Location: Binghamton, NY Category: Professional Posted On: Wed Dec 13 2017 Job Description:
Budget Title: Senior Staff Assistant (SL-3)
Salary: $45,000 - $57,000
Reporting to the Regional Director, the Small Business Advisor is responsible for providing business counseling to clients, creating and executing small business training, acting as an ambassador for the SBDC in the community and following SBDC at BU operational procedures to ensure compliance with NY SBDC, Host and Funding Partners. The Small Business Advisor works together with the SBDC at BU staff to meet annual objectives of fulfilling the Center's mission of serving entrepreneurs and creating new businesses. Small Business Advisement Services are the priority of this position.
Small Business Advisement Services - Provides a comprehensive range of small business-based assistance including one-on-one client counseling in the area of business plan development; financial analysis; maintaining record keeping systems, and assisting clients with market related issues.
Maintain a client counseling caseload as referred or assigned.
Memorialize efforts in Web Management Quality Systems (WebMQS) as stipulated in SBDC at BU operations manual.
Understand small business needs within region and work with Regional Director to satisfy client needs.
Optimize SBDC services by utilizing existing NY SBDC programs and tools in assistance to small business.
Small Business Training - Small Business Training is an important portion of the services offered by the SBDC. Small Business Training is used to both address the challenges and opportunities of small businesses and also as outreach to create SBDC clients. Working with the Regional Director, the Small Business Advisor will perform or facilitate training for SBDC at BU. This includes: event management, creating content ideas, budget development, speaker research, outreach, and marketing activities.
Ensure training programs are in compliance with SBA and NY SBDC. Provide required forms and data to Administrative Assistant.
Assist the Regional Director in locating co-sponsors to assist with presentation, marketing, and funding.
Identify resources to implement training program which can include SBDC at Binghamton University staff or outside resources.
Create and present training within program and review outcomes with Regional Director to ensure that goals are met.
Community Outreach and Collaboration - Initiate and maintain contact with the business community committees as well as various meetings and conferences related to small business programs and services.
Identify listening posts within SBDC stakeholders with the goal of understanding and assisting small business across the Corning region.
When opportunities arise, and with approval by the Regional Director, represent the SBDC on community committees as well as various meetings and conferences related to small business programs and services.
Develop/maintain working relationships with various lenders and local economic development agencies.
Grant, Host, NY SBDC Deliverables and Compliance - The NY SBDC is funded through support from Binghamton University, Federal Grants, State Funding, and Private and Public Initiatives. The Multiple sources of funding increase the complexity of compliance as different activities have different rules and deliverables.
Apply operational strategy, NY SBDC Goals, and metrics to track and evaluate client caseload and services provided.
Working with the Regional Director, ensure that the efforts are compliant with SBDC, Binghamton University, Research Foundation, SBA, and other funding organizations.
Manage case files, forms and other documents as stipulated in the NY SBDC Standard Operating Procedures.
Ensure that the Center's goals, brand, and services reflect NY SBDC and Binghamton University's Mission of being a premier public university dedicated to enriching the lives of people in the region, state, nation and world through discovery and education and to being enriched by partnerships with those communities.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Small Business Advisement Services - 75%
Small Business Training - 15%
Other - 10%
Community Outreach and Collaboration
Special projects (grant initiatives, Binghamton University, NYS SBDC) deliverables
Perform other assignments from Regional Director
This is an Annual Grant Funded Position
BS/BA degree required. The degree must be in the area of public administration, management, finance or other business related field.
Advisor must have excellent written and verbal communication skills
Ability to work with other local economic development agencies, service providers, and the banking community
A valid driver's license and personal automobile will be required
Economic development agency or small business management experience
MS Office proficiency
Small business ownership/management or bank loan operations
Offers of employment may be contingent upon successful completion of a pre-employment background check and verification of degree(s) and credentials.
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