Position Type: Full Time
Location: Oakland, CA (PCV has
office space in downtown Oakland. This job is largely Remote, with
the expectation that the team will intentionally get together
several times a year to collaborate, local area team members more
regularly )Reports to:
Chief Impact Officer, Good Jobs Innovation Lab & Business
$90,000-$100,000, commensurate with experience; with generous
Are you a driven fundraising professional who is passionate about
building a more equitable society? If so, please join Pacific
Community Ventures. Pacific Community Ventures (PCV) envisions a
world where every entrepreneur and worker has the freedom and
capacity to build intergenerational wealth through a good
job. Over the past decade, our research projects and client
engagements helped us define and build the field of impact
investing; become a leading statewide community development
financial institution (CDFI) in California; and begin scaling a
nationwide mentorship platform for under-estimated small business
owners. We seek innovation that leverages good jobs journeys to
close the racial wealth gap in the U.S.
Who We Are
PCV is a 24-year-old 501(c)(3) nonprofit community investor that
envisions a world of thriving communities where everyone has a fair
shake. Our mission is to invest in addressing racial and gender
wealth gaps, and build community wealth by investing in small
businesses, help them create good jobs for working people, and make
markets work for the common good. We achieve our mission through a
“Good Jobs, Good Business” model that combines affordable loans
with pro-bono advising, small grants, and tools and incentives to
create dignified good jobs. In 2021, 90% of PCV's loan capital
supported women and/or BIPOC-owned businesses, and 86% supported
small businesses located in economically distressed areas.
Why You're Needed
PCV's Business Advising Platform served >1500 entrepreneurs
across the country in 2021 – helping them access coaching and
technical advising to establish and sustainably grow their
businesses and is on track to serve >2000 this year. We aim for
85% of our services to support entrepreneurs of color, a goal we
have met and exceeded in our lending program the last 3 years and
aim to do in our business advising program in the near future. We
deeply invest in facilitating two-sided, culturally-competent
mentor-mentee relationships through this social impact online
marketplace platform. We fund our operations, and recruit and train
volunteer advisors, largely through corporate and community
You are relationship driven and are as comfortable pitching the
value of volunteering and grantmaking to corporate social impact
executives as you are partnering with diverse community
organizations to build trust and deepen impact in under-estimated
and historically excluded communities. You are a data-driven leader
modelling a culture of excellence and accountability to KPIs, with
an empathetic people-focused leadership style and coaching mindset
to mentor a growing, and nationally distributed, team as we strive
to grow our reach five-fold over the next few years.
Partner Relations & Development (50% of time)
and lead a Small Business Support Circle fundraising strategy
capable of raising sufficient funds to support the program's $2.5
million budget, aligned with the CEO and PCV-wide fundraising goals
with the CEO and team members, on networking and representation in
the Greater Bay Area, and appropriate events, for corporate and
sponsorship relationship building.
relationships with corporate and community partners – particularly
those serving largely BIPOC, immigrant, refugee and women-led
entrepreneurial communities – and facilitate their connection to
value streams for external partners including sharing success
stories, budgeting engagement incentives and co-creating social
media campaigns that tell our shared stories.
and maintain an active volunteer advisor pool representing key
industries, mentoring capabilities, ensuring cultural competency
and lived experience.
and maintain partnerships to facilitate a consistent pipeline of
small business owner and business advisor referrals, consistent
with PCVs commitment to reach 85% entrepreneurs of color and create
good jobs in low-income communities.
the Chief Impact Officer in meeting KPIs set forth in grant
agreements and manage BA team grant relationships and budgets.
and manage partnership agreements and MOUs in alignment with
Stakeholder KPIs; prioritizing key strategic and multi-year
partnerships for PCV with partnership associates.
Team Management and Mentorship (40% of time)
the support of the Chief Impact Officer, manage a hybrid remote and
nationally distributed team of BA Associates and contract
partnership with PCV's Good Jobs Innovation Lab, ensure the team is
deeply aligned with PCV's Theory of Change and supporting feedback
loops that drive product innovation and findings around good jobs
outcomes for our entrepreneurs.
partnership with the Program Manager, U|X, identify and implement
process improvements to help the BA program efficiently serve a
vastly growing client base with a high feedback rating for user
and mentor BA Associates to support in partnership development, KPI
tracking and reporting, and project management.
