Advertised Employing Department: State of Iowa Small Business Development Center
Summary of Duties and Responsibilities:
The State of Iowa Small Business Development Center (SBDC) located in Ames, Iowa is currently taking applications for a part-time Program Coordinator II to act as a Business Development Counselor. This position will be responsible for providing general business counseling with entrepreneurs covering both start up business discussions as well as existing business questions and assistance. General counseling will consist of analyzing individual business client needs and developing a customized process and procedure for each business client which could include workshops, referrals to outside counselors or professional coaches. In addition to schedule client outreach, this position will also provide assistance to walk-in clients; assist with the general management of the SBDC Office; and have the potential to work on greater outreach for the SBDC including meeting with external agencies, Iowa State University constituents, and different governmental departments.
The successful candidate will possess excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Required Education and Experience:
Bachelor’s degree and 4 years of related experience; OR a Master’s degree and 2 years of related experience; OR a combination of education and/or related experience totaling 8 years unless otherwise specified under supplemental required education and experience. Experience must be at a comparable level and directly related to the duties of this position.
Preferred Education and Experience:
-Previous SBDC Counseling experience -Experience working with influential leaders within the business, legislative, and state government communities; -Experience analyzing and communicating technical, financial, and management information solutions with existing and prospective business owners
Review of applications will begin on March 22, 2019. However, applications may be submitted until the position is filled.
The successful candidate should also be able to travel to counseling sessions with clients and unit sponsored events or meetings to attend or set-up and act as the host when necessary.
Iowa State University is classified as a Carnegie Foundation Doctoral/Research University-Extensive, a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU), and ranked by U.S. News and World Report as one of the top public universities in the nation. Over 36,000 students are enrolled and served by over 6,200 faculty and staff (see www.iastate.edu). Ames, Iowa is a progressive community of 60,000, located approximately 30 minutes north of Des Moines, and recently voted the best college town in the nation (see www.visitames.com).
Iowa State University is an equal opportunity employer committed to excellence through diversity and strongly encourages applications from all qualified applicants, including women, underrepresented minorities, and veterans. ISU is responsive to the needs of dual career couples, is dedicated to work-life balance through an array of policies, and is an NSF ADVANCE institution.
Iowa State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status and will not be discriminated against.