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The Business Development Director oversees the Mandela Entrepreneurs Program - workshops, advising, and access to capital; directs activities related to the Ashland Market & Cafe; collects & evaluates program data; develops and tracks annual goals and objectives; collaboratively develops strategies for program growth and business sustainability; contributes to fund development strategies; and provides additional program & organization support. The Director is a self-motivated individual with tested business development experience, and strong financial management skills. The Director supports entrepreneurs throughout the business development continuum - from concept development, to microenterprise or small business launch, into business growth. The Director must be able to navigate a diverse array of stakeholders and relationships - communicating thoughtfully and consistently with community-based program participants, developing and fostering partnerships, and advocating within agencies.