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.
California FarmLink is hiring a Credit Analyst. Location: Aptos, CA.
Join California FarmLink’s lending team to support California farmers and vibrant local food systems. The individual in this position will play a key role in the expansion of FarmLink’s agricultural lending as a Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI), nationally unique in its focus on supporting the land and capital needs of next generation farmers. The Credit Analyst is responsible for performing complete credit analysis to assist lenders in the credit decision process. A key success factor in this position will be the effective assessment of business health, and the applicant’s willingness and ability to repay the loan.
Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center is hiring a Finance Director. Location: San Francisco, California.
Renaissance’s Finance Director plays a key leadership role in all financial administration matters within the organization. Essential duties and responsibilities include financial leadership, financial management and analysis, and overseeing the organization’s financial administration and treasury activities.
Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center is hiring a Director of Development and Communications. Location: San Francisco, California.
Renaissance seeks an entrepreneurial Development and Communications Director to join our passionate team and work in all aspects of fund development. The ideal candidate possesses a commitment to our mission, an exceptional level of personal responsibility, and is adept at both conveying our message persuasively to capture financial resources while managing back-office processes to ensure a strong and responsive development department. The Development and Communications Director is responsible for directing and implementing all fundraising activities to secure and grow our organizational budget (currently $3.7M). They are a member of our leadership team and work closely with Renaissance’s CEO and board of directors. Renaissance receives major funding from government, corporate, foundation and individual sources; this colleague will manage and grow these resources while building a more robust individual and major gifts program.
Feed The Hunger is hiring a Loan Officer. Location: California’s Central Valley.
The loan officer underwrites and efficiently processes small business loan requests from a wide range of businesses from startups to established businesses preparing for expansion; works closely with staff in the field to meet loan and portfolio management metrics, and lending department objectives related to impact, portfolio quality, and strong team dynamic.
Greenlining Institute is hiring a President & CEO. Location: Oakland, CA.
The Greenlining Institute seeks a courageous, strategic, collaborative, and visionary leader to build on its legacy of advancing economic opportunity and empowering people of color; ensure consistent achievement of its mission and financial objectives; and position the organization for strategic growth while embodying an unrelenting focus on equity.
Pacific Community Ventures is hiring a Credit Analyst. Location: Oakland, CA.
Are you a driven individual who is passionate about building a more equitable society? If so, please consider joining Pacific Community Ventures as our Credit Analyst. As a mission-driven lender, we have invested in small businesses across the state of California to help them strengthen and grow their practices. You’ll work with our team to underwrite and monitor the organization’s growing portfolio of loans for California small businesses.
Women’s Economic Ventures is hiring a Thrive Program Coordinator. Location: Santa Barbara, CA.
The Thrive Program Coordinator is an organized and innovative individual who assists with coordination, planning, and implementation of WEV’s Thrive program which helps Thrive clients stabilize and grow their businesses. This position is an active member of the program team, focusing on strengthening programs through program marketing and outreach, managing volunteer support, client enrollment and onboarding, and event coordination. Our Program Coordinator develops strong customer relationships and provides our clients with a valuable and supportive experience. This position also supports additional projects as needed.
Women’s Economic Ventures is hiring a Business Advisor for the Thrive Program. Location: Santa Barbara/Ventura, CA.
Our Business Advisors work 1:1 with clients to analyze business processes and outcomes, review process efficiency and adequacy and recommend options for improving our clients’ business performance and profits. Business Advisors also discuss project progress with clients. The Business Advisor’s job is not to make decisions or solve problems for clients but to coach and facilitate the development of those skills and support clients in making prudent judgments that will help ensure the long-term growth and success of their business.
Women’s Economic Ventures is hiring a Marketing Specialist. Location: Santa Barbara/Ventura, CA.
Women’s Economic Ventures (WEV), a non-profit organization dedicated to creating an equitable and just society through the economic empowerment of women, seeks to hire a full-time Marketing Specialist based in either WEV’s Santa Barbara or Ventura office. The Marketing Specialist position requires a capable, energetic, detail-oriented individual who is highly collaborative and can work with a variety of team members to effectively publicize and promote WEV’s programs, services, and benefits to the communities we serve.
Women’s Economic Ventures is hiring a Director of Development. Location: Santa Barbara, CA.
The Director of Development will provide strategic leadership in the creation and implementation of a comprehensive fundraising plan that reflects a diverse portfolio including an individual donor program, annual appeals, corporate sponsorship, special events and major gifts. The Director of Development will create the vision for fundraising growth and ensure implementation of a multi-year development plan that supports and aligns with the vision for growth and overall strategic plan. The director supervises a Development Coordinator and a Development Assistant. The director also works closely with the Grants team to accomplish annual grant goals and objectives.
Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center is hiring a Development Coordinator. Location: San Francisco, CA.
Renaissance is seeking a Development Coordinator to join our passionate Development Team, providing administrative support and engaging in all aspects of fundraising. The ideal candidate will be a communicative team player who enjoys data/impact-driven work. They will strive to maintain and strengthen a diverse funding base. Renaissance’s current organizational budget of $3.6M is comprised of funding from government, corporate, foundation and individual sources; the Development Coordinator will support the maintenance of these funds and relationships.
NorCal SBDC is hiring a Client Process Manager. Location: Eureka, CA.
The Manager of Client Process and Call Center will be responsible for planning, implementing, and managing a new region-wide Call Center. The Norcal SBDC is part of Humboldt State University’s Sponsored Programs Foundation. The program serves the business community in 36 northern counties of California with non-credit education and consulting.
AnewAmerica is hiring a Women’s Business Center Director. Location: San Jose, CA.
The AnewAmerica Women’s Business Center (WBC) Director, San Jose 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. The position reports to the Director or Programming.
AnewAmerica is hiring a Director of Finance. Location: Oakland, CA.
The Director of Finance oversees AnewAmerica’s financial operations of the organization. The position works with and reports to the CEO. The Director of Finance is a key hands-on position leading AnewAmerica’s accounting department and supervises the organization’s in-house bookkeeping personnel.
Prospera is hiring an Operations Coordinator. Location: Oakland, CA.
The Operations Coordinator handles daily nonprofit operations at Prospera to ensure the organization’s efficient and effective operations. The ideal candidate is a passionate, hands-on, bilingual (English/Spanish), and culturally competent team player and solutions-oriented problem solver. This position will be responsible for anchoring the team with robust management of infrastructure, accounts payable processing and administrative support.
California Reinvestment Coalition is hiring a Program Director. Location: San Francisco, CA.
The CRC Program Director will lead our programs team in building a more just and equitable economy. As a member of the senior executive team, the Program Director will supervise CRC Program Associates in the Bay Area and Southern California. This position is based in our San Francisco Office and reports to the Executive Director.
California Reinvestment Coalition is hiring a Southern California Program Associate. Location: Los Angeles, CA.
CRC‘s new Program Associate will lead our programmatic work in Southern California. Together with CRC’s Program Director develop CRC’s regional corporate and government policy for the Southern California region including the areas of Los Angeles, San Diego, San Bernardino, Riverside, and the Coachella Valley. This position is based in the greater Los Angeles region and supervised by the Program Director.
La Cocina is hiring a Kitchen Associate. Location: San Francisco, CA.
La Cocina’s Program team is looking to add a kitchen associate for the 2948 Folsom Street facility. Your job will be to keep our kitchen – the heart of our program – running in top shape for the use of our 30 active users. You will also be part of intentionally cultivating our unique, multi-cultural kitchen community, providing culinary assistance, and supporting participants as they grow businesses out of the facility. You’ll spend the majority of time in the kitchen and also be excited to provide insights, guidance, and culinary education to the entrepreneurs as they grow their businesses. You are energized by the thought of working in a kitchen full of businesses led by women, leading teams of women and people of color from all over the globe. You are the kind of person who equally cares about cleaning the corners of a walk-in refrigerator and structural racism and can talk about it fluently in both English and Spanish (other languages a bonus!).
La Cocina is hiring a Director of Development and Communications. Location: San Francisco, CA.
Since 2005, La Cocina has worked with talented, working-class entrepreneurs to launch, grow and formalize food businesses. We currently have 53 graduate businesses and 36 businesses in our incubator. The Director of Development and Communications will manage all fundraising, friend-raising, and communications for the organization. We’re lean but hungry, and the Director will work on high-level strategy as well as day-to-day communications.
La Cocina is hiring a Development and Communications Associate. Location: San Francisco, CA.
Our Communications and Development Associate provides the fundamental link between La Cocina and the rest of the world. It begins with learning and communicating internally with clients and staff and translating that to the general public through marketing efforts at events–culminating with successful fundraising for La Cocina. The mark of a successful person in this role is the love and respect of the general public for the work of La Cocina and to delight in the success of our alumni.
La Cocina is hiring a Director of Earned Income. Location: San Francisco, CA.
This position joins La Cocina’s team with existing revenue streams in place and a burgeoning strategic plan that places an emphasis on the growth of those streams. The position begins with limited additional support but has the opportunity to grow intentionally and quickly. The Director will manage a Retail Manager, Catering Accounts Manager, Catering Admin, and partner with our Events team.
La Cocina is hiring an AR/AP Bookkeeper. Location: San Francisco, CA.
