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Community Outreach Associate VISTA

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Excelsior Growth Fund DBA Pursuit

As a full-time Community Outreach VISTA in Pursuit’s Buffalo office, you will support the Buffalo team as they address poverty in Western NY and the Finger Lakes regions. Pursuit has a growing presence in these regions and as a VISTA you will help increase capacity by conducting outreach and partnership development with local community and economic development organizations and producing a report with recommendations on best practices for outreach as Pursuit expands further into the region. This role offers hands-on opportunities to assist staff in providing small business with training and advisory services. You will support the tracking and reporting of progress on initiatives in the regions and will help implement communication strategies to maintain borrower engagement.

Bachelor’s degree required.

VISTA Program Benefits: Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend, Training, Education award upon successful completion of service, Childcare assistance if eligible, Relocation and/ or Living Allowance.

Pursuit is a US Treasury Certified Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) that works to fight poverty by facilitating entrepreneurship in low-income and disadvantaged communities. Pursuit addresses poverty by providing small businesses and microentrepreneurs with the financing and counseling they need but often lack access to, that will enable them to grow their businesses, create employment opportunities in their communities, and build generational wealth.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and comply with all applicable federal, state, and local laws regarding nondiscrimination. We provide equal opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, creed, color, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin, citizenship status, age, veteran status, disability, genetic information, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions or any other status protected under applicable federal, state, or local law.

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About Excelsior Growth Fund DBA Pursuit

Location:

5 Hanover Square, Suite 1500, New York, NY 10004, US

Mission Statement

Pursuit is a US Treasury Certified Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) that works to fight poverty by facilitating entrepreneurship in low-income and disadvantaged communities. Pursuit addresses poverty by providing small businesses and microentrepreneurs with the financing and counseling they need but often lack access to, that will enable them to grow their businesses, create employment opportunities in their communities, and build generational wealth.

Description

Excelsior Growth Fund (EGF) helps hundreds of low-income entrepreneurs annually escape poverty, foster self-sufficiency and create good jobs in low-income neighborhoods. EGF helps small businesses grow by providing small business loans and advisory services, focusing on low-income businesses and impoverished communities.

Community

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

334 E. Utica StreetBuffalo, NY 14208

(42.91132,-78.85343)
 

SKILLS

  • Business Planning
  • Business Development
  • Community Outreach

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Orientation or Training
  • 10/25/2021 - 10/24/2022

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