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Small Business Development Center Assistant Director



Small Business Development Center




Full-time Professional Technical (Grant Funded)




The position seeks to manage and promote the Illinois SBDC Program within the College’s district by advising and serving individuals and serving individuals, entrepreneurs, and small businesses in the community.


  1. Plan and direct programs and activities consistent with the goals and objectives of the Illinois Small Business Development Network.
  2. Assist in developing additional funding sources for the SBDC and other economic development efforts of the college.
  3. Assist in supervising SBDC personnel, including advisors, professionals, and clerical staff.
  4. Advise individuals, entrepreneurs, and small businesses in the areas of business startup, business strategy and management, business finance, business training/education, and government contracting. Provide referrals to other appropriate organizations as needed.
  5. Promote the SBDC and the needs of the small business community.
  6. Assist in the cultivation of relationships with other resource partners, local chambers of commerce, professional associations, economic development groups, and elected officials as needed.
  7. Complete monthly time & effort reporting with supporting documentation for the entire SBDC center staff.
  8. Lead the marketing and advertising functions, in conjunction with SVCC’s marketing department, for the SBDC on all owned media including the SBDC Website, Newsletter, and Social Media. Develop promotional flyers, banners, and digital guides as needed.
  9. Develop, in coordination with the SBDC Director, annual and long term strategic and marketing plans.
  10. Lead and develop SBDC training programs, develop curriculum, select presenters, establish evaluation criteria, and analyze impact on participants.
  11. Assist in management of SBDC financial operations, including the use of Grantee Reporting System (GRS).
  12. Develop and manage the center budget, including the submission of budget modifications as needed.
  13. Assist in the production of the SBDC Center’s annual report.
  14. Assist in coordination of SBDC Stakeholder and Advisory Board meetings.
  15. Perform administrative office functions and duties.
  16. Complete 40 hours of required professional development and continuing education each year.
  17. Develop in cooperation with the supervisor annual goals and objectives.
  18. Assume all other reasonable professional duties and responsibilities as assigned by the supervisor.


  1. Must understand and support the mission of the community college.
  2. Must be able to communicate effectively by phone and email daily.
  3. Must be highly organized and able to coordinate events.
  4. Must have the ability to work under pressure and organize multiple assignments exercising independent judgment.
  5. Must be able to interpret rules, regulations, policies, and procedures.
  6. Must be able to work in a team environment.


Frequent contact is made with all levels of College personnel, the general public, and outside organizations in relation to routine departmental services and duties in providing appropriate assistance and information as requested.


Functional and administrative supervision is exercised over the personnel of the Illinois Small Business Development Center.


Bachelor’s degree in business, economics, or other relevant field required. Three to five years of experience with small business management or business consulting required. Master’s degree is preferred. Budget and program management experience, ability to master technical literature, and excellent communication skills are required.




Coordinates the College Risk Management Program in a capacity appropriate to this position. This includes, but is not limited to, monitoring conditions, events and circumstances present through daily College operations, and communicating observations to the appropriate supervisor or taking necessary actions to correct, prevent or limit safety problems. May serve as a member of a committee that supports the health, safety and/or legal rights of visitors, students and staff. Such committees may include the AA/EEO, Sexual Harassment, and Safety/Loss Control committees. (Risk Management Categories I, III, IV. See Tort file.)

This description is intended to indicate the kinds and levels of work difficulty that will be required of the position that will be given the title and shall not be construed as declaring what specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position shall be. It is not intended to limit or in any way modify the right of the supervisor to assign, direct, and control the work of employees under supervision. The use of a particular expression or illustration describing duties shall not be held to exclude other duties not mentioned that are of a similar kind or level of difficulty.