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Farmington Region Job OpeningBilingual Business Consultant/Trainer, Farmington New Mexico

Opening posted through July 31, 2018

Seeking part-time, contract position based in Farmington, NM.  Bilingual Business Consultant/Trainer will provide entrepreneurial training, one-on-one consulting and access to capital services to Limited English Proficiency (LEP) residents in San Juan County.  In addition, individual will be responsible for nurturing and growing WESST’s relationships with existing and potential community partnersSeeking a part-time, contract position based in Farmington, NM. Bilingual Business Consultant/Trainer will provide entrepreneurial training, one-on-one consulting and access to capital services to Limited English Proficiency (LEP) residents in San Juan County. In addition, individual will be responsible for nurturing and growing WESST’s relationships with existing and potential community partners.

Key Responsibilities

  • Outreach to the LEP community in San Juan County to assist individuals with obtaining business consulting, training, and access to capital.
  • Market WESST’s services to the community through speaking engagements, participation at community events, and other activities.
  • Manage and build on relationships with community partners like ENLACE who also serve the LEP population.
  • Deliver training classes in Spanish on personal and business financial literacy, business planning and other related business topics.
  • Work 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.
  • Work with the WESST Loan Department to identify prospective candidates for lending, and work with the candidate and the Loan Department to shepherd the candidate through the loan application process.
  • Submit required program, funder and operational reports on a complete and timely basis.

Necessary Skills and Experience

  • English/Spanish bilingual fluency is a requirement (may be tested).

  • Experience working in a small business, or with small business owners. Experience owning or managing a small business is preferred.

  • Prior experience training or teaching diverse populations. Experience training adults is preferred.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

  • Proficiency with the Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook, etc.).

Education Requirements

GED or equivalent and associates degree from an accredited educational institution is required.

Other Requirements

  • Schedule flexibility is required as WESST training classes and events frequently take place in the evening and occasionally on weekends.
  • Most work will be performed in an office environment, sitting or standing. Some work will be performed in a live training environment where sitting or standing is acceptable.

To Apply

Please fill out the application and attach a chronological resume outlining all relevant work experience and qualifications:  Business Consultant/Trainer Questionnaire

To learn more about this exciting opportunity to serve the LEP business and entrepreneur community in San Juan County, please contact Chris Hunter, Regional Manager of WESST in Farmington at (505) 566-3715.. 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.