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Business Advisor/Trainer - Veterans Business Outreach Center (Charleston)

The Citadel
South Carolina, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Apr 10, 2023

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Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Financial Affairs
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Business Advisor/Trainer - Veterans Business Outreach Center (Charleston)

Job no: 496358
Work type: Full Time Permanent - Staff, Grant employee
Location: Charleston
Categories: Baker School of Business, Student Affairs
Salary: $45,000 - $50,000
Payscale: Band 5

Job Responsibilities:

The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina is excited to be seeking a full-time, grant funded Business Advisor/Trainer for the Veterans Business Outreach Center (VBOCs). This role will provide; training, outreach, and counseling for veterans, transitioning service members, and their spouses looking to start or grow a small business. The Business Advisor/Trainer responsibilities will include:
  • Planning, coordinating, and delivering Boots to Business Training at Air Force Bases in the designated territory. Training local SBA resource partners to help deliver Boots to Business curriculum
  • Developing effective public-private partnerships that support veteran and military spouse entrepreneurship. Working to deepen the credibility and awareness of the services available to veterans and their spouses.
  • Taking client service calls. Performing client intake and needs assessment in preparation for individualized counseling sessions.
  • Tracking client training, outreach and counseling progress in the CRM system. Answering fundamental and complex business-related questions.
  • Connecting clients with the resources and relationships they need to be successful in their entrepreneurial journey.
  • Serving as a backup to the VBOC Director for relevant projects and engagements as needed.

Minimum Qualifications:

A Bachelor's Degree in Business Management (or related field) or an equivalent combination of education and job-related experience The candidate must be based in the Charleston Area. Some travels in and out of state will be required therefore, a valid driving license is required with some work to be completed remotely. This role is Charleston-based; counselor would report to The Citadel's VBOC in person when needed.

Desirable/Preferred Qualifications

Status as a Veteran and/or Military Spouse. Previous experience starting, owning, operating and/or managing a business. Previous experience providing professional advising, consulting or training services. A deep understanding of veterans/military spouse backgrounds and the challenges faced during post-service transition. Training and facilitation skills, consulting and advising skills, and excellent personal effectiveness and time management skills. Working knowledge of the Spanish language: verbal, reading, and writing a plus.

Additional Information:

This position would start on or after 5/1/2023 pending the anticipated VBOC award.

In order to be considered for this position, you must submit the following documents directly in the online system, finish applying and receive a confirmation number the closing date:

1. Position Application on which you list all relevant experience.

2. A cover letter addressed to the "Search Committee" specifically describing how you meet the representative duties and desirable qualifications.

3. A current resume or curriculum vitae summarizing your educational background and experience.

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