TITLE:Small Business Development Center Senior Consultant
SUPERVISED BY:Director of Small Business Development/Economic Outreach (90%/10%)
DEPARTMENT:Small Business Development Center
CATEGORY:Full-time Professional Technical (Grant Funded)
FUNCTION OF THE JOB:
The consultant will devote 40% of their time in direct client advising, 30% for training workshops, stakeholder meetings, Illinois SBDC Network meetings, special activities, and required professional development, and 30% for the operations management of the Small Business Development Center at Sauk Valley Community College.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Build professional relationships with clients, stakeholders, community leaders, legislative officials, and SVCC visitors.
- Maintain confidential client files with detailed notes, signed documentation, important economic milestones, and capital funding records.
- Perform client research for business resources and market information to be used in business plans and other advising assistance. Provide referrals to other appropriate Illinois Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity (DCEO) programs as needed.
- Complete monthly time & effort reporting with supporting documentation for the entire center staff.
- Perform marketing and advertising functions for the SBDC on all owned media including the SBDC Website, Newsletter, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Develop promotional flyers, banners, and digital guides as needed.
- Develop marketing plans for training programs.
- Develop SBDC training programs, develop curriculum, select presenters, establish evaluation criteria, and analyze impact on participants.
- Manage the financial processing function of the center by submitting purchase requisitions, check requests, travel requests, and travel reimbursement requests as well as obtaining necessary approvals, submitting supporting documentation, and retaining copies of all supporting documentation.
- Assist in managing the center budget by preparing the proposed budget in the grant application, maintaining budget balances throughout the year, request budget modifications as needed, and provide budget recommendations to the SBDC director as needed.
- Assist in the preparation of the annual report.
- Plan and coordinate SBDC stakeholders meetings.
- Perform office functions including correspondence, preparation of timesheets, preparation of reports, booking rooms, ordering supplies, and various other administrative operations.
- Make use of advanced skills in computers, Microsoft Office Suite, Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) packages, and business-related software.
- Assume all other reasonable professional duties and responsibilities as assigned by the supervisor.
- Must understand and support the mission of the community college.
- Must have strong skills in customer service and possess excellent verbal and written communication skills.
- Must be able to operate office equipment proficiently.
- Must have the ability to work under pressure and organize multiple assignments exercising independent judgment.
- Must be able to establish and maintain effective relationships with co-workers and other individuals.
- Must be highly organized and able to coordinate events.
- Must be able to interpret rules, regulations, policies, and procedures.
Frequent contact is made with all levels of College personnel, students, and outside organizations in relation to routine departmental services and duties in providing appropriate assistance and information as requested.
Functional supervision is exercised over designated work-study personnel.
B.A or B.S. degree in business, economics, accounting, or equivalent field required. Experience in business management and/or financial business analysis (banking) is preferred. Must have excellent communication skills.
TORT LIABILITY STATEMENT:
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.