The Consultant for the Manhattan Kansas Outreach Center ( MACC )
provides consulting services small businesses to support
entrepreneurs in their efforts to grow a business.
Essential Job Functions of Position
• Provide consulting services to small business owners and start-up
entrepreneurs for business planning, financial projections,
financial analysis, financing options, market research, marketing
strategies, technology development, and other small business
• Counsel clients to determine business start feasibility, job
creation potential, prospective increase in sales, and access to
capital in the MACC Outreach region.
• Develop, coordinate, and deliver small business seminars.
• Market and promote seminars, training programs, and other
services provided by Washburn’s Small Business Development Center (
SBDC ) that benefit NE Kansas communities within the service
• Participate in activities that support community relations and
promote the programs of Washburn’s SBDC through the development and
maintenance of professional relationships with bankers, economic
development, and small business service professionals.
• Enter data and maintain client database. Generate appropriate
reports and follow up meetings as needed.
• Attend and participate in KSBDC team meetings, WU Kansas SBDC
staff meetings, and other statewide KSBDC events, such as
Legislative Day and Small Business Awards Day.
• Participate in professional development opportunities in the
areas of entrepreneurship and small business management.
• Perform additional job related duties as assigned or as
Non-Essential Job Functions of Position
Education and Experience
Experience working in or with a small business, or two years of
experience advising small business owners.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
Effective communication skills. Commitment to and demonstrated
successful experience working with diverse populations. Ability to
work autonomously. Personal computer skills.
Preferred: QuickBooks, Business Planning, Human Resources, Banking,
Exit Planning, Technology Commercialization, Strategic Planning, or
BBA . MBA . Small business financing or marketing experience.
Licenses, Certifications & Registrations
Valid driving license with a driving record that meets university
Additional Requirements (e.g. Physical Demands)
Responsible for providing personal transportation to travel to and
from SBDC appointments and events.
Campus Security Authority
Special Instructions to Applicant
Regular Business Hours
Average Hours per Week
Months per Year
Washburn is dedicated to providing a student-centered and teaching
focused academic environment and a curriculum that engages the
diversity of human experience across the globe. We seek candidates
who are committed to Washburn’s efforts to create a climate that
fosters the growth and development of a diverse student body, and
we encourage applications from members of groups that have been
historically underrepresented in higher education. Application
materials should clearly articulate how the candidate will
contribute to the University’s commitment to diversity and
inclusion through their teaching, research, and/or service.
Washburn University is an EOE . Washburn University provides equal
access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and
employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, national
origin, ancestry, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender
identity, genetic information, veteran status, or marital or
Background Check Required?
Driving History Checked?
Drug Screen Required?
Anticipated Start Date
Position End Date (if temporary)
For earliest consideration apply by
Posting Close Date
Open Until Filled?
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Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).
Documents Needed to Apply
- * Do you have a Bachelor's degree?
- Yes, by the end of semester of hire.
- * Do you have a valid driver's license? (A valid license is
required for this position and a motor vehicle report will be
conducted to verify the validity of your license.)
- * How many years of experience do you have working in or with a
- No experience
- 0-2 Years
- 3-4 Years
- Cover Letter