Employment Opportunities in the Micro Enterprise Sector
To submit a job announcement for a microbusiness industry position, please send a link or a Word document to Daniela Fernandez-Ulen. Job postings will be considered filled after 90 days unless otherwise notified.
The Runway Project is hiring an Oakland Project Director. Location: Bay Area, CA.
The Runway Project, launched in 2017 and headquartered in Oakland, CA, has made a significant positive impact on the lives of its portfolio entrepreneurs. Building upon this success, the project is embarking on a very exciting growth phase by partnering with Self-Help Federal Union, and The Real People’s Fund to extend “Friends & Family” funding to the greater Oakland Bay Area. The initiative is seeking a local Project Director to lead this effort. The ideal candidate would be passionate about supporting Black-owned businesses, disrupting traditional financial sector practices, and supporting the building of an intentional entrepreneur community. The Project Director will work closely with entrepreneurs, the local small business support ecosystem, local investors, financial partners and The Runway Project national team. The Project Director will lead a small team of self-starters who are ready to roll up their sleeves and support various aspects of the organization based on its values and needs.
The Runway Project is hiring a Part-Time Strategic Project Manager. Location: Remote.
The Runway Project seeks a Strategic Project Manager who shares our vision, values and commitment to closing the racial wealth gap by providing culturally relevant capital and business support to Black-owned businesses. At Runway, you will perform within an innovative culture that’s focused on transformational change in how we do business. You will leverage your skills to support strategic planning and organizing, implementing, and reporting of major strategic projects to continue building the capacity and increasing the effectiveness of our programs. This position reports to the Founder and will work remotely. The position will start out as a twenty (20) hour a week commitment with the opportunity to increase hours and move into a full-time position as we continue to expand.
Kitchen Table Advisors is hiring a Cross-Region Program Director. Location: Northern California.
This is a new position to lead cross-regional program coordination that helps connect the dots between strategy, operations, and resource generation, with the ultimate objective of partnering with and supporting KTA’s regional program Directors to fuel the economic viability of a multiracial next generation of sustainable small farms and ranches in Northern California. Participate in Director-level leadership to help guide and steward the organization. Live organizational values of equity, empathy, transformational leadership, ecological responsibility, and resilience.
Women’s Economic Ventures is hiring a Bilingual Program Coordinator. Location: Santa Barbara, CA.
An organized, relatable and customer-driven individual who coordinates all aspects of the client experience in the Spanish programs. This position is an active member of the Program team, participating in collaborative planning processes to deliver impactful programs and services that target WEV and the Women’s Business Center’s (WBC) Spanish-speaking clients. By focusing on meeting clients where they are, this position ensures the entire program journey is effective and empowering from initial exposure, through enrollment and completion of services.
California FarmLink is hiring a Senior Associate: Land Access & Farm Business Education. Location: Aptos, CA.
The Senior Associate is a critical member of FarmLink’s Land Access and Farm Business Education Program team, consisting of land tenure experts, farm business educators and technical assistance providers. This position will primarily help develop and execute FarmLink’s “Wealth Building” Strategic Initiative, an approach that integrates land and capital access with business training to support success among Latina and Latino entrepreneurs in Central Coast communities. The Senior Associate will assist with developing and conducting both Spanish- and English-language adult education programs for small business owners and emerging farm entrepreneurs, and work one-on-one with farmers to approach business challenges related to land tenure and capital management. Serving as an initial “point of contact” for farmers and landholders in the Central Coast and Central Valley, the Senior Associate will manage relationships with farmers by assessing their business goals and priorities, and facilitating technical assistance tailored to farmer needs, from FarmLink’s land and capital access teams.
North Coast SBDC is hiring a Finance and Operations Manager. Location: Eureka, CA.
Under the direction of the North Coast SBDC Center Director, this position will be an experienced and organized professional who is skilled at managing multiple levels of complexity with discipline and attention to detail. This position will be responsible for overseeing the financial and operational aspects of North Coast SBDC. This includes supervising the Center Coordinator, and student interns.
FHLBank of San Francisco is hiring a Sr. Financial Credit Analyst. Location: San Francisco, CA.
