Join an environment that has been named by Georgia Trend as a “Best Place to Work”. Our team consist 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.
The Program Coordinator assists the Business Consultants and Area Director at the UGA Small Business Development Center at Morehouse with public relations, marketing, development efforts, and office administration. The position supports the office by effectively managing multiple simultaneous projects, including program development and delivery of presentations to prospective clients and inquirers. Program Coordinators will represent the SBDC office through networking, client management, and sponsor relations, providing basic introductory business information via telephone, email, and in person. Light travel and occasional evenings are required, primarily for local area events.
How will you make a difference?
- Work with Area Director and Business Consultants to develop and deploy the office’s local marketing strategies to promote programs and services to potential and current clientele, stakeholders, referral sources, and potential program attendees.
- Network independently on behalf of the local office with businesses and service providers to facilitate client referrals, partnerships, and sponsorship opportunities.
- Act as a liaison to local and regional stakeholders and referral sources.
- As needed, provide basic business introductory presentations, business group guest talks, public addresses, and serve on small business committees.
- Continuing Education
- Assist with continuing education program planning, development, and execution, including maintaining a master calendar of continuing education classes, programs, and other events in cooperation with the consulting staff.
- Recruit and provide information to potential SBDC class participants. Manage registration and document class participants. Recruit, coordinate and correspond with outside program speakers.
- Maintain records of speakers.
- Collect and report all financial assets including participant fees and sponsorships.
- Conduct basic business workshops and presentations as needed.
- Actively participate in developing and executing strategies for sponsorship of programs and other assets. This includes identifying and soliciting sponsors to the local SBDC program.
- Assist office staff in the stewardship of current and prospective partners.
- Office Administration
- Meet and greet the public with a professional image and route messages to consultants as appropriate.
- Meet with new clients and provide basic introductory information.
- Research information requests as needed and follow-up with the inquirer.
- Schedule consulting appointments and other case management-related duties for staff as requested.
- Develop and maintain a knowledge base of small business resources on the local, regional, state, and national levels.
- Other Duties:
- Assist Business Consultants with research; perform demographic studies; analyze the market and industry trends/statistics; internet research as needed.
- Input data accurately and timely into the SBDC’s Continuing Education Database (Unity).
- Maintain area office records and files in accordance with SBA and state office requirements.
- Retrieve performance data and other information for completion of required reports.
- Assist Area Director and Business Consultants with other projects as needed.
- Support organizational improvement efforts through active involvement on internal committees, special projects, and various assessments as directed by the state office.
- Presentation materials
- Purchase and check requests
- Leave of absence and travel expense forms
- Invoices and Honoraria
- Supply orders and area office related purchasing
- Promotional Materials including brochures, flyers, newsletters, e-mails to promote CE classes and other programs
- Accurately collect and account for monies collected for program and conference registration fees
- Other duties as may be determined by the State Office
What you will need to qualify:
- Bachelor’s degree with course work in marketing, public relations, communications or other related areas
- Four years of professional experience
- Desktop publishing (InDesign)
- Email marketing (MailChimp)
- Video marketing
- Social media marketing, e.g., Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram, etc.
- Microsoft Office
- Presentation and public speaking
- Event planning
- Organized, independent, and a self-starter
How to apply:
Apply online via the Morehouse College website.