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Bi-lingual Loan Counselor Mid-Hudson

Bi-lingual Loan Counselor

Women’s Enterprise Development Center Mid-Hudson

Agency Overview: The Women's Enterprise Development Center Inc. (WEDC) is a non-profit microenterprise development program, a Small Business Administration’s (SBA) Women’s Business Center, and an Empire State Development Corporation Entrepreneurial Assistance Center (EAC), designed to help women achieve economic self-sufficiency through small business development. Since 2001 WEDC has been offering training programs in Spanish. In 2010 WEDC began offering microloans through its collaboration with the Business Outreach Center (BOC) Network with its BOC Capital Program.

Responsibilities:

Assist the Mid-Hudson Program Director with the overall management of the COVID-19 WEDC’s programs and loan counseling in English and Spanish including:

  • Be able to contact clients that have applied to the PPP and EIDL loan to ask information for our reports.
  • Contact past clients to offer COVID-19 related guidance.
  • Provide assistant finding speakers for business workshops and webinars related to COVID-19. Be a liaison between trainers and participants. Be able to manage logistics either virtually or at location.
  • Provide microloan counseling and assist in microloan package development in English and Spanish.
  • Represent the organization in different microloans panels’ or meetings.
  • Present on financial related topics in both English and Spanish.
  • Maintain program records and data entry for reporting purposes. As well as assist with reporting data.

Skills: The appropriate candidate should possess the following qualities and skills:

  • Self-starter who demonstrates initiative
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Experience with business training programs, business ownership and/or non-profit management
  • Experience with loan counseling, financial packaging, preparation and procurement of loans.
  • Capability to analyze credit, and financial stability to determine the appropriate loan product for the client.
  • Fluent in Spanish
  • Ability to work with diverse populations
  • Proficiency in MS Office Suite; familiar with databases and or ability to learn one.

Job Type: Consultant for approximately 24 hours a week from June 1, 2020 to December 31, 2020.  Initial work will be performed remotely and then in person at the Women’s Enterprise Development Center Mid-Hudson Location at 3 Neptune Road, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601.

Business Course Trainer

Business Course Trainer

For WEDC's 60 hr comprehensive enterepreneurial training program

ENGLISH in White Plains  | SPANISH in Newburgh

WEDC Trainers must be able to provide entrepreneurial training that covers the basics of owning and operating a small business.  The end result for the students in the class is to graduate with a solid business plan that can be used to either start a new business or enhance an existing business. Programs are offered in Westchester, Orange, and Dutchess Counties.  Courses are offered in the evening (6pm-9pm).

Trainers must be knowledgeable in most sectors of the business curriculum unless a specialist in brought in to present the session. Other responsibilities of the position include:

  • Trainers will verbally communicate to the Program Director weekly about the progress of the class.
  • Trainers will prepare written reports on participants’ attendance, progress/status, and other relevant information. Such information may include any special activity in which the participants engage, and special circumstances (e.g. awards, recognition, business opportunities, personal and family circumstances) of which the trainer is aware and has an impact on the participant’s ability to complete the training program.
  • Trainer will follow up with students that are absent to encourage continued participation in the class.
  • Assist WEDC with plans for the graduation ceremony.
  • The trainer must provide WEDC with a written report no later than 30 days after the course is completed. Items to be included in the final report are: participants’ names and addresses, business names and locations, status of businesses and participants’ next steps for their businesses, copies of written business plans, review and comments on business plans submitted, and summary/success stories of participants.

 Preferred Qualifications

  • BS or Master’s Degree in Business
  • Current or previous small business owner
  • Ability to work with diverse populations
  • Experience working in adult education
  • For WEDC en Español, fluency in Spanish is required

To apply please send your resume to:

English: Persephone Zill
Spanish: Veronica Bazan

The Women’s Enterprise Development Center (WEDC) is a non-profit organization formed in 1997 that helps entrepreneurs build successful businesses in Westchester County and the Mid-Hudson Valley. We focus on women entrepreneurs and provide them with the tools, resources and opportunities they need to achieve their small business goals. We offer a variety of programs to assist entrepreneurs at various stages of business development.

Learn how you can get involved as a salaried employee or volunteer. Contact ajaniak@wedcbiz.org today!

Women's Enterprise Development Center

The Women’s Enterprise Development Center (WEDC), a 501(c)(3) corporation, has been empowering women entrepreneurs to build successful small businesses since 1997 in Westchester County and the Hudson Valley. This is accomplished by providing comprehensive, high quality business training programs, one-on-one business and loan counseling, networking opportunities, assistance with loan applications for microloans and crowd funding through Kiva Zip, and MWBE certification assistance in English and Spanish. WEDC’s overarching goal is to build a vibrant community of women business owners, comprised of start-up and established companies.

The Women’s Enterprise Development Center (WEDC), a 501(c)(3) corporation, has been empowering women entrepreneurs to build successful small businesses since 1997 in Westchester County and the Hudson Valley. Our overarching goal is to build a vibrant community of women business owners, comprised of start-up and established companies.

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