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ORGANIZATION OVERVIEW

At Project Equity, we re-envision community economic development to shift control locally and build economic resiliency in low-income communities. We envision a future where business decisions are made through a lens of what is good for workers and communities, leading to businesses that are more successful, communities that are more resilient, and workers who have stable jobs and economic security. Our mission is to foster economic resiliency with low-income communities by demonstrating and replicating strategies that increase worker ownership. Project Equity’s current programs are:

  • BUSINESS OUTREACH AND EDUCATION: we raise awareness raising and educate business owners and community leaders through professional marketing and PR strategies and by partnering with municipal economic development staff, small businesses networks, and professional service providers such as CPAs, M&A advisors, and exit planners.
  • BUSINESS TRANSITION SERVICES: we support businesses converting to employee ownership through our Business Transition Program. We deliver a custom service package that includes hands on education as well as technical assistance by Project Equity and our professional partners (legal, finance, CPA), consult on the transaction, connect to financing, design the employee ownership structure and governance, and ensure that the new employee-owners have the information, skills and support they need to be successful.
  • REGIONAL REPLICATION: we are creating repeatable processes for our Business Outreach and Transition Programs and replicating them with regional partners around the country.

HOW TO APPLY FOR  POSITIONS: Please submit a resume, cover letter and writing sample to info@project-equity.org. In your cover letter, please explain what motivates you to work with Project Equity, and how your experience, skills and commitment will advance our work to create a more equitable economy.

We are seeking talented candidates for the following role:

Relationships / Partnerships Manager

POSITION SUMMARY

We need somebody who wants to be “out there in the world” educating, building relationships, and talking to channel partners and business owners about employee ownership as a succession plan. But not just talking: you’ll also be helping to develop then implement structured, organized programs that draw in business owners who want to learn more and consider this option for their business. Ultimately, you’re responsible for the top of our funnel that creates new employee-owned companies and lots of new employee-owners with quality jobs, the opportunity to build assets and to be a business owner.

Don’t worry! You don’t need to know anything about employee ownership – it’s our job to teach you that. But of course, you won’t be turned away if you’re already somewhat of an expert. This is a full time role based in Oakland, CA. Travel is central (25-30% time is our best guesstimate, but you’ll be co-creating the strategy and plan with us).

Impact Catalyst (business development contractor)

POSITION SUMMARY

The Impact Catalyst will play a key role educating, building relationships, and talking to channel partners and business owners about employee ownership as a succession plan. You’ll also be helping to develop then implement structured, organized programs that draw in business owners who want to learn more and consider this option for their business. Ultimately, you’re responsible for the top of our funnel that creates new employee-owned companies and lots of new employee-owners with quality jobs, the opportunity to build assets and to be a business owner.

Don’t worry! You don’t need to know anything about employee ownership – it’s our job to teach you that. But of course, you won’t be turned away if you’re already somewhat of an expert.

Just released!

New studies in the SF Bay Area, Twin Cities, Western North CarolinaDetroit and Central Pennsylvania show millions of businesses at risk, pointing to employee ownership as a solution.

Free consultation

for businesses interested in employee ownership.

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