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Small Business Liaison - Local First Arizona Foundation
PositionSmall Business Liaison (South Phoenix)
OrganizationLocal First Arizona Foundation
DescriptionThis position's primary responsibility is to support the businesses along the light rail expansion corridors in South Phoenix and Mesa so they are skilled and prepared to endure light rail construction. This position will act as liaison between small business owners and business consultants to provide training and resources to improve the small business competitive edge.
• Have a bachelor's degree or work experience equivalent
• Bilingual Spanish/English

Knowledge, Characteristics and Skills
• Self-motivated and driven
• Highly organized
• Exceptional communication skills, both written and verbal
• Fluent in English and Spanish
• Knowledge of business retention tactics
• Outgoing, and excited to talk to new business owners and consumers about Local First Arizona's mission
• Good perspective on the history of the region
• Love Arizona and have a strong desire to make it better
• A creative thinker who is able to work in different communities, assessing and adapting to different communities and local business needs and desires
• A general understanding of the local movement and the importance of local business development and entrepreneurship
• Comfortable speaking in public
• Collaborative by nature and willing to seek partners
• Proficient in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Google docs, Google hangout, Dropbox and Skype
Duties & ResponsibilitiesThis position supports the Local First Small Business Development team for the purpose of retaining and strengthening small businesses facing construction along the light rail corridors of South Phoenix and Mesa. Duties will include hiring contract workers to deliver technical assistance, coordinating workshops, conducting surveys, door to door outreach and overall orchestration of educating small businesses so they are stronger and more efficient, and prepared to endure light rail construction.

Ongoing Projects:
• Plan and deliver multiple surveys to hundreds of businesses in two corridors in the greater Phoenix area to determine their needs
• Outline a series of one on one technical assistance opportunities for businesses in each region, coordinate the sessions with businesses and track their progress
• Outline and execute (with instructor) a series of workshops for businesses in each region
• Assist in developing a marketing campaign for both regions, aimed at residents, to convince them to support the local, small businesses as a strategy to protect the neighborhood's future opportunities
• Coordinate with Local First staff to bring in resources to create events and build awareness of these businesses
• Attend, as requested, meetings to convene neighborhood partners, working groups and collaborative partners.
• Create and strengthen community relationships along the corridor
• Maintain and develop relationships with small business owners in all these two regions
How to ApplyEmail cover letter and resume to kimber@localfirstaz.com before July 30th.