The Initiative for a Competitive Inner City (ICIC) is a national not-for-profit organization founded in 1994 by Harvard Business School Professor Michael Porter to promote economic development in America’s under-resourced areas through private sector engagement that leads to job, income and wealth creation for local residents. Informed by our research, ICIC has developed and supported highly effective initiatives for underserved urban businesses to meet entrepreneurs’ most pressing needs. At ICIC, you will work with talented, creative, and committed professionals in a collaborative culture dedicated to excellence and innovation.
ICIC is a national partner on Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses, a program designed to help entrepreneurs create jobs and economic opportunity by providing access to education, capital, and business support services. ICIC is responsible for managing and advising on outreach, application, and selection processes across all locations.
The Associate will provide project management, analytical, technological, and process-related support on the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses program. In addition to leading and promoting our strategic advising work with specific sites, the Associate will be asked to identify creative methods for both optimizing current processes and implementing new processes within programmatic guidelines. The position offers an opportunity for increased responsibility and exposure to external stakeholders including the Goldman Sachs Foundation and Babson College (the education partner for the program). Core responsibilities may include:
The successful candidate is a highly organized self-starter with experience providing data analysis, outreach support, and relationship management while managing multi-stakeholder partnerships. This candidate will be inspired by the work that we do at ICIC and passionate about supporting small businesses.
We’re looking for a good-humored and socially conscious individual who feels passionate about supporting the mission and work of our organization. Individuals often work autonomously and are encouraged to contribute ideas and effort as organization needs and individual skills allow. We work in a fast-paced environment, and staff is expected to perform at a high level from the beginning, so resourcefulness and persistence in problem-solving are key ingredients in employee success.
ICIC is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse and inclusive organization and strongly encourages applications from minorities. We provide equal opportunity for all persons seeking employment without regard to race, age, color, religion, gender identity, family status, sexual orientation, military status, national origin, disability, or any other characteristic as established by law. This a full-time position based out of our office in Boston’s Nubian Square area.
Salary and Benefits:
$51,000+, commensurate with experience. Benefits include:
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