JOB POSTING # 1

 

ADVANTAGE VALLEY

 BUSINESS COACH

 

Position: FASTER WV Business Coach

Organization: Advantage Valley FASTER WV Program

Location: Covering an 8-county region throughout the Charleston/Huntington MSA (Kanawha, Boone, Putnam, Jackson, Mason, Cabell, Wayne, and Lincoln Counties.)

Job Type: Full-Time

About Advantage Valley FASTER WV Program:

The Advantage Valley FASTER WV Program is committed to fostering economic growth and resilience within the Huntington/Charleston MSA. Our mission is to connect businesses with essential advisory and technical assistance services, enabling them to thrive in a dynamic and competitive market. As we expand the FASTER WV program, we are seeking a dedicated FASTER WV Business Coach to join our team and contribute to the growth of entrepreneurship and small business assistance.

Summary: The Business Coach will play a vital role in supporting early-stage entrepreneurs and small businesses in the designated region. They will provide guidance, mentorship, and resources to help clients succeed in their business endeavors.

Key Responsibilities:

As the FASTER WV Business Coach, you will play a pivotal role in expanding our advisory and technical assistance services. Your responsibilities will include but not limited to:

  • Building and nurturing productive relationships with clients, focusing on collaborative solutions
  • Assisting clients develop their business plans and business models to include creating proforma’s and financial analysis.
  • Identifying and managing client requests for technical assistance (TA) and overseeing project scoping and implementation
  • Assist clients who are applying for business lending through the FASTER WV revolving loan fund.
  • Provide guidance on business strategies and operations optimization.
  • Identifying and collaborating with other business support service providers.
  • Collecting and organizing client and impact data, developing additional tools as needed
  • Promoting the FASTER WV business advising services through outreach activities and events
  • Conducting workshops and training sessions on business-related topics.
  • Developing strong referral partnerships with other business support providers
  • Supporting grant reporting and impact reporting to funders and stakeholders
  • Regular travel within the Charleston/Huntington MSA in West Virginia

Qualifications:

To be successful in this role, you will need:

  • A physical presence in West Virginia.
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience in business administration, finance, or related field preferred.
  • Preferred experience as a business owner, business coaching, consulting, or a related field.
  • Strong financial acumen and experience with business plans and loan applications.
  • Project management experience and the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office, including Excel.
  • Strong communication skills for effective engagement with diverse stakeholders
  • A commitment to organizational mission, diversity, equity, and inclusion
  • Ability to work independently and manage multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Willingness to travel within the 8-county region.
  • A valid driver’s license.

Preferred Knowledge, Skills, & Experience:

  • Strong collaboration and team-oriented skills
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Experience with data management and impact reporting
  • Willingness to learn new skills and technologies.
  • Proficiency in a CRM system

Work Environment:

  • Combination of remote and in-office work, adhering to CDC safety protocols
  • In-market travel up to 80%, as safety permits

Compensation & Benefits:

We offer a competitive salary, professional development opportunities, and a monthly stipend for health care, plus paid holidays, vacation, and personal/sick leave.

At Advantage Valley FASTER WV Program, we are committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion, and we actively support equal access for all individuals. We encourage applications from candidates of all backgrounds.

This job description outlines the primary duties and responsibilities of the role but may be subject to change or additional assignments as needed.

 

To apply, please submit your resume and a cover letter with the email subject line: FASTER WV Business Coach to dberry@te-associates.com

Application Deadline: November 30, 2023

 

Advantage Valley, Inc.

1045 Bridge Road

Charleston, WV 25314

 

This institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

JOB POSTING # 2

 

ADVANTAGE VALLEY

TRAIL TOWN BUSINESS COACH

 

Position: FASTER WV Trail Towns Business Coach

Organization: Advantage Valley FASTER WV Program

Location: Covering a 3-county region throughout the Elk River Trail System (Braxton, Clay, and portions of Kanawha County)

 

Job Type: Full-Time

About Advantage Valley FASTER WV Program:

The Advantage Valley FASTER WV Program is committed to fostering economic growth and resilience within the Huntington/Charleston MSA. Our mission is to connect businesses with essential advisory and technical assistance services, enabling them to thrive in a dynamic and competitive market. As we expand the FASTER WV program, we are seeking a dedicated FASTER WV Business Coach to join our team and contribute to the growth of tourism and recreation-related businesses along the Elk River Trail System.

Summary: The Business Coach will play a vital role in supporting early-stage entrepreneurs and small businesses in the designated region. They will provide guidance, mentorship, and resources to help clients succeed in their business endeavors.

Key Responsibilities:

As the FASTER WV Business Coach, you will play a pivotal role in expanding our advisory and technical assistance services. Your responsibilities will include but not limited to:

  • Building and nurturing productive relationships with clients, focusing on collaborative solutions
  • Assisting clients develop their business plans and business models to include creating proforma’s and financial analysis.
  • Identifying and managing client requests for technical assistance (TA) and overseeing project scoping and implementation
  • Assist clients who are applying for business lending through the FASTER WV revolving loan fund.
  • Provide guidance on business strategies and operations optimization.
  • Identifying and collaborating with other business support service providers.
  • Collecting and organizing client and impact data, developing additional tools as needed
  • Promoting the FASTER WV business advising services through outreach activities and events
  • Conducting workshops and training sessions on business-related topics.
  • Developing strong referral partnerships with other business support providers
  • Supporting grant reporting and impact reporting to funders and stakeholders
  • Regular travel within the Elk River Trail System in West Virginia

Qualifications:

To be successful in this role, you will need:

  • A physical presence in West Virginia, preferably near the Elk River Trail System that runs through Braxton, Clay, and Kanawha Counties.
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience in business administration, finance, or related field preferred.
  • Preferred experience as a business owner, business coaching, consulting, or a related field.
  • Strong financial acumen and experience with business plans and loan applications.
  • Project management experience and the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office, including Excel.
  • Strong communication skills for effective engagement with diverse stakeholders
  • A commitment to organizational mission, diversity, equity, and inclusion
  • Ability to work independently and manage multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Willingness to travel within the 3-county region.
  • A valid driver’s license.

Preferred Knowledge, Skills, & Experience:

  • Strong collaboration and team-oriented skills
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Experience with data management and impact reporting
  • Willingness to learn new skills and technologies.
  • Proficiency in a CRM system

Work Environment:

  • Combination of remote and in-office work, adhering to CDC safety protocols
  • In-market travel up to 80%, as safety permits

Compensation & Benefits:

We offer a competitive salary, professional development opportunities, and a monthly stipend for health care, plus paid holidays, vacation, and personal/sick leave.

At Advantage Valley FASTER WV Program, we are committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion, and we actively support equal access for all individuals. We encourage applications from candidates of all backgrounds.

This job description outlines the primary duties and responsibilities of the role but may be subject to change or additional assignments as needed.

To apply, please submit your resume and a cover letter with the email subject line: FASTER WV Trail Town Business Coach to dberry@te-associates.com

Application Deadline: November 30, 2023

 

Advantage Valley, Inc.

1045 Bridge Road

Charleston, WV 25314

 

 

This institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer.