Business Development Coach

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About Us:

The Women’s Housing and Economic Development Corporation (WHEDco) is a community development
organization founded on the radically simple idea that all people deserve to live in healthy, vibrant
communities. We build award-winning, sustainable, affordable homes – but our work is not over when
our buildings are complete. WHEDco believes that to be successful, affordable housing must be
anchored in strong communities of which residents can be proud. WHEDco’s mission is to create and
bridge access to resources in the South Bronx that support thriving neighborhoods – from high-quality
early education and after-school programs, to fresh, healthy food, cultural programming, and economic
opportunity. See for more information.

Job Summary:

WHEDco seeks a highly motivated and energetic team player with a commitment to WHEDco’s mission
to provide leadership and support by implementing training, coaching and technical assistance for its
Home-Based Childcare Program and to proactively support overall program goals of ensuring quality
care for children.

Primary Responsibilities:

• Deliver one-on-one business counseling and assistance to childcare providers on launching,
managing, and growing their business, from accounting/bookkeeping, marketing, to accessing
capital, technology integration and business planning at every stage.
• Help businesses and start-ups to create simple but thorough business plans and marketing plans
to guide their growth and help them become loan- and grant-ready.
• Monitor and support clients’ progress in implementing strategies to improve their operations
and overcome constraints; help them pivot, evaluate results, and connect to critical resources.
• Provide financial business counseling and analysis to help clients to enhance their financial
stability and business and financial recordkeeping, to comply with applicable regulations.
• Creatively deliver small business trainings and workshops.
• Expand curricula.
• Integrate financial and money management programs.
• Perform other related duties as may be requested.


• Bachelor’s degree required, preferably in business administration, economics or related field.
• Minimum of 3 years’ professional experience in business or financial management and analysis.
• Bilingual in English and Spanish is preferred.
• Demonstrated experience designing and/or delivering training and coaching to adults.
• Committed to serving multi-ethnic communities that are majority immigrant or BIPOC.
• Strong communication and customer service skills.
• Skilled in MS Office. Business/financial software a plus.
• Ability to solve problems, find common ground and achieve results with minimal support.
• Able to build relationships with and motivate stakeholders with diverse personalities and
• Must be a self-starter and able to work independently.
• Able to proactively multi-task and adapt to changing and competing needs.
• Experience in creating presentations and marketing materials.
• Proven ability and/or demonstrated work experience where maintaining confidentiality is
critical and expected.
• Must be willing and able to work a hybrid remote/in-office schedule to begin and attend in-person client sessions and provider site visits/meetings as needed, with the likelihood of a fuller
in-office schedule in the future.

Excellent benefits and competitive salary ($70,000) based on experience.

All new hires must provide proof of having received at least one dose of a U.S. Food and Drug
Administration (“FDA”) authorized COVID-19 vaccine by their first day of employment, and proof of
full vaccination within 30 calendar days.

To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume to Please include
Business Development Coach and your name in subject line.

WHEDco affords all qualified applicants equal employment opportunities without discrimination
because of race, creed (religion), color, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, military status, age,
disability, predisposing genetic characteristic, marital status or domestic violence victim status, or any
other category protected by law. WHEDco follows the requirements of the New York Human Rights Law
with regard to non-discrimination on the basis of prior criminal conviction and prior arrest.