Community Business Academy Instructor 25 views

Job Overview

  • Experience Level Mid-Level
  • Total Years Experience 3-5
  • Education 4-year degree

The CBA Instructor will facilitate the learning experience for a semester-long class of CBA students. This role will include educational, coaching, and administrative functions.
The CBA Instructor is responsible for delivering the CBA Curriculum, developing a relationship with each entrepreneur taking the class, cultivating a community of learning within the classroom, ensuring operational efficiency and administrative accuracy with the program, and providing students with clear linkages to the broader program, staff, and opportunities beyond the CBA.
The CBA Instructor is a critical culture-bearer and will be a model for the values and approach of the organization
Prepare and teach twelve (12) 3-hour classes.
Review and provide feedback on homework submitted by participants.
Review and provide feedback on the Week 9 Executive Summary
A score sheet and detailed instructions will be provided by your Site Monitor)
Provide one (1) 60-minute coaching and technical assistance session (TA Session) with each participant.
Track and enforce Graduation requirements relating to students:
Homework submission
TA Session
Submit to NONPROFIT (using forms provided by NONPROFIT) the following information over the course of the training session:
Class attendance Sign-In Sheets
Homework Submission Log
TA Session Forms
i. NOTE: Each TA Session Form must be signed by both the TA provider and program participant.
ii. NOTE: If TA Session takes place by phone the TA Session Form provided by NONPROFIT must be signed by the client at the next class.
Attend the graduation ceremony
CBA Exit Form Part Three for each student to be completed with the assistance of Rising Tide Capital
Attend training sessions according to a schedule worked out with NONPROFIT as necessary.

Empathy and High-EQ: CBA Instructors must have the capacity to live into other people’s experiences and meet them where they are and on their own terms. This means a desire and an ability to connect meaningfully with entrepreneurs from a broad range of backgrounds. CBA Instructors should be excellent listeners who are invitational, hopeful and encouraging with their words and actions.
Teaching Skill: CBA Instructors must have both an aptitude for and a skill as an educator, especially with the experiential methodology. This includes the ability to lead group exercises with confidence, facilitate group and individual conversations about those experiences and draw out learning from those reflections. Additionally, CBA Instructors must hold the tension of being confident as a teacher of the subject matter while being humble as a co-learner alongside adults who bring years of personal and business experience to the classroom.
Small Business Experience: CBA Instructors should have direct experience as entrepreneurs. The first-hand experience of starting and running a business (no matter the size or how large the success) matters to the clients and empowers Instructors to speak with clarity and authority into the business ideas and lives of the entrepreneurs. This matters for authenticity, empathy, and trust-building.
Business Acumen: Command of basic business concepts is important. CBA Instructors teach from the curriculum but will receive a number of “off-book” questions from students. CBA instructors do not need to know every answer (especially those that might be deeply sector-specific or topic-specific), but they should have a clear grip on the core principles, formulas, and topics of business.