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Pacific Community Ventures
Director - BusinessAdvising.org

 

About Pacific Community Ventures

Pacific Community Ventures is a nonprofit social enterprise and community development financial institution (CDFI) with a 20-year track record of investing in small businesses, creating good jobs for working people, and making markets work for social good. Our programs strengthen small businesses and strengthen communities.

PCV’s BusinessAdvising.org is an award-winning national small business mentoring platform that connects entrepreneurs with pro-bono advisors. We target diverse entrepreneurs working in economically underserved communities and pair them with volunteer business advisors from banks, consulting firms, and companies of all sizes.  These advisors provide free tailored, confidential assistance to help small business owners meet challenges and seize new opportunities. Over the past decade, we’ve helped thousands of small businesses thrive, grow, and create tens of thousands of good local jobs.

BusinessAdvising.org is supported by revenue-generating partnerships with organizations like Google, Capital One, PayPal, Opportunity Fund, and eBay, enabling us to reach more small business owners and advisors than we could ever do on our own.

BusinessAdvising.org combines technology with personal interaction. Leveraging our advanced matching algorithm and cloud-based platform lets us work with thousands of people cost-effectively. Small businesses working with BusinessAdvising.org increase their annual revenue by 20% on average, and add jobs at ten times the national rate.

 

About the Role - Director, BusinessAdvising.org

Do you believe in the power of small businesses to strengthen communities and create good local jobs? Do you thrive on developing new business partnerships that will make the world a better place? Then you just might be the person PCV is seeking!

The Director of PCV’s BusinessAdvising.org program is a newly-created position charged with leading and growing our unique and innovative small business mentoring platform. BusinessAdvising.org has been growing by 20%–40% annually for three years. We’re on track to double and will be serving about 700 small business owners across the country by the end of the year with a network of over 1,000 volunteer advisors. The growth has largely been driven by partnerships with other community lenders, economic development agencies, and corporations like PayPal, eBay, and Google.

The Director will lead our BusinessAdvising.org team, manage existing partnerships, work closely with the President and CEO, Mary Jo Cook, to develop new revenue-generating partnerships, and continuously improve the BusinessAdvising.org model, enabling us to serve thousands of small business owners across the country.

 

Specific Responsibilities:

Cultivate and manage partnerships, including:

Conduct business development to secure new paid partnerships, including:

Manage the team:

Oversee and continually improve the model, including:

 

Who you are:

What you’ll need:

 

How We'll Know You're the Right Person for the Role? 

Please complete the following very simple application. Priority will be given to those applications submitted by Tuesday, July 31st; therefore, we encourage you to submit yours soon!

Candidates that meet the minimum experience will be invited to complete a set of short answer questions.

The overall hiring process will look to follow this anticipated timeline:

If you have any questions about the role, please feel free to email abe.taleb@rework.jobs. We look forward to reading your application!

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