Business Consultant Gwinnett

Employer
University of Georgia
Location
Georgia, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Sep 2, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Business & Management, Business Administration, Management, Other Business & Management, Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Other Business & Administrative Affairs, Community Relations & Institutional Outreach
Employment Type
Full Time

Position Summary

The University of Georgia Small Business Development Center, Gwinnett office, seeks an experienced management professional with strong business skills to serve the area as a business consultant.

A Small Business Development Center ( SBDC ) Business Consultant is a public service faculty position responsible for providing counseling and delivering programs to individuals, businesses, communities, organizations, and other public agencies in their assigned geographic territory. This charge requires a broad base of business knowledge, excellent analytical skills, and effective management of multiple projects simultaneously. This position is located in Lawrenceville, Georgia. Multi-county travel is required.

Join an environment that has been named by Georgia Trend as a “Best Place to Work”. Our team consists of a well-respected and collaborative group of professionals committed to using their areas of expertise to enhance the economic well-being of the small business community. As a trusted Business Consultant, you will enjoy applying your knowledge to help small business clients reach their goals by providing a wide range of educational and consulting services. We are looking for trusted consultants who have a passion to serve and a desire to make a positive impact in the small business community.

Salary is $80,000 and an excellent benefits package including a defined benefits retirement plan. This position is in Lawrenceville, GA.

Special Instructions to Applicants

The cover letter should address the following: Our employees say empathy—an understanding of and service to others—is important in their role at the SBDC . In your letter, please describe instances where empathy is evidenced in your work or elsewhere and discuss why you are interested in supporting the mission and culture of our organization.

Posting Details

Posting Number

F1358P

Working Title

Business Consultant Gwinnett

Department

PSO-Small Business Dev Center

About the University of Georgia

Since our founding in 1785, the University of Georgia has operated as Georgia’s oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified institution of higher education ( https://www.uga.edu/ ). The proof is in our more than 235 years of academic and professional achievements and our continual commitment to higher education. UGA is currently ranked among the top 20 public universities in U.S. News & World Report. The University’s main campus is located in Athens, approximately 65 miles northeast of Atlanta, with extended campuses in Atlanta, Griffin, Gwinnett, and Tifton. UGA employs approximately 1,800 full-time instructional faculty and more than 7,700 full-time staff. The University’s enrollment exceeds 40,000 students including over 30,000 undergraduates and over 10,000 graduate and professional students. Academic programs reside in 18 schools and colleges, as well as a medical partnership with Augusta University housed on the UGA Health Sciences Campus in Athens.

About the College/Unit/Department

College/Unit/Department website

Posting Type

External

Retirement Plan

Employment Type

Employee

Benefits Eligibility

Benefits Eligible

Underutilization

Advertised Salary

Anticipated Start Date

11/01/2022

Effective End Date (for Limited-Term postings)

Job Posting Date

09/02/2022

Job Closing Date

Open until filled

Yes

Location of Vacancy

Gwinnett County

EEO Statement

The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, genetic information, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status. Persons needing accommodations or assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact Central HR (hrweb@uga.edu).

Position Details

Position Information

Classification Title

Public Service Professional AC

FLSA

Faculty Rank

Open Rank

Contract Type

Fiscal (12 mo.)

Tenure Status

Non-Tenure Track

Minimum Qualifications

A bachelor’s degree in business or a related field is required.

Additional Requirements

See the University of Georgia Guidelines for Appointments and Promotions for Public Service and Outreach Academic Rank for information regarding the Public Service Faculty ranks.

Progression towards earning an advanced degree is expected while in a provisional faculty position. When a public service professional receives an advanced degree, recommendation for a public service faculty appointment can be initiated according to the public service faculty appointment process (see “Appointment and Promotion upon Receiving an Advanced Degree” on page 16 of the Guidelines ).

Relevant/Preferred Education, Experience, Licensure, and/or Certification

Master’s in Business or Related Field

Preferred Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies

Applicants must have a good working knowledge of all business functions, including: financial analysis, business research, marketing, and accounting. Knowledge of the area economic development community, prior banking or accounting background and the ability to network is a plus. Knowledge of University and SBDC programs and operating philosophy and/or relevant management background preferred.

