Business Counselor

  • Full Time

This position is a first-level business counselor/advisor. The individual provides business advice and counsel to all size small business clients with a focus on the SBTDC’s pre-venture and existing small business segments. The individual independently manages a client portfolio of roughly 50 cases annually. The individual collaborates and consults with other team members to assess prospective clients and provide appropriate case manager assignment and/or professional referrals. The individual acts as the principal trainer for nascent entrepreneurs and plans and delivers other training events as required. The individual is responsible for daily fiscal management of the Center’s multiple budgets and is a primary point of contact with SBTDC State Administrative Office and campus finance, contract, and grant resources.

Minimum Education / Experience

Bachelor’s degree and one year of experience related to the area of assignment; or equivalent combination of training and experience. All degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions.

Required Qualifications

A broad general knowledge of the principals and practices of small business is required. The employee must have strong computer skills, particularly regarding word processing, developing spreadsheets, and database management. A demonstrated ability to develop and analyze financial statements (income statement, balance sheet, and cash flow) is imperative. Employee must have working knowledge of techniques used in collecting and interpreting market and demographic data. The employee must have the ability to work independently, handle multiple assignments, and establish work priorities. Excellent interpersonal and communicative skills are also required. Must have the ability to travel on occasion.

Preferred Qualifications

Entrepreneurship ecosystem and/or startup experience preferred.

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