WINLF now hiring - Business Client Development Counselor
Position: Business Client Development Counselor Reports to: Director of Client Development Wages: Based on experience Status: Full-time hourly position (90-day probation period)** Location: TBD upon hire (Remote, On-Site or Hybrid options available). Must reside in the State of Wisconsin. Closes: Open Until Filled Summary: This position provides training, technical assistance, networking and business development support to Native American entrepreneurs in the State of Wisconsin. Major Duties: · Development, coordination, and deliverance of business education classes, training, workshops, and educational materials for business clients; including teaching. · Aid clients in creating business plans and securing business startup/expansion financing, including assistance with loan applications. · Provide one-on-one business counseling/coaching and technical assistance (TA). · Serve as a knowledge base to connect entrepreneurs with educational and financial resources. Coordinate mentorships as appropriate. · Responsible for client intake,communication, data entry, impact tracking,and basic bookkeeping/accounting. · Assist with data collection and compliance for grant-seeking and fundraising.
· Intermittent travels to Wisconsin Indian Reservations and/or within the State of Wisconsin for classes, counseling/coaching, and to provide TA required. · Other administrative functions as assigned to support program/office operations. Minimum Qualifications: · Associates degree in education, business,finance, accounting, or another related field, and/or an equal amount of experience in a related position. · Experience with financial statements, spreadsheets, tax returns,and loan applications. · Understanding of lending procedures, documentation, and regulations applicable to Origination and servicing of business loans. · Highly organized with ability to work independently, prioritize workload and meet deadlines with minimal supervision. · Experience in client development/teaching skills is preferred. Ability to develop plans and speak in front of an audience. · Proficient in the operation of basic office equipment and Microsoft Office Software. Experience with accounting (QuickBooks) and loan portfolio software preferred. · Strong written and verbal communication skills. · High ethical and professional standards. Confidentiality in all matters. · Ability to efficiently manage multiple projects with accuracy. · A valid driver’s license,reliable transportation, and automobile insurance are required. Equal Opportunity Employer WINLF is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and except to the extent required by Native American Preference and Veteran Preference, WINLF prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, sex, pregnancy, age, national origin, marital status, physical or mental disability, and any other basis protected by applicable law. This applies to all employment decisions, including hiring, promotion, termination, and other matters affecting terms and conditions of employment. WINLF is a drug-free work environment. A pre-employment drug testing & a criminal background check may be required. Compensation & Hiring Requirements WINLF provides competitive pay, a generous benefits package, and a supportive environment where you will be rewarded for your contribution to our success. Salary is negotiable and based on experience. Travel will be required in the U.S.; the applicant must have & maintain a valid driver’s license and auto insurance coverage. Benefit Package includes health, dental, and vision insurance; paid holidays & paid time off; 401k with a 3% employer match. To Apply: Please submit the following application package to David.Gouwens@WINLF.org: · A cover letter explaining how your skills, experience, and interests fit this position. · Resume and include three (3) professional references. · Salary and employment requirements * Native American preference in hiring.
**Grant-funded position. Wisconsin Native Loan Fund, Inc. is a non-profit 501(c)(3) Native Community Development Financial Institution revolving loan fund. Wisconsin Native Loan Fund, Inc. provides affordable loans and financial education to Wisconsin Native communities.