Business Development Coordinator
This summer, the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Peninsula (BGCP) is partnering with Hack the Hood to train low-income youth in tech and media skills which they then use to build mobile-friendly websites for small, local, and/or minority owned businesses. This helps low-income youth of color to learn the skills and form the relationships they need to chart a course towards 21st century careers in online technology and social media, while at the same time helping minority-owned businesses in their neighborhoods reach new customers and increase profits. Hack the Hood was a 2014 winner of the Google Impact Bay Area Challenge, and BGCP is one of its newest partners who will be implementing the model at our East Palo Alto teen site this summer.
Position Title: Business Development Coordinator
Department: High School Programs
Hours: Flexible --- 10-20hrs per week during April-June 17th -- 30hrs per week during June 15th-July 24th (optional)
Pay Rate: $15-$18/hr DOE
Prior to the program launch on June 14th, the Business Development Coordinator’s primary responsibility is to ensure that BGCP identifies and recruits small businesses who could benefit from a website to sustain and drive new business. The position will interface with East Palo Alto, Menlo Park and/or Redwood City small business owners and provide them with support as they complete the website application process. This outreach will require excellent communication skills and patience.
Once Hack the Hood’s program commences, the Business Development Coordinator supports the program instructors with day-to-day operations, while still being the primary interface with partnering business partners.
What will you do?
- Contact small businesses and business associations who might be interested in participating
- Make presentations or “pitches” to small business associations or individual businesses
- Assisting small business clients through the website application process by prompting them with next steps, following-up, answering questions, and managing website asset collection (logos/photos)
- Client tracking: use project management software, spreadsheets, database, to manage small business clients and track where they are in the website application process
- Support the daily operations of summer boot camp, including: logistics (youth sign in/out, snack/meal prep, ordering supplies, supporting the instructors, volunteers, mentors, taking pictures, supporting youth with small business clients, general tasks and operations
- Other support duties as required (including student instruction, as needed)
What will success look like?
- Well organized, detail oriented, able to take direction, and must love spreadsheets
- Interested in learning about non-profit management and customer service, and diligent with record keeping
- Someone with a passion for our mission, comfort working on a diverse team, and a sense of humor are key
- The ability to stay focused in a quickly moving environment is key.
What qualifications will the ideal candidate have?
- Experience interacting with external customers/clients required
- Marketing and/or administrative experience preferred
- Interest in non-profit sector, technology, and empowering communities
- Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both oral and written
- Experience working in Salesforce is desired
- Proficient in Google Docs and Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint)
- Reliable, punctual, honest and friendly
- Demonstrate outstanding attention to detail and follow-through
- Proficiency in Spanish