Associate Director, Access to Capital

Associate Director, Access to Capital


WBDC Headquarters, 8 South Michigan Avenue, Suite 400, Chicago



Posting Date: 

May 6th, 2020

Closing Date: 

September 30th, 2020

Description of Opportunity: 

The Access to Capital Program provides financing assistance, including direct lending, loan education, and loan packaging. The Associate Director of the Access to Capital Program supports the growth and administration of the Access to Capital Program with an initial focus on working with small businesses during the COVID 19 crisis and aftermath activities.

REPORTS TO: Managing Director of Access to Capital Services


  • Provide technical assistance and counseling in the area of finance in both English and Spanish
  • Assist the WBDC team in the planning, coordination and delivery of workshops on financial and other business topics
  • Assist clients in loan package preparation including, but not limited to:
    • Assessing client readiness
    • Determining appropriate placement of debt or equity
    • Analyzing financial statements and tax returns
  • Promote the Access to Capital Program to prospective clients and partners
  • Originate loans under WBDC Direct Lending Program including, but not limited to:
    • Review of loan application and supporting documentation
    • Underwriting
    • Prepare and present complete package to WBDC Loan Committee for Approval
    • Preparation of loan documents for closing
    • Post loan technical assistance to borrowers as needed
  • Coordinate and oversee post loan closing with servicing partners to include:
    • Conducting lien searches, filing liens and perfection on vehicle titles
    • Filing residential and commercial real estate liens
    • Filing liens on other business assets
    • Disbursement of loan funds to clients
  • Provide support to the Director of the Access to Capital in back office work including:
    • Portfolio management and reporting
    • Loan Documentation
    • Collection Activities
    • Vendor Management
    • Client Advising
  • Other duties as assigned


  • 2-3 years of business and finance experience, preferred
  • High analytical and financial acumen
  • Highly proficient with Microsoft Office Suite
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Passionate about women’s issues and economic development
  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration or Finance, preferred

We Offer You:

A competitive total benefits package and tremendous potential with a growing mission-focused organization. Benefits include a flexible work schedule, health insurance, dental insurance, vision insurance, short term and long-term disability insurance, long term care, life insurance, and a 401(k) retirement plan with matching benefits.   The position salary range is $55,000-$65,000 annually, based on experience.

 About the WBDC:
The Women’s Business Development Center (WBDC) is a nationally recognized 501(c)(3) business growth center and economic development organization with 34 years of experience helping women and other diverse entrepreneurs establish and grow sustainable businesses that create jobs and fuel economic growth. The WBDC delivers programs and services throughout the greater Chicago area and certifies women owned businesses and offers procurement services in a nine state Midwest region.

How to Apply:
To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume by e-mail to:
Carolina Diaz Martinez, Women’s Business Development Center
Address: 8 South Michigan Avenue, 4th Floor, Chicago, IL 60603

The Women’s Business Development Center is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer. Further WBDC information is available at