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AmeriCorps Member - Business Opportunity Center (BOC) Assistant

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El Centro de la Raza

El Centro

El Centro de la Raza (the Center for People of All Races) is looking for a 2021-22 AmeriCorps member to serve as our Business Opportunity Center (BOC) Program Assistant. Responding to client interest and demand, the BOC was opened in 2016, providing small business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs with supportive workshops, counseling in business development, credit counseling and access to resources including business operation space, micro-vending carts, and a commercial kitchen. These programs target low-to moderate-income Latinxs residing in Seattle and King County aiming to educate an under-served population in order to foster long-term financial stability and independence.


  • Supports the program Supervisor developing the small business training materials and schedules for course classes.
  • Prepares class materials, coordinates logistics, and assists with duties related to workshop preparation including courseĀ“s sessions schedules on a variety of platform and coordinating their access for program participants.
  • Assists in measuring program success with outlined program indicators.
  • Submits quarterly progress reports to WSC.
  • Develops marketing materials for small business programs.
  • Attends weekly meetings with program and ECDLR staff
  • Salesforce data entry for BOC projects, management and monitoring of data on a variety of internet-based software programs and databases.
  • Collection and analysis of BOC participant data, including participant basic demographics, participation in classes, industry, and contact information through intake form fill out.
  • Oversee and organizing files and other documentation of BOC participants as it relates to project outcomes.
  • Communication and follow-up with BOC participants to track success related to project outcomes.
  • Provide logistical and administrative support to BOC Specialist and BOC Supervisor for training programs such as information collection, contacting participants via phone, email or other virtual platforms, and reserving rooms / zoom calls.
  • Other duties and responsibilities as assigned.
Required/Desired Skills:
  • Commitment to mission, respect for the work of our nonprofit partners, commitment to providing exemplary service to our participants.
  • Bilingual English and Spanish.
  • Ability to work collaboratively and effectively with internal and external staff, volunteers, and community partners.
  • Must be detail-oriented and have well defined organizational skills.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office suite applications, Zoom calls and Notion.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in person, by phone and emails.

The position will begin on September 1, 2021, and is open until filled.

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About El Centro de la Raza


2524 16th Ave S, Seattle, WA 98144, US

Mission Statement

As an organization grounded in the Latino community, our mission is to build unity across all racial and economic sectors, to organize, empower, and defend our most vulnerable and marginalized populations and to bring justice, dignity, equality, and freedom to all the peoples of the world.

Our vision is a world free of oppression based on poverty, racism, sexism, sexual orientation, and discrimination of any kind, that limits equal access to the resources that ensure a healthy and productive life for all peoples and future generations, in peace, love, and harmony.


Bilingual, culturally appropriate, wraparound services that are designed to enable our participants to succeed in their efforts to become self-reliant.

Human and Emergency Services:

Food Bank
"La Cocina Popular" Latino Hot Meal
Congregate & Home Delivered Meals
Senior Nutrition and Wellness
Bebes! Infant Mortality Prevention Program
Comadres Womens Group
Homeless Assistance
Eviction Prevention
Emergency Shelter Vouchers
Rental Subsidies
Transitional Homes
Provide Tenant/landlord laws information
El Patio low-income Apartments
Advocacy & enrollment for Food Stamps.

Education & Skill Building:

Homeownership Education & Counseling
Financial Literacy Workshops
Home Loan Modification Case Management
ESL Classes
Free Legal Clinics (in partnership with SGB Law and LBAW)
Free Tax Preparation (in partnership with UWKC)

Child and Youth Programs:

Jose Marti Child Development Center
Luis Alfonso Velasquez After School Program
Hope for Youth Civil Rights History, Hip Hop & Poetry Classes
Seattle Youth Violence Prevention
College Readiness Program
Parent Involvement in Education

Community Building and Development:

Low-Income and Transitional Housing
Immigration and Civil Rights Advocacy
Juvenile Justice Advocacy
Volunteer and Community Service Programs
Social Justice and Cultural Events
Community Meeting Space
Commercial and Tenant Space
Spanish Classes
Tamale Classes
Christmas Tree Sales

Advocacy & Human Rights
Education & Literacy


We'll work with your schedule.


2524 16th Avenue SouthSeattle, WA 98144



  • Administrative Support
  • Program Management
  • Organization
  • People Skills


  • People 55+


  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Full time (Mon-Fri, 40 hours/week)
  • This is an AmeriCorps service position and all volunteers must enroll as AmeriCorps members and follow guidelines put forth by AmeriCorps and Washington Service Corps.

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