Seeking Entrepreneur in Residence

Overview: WL is currently seeking a part-time contractor to serve as our first Entrepreneur in Residence to facilitate our online accelerator for up to 25 participants.

Responsibilities:

  • Develop marketing and promotion plan for program including engaging with local media and external outlets
  • Organize, prepare and facilitate 9 week online entrepreneurship instruction leveraging Walker’s Legacy curriculum
  • Ensure cohort engagement in pre-session and post session work
  • Submit post program report using metrics provided by the Walker’s Legacy
  • Develop and manage a database of guest speakers/experts and ensure engagement via e-mail outreach
  • Conduct post program weekly email outreach to mentors to ensure engagement with participants (2 required follow-up emails)
  • Provide feedback and coaching to participants on pitches

Administrative Requirements:

  • Participate in Walker’s Legacy training session to learn program, curriculum, app and cohort structures
  • Provide written reports to the Walker’s Legacy program associate on status of programming, training and other matters of importance and urgency to the organization and programming team
  • Conduct post program interview and debriefing with Walker’s Legacy national team
  • Conduct ongoing evaluation of participants performance, improvement, participation and other vital components of engagement

Participant Recruitment and Retention:

  • Aid in the promotion of programming with local and national program partners including the dissemination of information about the program

Expertise and Qualifications:

  • BA or BS required, Master’s preferred
  • Personal experience or exposure to entrepreneurship, having successfully started and grown a business, with current knowledge of financial, marketing and/or business strategy;
  • Prior experience in teaching/coaching adult learners, preferably in the field of business;
  • Familiarity with and use of interactive teaching techniques, case-based learning, encouraging self-directed learning and reflection, and incorporation of participants’ past experiences and expertise;
  • Ability to create an environment of learning and personal accountability; including facilitating the development of a trustful and honest learning relationship amongst the participants, ensuring that learning objectives are met, and communicating the importance of course assignments to the development of participants’ businesses;
  • A toolbox of teaching skills that include skilled facilitation and presentation, excellent organization and time-management skills, ability to assess learning needs and respond appropriately—taking an individualized teaching approach as needed, good observation skills, appropriate analytical skills, fostering of reflection, giving and receiving feedback effectively;
  • Ability to aid and comfort working with women from varied socio-economic backgrounds and educational attainment levels.
  • Cultural competency and respect for diversity
  • Flexible, adaptable and engaging
  • Sincere interest in the entrepreneurship for women

Compensation:

  • $5,000

To apply:

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WALKER'S LEGACY IS A GROWING GLOBAL WOMEN IN BUSINESS COLLECTIVE FOUNDED TO ESTABLISH NETWORKS OF EMPOWERMENT AND ACCESS FOR WOMEN OF COLOR IN BUSINESS.

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