At Skopos, our purpose is to elevate the financial health of small businesses that add value to our communities. Whether it’s a small manufacturer, food producer or design shop, we aim to work with people we like and projects we care about. We strive to be a meaningful business partner that helps business owners breath new life into business. Together, we help businesses realize projects and goals in three ways:
Small business consulting: We work with ambitious small business owners to bring new thinking and solutions to growth challenges centered around a strategy and finances.
Financial literacy education:. Skopos demystifies financial concepts with business owners and empowers them to understand what they don’t know. Our Small Business Finance Essentials class covers accounting 101, trend analysis, projections, growth planning, and more.
Capacity building with Community Development Organizations: We collaborate with community development organizations to assist their small business clients in accessing capital and developing growth plans for loan funding.
About the Workshop Coordinator position
Skopos is looking for a freelance Workshop Coordinator to help plan and coordinate our financial literacy series (Small Business Finance Essentials) for organizations like the Brooklyn Navy Yard, Evergreen Exchange and Business Outreach Network. This opportunity provides great exposure to the small business and economic development finance community, as well as how a good financial system can unlock great growth potential.
Assist in developing proposals, coordinate resources (trainers, materials, classrooms, etc.), organize class materials, review materials for accuracy, maintain contact lists and communicate with class participants on pre- and post-class activities;
Attending our trainings (usually held in the evenings) to help ensure smooth delivery and debrief;
Putting your creative skills to work by taking the great work we do and tell a story with on Instagram, our online Journal or other social media outlets (blogs, newsletter features, etc.)
To succeed in this role:
Given that much of our communication will be remote, you are a thoughtful writer and communicate well using Google G-Suite tools.
You are organized, detail-oriented and don’t need to be micromanaged once your tasks are clear and understood.
You have some experience across one or more of these fields: accounting, group facilitation and training, human-centered design and project management.
A background in Business, Finance or Accounting is not required, but preferred. If you do not like numbers or data, this role is not for you. CDFI or banking experience is a big plus.
You enjoy the challenge and shifts in focus of having multiple tasks at a time. You are resourceful, upbeat and tenacious.
How to apply:
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