The Coordinator of the Small Business and Technology Development Center – WP is responsible for providing consultation services to small businesses in south central Missouri on a wide range of topics including strategic planning, marketing, retailing, accounting, advertising, budgeting, business planning, loan proposals, and personnel to promote growth, expansion, innovation, increased productivity, and management improvement. The Coordinator of the Small Business and Technology Development Center – WP develops and coordinates training seminars and classes designed to meet specific needs of small business owners and managers and works directly with business and industry leaders to design training and professional development programs to meet specific company needs. The Coordinator of the Small Business and Technology Development Center – WP coordinates the resources of the federal, state and local governments with the resources of the University and the private sector to promote growth, expansion, innovation, increased productivity, and management in small businesses and prospective small businesses in south central Missouri.
Description of Primary Duties:
1. Provides an effective consultative service to small businesses by establishing cooperative one-on-one relationships with business owners and managers, recommending viable options or identifying resources to address their stated and/or assessed needs, and conducting follow-up sessions with the management of participating small businesses to determine if the stated objective has been met.
2. Develops goals, objectives and action plans in coordination with the Small Business and Technology Development Center, Missouri State University-Springfield.
3. Helps to obtain funding for various initiatives by writing, when appropriate, grant applications to support activities associated with the Small Business and Technology Development Center. Collaborates closely with the Director of University/Community Programs and the Director of Development at Missouri State University-West Plains to provide initiatives leading to private gift monies to sustain and expand the future of the Small Business and Technology Development Center.
4. Assists in the achievement of suggested Small Business Administration program objectives by implementing special projects which are beneficial to area small businesses and are functions of the economic development mission of the Small Business and Technology Development Center.
5. Maintains professional competence and expands the knowledge base and ability of the Small Business and Technology Development Center to serve the business and industrial community through involvement in professional organizations and attendance at professional development conferences, workshops and seminars at the national, state and regional level.
6. Manages funds by planning and developing the Small Business and Technology Development Center 's budget, exercising authority regarding expenditure of Center funds, including any funds obtained through grants and adhering to the grant-making body's guidelines and regulations, as well as those of Missouri State University.
7. Provides regular reports to the Springfield Small Business and Technology Development Center on client and center activity in accordance with the Missouri Small Business and Technology Development Center Standard Operating Procedures and the goals as set forth annual by the United States Small Business Administration and the Missouri Small Business and Technology Development Center's administrative office.
8. Contributes to a work environment that encourages knowledge of, respect for, and development of skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds.
9. Remains competent and current through self-directed professional reading, developing professional contacts with colleagues, attending professional development courses, and attending training and/or courses required by the Director of University/Community Programs.
10. Contributes to the overall success of the Small Business and Technology Development Center, the University/Community Programs, and Missouri State University-West Plains by performing all other duties and responsibilities as assigned.
Minimum Acceptable Qualifications:
Education: A Bachelor's degree in Business, Engineering, Management, or a related field is required. A Master's degree in Business Administration is preferred.
Experience: At least three years of experience is required in progressively responsible positions that include experience in management, business consultation, finance (specifically budget projections), and marketing and promotions. Experience in manufacturing and/or fundraising is preferred.
Skills: Strong oral and written communication skills, excellent interpersonal skills, and management skills are required. Strong computer skills in using spreadsheets, presentation software, and word processing are required. The ability to develop knowledge of, respect for, and skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds is required.
Scope: The position also requires evening and occasional weekend work. Occasional overnight, out-of-town travel is also required.
Special Instructions to Applicants:
Extended date of consideration is November 24, 2017. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
Official transcripts will be required at the time of hire.
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