Responsible for providing credit underwriting services in support of the Bank’s secured and capital markets credit. This includes managing the Bank’s credit risk exposure to an assigned portfolio of financial institutions including banks (large, regional and international), savings institutions, credit unions, and insurance companies on an ongoing basis by recommending appropriate exposure limits and collateral status for each institution.
Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center is hiring a Client Success Coordinator. Location: Richmond, CA.
Our ideal new colleagues engage enthusiastically with clients and the public, take ownership in their work, appreciate the story that client data tells, and are passionate about economic opportunity and our impact. They will be active in recruiting clients, marketing our programs, supporting our classes and events, tracking client services and keeping our virtual (and eventually physical) offices/incubator humming smoothly.
Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center is hiring a Client Services Coordinator. Location: San Francisco, CA.
Our ideal new colleague engage enthusiastically with clients and the public, take ownership in their work, appreciate the story that client data tells, and are passionate about economic opportunity and our impact. They will be active in recruiting clients, marketing our programs, supporting our classes and events, tracking client services and keeping our virtual (and eventually physical) offices/incubator humming smoothly.
Self-Help Credit Union is hiring a Program Associate, CA Small Business Coalition for Racial Justice. Location: Oakland, CA.
This is a unique opportunity to join a leader in community development finance for a one-year grant funded position to support our efforts to build and lead a Coalition of community development lenders and nonprofits throughout California who have expertise in working with small businesses, especially those run by Black and Brown entrepreneurs, and serving low-income, low-wealth communities in California. The Coalition will apply a racial equity lens to guide our work, and engage in the following activities: 1) identify barriers facing Black and Brown entrepreneurs and small businesses, 2) expand access to capital directly and by partnering with other efforts in California, 3) document learnings regarding how to restructure risk, and 4) engage in policy discussions at municipal and state levels, to lay the foundation for structural change in the community development lending system.
Chicanos Por La Causa, Inc. is hiring a Senior Credit Officer / Portfolio Manager. Location: Phoenix, AZ.
The Senior Credit Officer is responsible for oversight of credit policy and procedures, credit analysis and quality assurance, underwriting and portfolio management. This includes effectively managing the quality of Prestamos’ small business loan portfolio and New Market Tax Credit portfolio by ensuring strict adherence to Prestamos Credit Policy, strong underwriting and diligent portfolio quality review. Additionally, the SCO is responsible for managing the operations staff and daily operational functions necessary to support the loan portfolio.
CDC Small Business Finance is hiring an Internal Loan Officer. Location: State of California.
The Internal Loan Officer reports directly to the Vice President of Sales. This person will help develop new online customer acquisition channels, assess new ways to process these leads, and pre-qualify loan prospects acquired from new sources. The goal of this position is create new online acquisition channels to generate a stable volume of prequalified loan leads that will be referred to other Small Business Product team members for further review. The ideal candidate will have strong experience in the Fin Tech industry, be self-motivated and driven to achievement.
The Cal Asian Chamber of Commerce is hiring a Project Director. Location: Sacramento, CA.
The Southwest Region Small Business Transportation Resource Center (SBTRC) Project Director oversees the strategic direction and implementation of the Southwest Region Small Business Transportation Resource Center (SBTRC). The Project Director designs strategic plans and services for the small business community and ensures the execution of program goals and deliverables for the Southwest Region SBTRC grant. The position provides leadership and oversight for program activities and initiatives designed to attract new MBE and DBE businesses and to support existing businesses that are classified as economically and socially disadvantaged. S/he will also work closely with partner organizations and subject matter experts to plan and execute events, webinars, and business development opportunities to serve potential and existing businesses. The Project Director will manage one other project staff to ensure all project activities under the Southwest SBTRC are implemented effectively and efficiently, and all goals are successfully met.
The Cal Asian Chamber of Commerce is hiring a Program Officer for SBTRC Bonding Education Program. Location: Sacramento, CA.
The Southwest Region Small Business Transportation Resource Center (SBTRC) Program Officer supports the Southwest Region Small Business Transportation Resource Center (SBTRC) Project Director in the execution of the Bonding Education Program (BEP) goals and deliverables for the Southwest Region SBTRC grant. The position is responsible for developing training and capacity building activities designed to assist new MBE and DBE businesses and to support existing businesses that are classified as economically and socially disadvantaged. S/he will work closely with partner organizations and subject matter experts to plan and execute events and webinars to address the needs of businesses to become bond-ready, as well as one-on-one sessions with local surety bonding professionals to help in assembling the materials necessary for a complete bond application. . The Program Officer will support the Project Director to ensure all project activities under the Southwest SBTRC are implemented effectively and efficiently, and all BEP goals are successfully met.
