Every day, staff at the Community Business Partnership (CBP) make a difference in the economy of Northern Virginia! In 2018, the CBP's highly qualified trainers and counselors created over 350 training events attended by over 3,600 entrepreneurs resulting in 1,029 individuals receiving one-on-one counseling. This activity led to the creation of 56 new businesses, 604 new or retained jobs, and over $3.5MM in direct capital investment.
Whether it's helping an entrepreneur meet the challenges of starting a business or helping a struggling business owner understand a path to growth, you can be part of the CBP solution!
About the CBP:
The Community Business Partnership (CBP) is an independent not-for-profit corporation that is part of George Mason University's Mason Enterprise Center under the Office of Entrepreneurship & Innovation. Located in Springfield, Virginia, the CBP's mission is to be a complete resource center providing training and support to those seeking to start and build successful small businesses.
The Small Business Development Center is one of five centers of high impact small business services within the CBP.
About the SBDC at CBP:
The SBDC program at CBP is designed to deliver up-to-date counseling, training and technical assistance in all aspects of small business management. The SBDC at CBP in particular has a long and proud history of assisting established businesses to develop and implement high impact growth strategies.
The SBDC is part of a national network of Small Business Development Centers supported and sponsored by the US Small Business Administration.
Responsibilities: The Director's primary duties include:
Provide training events and direct counseling assistance to small and medium-sized businesses in areas such as business structures, marketing, management, finance, planning, accounting, international management, technological assistance, and government procurement
Develop program proposals and budgets as well as implement programmatic activities.
Identify sources of revenue for the SBDC, to include sponsorships and program (workshop/training) income.
Manage and recruit professional volunteers to assist with counseling and training activities.
Market the SBDC programs and events to businesses and allies in the region.
Network and leverage outside public and private sector resources and work with area businesses and the professional community.
Measure and evaluate the impact of program delivery and synthesize/analyze information in professional reports
Identify and respond to additional funding opportunities that are consistent with business-grown programming as well as the SBDC and CBP mission.
Required Qualifications: The position of SBDC Director requires proven leadership and an understanding of issues impacting small business owners. The Director must be able to provide business advice to starting or developing companies. A summary of the requirements:
Extensive background in small business issues and/or counseling
Excellent verbal and written communication skills required as this is a highly visible position within northern Virginia's business community.
Master's degree in accounting, business administration, management and/or public policy; or an equivalent combination of education and experience is required.
Experience as a small business owner, manager or advisor is strongly preferred.
Bilingual in English and Spanish preferred.
Salary: Commensurate with education and experience.
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Special Instructions to Applicants:
For full consideration, applicants must apply at https://jobs.gmu.edu/; complete and submit the online application; and upload a cover letter, resume, and a list of three professional references with contact information.
George Mason University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, committed to promoting inclusion and equity in its community. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability or veteran status, or any characteristic protected by law.
Internal Number: 45179
About George Mason University
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