Program Coordinator – Business Development Services

Website CEI

Full-Time Professional

Requisition ID: 1033

Salary Range:$18.0000 To $26.0000 Hourly

Now more than ever, you can make a difference in the small business community in Maine. 

Are you passionate about being part of an organization that is helping Maine’s small businesses start, grow, and thrive? Are you looking for an impactful way to use your keen eye for detail and organization, database management and professional administrative skills? Are you looking to be part of a team who shares your vision of the importance of developing a strong Maine economy and creating opportunities for all people in the state?

Then we want to hear from you…

CEI is a non-profit community development financial institution (“CDFI”) headquartered in Brunswick, Maine who is a national leader in rural economic and business development. CEI’s mission is to help grow good jobs, environmentally sustainable enterprises, and shared prosperity in Maine and in rural regions across the country by integrating financing, business and industry expertise, and policy solutions.

Responsibilities and Duties

The BDS Program Coordinator will help CEI ensure we are meeting our mission and strategic plan goals of supporting good jobs, environmental sustainability, and shared prosperity by providing high quality support to our Business Development teams which include our Women’s Business Center (WBC) and Small Business Development Centers (SBDC).

In this role, the BDS Program Coordinator performs a variety of administrative and coordination functions in connection with programs and services offered by our WBC and SBDC teams. This includes coordination with WBC and SBDC staff and our marketing team with event planning and coordination; contract administration with program facilitators and consultants; CRM data entry, database management and reporting; program surveys and reporting; assist with marketing of program, some website administration and other tasks that support the team as needed.

The candidate will have experience and fluency with Microsoft Office programs specifically Excel and Microsoft Word. The candidate ideally has experience working with databases, including reporting and data analysis, and is willing to learn new technologies and programs. The collaboration tool SharePoint will also be used on a regular basis.

Candidates will both self-motivated and able to take direction, prioritize tasks, have a keen eye for detail, be organized and persistent, be a strong communicator, able to consistently follow a process, and be comfortable asking questions or elevating concerns.

While the role is based out of our Portland office, due to the COVID-19 pandemic our teams have shifted to working remotely from home. You will service clients throughout the state via remote technology and tools so you must have reliable internet access at home as part of the role requirements.

CEI continues to monitor the COVID-19 crisis. When it is safe to make the transition back to our offices, we will do so in compliance with federal and state CDC guidelines and with a specific plan in place that ensures the safety of our staff and clients.

Qualifications and Skills

Qualified candidates should have a high school diploma, GED or comparable professional office and administrative experience. Completion of a 2-year community college program in business administration, general studies or liberal studies preferred. A minimum of three years’ professional office experience required.

Qualified candidates must be self-directed, able to prioritize tasks and deadlines; have strong database management and research skills, are excellent with organization and follow through, and come with a positive attitude and adapt in a dynamic, ever-changing environment.

Candidates must also be very comfortable using and interfacing with web-based communication platforms such as Skype, Zoom, Go-to-Meetings and others, as remote work will be part of the role, at least for the foreseeable future.

PLEASE NOTE: When applying, please submit a cover letter that details your interest in this position, CEI’s mission, and why building a strong and equitable Maine economy resonates with you. Cover letters are required in addition to your current resume.

Coastal Enterprises, Inc. is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. We are committed to fostering a diverse, equitable and inclusive culture and workforce reflective of our mission, values and communities we serve. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, protected veteran or ability status, or genetic information.

37.5 hours per week with 30 min, unpaid lunch break each day

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