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Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity with respect to age, ancestry, color, ethnicity, gender, marital status, medical condition, national origin, race, sexual orientation, veteran status and physical abilities.

 

Manager of Women's Programs, San Francisco

Position: Manager of Women’s Programs
Location: San Francisco, California

Renaissance seeks an experienced and passionate colleague to lead and expand our programs for women entrepreneurs at all stages of business start-up and growth as we integrate programs and services we have acquired upon the closure of Women’s Initiative. Renaissance is building upon our work with women entrepreneurs – who already represent over 70% of our clients - helping low-income, high potential Bay Area women in taking critical steps towards achieving economic stability for themselves and their families through small business ownership.

Our ideal new colleague brings an awareness of the economic impact of women entrepreneurs and a passion for empowering community through training, client support and program excellence; bilingual Spanish desired. S/he will lead the expansion and implementation of women-focused programs, including:

  • Renaissance’s US SBA Women’s Business Center programs and services
  • Avancé/SuccessLink and Alumni Association – integration of these two programs serving program graduates with continued training, networking and mentorship services to support continued growth and business operations.
  • Women in Fashion – an industry-specific series of classes, consultations and roundtables to help women start and grow businesses in the Fashion industry.
  • Successful Women in Business Speaker Series.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Serve as Director of the Women’s Business Center, Renaissance’s grant/partnership with the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Office of Women’s Business Ownership
  • Direct trainings and programs for women entrepreneurs
  • Integrate the Renaissance Alumni Association and Women’s Initiative SuccessLink program to provide graduates of both programs with the ongoing training, mentoring, networking and access to capital that is critical for entrepreneurs on their path to developing thriving businesses
  • Manage client data, client files, data tracking and input into databases, and prepare and submit all required reports to the US Office of Women’s Business Ownership (OWBO)
  • Coordinate WBC program budget, invoicing, consultant contracts, reporting and other program and grant administration aspects
  • Recruit, train, manage, and evaluate consultants and volunteers who deliver client services
  • Oversee marketing and outreach efforts to promote our programs for women
  • Identify and develop new workshops, classes and other client-service programs and enhance and expand programs

Skills and Qualifications

  • Passion for the mission and vision of Renaissance and knowledge of the field of microenterprise
  • Minimum five years’ experience in small business, community economic development, and/or senior management in women-centered program administration
  • Expertise in training and curriculum development for adult learners; strength in working directly with clients and case management models; capacity to identify skills in and recruit consultants, instructors, and volunteers
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate a compelling and inspired sense of purpose; comfort working in a small, highly communicative, collaborative, fast-paced process-oriented and mission-driven organization
  • Ability to convey information to diverse audiences in constructive clear way; strength in making presentations to individuals and groups, and in writing clear and concise program proposals and reports.
  • Demonstrated experience concurrently managing a variety of projects and successfully expanding, modify, adapting program activities as demand, funding and conditions change
  • Bachelor’s degree. Advanced degree(s) welcome but not required
  • Bilingual Spanish highly desired; written and verbal competency a plus.
  • Availability for flexible schedule, including evening and weekend hours on occasion. Ability to travel to remote training sites and events. California Driver’s License is required.

Salary and Benefits:

This full-time, exempt position includes a competitive salary based on experience with benefits that include medical and dental insurance, 401K, paid time off, and holidays.

Application Process:

Please send a cover letter (one page), resume (two pages max), and LinkedIn profile address (if available) to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Please note “Women’s Program Manager” in the subject line of your email. No telephone calls or personal inquiries please.

 

 

Program Coordinator, Bayview

Position: Program Coordinator, Renaissance Bayview

Reports to: Renaissance Bayview Center Manager

Location: San Francisco, CA

Renaissance seeks a Program Coordinator to support our new Business Acceleration project, building upon current programming to create a new suite of accelerated services for local businesses. Renaissance Bayview’s Business Acceleration project will focus primarily on advanced entrepreneurship training and support services in our Contractors’ Initiative, as multiple construction projects are scheduled in San Francisco over the next decade. 

The Program Coordinator will work directly with our clients, represent our organization at various events, present on our services at community meetings, track and report on client outcomes, research/write client success stories, communicate with funders and support marketing efforts including our web site, collateral and social media campaigns. The ideal new teammate has great people skills, is highly organized, self-managed in setting and meeting deadlines and effectively professional. Experience in Construction and General Contracting industries, as well as verbal and written Spanish competency, are highly desired. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Program Operations: Coordinate trainings/events and client services in cooperation with the Center Manager.

  • Programmatic Support: Contribute to Renaissance Bayview comprehensive offerings, including: program development; evaluation; partner/community/public relations; reporting program outcomes to government agencies, financial supporters and community members; client outcome tracking/follow-up; data input; administrative support.

  • Direct Services: Introduce entrepreneurs and potential business owners to economic development resources and provide direct support/assistance with business planning and growth processes including basic consulting and technical assistance.

  • Outreach: Perform public outreach at community, donor and media events. Identify and reach out to new partners for off-site presentations. Attend off-site meetings, networking and tabling events, and provide grassroots outreach.

