Business Development Center Director

Job description

The Kentucky SBDC State Director is a full-time position and is responsible for the implementation and execution of the Kentucky SBDC network vision and strategy. The State Director directs and monitors the program activities and financial affairs of the statewide SBDC network and is responsible for all state and federal funding and programmatic compliance issues. The State Director must provide innovative leadership, creative strategies and oversee programmatic implementation at the highest levels of integrity and excellence. The State Director will be responsible for increasing all monetary and non-monetary resources in support of the statewide network. Duties include providing strategic leadership and management of the network. The State Director is responsible for establishing strategic priorities; securing annual funding to sustain the program; cultivating relationships with stakeholders and partners; fulfilling grant obligations; maximizing financial resources; setting expectations and policies to achieve performance results; internal and external communications; managing staff; and building a culture of inclusiveness, teamwork, transparency, ethics, accountability and high performance. Duties include, but are not limited to: creation and fulfillment of the Kentucky SBDC network strategic plan, aligning the SBDC principles with federal regulations and national accreditation criteria, developing and managing the SBDC Lead Center annual budget, managing statewide staffing resources to carry out the SBDC mission, and establishing strong relationships with funding partners.

Job Title
Business Development Center Director

Requisition Number

Working Title
State Director

Department Name
81045:Small Business Development Center (SBDC)

Work Location
Lexington, KY

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Required Education

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Physical Requirements

Sitting for long periods of time. Travel.


Monday-Friday; 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM: and some evenings/weekends occasionally.


Demonstrated managerial competency/business success; Demondstrated experience in administrative or operational management; Knowledge of SBDC program; Demonstrated ability to negotiate partnerships; Strong knowledge of federal, state and local business dev. Microsoft Office Suite

Does this position have supervisory responsibilities?

Deadline to Apply

University Community of Inclusion

The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.

Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.

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  1. * Where did you first see this position advertised other than on UK's online employment system?
    • (Diverse Issues in Higher Education)
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  2. Cover Letter
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    Job No:
    Posted: 7/10/2018
    Application Due: 7/24/2018
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