Full-time SMALL BUSINESS RESOURCE NAVIGATOR
Oregon Native American Chamber
Industry: Business Development
4445 SW Barbur Blvd. SUite 105
Portland OR 97239, US
• Demonstrate interest in working in the non-profit, small business development
and Native American communities
• Public-speaking, networking, building and maintaining relationships
• Computer proficiency: MS Office, Adobe Creative Suite, Database
management, Google Suite, Project Management Software & Platforms
• Market and promote programs
The Small Business Resource Navigator is expected to work effectively and
efficiently with a diverse range of individuals, agencies, and tribes. Candidates should
be effective communicators and troubleshooters, enthusiastic, self-motivated,
adaptable, and able to complete assigned tasks with a strong sense of responsibility.
• Excellent organizational skills, with the ability to prioritize tasks and manage
multiple tasks simultaneously
• Strong oral and written communication skills
• Strong computer skills and knowledge of office technology/equipment
• Ability to work calmly and effectively in stressful situations
• Punctual, dependable and dedicated to achieving operational goals
• Discreet, ethical and committed to maintaining a high degree of confidentiality
• Skillset in project management and planning capabilities
• Ability to read and understand standard business documentation (e.g.
• Proven ability to work on several projects simultaneously and under tight
• Proficiency in web-based applications
• Knowledge of data collection and interpretation is preferred
• 2-4 years working with non-profit organizations or tribal organization(s)
• Associate degree in Business Administration or related field preferred
• Evidence of direct experience to match the stated qualifications
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to
perform the essential functions. This position will work under normal business office
conditions. This position’s primary office will be located at the ONAC office in
Portland, Oregon with the ability to work remotely as necessary.
The tasks of this position are normally performed while sitting at a desk, often using
a computer. Mobility is required to attend meetings, attend training and workshops,
and to accomplish other necessary tasks. The periodic ability to travel independently
to various locations within the Pacific Northwest region is required. Regular lifting of
up to 10 pounds, and occasional lifting of up to 25 pounds is expected. Must be able
to maintain an excellent attendance record.
Hiring preference will be given to qualified enrolled citizens of federally recognized
Tribes or Native Alaskans.
Send a letter of interest and resume and please include at least three professional
Subject Line: “Small Business Resource Navigator Job Announcement”
Attention: Amber Faist
The Small Business Resource Navigator is dedicated to the mission of ONAC. It is a
full time hourly position and reports to the Statewide Technical Assistance
• Provide direct administrative support to the ONAC board and management
• Market to and recruit entrepreneurs, micro-enterprises, and small businesses
• Conduct Resource Mapping statewide and facilitate access for entrepreneurs
through partnerships and MOUs.
• Develop and maintain records of all intake and liaison activities
• Facilitate liaison referral to service providers/programs
• Preparation of monthly reports on intake and liaison activities
• Develops and ensures solid working relationships with community partners,
government agencies and all other service providers
• Facilitate, coordinate and attend trainings and other events
• Assist in planning, design and implementation of a communications program
to disseminate information about ONAC and organizational programming
• Assists T/A Manager and Executive Director with other duties as necessary.
Salary & Benefits
The ONAC Small Business Resource Navigator is responsible for the coordination of
ONAC programming related to marketing and outreach, business intake, and referral
to business services serving Oregon.
The role is equal parts heart and mind requiring leadership and passion for Native
American communities AND the keystone that is small business ownership. The
ONAC Small Business Resource Navigator is accountable for initial business
outreach, community relations, and overseeing the general day-to-day program
operations. The ONAC Small Business Resource Navigator works closely with
technical service providers, tribal organizations, Native American serving
organizations, and other network members and acts as a liaison for the organization
to the greater community.