- The position works off-site, remotely with a twice-weekly office presence for AP/AR material collection, checks and deposit processing
- Support La Cocina’s Office Manager with timely payment of bills, billing of clients, and AR management
- Maintain consistent reconciliation records for La Cocina
Opportunity Finance Network is hiring a Senior Associate for Programs. Location: Washington, D.C.
The Senior Associate, Knowledge Sharing is responsible for coordinating a collaborative design process for developing new programs, and the implementation of complex programs that build the capacity of CDFIs. This position involves coordinating cross-departmental teams within OFN, liaising with external stakeholders such as funders and members, and leading processes that may include these and other constituencies.
Opportunity Finance Network is hiring an Investment Officer. Location: Washington, D.C.
This position is primarily responsible for evaluating new investments and assisting to manage OFN’s on and off-balance sheet portfolios. The Investment Officer will analyze debt and equity investment opportunities using loan portfolio and financial statement data and in-depth conversations with organizations’ senior management teams. Through attending conferences and events, he/she will develop relationships with OFN’s CDFI members and work across OFN’s teams to support OFN’s mission.
AEO is hiring a Chief Executive Officer for myWay to Credit. Location: Washington, D.C.
The CEO will have primary responsibility for leading company operations; overseeing overall growth strategy; continuously optimizing the product for a superior customer experience; managing data privacy risks; and leading financial and organizational management, external communications, and marketing and sales efforts. She/he will be responsible for building and leading a team with the required expertise and skills to deliver results on goals, achieve fundraising and revenue objectives, and establishing strategic partnerships with financial institutions and others in order to reach the ambitious growth targets. She/he will also be responsible for partner and investor relationships, and the relationship with the parent company, AEO, as well as the myWay to Credit board of directors. As the CEO, she/he will also be responsible for establishing, achieving, and reporting on financials and milestones to the parent company, investors and other stakeholders.
Prospera is hiring a Client Success Manager. Location: Oakland, CA.
The Client Success Manager is a new position designed to accelerate the incubation of cooperative businesses and initiatives led by and for Latina immigrant entrepreneurs. In addition to providing direct business development technical assistance to the most advanced entrepreneurs in our programs, this position will lead the development of a system to help ensure client success throughout Prospera’s entire three-year program cycle – from recruitment to community engagement to training to business launch to incubation and growth. The ideal candidate is a passionate, hands-on, bilingual (Spanish/English), and culturally competent team player with extensive business development expertise. They are flexible – able to work weekends and evenings to be responsive to our clients’ schedules – and demonstrates a high capacity for self-management as well as team collaboration. The ideal candidate has a basic understanding of cooperative principles and is willing to invest in professional development to advance skills and competency in this field. This position offers ample opportunity for leadership and advancement.
Access Plus Capital is hiring a Business Development Specialist. Location: Fresno, CA.
The Business Development Specialist will work under Business Development Director for Access Plus Capital, dba of Fresno CDFI, a subsidiary of Fresno Economic Opportunities Commission (Fresno EOC). The Business Development Specialist is responsible for representing Access Plus Capital in its lending activities and originating new loan transactions. The ideal candidate will have at least 2 years’ experience in economic development and in lending. Knowledge of SBA programs is helpful.
Norcal SBDC is hiring a Training & Curriculum Manager. Location: Northern California (exact location negotiable).
Under the general supervision of the SBDC Associate Director of Programs, the Training and Curriculum Manager is responsible for establishing and implementing a region-wide non-credit education and training plan that captures existing curriculums and includes new curriculums aligned with the needs of SBDC business clients. This position will catalog existing trainings, identify best practices, oversee the creation of new curriculum, and coordinate with 20+ SBDC centers and providers of services. The Training and Curriculum Manager will research and recommend to management a course of action for online webinars/trainings, and implement a region-wide online training solution. This position requires some travel throughout northern California. The ideal candidate will be self-motivated, resourceful, and have impeccable communication skills.
Working Solutions is hiring an Impact Data Manager (temporary). Location: San Francisco, CA.
This temporary position will provide coverage for select responsibilities of the Director of Compliance and Impact (DCI) while she is on maternity leave. This position reports to the Chief Development Officer (CDO). Key duties:
- Support CDO and CEO in applying for grants and earned income opportunities
- Manage all portfolio and impact reporting for internal leadership, external funders, and other regulators or partners; this includes regular data monitoring and analysis for accuracy and trends with support from the Fund Development and Impact Associate
- Serve as Project Manager for annual U.S. Treasury CDFI Fund application and reporting processes, including overseeing complex data and reporting requirements among staff, C-suite, and external consultant
- Serve as Evaluation Project Manager for our Entrepreneurs of Color Fund program, including close collaboration with two partners and external consulting firm