Capital Access Program Manager

Job Description/Posting: Capital Access Program Manager

The Urban League of Greater Atlanta’s Urban Center for Entrepreneurship & Economic Development is a resource for the small and minority owned business that operates in the Greater Atlanta area. There is available support for anyone who is aspiring to start a business, looking to grow a business or to create another source to grow household income.

We have a goal to put entrepreneurs on a successful path of economic attainment so that they can collaborate and compete equally within the entrepreneurial ecosystem. We continue to build partnerships that enhance resources, access to capital, procurement opportunities, certifications, and ongoing business development.

The Urban League of Greater Atlanta is currently seeking an experienced Program Manager to join our Entrepreneurship Division. In this role, the capital access program manager will be responsible for the overall planning, implementation, and management of the MBDA Program while engaging a team of experts to provide technical assistance to small business owners.
Critical Skills and Competencies:

  • Strategic Planning
  • Program/Project/Performance Management
  • Team Management
  • Business Planning and Modeling for Small Business
  • Excellent Training, Development and Facilitation Skills
  • Relationship Building
  • Data Collection Management and Reporting
  • Grant Management and Performance Report Writing Experience
  • Flexibility and Adaptability

Key Job Responsibilities:

  • Develop and execute an overall strategic implementation and operational plan in coordination with senior management, to include timeline management
  • Demonstrate how performance milestones will be achieved in a timely manner
  • Develop a targeted outreach/recruitment process to attract and recruit small and minority businesses to participate in the program
  • Develop a technical assistance process to achieve goals and objectives of the MBDA
  • Develop program workshop and training calendar in coordination with TEC team
  • Promote, identify and prepare applicants for capital funding
  • Manage program team to ensure established outcomes are met
  • Develop, coordinate and participate in innovative programs and special events within the business community
  • Collaborate with team to develop and deliver strategies and programs to attract community partners, prime contractors, business associations, Chambers of Commerce, lenders, corporations with supplier diversity programs as well as small and minority business exchange partners
  • Must be able to work successfully with all levels of the organization, have strong interpersonal and customer service skills and be able to effectively multi-task
  • Represent the organization at community and business meetings and events in a professional manner

Required Qualifications, Experience, and Education:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in finance, accounting, business management or related experience
  • Project/Program Management is required (5-plus years of experience)
  • Experienced in small business lending finance/accounting (CPA or banking loan officer preferred)
  • 5-plus years of hands-on multi-faceted business management experience is required. (Preferably experience with coaching, training, and developing small and minority owned businesses)
  • Possess transportation and a valid Driver’s License

This position is full-time with benefits. Program Manager will report to the Sr. Director of Entrepreneurship & Economic Development.
Urban League of Greater Atlanta is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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