SBDC Business Advisor



Posting Details

Posting Number S01289 Position Title SBDC Business Advisor Internal Position Title Department Small Bus Dev./Int'l Trade Ctr Position Type Volunteer Job Family Volunteer Job Summary

The SBDC Business Advisor is a volunteer position that fosters a strong climate for small business growth by providing in-depth, confidential business advising and resources to local small business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs.

Required Qualification

B.A., B.S., or Master’s Degree in Business Administration or related field preferred. In lieu of a degree, a minimum of five (5) years of experience in either business ownership or operations and/or equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted.

Experience:
A minimum of 5 years of experience in business and the ability to provide advice on a variety of issues related to startup and successful operation of a small business.

Desired Qualifications

• Spanish language proficiency
• Small Business Experience
• Finance/Accounting
• Financing/Lending
• Sales and Marketing
• Oral/Written Communications
• Strong analytical and innovative skills

Posting Date 09/08/2020 Closing Date 12/31/2020 Expected Start Date 09/08/2020 Special Instructions Summary

Applicant’s will need to provide a resume and describe their small business experience.

Pay Rate Volunteer Full-Time/Part-Time Volunteer Location Grayslake Total Hours per week 4 to 20 Work Schedule

Varies

Software Testing Required None Interview Process Requirements None EEO Statement Summary of Essential Functions

• Interview and assess client needs.
• Advise SBDC clients on one or more of the following areas to assist in starting and expanding successful small businesses:
o Business planning
o Financial analysis
o Accounting and bookkeeping
o Marketing and sales
o Supply chain concepts
o Basic business policies
o Local, state and federal business regulations
o Access to capital
o Innovation and technology
• Refer clients to other internal and external small business success resources.
• Ensure timely and accurate input of client data into the center’s information management system.
• Promote the SBDC and advocate for small business through discussions and presentations.
• Other duties as assigned by the Center Director.

Posting Specific Questions - supplemental questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have a B.A., B.S., or Master’s Degree in Business Administration or related field preferred? Or In lieu of a degree, a minimum of five (5) years of experience in either business ownership or operations and/or equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted.
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Do you have a minimum of 5 year's of experience in business and the ability to provide advice on a variety of issues related to startup and successful operation of a small business?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Are you proficient in Spanish?
    • Yes
    • No
Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Resume
Optional Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Availability Schedule
  3. Teaching Portfolio
  4. Design Portfolio
  5. Unofficial Transcript 1
  6. Unofficial Transcript 2
  7. Unofficial Transcript 3


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