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Roswell Region Job OpeningBilingual Business Consultant/Trainer Hobbs, NM

Opening posted through March 31, 2021

WESST is seeking a dynamic, business savvy individual for a part-time (< 32 hours/week) employment position based in Hobbs, NM. This contract is for 12 months with the potential for an extension based on performance and additional grant funding. The business Consultant/Trainer will serve individuals who are interested in personal financial fitness, COVID-19 business assistance, and business start-up and growth. Key functions of the position are to provide business consulting, training, and assistance with accessing capital for small businesses. Experience working in a small business or with small business owners is essential. Experience owning or managing a small business is preferred. Strong written and verbal communication skills in both English and Spanish are required for this position. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

Key Responsibilities

  • Consulting one-on-one with entrepreneurs and small business owners on issues related to starting a business, managing a business (including financial management, marketing, operations, etc.), and obtaining business capital.
  • Delivering training classes for entrepreneurs and small business owners on relevant topics.
  • Working with the WESST Loan Department to identify prospective candidates for lending and working with the candidate and the loan department to shepherd the candidate through the loan application process.
  • Working with diverse populations to assist individuals with business consulting, training, and access to capital.

Necessary Skills and Experience

  • Prior experience training or teaching diverse adult populations.
  • Experience working in a small business, or with small business owners. Experience owning or managing a small business is preferred.
  • Excellent analytical, organizational, verbal, and written communication skills.
  • In-depth understanding and mastery of entrepreneurial skills and small business management techniques, including financial management, financial statement preparation, marketing and sales, business operation optimization, technology integration, etc.
  • Experience successfully presenting complex information to large and small groups.
  • Maintain accurate and up-to-date client records, consulting activities and training sessions, and consulting and training evaluations.
  • Advanced computer skills, including proficiency with the Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook, etc.)

Education Requirements

A bachelor’s degree in a business-related field from an accredited educational institution is required. A master’s degree in a business-related field is desired.

Other Requirements

  • Spanish/English bilingual proficiency is required for this position.
  • Schedule flexibility is required as WESST training classes and events frequently take place in the evening.
  • Up to 20% business travel may be required.
  • Work could be performed in a traditional office environment or a virtual environment either sitting or standing for extended periods. Some work will be performed in a live training environment where sitting or standing is acceptable.

To Apply

Please fill out the application: Bilingual Business Consultant/Trainer Questionnaire

No phone calls will be accepted. Candidates selected for an interview will be notified.

WESST is an equal opportunity employer and always employs qualified individuals based on job-related qualifications regardless of race, religion, color, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin, age, disability, or any other classification protected under applicable federal, state, or local law.