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Contract roles

Project Equity’s mission is to foster economic resiliency with low-income communities by demonstrating and replicating strategies that increase employee ownership. As a growing organization with a big vision, we are seeking passionate and skilled collaborators who can help us in several short-term roles. We may expand our team later in 2017 or 2018, and successful contractors will be strong candidates for future staff roles.

HOW TO APPLY FOR CONTRACT POSITIONS: Please submit a resume to [info at project-equity dot org]. In your email please explain what motivates you to seek a role with Project Equity and what experiences you bring that you believe to be most relevant.

We are seeking talented candidates for several short-term roles

A Business Development / Partnerships Contractor will engage with Project Equity’s consultative sales process for the successful identification and engagement of “Business Connectors,” such as business associations, government agencies, business brokers, exit planners, investment bankers, and others. Your role is to figure out, then unlock the potential of each of the Connector “channels” to introduce us to businesses that are interested in assessing employee ownership transitions. The approach is different for each category of Business Connectors, so creative thinking and a real ability to connect the dots and make partnerships actionable, are key to your success.

A Senior Development / Fundraising Consultant will work with co-founders to identify and cultivate new and existing funder relationships to support our organizational growth, to refine our fundraising strategy for 2017-18, and to write (or oversee the writing of) key grant proposals and reports. We aim to expand our team and our impact and are therefore seeking someone who can work as a partner to the co-founders and provide (co)-leadership to fundraising efforts at Project Equity. We have some flexibility to shape the opportunity to match the skills and interests of the candidate but are looking for a seasoned development professional who is excited to partner with us in a strategic role.

A Business Conversions Program Contractor will support the Project Equity team’s efforts to identify and support companies that are assessing and/or implementing conversions to employee ownership. Specific activities may include: gathering information about small businesses that are learning about employee ownership to determine whether they are prospects for our conversion program; helping to organize and provide services directly to converting companies; researching leads (e.g. business broker listings); documenting approaches to democratic governance and HR within employee-owned companies; supporting other activities of the organization to enhance our ability to meet our goals.


Internships

HOW TO APPLY FOR INTERNSHIPS: Please submit a resume and work sample to Patty Viáfara, Business Incubator Manager [patty at project-equity dot org]. In your email please explain what motivates you to seek a role with Project Equity and how this works contributes to your career goals.

Social Marketing and Communications Intern

This position will play a critical role in communications at Project Equity, which assists successful existing businesses that are transitioning to worker ownership.

PROJECTS

Social Media

Further Project Equity’s social media strategy

  • Regular relevant and engaging updates to our Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn pages
  • Keep up-to-date on our current and past clients and sharing their news feeds (as relevant)
  • Research, respond and interact with partner organizations and others in the employee ownership field
  • Make new, relevant contacts
  • Note which networks and posts have the highest impact and suggest changes/updates

Design & Marketing

  • Create design concept for initial set of communications materials
  • Refresh and update design material from social media elements, e-mail postcards and our newsletter
  • Draft monthly e-newsletter
  • Make regular, minor website updates

LEARNING OUTCOMES

  • Understand how best to communicate the employee ownership  message
  • Familiarity with a variety of employee ownership design topics
  • Understanding different types of employee ownership and the key players in each field

SKILLS & QUALIFICATIONS  

  • You are a great communicator and comfortable working remotely
  • Your are familiar to fluent in Adobe Suite, specifically Illustrator, Photoshop & InDesign
  • You are able to utilize templates to create new or updated documents
  • You have a keen eye for design  
  • You are familiar with Mailchimp and WordPress
  • You’re excited to work with a small, very agile, fast-moving team. We’re looking for somebody who is a self-starter, works really well independently, but also knows when and how to effectively loop in other team members for input, guidance and sign off.

DETAILS

Start Date: We are flexible with your start date but are but would like to have interns around between June 1st and August 20th .  

Time Commitment: 15-20 hours/week, would like an 8 week commitment

Salary: this internship is unpaid, but we are happy to work with your school requirements for credit or stipend program. Part time contract work may be possible after the internship.


Social Impact M&A Internship

This position will play a critical role in financial and operational planning at Project Equity which assists successful existing businesses that are transitioning to employee ownership.  The intern will gain hands-on experience in the process of converting a business to employee ownership, with particular focus on deal structuring.

PROJECTS

  • Deal Structure
    • Develop process flow for moving deals through the pipeline, including methods for identifying potential deal structures early in the process
    • Refine current library and model financing structures that would be appropriate for employee ownership conversions
    • Conduct financial analysis and modeling on current deals
  • Deal Sourcing
    • Develop and test relationships with boutique investment banks
    • Scan broker listings, vet and prepare leads for team review
    • Perform quick feasibility analysis on potential deals
    • Perform initial market research and benchmarking

LEARNING OUTCOMES

  • Understand how investment principles can be applied in an employee ownership setting
  • Gain familiarity with a variety of employee ownership topics
  • Understand different types of employee ownership buy-outs and the financial mechanism to be applied
  • Learn how to engage business leaders and advisors around a high potential social impact strategy in ways that leads to concrete action

SKILLS & QUALIFICATIONS

  • You are interested in the intersection of investment and social impact   
  • You are a great communicator and comfortable working remotely
  • You are detail oriented and meticulous
  • You have Investment banking or M&A experience
  • You’re excited to work with a small, very agile, fast-moving team. We’re looking for somebody who is a self-starter, works really well independently, but also knows when and how to effectively loop in other team members for input, guidance and sign off.

DETAILS

Start Date: We are flexible with your start date but are but would like to have interns around between June 1st and August 20th .  

Time Commitment: 20-40 hours/week for a minimum of 8 weeks

Location: We have a preference for local candidates but welcome nationwide applicants

Salary: This internship is unpaid, but we are happy to work with your school requirements for credit or stipend program for nonprofit internships. Part time contract work may be possible after the internship.

 

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