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Business Advisor, Small Bus Development (Grant Funded)

San Jacinto College
Houston, TX 77049
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San Jacinto College

Equal Opportunity Statement: The San Jacinto College District is committed to equal opportunity for all students, employees, and applicants without regard to race, creed, color, national origin, citizenship status, age, disability, pregnancy, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender expression or identity, genetic information, marital status, or veteran status in accordance with applicable federal and state laws.

Business Advisor, Small Bus Development (Grant Funded) - Multiple Locations

Essential Job Functions:
  • Provide business consulting services and support on a professional level to small business owners. Support is provided in specialized areas, such as obtaining contracts with federal, state, and local governments; enhancing product commercialization and technology; entering and expanding into international trade.
  • Assesses client's management and technical education needs and recommends appropriate business training classes to enhance the client's knowledge and skills in particular areas.
  • Assists client in the development of marketing strategy including marketing mix: product/service development; promotional strategies, pricing methods, and distribution channels.
  • Evaluates and diagnoses opportunities to make appropriate referrals to specialty centers and Professional Services Network for legal, accounting, or other specialized assistance.
  • Performs financial analysis using spreadsheets and computer-assisted software packages such as Business Plan Pro and industry comparisons, like RMA.
  • Participates in public relations activities, makes speeches and presentations, serves on various committees and attendstrade shows and business expos to publicize SBDC programs.
  • Strives to assist San Jacinto SBDC team to meet or exceed impact goals: New jobs created; New Businesses started; and Capital raised.
  • Meets regularly with bankers to sell the services of SBDC and to assist clients gain access to SBA guaranteed loans.
  • Attends workshops, seminars, and training classes to improve skills related to area of expertise.
  • Co-ordinates and integrates work efforts with other divisions, personnel and the students of the San Jacinto College District.

Additional Job Functions:
  • Maintains clients' records, reference materials, and prepares special reports
  • Keep accurate records of time, expenses, and mileage. Submits them on time-within 2 working days of the first of the month.
  • Consults with clients at satellite locations, the regional office or through on-site visits to assist in the evaluation and assessment process.
  • Available to assist with weekend or evening scheduled events.
  • Participates with business related, on-campus training for students

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Thorough knowledge of the principles of business.
  • Ability to interact effectively and positively with clients in diverse industries with diverse backgrounds.
  • Ability to quickly assess the impact readiness of clients and develop a pathway for their success.
  • Ability to facilitate dialogue with professionals on behalf of the client (lawyers, bankers, CPAs, government agency personnel, market researchers, etc.)
  • Computer literate with working knowledge of word processing, spreadsheet and other commonly used business software programs.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.

Required Education:
  • 4 year degree.

Preferred Education:
  • MBA preferred.

Required Experience:
  • 5 years direct job-related experience.
  • Small business ownership and/or management experience.

Preferred Experience:
  • Website development and maintenance experience is a plus.
  • Bi-lingual in Spanish and English is a plus

Additional Information:
  • The primary location will be at : 6117 Broadway Street, Pearland, TX 77581
  • Occasional Travel for appointments at other offices will be required.

Note: The duties of thisposition require a physical presence at the assigned on-site work locationduring unrestricted operations with very limited or no opportunity for remotework arrangements.

Salary Grade: 23

Salary is based on the Board-approved salary schedule for the current fiscal year. See Salary Schedule

Requisition Number: req2845

Posting Close Date: 5/7/2021


Posted: 2021-04-13 Expires: 2021-05-15

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