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Albuquerque, NM–Bilingual Business Consultant & Trainer

WESST is seeking an energetic team member who understands and appreciates supporting entrepreneurs and small business owners. This position is a full-time contract position based in our Albuquerque, NM office. The Business Consultant/Trainer will serve individuals who are interested in 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 is 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 obtaining business consulting, training, and access to capital.
  • Marketing WESST’s services to the community through speaking engagements, participation at community events, and other activities.
  • Submitting required program, funder and operational reports on a timely basis.
  • Supervising team members aligned with the regional office.

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.
  • 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.
  • 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. However, substantial professional experience in a similar role may be considered in lieu of a degree.

Other Requirements

  • English/Spanish bilingual proficiency is required.
  • Schedule flexibility is required as WESST training classes and events frequently take place in the evening.
  • Up to 20% business travel may be required.
  • 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

To begin the application process, please fill out the position questionnaire below.

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

WESST Questionnaire--Dec 2023
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• Are you proficient in both writing and speaking Spanish and English?

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