Women’s Economic Ventures is hiring a Learning Solutions Manager. Location: Santa Barbara/Ventura, CA.
WEV and the Women’s Business Center (WBC) has placed improving the quality and delivery of its programming at the top of its strategic priorities, and the primary purpose of the Learning Solutions Manager will be to oversee the implementation and success of this initiative, particularly the implementation of a Learning Management System. WEV and the WBC are committed to developing and delivering business trainings for both English and Spanish speakers.
California Reinvestment Coalition is hiring a Strategic Communications Manager. Location: San Francisco Bay Area/Los Angeles, CA.
The ideal candidate is familiar with issues related to redlining practices and/or access to capital for BIPOC communities. He/She/They are passionate about working to tell the history and legacy of structural racism, the decades of advocacy to rectify the exclusion of BIPOC communities from financial systems and building wealth, and how communities work to address this embedded racism. He/She/They are an excellent writer and strategic storyteller, an experienced generator of earned and social media, an exceptional spokesperson with a successful record of communicating on behalf of and raising the visibility of Executive Leadership.
The Sustainable Economies Law Center is hiring a Policy & Legislative Advocate. Location: Oakland, CA.
This position will leverage the Law Center’s expertise in our primary issue areas — land, labor, and law — to advance powerful, relevant policy solutions to real issues that impact our constituents. Our communities of interest include immigrant communities, BIPOC, poor, low-income, and other marginalized people, as well as small businesses, cooperatives, and democratic community-owned projects that are primarily led by and benefit these communities. A major project for 2021 will be helping to coordinate a multi-stakeholder campaign for a worker ownership-centered state economic recovery agenda.
Working Solutions is hiring a Loan Processing Associate. Location: San Francisco, CA.
The Lending team is responsible for converting an application into a successful funded loan. As such the team must know the products provided by the organization, and the conditions that are necessary for applicants to successfully qualify for products. The Loan Processing Associate will review applications, provide timely feedback to the applicant, collect and verify required documents, verify compliance to lending guidelines, and finalize the loan through a comprehensive review process. Provide support to the Lending Manager on day to day operation of the Lending team. This person is detailed-oriented with excellent administrative skills and has good customer service skills. This person should also have some knowledge of accounting or credit and excellent data management skills.
Working Solutions is hiring a Loan Servicing Associate. Location: San Francisco, CA.
Loan Servicing Associate responsibilities include the daily servicing of the loan portfolio for Working Solutions, on-boarding loans into all necessary systems, monitoring loan payments/collections, accurately entering loan payments into loan servicing software (DownHome), monthly invoicing, delinquency notices, administering pay-offs, responding to borrower’s loan servicing requests, UCC filings, business insurance, credit reporting and monitoring borrower’s missing documentation. This person is detailed-oriented with excellent administrative skills and has good customer service skills. This person should also have some knowledge of accounting or credit and excellent data management skills.
Working Solutions is hiring a Portfolio Manager. Location: San Francisco, CA.
The Portfolio Management team is responsible for onboarding new loans, servicing loans, and reporting on the loan portfolio performance. This team ensures that the organization meets its programmatic and impact goals, and remains in compliance with legal and funder entities. As team lead, the Portfolio Manager will provide oversight and build the Portfolio Team. This person will be a critical thinker, have excellent data management skills, and high level of analytical skills, to make and communicate decisions effectively. This person will work closely with Finance so should have some accounting background and they will also be responsible for loan modifications, so should know credit.
Working Solutions is hiring a Chief Financial Officer. Location: San Francisco, CA.
Working Solutions is a certified, nonprofit CDFI that works with entrepreneurs who want to start and grow thriving local businesses in the San Francisco Bay Area. We are seeking an experienced CFO to join our Leadership Team. The CFO has overall responsibility for ensuring Working Solutions’ financial strength, stability, risk management, and appropriate operational and capital liquidity through the management of Working Solutions’ budget, financial performance, and organizational metrics.