SBTDC Business Counselor

University of North Carolina, Wilmington
North Carolina, United States
Salary Not Specified
Jun 09, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time

Posting Details

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Position Title

University Program Specialist

Working Title

SBTDC Business Counselor

Competency Level



SBTDC - 31291

Primary Purpose of Organizational Unit

The North Carolina Small Business & Technology Development Center ( SBTDC ) is an inter-institutional program within the University of North Carolina. The SBTDC is committed to providing knowledge, education, and other supportive resources that enable existing small and mid-sized businesses, emerging entrepreneurs, and local/state leaders to innovate and succeed. Through the experience and skill of SBTDC staff across a statewide network of 16 university-affiliated offices, the SBTDC is able to reach and serve a diverse client base and quickly support changing needs. SBTDC connectivity within the University System allows access to faculty, staff, graduate student teams, and interns for client-centered projects.


Cameron School Business - 31200 College

College/School Information

University Information

The University of North Carolina Wilmington, the state’s coastal university, is dedicated to the integration of teaching, mentoring, research and service. Widely acknowledged for its world-class faculty and staff and continuously recognized at a national level for scholarly excellence and affordability, UNCW offers a powerful academic experience that stimulates creative inquiry and critical thinking and a community rich in diversity, inclusion and global perspectives.

A public institution with nearly 18,000 students, UNCW offers a full range of baccalaureate- and graduate-level programs, as well as doctoral degrees in educational leadership, marine biology, nursing practice and psychology; and many distance learning options, including clinical research, an accelerated RN-to- BSN program, an Executive M.B.A. program structured for working professionals, and the nation’s only bachelor’s degree program focused on coastal engineering.

The university’s efforts to advance research and scholarly activities have earned UNCW the elevated designation of “Doctoral Universities: High Research Activity” institution (R2 University) by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education.

UNCW has been part of the University of North Carolina System since 1969.

Location of Workplace

Main UNCW Campus

Brief Summary of Work for this Position

The North Carolina Small Business & Technology Development Center ( SBTDC ) Business Counselor counsels, researches, trains, and provides technical assistance services to small business owners, inventors, and those planning to start a new business. This position provides a broad range of advice and assistance for leveraging and supervising other staff and volunteer resources. The counselor provides business counseling, advice, and teaching outreach seminars on feasibility assessment, business plan development, marketing advice, financial analysis, loan package preparation, personnel, accounting, human resources, purchasing, research, and development. The position provides in-depth, confidential, individualized counseling and technical assistance to a sizable client group throughout the six county region served by the Southeastern Regional Center.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements

Bachelor’s degree and one year of experience related to the area of assignment; or equivalent combination of training and experience

All degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions,

Preferred education, professional skills and experience

Bachelor’s degree and seven years of experience related to the area of assignment; or equivalent combination of training and experience

Experience in small business management or small business lending

Required Certifications or licensure

Recruitment Range

$49,000 - $55,000


1.0 (40 hours per week)

Months Per Year

12 Months

Work Days

Monday - Friday (occasional weekend and nights)

Work Hours

8:00AM – 5:00PM

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Anticipated Ending Date if Time-Limited

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Posting Close Date


Special Notes to Applicants

PLEASE NOTE : This posting will close at 11:59PM (Eastern time) on the posted closing date. To receive full consideration, please be sure you have fully completed the entire application before you apply for this position. Failure to answer all required questions will cause the system to disqualify your application.

For more info/to apply visit Applications must be submitted through the online application system to be considered.

You will be required to attach a cover letter and resume to successfully apply for this position. To receive full consideration, please be sure you have completed the ‘Work History’ section of the application before you apply for this position.

This position is being recruited at the Journey level. If no applicants apply who meet the required competency and training & experience requirements, then management may consider other applicants. Salary would be determined based on competencies, equity, budget, and market considerations.

EEO Statement

At the University of North Carolina at Wilmington ( UNCW ), our culture reflects our values of inclusion, diversity, globalization, ethics and integrity and innovation and we are committed to providing equality of educational and employment opportunity for all persons without regard to race, sex (such as gender, gender identity, marital status, childbirth, and pregnancy), age, color, national origin (including ethnicity), religion, disability, sexual orientation, political affiliation, veteran status, military service member status, genetic information, or relationship to other university constituents – except where sex, age, or ability represent bona fide educational or occupational qualifications or where marital status is a statutorily established eligibility criterion for State funded employee benefit programs. UNCW believes that embracing the unique contributions of our faculty, staff and students is critical to our success and paramount in being recognized for our global mindset.

Eligibility for Employment

Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks. UNC Wilmington participates in E-Verify. Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States.

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Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. List of 3 Professional References
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