Grant Specialist

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Grant Specialist (SBDC Business Advisor)

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Grant Specialist




Small Business Development Center

Recruitment Type:

Open to All

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Monthly Salary:

$4,000 - $4,583.33

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Required Qualifications: Applicants must specifically address how they meet these required qualifications to meet the requirements of the position.:

A Bachelor’s degree coupled with relevant business experience such as in marketing, management, finance, economics, or accounting.
Experience in leading and facilitating individual and group discussions.
Experience in public speaking. Experience in strategic planning.
Knowledge and use of modern research methodologies. Demonstrated ability to multi-task.
Skilled in effective business writing.
Demonstrated ability to effectively analyze financial statements and operating ratios.
Demonstrated ability to manage multiple deadlines simultaneously.
Demonstrated a history of successfully working in a team oriented environment.

Preferred Qualifications:

Masters of Business Administration (MBA) or Masters of Science in Technology and Commercialization (MSTC). Three (3)+ years of entrepreneurial experience.
Knowledge of common business lending practices, SBA loan guarantee programs, micro loan programs, venture capital groups and angel investors.
Knowledge and use of social media and online marketing tools, particularly blogging.
Demonstrated experience in the field of technology commercialization.
Demonstrated ability to critique business performance and develop strategic options.

Job Description:

The SBDC Business Advisor provides professional business counseling, training and facilitates the growth, innovation and improved efficiency of the small businesses in the twelve- county region served by Texas State University SBDC. This position requires a broad base of business knowledge, excellent analytical skills and the ability to effectively manage multiple projects simultaneously. Business Advisors work in a team-oriented, professional business environment on business development opportunities fostering job creation, job retention, expansion, business starts and capital infusion.

Job Duties:

The primary responsibility of the SBDC Business Advisor is to provide high quality individual counseling to entrepreneurs, business owners and business managers by analyzing situations, making recommendations and educating clients with regard to business plans, market feasibility, financial viability, operations management and legal structures. Advisors are also expected to participate in the development and instruction of business training events, establish positive working relationships with stakeholders in order to promote SBDC services and achieve program goals and perform other duties and administrative functions as assigned.

Additional Information to Applicants:

Applicants selected for interview must submit to a DiSC and Profile XT review.
Please be advised position will require remote work as well as in office work at our Austin location.

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Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday

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Legal and Required Notices:

Texas State University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, committed to inclusive thought and action in support of our diverse community. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups and all those who share our commitment to inclusivity and passion for the strength of our diversity are strongly encouraged to apply.

Employment with Texas State University is contingent upon the outcome of record checks and verifications including criminal history, driving records, education records, employment verifications, reference checks, and employment eligibility verifications.

Texas State University is a tobacco-free campus. Smoking and the use of any tobacco product will not be allowed anywhere on Texas State property or in university owned or leased vehicles.

Texas State University is a member of the Texas State University System. Texas State University is an EOE.

Texas State is committed to increasing the number of women and minorities in administrative and professional positions.

Why work @ Texas State? :

• Amazing health insurance: various coverage options starting your first day of employment for full-time employees with Texas State paying 100% of the employee premium and 50% for your dependents!
• Generous paid time off: vacation, holidays, sick days and many more!
• Excellent work life balance resources: mother and family-friendly resources in addition to a comprehensive FREE wellness program
• Great training and development opportunities: choose from a variety of classroom and online course offerings, learning resources, certifications, and employee educational support programs.
• An inclusive Bobcat community: join our many social networks offered on and off-campus
• Retirement peace of mind: TRS pension, retirement plans and voluntary saving options with generous employer contributions

By joining the Texas State Bobcat team, you’ll be a part of one of the most beautiful, diverse, and growing universities in the nation.

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Posted: 4/2/2021
Application Due: 4/13/2021
Work Type: Full Time