SBDC Export Assistance Network (EAN) Director

Miami University
Ohio, United States
Salary Not specified
Aug 06, 2020
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Miami University (Hamilton Regional Campus) is in search of a Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Export Assistance Network (EAN) Director. The Ohio SCDC EAN Director works with Ohio businesses to improve and expand exports to international markets. In this grant funded position, the EAN Director serves as the first point of contact for new-to-export businesses, as well as those companies expanding into new global markets. Services include export readiness assessment, international marketing plans, market research, export compliance education, and access to export financing.


  • The EAN Director will implement Ohio (SBDC) EAN’s export promotion and assistance strategies throughout the assigned region by: providing in-depth counseling to determine business’ needs and abilities relative to exporting; developing confidential export strategies for companies
  • Scheduling company visits to review product marketability, financial needs and production capacity
  • Assessing export readiness of Ohio firms; advising companies on export regulations and procedures
  • Provide management and technical assistance as needed in export products and/or services
  • Research and analyze economic and trade opportunities in selected world market regions to determine target areas for Ohio products
  • Train, speak, and moderate for seminars, national conferences, if needed
  • Maintain client control records and data
  • Provide reports on client counseling and training on international trade assist in efforts to evaluate EAN programs, services and procedures
  • Possible international travel to visit foreign countries to evaluate and select partners for Ohio companies
  • Direct the program as needed


  • Bachelor’s degree in International Business Administration, Economics, Education, Business, Marketing or other related field
  • A minimum of 10 years of experience with international trade, sales, or marketing; general knowledge of principles and practices of international business as well as country specialization
  • High level of interpersonal, communication and analytical skills; ability to handle multiple assignments, organize and establish work priorities with minimal direction and supervision
  • Ability to teach and providing training; country-related experience (managing foreign offices, trade missions, foreign trade show, etc.)
  • Skills to design and deliver new training programs based on the needs of clients
  • Existing network in the international arena to be able to counsel and introduce clients to the services required to complete the export transactions and sale
  • Experience in international methods of payments, export financing and other financial programs
  • Understanding of documentation required for export shipments and the process to complete and file export forms
  • Understanding of export licensing procedures (ITAR, EAR, OFAC, etc.)
  • Ability to travel as required and holder of valid driver’s license
  • Proficient in English and with the strong ability to speak in public
  • This position requires the successful completion of the Certified Global Business Professional (CGBP) course regardless of education or experience within the first year of employment

Position is not eligible for H-1B sponsorship.

Considerations will be given to candidates with a Master's degree; previous work for a government agency in international trade. Proficiency in a second language is desirable.

Submit cover letter and curriculum vitae to The references listed in application should be individuals familiar with candidate’s most recent work. Inquiries about the position can be directed to Theodore Light at Screening of applications begins July 24, 2020 and continues until the position is filled.

Miami University, an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, encourages applications from minorities, women, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities. Miami University prohibits harassment, discrimination and retaliation on the basis of age (40 years or older), color, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information, military status, national origin (ancestry), pregnancy, race, religion, sex/gender, status as a parent or foster parent, sexual orientation, or protected veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, facilities, programs or employment practices. Requests for reasonable accommodations for disabilities related to employment should be directed to or 513-529-3560.

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