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Business Consultant (Grant-Funded)

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Business Consultant (Grant-Funded)

Salary: $52,424

This is a grant-funded position. Grant-funded positions expire either at the end of the stated term or whenever funding for the position ceases.

Mohawk Valley Community College provides accessible, high-quality educational opportunities to meet the diverse needs of our students. We are the community’s college, committed to student success through partnerships, transfer and career pathways, and personal enrichment.

The College is looking for exceptional colleagues to join the MVCC community. We are currently seeking a full-time Business Consultant to work in the Mohawk Valley Small Business Development Center located downtown at the MVCC ThINCubator space. The Business Consultant works with new and existing business owners, providing one-to-one client advising, startup assistance, development of business plans and financial projections, technical advice, as assistance locating potential funding sources. Successful candidate has excellent written and verbal communication skills, as well as the ability to effectively work in a project-oriented and self-directed environment. Mohawk Valley Community College and the Mohawk Valley Small Business Development Center are committed to the success of the local small business community, and the Business Consultant plays an important role in that mission.

Key responsibilities for this position include:

  • Provides business advisement services to a variety of small businesses and entrepreneurs engaged in starting, managing, growing, or purchasing a business;
  • Provides one-to-one client advising, business plan development, and technical advice;
  • Assists clients with completing cohesive and marketable business plans;
  • Assists clients with locating potential funding sources;
  • Analyzes, prepares and structures financial statements;
  • Assists with automated and manual record keeping systems;
  • Assists clients with problem solving in areas of specialty;
  • Assists clients with marketing their business including but not limited to advertising, promotion and marketing surveys;
  • Provides client follow-up services, gathers and reviews written feedback from clients;
  • Refers clients to resources in accordance with Small Business Association (SBA) guidelines and procedures;
  • Provides advisement reports, progress and/or other special reports;
  • Assists in the design, developments and presentation of business development workshops, seminars and courses that focus on the needs of clients;
  • Assists with the recruitment of SBDC clients and program participants;
  • Collaborates with council partners that promote small business development;
  • Other related duties as assigned by the Small Business Development Center Regional Director.
  • Qualifications:

    • Bachelor’s degree in business or related field, and a minimum of two (2) years’ management level experience in private sector business or related public technical assistance environment, or Associate's degree in business or related field and a minimum of six (6) years’ management level experience in private sector business or related public technical assistance environment
    • Effective written/verbal communication and organizational skills
    • Ability to effectively work in a project-oriented and self-directed environment
    • Possession of a valid driver’s license at the time of hire and throughout the duration of employment

    Special Instructions to Applicants: Official academic transcripts required upon hire.

    Review Start Date: 12/5/2022

    Mohawk Valley Community College is an Affirmative Action,Equal Opportunity Employer deeply committed to a community of excellence,equity, and diversity. MVCC maintains an inclusive learning environment inwhich students, faculty, administrators, staff, curriculum, social activities,governance, and all other aspects of campus life reflect a diverse,multi-cultural, and global worldview. We value the many similarities anddifferences among individuals and groups. We are committed to preparingstudents to understand, live among, appreciate, and work in a world made up ofpeople with different ethnic and racial backgrounds, military backgrounds,religious beliefs, socio-economic status, cultural traditions, differentabilities, sexual orientations and gender identities. All qualified applicantswill receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color,religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran statusor on the basis of disability.


    Mohawk Valley Community College has more than 800 full-time and part-time employees at our campuses in Utica and Rome, NY. We are located in the Central New York region at the foothills of the Adirondack Mountains between Syracuse and Albany, NY in Oneida County.

    Founded in 1946 as one of the first community colleges in New York State, MVCC is one of 64 campuses that are part of the State University of New York.

    The College offers about 100 transfer and career technical programs, including liberal arts and sciences, healthcare, engineering technologies, trades, engineering science, business, human services and fine arts. A diverse institution with a global view, MVCC offers career, transfer, and transitional education, programs for personal and cultural enrichment, and supports community and economic development.

    Interested candidates will find competitive salaries and outstanding benefits along with an enriched, collaborative work environment that is based on excellence in teaching and student service, employee success with continued contributions, and commitment to our surrounding communities.

    Mohawk Valley Community College does not discriminate.  MVCC is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. Women, minorities, veterans, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.  MVCC is committed to fostering a diverse community of outstanding faculty, staff, and students, as well as ensuring equal educational opportunity, employment, and access to services, programs, and activities, without regard to an individual's race, color, national origin, religion, creed, age, disability, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, familial status, pregnancy, predisposing genetic characteristics, military status, domestic violence victim status, or criminal conviction.

    Employees, students, applicants, or other members of the College community (including but not limited to vendors, visitors, and guests) may not be subjected to harassment that is prohibited by law, or treated adversely or retaliated against based upon a protected characteristic.

    The College's policy is in accordance with federal and state laws and regulations prohibiting discrimination and harassment. These laws include the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 as Amended by the Equal Employment Opportunity Act of 1972, and the New York State Human Rights Law. These laws prohibit discrimination and harassment, including sexual harassment and sexual violence.

    Inquiries regarding the application of Title IX and other laws, regulations and policies prohibiting discrimination may be directed to the Executive Director of Human Resources.

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