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Part-Time Entrepreneurship Trainer (Oakland or San Jose, CA)

Centro Community Partners is looking for a passionate, driven and empathetic individual to facilitate Centro’s 9-week Basic Entrepreneurship Program (BEP). The BEP takes participants through an engaging and thought provoking workshop series that utilizes cutting-edge training mythologies and mobile technology to help them start or grow their own business.

The Entrepreneurship Trainer will be responsible for teaching cohorts of up to 12 participants, explaining complex business concepts in simple terms, focusing on activity-based instruction, facilitating empowering activities and helping participants refine business concepts into an executable business plan.

The Entrepreneurship Trainer will receive up to 9 hours of entrepreneurship workshop management training from Centro and will be required to allocate 8-12 hours per week, including 3 hours per week of workshop facilitation from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm.


  • Gain valuable experience developing strategies and solutions to overcome a wide variety of business challenges and take advantage of new opportunities

  • Develop powerful skills to help you train, advise, coach and empower entrepreneurs

  • Help aspiring entrepreneurs live their dreams and build businesses that create thriving communities

Education and Experience

  • Undergraduate or graduate degree in business or equivalent experience

  • Experience teaching or facilitating workshops

  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills

  • Ability to empathize with people from diverse backgrounds

  • Excellent communication skills

  • Experience starting/owning your own business is a huge plus!

  • Bilingual in English and Spanish is a plus


  • Workshop Prep and Facilitation

    • Prepare lesson materials and classrooms for workshops

    • Lead the facilitation of workshops

    • Schedule and reserve space for graduation and final presentations

  • Program Management & Administration

    • Manage venue logistics before every workshop

    • Manage communications with entrepreneurs, guest speakers and graduation guests

    • Provide regular progress reports and conduct check-in meetings with Centro’s Program Manager

    • Process program participant applications and collect program fees (if applicable)

  • 1:1 Advise/Coaching

    • Conduct at least one 1-on-1 meeting with each entrepreneur outside of the workshops

    • Review business plans created by entrepreneur and provide feedback

  • Reporting & Impact Evaluation

    • Administer pre and post-program surveys to participants

    • Conduct impact evaluation six months after the program has complete and prepare a report for the Program Manager

  • Recruiting/Marketing

    • Reach out to organizations in Centro’s community via e-mail and phone calls for recruiting and marketing efforts

    • Attend industry events in and around Oakland

    • Conduct preliminary interviews to program applicants’ gauge commitment and fit for the BEP


  • Salary is negotiable and is paid per cohort basis