The Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber is the voice for business and a catalyst for prosperity. We stimulate activity in the South Sound to create a business climate that supports all sectors of our economy. The Chamber works at local, state and federal levels to represent business interests, ensuring that the South Sound remains a desirable place to build and grow business. It is our mission to make the South Sound the most equitable and inclusive place to do business in Washington State.
The Capital Access Coordinator will help small businesses throughout Pierce County access capital funding. This will include using multiple platforms from various small business funders. Notably, the Capital Access Coordinator will be trained on how to share Kiva loan opportunities with entrepreneurs and local stakeholders, as well as how to support clients on the back end of the Kiva platform.
The Capital Access Coordinator will report to the Pierce County Business Accelerator Project Coordinator and will work closely with both Chamber staff as well as contractors and community members to find and support entrepreneurs, communicate program opportunities and successes, and provide other support as needed to move the business community forward.
This position is currently funded through a one-time contract with Pierce County so to further the Pierce County Business Accelerator’s goal of serving entrepreneurs and business owners throughout Pierce County with a focus on BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color), veteran, and women-owned businesses by fostering innovation and creating wealth-building opportunities.
Job Duties Include Manage Local Borrower Experience (80% of time):
Recruit and review new applications for capital
Monitor metrics to ensure borrowers are meeting lender goals
Connect borrowers to other technical assistance providers
Help borrowers throughout the process of raising capital
Promote local lending opportunities through Chamber and partner marketing efforts
Support the repayment strategy, ensuring that borrowers understand the process and are making their repayments on time
Conduct routine monthly outreach and reminders to default-eligible borrowers
Partnership & Community Development (20% of time):
Engage with community partners, government agencies, and other organizations who support small businesses in Tacoma
Create public and community presentations about capital access for entrepreneurs
Promote technical assistance programs and services of partners
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Attendance at training session during the week of November 8th, 2021 is required.
Knowledge and understanding of racial and cultural differences; sensitivity to issues and concerns of communities of color and other diverse groups.
Ability to relate effectively with communities of color.
Ability to gain the trust of others and establish credibility.
Ability to interact and communicate effectively with diverse stakeholders.
Ability to work independently.
Entrepreneurial and collaborative.
Highly organized, with strong time management skills.
Strong writers and verbal communicators.
Active and engaged with business and community partners in Tacoma
Experienced in any of these related fields:
Small business development and support
Banking and finance, especially microloans
Fundraising and development
Enthusiastic about serving others and making Pierce County a great place to live and work
While candidates will receive formal training on the Kiva platform, they should familiarize themselves Kiva and microlending as they prepare their applications. Individuals with at least 3-5 years of professional experience are encouraged to apply. Individuals with extensive experience working with groups within the Pierce County Business Accelerator focus areas (BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color), veteran, and women-owned businesses) are encouraged to apply.
Other Duties Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time.
Work Environment The Capital Access Coordinator will work in a fast-paced collaborative professional office environment. The work schedule generally falls between 9:00 am and 5:00 pm, but will require attendance at after-hours meetings and events, including weekend work as necessary. Travel will be required to various cohort sites. This position has the option to work remotely but will need to be in the office two days a week at minimum.
Compensation & Benefits The Pierce County Capital Access Coordinator is an full-time exempt position. Compensation is $5,800/mo and is currently funded through May 31, 2022. This position could be extended if additional funding is secured.
Benefits will include: 16 days of paid time off, 11 paid holidays, 401K with match, AD&D and dental insurance, & ORCA transit pass.
It is the policy of the Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber that employment decisions are based on merit, qualifications, and competence. Employment practices will not be influenced or affected by virtue of an applicant's or employee's race; religion; color; national origin; age; sex; genetic information; the presence of a sensory, physical, or mental disability; marital status; military status; sexual orientation; gender identity; actual or perceived victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, or stalking; or on any other basis protected by federal, state, or local law. This policy governs all aspects of employment, evaluation, promotion, assignment, discharge, and other terms and conditions of employment.
This job posting is not an employment agreement of contract. Management has the exclusive right to alter this job description without notice. The statements contained herein should not be considered all-inclusive listing of work requirements. Individuals may perform other duties as assigned including work in other functional areas as needed to meet the needs of the organization. Employment with the Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber is at will. This means that either you or the Chamber may terminate your employment at any time with or without notice or cause.
To apply, please send cover letter, resume and references to: firstname.lastname@example.org Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber, Attn: Deb Haywood, PO Box 1933, Tacoma, WA 98401
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