ASBTDC Regional Office Director

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Posting Number NC00137P Quick Link for Position Working Title ASBTDC Regional Office Director Position Number 21-21-0038 Department College of Business - Dean's Office About the University

For more than 6,000 students each semester, the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith offers a dynamic and diverse learning community with a student-centered approach focused on the success of the individual. Small class sizes combine with innovative, hands-on learning and research experiences alongside expert faculty to ensure students receive a future-focused education at the most affordable tuition rate in the state. The university has undergone significant changes since its founding in 1928 and now offers 51 bachelor’s and associate degrees, two master’s degrees, and 36 certificate programs, all aimed at preparing students for success in the global workforce. UAFS is one of 21 academic institutions and affiliates governed by the University of Arkansas System.

The second-largest city in the state, Fort Smith is located on the Arkansas-Oklahoma border in the heart of the Arkansas River Valley. Established in 1817 as a frontier military post, Fort Smith is now a vibrant and growing city featuring a variety of cultural activities and entertainment options, including a thriving downtown arts and entertainment district. Outdoors enthusiasts will appreciate the Natural State’s plentiful trails, mountains, forests, parks, and waterways, both within city limits and throughout the surrounding area. The city is also within easy driving distance of Tulsa, Kansas City, Dallas, Oklahoma City, Little Rock, and Memphis.

The UAFS campus is comprised of 77 buildings and facilities located on 170 beautifully manicured acres and crowned with the Donald W. Reynolds Campus Plaza, Tower, and Campus Green. Students who choose to live on campus may do so in one of two residence hall complexes, complete with a full-service dining center, or the on-campus apartment complex for married students and upperclassmen. Campus involvement is encouraged by participation in more than 100 registered student organizations, which includes academic societies, a dynamic Greek life system, intramural sports, and cultural/special interest groups. The UAFS Lions compete in NCAA Division II Lonestar Conference in men’s baseball, women’s volleyball, and men’s and women’s basketball, golf, cross country, and tennis.

About the College / Department

The College of Business is accredited by AACSB and offers a Bachelor of Business Administration Degree with concentrations in Core, Professional and Public Accounting, Business Economics, Consumer Marketing, Corporate Finance, Digital Marketing, Human Resource Management, International Management, Investments, Management, and Small Enterprise Management. Students may earn corresponding Certificates of Proficiency in most concentrations in order to demonstrate their skills and workplace competencies, and an online completion option is available.
Focused on transforming students into career-ready business professionals who add value to their workplace and communities, the College offers real-world leadership development. Embedded into the curriculum are research projects, internships, and a myriad of co-curricular opportunities including Beta Alpha Psi, Hembree Student Investment Fund, and First Bank Corporation Collegiate Ambassador Board. Through a partnership with the UAFS Babb Center for Student Professional Development, students can actualize their personal and professional potential through career exploration and readiness workshops as well as networking and mentoring with employers.

Position Summary

Responsible for all aspects of Regional Office operations. Works closely with the ASBTDC State Director, UALR lead center management team and UAFS staff, students, and faculty. This position reports to the Dean of the College of Business.

Summary of Job Duties

•Provide management assistance, technical advice, and problem solving help with financial analysis and budgeting, marketing, business planning and modeling, loan proposal development; and conducting business and market research.
•Responsible for financial and programmatic management of the Regional Office under terms and conditions imposed by the SBA federal awards, contract/memorandum of agreement with UALR Lead Center, OMB Circulars, federal regulations, ASBTDC Policies and Procedures Manual.
•Responsible for Regional Office budget; management of accounts including grant, match, and program income accounts; approval of quarterly expenditure reporting.
•Responsible for fulfilling reporting requirements, participation in all programmatic and financial reviews, accreditation review, network strategic planning.
•Responsible for achieving Regional Office performance measures, ratings and response rates on impact surveys, client satisfaction surveys and event evaluations.
•Develop and implement entrepreneurial programming and events.
•Conduct outreach within business community and work with lenders to generate consulting referrals.
•Participate in implementation of ASBTDC Marketing Plan.
•Facilitate student engagement in entrepreneurial activities through experiential learning activities.
•Communicate with the Dean of the College of Business on a regular basis.
•Attendance and participation in all faculty, staff, and University meetings/events as required.
•Maintains strong working relationship with faculty and staff.
•Earn specific certifications in support of ASBTDC strategic initiatives such as Export Counselor Certification and Economic Development Finance Professional Certification.
•Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

•Bachelor’s degree with significant course work in business.
•Direct experience with business planning, marketing, and financial management.
•Experience preparing, understanding, and analyzing financial statements.

