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Business Advisor

$45,000 – $45,000 yearly

Ball State University

Last Updated: 5/26/23

Job Description

ECI-Small Business Development Center

Business Advisor

Ball State University

Ball State University’s East Central Indiana – Small Business Development Center is accepting applications for a Business Advisor. This position is expected to be full-time with benefits. It is possible that we may fill multiple positions from this posting.

The East Central Indiana Small Business Development Center (ECI-SBDC) creates a positive and measurable impact on the formation, growth, and sustainability of Indiana’s small businesses by providing entrepreneurs expert guidance and a comprehensive network of resources. Ball State University serves as the host for the ECI-SBDC.

This position will have a positive and measurable impact on the formation, growth and sustainability of small businesses in Indiana.

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

Other Required Skills:

  • 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)

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

Preferred Qualifications: Masters 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.

Apply online at: Include the following documents with your application: resume and cover letter addressed to Peggy Cenova. 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.

The minimum salary for this position is $45,000.00. Review of applications will begin immediately and will be accepted through May 20, 2021.

Ball State University is located in Muncie, Indiana, approximately 45 miles northeast of Indianapolis. Approximately 21,000 undergraduate and graduate students enroll each year in diverse academic programs on and off campus. Our students come from all Indiana counties, all 50 states, and 68 countries to pursue knowledge in seven academic colleges offering 190 undergraduate majors, 130 undergraduate minors, 140 graduate programs and 200 study abroad programs.

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:

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, religion, sex, 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...