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Lutheran Services in Iowa Business Development Specialist in Des Moines, Iowa

Business Development Specialist - Des Moines, IA

Business Development Specialist

  • Refugee and Immigrant Services

  • Des Moines, IA, USA

  • Full Time

Are you looking to make a positive impact in your community? Lutheran Services in Iowa (LSI) seeks a Business Development Specialist to help our Refugee & immigrant Services Department provide assistance to immigrant and refugee owned businesses in Des Moines.

What You'll Do

The Business Development Specialist will conduct outreach to engage at least 40 new or external refugee and immigrant owned small business per year in order to provide support to help clients overcome or build through pandemic related challenges and access loans grants along with other financial assistance. In addition the Specialist will provide group or individual technical assistance and counseling to enrolled small business in the areas of finances, operations, business planning and other business related topics per the business owners needs and requirements. The role will support refugee and immigrant business owners in accessing business capital, market opportunities and other resources to meet their business goals and helps them to grow.

Requires some weekend and occasional evening availability (flex time) and some statewide travel.

What You'll Need

Required: Bachelors Degree in Business Administration, Economics, Finance or a related field or 1-2 years relevant experience. Ideal candidates will have experience in providing technical assistance and training to refugee or immigrant entrepreneurs. Must be able to and demonstrate culturally competent social skills and interactions.

Ability to speak multiple languages in addition to English preferred but not required.

How We'll Support You

On top of joining the best team around, you can also receive:

  • A competitive salary

  • A 401(k) with employer match

  • Generous paid time off

  • A flexible work schedule

  • Comprehensive benefits, including health, dental, life, and vision insurance

  • Career-building opportunities

  • Special Team LSI perks like gym discounts, pet insurance, and cell phone discounts through Verizon

  • As a non-profit employer, many LSI employees also qualify for student loan forgiveness programs.

It's their life. It's your career.

Make a difference in both at LSI!

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