Normal Work Schedule: Monday - Friday 8:00am to 5:00pm
Job Summary: The Regional Manager of the Small Business Development Center actively identifies and assists start-up and existing small businesses for SBDC management and technical assistance services which will meet program goals and create economic impact in terms of business creations, access to capital, business expansion, and job creation.
Additional Department Summary: The manager serves as the senior counselor to provide leadership, technical assistance, and training to existing small business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs in response to their specific needs. The manager maintains an active client referral network and serves as a key small business resource for local economic development, civic, government, and business organizations within a regional territory. The position works with a high volume of business owners and entrepreneurs on a weekly and monthly basis to assess needs, understand challenges, and offer solutions for small business start-up and growth. The primary service territory for this position is the North Alabama SBDC region.
Required Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor's Degree and three (3) years of management experience; OR Master's degree and one (1) year of management experience.
Additional Required Department Minimum Qualifications: Must have valid U.S. driver's license. Must be at least 21 years of age at time of hire and have an acceptable Motor Vehicle Report as determined by the insurance carrier.
Skills and Knowledge: Excellent communication skills, interpersonal skills, library research skills and working knowledge of spreadsheet and word processing software.
Preferred Qualifications: A Bachelor's Degree in a business related field and at least five (5) years of management experience, OR a Master's degree in a business related field and three (3) years of management experience is preferred. Experience as a small business owner and or business consultant in dealing with the challenges of operating a small business and offering creative solutions in the areas of business planning, marketing, finance, and accounting. Knowledge of or experience with Small Business Administration guaranty lending programs is a plus. Pre-existing relationships or experience with financial institutions and economic development organizations is a plus. MBA preferred.
Background Investigation Statement: Prior to hiring, the final candidate(s) must successfully pass a pre-employment background investigation and information obtained from social media and other internet sources. A prior conviction reported as a result of the background investigation DOES NOT automatically disqualify a candidate from consideration for this position. A candidate with a prior conviction or negative behavioral red flags will receive an individualized review of the prior conviction or negative behavioral red flags before a hiring decision is made.
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