Please ensure that all relevant application materials include details addressing the minimum qualifications. Applicants not meeting the minimum qualifications will be disqualified from consideration.

License(s)/Certifications Preferred Qualifications

•MBA or Master’s degree in business-related discipline.
•Experience as a small business owner; experience preparing loan proposals for financial institutions.
•Experience managing federal grants.
•Experience working with programs designed to assist small businesses at the federal, state, and local levels.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

To perform the job successfully, the following competencies are required for the essential functions of this position:
•High energy, affable, creative, passionate (and compassionate) about entrepreneurship
•Self-starting, proactive, and able to carry out tasks independently
•Business background (preferably in starting and/or operating a small business)
•Ability to develop, coordinate, and teach seminars
•Ability to manage a grant and budget
•Able to communicate effectively with a diverse population (entrepreneurs, business owners, practitioners, faculty, staff, and students)
•Willingness to participate in local activities within UAFS and the business community
•Superior leadership and managerial skills
•Organized and focused on detail
•Excellent oral and written communication skills
•Strong computer skills

Special Job Dimensions

Work performed primarily in an office/classroom setting. Must have own transportation and possess valid driver’s license as well as meet state requirements for operating vehicles on state business. While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly exhibits digital dexterity when entering data into computer. Required abilities include walking, standing, and sitting for extended periods. Visual demands include close, relatively detailed vision when focusing on a computer screen. Employee regularly talks and hears. Employee occasionally lifts items up to 10 pounds.

Work Schedule

Routine office hours 8:00 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday as well as evening/weekend work and overnight/out-of-state travel as needed.

Salary Low to Mid 50's, Commensurate with education and experience Benefits

Competitive benefits package.

Background Check / Pre-Employment Screening

This position may be subject to a pre-employment criminal background check, sex offender registry check, financial history background check, and/or drug screening. A criminal conviction or arrest pending adjudication and/or adverse financial history alone shall not disqualify an applicant in the absence of a relationship to the requirements of the position. Background checks and drug screening information will be used in a confidential, non- discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law.

Does this position require a background check? Criminal Background Check, Financial History Background Check, and Motor Vehicle Registry (MVR) Check
Open Date 01/22/2021 Close Date Open Until Filled Yes Special Instructions to Applicants

Review of applicants will begin immediately.

Anticipated start date EEO Statement

The University of Arkansas – Fort Smith is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution, dedicated to attracting and supporting diverse student, faculty, and staff populations. The University welcomes applications without regard to race, religion, color, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, and sexual orientation), parental status, national origin, age, disability, family medical history or genetic information, political affiliation, military service, or other non-merit based factors. Persons must have proof of legal authority to work in the United States on the first day of employment. All applicant information is subject to public disclosure under the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act.

UA Fort Smith provides equal employment, admission, and educational opportunities without regard to race, color, gender, age, national origin, religion, disability, veterans’ status, sexual orientation, or gender identify. The University abides by all applicable employment laws.

As an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, the University is committed to provide equal employment opportunities for all applicants and employees with regard to recruitment, hiring, transfer, promotion, compensation, training, fringe benefits and all other aspects of employment.

Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Unofficial College Transcripts
Optional Documents
  1. Unofficial College Transcripts - Additional 1
  2. Additional Document
  3. Proof of Veteran Status
Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you understand that failure to complete the Employment History section of the application will result in automatic elimination?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Did you complete the Employment History section of the application?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Do you understand that failure to upload your unofficial transcript(s) may result in an incomplete application packet?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * Did you upload your unofficial transcript(s)?
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  5. * Have you ever been fired or asked to resign from a job?
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  6. If yes, please describe.

    (Open Ended Question)

  7. * How did you learn of this employment opportunity?

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