Regional Director, New Jersey Small Business Development Center *Revised*

Kean University
Union, New Jersey

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Job location: Union, New Jersey

Employment Type: Full-time
Posted data: 2021-11-08
Req: R696

External Applicant Instructions

  • Please upload your resume/CV for automatic population of information to your Kean application.
  • Your contact information, work experience and education will be automatically filled in. Please review all fields – you will need to verify that the data is accurate.
  • In the “My Experience” section, you will find a resume/CV upload option where you can submit your cover letter and any other supporting documents you may wish to submit.

College of Business and Public Management

New Jersey Small Business Development Center (NJSBDC)

Regional Director *Revised*

In accordance with SBA goals and objectives, the State and other funding mandates, the Regional Director (Director IV), under the direction of the Associate Dean and NJSBDC leadership’s mission and programs, is responsible for the strategic planning, internal fiscal administration, reporting and overall management of the Small Business Development Center. In addition, the Regional Director is responsible for overall small business development in his/her jurisdiction, which includes client services development, database management, monitoring and reporting; overseeing client services program delivery in the form of one-on-one counseling; and training, marketing and outreach.

The Regional Director is responsible for fundraising to meet the Center’s funding goals; organizing and supervising Center staff and activities, including satellite locations; and developing strong external stakeholder communication and relationships as needed. SBDC consultants, selected by the Regional Director within the NJSBDC network program, will work externally to provide off-site counseling and training as the NJSBDC program requires. The Regional Director is responsible for Center collaboration on host institution projects including, but not limited to: undergraduate/small business initiatives, collaborative project development, College strategic initiatives, course and curriculum development, accessing appropriate faculty at Kean University to serve as consultants (as appropriate), as well as identifying students who can work with the SBDC program as interns. This position requires travel and a flexible schedule including evening and weekend hours. This position is grant funded and contingent upon the availability of supporting grant funds.

Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college and two or more years of professional experience in small business counseling, consulting, management and training/instruction is required. MBA from an AACSB accredited program and five or more years of experience is preferred. Candidate must have experience working in or managing a small business; computer skills/literacy; and knowledge of MS Office Suite software/applications, with additional experience in social media applications. Thorough understanding of small business issues and/or experience in economic development is a plus. Experience in teaching in a college academic setting is also a plus. Excellent written and oral communication skills are essential. Access to transportation is required in order to travel to client and SBDC sites and events.

Candidacy review begins immediately and continues until appointment is made. Please submit your cover letter, resume/CV and contact information for three professional references. Official transcripts for all degrees are required prior to the starting date of employment.

Additional Information

As a condition of employment, external candidates are required to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination prior to their start date. If you are unable to be vaccinated against COVID-19 for medical or religious reasons, or reasons related to a current pregnancy, you may submit a waiver request. If you are approved for an exemption from the COVID-19 vaccination requirement, you will be required to wear a mask while indoors on campus and you will be required to be tested for COVID-19 by the University on a regular schedule.

Kean University complies with the New Jersey First Act (Senate Bill No. 1730, P.L. 2011, Chapter 70). Any individual newly hired by Kean University will be required to abide by this law and establish a principal residence in New Jersey. New employees will have a full 365 days to establish such residence, from the effective date of hire.

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), if you have a disability and would like to request an accommodation in order to apply for a position, please refer to Section III.A. of our Reasonable Accommodations Policy & Procedures.

Diversity & Non-Discrimination Statement

Kean University is committed to establishing and maintaining a diverse campus community through inclusive excellence and equal opportunity. Kean’s commitment to access and equity is designed to prepare each graduate to not only thrive, but climb higher in a diverse world. As an affirmative action, equal opportunity institution we work to support a campus-wide agenda to foster a community that both values and promotes the diversity and equity of all students, faculty, staff, administrators, and beyond.

EEO/AA Statement

Kean University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer


With a rich history in higher education that spans more than 150 years, Kean University is a world-class, vibrant and diverse institution offering more than 48 undergraduate and 35 graduate programs, with over 85 options for graduate study including doctoral programs in psychology and education leadership.


The University sits on three adjoining campus sites in Union County, New Jersey covering 180 acres, two miles from Newark Liberty International Airport and thirty minutes from New York City, with an additional location in Ocean County, New Jersey. Kean University also operates a unique, additional location in Wenzhou-China, where development of a full-scale campus is currently underway.

Kean distinguishes itself through excellence in academics, strategic investments in both research and cultural facilities and initiatives and a commitment to the success of every student. Dedicated to preparing students for rewarding careers, lifelong learning, and fulfilling lives, Kean offers a broad range of disciplines, the expertise of a diverse and world-savvy faculty, and a student-centered learning environment and campus community.

With so much to offer, students who graduate Kean University leave well-prepared for success in careers…and life, in general. We wouldn’t have it any other way.



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