SBDC Business Advisor – Ohio University – Based in Central and East Central Ohio

Apr 7, 2020 | Jobs

Job Title SBDC Business Advisor
Applications Accepted From Public: Open to the public
Special Instructions to Applicants


Please complete the online application and attach required documents. Required documents include a detailed cover letter, current resume, and a list of at least three (3) professional references with current contact details, including email addresses.

The position will remain open until filled. For full consideration, please apply by April 22, 2020

This position is eligible for the following benefits: medical, vision, dental, basic and supplemental life, winter break closure, paid holidays, educational benefits for you and eligible dependents, sick leave, vacation, and retirement.
Posting Number 20162921S
Job Description


Position is based in central and east central Ohio.

The SBDC Business Advisor fosters a strong climate for small business growth by providing in-depth, confidential, no-cost business counseling, no to low-cost training, and resource and referral services to Ohio’s small business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs.

Client counseling including interviewing and assessing client needs. Provide in-depth counseling with clients to determine their needs and capabilities. Analysis of specific business and industry data in finance, marketing, management, and operations. Provide interpretation & analysis of historical financials and development of budgets/projections to determine feasibility. Problem solving to identify areas of improvement and opportunity. Provide guidance in capital access for pre-venture, startup, and existing businesses.

Work with private & public entities providing voluntary /no-cost consulting services and in-depth individual business analysis and referral of clients to appropriate resources as required. Comply with federal and state requirements of client session documentation. Evaluate programs effectiveness and measure impact of services provided to meet or exceed established goals set by the SBDC Lead Center. Work closely with Director and/or other agencies to facilitate the operation of the program.

Promote the SBDC program and advocate for small business through presentations and training events. Develop relationships with key stakeholders and partners including, but not limited to, SBA, Ohio Development Services Agency, banks, Chambers of Commerce, economic development organizations, legislators, and education institutions.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in any field and at least three (3) years of work experience in any field.

A valid driver’s license and the ability to travel within the service region is required.

Excellent oral/written communications and organizational skills; ability to multi-task.

Candidate will be required to complete the Certified Business Advisor program within six (6) months of being hired.

Preferred Qualifications

Previous experience working with small businesses or client counseling is preferred.

Profit Mastery Certification is preferred.

Department Voinovich Schl of Leadership & Public Affairs
Pay Rate Commensurate with credentials. Employees also enjoy a generous benefits package which includes health benefits, paid time off, and educational benefits for employees and eligible dependents.
Job Open Date 04/01/2020
Posting Close Date The position will remain open until filled. For full consideration, please apply by April 22, 2020
Job Category Administrative appointment
Months 12
Planning Unit Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs
Work Schedule M-F 8AM-5PM. Some evenings and weekends, as required.
Campus Athens
Expected hours worked per week 40
Expected duration of assignment ongoing
Applicants may contact this person if they have questions about this position. Trenia Twyman,
Diversity Statement Ohio University is committed to creating a respectful and inclusive educational and workplace environment. Ohio University is an equal access/equal opportunity and affirmative action employer with a strong commitment to building and maintaining a diverse workforce. Women, persons of color, persons with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Ohio University is a member of the OH/Western PA/WV Higher Education Recruitment Consortium.
Job Information
Employment Type full-time regular
Job Family/Subfamily Academic and Program Management-Research and Program Management
Career Track & Level IC 2
Pay Grade CA&P|17|
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