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Coordinator IV - Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Business Advisor

Sam Houston State University

Last Updated: 5/12/23

Job Description

Department: Small Business Development Center

Full time

Open until filled: Yes

Requisition: 202300119S

Educational and Experience Requirement:

Bachelor’s degree in business administration or closely related field. Four years relevant business experience, business/economic development, finance, small business consulting, business management, banking, and/or small business ownership or in a related field. Masters degree preferred. Banking or public accounting experience preferred.

Nature & Purpose of Position:

Provides professional business and management advising in the areas of general business, financing, marketing, bookkeeping, and accounting to startup small businesses in Montgomery County.

Primary Responsibilities:

Provides professional business advising services to pre-venture, early stage and growth companies. Consults with clients throughout the service area of Montgomery County. Assists clients in analyzing business strengths and weaknesses and developing strategies for improvement. Assesses client’s management and technical education needs and recommends appropriate training classes. Provides comprehensive advising services in areas such as: financial modeling, financial analysis and budgeting, capital formation, marketing, market research, business plan development, strategic planning, human resources, and other business related areas. Works closely with the Director of the Small Business Development Center in the operations of The Woodlands Center, Montgomery County office. Initiates and maintains relationships with key stakeholders, to include Small Business Administration (SBA) and its resource partners, lenders, economic development organizations, Chambers of Commerce and other community partners. Focuses and assists targeted small businesses in accessing financing through a local capital partner as well as other funding sources for business expansion and growth. Markets to and works with clients to identify and match their capital needs with traditional and non-traditional sources. Develops and updates specialized training classes and materials for individual clients or groups. May conduct training seminars or presentations. Participates in public relations activities. Assists the director with a variety of administrative duties and responsibilities. Performs other related duties as assigned.

Other Specifications:

Strong interpersonal skills, as well as problem solving, decision making, project management, and time-management skills. Clear understanding of business models to help clients in various stages of their business. Must be able to work independently. Bilingual in English and Spanish is preferred. Knowledge of local, state, and federal laws. Ability to supervise business functions. Communicates with other University departments, personnel, and other agencies.

The Small Business Development Center (SBDC) program is funded through a cooperative agreement with the US Small Business Administration (SBA) and the State of Texas. The continuation of all SBDC positions are contingent on the continuation of funding from both the SBA and the State of Texas at current levels.

This position is headquartered in the SHSU SBDC Office at the SHSU The Woodlands Center, Montgomery County. Requires some travel locally (Montgomery and Walker County). Out of town travel may be required periodically.

Please fill out the online application in its entirety, along with the required documents.

Sam Houston State University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and Smoke/Drug-Free Workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, ancestry, marital status, citizenship, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, pregnancy, or gender identity or expression. Sam Houston State University is an “at will” employer. Employees with a contract will have additional terms and conditions. Security sensitive positions at SHSU require background checks in accordance with Education Code § 51.215.

Physical Address:

Human Resources Department

1831 University Ave, John W. Thomason Bldg. Suite 202

P.O. Box 2356

Huntsville, TX 77341-2356

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A Great Name in Texas Education! Named for Texas’s greatest hero, Sam Houston State University (SHSU) continually honors its historical roots through academic excellence. For more than 140 years, SHSU has been preparing students for meaningful lives of achievement. Its motto, “The measure of a Life is its Service,” resonates among its approximately 21,612 students, eight college...