SBDC Export Assistance Advisor – Ohio University – Based in Southeastern Ohio

Apr 7, 2020 | Jobs

Job Title SBDC Export Assistance 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 20162922S
Job Description


SBDC Export Assistance Advisor

This position is based in southeastern Ohio.

The SBDC Export Assistance Advisor works with Ohio businesses to improve and expand exports to international markets. The Export Assistance Advisor serves as the first point of contact for new-to-export businesses, as well as those expanding into new areas. Services include export readiness assessment, international marketing plans, market research, export compliance education, and access to export financing.

This position: implements Ohio Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Export Assistance Network’s export promotion and assistance strategies throughout the assigned region; provides in-depth counseling to determine business’ needs and abilities relative to exporting; develops confidential export strategies for companies; schedules company visits to review product marketability; assesses export readiness of Ohio firms; advises companies on export procedures, regulations and documentation; follows up with companies for accountability; researches and analyzes economic and trade opportunities in selected world market regions to determine target areas for Ohio products; coordinates and host seminars and workshops to promote exports and provide training to businesses; coordinates closely with other economic development partners in the assigned region and attends training sessions for counselors to facilitate ongoing knowledge and ability to provide in-depth counseling.

The position also promotes the State of Ohio’s export assistance programs (e.g., International Market Access Grant for Exporters, Export Internship Program, International Market Research); promotes and collaborates with federal and regional export assistance partners (e.g. U.S. Small Business Administration, Export-Import Bank, U.S. Commercial Service); attends regional and state meetings and conferences; and develops and provides specific information, reports and/or special services as requested or required by the SBA/SBDC Administrators, the SBA Business Development Specialist, and the Director of the SBDC.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in International Business, Business, Economics, Marketing, or other related field.

Must have Bachelor’s Degree in preferred field of study listed above and a minimum of two (2) years of experience with international trade, sales, or marketing and at least three (3) years of overall work experience.

A valid driver’s license and the ability to travel in multiple counties is required.

Candidate will be required to complete the Certified Global Business Professional course regardless of education or experience within the first year of employment.

Preferred Qualifications  
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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