MEDA is Hiring - Business Development Program Lead!

Job Title:

Business Development Program Lead


Business Development Program (BDP)

Reports To:

Programs Director

Date Prepared:

October, 2012



Over its 39 year history, the Mission Economic Development Agency (MEDA) ( has advanced innovative approaches to promote economic justice through asset development for the Latino community in San Francisco.  Its programs foster asset creation through group education and one on one counseling in financial capability, small business development, homeownership, income tax preparation and community planning.  


MEDA is currently seeking candidates to lead our team of business development consultant providing a full continuum of business services.  The Business Development Program’s mission is to achieve economic self sufficiency for San Francisco’s low and moderate income Latino entrepreneurs through the creation of sustainable local businesses.  BDP staff provides business planning services to local serving businesses throughout San Francisco, and particularly the Mission District and Excelsior. All services are provided in English and Spanish through group workshops and one-on-one consultations.  The BDP Program Lead is responsible for several initiatives, services and programs within the BDP program, integrating the entire continuum of services for entrepreneurs.  The BDP Lead will provide leadership for a team of consultants providing services ranging from self-employed, to micro businesses,to growing enterprises through our AccelerateSF program.  Our ideal candidate will be visionary, entrepreneurial, and able to motivate others, have a strong grasp of the technical aspects of the job, and have the ability to articulate a vision and operationalize it.


The Business Development Program Lead is the “face” of the program, and provides the analysis and messaging for the program. He or she is responsible for ensuring program curriculum is the most relevant and culturally appropriate for MEDA’s constituency. It also ensures that client processes, systems and mechanisms are implemented by all program staff.  It also plays a key role in forming program related collaborations. 




Program Integration 

Under the supervision of the Programs Director, Program Lead works with program staff to implement tools, mechanisms and processes within the respective program to guarantee the highest level of coordination and integration of MEDA’s direct service programs.

Program Development 

Under the supervision of the Programs Director, Program Lead will coordinate program and curriculum development for their particular program area to ensure that direct services provided are most current, relevant and culturally appropriate for MEDA’s constituents. 

Provision of Direct Services 

The Program Lead will maintain a reduced client load, which is about 40% of the client load for a consultant. Provides one-on-one consulting services and facilitates workshops. Follows-up with clients on an ongoing basis to track impact of services provided. Makes referrals to relevant services, as needed.

Program Evaluation 

Assists in establishing program goals and outcomes, provides quality control on program analysis, and assists in implementing next steps as needed.

Program Reporting 

In collaboration with fund development staff, the Program Lead will write the analysis based on the data generated by the Programs Coordinator.  This analysis will be shared with fund development staff for the preparation of funder reports.

Program Administration 

Provides feedback to Programs Director on administrative needs to support program goals. Creates and monitors program and consultant work plans to meet various programmatic and funding requirements.  Develops program workshops schedule mindful of other MEDA programs and Plaza Adelante tenant’s workshops schedules. Ensures client workload is evenly distributed among consultants considering overall program workload. Prepares and maintains client files according to all program guidelines.


Human Resources 

Under the supervision of the Programs Director, Program Leads will support staff through work plan development, assists with staff evaluations, and identifies appropriate professional development opportunities. Works in consistency with MEDA’s policies and procedures. Completes yearly self-evaluation.

Fund Development 

Work collaboratively with the fund development staff in providing the analysis and messaging for funder reports, and assists with any fundraising and grant writing efforts, as needed.


Budget and Fiscal Oversight 

Under the supervision of Programs Director, the Program Lead assists in the development and monitoring of individual program budgets. Prepares and submits invoices/billings to funders for services provided.


The Program Lead manages program-specific partnerships with various stakeholders including representatives of local government, financial institutions, and community groups. 

Marketing and Outreach

In collaboration with the Marketing Coordinator, leads in the coordination of program-specific marketing and outreach strategies and messaging. Leads in the promotion and representation of the program through participation in sector forums, meetings and networks.

Special Projects

Co-manages with the Marketing/Events Coordinator, the successful planning of program-specific events, such as the homeownership fair.

Participates in the implementation of MEDA’s annual event. 





  • Experience with program development especially as it relates to business , including curriculum development.
  • Two years previous experience in business planning and counseling field, as well as bank lending practices and procedures.
  • Excellent quantitative and financial analysis skills.
    • Excellent written, verbal and presentation skills.
    • Experience and/or desire to work with diverse populations.
    • Familiarity with San Francisco’s political environment, preferred.
    • Spanish fluency, preferred.
    • Bachelor’s degree in business, finance, economics or other related field preferred or  

       equivalent experience.




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