Program Manager – Entrepreneurial Development Training Program

Latin American Economic Development Association, Inc.


The Latin American Economic Development Association, Inc. (LAEDA), a community economic development non-profit agency in the City of Camden, NJ, is seeking qualified economic development candidates to join its team. We are looking for a candidate who wants to contribute, develop, and take control of his/her career; for whom supporting the work of an organization involved in changing lives for the better is a matter of personal and professional importance.

LAEDA provides business skills training and technical assistance to individuals (with a focus on low to moderate income minority individuals) who desire to open businesses and achieve self-sufficiency. This position provides business planning training and counseling for current participants and graduates of LAEDA’s Entrepreneurial Development Training Program (EDTP). LAEDA provides these services throughout its service area: Camden, Burlington, Gloucester, Atlantic and Cumberland counties.

Work Objectives

The Coordinator is responsible for the day-to-day operations of Entrepreneurial Development Training Program (EDTP) and reports directly to the Director of Business Services. He/she is directly responsible for the performance and administration of EDTP and the supervision of program staff to meet program goals and outcomes as outlined in the EDTP Operations Manual and LAEDA’s Strategic Plan.

He/she manages the activities of program staff to provide direct business counseling and business development services to both EDTP and business clients.  He/she assists the director in the development, conduct, execution and documentation of business development strategies and commercial district revitalization initiatives of LAEDA.

Women’s Business Center – The Manager coordinates access of WBC clients to program offerings and resources with the Women’s Business Center Program Manager. Both Managers work collaboratively to ensure seamless delivery of program training, seminars and counseling relevant to women entrepreneurs.

Job Knowledge, Skills Required and Requirements

The successful applicant must have a minimum of 3 to 5 years professional experience in fields of small business management, economic development, micro-enterprise, and/or business skills training and counseling, retail and/or small business development or ownership, educational instruction and/or business administration, community economic development, economics or finance. A Bachelor’s degree is required.

He/she must be able to work with diverse groups, understand the challenges of entrepreneurship, the issues confronting small business people, and have experience working with a cross-section of linguistically, ethnically, religiously and culturally diverse groups.

The Program Manager must be entrepreneurial, energetic, imaginative, well organized and capable of functioning effectively in an independent situation. Effective time and task management skills are a must. Proficiency in Microsoft Office and other computer based reporting systems.

He/she must also have knowledge/experience in developing training programs as well as having the ability to present, host or moderate seminars, workshops and trainings.

The training sessions and classes are scheduled for evenings and occasional weekends, thus candidates must be able to work a varied schedule.

Excellent verbal and written communication skills are essential. Bilingual (English-Spanish) skills are required.

Travel to sites throughout our program areas is required. Applicants must have a valid driver’s license and own a vehicle with valid registration and insurance.

Physical Requirements: This position requires the ability to sit for an extended time with clients and remain alert and attentive to clients.  It may require the ability to climb steps, enter client homes or businesses and walk short distances. As well as perform office duties such as using a computer, telephone and communicating with staff and clients.


LAEDA offers a full compliment of benefits to include: health & dental insurance, vacation and personal and sick days.


Excellent verbal and written communication skills are essential. Bilingual (English-Spanish) skills are preferred.




4-year degree


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Mighty Writers Volunteer Opportunities


Mighty Writers

If you love writing and want to share that love with young people in Philadelphia, we have a volunteer opportunity that is right for you.

Our Mighty volunteers (over 300 every year!) are Philadelphia writers, playwrights, filmmakers, artists and professionals. We all have three things in common: compassion, patience and a willingness to learn from our students.

Below, you’ll find a brief overview of the opportunities available. To learn more, click on the appropriate links below or to the top left of your screen. Join us!

Mighty Tutors work in the Mighty Writers Academy from 3-6pm, Monday through Thursday from September to June. You’ll help students in grades 3-8 with homework and writing activities. New tutors must commit to one day per week for six months. This program runs during the school year only.

Mighty Mentors work one-on-one with young people in grades 4-12. You’ll meet with the same student for one 90-minute session every week for at least six months. Current mentor projects include epic alternate-future stories, collections of rap and poetry, and college application essays.

Workshop Leaders work with our program director to develop short- and long-term writing workshop curricula for students (ages 5-18). Some of our hottest workshops have included: Winter Weather Watch (ages 5-7), Comic Madness (ages 9-12) and Sportswriting (ages 13+). What’s your workshop idea?

Mighty Interns are college students and recent grads who work with Mighty Writers for one semester. As an intern, you’ll tutor, write copy, edit, learn about nonprofit administration and play a vital role in our day-to-day operations. Many Mighty interns stay on to tutor after their internships have ended.

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