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Business Consultant, Renaissance Women's Business Center

Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center
275 5th Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
United States
415-348-6247 (Main Phone)
Job Start Date
Application Closing Date
Experience Required
Degree Required
From $70,000 To $75,000
Per Year
Employment Type
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Job Description

Business Consultant, Women’s Business Center
Position: Business Consultant, Renaissance Women’s Business Center
Reports to: Director, Women’s Business Center & SoMa (South of Market) Programs
Works with: SoMa program staff, business consultants and colleagues across Renaissance sites
Location: San Francisco, California

Renaissance seeks a Business Consultant to deliver training and consulting services to our small business clients, empowering them with business knowledge, skills and networks. Our Business Consultant will coordinate and lead training classes and workshops, and design and develop curriculum to be delivered in person and online. This full-time, exempt position is ideal for a proactive, analytical, and innovative thinker with a passion for economic justice and an appreciation for the needs and contributions of our diverse client population.

Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center ( is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit social impact organization. We have been building better communities for 35 years by helping under-resourced women and men start and grow their own businesses, transforming their lives and creating sustainable jobs, economic vitality, and vibrant neighborhoods. Renaissance operates four program centers and multiple off-site programs throughout the San Francisco Bay Area.

Note: During the current coronavirus pandemic, Renaissance is adhering to health and safety social distance protocols; all staff are currently working from home. As protocols are adjusted and the pandemic evolves, this position will be primarily based in San Francisco with frequent on-site visits to client business locations.

Job Requirements

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Work collaboratively with program colleagues to determine appropriate trainings and workshops, responding to client needs and shifting business environment
Design and develop training classes and workshops, and create and refine curriculum for multiple stages and facets of business launch, operation and sustainability
Help clients identify and navigate the impacts of COVID-19
Provide 1:1 and small group consulting to address individual client needs
Analyze client business information to assist them in determining business action plans and strategies
Maintain strong relationships and excellent follow up with clients; take a case management approach to support individual clients in launching, preparing and executing business strategies, and in tapping other resources within Renaissance and the community
Work collaboratively with colleagues, consultants and the business community to expand expertise; keep abreast of business trends, techniques, and processes
Maintain thorough client data and consulting documentation to track action steps and impact; provide data for progress reporting; create client stories to illuminate challenges, progress and success
Perform other duties as assigned
Skills and Qualifications

Experience and comfort with the inner workings of small businesses in multiple industries and diverse communities
Expertise in coaching/training/consulting with small business owners; strength in working directly with clients and case management models; understanding of adult learning and experience in creating training and curriculum.
Comfort working in a small, highly communicative, collaborative, fast-paced and mission-driven organization
Experience using database for client case management and reporting on grant deliverables
Ability to convey information to diverse audiences; strength in writing clearly and concisely, and in making presentations to individuals and groups
Bachelor’s degree; advanced degree(s) welcome but not required
Bilingual Spanish highly desired
Availability for flexible schedule, including evening and weekend hours as needed
Ability to travel to offsite trainings, client business sites, and community events
Can do, proactive, problem-solving attitude combined with passion for Renaissance’s mission, vision and client base.

Contact Information

Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center
Lisa Kirvin
275 5th Street
San Francisco CA 94103
United States
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415-348-6247Main Phone
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