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The Part-time Volunteer Entrepreneurship Instructor will be responsible for providing 60-hour Entrepreneurship Workshops over the span of 10 weeks. Utilizing a specialized curriculum and entrepreneurial resources the instructor will work directly with students to deliver education and training for aspiring and existing entrepreneurs at their individual institutions. Primary duties will include, but are not limited to:

  • Design and implement programming for supporting participants. Use curriculum but open to developing a training curriculum that targets special populations and groups (e.g., trades, offenders, youth, etc.) that can be delivered in several modalities. (face-to-face, online, hybrid)
  • Assist with the development and implementation of an outreach and marketing plan for engagement within the community or service area.
  • Identify and maintain an ongoing list of resources that strengthen entrepreneurs. Work collaboratively across programs.

MINIMUM TRAINING/EXPERIENCE: Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration or a related field and three years of relevant experience working with small businesses, entrepreneurs, startups, and small-medium enterprises. Preference is given for: demonstrated track record in entrepreneurship and high-achievement; experience working with multiple stakeholders in a fast-paced environment; marketing experience.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES: External entrepreneurial ecosystem comprised of business, economic development, government, and secondary and post-secondary partners. Entrepreneurial resources. Marketing and engagement strategies. Communities that make up the services area. Organizational and interpersonal skills to lead and facilitate partnership activities with students, community groups, and colleagues within the college. Effective team member, flexible, with strong human relations skills. Excellent oral and written communication skills. Be self-motivated, self-directed, and creative. Strong project management and organization skills. Keen aptitude for accurate, highly detailed, analytical skills. Mentor, coach, or train individuals in business concepts (business plan development). Develop and implement strategies to Market events and recruit participants for programs. Utilize Microsoft Office Suite. Work independently and on a team. Build partnerships and deliver collaborative programming.

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166 Valley St, Providence, RI 02909, US

Mission Statement

Root 2Empower’s mission: is to improve the lives of formerly justice-involved citizens and their families in Southern New England.


Roots 2 Empower, which is a small business and agriculture training program for formerly justice-involved people. The story of my brother who served 5 years in prison during the 1990s is the catalyst for the creation of Roots 2Empower. Prior to my brother's incarceration, he had taken classes in construction at a vocational school. After he completed his sentence, he was unable to find employment in the construction field. He wanted to change his life around and so with the help of myself, who co-signed for his first truck, and his wife, he was able to start his company, which has been thriving ever since, employing people with the same lived experience. Our goal is to use agriculture as the apparatus to teach entrepreneurship with the aim of developing entrepreneurs in the for-profit and nonprofit sectors for formerly justice-involved individuals. In addition, we know the barriers that will impede growth, so we will provide, financial literacy, mentorship, basic needs, etc to increase participant success.

Education & Literacy
Justice & Legal


Tue Feb 01, 2022 - Mon May 02, 2022
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM


166 Valley StProvidence, RI 02909



  • Mentoring
  • Business Development
  • Group Facilitation
  • Professional Development
  • STEM




  • Driver's License Needed
  • Six months

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