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Business Advisor - Part Time

Georgia Southern University
Georgia, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Mar 23, 2023

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Business Advisor - Part Time

Job ID: 254814
Location: Statesboro, Georgia
Full/Part Time: Part Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular

About Us

Join Our Team at Georgia Southern!

Georgia Southern is a dynamic university with three vibrant campuses in Hinesville, Savannah and Statesboro serving the communities in Southeast Georgia. As a Carnegie Doctoral/R2 institution, our world-class scholars instruct about 26,000 students in associate's, bachelor's, master's and doctoral level degree programs. Whether you are seeking the charm of a small town, the traditions of a historical/urban destination near the beach or supporting our military service members and their families, Georgia Southern offers its faculty and staff the best of all worlds!

Beyond an ideal location, there is a place for you to work in an exciting environment abounding with opportunities for personal and professional growth. We are steeped in tradition and devoted to academic distinction in teaching, scholarship and service. In 2018 Forbes Magazine listed Georgia Southern, along with 10 other Georgia companies or institutions, as one of America's Best Midsize Employers. Georgia Southern University is passionate about serving our region while preparing our students to be lifelong scholars, leaders, and responsible stewards of their communities and the world.


Statesboro Campus - Statesboro, GA

This position will report primarily to the Georgia Grown Innovation Center in Metter, GA.

Department Information

Business Innovation Group

Job Summary

The Georgia Grown Innovation Center Business Advisor is a public service position reporting to the Director of Business Incubation in the Business Innovation Group at Georgia Southern. The position will be responsible for one-on-one business consulting and group business training to new and existing agricultural and/or ag-related businesses from around the state. The Business Advisor will also be responsible for organizing and managing a mentoring network for the Innovation Incubators utilizing the technology of GENIE.

This position will report primarily to the Georgia Grown Innovation Center in Metter, GA.

This position is part-time 20-29 hours per week.

  • Meet with clients about business status. Make recommendations and educate clients in regard to feasibility, financial viability, operations management, legal structure, and business plans.
  • Direct clients to other appropriate resource partners for information and assistance.
  • Develop and deliver business training programs responsive to the business community's needs.
  • Document activities in the database to track progress.
  • Serve as an advocate of business development, expansion, and retention in the area.
  • Work collaboratively with private sector businesses and 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.

Required Qualifications

Educational Requirements
  • Bachelor's Degree in Business or related field or equivalent experience.

Preferred Qualifications

Preferred Educational Qualifications
  • Master's Degree in Business, MBA, or related experience

Preferred Experience
  • Five (5) or more years work related experience

Proposed Salary

$24.29 per hour

This is a non-exempt position paid on a biweekly basis.

Required Documents to Attach
  • Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • Two (2) Professional References

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

  • Consistently exhibit engaging customer service
  • Ability to work well in a diverse and inclusive environment through commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion
  • Proficiency with computer and Microsoft Office applications software including word processing, spreadsheets, and databases

  • Adhere to University policies and procedures to meet Institutional goals and support University's mission for student success

  • Effective communication (verbal and written), organizational and human relations skills

Apply Before Date

March 31, 2023

Application review may begin on February 20, 2023.

Contact Information

For more information or questions about a job posting, please contact the Department of Human Resources by phone at (912) 478-6947 or by email at

For technical support, please call the Shared Services Center at (877) 251-2644 or

Conditions of Employment

Offers of employment are contingent upon completion of background investigation including a criminal background check demonstrating your eligibility for employment with Georgia Southern University, as determined by Georgia Southern University in its sole discretion, confirmation of the credentials and employment history reflected in your application materials and, if applicable, a satisfactory credit check. Applicants may be subject to a pre-employment drug test.

Offers are made expressly subject to the applicable federal and state laws, to the statutes, rules and regulations of this institution and to the Bylaws and Policies of the Board of Regents (BOR) of the University System of Georgia (USG), which are available for your inspection upon request.

Legally authorized to work in the United States for the duration of employment without assistance from the University.

Must be able to perform duties and responsibilities with or without reasonable accommodation.

Georgia Southern University is a Tobacco and Smoke-Free Community.

Proof of valid driver's license upon hire and throughout employment.

Employment contingent on soft/grant funds.

Part-Time position (20-29 hours weekly)

Equal Employment Opportunity

Georgia Southern University provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, religion, age, veteran status, political affiliation, or disability. Individuals in need of reasonable accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act to participate in the search process should notify Human Resources: (912) 478-6947.

Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion

Believing that diversity, equity, and inclusion contribute to excellence in the workplace and to the quality of the University's academic environment, Georgia Southern University is committed to recruiting and retaining diverse faculty and staff to support, promote, and serve a diverse student body and promote Inclusive Excellence. Candidates from underrepresented groups, whose work furthers the institution's Inclusive Excellence goals, and who bring to campus varied life experiences, perspectives and backgrounds are especially encouraged to apply.

Other Information
  • Must be able to perform duties and responsibilities with or without reasonable accommodation.
  • Work generally performed in office environment
  • Travel is required to incubator locations in the region.
  • This position will be required to drive.

Background Check
  • Standard + Education & DMV

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