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  • Asha Weinstein Agrawal
    ... Posted: 07 Jan 2011 12:51 AM PST West Contra Costa Business Development Center Job Title: Project Manager Description: PROJECT MANAGER This position will
    Message 1 of 1 , Jan 7, 2011
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      Posted: 07 Jan 2011 12:51 AM PST

      West Contra Costa Business Development Center
      Job Title: Project Manager
      Description: PROJECT MANAGER

      This position will work closely with a small team of community-minded
      professionals to strengthen and grow the agency’s Local Economic
      Development Initiative (LEDI), a program that provides business
      assistance to small contractors. The Project Manager will report to
      the Executive Director and will be responsible for facilitating the
      ongoing development, implementation, and evaluation of this new
      economic development initiative.

      1. Planning and Program Development
      • Develop and maintain a project work plan that accomplishes project
      goals and objectives.
      • Convene and facilitate an Advisory Board of diverse community and
      industry leaders.
      • Work with the Advisory Board to secure necessary resources for
      project implementation and sustainability.
      2. Implementation and Monitoring
      • Coordinate project activities, including training institute,
      consulting services, business fair, and industry network.
      • Interface with external organizations as appropriate to ensure
      cooperative efforts are enhanced and available resources are utilized.
      • Monitor project activities, investigate trends, and recommend and
      implement modifications to improve project effectiveness.
      • Prepare reports and analyses setting forth progress and
      recommendations or conclusions.
      3. Marketing and Community Outreach
      • Coordinate a marketing and communications program that promotes
      awareness and utilization of LEDI services and maintains project
      partners abreast of project successes and activities.
      • Serve as the primary spokesperson for the project. Represent the
      project at various community meetings and events.
      4. Support organizational and program goals
      • Participate in strategy meetings, including discussing client and
      community needs, marketing efforts, and current challenges and
      • Play an active role in target communities to enhance the brand and
      reputation of the BDC.
      • Build relationships with community groups, businesses, and
      individuals to develop resources to support the BDC and facilitate the
      delivery of the organization’s programs.
      • Keep abreast of industry trends, best practices, changes and developments.

      Qualifications and Desired Skills
      • A Bachelor’s degree in business, marketing, public administration or
      related field.
      • Strong organizational and project management skills necessary to
      plan, coordinate, and successfully implement a variety of project
      activities and event.
      • Knowledge of business and management principles for strategic
      planning and resource allocation.
      • Confident individual with outstanding interpersonal skills.
      • Strong initiative and the ability to succeed in a highly independent
      work environment.
      • Ability to multi-task and manage competing demands efficiently and
      • Strong written communication skills; ability to write clear,
      articulate reports and persuasive proposals.
      • A positive attitude and commitment to the BDC’s success.
      • A strong interest in community and economic development.
      • Experience in the construction field or industry a plus.

      The position is FT exempt. Salary range is $47,000- $52,000 DOE.

      The Business Development Center (BDC) is a nonprofit agency that helps
      entrepreneurs obtain the tools and support to be successful business
      owners. Our clients are primarily low-income minority, immigrant, and
      women entrepreneurs. As a local economic development strategy, our
      goal is to help build strong, growth-oriented businesses that create
      jobs and generate renewed economic activity in West Contra Costa
      County. Find out more about the BDC by visiting www.wccbdc.org

      Firm Name: West Contra Costa Business Development Center
      Firm Website: www.wccbdc.org
      Location: Richmond, CA
      Paid: Paid
      Start Date: ASAP
      Category: Community Development
      Contact Name: Danielle Azzalino
      Contact Email: Danielle@...
      Date Submitted: January 6, 2011
      Job Type: Permanent
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