Business Counselor

  • Full Time

Summary

This position is located on our Cullowhee campus and is on-site. It 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. He/she 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. Ability to travel required. Ability to engage with community networking events that may at times occur in the evenings.

Minimum Requirements

Ability to effectively communicate with a wide variety of individuals in person and by phone pertaining to small business questions, concerns and issues; the ability to take initiative and use independent judgment; excellent computer skills including word processing and spreadsheet design; and the ability to prepare and make public presentations.

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.

Preferred

A four year degree from a college or university preferably with major emphasis on coursework in business administration, public administration, or other related fields. Experience with small business ownership/management is also preferred.

To apply for this job please visit jobs.wcu.edu.

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