PT Small Business Advisor

Posting Date 11/09/2020 Closing Date 12/02/2020 Open Until Filled No Special Instructions to Applicants

For full consideration, unofficial transcripts for the required degree (if applicable) must be attached and submitted at the time of application.

All offers of employment are contingent upon the following:

• Post-offer, satisfactory results of pre-employment background check
• Post-offer, satisfactory results of pre-employment Drug Screening for employees that are new to the College
• Post-offer, satisfactory results of pre-employment physical exam in circumstances where the nature of the work renders it appropriate or where Federal law or regulation requires

Advertising Summary

The recruitment of qualified and diverse faculty and staff is the cornerstone of JJC’s commitment to an innovative, collaborative and inclusive educational community. At JJC, we respect the wealth of knowledge and experience each of our employees brings to the workplace.

Job Details

POSITION TITLE : SMALL BUSINESS ADVISOR
STATUS : Part Time
DEPARTMENT : Corporate & Community Services
DIVISION : Academic Affairs
CLASSIFICATION : Exempt
UNION : Professional Staff
REPORTS TO: Manager, Small Business Development Center
PLACEMENT : Professional Staff Grade H08
MINIMUM PAY RATE : $25.29 per hour

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The student population at the college is diverse in ethnicity, gender, language, age and background. Joliet Junior College is an AA/EO employer and strongly encourages applications from candidates who would enhance the diversity of its staff.

Position Summary

This position meets with small business owners and prospective owners. Gathers and analyzes information to formulate specific recommendations, which would enhance the success of clients businesses; prepares written summaries of information, analysis and recommended actions. Conducts training and workshops on small business planning and operations. Tracks and reports on the progress of clients; promotes the start-up, growth and expansions of small businesses. Represents the college at community meetings as requested. Entrepreneurial self-motivated, performance driven, customer focused, and learner centered attitude with ability to “sell” and negotiate helps to achieve mutual goals.

ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES AND KEY RESPONSIBILITIES
1. Provide in-depth, high quality consultation assistance in areas including management, marketing, finance and accounting, regulation and taxation, production and operations, office automation and computers, and other areas of assistance required to promote small business growth.
2. Develop and/or analyze business plans and loan structuring strategies. Establish and maintain a referral network of recognized professionals in these areas for follow-up assistance by clients.
3. Design and implement the technology transfer services component of the Small Business Development Center. Facilitate linkages and establish referral processes with technology commercialization service providers.
4. Serve as the liaison to financial institutions, economic development groups, other lending sources, and chambers of commerce.
5. Develop training proposals; define deliverables and costs of deliverables; make presentations to company representatives. Oversee and/or monitor the development of training programs. Manage and/or advise on the contract negotiations with external consultants and trainers. Monitor the delivery of training; ensure adherence to the high standards of instructional quality; serve as the liaison for the company and the trainees.
6. Conduct and/or facilitate workshops and coordinate other entrepreneurial activities.
7. Develop and maintain client control records and management information system (Soft Share and Center Connect) in accordance with policies and procedures.
8. Provide technical assistance in alternative business financing such as Community Development Corporations and revolving loan funds.
9. Provide technical assistance on state and federal initiatives such as modernization, Small Business Administration loan process, and Small Business Innovative Research.
10. Continually conduct needs assessments of district businesses through various methods including focus groups, informational seminars, surveys and field research; synthesize and re-evaluate strategic planning; support market-driven approach.
11. Perform related duties as assigned.


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