Entrepreneurial Business Coach - EBDI

About Us

Good Shepherd Services is a leading multi-service agency with more than 85 programs that serve over 30,000 youth and families each year – and builds on their strengths to help them gain skills for success. At Good Shepherd we respect the dignity and worth of every person and reject intolerance, inequity and injustice in whatever form it may take. Voted one of the top 100 places to work in NYC by Crain’s New York, Good Shepherd Services offers a fantastic work environment, a collaborative team dedicated to fulfilling our mission, and an amazing array of benefits. Join our team and help make a difference!

NOTE: As a NYC contracted agency all positions at Good Shepherd Services fall under the NYC vaccine mandate. All employees, volunteers and interns must show proof of vaccination upon hire.


For Full Time Employees Benefits/Perks:

Tuition Assistance Program

Generous paid time off (Including 5 Self-Care Days/Floating Holidays, 12 Sick Days, 15 Vacation Days, and 11 Holidays)

Healthcare Plans (Medical, Dental, Vision, and Pet Care)

403(b) Plan (GSS contributes 3% of your salary to your 403(b) plan after 3 years of service, with contributions increasing over time)

Candidates hired in this position will work in person but will have the flexibility to work remotely when program need allows.


Title: Entrepreneurial Business Coach: Entrepreneurship Business Development Institute (EBDI)

Reports to: EBDI Program Coordinator

Location: 305 7th Avenue/ Various locations

Hours: 35 Hours/Week; Non-Exempt

Job Summary:

Job Summary: Operating within the Education/Vocation Division; and reporting to the Program Coordinator, EBDI; the Business Coach is responsible for supporting program participants, and assisting the Program Coordinator in all aspects of administering EBDI. This initiative provides hands-on instruction in developing and launching a small business, while simultaneously assisting participants in developing their own business plans. EBDI serves young adults in, and aging out of, foster care; as well as residents of Good Shepherd Services’ (GSS’) supportive housing programs, the Chelsea Foyer and the McLaughlin East Harlem Residence (MEHR).

The Entrepreneurial Business Coach works with the Program Coordinator in all aspects of this initiative. Prior to the start of each program cycle, the Business Coach recruits and enrolls young adults interested in entrepreneurship. During the program cycle, the Business Coach co-facilitates workshops and other program activities. In addition, the Coach conducts weekly one-on-one sessions with each program participant to assist in the development of individual business plans. The Coach also continues to work with program graduates in a follow-up capacity, providing support and guidance as they implement their business plans. The Coach is responsible for providing administrative support, including ongoing data entry, tracking program expenses, and processing stipend payments for participants.

Major Duties:

Support all activities related to EBDI, with fidelity to our program model and in compliance with contractual obligations;

Recruit participants from GSS’s Foster Care and Transitional Housing programs; conduct information sessions, enrollment processes, and program orientations;

Co-facilitate entrepreneurship and business development training as needed; including supporting sessions involving guest speakers;

Provide professional guidance to participants, along with coaching to resolve conflict and barriers;

Conduct weekly one-on-one sessions with participants, at various sites in the Bronx and Manhattan, to ensure that they are actively applying program lessons to the development of their own business plans;

Assist in program administration including purchasing, maintaining petty cash account and MetroCard distribution; tracking program expenses;

Utilize data systems to record and report on participant attendance, activities, and progress; and to generate program-related stipends;

Engage in on-going program development to ensure the highest quality of service delivery;

Accompany youth to /external events when appropriate;

Maintain contact with alumni, providing follow-up support and assistance for those receiving seed money in the implementation of their business plans;

Use Trauma-Informed Practices and Restorative Practices to build community and resolve conflict;

Other duties as assigned.


Entrepreneurial experience preferred;

Associates degree preferred;

Experience leading workshops preferred;

Minimum 1 year experience working with young adults having a history of Foster Care; and/or with out-of-school-out-of-work youth required;

Ability to utilize data systems and/or spreadsheets to track spending and outcomes required;

Familiarity with Trauma-Informed Practices, Motivational Interviewing, and Restorative Practices preferred;.

Commitment to learning and growth;

Resourceful team player who also works well independently;

Commitment to young people and operating from a strength-based, developmental perspective.

Additional Information

Good Shepherd Services is an equal opportunity employer that is proudly committed to becoming an anti-racist and multicultural organization that stands up for justice and equity. We welcome prospective employees from diverse backgrounds, for administrative support and direct service and leadership roles, who will join us on that journey, uphold our values and approach, and believe in our mission. Additionally, we aim to have a racially representative leadership and workforce that is reflective of the communities we work in partnership with.

Good Shepherd Services is committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our staff, participants, volunteers, subcontractors, and vendors. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of our activities or operations. These activities include, but are not limited to, hiring and termination of staff, selection of volunteers and vendors, and provision of services.

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Full Time
72 days ago

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