Ventures is a Seattle-based nonprofit, founded in 1995, that empowers aspiring entrepreneurs with limited resources and unlimited potential to improve their lives through small business ownership. We provide access to business training, capital, coaching, incubation, and hands-on learning opportunities for entrepreneurs. We serve those in our community for whom traditional business development services are out of reach, with a focus on women, people of color, immigrants, and individuals with low incomes. Our ultimate goal is to support individuals to increase their income potential, achieve long-term financial stability, and provide for their families, and enrich their communities through small business ownership.
Ventures strives to provide impactful programs while maintaining a healthy work-life balance and a positive, team-oriented atmosphere. Our core values are diversity, integrity, community, empowerment, innovation, and client success. Our team typically consists of 10-20 employees, plus a corps of contractors and volunteers, as well as an engaged Board of Directors. We’re a highly collaborative team of mission-driven individuals who believe in impact and delivering high quality programs.
In collaboration with the Community Foundation of Snohomish County, this position will oversee the launch of our pilot expansion of the strategic and operational management of Ventures business training & coaching programs in Snohomish County in an integrated service model. This position is responsible for ensuring that training and coaching programs meet the needs of microbusiness owners that Ventures serves and embraces the values of diversity, client success, and innovation into services delivered, ultimately fulfilling on the Ventures mission to alleviate poverty through microenterprise development. This position is based out of Everett, WA but requires some travel to Ventures main office in Seattle, WA.
This position is fully funded until December 31st, 2020 with the strong possibility and intent of securing funding for continuation.