Website Coalition for An Equitable Economy
Creating an Equitable and Inclusive Small Business Ecosystem
Title: Coalition Director
Reports to: CEE Executive Committee
Location: Massachusetts (Fully Remote)
Start date: January 2022
The Coalition for an Equitable Economy (CEE) is a broad cross-sector coalition of stakeholders from across the state-aligned around a shared commitment to building an equitable small business ecosystem and to the values of racial equity, collaboration, and shared leadership.
The Coalition for an Equitable Economy seeks to ensure equitable access to capital, Business networks, Education, Technical Support, and other resources for Black, Latinx, immigrant, and low-income small business owners in Massachusetts. We aim to build on the foundation of existing assets, a highly collaborative, innovative, and effective ecosystem that delivers to diverse entrepreneurs the resources necessary to start, stabilize and grow profitable businesses that fuel the Massachusetts economy.
The Coalition’s ecosystem-based approach will build on the strong human, organizational, and programmatic assets that support underserved businesses across the Commonwealth, while also filling gaps in the small business support infrastructure, to develop and advance a broad vision and strategy for an equitable and inclusive small business ecosystem in Massachusetts. Specific areas of priority include:
Expanding access to capital
Expanding access to technical assistance; and
Increasing access to markets.
Who Are We:
The Coalition for an Equitable Economy, initially formed by a Steering Committee of small business support organizations and leaders, seeks to convene and partner with a board cross-sector coalition of stakeholders from across the state-aligned around a shared commitment to building an equitable small business ecosystem and to the values of racial equity, collaboration, and shared leadership.
What You’ll Do
CEE Director will serve in a leadership role with multifaceted work with Coalition leadership and key stakeholders to support the Coalition’s ecosystem-based approach to develop and advance a vision and strategy for an equitable and inclusive small business ecosystem in Massachusetts. The director will be responsible for working with and helping build an effective coalition, responsible for the coordination of policy research and advocacy, and creatively supporting strategies and tactics to engage cross-sector organizations, partners, and stakeholders to direct needed resources towards Black, Latinx, immigrant and low-income small business owners in Massachusetts.
The CEE Director is an effective communicator and coalition builder passionate about supporting Black, Latinx, immigrant, and low-income small business owners. Must be able to work independently and collaboratively and have a talent for building strong relationships between members, partners, and diverse stakeholders.
The Coalition Director responsibilities include:
Support the coalition steering committee and three subcommittees.
Assist coalition leadership in the development and implementation of the Coalition’s vision, strategy, and goals.
In partnership with the coalition steering committee and subcommittee members, develop an operating plan and drive an actionable agenda for the Coalition, including management of all administrative responsibilities including meeting and project management
Develop and implement an effective communication strategy including maintaining and developing content for Coalition website and social media channels, member/partner communications, and outreach and communication for Coalition advocacy campaigns, programs, and events.
Collaborate with Policy & Advocacy subcommittee to coordinate the Coalition’s policy, advocacy, and research activities.
Manage Coalition member/partner outreach, coordination, and support.
Develop and implement data collection methods, tools, and evaluation measures for coalition activities and associated projects in conjunction with coalition leadership and partners.
Manage the measurement, analytics, and reporting of all coalition initiatives and sub-committee activities.
Performs other duties as assigned.
What We’re Looking For
A successful candidate will possess most or all the following:
5-7 years of professional experience
Experience providing support for senior leadership in a fast-paced environment.
Knowledge on issues affecting Black, Latinx, immigrant, and low-income small business owners.
Knowledge of and passion for Black and Latinx issues, including racism, racial justice, and economic development.
Excellent time/project management, analytical, and problem-solving skills
Excellent writing, editing, organizational, customer service, and research skills
Proficiency in Microsoft Office and Google Drive products.
Self-motivated with an exceptional commitment to seeing tasks through to completion at a quality level.
Strong and confident leadership along with an entrepreneurial mindset.
Strong communication and presentation skills along with the ability to think on one’s feet.
Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to build relationships with stakeholders, including members, staff, board members, donors, and external partners.
Strong organizational skills that reflect the ability to perform and prioritize multiple tasks seamlessly with excellent attention to detail.
Ability to be flexible and adapt to a changing work environment/schedule.
Ability to work independently and with professional discretion.
Ability to work with a broad range of people including members, external partners, donors, board of directors, staff, and senior leadership.
What You’ll Get
This is a full-time remote position with an option to work from an office location at BECMA headquarters in Downtown Boston. However, so long as there remains a public health emergency due to the global COVID-19 pandemic, team members are not expected to work from the office. Those who do wish to work from the office location are expected to be fully vaccinated or to provide a negative COVID test prior to each visit.
The person in this position will receive:
Competitive salary, with a range between $85,000 – $95,000 commensurate with demonstrated skills and experience
401(k) retirement plan
Health care and commuter benefits
Medical, dental, and vision benefits
Unlimited paid time off
Office laptop or computer supplied
HOW TO APPLY
Please submit a resume and one-page cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org by December 17, 2021. References are encouraged but not required. Submissions that do not include a cover letter will not be reviewed. Candidates who identify as LGBTQIA+ and/or Black, Indigenous, or people of color are strongly encouraged to apply.
As an EOE/AA employer, we will not discriminate in our employment practices due to an applicant’s race, color, religion, sex, national origin or ancestry, age,
To apply for this job please visit www.becma.org.