ASSETS Internship

Location: 11500 NW 12TH Avenue, Miami, FL 33168

Reports To: Program Manager, ASSETS

Position Type: Part-time, Non-exempt; 20 hours per week; 12-week Internship

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

ASSETS is the small business development program of Branches. The ASSETS program helps entrepreneurs start or strengthen their small businesses. ASSETS provides business advisory services to help our clients tackle business challenges and achieve new levels of growth. ASSETS Program Intern supports the Program Manager to offer high quality training, consulting, coaching and guidance to ASSETS clients.

POSITION OVERVIEW

This position is responsible for assisting the Program Manager in the development of the expanding entrepreneurship program. This service opportunity will allow the individual to gain business and entrepreneurship experience to advance their professional development. The Program Intern will also be responsible for integrating ASSETS into the rest of the Branches organization, community partners, and funders.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

1. Program Administration and Development (80%)

  • Support program daily operations by, but not limited to, scheduling meetings and coaching sessions, perform intake forms, and collecting relevant information (at Branches, at the business’ location, or via phone) that help design and implement strategies that increase value of services provided by the program.
  • Support the organization of trainings/workshops and networking events by, but not limited to, identifying, making connections, promoting, and communicating with potential trainers, partners, funders, sponsors, vendors, and participants.
  • Plan, market, and coordinate trainings/workshops and networking events.
  • Research and locate potential venues and sponsors for networking and other program events.
  • Cultivate and maintain fruitful and positive relationships with program partners, volunteers, participants, and general community.
  • Identify community partners and collaboration opportunities; build relationships with potential partners and volunteers, engage and retain partners and volunteers, and exploit opportunities to provide added value to the program clients.
  • Establish frequent meetings/communication with the ASSETS Program Manager to establish objectives, discuss problems, and plan activities.
  • Participate in program evaluation, planning, and development.
  • Assist the Program Manager in evaluating progress with clients and outcomes of services delivered.
  • Monitor and report client success and satisfaction and follow-up to ensure clients long-term success.
  • Represent the program to the broader community and region.

2. Data Management (20%)

  • Record and maintain client data, files, and program reports relevant to the administration and management of the program.
  • Collect relevant information that help design and implement strategies that increase value of services provided by the program.

QUALIFICATIONS

Education:

  • 1-2 years college coursework in finance, marketing, or operations, preferred

Experience:

  • Non-profit, business, or micro-enterprise development; especially as an entrepreneur
  • Previous work in a multi-cultural environment
  • Competencies (Knowledge, Skills & Abilities)
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Fluency in Spanish or Creole strongly preferred
  • Team player and a leader; proven ability to work with and motivate volunteers and coworkers will strengthen candidacy

WHO WE ARE

Branches exists to serve, educate and inspire people through student, family and financial stability services in partnership with our communities. Branches provides opportunities for working poor families to help them and their children become better educated and more financially stable in the long-term. Our program areas that serve children and youth focus on student achievement, and our Achieve programs focus on financial stability services for families and individuals. The Grow program provides after-school enrichment and tutoring for elementary students. The Climb program serves middle and high school students to enable them to succeed in school and life. The Achieve programs serve adults and provide small business development services, free tax prep, affordable car loans, and hunger relief. We also provide personal financial coaching through the United Way Center for Financial Stability, which we house and operate.

 

WORKING CONDITIONS

The service is normally performed in regular office conditions. Evening and some weekend service might be needed. Site visits and some meetings are conducted in various parts of Miami-Dade County with some events taking place in other locations across Miami-Dade. Reliable transportation is needed.

 

How to Apply: Interested candidates may apply using this link.