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Business Services Specialist

Anchorage Community Land Trust

Program Staff


Contact: Radhika Krishna
Address: 3701 Mountain View Drive Suite 100, Anchorage AK 99508
Phone: (907) 274-0191
Fax: (907) 748-0103
The mission of the Anchorage Community Land Trust (ACLT) is to develop healthy and prosperous communities in Anchorage by acquiring, developing and planning for the land and projects necessary to bring about sustainable neighborhood revitalization and economic development. We work in neighborhoods such as Mountain View, Fairview, Spenard, Downtown, and Muldoon; our toolkit of support consists of real estate, community organizing, neighborhood improvements, and targeted programs. Our Set Up Shop program, which launched in 2018, provides a pipeline of training, lending, business assistance, and real estate help for entrepreneurs in our core neighborhoods. For more information, see anchoragelandtrust.org.

Job Summary

Date Posted:   3 weeks ago Closing Date:   October 9, 2021
Location:   Anchorage, AK Salary: $42,000.00 - $47,000.00 Exempt; salary
Status:   Full-time
Benefits:
ACLT offers comprehensive benefits including including health care, dental, retirement, and PTO.
How to Apply:
To apply, please send your resume and cover letter to rkrishna@anchoragelandtrust.org.

Job Description

ACLT is seeking a Business Services Specialist, who will be primarily responsible for direct work with small business owners in Anchorage. Occasional evening and weekend work is required. This position is part of the Programs Department, reports to the Senior Program Manager, and works closely with other program staff.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Engage with new and existing clients.
    • Build relationships with community members, business owners, and partner organizations.
    • Respond to requests for information and services and assist with program outreach.
  • Provide business services (also known as technical assistance) to small business owners in Anchorage.
    • This can include: help with business planning, help with understanding and improving profitability, advice around bookkeeping and basic business finances, graphic and web design, lending and real estate support as businesses launch or expand, and assistance with COVID-19 small business grant applications.
    • Support business impacted by COVID-19 in accessing education, information, and applying for grants.
  • Assist with ACLT’s small business training programs. This can include curriculum development, outreach, and coordinating classes.
  • Track and report outcomes, including hours, surveys and other data gathering, and grant reporting.
  • Other duties as assigned, including work on other ACLT programs like Grow North Farm.

Qualifications:

Education and Experience:

  • One year related professional experience, demonstrating experience in project management, community outreach, and direct work with clients or community members.
  • Experience in one or more of the following areas: Small business operations, small business finances, basic web design, graphic design.

Preferred Knowledge and Skills:

  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to develop strong working relationships with clients and partners.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills and the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Strong data management, computer, and analytical skills.
  • Candidates with bilingual fluency and/or familiarity with ACLT’s neighborhoods are strongly encouraged to apply. ACLT’s core neighborhoods are Mountain View, Fairview, Spenard, Muldoon, and Downtown.

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