Business Counselor/Inland Empire and Coachella Valley Women's Business Centers California State University, San Bernardino
Overview Employment Status: Temporary non-exempt, non-benefitedposition through September 29, 2021 (May be renewed annually based upon available funding, availability of work, and satisfactory job performance).
Salary: $23.00 - $35.00 per hour.
Work Schedule: Typically Monday through Friday, specific hours to be determined, not to exceed 19 hours per week. Position may require evening and occasional weekend hours. Incumbent must be able to participate in remote or on-campus work depending on the directives from the CSUSB campus.
First Review Deadline:This position will remain open until filled. Applications will be reviewed beginning October 1, 2020.
Typical Activities Under minimal supervision of the Project Director the Small Business Counselor will provide advisory assistance to clients of the Inland Empire and Coachella Valley Women's Business Centers (IEWBC/CVWBC). IEWBC/CVWBC is a regional leader in business development that counsels and trains existing and start-up small businesses throughout the two-county region.
The incumbent will provide one-on-one business counseling and assistance to clients in the areas of business planning, operations management, accounting, finance, marketing, human resources or other area of small business development. Clientele are provided services in English and Spanish as needed.
The incumbent may deliver orientation workshops for prospective and current local small business owners in response to identified needs, demands, and local area economic development.
The incumbent will assist in special projects as determined by the Project Director and/or the needs of the small business community.
The incumbent will assist with workshops and seminars for clients in such areas as business planning, management, access to financing, and other areas of concern and interest to the local small business managers and owners.
The incumbent will promote the IEWBC/CVWBC by making oral and written presentations to local and regional business associations, chambers of commerce, service clubs, and other community-based organizations and by participation in workshops and conferences coordinated with other local and regional organizations and agencies.
The incumbent will maintain liaison with network of business contacts, and other public and private resources and refer clients to them when necessary.
The incumbent will administer and review client files; assist with updating client and program records; conduct follow-up activities to facilitate and enhance service delivery and assessment.
The incumbent will perform all other duties as assigned.
Minimum Qualifications Experience and Education:
Applicants must have any combination of experience and education that would equal three (3) years of full-time professional experience providing assistance and counseling to small businesses.
A Bachelor's degree in Business, Management, Finance, Economics, or a related field is preferred.
Bilingual Spanish is highly desired.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Applicants must have knowledge of: financial aspects of business, such as identifying sources of capital, loan analysis or packaging; principles and practices of business management including establishment of a new business; principles and requirements of business law, taxation, and employment regulations; data gathering and report writing; professional standards.
Applicants must have the ability to analyze the operational aspects of a business; express ideas clearly and effectively in oral and written communications; develop and conduct oral presentations for groups; assist in the development of business plans; work cooperatively with persons from diverse economic and social backgrounds; maintain accurate records; prepare clear and concise reports; keep apprised of federal, state and local and program regulations and policies; learn new computer applications; and maintain open and effective working relationships with staff and services clients and groups, other professionals and the public.
Applicants must be computer literate and have good typing skills.
Ability to conduct web-based research, use Social Media effectively, and proficiency in the latest versions of Microsoft Office Suite is required.
Applicants must be sensitive to the needs of a diverse client base.
Supplemental Information UEC is an EOE - Minority/Female/Disability/Vets. This position will remain open until filled. This is a sensitive position and the selected candidate must successfully pass a thorough background investigation to include a criminal history check prior to appointment.
California State University, San Bernardino offers a challenging and innovative academic environment. The university seeks to provide a supportive and welcoming social and physical setting where students, faculty and staff feel they belong and can excel. The university provides students the opportunity to engage in the life of the campus, interact with others of diverse backgrounds and cultures, as well as participate in activities that encourage growth, curiosity and scholarly fulfillment. Through its branch campus in Palm Desert, the university mission extends to the Coachella Valley.