Regional Director, San Diego Small Business Development Center Network

Southwestern College
California, United States
Salary Not specified
Jul 08, 2021
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Regional Director, San Diego Small Business Development Center Network

Southwestern College

Work Site: 880 National City Blvd, National City, CA 91950

Department: Higher Education Center at National City & Crown Cove Aquatic Center

District Values
Incumbents in District positions are expected to exhibit an equity-minded focus, responsiveness, and sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, and employees, including those with physical or learning disabilities, and successfully foster and support an inclusive educational and employment environment.


Under administrative direction, plans, organizes, oversees, coordinates, reviews, and provides leadership for the operations of the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Network, including developing and managing strategic partnerships, securing program funding from state, federal, private, and corporate partners, developing policies and guidelines for the Network that comply with all SBDC and federal laws, regulations, requirements, accreditation, and audit standards; provides highly responsible and complex professional assistance in areas assigned; and performs related work as required. REPRESENTATIVE DUTIES:
  1. Assumes full management responsibility for SBDC Network services; directs and monitors program activities to deliver effective services to the small business community.
  2. Manages, develops, and implements goals, objectives, policies, procedures, and priorities for SBDC Network programs and functions.
  3. Selects, trains, motivates, and directs department personnel; evaluates and reviews work for acceptability and conformance with department standards, including program and project priorities and performance evaluations; works with employees on performance issues; recommends discipline and termination procedures; responds to staff questions and concerns; provides leadership and participates in programs and activities that promote a positive employee team and work environment.
  4. Establishes strategic partnerships to support the growth and development of the SBDC Network; secures funding and administers contracts from State and Federal funding partners, private foundations, corporate sponsorships and other appropriate partners; ensures compliance with federal and state funding regulations.
  5. Prepares for and maintains Association of SBDC accreditation per program requirements; oversees and manages all Small Business Association (SBA), grant and District reporting requirements; monitors sub-recipients and satellite offices for their compliance; develops and oversees implementation of Network's professional development plan.
  6. Develops and directs staff in managing SBDC performance benchmarks and standards; monitors and analyzes network performance in order to increase network productivity and efficiency; translates performance findings into priorities for strategic planning, network operational policy development, improvement and innovation; works to align the SBDC Network strategic plan with Southwestern College Strategic plan and college initiatives.
  7. Assures compliance with regulations and agreements including the US Small Business Administration (SBA) Cooperative Agreements, Office of management and Budget circulars, public agency contracts, Southwestern College agreements and internal program procedures; makes decisions commensurate with corresponding law and policies.
  8. Develops collaborative working relationships with California SBDC Regional Leads, state agencies, legislators, and other relevant government agencies, public and private entities; actively manages and motivates network SBDC directors, host institutions and representatives; delivers public program updates to the above stakeholders and partners.
  9. Performs related duties as assigned.

Knowledge and Abilities:
  • Operations, services, activities, and performance standards of the Small Business Development Center Network.
  • Administrative principles and practices, including goal setting, budget development, program development, implementation, and evaluation.
  • Principles and practices of fiscal management and strategic planning.
  • Pertinent federal and state laws, codes, and regulations, including those related to small business in California, international trade regulations, and grant-funded programs.
  • Principles and practices in grant proposal and development.
  • Principles and practices of marketing.
  • Principles and practices of employee supervision, including work planning, assignment, review, and evaluation, and the training of staff in work methods and procedures.
  • Technical, legal, financial, and public relations issues associated with the management of District functions and programs.
  • Modern office practices, procedures, technology, and computer equipment and applications, including word processing, database, and spreadsheet applications.
  • The structure and content of the English language, including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
  • Contemporary issues of inclusion, social justice, diversity, access, and equity as related to higher education.
  • Methods and techniques for the development of presentations, business correspondence, research, and reporting, and information distribution.
  • Techniques for providing a high level of customer service by effectively interacting with students, staff, faculty, representatives of outside organizations, and members of the public, including individuals of diverse academic, socioeconomic, ethnic, religious, and cultural backgrounds, physical ability, and sexual orientation.

