Business Specialist

Catholic Charities of Omaha - Omaha



Name of Facility: Catholic Charities of Omaha
5211 S 21st Street
Omaha, Nebraska

Submitted By

Name: Amanda Driver

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

Essential Job Functions:

1. Instruction
a. Teach the microbusiness training curriculum in English and Spanish which includes personal and business skills development, appropriate to the needs of the participants
b. Teach Cleaning Academy and /or Construction Academy classes as required
c. Assess the content of the trainings and assist the Program Director in any efforts to improve curriculum according to clients’ needs
d. Assist with the recruitment efforts to ensure participation

2. Business Consulting
a. Provide technical assistance in English and Spanish to clients, either current participants or non-participants of the training class, in all business-related issues: Business Plan development, business registration, EIN application, Sales Tax Permits, Sales Tax reports, licenses applications, estimates, etc.
b. Research on different business topics to keep updated on any regulation, or change in business practices that may affect business owners. The Business Specialist and Trainer needs to keep in contact with government agencies such as IRS, NE Department of Revenue, Nebraska Secretary of State, Department of Labor, OSHA, etc.
c. Stay knowledgeable in industry practices of those industries that are of most interest for our clients such as cleaning, construction, food, etc. as well as research information as needed.

3.Community involvement and Outside partnerships
a. Coordinates whatever teaching structures and relationships are needed to support program participants and further the goals of effective microbusiness development.
b. Maintains working positive relationships with related community groups, including NBDC, OSBN, SBA, lending institutions, which further the continued development of microbusinesses.
c. Assist Program Director with the supervision of the volunteers as needed

4. Record keeping/Reporting.
a. Conducts periodic surveys, both of current class participants and of graduates, to determine ways to improve the training


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Must be fully bilingual in English and Spanish being able to speak, read, and write fluently in both languages. Classes and other services are offered in both languages.
Understanding of diverse cultures with sensitivity to all low-income persons and other disadvantaged persons with multi-cultural backgrounds.
Good verbal and written communication and adult teaching skills.
Computer proficiency including MS word, excel, power point, outlook. QuickBooks knowledge would be a plus.
Up-to-date working knowledge of small business management and self-employment issues, including requirements at the local, state and federal level.
Ability to function as an active, collaborative team member.
Knowledge of Catholic Charities’ mission, values, vision, and ethical standards.
Knowledge of the Catholic Charities Compliance Program requirements including – but not limited to – the Code of Ethics, the Compliance Policy, all organization-wide policies for compliance and compliance procedures affecting specific duties and responsibilities.

Education and Experience

Experience of 1 year with adult teaching, training and/or work with clients in an on-going basis. Small business or self-employment experience desirable

4- Year College Degree or Equivalent Experience

CPR certification or the ability to obtain within first three months of employment.

Cleaning Academy or Construction Academy Certification or ability to obtain within first six months of employment.

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