Business Coach
Job Type


Allies for Community Business believes that entrepreneurs from any background can start and grow businesses that create wealth for their families and communities. A4CB provides the capital, coaching, and collaboration entrepreneurs need to grow great businesses in their communities.


The Business Coach is a salaried, exempt position that reports to the Director of Business Coaching. A Business Coach is responsible for finding community businesses to serve and then helping those entrepreneurs grow their businesses by listening, assessing, responding, and documenting how A4CB can help.

Salary and Benefits Information

The salary range for this position is $50,000 – $55,000 commensurate with experience and skillset. A4CB offers generous medical and dental insurance plans; offers a SIMPLE IRA retirement plan (with employer match); and provides excellent paid time off to its employees. A4CB is an equal opportunity employer and encourages individuals with diverse backgrounds and work experiences to apply.


Essential Duties

  • Provide milestone-driven coaching to at least the budgeted number of community businesses each month
  • Develop skills required to manage the responsibilities of at least one area of specialized coaching intended for early, emerging, and established stage clients (personal financial coaching, licensing support, or sales support)

Detailed Responsibilities

  • Provide excellent service to early, emerging, and established community businesses by doing the following.
  • Finding entrepreneurs to serve, in partnership with the Director of Community Relationships and the Director of Marketing and Communications
  • Listening to what entrepreneurs are attempting to accomplish with the businesses and what they would like us to do to help
  • Assessing how we might help, by applying a detailed understanding of our approach to providing coaching (1-on-1 and in groups), and connections (licensing, kitchen space, and contracts) to what the entrepreneurs are seeking
  • Responding with a proposed approach to help grow the businesses and then supporting the entrepreneurs over time to achieve the milestones they are striving to reach
  • Documenting the entrepreneurs’ stories, our assistance to date, and our plan for providing additional support in the future
  • Resolving issues resulting from tensions between community business expectations and A4CB policies and constraints with clarity and empathy
  • Performing other duties flexibly and creatively as needs arise


A4CB requires its staff to:

  • Solve problems creatively
  • Manage time efficiently
  • Attend to details meticulously
  • Communicate effectively in writing and verbally
  • Collaborate flexibly with colleagues in a diverse and changing environment
  • Believe strongly in A4CB’s vision and mission

The Business Coach may have experience in:

  • Community development
  • Small business lending
  • Small business coaching
  • Client service
Salary Description
The salary range is $50,000 – $55,000