The Microenterprise Collaborative was launched in 2014 for the purpose of improving small business development and job creation in the Inland Southern California region (San Bernardino and Riverside counties.) Its mission is to create and sustain businesses and jobs through micro-business development. In 2019, it secured its 501 (c)(3) designation. The Collaborative has a partnership list of nearly eight hundred organizations including Chambers of Commerce, government agencies, nonprofits, and universities, all dedicated to launching and growing small businesses. MECISC supports the entrepreneurial ecosystem by helping small business owners find the resources and capital needed to start and grow their businesses, educating the public about the importance of small business development, and building the capacity of the agencies doing this vital work. Further background can be found on the website here: www.microbizinsocal.org
The ideal candidate will have at three years’ experience in the small business development field and nonprofit management. Excellent writing and public speaking skills are required. Demonstrated success with raising funds for a nonprofit is key. Knowledge and experience working with networks, collaboratives, or community coalitions are desirable. Basic computer skills are needed including database management (Constant Contact), word processing, Excel, and PowerPoint. The Executive Director will be expected to attend meetings in person throughout the region once COVID-19 restrictions are lifted. A valid California driver’s license is required and at least a bachelor’s degree.
Organizational Leadership and Strategy
- Manage the overall leadership of MECISC including operations, programming, advocacy, fundraising, and finances.
- Conduct regular board meetings, providing guidance and communicate organizational needs, and the financial status of the organization to the Board of Directors.
- Execute on the strategic plan and report on its progress regularly.
- Oversee program, administrative, grant development and marketing contractors.
- Perform administrative tasks that ensure MECISC’s effective operations.
Financial Management and Fund Development
- Secure government, foundation, and corporate funds for MECISC’s operations and programming.
- With the Executive Committee, prepare an annual budget and report, manage and update budgets, providing regular reports to the Board of Directors.
- Oversee all banking, bill remittance, funds tracking and grant reporting for the organization.
- Develop and implement a fund development plan that supports donor engagement.
Marketing and Outreach
- Connect with small business service providers throughout the region and determine their capacity building needs. Facilitate network building and partnerships to improve service delivery.
- Oversee programming that builds the capacity of small business service providers.
- Lead the marketing and outreach effort that supports small business owners finding the resources and capital needed to launch and grow businesses.
- Work with established community development networks and government agencies to raise awareness of the importance of small business development for the region.
- Communicate effectively through public presentation, research, and documentation of the benefits of small business development.
- Ensure all required registrations, reports, and returns are submitted accurately and in a timely manner.
- Support the Board of Directors by facilitating the monthly board meetings, providing meeting materials, notices, and meeting minutes as needed.
- Ensure all records are accurately maintained.