Business Consultant



Working Title: Business Consultant Official Title: Outreach Specialist Employment Class: Non-Instructional Academic Staff FTE: 0.75 Compensation: $52,500 - $62,500 (equivalent full time salary) FLSA Status: Exempt Terms of Employment: Annual, Fixed-term terminal Position Summary:

The SBDC represents a significant outreach effort, offering valuable expertise and resources to prospective entrepreneurs and small business owners located throughout a six (6) county region of east central Wisconsin. The Wisconsin SBDC Center at UW Oshkosh is part of a statewide network supporting entrepreneurs and small business owners through no-cost, confidential consulting and educational programs. Local SBDC experts facilitate improvement and growth for small and emerging mid-size companies and help launch successful enterprises.

This position is a part-time, calendar year academic staff position reporting to the SBDC Director Essential with additional reporting responsibilities to the UW System's Institute of Business &
Entrepreneurship. This position may need to supervise full-time or part-time staff, such as student workers, volunteers, or contracted staff, during the academic year and summer.

Responsibilities

60% Small Business Counseling
•Counsel business owners and prospective business owners with the purpose of assisting their enterprises to grow, expand and become more profitable. •Meet core Small Business Administration (SBA) metrics connected to counseling performance. •Assist the SBDC Director in overseeing the counseling activities as they deliver business counseling services to SBDC clients. •Provide one-on-one counseling to small business owners/managers and prospective entrepreneurs across a broad spectrum of business topics, including new product development, business planning, innovation/technology transfer, marketing, commercialization, financing and other topics. •Perform financial analysis of business records and provide instruction to business owners and pre-venture businesses and assist in acquisition financing. •Maintain confidentiality of client records and counseling sessions.

20% Maintain, Support and Develop External Contacts
•Develop productive working relationships with faculty and staff at UW- Oshkosh, UW-Green Bay, UW-Stevens Point, and UW Extension; with leaders and members of business and professional organizations; and with other SBDC directors throughout Wisconsin. •Build and support relationships with economic development agencies throughout the Small Business Development Center's territory. •May serve as the SBDC spokesperson to some groups and participate in and/or lead one or more internal and external professional advisory groups.

10% Program Management and Event Coordination
•Create and manage entrepreneurial based non-credit programming, including seminars, as needed relating to accounting, business startups, business planning, marketing, human resource issues, and other business related topics. •Conduct needs assessments and market research, program planning and development, instructor recruitment and coaching, contract negotiation, Memoranda of Understanding development, budgeting, reporting, on-site coordination of programs and program evaluation. •Develop programs which meet the needs of small business in order to coordinate preparation of instructional materials for participants; communication with guest speakers, potential partners, and program participants regarding program content and event logistics; provide logistical and follow-up support for events.

10% Other Duties and Responsibilities as Assigned by the SBDC Director
•Participate in all internal meetings and other meetings and/or training through UW Oshkosh and the UW System as requested . •Represent SBDC and UW-Oshkosh through external meetings and serve on campus-wide committees and external initiatives as appointed. •Provide consistent and valuable input into administrative processes and procedures, resource application, staff utilization and training, and other operational areas. •Assist in employee training and orientation within the SBDC, as requested. •Participate in regional and national networks on planning and program development as necessary. •Other duties as assigned by the supervisor.
Qualifications Required:

•Bachelor's degree
•Excellent written and oral communication skills are required .
•Demonstrated strong business acumen and business strategy knowledge.
•Ability to coach and provide training to clients using effective interpersonal communication.
•Excellent customer service skills.
•Ability to remain adaptable and flexible to different situations and changes.
•Ability to work effectively under pressure.
•Ability to learn new systems, software, and processes quickly.
•Ability to work effectively and collaboratively with diverse groups and individuals.
•Ability to problem-solve effectively.
•Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion

Preferred:

•Bachelor's degree in a business related-field
•Masters degree preferred, especially in a business related filed.
•Experience in owning and/or managing a small business or working with small businesses and entrepreneurs is desirable.
•Financial institution and/or product commercialization experience is desirable.

To Apply:

Applicants must submit the following documents using the online application:

Cover letter, resume and three (3) professional references.

For questions regarding your application and additional options to apply, contact Human Resources at recruitment@uwosh.edu or 920-424-1166.

The University of Wisconsin System is engaged in a Title and Total Compensation (TTC) project to redesign job titles and compensation structures. As a result of the TTC project, official job titles on current job postings may change in 2021. Job duties and responsibilities will remain the same. For more information please visit: wisconsin.edu/ohrwd/title-and-total-compensation-study/ .

Application Deadline:

TO ENSURE CONSIDERATION: Applications received by January 15, 2021, are ensured full consideration. Applications received after that date may be given consideration at the discretion of the search committee. Application materials will be evaluated and the most qualified applicants will be invited to participate in the next step of the selection process. Incomplete and/or late application materials may not receive consideration.

If you have questions regarding this recruitment, or if you are not able to complete the application online due to a disability or system problem, please contact the Office of Human Resources.

Legal Notices:

AA/EO Statement
The University of Wisconsin Oshkosh (UWO) is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to assembling a diverse, broadly trained faculty and staff. We strongly encourage women, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans to apply. UWO, in compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, or protected veteran status.

DEI Statement
Diversity drives innovation, creativity, and progress. At the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, the culture, identities, life experiences, unique abilities, and talents of every individual contribute to the foundation of our success. Creating and maintaining an inclusive and equitable environment is of paramount importance to us. This pursuit prepares all of us to be global citizens who will contribute to the betterment of the world. We are committed to a university culture that provides everyone with the opportunity to thrive.

Reasonable Accommodations
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Confidentiality of Applicant Materials
UWO is a State agency and subject to Wisconsin's Open Records Law. UWO will not, however, reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing except as may be required by Wisconsin's Open Records law. In certain circumstances, the identities of "final candidates" and/or the identity of the appointed applicant must be revealed upon request.

CBC & Reference Check Policy
All candidates for employment are subject to a pre-employment screening which includes a criminal background check, work authorization, and verification of education. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.

Work Authorization
The University of Wisconsin Oshkosh does not offer H-1B or other work authorization visa sponsorship for this position. Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States at the time of hire and maintain work authorization throughout the employment term.

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