  • Demonstrate sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, physical ability, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students.
  • Effectively lead employees and teams with a collaborative style in a collegial and participatory governance environment.
  • Develop, implement, and evaluate Network programs and services.
  • Utilize data and assessment outcomes to make improvements for programs and services.
  • Counsel, direct, and facilitate professional development of employees.
  • Develop and monitor budgets and effectively utilize resources.
  • Use independent judgment in the interpretation and application of rules, regulations, policies, and procedures.
  • Manage federal programs, including those funded by the Small Business Association (SBA).
  • Provide leadership and work collaboratively and productively with all stakeholders, including faculty, students, administrators, support staff, unions, and the community.
  • Understand, interpret, and apply all pertinent laws, codes, regulations, policies and procedures, and standards relevant to work performed.
  • Prepare clear and concise reports, correspondence, policies, procedures, and other written materials.
  • Effectively manage priorities in complex and diverse operational units.
  • Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing, using appropriate English grammar and syntax.
  • Use tact, initiative, prudence, ethics, and independent judgment within general policy, procedural, and legal guidelines.
  • Establish, maintain, and foster positive and effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.

Education and Experience:
Equivalent to graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with major coursework in business administration or a related field, AND Five (5) years of experience managing programs in small business, international trade, or economic development, including experience with grant writing, managing, and reporting.

Minimum Qualifications: (Faculty and Academic Administrator Positions Only)

Desirable Qualifications:
A master’s degree in business administration is desired.

Range 46, Steps 1-5, $11,423.58-$13,886.33. An excellent benefits package which includes medical, vision, dental, retirement, vacation, generous sick leave package, and life insurance is available for the employee and eligible dependents. This position is a classified exempt position in accordance with the Fair Labor Standard Act and California Education Code Section 88020. The employee holding this position is not eligible for overtime compensation.

Start Date

As soon as the successful candidate is identified and following the subsequent governing board approval.

Screening Deadline
All application materials must be received on-line at Position is open until filled. Applications received by the first screening deadline of  11:59 p.m. on Friday, July 30, 2021 are guaranteed to be reviewed by the selection committee. Any application received after the deadline is not guaranteed a review.

Work Schedule:
Monday-Friday: 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. (Approximately). Work schedule may be adjusted to include evening and weekend hours to meet the needs of the program.Successful candidate may be assigned to any of the campus sites (Chula Vista, National City, Otay Mesa, and/or San Ysidro).

Additional Information:
We regret we are unable to accept faxed, e-mailed, mailed, or hand delivered application materials. Only complete application materials submitted through SWC online system will be accepted. To complete and submit your application for this position, please visit our online employment website at All required information must be submitted online before the review date and time indicated on the job posting.

A confirmation number will be assigned if your application packet has been successfully submitted. Assistance with the online application process is available through the Human Resources Office at 900 Otay Lakes Road, Chula Vista, CA 91910; telephone: (619) 482-6395 or e-mail to

It is the sole responsibility of the applicant to ensure that all application materials are received by the review deadline date. A separate, complete application packet is required for each position for which you are applying for. All materials included in your application packet become District property, will not be returned, will not be copied, and will be considered for this opening only.

Candidates selected for employment with Southwestern Community College District must be fingerprinted by an electronic fingerprinting service (i.e. LiveScan) within 10 days of employment; provide clearance of tuberculosis (dated within the past 4 years and renewed every four years as a condition of continued employment) within 60 days of employment; provide proof of eligibility to work in the United States.

In addition to the above, for Faculty/Administrator positions (only), successful candidate must submit official (sealed) college transcripts confirming date degree conferred and/or a valid CA Community College Credential.

Reasonable accommodations will be provided to candidates with verified disabilities. Accommodation requests should be made at the time the interview appointment is scheduled.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer and in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, Southwestern Community College District will make reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities.

The Southwestern Community College District shall not discriminate against any person in employment or in any program affiliated with the District on the basis of age, ancestry, color, ethnic group identification, national origin, religion, race, sex, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, veteran status, or on the basis of these perceived characteristics, or based on association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics.

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