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Advisor, Small Business (Temporary)

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Advisor, Small Business (Temporary)

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POSITION TITLE: Advisor, Small Business (Temporary)
STATUS:tPart Time
DEPARTMENT: Entrepreneur & Business Center (EBC) tt
DIVISION: Academic Affairs
UNION: Non-Union
REPORTS TO: Manager, Entrepreneur & Business Center
PLACEMENT: Professional Staff Grade H08
MINIMUM PAY RATE:t$25.29 per hour

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The student population at the college is diverse in ethnicity, gender, language, age and background. Joliet Junior College is an AA/EO employer and strongly encourages applications from candidates who would enhance the diversity of its staff.

This position meets with small business owners and prospective owners. Gathers and analyzes information to formulate specific recommendations, which would enhance the success of client’s businesses; prepares written summaries of information, analysis and recommended actions. Conducts training and workshops on small business planning and operations. Tracks and reports on the progress of clients; promotes the start-up, growth and expansions of small businesses. Represents the college at community meetings as requested. Entrepreneurial self-motivated, performance driven, customer focused, and learner centered attitude with ability to “sell” and negotiate helps to achieve mutual goals.

1. Provide in-depth, high quality consultation assistance in areas including management, marketing, finance and accounting, regulation and taxation, production and operations, office automation and computers, and other areas of assistance required to promote small business growth.
2. Develop and/or analyze business plans and loan structuring strategies. Establish and maintain a referral network of recognized professionals in these areas for follow-up assistance by clients.
3. Design and implement the technology transfer services component of the Entrepreneur & Business Center. Facilitate linkages and establish referral processes with technology commercialization service providers.
4. Serve as the liaison to financial institutions, economic development groups, other lending sources, and chambers of commerce.
5. Develop training proposals; define deliverables and costs of deliverables; make presentations to company representatives. Oversee and/or monitor the development of training programs. Manage and/or advise on the contract negotiations with external consultants and trainers. Monitor the delivery of training; ensure adherence to the high standards of instructional quality; serve as the liaison for the company and the trainees.
6. Conduct and/or facilitate workshops and coordinate other entrepreneurial activities.
7. Develop and maintain client control records and management information system (Soft Share and Center Connect) in accordance with policies and procedures.
8. Provide technical assistance in alternative business financing such as Community Development Corporations and revolving loan funds.
9. Provide technical assistance on state and federal initiatives such as modernization, Small Business Administration loan process, and Small Business Innovative Research.
10. Continually conduct needs assessments of district businesses through various methods including focus groups, informational seminars, surveys and field research; synthesize and re-evaluate strategic planning; support market-driven approach.
11. Perform related duties as assigned.

1. Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Accounting, Business or related area.
2. Three (3) years of experience in banking, loan management or related field.
3. Knowledge of training and development, adult learning, and curriculum design.
4. Demonstrated experience in sales, writing contracts, and negotiation skill.
5. Strong organizational and project management skills with the ability to coordinate multi-dimensional activities simultaneously; strong marketing orientation. Experience with marketing venues including web-based tools.
6. Excellent oral, written and interpersonal communication skills. Good platform and instructional skills.
7. Ability to work well with clients and business customers; must be entrepreneurial, bottom line performance driven, customer focused, and learner centered; able to “sell” and negotiate to achieve mutual goals.
8. Ability to establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with other members of the college and community, displaying cultural competence as well as emotional intelligence.
9. Demonstrated commitment to the college’s core values of respect and inclusion, sustainability, integrity, collaboration, humor and well-being, innovation and quality.

1. Master’s degree in Finance, Accounting, Business or related area.
2. Experience in writing business plans and/or marketing plans.
3. English and Spanish verbal and written communication proficiency.
4. Demonstrated multicultural competence.

1. Normal office physical demands.
2. Evening and/or weekends commensurate with demand.
3. Access to transportation for local travel required.
4. Ability to travel between campus locations and to and from community events.

1. Duties are performed indoors in the usual office environment.

• Resume
• A cover letter with your interest in being considered for the position.
• Unofficial Transcripts (must be included)

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Part time

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