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Binghamton SBDC: Employment Opportunities

Title: Small Business Advisor x 3

Job Description:

Reporting to the Regional Director, the Small Business Advisor is responsible for providing business counseling to clients, creating and executing small business training, acting as an ambassador for the SBDC in the community and following SBDC at BU operational procedures to ensure compliance with NY SBDC, Host and Funding Partners. The Small Business Advisor works together with the SBDC at BU staff to meet annual objectives of fulfilling the Center's mission of serving entrepreneurs and creating new businesses. Small Business Advisement Services are the priority of this position.

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Title: Small Business Advisor - Painted Post Outreach

Job Description:

The Small Business Development Center at Binghamton University (SBDC at BU) provides assistance to existing and potential small business in twelve New York State counties. The SBDC at BU currently has one outreach office and many satellite offices with a staff of an Administrative Assistant, Business Advisors, Interns, Assistant Director and a Regional Center Director.

Reporting to the Assistant Director - Painted Post Outreach, the Small Business Advisor is responsible for providing businesses counseling to clients, creating and executing small business training, acting as an ambassador for the SBDC in the community and following SBDC at BU operational procedures to ensure compliance with NY SBDC, Host and Funding Partners. The Small Business Advisor works together with the SBDC at BU staff to meet annual objectives of fulfilling the Center's mission of serving entrepreneurs and creating new businesses. Outreach Small Business Advisement Services are the priority of this position which includes providing services outside of the Painted Post office.

Small Business Advisement Services

Provides a comprehensive range of small business-based assistance including one-on-one client counseling in the area of business plan development; financial analysis; maintaining record keeping systems, and assisting clients with market related issues

Maintain a client counseling caseload as referred or assigned
Requires the advisor to travel to NY SBDC remote locations and establish routine office hours in those locations. Locations may be in Yates, Allegany, Steuben, Schuyler, Tompkins, and Chemung Counties
Memorialize efforts in Web Management Quality Systems (WebMQS) as stipulated in SBDC at BU operations manual
Understand small business needs within outreach region and work with Assistant Director to satisfy client needs
Optimize SBDC services by utilizing existing NY SBDC programs and tools in assistance to small businesses

Small Business Training

Small Business Training is an important portion of the services offered by the SBDC. Small Business Training is used to both address the challenges and opportunities of small businesses and also as outreach to create SBDC clients. Working with the Assistant Director the Small Business Advisor will perform or facilitate training for SBDC at BU. This includes: event management, creating content ideas, budget development, speaker research, outreach, and marketing activities.

Ensure training programs are in compliance with SBA and NY SBDC. Provide required forms and data to Administrative Assistant
Assist the Assistant Director in locating co-sponsors to assist with presentation, marketing, and funding
Identify resources to implement training program which can include SBDC at Binghamton University staff or outside resources
Create and present training within program and review outcomes with Assistant Director to ensure that goals are met

Community Outreach and Collaboration

Initiate and maintain contact with the business community as well as other related public and private entities to promote program services and enhance outreach services.

Identify listening posts within SBDC stakeholders with the goal of understanding and assisting small business across the Southern Tier
Working with SBDC stakeholders, locate and utilize outreach offices to be used for SBDC advisement throughout the Southern Tier
When opportunities arise, and with approval by the Assistant Director, represent the SBDC on community committees as well as various meetings and conferences related to small business programs and services
Develop / Maintain working relationships with various lenders and local economic development agencies

Grant, Host, NY SBDC Deliverables and Compliance

The NY SBDC is funded through support from Binghamton University, Federal Grants, State Funding, and Private and Public Initiatives. The multiple sources of funding increase the complexity of compliance as different activities have different rules and deliverables.

Apply operational strategy, NY SBDC Goals, and metrics to track and evaluate client caseload and services provide
Working with the Assistant Director, ensure that the efforts are compliant with SBDC, Binghamton University, Research Foundation, SBA, and other funding organizations
Manage case files, forms and other documents as stipulated in the NY SBDC Standard Operating Procedures
Ensure that the Outreach Center's goals, brand, and services reflect NY SBDC and Binghamton University's mission of being a premier public university dedicated to enriching the lives of people in the region, state, nation and world through discovery and education and to being enriched by partnerships with those communities
Understand and apply Research Foundation travel policy when traveling to outreach posts

Duties and Responsibilities

Small Business Advisement Services - 75%
Client Advisement Painted Post - approximately 37.5%
Client Outreach Advisement (Alfred, Ithaca, Watkins Glen, Hammondsport, Penn Yan, Elmira, etc.) - approximately 37.5%.
Small Business Training - 15%
Other - 10%
Community Outreach and Collaboration
Grant, Host, NY SBDC Deliverables and Grant Compliance
Perform other assignments from Assistant Director

Short Term Objectives

Maintain a client caseload and provide technical management assistance to potential and existing small businesses throughout region
Create/provide small business training to assist the needs of the small business community
Develop a working relations with other economic development agencies
Input data regarding clients and efforts into the SBDC MQS database
Promote the SBDC by volunteering to give presentations to groups and organizations
Utilized the SBDC Research Network to provide information to clients
Travel to client locations for evaluation purposes and to better understand the client's small business entity

Supervisory Relationships

The Assistant Director - Outreach supervises this position.

This position will have the opportunity to supervise student interns.


Requirements:

BS/BA degree required. The degree must be in the area of public administration, management, finance or other business related field
Advisor must have excellent written and verbal communication skills to effectively work with clients, co-workers and other local economic development agencies, service providers, and the banking community
Preferred qualifications include small business ownership/management, bank loan operations or MBA
MS Office Proficiency


Additional Information:

Long Term Objectives

This position is funded annually

Salary Information

$44,000 - $48,000

Research Foundation Commitment to Equal Employment Opportunity

The Research Foundation for The State University of New York (RF) is committed to the principles of Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action. It is the obligation of each officer, manager, and supervisor to ensure all employment activities are conducted in an equal and equitable fashion, without regard to race, creed, religion, color, citizenship, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, predisposing genetic characteristics, genetic information, marital status, status as a domestic violence victim, arrest record, disabilit


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