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If you're creative, driven, and passionate about working with small businesses, Entrepreneur Works might have just the opportunity for you! Below you will find available openings for staff employment as well as internship opportunities.

The staff at Entrepreneur Works has always been there for me, through the good and the bad. They believe in me when others don't, support me when I feel like turning around, and cheer every time I cross the finish line."

Joel Austin, CEO of Daddy University Inc.

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Development and Communications Manager

POSITION: Development and Communications Manager

REPORTS TO: President & CEO; Managing Director

THE ORGANIZATION:

Entrepreneur Works Fund is a non-profit, certified Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) focused on growing small businesses and creating jobs in the Philadelphia metropolitan area. Our mission is to cultivate and promote successful entrepreneurs among underserved populations and in underserved areas of the region — entrepreneurs who then become economic engines in their own communities.

By connecting hundreds of entrepreneurs each year with access to loan capital, one-on-one technical assistance, business training and networking opportunities, Entrepreneur Works Fund helps promising individuals develop economic self-sufficiency and create job opportunities through business ownership. We support hundreds of aspiring and established entrepreneurs each year, with a particular focus on those who are low- to moderate-income; women; immigrants; members of racial or ethnic minority groups; or are otherwise underserved.

Since 1998 Entrepreneur Works has impacted approximately 5,000 microenterprises and advanced 457 microloans, investing a total of more than $1.7 million directly into neighborhood businesses.

For more information, please visit www.MyEntrepreneurWorks.org

Position Summary:

This position requires a flexible, energetic, detail-oriented and highly organized individual with exceptional communications skills to manage the organization’s fundraising and communications efforts. The Development & Communications Manager will work closely with the President to identify and cultivate new funding opportunities as well as managing and monitoring our existing portfolio of grants, contracts and donors. Through grant writing, sponsor development, reporting and pipeline building, this person will play a key role in supporting Entrepreneur Work Fund’s financial sustainability and expansion. Candidates should also have experience working independently, comfort managing their own projects, the ability to quickly learn and are confident offering new ideas.

 

KEY Responsibilities of DEVELOPMENT & COMMUNICATIONS MANAGER:

 

Resource Development:

  • Crafts, edits, and submits grant proposals and progress reports to federal, state, and local government funders, as well as private foundations and corporate contributors.
  • Prepares sponsorship, donor request, and thank-you letters to individual and corporate contributors.
  • Manages all aspects of annual appeal campaign (direct mail and online giving) geared toward individual donors.
  • Researches and investigates prospective new corporate, foundation, and government funders and sponsors.
  • Works with President & CEO to develop and implement new fundraising strategies, with a focus on reaching out to new categories of individual and corporate donors.
  • Coordinates regular meetings of Board-level Resource Development and Special Events committees.
  • Leads planning, sponsorship outreach, and coordination for annual fundraising event.
  • Prepares special reports and presentations as requested by the President & CEO.

 

Communications

 

  • Develops and implements a communications plan to engage funders, donors and stakeholders.
  • Manages Entrepreneur Works’ website (redesigned and launched in May 2016).
  • Coordinates with the Marking team to develop content for digital communications featuring resources and information for clients, funders, and other key stakeholders
  • Ensures consistent branding and messaging across all communications platforms.
  • Updates program fact sheets, writes client success stories, and assembles other information as needed.
  • Cultivates and circulates to local and national media contacts re: organizational activities and events, as well as op-eds and client success stories. Writes Letters to the Editor on behalf of organization.
  • Attends and participates in Board and Executive Committee meetings; prepares meeting minutes.
  • Coordinates meetings of Board-level Communications committee.
  • Recruits and supervises Communications interns and volunteers.
  • Manages annual data collection process and summer interns to conduct client outcomes surveys.

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

 

  • Minimum of a B.A. degree and 2-3 years of relevant work experience required.
  • Proven superior written, verbal and interpersonal communications skills required.
  • Experience in grant writing for nonprofits and event planning required. Experience with media relations preferred.
  • Highly motivated and organized; detail-oriented; able to handle multiple tasks and work creatively and independently
  • Must be committed to Entrepreneur Works’ mission of growing successful entrepreneurs and small businesses in underserved communities.
  • Demonstrated interest in microfinance, entrepreneurship development, and working with diverse and underserved populations.
  • Experience with web-based media, social media platforms, content management systems, and customer relationship management systems.
  • Proven proficiency in MS Office Suite; graphic design skills (i.e. InDesign, Photoshop) a plus.

 

SALARY: Salary commensurate with experience, plus full benefits package.

 

APPLICATIONS DUE: October 15, 2018

 

START DATE: November 2018

 

TO APPLY: Please send a cover letter describing your interest and qualifications and a resume via e-mail (with “Development & Communications Manager” in the Subject Line) to Leslie Benoliel (lbenoliel@entre-works.org). No phone calls please.

