We're Hiring: Good Enterprises Program Associate (AmeriCorps VISTA)

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Organization: Lowcountry Local First

Title: Good Enterprises Program Associate (AmeriCorps VISTA) 

Location: Charleston, SC

Term: Full-time - Contract

Application Deadline: Rolling basis, open until filled

Reports to: Program Director

Salary Range: $1,028 per month

Summary: Lowcountry Local First (LLF) is an entrepreneurial nonprofit organization made up of more than 500 local businesses representing diverse industries across the Lowcountry region. Our mission is to cultivate an economy anchored in local ownership, because local-independent businesses are the cornerstone of our culture, economy, and character. Our work is threefold: 1) educate the public on why it is important to choose local and influence them to do so; 2) work with our elected officials, decision-makers, and opinion leaders to foster a better environment for creating and sustaining local businesses, and 3) deliver resources, programming, networking, mentorship and more to local businesses of all shapes and sizes.

Lowcountry Local First’s Good Enterprises initiative is a catalyst for reshaping the region’s entrepreneurial ecosystem to one that provides equitable opportunity for business ownership, in order to transform lives and communities. The program provides business education and coaching specifically tailored to underserved entrepreneurs with the guiding objective of creating economic opportunity for all. As a VISTA member, your focus will be on researching, aggregating, and developing resources that will help the entrepreneurs we serve prepare themselves to request and secure funding. Your efforts will play an essential role in helping emerging entrepreneurs to start and grow their businesses.

Skills & Qualifications
The ideal VISTA candidate will possess the following traits:

  • Communication and marketing skills
  • Enjoy working with a highly-collaborative team
  • Take initiative to problem solve and achieve goals
  • Tech Savvy and strong computer skills (required)
  • Fundraising/Events (preferred)
  • Thrives on networking and building relationships (preferred)
  • Project Planning and Organizing (required) 
  • Spanish Language Proficiency (preferred)

Benefits (provided by AmeriCorps VISTA program)

  • Relocation Assistance
  • Health Insurance
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Paid Time Off
  • Professional Development Assistance

For additional information on benefits, please visit the AmeriCorps VISTA site to review benefits


8 hour shift, Monday to Friday

Ability to commute/relocate

Work location is Charleston, SC 29405: Reliably commute or willing to relocate with an employer-provided relocation package (Required)


Bachelor's (Preferred)

Equal Opportunity Employer

We’re an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to ongoing organizational improvements to create an inclusive environment for all employees. We cannot achieve a thriving local economy without racial justice, and we believe that achieving true equality requires dismantling racism and repairing the centuries of harm inflicted on Black, Indigenous, and People of Color. We aim to identify candidates committed to these values of equity and justice. All applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran, or disability status.

To Apply

NO PHONE CALLS, PLEASE. To submit an official AmeriCorps application for this position, create an AmeriCorps applicant account and apply for the Charleston Area Service Collaborative