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Business Advisor

Ball State University

Last Updated: 11/30/22

Job Description

ECI-Small Business Development Center

Business Advisor

Ball State University

The Ball State University ECI- Small Business Development Center is seeking two business advisors. The successful candidates will provide small business assistance including one-to-one client counseling in the area of business plan development; analyze, prepare and structure financial statements such as cash flow projections, income statements and balance sheets; provide assistance in automated and manual record keeping systems; assist clients with market related issues such as advertising, promotional functions, market surveys and other related areas; provide assistance with loan applications.

At Ball State University, Inclusiveness and freedom of expression are a part of our enduring values and inform all of our efforts. We encourage applicants to familiarize themselves with our Inclusive Excellence Plan to learn more about our commitment and to identify how you might contribute to these efforts.

Position Function: Foster a positive and measurable impact on the formation, growth and sustainability of small businesses in Indiana. This position is grant funded and the individual hired will have an At Will assignment.

Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution in business, accounting, communications or related field. Three years’ experience in business and/or industry management. Significant, successful small business ownership or management experience can be substituted.

Minimum Other: Demonstrated experience in counseling, consulting, or advising businesses; excellent verbal and written communication skills; demonstrated experience with case and project management skills; experience in preparing and reviewing business plans and loan packages; experience with computer hardware and software (i.e. Excel, Word, PowerPoint, use of the Internet).

Preferred Qualifications: Master’s degree from an accredited college or university in business, accounting, communications or related field. Small business ownership or business management experience; public speaking proficiency; demonstrated ability to work harmoniously with co-workers and supervisors; ability to work effectively with leaders in the private and public sectors.

Candidates for searches must have current authorization to be employed in the U.S. without employer sponsorship.

The pay range minimum for this position is: $45,000

Apply online at: https://bsu.peopleadmin.com/postings/34447

Include the following documents with your application: resume and cover letter addressed to: Hiring Manager. The option to upload transcripts is available. Original, official transcripts showing the highest related degree earner is required at the time of hire (even if obtained at BSU). Degree verification will be conducted.

Review of applications will begin immediately and will be accepted through November 17, 2022.

Ball State University is located in Muncie, Indiana, on an attractive campus 45 miles northeast of Indianapolis. Approximately 22,000 graduate and undergraduate students enroll in one of eight academic colleges that offer 120 undergraduate programs. We offer more than 140 master’s, doctoral, certificate, and specialist degrees, with many of them ranking among the best in the nation. Ball State aspires to be the model of the most student-centered and community-engaged of the 21st century public research universities, transforming entrepreneurial learners into impactful leaders – committed to improving the quality of life for all.

The Ball State way is rooted in the Beneficence Pledge – a commitment to excellence in teaching and scholarship, honesty and integrity, social responsibility, gratitude and valuing the intrinsic worth of each member of our community. Ball State students, faculty and staff are empowered in a culture that believes in them and demands they believe in themselves. They are partners in an innovative, immersive approach to education. They are supported by living and learning facilities that enable intellectual curiosity. We graduate scholars who are changing the world, and we’ve dedicated our University to do the same.

The university offers an excellent wellness program and extensive benefits offerings to include a generous paid time off package and paid parental leave. For further information regarding benefits please visit:

https://cms.bsu.edu/About/AdministrativeOffices/HumanResources/Jobs/Benefits-and-Community/professional-staff

Ball State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that is strongly and actively committed to diversity within its community. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status or any other legally protected status.



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Muncie, Indiana, United States
Ball State University is located in Muncie, Indiana, on an attractive campus 45 miles northeast of Indianapolis. Approximately 22,000 graduate and undergraduate students enroll in one of eight academic colleges that offer 120 undergraduate programs. We offer more than 140 master’s, doctoral, certificate, and specialist degrees, with many of them ranking among the best in the nation. Ball Sta...