Business Development Specialist

First Children's Finance
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Location: Remote,
About the Job

First Children’s Finance (FCF) Vermont has an opening for a Business Development Specialist (BDS) to work with small businesses in Vermont. This position is a remote work opportunity with the expectation of travel within your assigned region in Vermont when required to meet with partners, individual child care businesses, and communities.

Candidates must be based in Vermont.

The Business Development Specialist position provides business and financial planning, consultation, training and support to child care providers; promotes FCF and its programs and services; and connects to a diverse group of FCF stakeholders, partners, and constituents. This position works closely with members of the FCF team to promote and ensure the effectiveness of FCF’s core programs, including: (1) consulting services and technical assistance to child care businesses; (2) training and education to a variety of audiences; and (3) facilitation of community engagement activities.

Essential Functions:

  • Develops, promotes, and implements programs, services, and resources to support the mission of FCF.
  • Provides training and consultation support to child care businesses to improve business practices and strengthen operations.
  • Assists start-up child care businesses and existing child care businesses experiencing financial crisis.
  • Provides input and analyzes financial and program
  • Assists with program reporting as assigned.
  • Facilitates small-group and community engagement activities in support of FCF’s community-based programming.
Employer's Approach to Diversity, Equity, & Belonging

First Children’s Finance is the only national organization focused exclusively on a sustainable child care supply. Our mission is to grow the supply and business sustainability of excellent child care. We recognize child care business owners – predominantly women of color – as skilled entrepreneurs fueling a $99 billion industry. Strengthening and investing in this workforce sector can significantly narrow racial wealth and income gaps, while giving all children a healthy start.

Wage or Salary
$63,000 + benefits