COMMUNITY FUTURES FRASER FORT GEORGE

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We’re excited about adding to our already awesome team and can’t wait to meet our next amazing team members!

Career Opportunities

Do you have a passion for small business and entrepreneurs? Want to support business development in your community?

Community Futures utilizes the skills and experience of local volunteers to serve on our Board of Directors as well as on the Finance & Lending Committee and the Business Plan Review Committee. Additionally, we occasionally seek volunteers for special events and programs.

Business Development Officer – Part Time

ommunity Futures of Fraser Fort George (CF FFG) is hiring a part-time Business Development Officer to join their team for 22.5 hours per week.  This position may increase in hours as we are experiencing an increase in clients seeking business coaching and support.  The Business Development officer position primarily works one-on-one with clients; however, will also be required to deliver workshops, collaborate with external partners and the CF FFG team on projects, events, and planning.

Salary:  $25.50 – $27.50/hour – plus, CF FFG offers a health benefit package and additional incentives

Roles & Responsibilities:

  • Support clients with business plan development and/or coaching start-up entrepreneurs 
  • Work one-on-one with the client(s) to support and coach them through the business development process and launch of their business
  • Work collaboratively with WorkBC to continuously increase the number of referrals to the Self Employment Program
  • Obtain and maintain a full understanding of the Self Employment Program and support the clients with moving seamlessly through the process
  • Prepare meeting packages and present the business plan(s) to the Business Plan Review Committee or, if a micro-loan, to the General Manager
  • Set up Committee meetings, ensure meeting packages are provided to the members and minutes are taken and transcribed from the meetings
  • Client Management System – Management and maintenance of client files, including but not limited to data entry to track and maintain solid records of client interactions, discussions, documents, etc.
  • Conduct credit checks, register security and develop loan documents or, when required, files small claims, as directed
  • Monitor clients, as per the program requirements of the program
  • Support the Business Analyst with loan packages and ensuring the Finance and Loans Administrator has all required documents to set up the approved loan(s) in the Client Management System 
  • Maintaining the strictest level of accountability and confidentiality
  • Foster positive relationships and create collaboration with community partners, our fellow Community Futures and colleagues

Qualifications & Requirements:

  • Bachelor of Commerce, Diploma in Business Management, or equivalent experience
  • Solid background in business plan development and community economic development, or a desire and willingness to learn
  • Demonstrated ability in prioritizing tasks, problem solving, attention to detail, self-organizing, self-motivating and flexible adapting to a variety of activities
  • A passion for business, communities and people within the Fraser Fort George region
  • Proficient skills in Office 365 and/or Windows based systems (Word, Excel, Outlook)
  • A background or knowledge of loan administration & loan processing, considered an asset
  • Ability to travel, work evenings and occasionally on weekends, is required

How to Apply:

Forward resume along with cover letter via email to: Susan Stearns, General Manager 

  email:  susans@cfdc.bc.ca

Closing Date:  9:00 am on February 20, 2024 

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