Careers at West Center

West Center is hiring!  Are you a motivated and high performing individual who has a passion for supporting and celebrating small businesses in your community? Come join the dedicated team at West Business Development Center where we deliver high-impact business expertise and inspire innovative industries to grow in Mendocino/Lake County to help our economy grow one small business at a time!

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Blue Economy Senior Program Manager

Full-time Position

Role of the Blue Economy Senior Program Manager: The primary role is to manage the expanding Blue Economy* projects under West Center. These include: establishing a marine-based training program for commercial fishing, developing a public community marketplace to facilitate direct seafood sales to consumers, convening stakeholders and facilitating collaborative networks to advocate for streamlined policy and increased investments, develop innovative technologies, expand markets, and advance oceanic research.

* The Blue Economy refers to sustainable use of ocean resources for economic growth, improved livelihoods, and jobs while preserving the health of ocean ecosystems. It encompasses various sectors such as fisheries and aquaculture, renewable energy, maritime transport, coastal tourism, marine biotechnology, and conservation. The concept emphasizes the importance of integrating ocean-related activities in a way that promotes environmental sustainability, social equity, and economic prosperity.

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Small Business Advisor for Centro Latino West

Contract Position Flexible Hours

Role of the Centro Latino West Business Advisor: The advisor fosters a strong climate for small business growth within the Hispanic community by providing in-depth one-on-one confidential business counseling to individuals on starting and/or expanding a successful small business. Topics may include feasibility planning, financial assessment, operational guidance. Flexible hours. Must be fluent in Spanish.

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