Program AssistantSouth Bronx Overall Economic Development Corporation
Bronx, NY 10455
Job Description: Program Assistant
Job Status: Full Time
Reports To: Senior Vice President of Programs
The South Bronx Overall Economic Development Corporation’s (SoBro) mission is to enhance the quality of life in the South Bronx by strengthening businesses and creating innovative economic, housing, educational and career development programs for youth and adults.
SoBRO’s programs involve spurring economic development, building affordable housing, adult education, workforce development, helping at-risk youth to succeed, and producing other positive outcomes for South Bronx residents and employers.
As we approach our 50th anniversary in 2022, SoBRO intends to become a 21st community and economic development organization doing vital work in the communities we serve, incorporating the values of equity, sustainability, strong business practices and advocacy into the foundation of this anchor institution.
The Program Assistant is a high-energy multi-tasker who supports the management and growth of the Business Department. The Program Assistant provides administrative support for the Business Department and supporting the implementation of 1 Million Cups. The Program Assistant will offer administrative and program support. This Program Assistant will be responsible for overseeing the implementation of the Bronx 1 Million Cups program. He/she will be responsible for supporting the EAC manager in creating documents, training, and document management and perform data entry tasks along with a myriad of other jobs.
This position involves the development of a strategy to accomplish broader business community awareness and engagement, as well as execution on those strategies. S/he will follow up with business owners, and business services to encourage and initiate business development.
The Program Assistant must be an energetic individual with initiative, imagination, strong organizational, strategic and interpersonal skills, and have experience and demonstrated success in working within the entrepreneurial ecosystem.
This position's success should ultimately result in the business community in the Bronx and surrounding communities having a more engaging relationship with SoBro and as a result, are achieving business goals. Position Responsibilities include:
Manage the implementation and establishment of the 1 Million Cups program
Raise awareness about SoBro services in the community Relay client concerns to the appropriate senior staff Maintain client files and add new information as it becomes available Help clients complete paperwork and attend to program correspondence Follow up with the businesses
Regularly analyze the business landscape to identify opportunities to increase SoBro’s presence
Identify and produce skills-building trainings for business owners
Place clients within appropriate services within SoBro
Represent SoBro in community initiatives and at events that support our business/entrepreneurial mission
Monitor the success of business engagement strategies and budget
Design and implement evaluation tools to gauge and ensure positive impact
Network and collaborate with local organizations and community leaders
Bachelor’s degree in a related field
Prior community organizing, campaign organizing, and/or other forms of constituent building experience (small- and/or large-scale) preferred
Previous leadership experience (3+ years)
Ability to work a flexible schedule
Excellent communication and organization skills
Coherent understanding of government contracts
Knowledge of economic development issues, and experience working in diverse communities
Strong command of MS Office tools including Power Point, Excel and
Knowledge of Minority-Women Owned Business Enterprise (MWBE) certification process and/or issues of business development and key priorities within the MWBE community
Knowledge of business and contracting principles
Local knowledge of business community
Ability to manage multiple tasks and projects
Ability to listen critically to identify needs and solve problems
Strong written and communication skills
Active interest in identifying and serving the needs of start-up and existing small businesses
How to Apply
Interested parties should:
- Apply within the hosting jobsite (preferred)
- Send resume to Human Resources, SoBRO, 555 Bergen Avenue, Bronx, N.Y. 10455
- Salary range: low-to-mid $40’s
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