Business Consultant

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Classification Title:

Program Coordinator II

Advertised Title:

Business Consultant




Darla Moore School of Business


DMSB Small Business Development Center


$20 - $25 hourly

Location of Vacancy:

Charleston, SC

Part/Full Time:

Part Time

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Standard working schedule: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Monday through Friday workweek. Specifics of hours and days to be determined.

Must be willing to work a flexible schedule to meet the needs of the department.

Normal business hours and may include some evening or weekend hours for special events.

Job Search Category:

Other Professional

Advertised Job Summary:

This position is primarily focused on the assistance of Small Businesses Impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. This is a temporary position that will be in place to support the Cares Act grant (currently through Sept. 2021). An SBDC Business Consultant provides counseling and delivers programs to individuals, businesses, communities, organizations and other public agencies in his/her assigned geographic territory. A business consultant must have a broad base of business knowledge, excellent research and analytical skills, be a creative thinker to assist with problem-solving, and have the ability to effectively manage multiple projects and clients simultaneously. These duties require the integration of business theory and practice, thus necessitating professional development activities and specific SBDC training. Multi-county travel is required to serve the area’s assigned counties.

Consultants of the SBDC work collaboratively with private-sector businesses to become leaders and instructors in the local business community. They must develop specific and relevant areas of expertise within the arena of business development, and apply this knowledge through creation of new training programs, consulting tools, and research projects that are responsive to the needs of the specific business community served.

Applicants for this position must have a good working knowledge of basic business tools to include financial analysis, business research, marketing, and accounting, and be proficient in the use of computers and MS Office. Consultants must be comfortable speaking in public to represent the SBDC at functions as varied as educational workshops and Chamber of Commerce events, and in speaking with a diverse group of individuals such as bankers, government officials and resource providers.


Bachelor’s Degree in a Business related discipline required and related experience.

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Special Instructions to Applicant:

This position will be located in Charleston, SC.

This position is open until February 1, 2021. This employment site is updated on a regular basis. The length of the recruitment and screening process may vary from position to position, depending upon a variety of factors. Should a review of your qualifications result in a decision to pursue your candidacy, you will be contacted by phone or email.

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Job No:
Posted: 1/15/2021
Application Due: 2/1/2021
Work Type: Part Time