|Site Location: 5444 Westheimer, Ste 1000, Houston, TX 77056 serving El Paso, Laredo, and Houston|
|Member Position Title: Entrepreneur Advisor||Start Date: February 22, 2023|
|Program: LiftFund AmeriCorps Program||Living Allowance: up to $16,000|
|Term of Service: Full-time, 1700 hours||Supervisor: Ana Pereda, Director of Business Support|
LiftFund’s AmeriCorps program aims to help strengthen low-income BIPOC entrepreneurs, their financial well-being, and support community development in the cities they serve. The program serves small business owners impacted by COVID-19 in Alabama and Texas by meeting them where they are through services that are responsive to their unique needs, values, and preferences to strengthen their financial well-being. This position will help to address the needs of small business owners by conducting one-on-one consultations and seminars that cover a wide variety of financial topics that are central to helping them access and qualify for affordable capital.
|Description of duties:
Monday – Friday, 8:30 am – 5:30 pm
No more than 20 percent of the aggregate of all AmeriCorps member service hours in our program, as reflected in the member enrollments in the National Service Trust, may be spent on education and training activities.
|Orientation and Training
Member orientation will cover topics such as LiftFund's mission, organizational structure, Business Action Plan, financial literacy tools, intake and post-evaluation forms, confidentiality policies, member benefits, data collection and research methods, and the roles and responsibilities of each AmeriCorps member.
|Evaluating and Reporting
LiftFund will conduct and keep a record of at least a midterm and an end-of-term written evaluation of each member’s performance. The end-of-term evaluation will address, at a minimum, the following factors:
1. Whether the member has completed the required number of hours
2. Whether the member has satisfactorily completed assignments
3. Whether the member has met other performance criteria that were clearly communicated at the beginning of the term of service.
The member understands that to complete the term of service successfully and to be eligible for the education award, he/she must complete the duration of their service (1700 hours) and satisfactorily complete all assignments, tasks, or projects and all required timesheets and data collection reports.