Small Business Instructor and Technical Assistance Specialist

Washington D.C.
Jul 08, 2022
Aug 12, 2022
Full Time

Do you enjoy providing workshop instruction and helping students become entrepreneurs? Do you enjoy providing assistance to students and working in a diverse environment? If so, then Carlos Rosario International Public Charter School (CRIPCS) has the perfect opportunity for you.

Carlos Rosario International Public Charter School (CRIPCS) is an adult charter school that delivers high-quality education, career training, and supportive services that enable adult immigrants to realize their dreams while strengthening our community and economy. When you join the team at CRIPCS, you become part of a unique, performance-driven organization where students are the center of our work and excellence permeates.

Small Business Instructor and Technical Assistance Specialist

We are in search of a Small Business Instructor and Technical Assistance Specialist who supports the school’s mission by preparing our adult immigrant students to become productive and civically engaged residents of Washington, DC. The Instructor accomplishes this by providing excellent workshop instruction in Spanish, and as needed in English, on small business principles and attributes related to being an entrepreneur, that supports students’ diverse educational backgrounds, learning styles, and English language abilities. The responsibilities of the position include creating materials specific to workshop content, hand-outs and audio-visual material, implementing a class syllabus, and writing a weekly learning objectives plan, to directly address all student needs. The Instructor is expected to engage with multiple forms of data, both formal and informal, to help students advance academically. Additionally, the role of the Instructor requires regular contact with students via email or phone to encourage communication and community building regarding the workshops and instruction. The Instructor will be accountable and mentored by the Manager of the Small Business Program.


• Provides dynamic small business content that is interactive with the students

• Provides instruction that allows students to navigate important systems and resources in Washington, DC for small business owners

• Implements classroom policies and procedures

• Provides instruction for different learning styles and abilities

• Encourages students’ active participation and regular attendance

• Prepares clear contextualized, engaging student-centered weekly lesson plans including objectives, available to supervisors at all times

• Creates a positive learning environment for adult learners

• Monitors and evaluates student performance and modifies instruction accordingly

• Must be able to model good Spanish and English pronunciation

• Prepares lesson materials and instructional aids

• Works in coordination with the Small Business, Entrepreneurship Manager, whenever applicable for classroom instruction

• Keeps weekly attendance records current in a student database as assigned or to be determined.

• Provide one-on-one business counseling as needed and permitted for current enrolled students per semester

• Provides continued technical assistance support and coaching to previous participants on a one-on-one basis as needed

• Provides the following technical assistance deliverables as needed to students;

     o Assistance in registering a business entity legally in Washington, DC, Maryland or Virginia

     o Assistance in obtaining IRS/TAXID# (EITN) for the legal business entity

     o Provides assistance and recommendations for micro-loan assistance with community non-profit micro-lenders, as needed

• Maintains, updates and edits, technical assistance dash-board for the Small Business Program to measure established metrics of the overall program.

• Performs other duties as assigned.


• Must have at least two of the following:

          ▪ Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration or related studies

          ▪ At least two years of small business counseling experience, certifications or related experience

          ▪ Past performance in facilitating instructional small business workshops

• Must possess excellent communication and organizational skills.

• Ability to use technology in administrative duties including, but not limited to word processing applications, Google Docs/Drive/Apps, PowerPoint, and basic website navigation

• Past experience in working with or collaborating with the local small business community in the DMV.

• Must be able to provide proof of completed Covid-19 vaccination

• Commitment to CRIPCS's core values and ability to model those values in relationships with colleagues and partners 

Apply directly at Carlos Rosario International Public Charter School’s career page at 564d-4335-b098- 98dd2b218da4&ccId=19000101_000001&jobId=439284&source=CC2&lang=en_US. This position will be posted until filled.

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