Join an environment that has been named by Georgia Trend as a “Best Place to Work”. Our team consists of a well-respected and collaborative group of professionals committed to using their areas of expertise to enhance the economic well-being of the small business community. As a trusted Business Consultant, you will enjoy applying your knowledge to help small business clients reach their goals by providing a wide range of educational and consulting services.
How you will make a difference:
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
What you will need to qualify:
Broad base of business knowledge, excellent analytical skills, and effective management of multiple projects simultaneously. Knowledge of University and SBDC programs and operating philosophy and/or relevant management background preferred.
Master’s degree is preferred in Business or related field.
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. Please do not contact the department or search committee with such requests.
What we offer in return:
If you believe that this is the type of environment in which you would thrive, come join our team of professionals where you will enjoy:
- A competitive salary
- Generous benefit package (health, dental, vision, life, disability)
- Two retirement plan options
- Generous vacation time and
- Healthy work life
- Professional Development Opportunities
How to apply:
Our employees say empathy-an understanding of and service to others-is important in their role at the SBDC. In your cover 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.