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Who We Are

We are an unparalleled financial support system that provides small business owners with access to capital, networks, and coaching. We work to build inclusive and accessible options for these determined business owners. For over 25 years we have served a client base that is nearly 80% women, people of color, or immigrants.

Small businesses uplift communities and anchor local economies while creating opportunities for themselves, their families, their employees, and our neighborhoods. Yet entrepreneurs who are people of color, women, and immigrants often struggle to secure capital and resources, as they are systematically shut out from traditional financing.

In addition to providing resources and loans to small businesses, we also conduct original research, advocate for policy changes, and finance community facility construction projects, such as community health centers, homeless services facilities, and youth recreational facilities in low-income neighborhoods through our New Markets Tax Credit program.

I constantly reflect on everything each of our employees has done for all the small businesses that we serve and the high-impact community projects we invest in. The impact we have on small businesses and their families, our communities, on our own organization, and on each other, especially during these very turbulent and trying times, makes me incredibly proud and humble to be part of the AOF community. The greatest asset of any organization is its people, and every single one of our employees is an integral part of our mission and purpose. As a family we have made great strides forward and I am confident that, together, there is absolutely no limit to what we can accomplish. I truly cannot wait to welcome you as part of our AOF family!

Luz Urrutia

CEO

I love my job because I support Accion Opportunity Fund’s mission. I also love working with people that care and make you feel appreciated. I am happy to be part of Accion Opportunity Fund’s family.

Adela Escobar

Small Business Operations

Here at Accion Opportunity Fund, you work alongside and are surrounded by a supportive environment of people who have the same drive to do the amazing work that helps our clients.

Kristin Grubbs

Human Resources

I love working at an organization that is so mission driven. Accion Opportunity Fund strives to support small business owners in every aspect of its work.

Erin Vuong

Policy Evaluation

I enjoy the collaborative, team driven culture at Accion Opportunity Fund, no matter the challenge I know I can count on my coworkers to come to the table and focus on building solutions.

Kristin Lundin

Small Business Lending Operations

I enjoy working at AOF due to the organization’s support in being creative and trying new approaches to solve the challenges that entrepreneurs face. Every day is a new experience with new funding programs, educational resources, and other initiatives that lead to a great experience.

Luis Ramos

Financial Empowerment

Working at AOF, I know that what I do matters. Every day we strive to make the U.S. financial system a bit more equitable, giving small business owners the opportunity to improve the lives of themselves, their families, and their communities.

Maxwell Peterson

Information Technology

At AOF, I get to work in an enabling environment with people who root for me constantly. In the past year, I have felt encouraged, challenged, supported, and appreciated. The impact of the work we do at AOF is incredibly rewarding, and the ethos of the organization shines through every day.

Prathiba Swaminathan

Small Business Operations

I love that I get to wake up every day and be able to help under-served small business owners obtain much needed financing!

Rai Dhaliwal

Credit Policy Risk Management

Our Demographics

Workplace diversity matters to us, and it isn’t just a catchphrase. More than two thirds of our staff are women and people of color.

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Where We Are

We are headquartered in San Jose, CA, with a second office in Los Angeles, but the majority of our roles can be accomplished virtually anywhere in the U.S.! Our current workforce is national, dispersed throughout the US and we offer a hybrid work model for any roles that require some in-office collaboration with our offices in San Jose and Los Angeles.

What We Stand For

We are an equal opportunity employer and committed to improving diversity, equity, and inclusion at Accion Opportunity Fund. Candidates from underrepresented minority groups (Black, Latinx, Native American or individuals with national origins from developing countries that reflect the communities we serve) are strongly encouraged to apply.

What We Offer

Our mission is what motivates us to come to work each day. We know that happy employees are productive employees, which is why we offer a comprehensive benefits package. Whether you’re single, married, have children, are in a domestic partnership, or anything in between, we have you covered.

Paid Time Off

Vacation days that increase with tenure, 10 paid sick days, 13 paid holidays, paid parental leave

100% Paid Benefits

100% company-funded Medical, Dental, Vision, Life & Disability coverage for employees, 90% coverage for dependents

Retirement Plan

403(b) retirement plan with employer match

Competitive Salary

Competitive salary commensurate with experience, an environment that values work/life balance