Manager, Small Business Development Center

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Manager, Small Business Development Center

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POSITION TITLE: Manager, Small Business Development Center
STATUS: Full Time
DEPARTMENT: Small Business Development Center
DIVISION: Academic Affairs
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.

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.

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.

1. Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Accounting, Business or related area.
2. Five (5) years’ experience in small business management or business consulting experience.
3. Excellent oral, written and interpersonal communication skills. Good platform and instructional skills.
4. Knowledge of business consultation skills, manufacturing assessment, business plan development, loan packaging, technology transfer, manufacturing and management best policies, training, computer searches, market research, and referral agent services.
5. Ability to work well with clients and business customers; must be entrepreneurial, bottom line performance driven, customer focused, and learner centered; able to “sell” and negotiate to achieve mutual goals.
6. Highly proficient with Microsoft Office Suite

1. Master’s degree in Finance, Accounting, Business or related area.
2. Experience in writing business plans and/or marketing plans.
3. Small business owner.

1. Normal office physical demands.
2. Evening and/or weekends commensurate with demand.
3. Access to transportation for local travel required.
4. Ability to travel between campus locations and to and from community events.

1. Duties are performed indoors in the usual office environment.

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Full time

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