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The Center For Women & Enterprise job openings are listed below. If nothing is listed we still encourage you to send us your resume. We are always interested, in hearing from motivated, talented people. Email us your questions or resume at info@cweonline.org.

Marketing Manager

Location:  Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New Hampshire or Vermont (Currently Remote Work)
Salary:       Commensurate with experience                            
Classification:             Full-Time

The Center for Women & Enterprise (CWE) is a nationally recognized economic development organization whose mission is to strengthen communities and the economy by supporting women to launch and successfully sustain businesses. We offer a dynamic, fast-paced, and intellectually stimulating environment.  CWE provides opportunities for veterans, women entrepreneurs and women in business to increase professional success, personal growth, and financial independence. With offices in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont, CWE delivers business development programs and certifies women owned businesses. 

In partnership with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), CWE operates five Women’s Business Centers (WBCs) and the Veterans Business Outreach Center of New England (VBOC of NE).  While our service delivery is focused on those who identify as women and veterans, we welcome all genders. 

Job Overview
 

The Center for Women & Enterprise is providing critical services to small business throughout New England during this unprecedented time.  As such we are uniquely positioned to help support the economic recovery of our service areas and beyond.  What we do is more relevant than ever and will continue to be so into the future.  CWE has adapted our business to support the ever- growing needs of those we serve.  Our classes, consulting and support are currently being done virtually.  We have created a team of consultants with different expertise from across New England who can virtually meet with our clients to discuss specific business needs and concerns. Our ever-growing list of funders and resources available for small business owners affected by COVID-19 is continuously updated.

CWE is searching for a Marketing Manager who wants to shine the spotlight on our efforts to support women to launch and successfully sustain businesses, position us as thought leaders, promote our work and brand.  This CWE team member is responsible for enhancing CWE’s voice and presence through online and offline channels. They will promote our organization, values and mission.  The Marketing Manager will handle CWE’s communication with the public, clients, donors, partners, and the media. This person will help raise awareness about CWE both internally and externally.

The ideal candidate will have proven experience as a communications or public relations specialist or similar position, with skills in project management; the execution of PR and marketing campaigns and/or initiatives; copywriting and editing; corporate communications; and social media.  Key abilities include excellent communication both orally and in writing; strong strategist and story teller; presentation; initiative; ability to prioritize and plan effectively; awareness of different media agendas; and creativity. The right person for this position is a motivated self-starter who shares CWE’s commitment to diversity and inclusion. 

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Increase brand awareness, credibility, and engagement in alignment with our new brand strategy
  • Employ data an in-depth analysis to guide PR efforts and determine the effectiveness of these tactics.
  • Develop and implement content strategies that elevate our position as a recognized thought leader and build relationships with clients, donors, partners and the public.
  • Create and deliver content for press releases, media relations, case studies, white papers, newsletters, social media, website, and speeches.
  • Use data to create niche campaign and creative content that grabs the public’s attention and help CWE stand out from its competition.
  • Work with various staff teams on PR and marketing for CWE offerings, events, and campaigns.
  • Create marketing and promotional materials, both print and electronic. Develop email strategies and campaign templates
  • Media outreach to industry blogs, publications, and press
  • Research, identify and partner with other influencers
  • Lead survey initiatives and analyze public opinion
  • Related duties as assigned

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s in PR, communications, marketing, journalism or relevant field
  • Minimum of 3-6 years of professional experience in one or more of the following fields: public relations, communications, marketing
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Proven experience as a public relations and/or communication specialist or similar
  • Social media savvy
  • Excellent organizational, planning, and decision-making skills
  • Interpersonal skills     
  • Innovative self-starter with ability to develop and drive new initiatives
  • Enthusiastic about the mission of CWE
  • Team player

Language and Computer Skills

  • Ability to write professionally for varied audiences and consistently meet deadlines.
  • Bilingual in Spanish and English is a plus
  • MS Office proficiency required
  • Computer and Multimedia Technology– Knowledge of Web-specific technology, such as live stream, social media, Web content, and digital media.

Reasoning Ability

  • May work in an environment where multiple projects are being executed at one time.
  • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variable in situations where only limited standardization exists.
  • Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations

  • Required to have and maintain a valid Driver’s License and reliable mode of transportation

Additional Requirements

  • May be required to work outside of normal business hours.
  • May require travel depending on business needs.

Physical Demands: 

Walking, bending, sitting, typing at a keyboard, driving and occasional lifting up to 30 lbs. The physical described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

Work Environment and Environmental Conditions

  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
  • No or very limited exposure to physical risk.

The Center for Women & Enterprise is an equal opportunity employer.

Interested candidates should submit: a resume; thoughtful cover letter; writing and campaign samples; and salary requirements to Mickey Riendeau at MRiendeau@CWEonline.org

Program Manager - VBOC New England

Location:  Flexible, preferably Maine.  Most of the position can be performed remotely, but when the health situation permits, in-person work will be conducted throughout Maine. 

