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Job Number:  46847
Business Development Facilitator (Instructor & Coach)
Job Posted: Thursday, 2 August 2018
Closing Date: Friday, 31 August 2018
(54 days ago)
Region: Calgary area Type: Full time
Location: Calgary Salary: (not entered)

Want to do work that makes a difference?

Join us as we work to change lives and build a more inclusive economy in Calgary! Check out our mission, vision and values on our website. We invite you to read about how we work with our participants to make a difference.

Momentum staff are expected to work cooperatively with others; demonstrate flexibility in organizing work; have good communication skills; and demonstrate thoughtfulness in decision making. As a learning organization Momentum staff are also expected to continuously develop professionally and personally.

Staff must be non-judgmental and receptive in approach and reflect genuine concern, respect and commitment towards the individual, family and community.


The Organization:

Momentum is an award winning and nationally recognized community economic development organization utilizing innovative approaches to poverty reduction. We use financial literacy, skills training, and small business development as tools to empower people as they exit poverty.

We’re striving to be an employer of choice and were selected as one of Alberta’s Top 70 Employers for 2016. We provide competitive compensation and benefits with an unparalleled work environment. We are professional and diverse, so you’ll find a range of people and backgrounds working here: from MBAs to Social Workers and everything in between.

We’re serious about our work but we don’t take ourselves too seriously and love to celebrate and have fun along the way.

If this sounds like a place where you would want to work, please review the position below to see if there’s a fit with your skills and experience.



The work of the Business Development Department is focused on partnering with underemployed individuals living on low incomes, who aim to develop a sustainable livelihood through self-employment. The Business Development Department achieves this goal by offering business training programs, micro business loans, and wrap around support services. This position splits time equally between facilitating the Self Employment program and the Micro Business Loans program. The Self Employment Program is a 26-week long business training program, delivered on behalf of the Government of Alberta. Participants will write their business plan for the first 10 weeks, and then go on to launch their business in a supported environment in the remaining 16 weeks of the program. The program uses a combination of group learning and 1:1 business coaching over the 26-week period. Successful graduates of any Momentum business training program are eligible to apply for Micro Business Loans. These loans are for individuals unable to access traditional financing to capitalize the launch of their business. Maximum loan amounts are $10,000 and are repayable over 3 years.


Who we’re looking for:

You are skilled at creating business plans, with a particular gift in financials. You are comfortable in the classroom facilitating business training classes and delivering feedback in a 1:1 environment. You excel in a team environment, working interdependently with your colleagues to achieve a common goal. You preferably have small or microbusiness operating experience.


What you need to do it well:

  • You have post-secondary education in commerce or finance
  • You have a business background, knowledgeable in all aspects of running a small business
  • You have a particular strength in developing strong financial models
  • You can teach in groups in and 1:1
  • You love to analyze numbers and data
  • You have data base experience
  • You understand issues related to poverty

Key areas of Responsibility:

  • Program promotion
  • Business training and participant services
  • Reporting and evaluation
  • Department, Organization, and Community Involvement

Primary Relationships:

  • Business Development Manager - Supervisor
  • Business Development Coordinator (Micro Business Loans)
  • Business Development Facilitator (Self Employment)
  • Business Development Coach
  • Business Development Team (Facilitators and Assistant)
  • Volunteer Guest Speakers


Major Responsibilities

Program Promotion

  • In collaboration with the team, develop and implement effective Business Development Department marketing strategies
  • Develop and maintain good working relationships with referring agencies
  • Respond to all inquiries via email, telephone, and/or personal meetings
  • Assist participants through the application process by providing orientation to programs, the requirements, and assisting with program application
  • Work with the Business Development Assistant to maintain intake and registration systems
  • Utilize risk assessment tool at intake to make effective intake decisions


Business Training and Participant Services

Self Employment and Venture Programs:

  • Utilizing the common curriculum, provide facilitation within the Self Employment program incorporating adult education principles.
  • Facilitate the successful completion of business plan elements and final business plan, providing effective feedback focused on the participants’ growth and understanding of their business concept
  • Ensure completed business plans are suitable for credit consideration
  • Work collaboratively with Business Development Team to provide smooth transitions between services (business training to loans)
  • Deliver programs within stated budgets
  • Assist participants through the loan application process, including refinement of business plans to meet lending standards
  • Connect participants to appropriate resources

Evaluation and Reporting

  • Program outcomes, as stated in the program logic models, are closely monitored and achieved.
  • Work with the Business Development Assistant to enter necessary data for reporting and evaluation, utilizing the roles and responsibilities checklist and wiki for guidance.
  • Create and implement program innovation and continuous improvements, based on participant feedback and evaluation information.
  • Prepare necessary reports with comprehensive statistical and narrative program updates.
  • Maintain accurate and up to date records

Departmental, Organizational, and Community Involvement

  • Share in the delivery of Exploring Entrepreneurship workshops, both on and off site.
  • Participate in Business Development and Momentum staff meetings.
  • Be involved in Momentum initiatives of interest and when capacity allows (eg: committee work)
  • Represent Business Development and Momentum at community events
  • Work collaboratively with Thrive to ensure CED principles are maintained throughout Business Development programming
  • Participate in chores
How to Apply:
Please mention you saw this posting on WorkInNonProfits.ca.
To apply:

Please forward resume with covering letter:

Via e-mail to: .

State competition number in subject line of email.

Attention: Hiring Committee

Competition Number: WNFP0603

Closing Date: Until suitable candidate is found.

Applicants must state salary expectations in their cover letter.

Momentum is an equal opportunity employer. Persons from diverse groups are encouraged to apply. We wish to thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for interviews will be contacted.

To see why Momentum is a great place to work and what we have to offer visit www.momentum.org
Contact Details:
16, 2936 Radcliffe Drive SE
Calgary, AB, T2A 6M8

Tel: (403) 272-9323
Fax: (403) 235-4646

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