This position provides specialized assistance to businesses that are seeking or currently involved in government contracts or subcontracts with federal agencies, the State of North Carolina and local governments. The ideal candidate is expected to provide a broad range of business advice and in-depth assistance to clients in an assigned multi-county geographic area. The advisory aspect of this position includes one-on-one meetings, telephone, email and other written communications. A substantial amount of time will be committed to accomplishing in depth research, preparing reports on the research, and recommending courses of action to the clients. The specialist is expected to be able to assess the overall business capabilities to ensure the client/business is in the best possible position to be successful selling to local, state and federal entities. The majority of the work for this position is technically-based and necessitates attention to detail. Marketing and outreach duties include client acquisition, making public appearances, assisting in the development of program marketing plans and the implementation of these plans. Administrative duties include maintaining adequate records of client related activities, providing reports on client advisory and training efforts, and contributing to program evaluations. The training aspect of this position includes planning and marketing of seminars and conferences, participating in training events as a subject matter expert and assisting in efforts to evaluate the effectiveness of training events.
Minimum Experience / Education:
Graduation from a four year college or university and at least three years of program associate experience; or an equivalent combination of training and experience.
Preferred Education Skills and Experience:
A Master's degree in business administration and a minimum of three years of relevant work experience or a bachelor's degree in business and five years of relevant work experience preferred.
The ideal candidate should have a broad knowledge and experience in government procurement principles and procedures as well as the ability to communicate, execute and deploy solutions to overall business issues.
Government contracting experience as well as general business managerial experience is desired.
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills are essential.
The specialist must have the ability to handle multiple assignments, organize work and assign priorities with minimal supervision and must be self-motivated.
Public speaking experience is preferred and the ability to interact with large groups of people is essential.
UNC Charlotte is North Carolina's urban research institution. Our campus is located in the piedmont of North Carolina, just two hours from the mountains and three hours from the Atlantic Ocean. A large public university with a small college feel, more than 27,200 students consider UNC Charlotte’s 1,000-acre campus their home away from home.