 

Loan Portfolio Manager – Apply by August 31, 2018!

POSITION: Loan Portfolio Manager

REPORTS TO: President & CEO; Managing Director

THE ORGANIZATION:

Entrepreneur Works Fund is a non-profit, certified Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) focused on growing small businesses and creating jobs in the Philadelphia metropolitan area. Our mission is to cultivate and promote successful entrepreneurs among underserved populations and in underserved areas of the region — entrepreneurs who then become economic engines in their own communities.

Our loan portfolio provides affordable microloans between $500 and $50,000 to entrepreneurs who might otherwise be unable to secure capital from a traditional bank. We have no minimum credit score and can be flexible around collateral as well as the age and revenue of the business. By connecting hundreds of entrepreneurs each year with access to capital, one-on-one technical assistance, business training and networking opportunities, Entrepreneur Works Fund helps promising individuals develop economic self-sufficiency and create job opportunities through business ownership.

For more information, please visit www.MyEntrepreneurWorks.org

Position Summary:

Entrepreneur Works Fund seeks a Loan Portfolio Manager to be responsible for the management and soundness of the organization’s small business loan portfolio. The Loan Portfolio Manager will work with Entrepreneur Works Fund’s lending unit to manage the small business loan portfolio and be responsible for loan closing, processing, servicing, reporting, and coordinating technical assistance for current borrowers, in addition to assisting with expanding the portfolio through loan sourcing, origination, underwriting and loan policy research.

Entrepreneur Works is currently focused on expanding the small business loan portfolio and developing new, competitive products that are relevant to the populations that the organization serves. The Loan Portfolio Manager will be integral to this effort — building community partnerships, engaging current borrowers, designing new products, and bringing efficiency to department operations.

Position Requirements:

This position requires an energetic, flexible, highly detailed-oriented and organized individual with superior written and verbal communication skills who thrives in a fast-paced, deadline-oriented work environment and as part of a dynamic, multicultural team of talented professionals. The ideal candidate will be an experienced loan administrator who is passionate about our mission, has a commitment to excellence, and can demonstrate a proven ability to multitask, prioritize and manage projects under tight deadlines.

Principal Responsibilities:

Portfolio Servicing and Management

  • Monitors and manages the performance of the loan portfolio including loan delinquency management, collections, problem loans and workouts within established policies and performance standards
  • Collects and enters all required client and transaction data into loan processing system and database
  • Prepares and tracks the disbursement and repayment of loans, including associated fees and interest payments
  • Prepares closing documents for approved loans, coordinates loan closings, and maintains loan files
  • Coordinates on-going technical assistance to borrowers to ensure timely and complete loan repayment
  • Prepares reports and presentations for senior management, loan committee, funders and the board
  • Assists accounting and administrative staff to ensure accurate and timely financial recordkeeping and preparing for the annual audit
  • Ensures that data collection, reporting and filing systems meet organization’s reporting needs and complies with any and all contract, funder and audit requirements
  • Responds to periodic industry and funder surveys
  • Works closely with the senior management team to prepare proposals for the funding and financing of operations and the loan fund for current needs and anticipated growth
  • Conducts research on legal, regulatory and public policy issues relevant to community development finance and updates loan policy and operating procedure documents, manuals, loan applications and related documents as needed

Additional Responsibilities:

New Business Development and Loan Origination

  • Assist with marketing and outreach to prospective borrowers
  • Cultivates relationships, makes presentations to and builds referral networks with banks, local government agencies, community organizations, business associations and other financial intermediaries
  • Loan applicant intake, underwriting and analysis
  • Identifies, develops and implements new financial products to serve the market and meets loan production and operating efficiency goals

EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS REQUIRED:

  • Bachelor’s Degree required (relevant experience will be considered);
  • Two or more years of small business loan administration experience in a commercial bank, CDFI or similar organization is preferred, but experience in mortgage or consumer lending will be considered;
  • Superior writing, verbal, presentation and interpersonal skills;
  • Strong financial analysis skills;
  • Demonstrated interest in microfinance, entrepreneurship and working with diverse and underserved populations;
  • Experience working/volunteering for a non-profit organization a plus
  • Proven proficiency in Microsoft applications (Word, Excel and Power Point) and experience with relational database applications;
  • Must be a detail-oriented, highly organized team player who is able to work independently in a fast-paced, deadline-oriented environment

SALARY: Salary commensurate with experience, plus full benefits package.

TO APPLY: Please email a cover letter and resume with salary requirements by August 31, 2018 to   loans@entre-works.org with “Loan Portfolio Manager 2018” in the Subject Line. No phone calls, please.

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Entrepreneur Works offers both ongoing and project-specific volunteer opportunities throughout the year. Please contact our Office Administrator (officeadministrator@entre-works.org) if you would like more information.