Classification:  Full time; exempt

The Center for Women & Enterprise (CWE) is a nationally recognized economic development organization that supports women and veterans with small business development.  We offer a dynamic, fast-paced, and intellectually stimulating environment.  We strive to provide opportunities for veterans, women entrepreneurs and women in business to increase professional success, personal growth, and financial independence. With offices in Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Vermont and New Hampshire, CWE delivers business development programs and certifies women owned businesses. 

In partnership with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), CWE operates five Women’s Business Centers (WBCs) and the Veterans Business Outreach Center of New England (VBOC of NE).  While our service delivery is focused on veterans and those who identify as women, we welcome all genders. 

Job Overview

The Program Manager – VBOC of NE supports all operations of the program, and is critical to its success.  S/he is the first point of contact for veterans seeking assistance, and ensures consistency and continuity of service for them.  The Manager works with the Director – VBOC of NE and the Program Manager – Northern New England in the areas of client management and administration, successful program development and delivery, and data management.  S/he manages the office functions, and drives programming in the state of Maine.  Program management includes recruiting and retaining a qualified base of consultants; facilitating introductory workshops and consultations with veterans; arranging additional classes where appropriate; and driving outreach in Maine.

Currently this position is remote.  When the health situation allows, the Manager will need to spend time in person in communities throughout Maine.  The schedule and locations can be determined in coordination with the Director – VBOC of NE.

The ideal candidate is client-focused, passionate about veterans and entrepreneurship, and committed to program success.  He or she should have experience as a veteran or working with veterans, and knowledge of small business strategy.  This position would be a great fit for a recent graduate from a business school and/or someone who has worked in management positions with small businesses.  The candidate will demonstrate strong organization and communication skills, be highly self-motivated and reliable, and be skilled in the area of data management and analysis. 

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Leads programming, outreach and client supports in the state of Maine
  • Work with the VBOC Director and Program Manager to respond to client requests for counseling and/or training throughout the network
  • Assists with program marketing throughout the network
  • Provide supports to business owners via direct consultations, referrals to VBOC volunteers, WBC programs, etc.
  • Ensure that client needs are met consistently and in a timely manner
  • Help to manage calendars and scheduling for VBOC staff and consultants
  • Support VBOC of NE’s relationship with U.S. Small Business Administration and assist with necessary reporting
  • Recommend new systems to more efficiently operate the CWE VBOC program
  • Plan, staff, track and analyze activities and outcomes of programs
  • Ensures quality reporting of client activity, including working with consultants to ensure documentation is submitted properly and in a timely manner
  • Related duties as assigned

Performance Measurements

Expectation:  Quality Programs

Measurements:

  • Customer satisfaction
  • Maintains efficient systems
  • Delivers effective workshops and consultations
  • Helps recruit and maintain qualified consultants

Expectation:  Demonstrated Competence/Skills

Measurements:

  • Dependability
  • Goal/Action orientation
  • Client focus
  • Communication
  • Flexibility/Adaptability to change
  • Innovation

Expectation: Modeling of CWE Mission and Values

Measurements:

  • Respect
  • Equity
  • Collaboration
  • Innovation
  • Joy
  • Connections
  • Diversity 
  • Quality
  • Impact

Qualifications

  • Undergraduate degree, preferably related to business administration
  • At least two years of professional experience, preferably including small business management
  • Proven ability to multitask and prioritize tasks
  • Knowledge of data management and/or CRM systems
  • Excellent business skills including organization, time management, verbal and written communication
  • Committed to success and high-quality service delivery
  • Highly independent and reliable
  • Proven ability to communicate with a wide range of individuals
  • Sensitive to the needs of a diverse client base
  • Enthusiastic about the mission of CWE and team player
  • Bilingual in Spanish (preferred)
  • Knowledge of military culture (preferred)

Computer Skills

  • MS Office proficiency required
  • Familiarity with social media marketing, Constant Contact and website management strongly preferred

Reasoning Ability

  • May work in an environment where multiple projects are being executed at one time
  • Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form
  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations

  • Required to have and maintain a valid Driver’s License

Additional Requirements

  • Occasional work outside of normal business hours will be required
  • Travel (50-75%) within the state of Maine, and occasionally elsewhere in New England if needed for all-staff events. 
  • Must communicate consistently and amicably with internal and external stakeholders on an ongoing basis

Physical Demands

  • Walking, bending, sitting, typing at a keyboard, driving, and occasional lifting up to 30 lbs. The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. 
  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

Work Environment and Environmental Conditions

  • The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
  • As this position is largely mobile, the candidate may select a work environment that is convenient for him/her.  However, the environment must be conducive to conducting business.
  • No or very limited exposure to physical risk.

The Center for Women & Enterprise is an equal opportunity employer.

Interested candidates should submit a resume, thoughtful cover letter and salary requirements to Jenniefer Murphy at jmurphy@cweonline.org.