Spanish Program Director

About Social Enterprise Greenhouse

Based in Providence, Rhode Island, Social Enterprise Greenhouse (SEG) provides the networks, knowledge, and resources to help people launch and grow inclusive, positively impactful businesses and organizations by offering a broad range of services in English and Spanish including training programs, business advising, a loan fund and more.

Our team is passionate about our mission to support entrepreneurs and businesses that foster just, equitable and resilient communities. We offer an opportunity to join a collaborative and fun environment committed to making an impact.

About the Position

This role will create a thriving and effective social business ecosystem by adapting current SEG programming to meet the specific needs of entrepreneurs who have not traditionally had access to resources and support in the Pawtucket, Central Falls and Central Providence communities.

We seek a collaborative, customer-focused, bilingual leader who will build deep community partnerships and design and execute high-quality Spanish programs in accordance with local needs and SEG’s mission. This position will report to the CEO.

This position will be accountable for the following goals:

  • Develop and strengthen partnerships with community leaders and existing organizations and initiatives that are serving entrepreneurs and the communities we aim to reach; 
  • Adapt, expand, develop and execute programming to meet the unique needs of social enterprises and small businesses in those communities and build a thriving network with a specific commitment to addressing system inequities;
  • Lead the delivery of Spanish-language programs and services;
  • Grow and sustain the programming through service partnerships and fundraising;
  • Work closely with the RI coalition of business support organizations to improve coordination and collaboration around best supporting entrepreneurs and small businesses

Primary Responsibilities

Leadership: The Director will lead a team and be expected to provide direction, priorities, and supervision for the work we do to support the communities of Pawtucket, Central Falls, and Central Providence as well our Spanish language programming. The Director will be responsible for representing and advocating for the needs of those communities and participants both internally and externally.

Adapt, expand, and execute SEG Spanish programming: The Director will collaborate with SEG staff to lead program adaptation/design to meet the needs of the community with a focus on equity including expanding and delivering Spanish programs and services.

Build and nurture relationships: The Director will be a relationship builder – developing strong trusted relationships with local community members, leaders, and organizations as well as recruiting, managing and engaging entrepreneurs, volunteer advisors, and partner/funder organizations in the Pawtucket, Central Falls, and Central Providence area.

Assess needs and develop program strategy: The Director will be charged with creating an effective and thriving network for social entrepreneurs in the communities. The Director will ensure programs align with local needs and SEG organizational objectives, track activity and report progress to the executive team and board.

Support Coalition of Business Support Organizations: Ensure that the coalition is able to operate effectively and collaboratively to provide services and resources to entrepreneurs and small businesses.

Support Fundraising and Development: The Director will support the executive team in grant writing, individual donor cultivation, and corporate sponsorships to sustain and grow the initiative.

Core Skills & Capacities
  • Experience: 8+ years demonstrated success in community building/development, program development, business/entrepreneurship; and/or project management;

  • Passion: Exuberant passion for social entrepreneurship and serving people trying to use business and entrepreneurship to create positive impact for themselves, their communities, and the world;

  • Execution: Passionate about and excellent aptitude for getting things done.  Able to step in proactively and make progress where others are not;

  • Commitment to Addressing Issues of Race & Equity: Demonstrates an active commitment to viewing our work through an equity lens and finding and supporting opportunities to address issues of structural racism and economic inequity;

  • Relationship Builder: Able to build relationships with a wide range of people.  Easily connects and builds trust;

  • Organization and Planning: Plans and organizes in an efficient, productive manner;

  • Communicator: Errs on the side of over communicating progress, success, and challenges using strong communication skills;

  • Problem-solver: Easily assesses complex challenges and takes timely action to resolve;

  • Detail-Orientation: Sweats the small stuff. Does not let important details fall through the cracks;

  • Empathy: Listens deeply to others and seeks to understand their goals, interests, and experiences from their perspective and demonstrates diplomacy and empathy in all efforts; 

  • Coaching Approach: Firmly believes in the potential of all people to learn and grow, able to identify and support strengths and provide accessible advice to address challenges;

  • Entrepreneurial Mindset: Easily identifies business opportunities and ways in which opportunities can be translated into successful ventures;

  • Team Player: Looks beyond their individual goals to support overall work of the organization, quick to leverage opportunities to effectively improve outcomes, works well with others.

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Required: Fluency in Spanish and experience with any of the focus communities of Central Falls, Pawtucket, or Central Providence.

This position is full-time starting as soon as possible. 

Starting Salary Range: $60,000 - $75,000 based on experience.  

Benefits: Healthcare, Simple IRA matching, long term disability, paid vacation and sick time, professional development and training opportunities, and more

How to apply:

Please follow this link to complete the application including the submission of a resume and 1-page cover letter as .pdf attachments. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and the deadline to apply is Tuesday, December 21st.

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