Employment

Colorado Outreach Manager – Denver, Colorado

Small Business Majority is seeking a full-time Outreach Manager based in the greater Denver metro area to manage our on-the-ground work in Colorado. This position will help develop and implement strategies to conduct outreach to small business owners, organizations and other small business advocates. This position will focus on a variety of issues including access to capital, healthcare, paid family leave, retirement security and others. The ideal candidate will have expertise in areas of outreach, media engagement and business community engagement and be able to work simultaneously on multiple projects. This position will report to Small Business Majority’s Colorado Director, based in Denver. 

Outreach responsibilities include: 

  • Identify and develop strong external relationships, and serve as liaison with local and state partners such as small business owners, business organizations, lenders, business assistance providers other business support organizations
  • Develop strategy to successfully meet specific deliverables related to various grant funded projects on behalf of Small Business Majority in Colorado (and potentially other states in the Western United States region)  
  • Educate small employers, the self-employed and business organizations about relevant public policy and business issues facing small businesses by planning, facilitating and organizing events including conference call briefings, webinars and in-person presentations throughout Colorado
  • Mobilize small business owners to take action to affect state and federal policy decisions by writing letters to policymakers, submitting opinion pieces to local media, etc. 
  • Participate in panels, press conferences, events and possibly testify at legislative hearings 
  • Supported by Small Business Majority’s national Small Business Engagement team, use creative techniques to help grow oursmall business owner network
  • Fast-track communication with/and secure small business owners for events, legislative priorities and press events
  • Enter small business and other contact information into Small Business Majority’s database in a timely and accurate manner
  • Keep detailed records of outreach efforts and work in conjunction with Grants Manager to present information for funder reports

Additional responsibilities may include:

  • In coordination with our national Communications team pitch stories, secure media coverage and place op-eds and other pieces into business and mainstream media
  • Stay on top of critical news and developments 
  • Work with Communications staff to coordinate media events 
  • Track news coverage on key issues, legislation, partner organizations, etc.

Qualifications:

  • Strong ability and proven-track record of building and maintaining strong professional relationships with a variety of external stakeholders
  • Ability to work in a flexible, entrepreneurial environment with frequently shifting priorities and evolving internal processes and structures 
  • Superior interpersonal and communication skills, both written and verbal 
  • 3 years outreach or public engagement experience, work within the business community preferred
  • Self-starter who has ability to make cold calls and network with small business owners, business organizations, funders, policymakers and other advocates
  • Interest in advocacy, public policy and small business issues; campaign management experience preferred
  • Collaborative in nature with ability to work remotely in conjunction with team members across the country
  • Strong sense of accountability; driven to meet and exceed expectations
  • Successful experience fundraising from corporate and/or philanthropic institutions, a plus
  • Fluent Spanish speakers are encouraged to apply
  • Available for periodic regional travel throughout Colorado (and potentially nearby states) and to attend key external and internal meetings (including SBM’s annual 3-day retreat in California)
  • Must be able to work from a home office

Please send your cover letter and resume to: [email protected]

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit and business need.


 

Senior California Program Manager & Southern California Outreach Manager

The Senior California Program Manager & Southern California Outreach Manager oversees and manages a portfolio of outreach programs and partnerships that further the vision and mission of Small Business Majority in California. This position is responsible managing timelines while executing projects and conducting events associated with grants and initiatives throughout the state. The Senior California Program Manager also works closely with the Vice President, California to provide support, guidance and direction to the California Outreach Managers throughout the state.

This position also leads operations throughout the Southern California region, while directly managing the Southern California Outreach Manager. Additionally, this role designs strategies for outreach to small business owners, organizations, policy makers and other small business advocates throughout the region.

On the Program Management side, the Senior California Program Manager will focus on a variety of issues including access to capital, healthcare, retirement and others. Candidates must have exceptional project management skills, attention to detail and follow through along with expertise in areas of business community engagement, VIP relationship management and public policy. Also required is the ability to prioritize and work simultaneously on multiple projects in a fast paced, dynamic environment.

This position is located in Southern California and reports to Small Business Majority’s Vice President, California.

Program management responsibilities include: 

  • Successfully manage programs to meet deliverables and timelines on multiple statewide initiatives in collaboration with the California Outreach Managers.
  • Manage VIP relationships including, funders, partners, small business organizations and policy makers while successfully achieving the goals and outcomes of the programs
  • Collaborate closely with the Vice President, California to direct and support all of the California Outreach Managers around the state to achieve the goals of California programs
  • Oversee and support the outreach education programs managed by Small Business Majority throughout California
  • Assist the Vice President, California in tracking and managing all of the program deliverables of the California Outreach team

Southern California outreach management responsibilities include: 

  • Direct and manage the outreach operations throughout Southern California. This includes managing the Southern California Outreach Manager to ensure goals and objectives for the region are met
  • Identify and develop strong external relationships with business organizations, community organizations, policymakers and other stakeholders throughout California with a particular focus on Southern California
  • Support all the California Outreach Managers through advice, direction and collaboration by sharing best practices and outreach strategies with the team
  • Collaborate with the Vice President, California and the Vice President, Engagement to ensure the California Outreach team keeps up to date with Small Business Majority’s CRM’s system to improve outreach efforts.
  • Collaborate with the Vice President, California to ensure that the California Outreach team maintains detailed records of outreach efforts and works in conjunction with the Grants Manager to present information for funder reports
  • Participate in panels, press conferences and events across the state and at times, nationally
  • In coordination with our national communications team pitch stories, secure media coverage and place op-eds and other pieces into business and mainstream media

Additional responsibilities include:

  • Identify and develop funding opportunities in collaboration with the Vice President, California for Small Business Majority from philanthropic foundations, corporate giving programs, etc.
  • Work closely with the Vice President, California and the Vice President, Entrepreneurship to advance the expansion of SBM’s Venturize digital resource, including the growth of the Venturize matching tool in Southern California and throughout the state. 
  • Stay on top of critical news and developments 
  • Work with Communications team to coordinate launches and media events 
  • Track news coverage on key issues, legislation, partner organizations, etc.

Qualifications:

  • Exceptional program management skills with a demonstrated track record of delivering completed programs on time while meeting or exceeding all desired outcomes
  • Strong ability and proven track record of building and maintaining strong professional relationships with a variety of dynamic, high-level external stakeholders
  • Ability to work in a flexible, entrepreneurial environment with frequently shifting priorities and evolving internal processes and structures 
  • Driven self-starter who has ability to network with business leaders, policymakers and funders
  • Superior interpersonal and communication skills, both written and verbal 
  • Collaborative in nature with ability to support and lead a team remotely
  • Strong sense of accountability; driven to meet and exceed expectations
  • Successful experience fundraising from corporate and/or philanthropic institutions, a plus
  • Direct employee management experience, a plus
  • Bilingual (Spanish, Cantonese, Mandarin, Vietnamese, Tagalog) a plus

Other

  • Regional travel required throughout California
  • Available to attend key external and internal meetings (including SBM’s annual 3-day All-Team retreat and annual 3-day Outreach Retreat)
  • Must be able to work from a home office

Please send your cover letter and resume to: [email protected]

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit and business need.