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Business Consultant-MBD

University of Georgia
Georgia, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Jan 4, 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
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Position Summary

This position reports to the Director of Specialty Programs and is a public service faculty position responsible for creating and delivering programs and technical assistance targeting minority business and entrepreneurs. The Business Consultant position requires a broad base of business knowledge, excellent analytical skills, an understanding of public/private financing programs, the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and the ability to establish important network relationships around the state. These duties require the integration of business theory and practice. The person in this position is responsible for facilitating the delivery of minority business development programs to individuals, businesses, communities, organizations, and other public agencies within the state. Statewide travel is required.

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.

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Business Consultant-MBD


PSO-Small Business Dev Center

About the University of Georgia

The University of Georgia ( UGA ), a land-grant and sea-grant university with statewide commitments and responsibilities, is the state’s oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified institution of higher education ( ). UGA is currently ranked among the top 15 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 was founded in 1785 by the Georgia General Assembly as the first state-chartered University in the country. UGA employs approximately 1,800 full-time instructional faculty and more than 7,700 full-time staff. The University’s enrollment exceeds 39,000 students including over 30,000 undergraduates and over 9,000 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.

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Benefits Eligible


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Job Closing Date

Open until filled


Location of Vacancy

Atlanta Area

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 (

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Position Details

Position Information

Classification Title

Public Service Professional AC


Faculty Rank

Open Rank

Contract Type

Fiscal (12 mo.)

Tenure Status

Non-Tenure Track

Minimum Qualifications

Master’s degree in business or related field preferred.

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

Minimum of five years appropriate public service and outreach experience.

Preferred Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies

Demonstrate knowledge of exporting principles and techniques.
Ability to speak additional languages preferred.

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


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


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


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.



Develop and deliver business-training programs that are responsive to the needs of the targeted business community. Generate curriculum for business programs, seminars, conferences, etc. Help local field officers determine topics, agendas, instructors, and instructional materials. Assist area offices in marketing their minority-targeted programs, focus on procurement and supply development. Serve as an instructor or facilitator for these programs. Evaluate programs’ effectiveness and make necessary modifications.

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Research and review studies on minority business issues and make available to area offices around the state. In addition, assist with research efforts to maintain information on the minority communities of Georgia and disseminate to statewide area offices and state office staff.

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Develop specific area(s) of expertise within the arena of minority business development. Apply this knowledge through new training programs, consulting tools, research projects, and/or other business assistance programs.

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Support advocacy efforts on behalf of minority business development, expansion and retention in the state. Work collaboratively with private-sector businesses, banks, other economic development assistance units of the University System of Georgia and other units of government to further the economic well-being of Georgia citizens.

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Seek and apply for grants relevant to business development and minority-owned businesses. Initiate co-sponsorship of programs with private businesses, economic development organizations, and other government entities.

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  • Document activities via Unity in a timely, accurate, and comprehensive manner. Collect and transmit consolidated Unity data. Maintain adequate client files as per SBA and SBDC guidelines.
  • Furnish information to Director of OMBD for inclusion in the SBA Semi-Annual Reports and UGA Quarterly Advancement and Impact Reports.
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Assist in the continued development, implementation, and updating of the organization’s strategic plan and division action plan. Ensure that goals and objectives of the division are accomplished in a timely and thorough manner. Work with division colleagues to develop and deploy annual division action plans that correspond with the organizational strategic plan, are tailored to meeting the specific small business needs with Georgia, and capitalize on the skills of division personnel. Prepare annual individual work plans, including professional development initiatives, which support division objectives.

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  • Perform all responsibilities efficiently and effectively within assigned division. 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 OMBD when required and perform other duties as assigned.
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