Job Opening – Fresno Regional Manager

Communities on the margins of opportunity deserve a trusted partner on their journey towards financial growth and stability. As a locally invested, collaborative partner in social justice and financial equity, Community Vision (Community Vision) provides nonprofits, small businesses, and social enterprises with strategic investment and guidance deepening work, scaling impact, and strengthening our communities.

We realize that the impact of discriminatory policy, institutionalized financial neglect, and systemic racism have resulted in a deep sense of distrust felt among communities on the margins of opportunity, including people of color, folks of various abilities, genders and sexualities, and communities with low financial wealth. We believe that these communities must be centered in the work we do. Hence, we strongly encourage applications from people with these identities or who are members of other marginalized communities. Community Visions is an equal opportunity employer; people of all backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.

Fresno Regional Manager
Fresno, CA

The Strategic Initiatives department leads key organization-wide strategic activities that advance Community Vision’s impact in California’s communities. This is accomplished by advising Community Vision’s leadership on strategic direction for the organization; evaluating, designing and implementing new programs and innovative financing and capitalization strategies; leading Community Vision’s placed-based initiatives; and identifying and cultivating strategic partnerships.

The Fresno Regional Manager is a key member of the Strategic Initiatives Team that provides strategic partnership cultivation, business development and service coordination in the Fresno region. They have knowledge of the community development sector and the regional landscape of community based organizations, funders, food and farm businesses, as well as government entities. This position is based in our Fresno office to deepen our work within Fresno and surrounding South San Joaquin Valley Counties.

Primary Responsibilities

Business Development

  • Represents the voice, vision and mission of Community Vision at strategically identified community meetings, convenings, and conferences
  • Collaborates in the creation of materials that provide informative analysis and/or inspirational, mission-aligned content for various audiences including the community, the Board of Directors, funders and investors
  • Performs quantitative and qualitative analyses to identify and monitor high impact projects in the Fresno region
  • Performs general regional outreach to CBOs, municipalities, mission-aligned food system enterprises and other potential clients
  • Supports and tracks the execution of multiple projects that are part of the Fresno area portfolio
  • Identifies strategic partnerships and collaborations for Community Vision’s participation
  • Collaborates with Community Vision departments and external partners to develop and implement marketing strategies to support loan pipeline development, consulting opportunities and fundraising activities
  • Works with appropriate staff to create and implement a funder outreach strategy
  • Maintains a base of referral resources to provide to clients

Partnerships

This position is responsible for driving the development of a robust partner ecosystem that leverages Community Vision products and services to support clients and business partners. These relationships include some of the following cross sectoral collaborations:

  • Community Facilities Challenge at Fresno State University (FSU)
  • PRO Fresno/Fresno Community Capital Collaborative for Economic Mobility
  • Developing the Region’s Inclusive and Vibrant Economy (DRIVE)

Administrative Coordination

This position is critical to the planning and implementation of Fresno based programming. Activities include:

  • Supports internal organizational culture. Helps plan team building activities, including team off-sites
  • Works across departments as a member of the Strategic Initiatives to implement special programs in the Central Valley
  • Facilitates the Central Valley Workgroup and Central Valley Advisory Council
  • Attends regular staff meetings (via conference call and/or in-person)
  • Works with Strategic Initiatives to collect, input and tracks impact data
  • Supports appropriate staff with applications and reports to external funders
  • Prepares internal reports and presentations as requested

Required Skills & Experience 

  • Minimum 3-5 years of experience in program development, project management, small business support, social enterprise development, community economic development, public policy, leadership development, or program evaluation
  • Minimum 2 years of experience working with low-income communities of color in the Central Valley or similar community
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with a wide range of people and communities
  • Design thinking and/or experience with rapid iteration and evaluation of pilot projects to develop innovative and viable solutions to social issues
  • Knowledge of economic development, small business and entrepreneurship support, food systems especially healthy food retail models, food policy, and community and/or urban planning
  • Knowledge of food justice, civic and youth engagement, community leadership development, and community organizing models
  • Experience with providing technical assistance, consulting and training, including curriculum development, webinars, group presentations and individual consultations
  • Strong commitment to racial equity and social justice
  • Ability to manage complex projects with multiple stakeholders
  • Experience collaborating with staff, interns, contractors, and volunteers
  • Well organized and self-motivated with good time management skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, facilitation skills helpful
  • Ability to manage and negotiate contracts
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, online document sharing platforms, and social media
  • Automobile required and valid California Driver’s License
  • Ability to conduct site visits throughout the Central Valley and to attend meetings and events in the Bay Area

Desired Qualifications, Skills & Experience

  • Bilingual/biliterate in Spanish is not required but appreciated

Hours & Location

  • Full-time position
  • Work hours will be predominantly during regular business hours, although occasional evenings and weekends will be required
  • A flexible schedule may be accommodated
  •  Worksite will be at the Fresno office of Community Vision
  • Occasional travel to the Bay Area for meetings, trainings and events
  • This position is required to travel locally by public transit or driving. Out of area travel, and spending time away from home (approximately 10% per year)

Compensation & Benefits

Starting salary is $82,500-105,000 depending on experience, plus an excellent benefits package including health, dental, retirement plan and three weeks of vacation. Community Vision has a strong commitment to a work-life balance.

 Email resumé and cover letter to: hr@communityvisionca.org with “Fresno Regional Manager” in the subject line.

Application Deadline: Open until filled.