Program Manager - International Trade Center (F/T), CF1E21092CENT

Location
Glen Ellyn, IL
Posted
Jun 01, 2017
Institution Type
Community College


The Program Manager will be responsible for the day-to-day operations of the International Trade Center (ITC). This position manages all new and ongoing international business counseling and assistance services, as well as all non-credit international trade programming activities


Position Title: Program Manager - International Trade Center (F/T), CF1E21092CENT

Duties of Position:

  • Develop and monitor International Trade Center budgets and goals.
  • Conduct one-on-one counseling with indepth advice for business clients seeking international market entry.
  • Identify and analyze a company's international trade needs which will include evaluating a company's export capability and readiness.
  • Identify trade opportunities and leads for clients.
  • Conduct market research and advise in international marketing plans and strategies for small business clients utilizing reference material and databases.
  • Develop internal and external resources to accomplish program objectives including actively seeking additional funding resources to include financial sponsorships.
  • Create and implement Center publicity and marketing efforts.
  • Engage in outreach activities throughout the community and across campus to create awareness and promote ITC services and the Center for Entrepreneurship.
  • Identify grant opportunities, respond to Requests for Proposals and submit grant proposal to funding entities.
  • Generate required performance reports and program records.
  • Develop and deliver seminars, workshops and Exporter's Forums.
  • Maintain and analyze data on advising sessions and program effectiveness.
  • Other related duties as assigned.




Experience and Education:


REQUIRED:

EXPERIENCE:

Two (2) years' experience in international trade development with a business or economic development organization. This position will require marketing and sales orientation due to public contact and public speaking engagements. Proficiency in written and spoken English.

EDUCATION:

BA or BS in Business, International Business or related field of study.

PREFERRED:

EXPERIENCE:

Small business ownership or consulting experience with international trade related activities. Foreign language skills are preferred.

EDUCATION:

None



Equipment & Working Conditions:


PC, telephone, general office equipment, office and business based software and AV equipment. Valid Illinois driver's license required for extensive in-district and intrastate travel.

General office environment with some early morning, evening and weekend work. In- district and out-of-district travel; occasional overnight travel required.

This position requires a background check and drug screen.



Department: Ctr for Entrepreneurship - CENT

Position Type: Full time - FT

Pay Type: Salary Exempt

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