Request for Professional Services
POSITION TITLE: Program Manager – Center for Entrepreneurial Success (Startup Whitman and Asotin Counties)
The Inland Northwest Partners (INP), a 501 c-3 community economic development educational non-profit based in Liberty Lake, Wash., is focused on enhancing the long-term vitality of eastern Washington and northern Idaho.
INP was recently awarded a two-year contract with the Washington Department of Commerce for the continuation and enhancement of the Startup Washington 365 Program for Whitman and Asotin Counties (the Counties). This professional services contract through INP will function as the champion for the Startup Washington 365 Center for Entrepreneurial Success (CES) in Whitman and Asotin Counties (www.startupasotin.com and www.startupwhitman.com). As such, the professional services provided will focus on connecting entrepreneurs with resources to further their development, act as a champion for entrepreneurship, establish and build the CES within these counties, and promote the Startup Washington 365 Program throughout the region. Working collaboratively with Greater Spokane Incorporated’s Startup Spokane Program Manager, and other like-minded organizations throughout the region will be fundamental to the success of the position. A track record suggestive of energetic and innovative experience in effectively interacting with community and industry leaders, as well as elected and appointed public officials is also required.
Inland Northwest Partners believes in leveraging the knowledge and skills within the Inland Northwest entrepreneurial ecosystem and collaborating with others to share that knowledge and those skills, creating lasting economic prosperity together. This same collaboration is the secret to enabling innovation and driving economic solutions in our eastern Washington communities.
Proposal Submission Requirements and Deadline
Click here for more details and RFP requirements. Proposals should be limited to no more than three pages and include the following: Cover Letter; Statement of Qualifications / Relevant Work Experience; and three references. Proposal submissions are due no later than Friday, October 6, and should be submitted electronically to: Sharon Matthews, Executive Director, Inland Northwest Partners/Inland Northwest Economic Alliance. Email address: firstname.lastname@example.org. Phone: (509) 255-5818.
Supporting the entrepreneurs and small businesses of Whitman County.
Many economic experts will tell you that the best way to expand local economies is to grow businesses organically. With that in mind, the Washington State Legislature funded a program to launch Startup Whitman in partnership with the Washington State Department of Commerce.
Through Commerce’s Startup 365 Washington initiative, Startup Whitman offers entrepreneurs, startups and small businesses a suite of consulting, mentoring and educational programs and services designed to jump start and grow local businesses.
On this site you’ll find a wealth of resources, links, information and connections that will help you be the next Washington State success story.