Location: Binghamton, NY Category: Professional Posted On: Tue Feb 5 2019 Job Description:
Budget Title: Senior Staff Assistant (SL-3)
The Small Business Development Center at Binghamton University (SBDC) provides assistance to existing and potential small businesses in twelve New York State counties. The SBDC currently has one outreach office and many satellite offices with a staff of an Administrative Assistant, Business Advisors, Interns, Regional Director and a Regional Center Director.
Reporting to the Regional Director, the Technology Small Business Advisor is responsible for providing business counseling to clients including technology based small business, creating and executing small business training, acting as an ambassador for the SBDC in the community and following SBDC operational procedures to ensure compliance with NY SBDC staff to meet Funding Partners. The Small Business Advisor works together with the SBDC 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.
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 the SBDC. This includes: event management, creating content ideas, budget development, speaker research, outreach, and marketing activities.
Community Outreach and Collaboration - Initiate and maintain contact with the business community as well as other related public and private entities to promote program services and enhance outreach services.
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.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Small Business Advisement Services - 65%
Small Business Training - 10%
Other - 25%
Community Outreach and Collaboration
Grant, Host, NY SBDC Deliverables and Grant Compliance, when necessary act as the coordinator for grants pertaining to specialized services for Technology based small businesses
Short Term Objectives:
Maintain a client caseload and provide technical management assistance to potential and existing small businesses throughout region
Understanding the needs of the small business community and provide small business training
Develop working relationships with other economic development agencies
Promote the SBDC by volunteering to give presentations to groups and organizations
Travel to client locations for evaluation purposes and to better understand the client's small business entity
Long Term Objective:
This position is funded annually
The Regional Director supervises this position. This position will have the opportunity to supervise student interns.
BS/BA degree required
Advisor must have excellent written and verbal communication skills
Ability to work with other local economic development agencies, service providers, and the banking community
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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