Establish and monitor monthly goals for the BA Associate, Partner
Relations, supporting the Business Advising team's efforts to meet
established annual goals and KPIs
partnership with the Program Manager, UX & Platform Growth,
identify opportunities for webinars, workshops, and group coaching
for both business advisors and small business owners
PCV lending clients receive excellent pre- and post-engagement
support and ensure target geographical areas are properly developed
to meet programmatic obligations – particularly good jobs supports
for wealth building outcomes.
- Set and
maintain ambitious KPIs for partner engagement and client
satisfaction – emphasizing engagement in 1:1 partnerships for 6
Communicate progress to goals with PCV's Director Team and build
strong cross-functional relationships to play a key role in driving
successful organizational outcomes.
External Representation and Promotion (10% of time)
Represent the Business Advising program externally as identified by
PCV's quarterly listening sessions with our small business
entrepreneur community, annual/bi-annual Small Business Circle
partnership with the CIO, Business Advising, Marketing team, and BA
Associate, UX & Marketing Comms, manage and develop content for
PCV's social media channels that advances the story and vision of
our Business Advising program, including free learning webinars for
advisors or entrepreneurs on key topics
external communications that build a culture of respect and
belonging grounded in equity.
Evidence and our collective experience suggest that women and
people of color often don't apply for jobs if they don't believe
that they possess 100% of the qualifications listed in a job
description. Accordingly, below are some of the most important
attributes that successful candidates may possess. This list is
neither exhaustive nor 100% required:
Qualifications, Skills & Experience:
We strive hard to be a diverse and inclusive place to work. We
value new perspectives, original ideas, and different ways of
working. You will bring a background of working with dynamic teams
and projects, as well as excellent analytical and communications
skills that you are eager to apply to complex social problems. You
should demonstrate a deep commitment to creating social and
environmental benefit, under-invested people and places. You should
be enthusiastic, flexible, and excited to join a passionate
years of relevant work experience, including at least 2 years in a
fundraising role with a demonstrable track record.
years' experience managing staff members, contractors, [and
Successful experience in project/program design and management
capacity in a growth/startup environment, preferred.
track record of inclusive and equitable service
networking and relationship-building skills both internally and
Empathetic, collaborative, and values-driven people
Strategic and data-driven decision-maker who embraces a culture of
excellence and high performance.
Detail-oriented with uncompromising desire for accuracy in
- Able to
prioritize multiple requests with competing priorities and
deadlines and communicate pro-actively with internal
Excellent cognitive and critical thinking
to influence others in a diplomatic and professional
This position will be based at our headquarters in Oakland
long-term, due to the coordination aspects of this role. However,
during the COVID-19 pandemic this role will be mostly remote, with
occasional office check-ins to support team operations. The role
may involve occasional travel to other locations in California.
As an organization committed to creating good jobs, we walk the
talk. We provide excellent benefits for full-time employees,
including full health, dental, and vision insurance, retirement
savings accounts with a generous match which is fully vested
immediately, ample paid time off and holidays, as well as
meaningful professional development opportunities. We offer a
competitive salary based on experience, with bonus eligibility.
Interested candidates must be legally authorized to work in the
United States. They should send a résumé and cover letter via
e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org with the words “Corp and Comm
Partnerships” in the subject line, by January 30, 2023.
Start at earliest convenience. No phone calls, please.
PCV is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants are considered
for all roles without regard to race, color, religious creed, sex,
national origin, citizenship status, age, physical or mental
disability, sexual orientation, marital, parental, veteran or
military status, unfavorable military discharge, or any other
status protected by applicable federal, state or local law.
We live our values of openness, transparency, coming from a
place of yes, collaboration, and more; and believe that justice,
equity, diversity, and inclusion are fundamental to our success. We
are especially interested in candidates who have direct experience
with the communities we serve.