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TITLE: Entrepreneurship Program Instructor

Position Overview:

The NewBiz Program is an entrepreneurship program for aspiring immigrant entrepreneurs in Somerville. We are offering this program to all Somerville residents who were born outside the US and have a desire to start their own business. Preference will be given to lower-income individuals. The program’s goal is that participants would leave more confident in their knowledge and skills of how to start a business. Adequate proficiency of English is required for students to participate in the English cohort, but it may not be their first language.

We are seeking a dynamic and passionate individual to fill the role of Co-Instructor for our NewBiz Entrepreneurship Program, specifically focusing on a cohort of English-speaking participants. The successful candidate will play a key role in delivering a comprehensive curriculum designed to give individuals the skills and confidence needed to take the next steps in their start-up journey.

Key Responsibilities:

1. Curriculum Delivery:

· Attend pre-cohort training with Curriculum Developer (up to 15 hours)
· Lead a cohort of English-speaking individuals through a 10-week, 25-hour training program (2.5 hours/week).
· Preparation for class instruction (up to 5 hours/week).
· Post Class Feedback to the Curriculum Developer (up to 1 hour/week)
· Implement a Small Business 101 curriculum designed for aspiring immigrant entrepreneurs, emphasizing the development of foundational skills and confidence needed for entrepreneurship.
· Deliver modules on Financial Literacy, Digital Literacy, Communications Basics for Entrepreneurs, and Elevator Pitch Development
· Integrate ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) sessions into the curriculum to equip participants with basic English vocabulary relevant to their entrepreneurial goals.
· Assist participants in developing their business pitch as their final deliverable.

2. Technology Integration:

· Ensure participants are comfortable using Microsoft Office on a laptop by the end of the program.

3. Collaboration:

· Work closely with the co-instructor to provide comprehensive support to the cohort.
· Collaborate with the Curriculum Developer and the program management team to assess and enhance the curriculum based on participant feedback and program goals.
· Report attendance, curriculum/program feedback, and participant feedback to the program management team.

Class Times:

10 Thursdays starting January 25, 2024 to March 28, 2024 from 6-8:30pm at Somerville Community Corporation (337 Somerville Ave. 2nd Floor, Somerville, MA 02143)

Qualifications:

· Fluency in English is required.
· Experience in entrepreneurship, business development, or related fields.
· Previous experience in adult education or training programs is highly desirable.
· Proficiency in technological tools such as Google Suite, Zoom and Microsoft Office
· Familiarity with ESOL methodologies and the ability to incorporate language learning into the curriculum is highly desirable.
· Experience working with diverse communities
· Excellent verbal and written communication skills
· Commitment to Social, Racial, Equity and Language Justice

Note: Successful candidates who are bilingual (Spanish/English or Portuguese/English) may have the opportunity to teach additional cohorts beginning in April 2024.

Compensation: This is a part-time, 10-week, temporary position at $25/hour depending on experience and credentials as follows:

· Pre-cohort training with Curriculum Developer (up to 15 hours total)
· Lead an in-person cohort of English-speaking individuals through a 10-week, 25-hour training program (2.5 hours/week) (25 hours total).
· Preparation for class instruction (up to 5 hours/week) (50 hours total).
· Post Class Feedback to the Curriculum Developer (up to 1 hour/week) (10 hours total).

Total Hours: Up to 100 hours over 10 weeks.

Physical requirements: Continuously requires vision, hearing and speaking. Frequently requires standing, sitting, and handling. Occasionally requires walking, lifting, and carrying.

Job Types: Contract, Temporary
Pay: $25.00 per hour
Expected hours: 5 – 10 per week

Schedule: Evening shift
Work Location: In person

Please send resume and cover letter to Renee at rtaylor@somervillecdc.org

SCC is an equal opportunity employer

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