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Associate State Director

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Employee Type AP-Administrative Professional University Title Associate Director Working Title Associate State Director College/Area Office of Research Department Small Business Development Center Department Link

Small Business Development Center

Position Number 128551 Hiring Unit Work Location Spokane Zip Code 99202 This position is in a Bargaining Unit No Summary of Duties

The Associate Director is responsible for providing management and leadership of publicly-funded initiatives that serve the mission of the Washington Small Business Development Center (SBDC). As delegated by the State Director, start and grow projects by searching for and acquiring additional funds and/or leveraging mutually beneficial partnerships. Supports the state director by assisting with the managerial and leadership aspects of the SBDC program, including the operational aspects of the service units and the design, deployment, and integration of the SBDC’s strategic plan. Additionally, the Associate Director represents the SBDC to key stakeholders such as the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), Washington State University (WSU), other academic institutions, business organizations, civic groups, and government in tandem with or in the absence of the state director. Also serves as additional Principal Investigator (co-P.I.) of the SBDC program when the State Director is unavailable.

Additional Information

This position will be located near the Spokane, WA campus.

View the Benefits overview for information regarding competitive benefits available.

Appointment Status Permanent Job Appointment (FTE%)


Position Term in Months 12 Monthly Salary Commensurate with qualifications and experience Position Qualifications

Required Qualifications

Positions require a Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field and five (5) years of progressively responsible experience in a related field which has included at least two (2) years of management experience. A Master’s degree in a relevant field may be substituted for up to one (1) year of the required experience. Any combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted for the educational requirement on a year-for-year basis.

Additional Requirements

Leadership, project and operational management experience.

Experience conducting analysis to inform strategic and operational performance and direction.

Proven team building, organizational, mentoring, and communication experience.

Demonstrated experience performing complex tasks such as analysis, project oversight, negotiation, and communication with attention to detail.

Experience with accounting practices for grant funds

Preferred Qualifications

Three years or more experience as a consultant or advisor in a Small Business Development Center or similar program.

Seven years or more of progressively responsible roles in management and/or leadership.

Demonstrated ability to:
- Prepare comprehensive, technical narrative and statistical performance reports to funders
- Negotiate complex, multi-dimensional agreements with funders and/or project partners
- Manage a relational database to enable data integrity, accurate reporting and in-depth analysis

Understanding and applying Malcom Baldrige or similar performance management and continuous improvement concepts.

Working knowledge of SBDC expectations, policies and procedures.

Knowledge of operating in compliance with Federal and State laws and regulations.

Will this position require a background check? This position has been designated by the department to require a background check Posting Detail Information

Open Date 12/19/2018 Close Date 01/14/2019 Open Until Filled No Special Instructions to Applicants

Applicants must attach the following documents to their online application: 1) resume and 2) cover letter. Application materials should clearly communicate how the applicant meets all required qualifications and additional requirements. Applicants are required to include contact information for at least three (3) professional references in the application.

EEO Statement

WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EDUCATOR AND EMPLOYER. Members of ethnic minorities, women, special disabled veterans, veterans of the Vietnam-era, recently separated veterans, and other protected veterans, persons of disability and/or persons age 40 and over are encouraged to apply.

WSU employs only U.S. citizens and lawfully authorized non-U.S. citizens. All new employees must show employment eligibility verification as required by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.

WSU is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, education and employment for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact Human Resource Services: 509-335-4521(v), Washington State TDD Relay Service: Voice Callers: 1-800-833-6384; TDD Callers: 1-800-833-6388, 509-335-1259(f), or [email protected]

Posting Number 20134867P Applicant Documents Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents
    Posting Supplemental Questions

    Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

    1. * The classification requirements for this position are a Bachelor's degree in a relevant field; AND five (5) years of progressively responsible experience in a related field, which has included at least two (2) years of management experience. A Master's degree in a relevant field may be substituted for up to one (1) year of the required experience. Any combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted for the educational requirement on a year-for-year basis. Do you meet these classification requirements?
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    Posted: 12/29/2018
    Application Due: 2/4/2019
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