Minority Business Manager

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Classification Title:

Program Manager I

Advertised Title:

Minority Business Manager




Darla Moore School of Business


DMSB Small Business Development Center



Part/Full Time:

Full Time

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Work Schedule:

Full time position working 37.5 hours per week.
Typical hours are 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. with occasional evening or weekend hours. Flex time on hours is an option.

Job Search Category:

Other Professional

About UofSC:

The University of South Carolina System is comprised of the state’s flagship university in Columbia (founded in 1801 and currently one of the top 50 “Best Colleges” according to U.S. News and World Report), three regional comprehensive universities (USC Aiken, USC Beaufort and USC Upstate), and Palmetto College consisting of four two-year campuses (USC Lancaster, USC Salkehatchie, USC Sumter, USC Union and Fort Jackson/Extended University). Together, the USC System institutions offer more than 450 degree programs on campus and online and are uniquely positioned to meet the state’s educational, cultural, health and research needs. The System employs nearly 14,000 people who work daily to improve the lives of students, fellow South Carolinians and the world. Our diverse engaged faculty and staff enjoy a dynamic and intellectually stimulating work environment.

Diversity Statement:

At the University of South Carolina, we strive to cultivate an inclusive environment that is open, welcoming, and supportive of individuals of all backgrounds. We recognize diversity in our workforce is essential to providing academic excellence and critical to our sustainability. The University is committed to eliminating barriers created by institutional discrimination through accountability and continuous process improvement. We celebrate the diverse voices, perspectives, and experiences of our employees.

Advertised Job Summary:

The Minority Outreach Manager is responsible for planning and implementing a strategic community based outreach effort for the Small Business Development Center targeted to minority owned small businesses in the Midlands area in order to achieve measurable economic impact for South Carolina. Primary responsibility is to provide consulting and training services that increase job creation, business startups and business growth of minority entrepreneurs and small business owners. Candidate should have demonstrated relationship building skills, success in directing /coordinating collaborative projects, and consulting experience. Strong preference will be given for experience working in or with small businesses. Some travel in support of other SBDC centers around the state may also be required.


Master’s Degree plus 3 years of relevant experience or Bachelor’s Degree plus 5 years of relevant experience.

Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Creativity and business development/economic development orientation. Experience in or working knowledge of business financing. Strong preference for experience working in or with small businesses and in doing minority certifications.

Self starter, goal oriented and comfortable working in a fast paced environment.
Demonstrated relationship-building skill and success in directing/coordinating collaborative projects.

Ability to work evening and weekend hours on occasion to conduct and/or attend seminars. Some travel required.

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Special Instructions to Applicant:

This position is open until filled. 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 review of your qualifications result in a decision to pursue your candidacy, you will be contacted by phone or email.

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EEO Statement:

The University of South Carolina does not discriminate in educational or employment opportunities on the basis of race, sex, gender, gender identity, transgender status, age, color, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, genetics, protected veteran status, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions.

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Job No:
Posted: 4/13/2021
Application Due: 7/12/2021
Work Type: Full Time