Excelsior Growth Fund (EGF) helps small businesses grow by providing small business loans and advisory services, focusing on low-income businesses and impoverished communities. EGF is a successful and innovative nonprofit Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) with a national reputation.
EGF, a FinTech leader, incorporates technology and an innovative online platform into its model, while maintaining a community development focus and presence. EGF supports microentrepreneurs through its suite of Business Advisory Services, providing tools and guidance in tandem with lending to help businesses stabilize and grow. EGF is seeking one VISTA member to serve disadvantaged small businesses and neighborhoods in Western New York.
This position will be based in EGF's office in the Beverly Gray Business Exchange Center in Buffalo. Your work will help EGF reach more disadvantaged businesses and support EGF activity and expansion in several ways including marketing & outreach, partnership development, and operational support. We seek self-starting, organized individuals with excellent communication, research, writing & interpersonal skills.
Candidates should be adept in learning new systems and technology. We encourage applicants with knowledge or interest in entrepreneurship to apply. EGF will ensure VISTA members gain professional experience, new transferable skills and exposure to a variety of responsibilities, while remaining committed to fighting poverty by supporting entrepreneurship. If interested, please apply through AmeriCorps VISTA.
Permits attendance at school during off hours , Permits working at another job during off hours . Service Areas :
Entrepreneur/Business , Community and Economic Development , Neighborhood Revitalization . Skills :
General Skills , Team Work , Communications , Business/Entrepreneur .