPSP.
- When appropriate, serve as a contact and liaison to staff, Board of Directors, donors, and other key stakeholders.
- Preferably has knowledge of Supplier Diversity
- Other administrative duties as assigned.
Desired Education, Qualifications, Skills:
- Bachelor’s Degree,
- Experience supporting an executive with responsibilities that include writing, administrative tasks, interactions with stakeholders, employees and directors, and board members
- Excellent business verbal and written communication,
- Knowledge and experience creating presentations utilizing various presentation software
- Flexible, supports organizational change initiatives; is resilient,
- Proven working ability to multi-task; gets results,
- Takes initiative to ask questions in order to fully understand tasks assigned, the organization, and the needs of key stakeholders,
- Decisive and displays good judgment,
- Displays integrity, trustworthiness and maintains confidences
- Interprets and follows varied instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form,
- Detail oriented in all aspects of the position
- Establishes and maintains relationships (internal and external)
- Ability to occasionally travel (10%) within the CWE region
- Knowledge of donor support software (e.g. NXT)
- Working proficiency at an intermediate level in Microsoft Office Suite
How to Apply: Please submit a resume and thoughtful cover letter to KZouzoua@CWEonline.org. This position will remain open until filled.
COVID-19 Policies: We are currently allowing employees to work remotely, in response to the pandemic. Our office space is available to employees if they choose to use it, provided they follow all CDC-recommended safety procedures. We offer each employee a laptop to facilitate working from home. We will resume in-person operations when it is safe to do so and will communicate with our employees as we learn more about the timeline for resumption of in-person work.
Location: Manchester, NH. 100% Remote possible.
Salary: Commensurate with experience
Classification: Temporary – Full time
The Center for Women & Enterprise (CWE) is an economic development nonprofit founded in Boston in 1995 to lift up women who lift up the world. CWE is home to the largest cluster of the partially-SBA-funded Women's Business Centers in the country, covering Eastern Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Central Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Vermont. We believe that when women thrive economically, our families and communities thrive, and that a more equitable, inclusive economy is more effective and enjoyable. To do that, CWE offers business services - training, individual business counseling, and community connections - that help women start and grow their businesses. CWE operates the Veterans Business Outreach Center (VBOC) of New England and is a regional certifier for the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC).
About Our Work Together:
The Project Manager – COVID Recovery is responsible for the development and implementation of the COVID Recovery Project for the CWE NH Women’s Business Center. The incumbent drives programming for entrepreneurs seeking to recover from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on their businesses. Programming will include individual consultations and workshops on topics such as disaster recovery and strategic innovation. The person who fills this role will recruit and manage instructors and consultants, recommend and implement new programs, and make improvements to existing programs and services.
The ideal candidate has business ownership experience with a demonstrated knowledge of small business development and disaster recovery for small business. Core skills include innovation, organization, and relationship management. The right person for this position is a motivated self-starter who shares CWE’s commitment to diversity and inclusion.
Duties and Responsibilities
- Manage the WBC Supplemental Funding Opportunity for CWE NH Women’s Business Center
- Assess the needs of small business owners; recommend and assist with the development of programming to meet those needs
- Recruit, onboard and manage program consultants, instructors and volunteers – in partnership with other NH team members
- Work closely with the CWE NH Women’s Business Center Director to track and analyze activities and outcomes of programs – using our CRM, Neoserra
- Collect and manage data specific to the COVID Recovery Project
- Develop and deliver and/or coordinate the development and delivery of education and training programs specific to economic disaster recovery for small business
- Build alliances with CWE NH Women’s Business Center staff and external community partners to offer programs collaboratively.
- Implement marketing and outreach to reach new clients in conjunction with the Client Experience Coordinator
- Attend and speak at community meetings and events, occasionally
- Related duties as assigned
This Job is for you if:
- You believe our world thrives when women have opportunities to explore & pursue entrepreneurship
- You want to contribute to a more equitable and enjoyable economy.
- You have a sense of humor and are adaptable
- You don’t want to wait for the road map to be created, you want to collaborate to create the road map
You are a good fit for this job if:
- You have owned a small business and/or have worked in an advisory capacity for a small business and/or worked as a key member of a small business
- You are well versed in the needs of emerging entrepreneurs and growth-stage businesses, especially regarding sustainability in uncertain times
- Undergraduate degree in economics, business administration or liberal arts; MBA preferred (significant work/life experience may be considered in lieu of degrees)
- Minimum of 5-7 years of professional experience in one or more of the following fields: small business management, economic development, micro-enterprise, education, program development, entrepreneurship
- You are an innovative self-starter with ability to develop and drive new initiatives
- You really know how to listen. You can read between the lines and help people get clearer about their needs even if they don’t come to you with clarity
- You’re an excellent communicator across media: verbal (phone/video), email, mass communications, social media. You can maintain a consistent, professional, engaging voice across platforms
- You’re excellent with people and relationships come easy to you. You make connections between people & resources, and know how to bring them together
- You can respond quickly and keep track of lots of moving parts, both internally and externally
- You are able to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions, and problem solve on the go, especially in situations where only limited standardization exists.
- You can adjust your energy levels to create a welcoming, friendly, and approachable experience for all people. You’re adept at talking with people at all stages of business literacy and across a vast array of personality types and backgrounds
- You are self-motivated and love a dynamic working environment where every day is a little different
- Bilingual in Spanish and English is strongly preferred
- MS Office proficiency required
Required Certificates, Licenses, Registrations
- Required to have and maintain a valid Driver’s License and reliable mode of transportation
- Expect to work outside of normal business hours
- Most work will be done in communities throughout New Hampshire as opposed to in a traditional office setting
- Must communicate clearly and collaborate with internal and external stakeholders on an ongoing basis
Physical Demands: Walking, bending, sitting, typing at a keyboard, driving, and occasional lifting of up to 30 lbs.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Work Environment and Environmental Conditions
- The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate as the office is in a co-working space.
- No or very limited exposure to physical risk.
The Center for Women & Enterprise is an equal opportunity employer.
Interested candidates should submit a resume, thoughtful cover letter and salary requirements to Chandra Reber at email@example.com.