The Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at Binghamton University provides assistance to existing and potential small business in twelve New York State counties. The SBDC at the University 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. This Advisor will be located in Binghamton, New York.
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 Binghamton University operational procedures to ensure compliance with NY SBDC, Host and Funding Partners. The Small Business Advisor works together with the SBDC at Binghamton University staff to meet annual objectives for 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 SBDC at Binghamton University. 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.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Small Business Advisement Services- 75%
Small Business Training- 15%
Community Outreach and Collaboration
Grant, Host, NY SBDC Deliverables, and Grant Compliance
Other Job Objectives:
Maintain a client caseload and provide technical management assistance to potential and existing small businesses throughout region
Understand 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 stakeholders of the SBDC
Long Term Objectives: This position is funded annually
Supervisory Relationships: The Regional Director supervises this position and it will have the opportunity to supervise student interns
BS/BA Degree. 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/clean driver's license to operate a motor vehicle
Economic development agency or small business management experience
MS Office proficiency
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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