Physical Demands

Is this a Position of Trust?

No

Does this position have operation, access, or control of financial resources?

No

Does this position require a P-Card?

No

Is having a P-Card an essential function of this position?

No

Is driving a responsibility of this position?

Yes

Does this position have direct interaction or care of children under the age of 18 or direct patient care?

No

Does this position have Security Access (e.g., public safety, IT security, personnel records, patient records, or access to chemicals and medications)

No

Credit and P-Card policy

Be advised a credit check will be required for all positions with financial responsibilities. For additional information about the credit check criteria, visit the UGA Credit Background Check website.

Duties/Responsibilities

Duties/Responsibilities

Provide high quality individual instruction to entrepreneurs, business owners, and business managers. Analyze situations, make recommendations, and educate clients with regard to business plans, market feasibility, financial viability, operations management, and legal structures, to name but a few topics. Maintain an appropriate level and mix of clients as noted by annual goals and strategic plan objectives.

Percentage Of Time

Duties/Responsibilities

Develop and deliver high quality business training programs that are responsive to the needs of the business community served. Generate curricula for business programs, seminars, conferences, etc. for the local business interests.

Percentage Of Time

Duties/Responsibilities

Determine and initiate, topics, agendas, instructors, instructional materials, location, time and other resources required. Create and produce instructional materials. Serve as an instructor of business training programs and secure qualified outside instructors, as needed. Effectively market business training programs within assigned communities, so as to meet annual goals.

Percentage Of Time

Duties/Responsibilities

In addition to maintaining a broad base of business knowledge, develop specific and relevant area(s) of expertise within the arena of business development. Apply this knowledge through development and delivery of new training programs, consulting tools, research projects, co-consulting and/or other impact measures.

Percentage Of Time

Duties/Responsibilities

Direct clients to other appropriate sources of business information and assistance. Disseminate pertinent information to the business community via various media.

Percentage Of Time

Duties/Responsibilities

Serve as an advocate of business development, expansion and retention in the area, thereby becoming a visible leader in the local business community. Work collaboratively with private-sector businesses, other economic development assistance units of the University System, and other units of State Government to further the economic well-being of Georgia’s citizens.

Percentage Of Time

Duties/Responsibilities

Engage in public relations activities such as, speeches, presentations, active committee participation, and direct discussions. Relevant audiences include bankers, colleges and universities, chambers of commerce, economic development authorities, downtown development organizations, government agencies, local political offices, civic organizations, local media and potential program sponsors.

Percentage Of Time

Duties/Responsibilities

Assist in the continued development, implementation, and updating of the organization’s strategic plan. Ensure that organizational goals and objectives are accomplished in a timely and thorough manner. Work with colleagues to develop and deploy annual action and marketing plans that align with the organizational strategic plan, are tailored to meeting the specific small business needs within the assigned geography, and capitalize on the skills of SBDC personnel. Prepare and execute individual work plans, including professional development initiatives, which align with area office objectives.

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Duties/Responsibilities

Support organizational improvement efforts through active involvement with internal committees, center reviews, special projects, and various assessments as directed by the state office.

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Duties/Responsibilities

Actively participate in the development and execution of sponsorship acquisition strategies in support of area office and state goals. Initiate co-sponsorship of programs with private businesses, economic development organizations, and other government entities. Seek and apply for grants relevant to entrepreneurship and business development.

Percentage Of Time

Duties/Responsibilities

Document activities via electronic information system (Unity) in a timely, accurate, and comprehensive manner. Maintain client files as per SBA and SBDC guidelines. Provide impact information for required SBA reporting including but not limited to success stories.

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Duties/Responsibilities

Perform all responsibilities efficiently and effectively within assigned area office. Ensure that administrative policies are followed, that programs are innovative and responsive, and that top quality services are delivered. Utilize client and management feedback in striving for continuous improvement. Maintain positive, professional relations with other institutions. Perform all responsibilities efficiently and effectively within assigned area office. Ensure that administrative policies are followed, that programs are innovative and responsive, and that top quality services are delivered. Utilize client and management feedback in striving for continuous improvement. Maintain positive, professional relations with other institutions. Represent the Area Director when required.

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Required Documents
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  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents

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