Job Posting 102380

Business Advisor
Vancouver & Lower Mainland
Vancouver, BC
closing today (Tue, 23 Jul)
full time  •  $30.20 - $32.00 per hour

At S.U.C.C.E.S.S., you will be able to grow and develop alongside a diverse team of professionals and enjoy great benefits and perks. Experience what it is like to join a purpose-driven organization and make meaningful contributions to our community. Explore our amazing new opportunities!


Division: Employment & Entrepreneurship Services 

Program: Integrated Women’s Entrepreneurship Project 

Employment Type: Permanent Full-Time (35 hours per week)

Number of Positions: 1 


Job Summary:


The Integrated Women’s Entrepreneurship Project is a multi-regional project that supports underserved women entrepreneurs to gain access to trainings, advisory and resources that they require to start up business, scale up, and access new markets.  

Taking on a case management approach, the Business Advisor works directly with women entrepreneurs who are starting, purchasing, or growing a business. This position provides business advisory, facilitates entrepreneurial skills training, connects women entrepreneurs with resources, and assists on assesses to loans and financing options in achieving their goals. 


Reports To: Project Manager 


Key Duties and Responsibilities:


  • Performs business viability assessments and client needs assessments using communication platforms including virtual options, in-person meeting, and by telephone 
  • Advises on business start-up, scale up, and market expansion options 
  • Provides guidance and feedback on development of business plans and financial plans 
  • Assists clients to access business loans and financing options 
  • Provides provincial and federal information and resources related to business launch 
  • Creates and delivers entrepreneurial skills training workshops  
  • Identifies business mentors and facilities mentorship activities 
  • Refers clients to community programs for wrap-around support 
  • Completes client progress notes in a timely manner 
  • Participates in meetings, webinars, events to stay up to date on market development and trends for women in business 
  • Documents clients’ business achievements, milestones, and outcomes in monthly reports 
  • Works as part of a team to meet service targets 
  • Engages with clients on a consistent basis to help them stay focus and strategize on their journey to start business, scale up, or develop new markets  


 Education, Training and Experience:


  • Bachelor’s degree in Business or a related discipline 
  • Experience in starting and managing a business an asset  
  • 3 years of business consulting, investing, banking, and/or related business experiences  
  • Experience in supporting clients, in particular women in achieving entrepreneurship goals 
  • Experience in writing and/or reviewing business and financial plans 
  • Experience in delivering business skills training  
  • Experience in providing mentoring, networking, and business support services to under-served women 
  • Knowledge of the regional economic ecosystem  
  • Knowledge of major sectors and industries in the region 
  • Experience in connecting with the business community and potential business mentors 
  • Experience in serving entrepreneurs in rural and remote areas an asset 
  • Experience in business report writing 


 Job Skills and Abilities:


  • Excellent written and oral communication skills 
  • Additional Languages are an asset 
  • Excellent interpersonal skills 
  • Excellent business acumen 
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills 
  • Ability to work in a small dynamic team  
  • Ability to communicate effectively with women of diverse backgrounds 
  • Ability to guide clients in overcoming challenges that they may face in starting and expanding their business  
  • Ability to guide business development activities, including areas of strength for women entrepreneurs (e.g. care economy, retail, and service sectors) 
  • Ability to advise on business regulations, licensing, permits and registration processes 
  • Ability to leverage government and community resources, and utilize business ecosystems to support clients in service delivery 
  • Ability to review and provide feedback on business viability 
  • Ability to analyze risks in a business plan and financial plan 
  • Ability to deliver business skills training in via different delivery methods (e.g. face-to-face, virtual, group settings) 
  • Ability to apply an outcome-based approach to meet service targets 


Additional Information:


  • Criminal record check required 
  • Able to work occasional weekends and evenings as required 


About S.U.C.C.E.S.S.:


S.U.C.C.E.S.S. is a multicultural social services agency and registered charity located on the unceded Coast Salish lands of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations, S.U.C.C.E.S.S. has been helping Canadians and newcomers to achieve their full potential on their Canadian journey since 1973. We are one of the largest social service agencies in Canada, with offices in BC, Ontario and internationally/abroad. We offer programs and services in the areas of immigration, newcomer settlement, English-language training, employment and entrepreneurship, family, youth and seniors programming, health education, community development, affordable housing and seniors care.


At S.U.C.C.E.S.S., we take care of our communities and our people!


Our staff is the source of our success and we make it a priority to ensure work-life balance for our staff. We offer a range competitive and comprehensive benefit packages to ensure the well-being our staff. Subject to the type of employment, benefit packages may include:


  • paid time off ‘monthly wellness days’ (up to 12 days per year)
  • additional agency holidays ( 2 additional statutory holidays)
  • 3 weeks annual vacation (starting) and up to 6 weeks (maximum)
  • company-funded pension (GRRSP)
  • extended health & dental plan
  • employee & family assistance programs
  • access to wellness programs (such as subscription to Headspace) , and more


S.U.C.C.ES.S. is an equal opportunity employer. We are dedicated to building an inclusive environment that embraces diversity of thought, backgrounds and experiences. We are committed to the equitable treatment of all individuals and will continue to embed diversity and inclusion principles within our policies, procedures, services, and activities.


Interested candidates please apply by 11:59pm July 23 2024


While we appreciate all applications, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.



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