Position Number: 00061914
Primary Function of Organization Unit: The University of North Carolina System's Small Business and Technology Development Center (SBTDC), in partnership with the US Small Business Administration, is the recognized, primary organization through which the state of North Carolina provides business counseling, management education, and technology development services to help the business community successfully meet challenges, manage change, and plan for the future.
Essential Job Duties: The Business Counselor is a first-level business counselor/advisor for SBTDC clients, providing business advice and counsel to all size small business clients with a focus on the SBTDC's pre-venture and existing small business segments. The Business Counselor will: independently manage a client portfolio of roughly 50 cases annually; collaborate and consult with other team members to assess prospective clients and provide appropriate case manager assignment and/or professional referrals; act as the principal trainer for nascent entrepreneurs and plan and deliver other training events as required; and provide daily fiscal management of the Center's multiple budgets and serve as a primary point of contact with SBTDC State Administrative Office and campus finance, contract and grant resources.
Department Required Skills: -Ability to effectively communicate with diverse populations of clients. -Must be able to work independently and accurately prioritize competing tasks and deadlines. -Ability to think critically to appropriately assess client needs.
Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education: -Experience working with a Small Business Technology Development Center (SBTDC). -Experience managing financial operations of a small team, including experience with sponsor funds. -Experience utilizing NC State financial systems a plus.
Necessary Licenses and Certifications: N/A
AA/EOE: NC State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as an individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.
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