Sponsor Funded Professional - Project Coordinator

Job description


Georgia State University’s J. Mack Robinson College of Business is the sixth largest business schools in the country with an enrollment of approximately 8,000 students. Our undergraduate and part-time MBA programs for working professionals are ranked among the best by U.S. News & World Report, and our Executive MBA is ranked among the world’s best by CEO Magazine. Georgia State University is located in the heart of Atlanta and has strong ties with Atlanta’s business leaders, many of whom are alumni of the Robinson College.

The Program Coordinator is a classified employee responsible for being the first point of contact with the public, and who assists the Business Consultants and Area Director of an Area Office with public relations, marketing, and development efforts as well as office administration. The position provides support for the office through the effective management of multiple, simultaneous projects including program development and delivery of presentations to prospective clients and inquirers. Program coordinators will represent the SBDC office through networking, client management, and sponsor relations, providing basic introductory business information via telephone, email, in person. Light travel and occasional evenings are required, primarily to local area events.

Responsibilities will include:


  • Work with Area Director and business consultants to develop and deploy the office’s local marketing strategies.
  • Market the local center’s programs and services to potential and current clientele, stakeholders, referral sources and potential program attendees via traditional and digital marketing means.
  • Network independently on behalf of the local office with businesses and service providers in order to facilitate client referrals, partnerships, and sponsorship opportunities.
  • Act as a liaison to local and regional stakeholders and referral sources.
  • As needed, provide basic business introductory presentations, business group guest talks, public addresses, and serve on small business committees. 

Continuing Education: 

  • Assist with Continuing Education program planning, development, and execution, including maintenance of a master calendar of CE classes, programs and other events in cooperation with the consulting staff.
  • Recruit and provide information to potential SBDC class participants.
  • Manage registration and document class participants.
  • Recruit, coordinate and correspond with outside program speakers.
  • Maintain records of speakers.
  • Collect and report all financial assets including participant fees and sponsorship for an office.
  • As needed, conduct basic business workshops and presentations. 


  • Actively participate in the development and execution of strategies for sponsorship of programs and other assets.
  • This includes identifying and soliciting sponsors to the local SBDC program.
  • Assist office staff in stewardship of current and prospective partners. 

Office Administration: 

  • Meet and greet the public with a professional image and route messages to consultants as appropriate.
  • Meet with new clients and provide basic introductory information.
  • Research information requests as needed and follow-up with inquirer.
  • Schedule consulting appointments and other case management related duties for staff as requested.
  • Develop and maintain knowledge base of small business resources on the local, regional, state, and national levels. 

Other duties: 

  • Assist Business Consultants with research; perform demographic studies; Analyze market and industry
  • trends/statistics; Internet research as needed.
  • Input data accurately and timely into the SBDC’s Continuing Education Database (Unity).
  • Maintain area office records and files in accordance with SBA and state office requirements.
  • Perform support duties required for the operation of the Area office using standard SBDC equipment and software in the preparation of:
    • Correspondence
    • Presentation materials
    • Purchase and check requests
    • Process leave and travel expense forms
    • Invoices and Honoraria
    • Supply orders and area office related purchasing
    • Promotional Materials including brochures, flyers, newsletters, e-mails to promote CE classes and other programs
    • Accurately collect and account for monies collected for program and conference registration fees.
    • Other duties as may be determined by the State Office.
  • Retrieving performance data and other information for completion of required reports.
  • Assist Area Director and Business Consultant with other projects as needed.
  • Support organizational improvement efforts through active involvement on internal committees, special projects, and various assessments as directed by the state office.

QualificationsBachelor's degree and two years of related experience; or high school diploma or GED and six years of related experience; or a combination of education and related experience.

College/Business Unit01/17/21, 11:59:00 PM

College/Business Unit: Robinson College of Business
Location: Atlanta Campus
Job Posting: 01/08/21, 11:24:19 AM




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Posted: 1/10/2021
Application Due: 1/19/2021
Work Type: Full Time