Entrepreneurship Institute Coordinator
Full-Time Exempt Position
Reports to: Director of Branding, Storytelling, and Advocacy
Higher Purpose Co. (HPC) is a 501c3 nonprofit economic justice agency based in Clarksdale, Mississippi, created in 2016 by local Black residents. HPC’s mission is to build community wealth across Mississippi with Black residents by supporting the ownership of financial, cultural, and political power. Our work focuses on Black entrepreneurs, farmers, and artists across Mississippi. We are growing our team to enhance our statewide presence and impact. Learn more about our organization by visiting www.HigherPurposeCo.org.
The Entrepreneurship Institute Coordinator will work closely with the Director of Branding, Storytelling, and Advocacy. Primary responsibilities include developing entrepreneurship workshops, publishing advocacy updates related to policy, and assisting with our narrative change work to introduce social justice films while amplifying Higher Purpose Co’s overall mission and brand.
Collaborate with local, state, regional, and national partners on entrepreneurial education initiatives and events
Teach entrepreneurship workshops to the following groups K-12, HBCUs, and community organizations
Recruits speakers and facilitators for institute events
Support the annual MPS Women’s Entrepreneurship Summit
Track local, state, and federal legislation and policy to anticipate opportunities and threats
Conduct political advocacy events through in-person and virtual discussion
Participate in policy conversations and represent HPC
Provide political advocacy education info to HPC members
Write blog posts and research related to relevant policies
Assist with managing and implementing Higher Purpose Films
Identify opportunities to highlight HPC’s narrative change work
Must be able to perform functions related to special projects assigned. (such as tracking project/event attendance, developing partnerships, or implementing one-time initiatives)
Education and Work Experience Requirements:
Must be a Mississippi resident or be willing to relocate
College degree in field appropriate to assignments
Minimum of 2 years of paid or volunteer experience
Reliable transportation, and you must possess a valid Driver’s license
Good written and public speaking skills
Project management skills
Entrepreneurship/business ownership experience
Community engagement and policy experience
Proficient with the Google Suite of applications (Mail, Calendar, Docs, Sheets, etc...) and Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel)
Ability to produce high-quality work under pressure while also meeting deadlines
Some experience or knowledge of non-profits is a plus
Detail-oriented self-starter with positive energy
Ability to conduct research while using a range of tools to acquire data
Have the ability to interpret and present data
Have the ability to safely and successfully perform the essential functions with the ADA and other federal, state, and local standards.
Ability to lift and carry 20-30 pounds occasionally
Ability to talk, listen, and speak clearly in person and over the phone
Compensation & Benefits:
This full-time, exempt position. The salary is $40,000 with a competitive benefits package that includes medical, dental, vision, long-term disability coverage, flexible paid time off, $500 professional development stipend, 401K with up to 3% company match, a flexible work schedule including working remotely, 13 paid holidays, four weeks of self-care PTO and an annual retreat.
As an Equal Opportunity Employer, Higher Purpose Co does not discriminate against applicants or employees due to their race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, age, physical ability, hairstyle, previous incarceration, or length of time spent unemployed. Black, women, LGBTQ, and Mississippi residents are strongly encouraged to apply. We do try our best to reflect our mission and the community of members we serve.