Fields: social enterprise, business, community development, data analysis, social services
Location: Atlanta, Georgia
About the Organization: Social Enterprise @ Goizueta (SE@G), a research center within Emory University’s Goizueta School of Business, works to make markets work for more people, in more places, in more ways. SE@G aspires to increase prosperity and reduce poverty in those places where markets are currently ineffective through: Fieldwork programs that inject knowledge, networks and capital to empower communities of entrepreneurs; Academic research that illuminates the factors that induce and impede the realization of societal impacts; Teaching and student activities that develop the next generation of principled social enterprise leaders.
Start:ME is an intensive 14-session accelerator for promising local entrepreneurs who live in, work in, and/or provide valuable products and services to local communities. During the 14 sessions, and well beyond, Start:ME connects those entrepreneurs to the business know-how, networks, and capital needed to build and develop sustainable businesses. Start:ME currently operates in three metro Atlanta communities – Clarkston, East Lake, and Southside Atlanta – and serves entrepreneurs across a range of industries, from craft brewing to baked goods, construction to clothing, farming to freight trucking.
About the Position: The Program Associate’s overall role will be to support the development, operations, and execution of the Start:ME program. The positon is designed as a 24 month Fellowship experience for those entering the social sector after completing their undergraduate studies.
- SE@G Program Associate Fellow positions are designed for new entrants into the job market. Applicants must have graduated from an undergraduate program (business or related) in or after the Fall of 2018.
- Applicants should present tangible indications of accumulated interest in social sector careers. This may include some combination of prior related coursework, extracurricular activities, and employment and/or volunteer experiences.
- Based on the varied nature of the role, the Program Associate should have familiarity with:
- Basic business principles; Understanding of economic and community development principles
- Project management, including balancing multiple projects/varying timelines, prioritization, and attention to detail
- Willingness and interest in engaging with diverse community members and partners
- Social media, communications, and marketing best practices
- Data analysis and interpretation
- Proficiency in Adobe or other photo editing and layout software
- Access to transportation for community meetings and evening sessions
Estimated Salary: $34,700 per year
Deadline: March 31, 2019
Emory University’s Goizueta School of Business