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OAA Job Opportunity: AmeriCorps VISTA - Business Development Specialist

Position Description:
The AmeriCorps VISTA Business Development Specialist will provide support and technical assistance to African immigrant small-business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs as part of OAA’s Capacity Building program. Through this project, the DC Mayor’s Office on African Affairs provides an exciting opportunity for a dynamic and entrepreneurial AmeriCorps VISTA Business Development Specialist to engage the business owners, and work within city government to drive the growth and expansion of DC’s African Business community. 

By developing a) a comprehensive African business directory, b) an ongoing network of support & information clearing house for small business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs, and c) an effective referral system that connects African small business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs to business development resources, this position will provide a culturally targeted capacity building program that promotes job creation, retention and entrepreneurship as a pathway for economic security and self-sufficiency for the District’s immigrant business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs.  

Desired Education Level:
BA/BS degree in Marketing, Business, Communications, Human Services, or related field required.

Work Location:
2000 14th Street NW, Suite 400N Washington, DC 20009

Application Deadline:
July 1, 2013

Work Schedule:
Full Time

Program Start/End Date: 
08/27/2013-08/26/2013

To Apply:
Please send your resume, a cover letter, a short writing sample and 3 references by e-mail to oaa@dc.gov. The subject line of the e-mail should indicate "VISTA Member."

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