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Albuquerque Region Job OpeningBusiness Consultant/Trainer, Albuquerque New Mexico

Opening posted through March 24, 2017

full-time, salaried position based in Albuquerque, NM.  Business Consultant/Trainer will provide entrepreneurial classroom training, one-on-one consulting and access to capital services to small business owners and potential entrepreneurs in the greater Albuquerque metro area.  This position will also be responsible for creating, nurturing and growing relationships with community partners.

Key Responsibilities

  • 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.

  • Deliver training in a face-to-face classroom environment to new entrepreneurs and existing small business owners.

  • Work with the WESST Loan Department to identify prospective candidates for lending, and work with the candidate and the Loan Department to guide the candidate through the loan application process.

  • Outreach to the business community 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 who also serve small business owners.

  • Submitting required interaction data and program, funder and operational reports in a timely manner.

Necessary Skills and Experience

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

  • Prior experience training adults in a live classroom setting. Candidates with Instructional Design and curriculum development experience are preferred.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Candidates that are English/Spanish bilingual are highly desirable.

  • 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.

  • Preference will be given to candidates with past management experience, especially experience related to program or project management.

  • Experience successfully presenting complex information to large and small groups.

  • Superior to excellent computer skills, including comprehensive knowledge of the Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook, etc.).

Education Requirements

A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited educational institution is required.  A master’s degree in a business-related field is preferred.  Consideration will be given to candidates holding professional certifications from associations with governed accreditation bodies.

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:  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.