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Business Counselor II - (STA007890)

University of Houston
Texas, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Aug 18, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Business & Management, Business Administration, Management, Other Business & Management, Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Business & Administrative Support, Other Business & Administrative Affairs
Employment Type
Full Time
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Provides comprehensive business consulting services to small business owners on a wide range of topics. Support may be provided in assigned specialized area or areas.

  1. Consults with clients throughout the gulf coast region of Texas at the regional office, sub-center locations or through on-site visits.
  2. Assists clients in analyzing business strengths and weaknesses and developing strategies for improvement.
  3. Assesses client's management and technical education needs and recommends appropriate training classes.
  4. Develops and updates specialized training classes and materials for individual clients or groups; may conduct training seminars or presentations.,,,
  5. Participates in public relations activities; makes speeches and presentations; serves on various committees, etc.
  6. Remains informed on changes in laws and regulations applicable to area of specialization.
  7. May assist the director with a variety of administrative duties and responsibilities.
  8. May provide specialized support in one of the following areas: obtaining contracts with federal, state and local governments; enhancing product commercialization and technology; solicitation of financial support; entering or expanding into international trade.
  9. Performs other job-related duties as required.


Additional Job Posting Information:

-This position is headquartered in the Houston SBDC Office in the Galleria area.

-This position is responsible for providing professional business advising services to pre-venture, early stage and growth companies.

-Individual must have strong interpersonal skills as well as problem solving, decision making, project management, and time management skills.

-The successful candidate must have a clear understanding of business models to help clients in various stages of their business.

-Individual will provide comprehensive advising services in areas such as: financial modeling, financial analysis and budgeting, capital formation, marketing, market research, business plan development, strategic planning, human resources, and other business related areas.

-Initiates and maintains relationships with key stakeholders, to include SBA and its resource partners, lenders, economic development organizations, Chambers of Commerce and other community partners.

-This position will focus and assist targeted small businesses in accessing financing through a local capital partner as well as other funding sources for business expansion and growth.

-Will market to and work with clients to identify and match their capital needs often with traditional and non-traditional sources.

-Must be able to work independently. Bilingual in English and Spanish is preferred.

-Professional experience in a combination of business/economic development, finance, small business consulting, business management, banking, and/or small business ownership. MBA or Master's degree in a related field is preferred.

-Proficiency in Microsoft Office, PowerPoint and Excel is required.

-Frequent travel with the use of a personal vehicle is required. Out of town travel may be required periodically. The SBDC program is funded through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and the State of Texas. The continuation of all SBDC positions are contingent on the continuation of funding from both the SBA and the State of Texas at current levels.

Qualifications :

Bachelors and 5 years experience

Requires a thorough understanding of both theoretical and practical aspects of an analytical, technical or professional discipline; or the basic knowledge of more than one professional discipline. Knowledge of the discipline is normally obtained through a formal, directly job-related 4 year degree from a college or university or an equivalent in-depth specialized training program that is directly related to the type of work being performed. Requires a minimum of five (5) years of directly job-related experience.

Additional Job Posting Information:
-Department is willing to substitute experinece in lieu of education.
-Department is willing to substitute education in lieu of experience.

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