CAREER Opportunity

Business Advisor with Lending Experience

30 hours/4 days per week | Vancouver Office

Supporting women entrepreneurs in BC

WeBC is a not-for-profit organization that has supported women business owners across BC for nearly three decades. Offering business loans and expertise, accessible training and resources, plus regionally-based mentors, we provide sustained support that women can access at every step in their business journey. Our holistic approach means we get to know the woman behind the business so we can connect her with the right networks, capital and resources to help her business grow and thrive.

We are seeking a qualified and motivated individual who shares our values as well as our vision of an equitable world in which all women entrepreneurs realize their full business potential. Our Business Advisors work directly with women who are starting, growing or purchasing a business in BC to provide business advice, connect them with resources and assess loan applications. This position also develops relationships with ecosystem partners, traditional and development lenders, and others to make referrals and explore new resources.

About the Position

As a Business Advisor working in the Vancouver office, you will assist clients both virtually and in person to help them overcome hurdles they face in the realization of their business goals including access to capital. On a typical day, the Business Advisor may be engaged in a diverse range of activities including:

  • Providing one-on-one business advisory support to women who are starting, expanding or acquiring a business
  • Evaluating business plans for market and financial viability and providing feedback to the client
  • Analyzing loan applications for business viability and financing recommendations
  • Providing on-going business advisory support and loan care to existing loan clients
  • Representing WeBC in the community, attending networking events, and delivering presentations

Our Business Advisors thrive on the day-to-day work of assisting clients in identifying potential strengths and weaknesses relating to their business, recommending options and opportunities for improvement, and identifying resources for the implementation of recommendations. We encourage team collaboration to share ideas to better support clients. The work offers a sense of satisfaction and purpose in seeing clients overcome obstacles and succeed along their entrepreneurial journey.

Why You Should Apply

  • Opportunity to thrive in a collaborative environment
  • Chance to work with an inspired and motivated team whose personal values include fun, health, gratitude, and kindness
  • Enjoy being part of a diverse and inclusive work place

The Ideal Candidate Has

  • A passion for advancing women’s entrepreneurship and gender equality
  • Excellent counselling and facilitation skills
  • High-performing communication, interpersonal and organizational skills
  • First-hand experience at starting and managing a business
  • Well-developed financial and analytical skills, including experience reviewing business plans
  • Strong computer skills: word processing, databases, and spreadsheets
  • A high degree of self-motivation and ability to work independently, and as part of a team
  • Professional experience in an office setting with a small dynamic team
  • High level of critical and logical thinking, analysis and reasoning
  • Commercial or small business lending experience, and
  • A university degree (graduate level preferred) in commerce, business administration or related discipline is mandatory.

Position Details

Location: Vancouver office is co-located with Small Business BC at Suite 550 – 555 West 12th Avenue, Vancouver.

Compensation will be commensurate with experience and will fall in the range of $60,000 -$80,000 annually, prorated to the percent of week worked. Also includes a comprehensive employment benefits package.

Application Instructions

Please email your resume with a cover letter to recruiting@we-bc.ca with the subject line: Business
Advisor
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Closing date: Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis so we encourage you to apply as soon as possible.

We appreciate all who submit an application and advise we can only contact candidates selected for an interview.