  • Information Requests: Remain abreast of organization’s programs and services, training/event/staff schedules, and regional microenterprise issues to inform and assist clients, donors, partners, and peers.

  • Research and Writing: Assist in researching background information and preparing various documents/communication materials (e.g. proposals, client success stories). 

  • Marketing: Work with our Administrative personnel in maintaining our website/marketing materials and social media efforts specific to Renaissance Bayview.

Skills:

  • Proactive self-starter who thrives in dynamic, but process-driven work environment.

  • Ability to interact effectively with myriad stakeholders (staff, board, clients, policy makers, community, volunteers, funders) from diverse socioeconomic and cultural backgrounds. 

  • Effective time and project management.

  • Strong oral and written communication skills.

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office (MS Word, Outlook and Excel), Internet and databases.

Qualifications:

  • Experience with community organizing, and program development and evaluation.

  • Familiarity with regional/local microenterprise and economic development issues; personal entrepreneurial experience a strong plus.

  • Demonstrated ability to work with, organize, and motivate diverse individuals.

  • Experience and/or familiarity with construction and/or contracting industry desired.

  • Experience in marketing, outreach and social media.

  • Equivalent of bachelor’s degree in public or business administration, city planning or a related field and/or an associate’s degree and five years of related experience.

  • Database familiarity.

  • Valid driver’s license.

  • Spanish language capacity a strong plus.

Salary and Benefits:

This non-exempt full-time, 35 hour/week position includes a competitive salary based on experience with benefits that include medical and dental insurance, 401K, paid time off, and holidays. Work schedule varies, but can include weekday evenings as events require. Local travel to training sites, presentations and events also required. 

Application Process:

To apply, please send resume and cover letter to  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , noting “Renaissance Bayview Program Coordinator” in the subject line of your email. The position will remain open until filled. No telephone calls or personal inquiries please.

 

Program Director, Renaissance SOMA

Reports to: Renaissance CEO
Supervises: Program staff and consultants
Location: San Francisco, California

Renaissance seeks a passionate, experienced colleague with expertise in small business and economic development to lead programs in our San Francisco South of Market (SOMA) location. Programs and services at Renaissance SOMA are evolving and growing rapidly; this is a key position in optimizing our largest program site and in strategic growth and impact across the Bay Area. The ideal candidate has proven experience in program design and management, small business, and leadership in collaborating and working with diverse clients and community stakeholders.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Lead the SOMA program team in managing, developing and delivering programs and services at Renaissance’s SOMA program site, including training classes, workshops, technical assistance and consultations; and loan packaging - intensive business support services designed to support microentrepreneurs at all stages of business launch and growth
  • Contribute to strategic planning and leadership towards achieving Renaissance’s program goals, client success and organizational impact across the Bay Area
  • Recruit, train, manage and evaluate consultants and volunteers who deliver client services
  • Oversee community outreach and marketing strategies; cultivate relationships with multiple stakeholders: clients, community partners, funders, local nonprofit organizations and businesses
  • Work with Renaissance’s CEO and program teams to identify and develop new client services, partnerships and other initiatives to increase the impact of our programs
  • Provide effective management and assure quality of client case management, data input and tracking, for program evaluation
  • Work with CEO, Finance Manager and Programs Team to develop and oversee program budgets, invoicing, consultant contracts, reporting and other communications to local and federal government and other funders
  • Work with Development Director to develop project concepts for funding proposals and report on program deliverables
Skills and Qualifications:
  • Passion for the mission and vision of Renaissance; knowledge of general business practices, applicable laws, ordinances and regulations related to small business ownership and operations, and ability to convey these to emerging entrepreneurs
  • A combination of at least ten years of experience in small business, knowledge of the field of microenterprise, community economic development, and/or senior management in administering programs for low-income or under-resourced communities
  • Expertise in training and curriculum development with emphasis on the needs of adult learners; ability to manage diverse client business cases, and to evaluate, motivate, and monitor business consultants in multiple industries
  • Demonstrated capacity in assessment and evaluation, problem-solving and action-orientation in successful administration of multiple/simultaneous projects as demand, funding and conditions change
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills; strength in making presentations to individuals and groups, and in writing clear and concise program proposals and reports. Ability to convey information to diverse audiences in constructive clear way
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate a compelling and inspired sense of purpose; knack for managing and inspiring a diverse group of people to optimize each other and the team; capacity to identify skills in and recruit consultants, instructors, and volunteers
  • Comfort working in a small, highly communicative, collaborative, fast-paced, process-oriented, and mission-driven organization
  • Bachelor’s degree. Advanced degree(s) welcome but not required
  • Availability for flexible schedule, including evening and weekend hours. Ability to travel to remote training sites and events. California Driver’s License is required.
Salary and Benefits: This full-time, exempt position includes a competitive salary based on experience with benefits that include medical and dental insurance, 401K, paid time off, and holidays.

Application Process: Please send a cover letter (one page), resume (no more than two pages), and LinkedIn profile address (if available) to Sharon Miller at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Please note “Program Director, Renaissance SOMA” in the subject line of your email. No telephone calls or personal inquiries please.