Manager, Small Business Development Center

Posting Date 03/29/2021 Closing Date 04/11/2021 Open Until Filled No Special Instructions to Applicants

This is a grant funded position and is based upon grant funding which is reviewed for renewal on a yearly basis

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


Application Procedures: “Apply to this Job at employment.jjc.edu”

Joliet Junior College provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regards to race, color, ancestry, national origin, gender, gender identity, marital status, sexual orientation, disability, religion, age, results of genetic testing, or service in the military. Equal employment opportunity applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leave of absence, compensation, and training.

If reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and/or to receive other benefits and privileges of employment, please email HR@jjc.edu or call (815) 280-6725.

Advertising Summary

Founded in 1901 as the nation’s first public community college, JJC’s dedication to student learning, community prosperity, and personal growth has influenced generations of students and community partners. Our six campuses and extension centers ensure accessibility and empower 30,000 students annually to improve their lives through the power of education.

Our commitment to our mission drives the change and innovation necessary to meet the evolving needs of our students, employees, and community. Our continued success is drawn from talented, diverse, and committed employees whose knowledge and passion for education create a thriving culture both in and out of the classroom.

JJC supports an inclusive and collaborative environment where everyone can learn, grow, and perform at their best. We invite you to apply your skills and experience in a way that supports excellence and rewards your contributions. Join our family and make JJC your first choice!

The college supports this commitment by providing full-time employees with a comprehensive benefits package for our full-time employees including:

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois (employee & family)


  • Medical

  • Dental

  • Vision


Flexible Spending Account

403(b) and 457(b) option for pre-tax retirement savings
Joliet Junior College Tuition Assistance (employee & family)
Long Term Disability



Life Insurance & a comprehensive leave plan including:


  • Federal holidays

  • Vacation

  • Personal

  • Sick
Job Details

POSITION TITLE : Manager, Small Business Development Center
STATUS : Full Time
DEPARTMENT : Small Business Development Center
DIVISION : Academic Affairs
CLASSIFICATION : Exempt
UNION : Professional Staff
REPORTS TO: Dean, Applied Arts, Workforce Education & Training
PLACEMENT : Professional Staff Grade S09
MINIMUM PAY RATE : $56,827 annually

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

POSITION SUMMARY
This position responsible for supporting the day-to-day management and operations of the Illinois Small Business Development Center at Joliet Junior College. The position will also provide relevant counseling and training to prospective and emerging entrepreneurs in all aspects of market feasibility, business development, and operations management. Acute attention is given to financial management and access to capital. New initiatives and programs are developed to better serve business development needs of clients.

ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES AND KEY RESPONSIBILITIES
1. Provide direct business advice and training to entrepreneurs and small business owners
2. Conduct and prepare financial analyses for small businesses, including financial projections
3. Manage information regarding lending requirements to advise clients regarding options
4. Help plan and coordinate programs and services consistent with the goals and objectives of the Illinois Small Business Development Center
5. Conduct needs assessments of businesses; re-evaluate strategic and log-term planning’ conceptualize market driven SBDC vision.
6. Develop workshop topics, organize and facilitate workshops, and identify subject matter experts
7. Manage marketing, outreach and recruitment for events and training sessions
8. Represent the SBDC at trade shows and access to capital events through networking, presentations, and public speaking
9. Provide leadership for a multi-diversified staff, including part-time instructors; delegate responsibility from a team orientation.
10. Administer yearly budgets; write grant proposals, maintain fiscal oversight; prepare all required reports, and pursue fundraising opportunities for the SBDC .
11. Design the overall marketing and community education strategy to promote the SBDC vision.
12. Perform outreach and maintains collaborative relationships with local financial institutions, relevant service providers, the local business community and other stakeholders in the community.
13. Represent the College and serve as its liaison.
14. Assume other duties as may be assigned.


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