Pre-venture/Microenterprise Advisor (Business Consultant, UCP 7), CT Small Business Development Cen

Location
Hartford/West Hartford, CT
Posted
Apr 18, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Job Title: Pre-venture/Microenterprise Advisor (Business Consultant, UCP 7), CT Small Business Development Center
Job ID: 2017512
Location: Hartford Campus
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Temporary

Job Posting

The Connecticut Small Business Development Center (CTSBDC) in the School of Business is seeking a full-time Pre-venture/Microenterprise Advisor (Business Consultant, UCP 7). The incumbent will report to the State Executive Director of the CTSBDC and will provide management, financial and general counseling and training programs to owners of small businesses in the assigned geographic region. This position will be located East Hartford, CT. Flexible hours as well as occasional in-state and out-of-state travel will be required as needed.

Duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to:
  • Providing technical and management assistance to the small business community through online referral or via traditional on-site visits, mailings, phone or other market development methods.
  • Providing in-depth counseling or recommending course of action to small business owners or those starting a business in areas such as management techniques, marketing products/services and evaluation of finances.
  • Offering advice and guidance on all matters of starting, building, and sustaining a business or community-impactful organization, including knowledge of financing programs and public and privately owned assistance programs.
  • Planning, coordinating and evaluating the success of advising, learning and training programs for the CTSBDC client base.
  • Responding to clients within a 24-hour period and arranging meetings with the client within two weeks of receiving initial application.
  • Assisting with the promotion and community/stakeholder support of the program; assisting with promotional activities such as advertising, brochures, and mailings.
  • Maintaining personal travel, expense, and other records and submitting expense forms to internal management.
  • Performing administrative tasks such as preparing correspondence, creating reports and collecting data as required; assisting in budget planning and forecasting.
  • Participating in the New England Professional Development certification program within 12 months of hire.
  • Maintaining close contact with business community and governmental agencies to asses clients' needs and keep informed of business conditions and changes in laws/regulations affecting small business.
  • Participating in program-related communication methods in accordance with internal policies.

Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree.
  • At least five years of entrepreneurial, business management, financial, counseling or business education experience.
  • Demonstrated ability to advise, counsel, and mentor individuals from diverse backgrounds, cultures, or financial situations.
  • Demonstrated ability to plan, conduct and implement client development and recruitment programs.
  • Demonstrated experience working independently and accurately, taking initiative, exercising sound judgment when making decisions and meeting deadlines.
  • Proven experience working well as part of a team.
  • Willingness and ability to work flexible hours and travel in-state and out-of-state on occasion as needed.
  • Demonstrated proficiency with mobile device technology including smartphones and tablets.
  • Demonstrated excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Master's degree.
  • Familiarity with web-based client tracking systems.
  • Previous experience advising small businesseses.

Appointment Terms

This is a full-time, 12-month, annually renewable position with excellent benefits.

To Apply

Please visit UConn Jobs at www.jobs.uconn.edu, Staff Positions to submit a letter of application, resume, and the names and contact information of three professional references. Employment of the successful candidate is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check. (Search # 2017512)

This job posting is scheduled to be removed at 11:59 p.m. Eastern time on May 1, 2017.

All employees are subject to adherence to the State Code of Ethics which may be found at http://www.ct.gov/ethics/site/default.asp.

The University of Connecticut is committed to building and supporting a multicultural and diverse community of students, faculty and staff. The diversity of students, faculty and staff continues to increase, as does the number of honors students, valedictorians and salutatorians who consistently make UConn their top choice. More than 100 research centers and institutes serve the University's teaching, research, diversity, and outreach missions, leading to UConn's ranking as one of the nation's top research universities. UConn's faculty and staff are the critical link to fostering and expanding our vibrant, multicultural and diverse University community. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer, UConn encourages applications from women, veterans, people with disabilities and members of traditionally underrepresented populations.

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