Manager, Small Business Development Center

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Posting Number:


Position Title:

Manager, Small Business Development Center


Small Business Development Center


Academic Affairs


City Center Campus



FLSA Classification:


Union/Non Union:

Non Union

Full Time / Part Time? :

Full Time

Salary Range - Minimum:

$56,827 annually

Hours per week:


Temporary? :


Posting Date:


Closing Date:


Open Until Filled:


Special Instructions to Applicants:

This is a grant funded position and is based upon grant funding which is reviewed for renewal on a yearly basis

For full consideration, unofficial transcripts for the required degree (if applicable) must be attached and submitted at the time of application.

All offers of employment are contingent upon the following:

  • Post-offer, satisfactory results of pre-employment background check

  • Post-offer, satisfactory results of pre-employment Drug Screening for employees that are new to the College

  • Post-offer, satisfactory results of pre-employment physical exam in circumstances where the nature of the work renders it appropriate or where Federal law or regulation requires

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Joliet Junior College provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regards to race, color, ancestry, national origin, gender, gender identity, marital status, sexual orientation, disability, religion, age, results of genetic testing, or service in the military. Equal employment opportunity applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leave of absence, compensation, and training.

If reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and/or to receive other benefits and privileges of employment, please email [email protected] or call (815) 280-6725.

Advertising Summary:

Founded in 1901 as the nation’s first public community college, JJC’s dedication to student learning, community prosperity, and personal growth has influenced generations of students and community partners. Our six campuses and extension centers ensure accessibility and empower 30,000 students annually to improve their lives through the power of education.

Our commitment to our mission drives the change and innovation necessary to meet the evolving needs of our students, employees, and community. Our continued success is drawn from talented, diverse, and committed employees whose knowledge and passion for education create a thriving culture both in and out of the classroom.

JJC supports an inclusive and collaborative environment where everyone can learn, grow, and perform at their best. We invite you to apply your skills and experience in a way that supports excellence and rewards your contributions. Join our family and make JJC your first choice!

The college supports this commitment by providing full-time employees with a comprehensive benefits package for our full-time employees including:

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois (employee & family)

  • Medical

  • Dental

  • Vision

Flexible Spending Account

403(b) and 457(b) option for pre-tax retirement savings
Joliet Junior College Tuition Assistance (employee & family)
Long Term Disability

Life Insurance & a comprehensive leave plan including:

  • Federal holidays

  • Vacation

  • Personal

  • Sick

Link to Human Resources website:

Job Details:

POSITION TITLE:Manager, Small Business Development Center
STATUS:Full Time
DEPARTMENT:Small Business Development Center
DIVISION: Academic Affairs
UNION: Professional Staff
REPORTS TO:Dean, Applied Arts, Workforce Education & Training
PLACEMENT:Professional Staff Grade S09
MINIMUM PAY RATE:$56,827 annually

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The student population at the college is diverse in ethnicity, gender, language, age and background. Joliet Junior College is an AA/EO employer and strongly encourages applications from candidates who would enhance the diversity of its staff.

Position Summary :

This position responsible for supporting the day-to-day management and operations of the Illinois Small Business Development Center at Joliet Junior College. The position will also provide relevant counseling and training to prospective and emerging entrepreneurs in all aspects of market feasibility, business development, and operations management. Acute attention is given to financial management and access to capital. New initiatives and programs are developed to better serve business development needs of clients.

1.Provide direct business advice and training to entrepreneurs and small business owners
2.Conduct and prepare financial analyses for small businesses, including financial projections
3.Manage information regarding lending requirements to advise clients regarding options
4.Help plan and coordinate programs and services consistent with the goals and objectives of the Illinois Small Business Development Center
5.Conduct needs assessments of businesses; re-evaluate strategic and log-term planning’ conceptualize market driven SBDC vision.
6.Develop workshop topics, organize and facilitate workshops, and identify subject matter experts
7.Manage marketing, outreach and recruitment for events and training sessions
8.Represent the SBDC at trade shows and access to capital events through networking, presentations, and public speaking
9.Provide leadership for a multi-diversified staff, including part-time instructors; delegate responsibility from a team orientation.
10.Administer yearly budgets; write grant proposals, maintain fiscal oversight; prepare all required reports, and pursue fundraising opportunities for the SBDC.
11.Design the overall marketing and community education strategy to promote the SBDC vision.
12.Perform outreach and maintains collaborative relationships with local financial institutions, relevant service providers, the local business community and other stakeholders in the community.
13.Represent the College and serve as its liaison.
14.Assume other duties as may be assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

1.Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Accounting, Business or related area.
2.Five (5) years’ experience in small business management or business consulting experience.
3.Excellent oral, written and interpersonal communication skills. Good platform and instructional skills.
4.Knowledge of business consultation skills, manufacturing assessment, business plan development, loan packaging, technology transfer, manufacturing and management best policies, training, computer searches, market research, and referral agent services.
5.Ability to work well with clients and business customers; must be entrepreneurial, bottom line performance driven, customer focused, and learner centered; able to “sell” and negotiate to achieve mutual goals.
6.Highly proficient with Microsoft Office Suite

Preferred Qualifications:

1.Master’s degree in Finance, Accounting, Business or related area.
2.Experience in writing business plans and/or marketing plans.
3.Small business owner.

Physical Demands:

1.Normal office physical demands.
2.Evening and/or weekends commensurate with demand.
3.Access to transportation for local travel required.
4.Ability to travel between campus locations and to and from community events.

Working Conditions:

1.Duties are performed indoors in the usual office environment.

Compliance Announcement:


Joliet Junior College is committed to assisting members of the JJC community in providing for their own safety and security. The annual CLERY security compliance document along with the Fire Safety Report (FSR) and the Missing Person Policy (MPP) for students residing in “on campus” student housing is available at the JJC Police Department website :

If you would like to receive the ASR, FSR or MPP in booklet form, you may stop by the Campus Police Department located on Main Campus in G 1013 or call Campus Police at 815-280-2234. The website and booklet contain information regarding campus security and personal safety such as crime prevention and reporting, police law enforcement authority, disciplinary procedures and other related security policies. They also contain information about crime statistics for the three previous years for all JJC campuses, property owned and controlled by JJC District 525 and on public property immediately adjacent to JJC campuses.

This information is required by law and is made available by the Joliet Junior College Police Department.




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Job No:
Posted: 4/2/2021
Application Due: 4/14/2021
Work Type: Full Time