Bucknell University Small Business Development Center (SBDC) is seeking two full-time professional staff positions dedicated to counseling start-up and existing small business clients on management topics. The Business Consultants will report to the Assistant Director, Business Consulting.
Meet with and assist clients requesting business consulting services such as business plan development, financial analysis and planning; marketing research and assistance; business management and operations; marketing; human resources; and legal issues.
Supervise student interns and review their deliverables before submission to clients.
Maintain and monitor detailed records in the SBDC management information system (MIS) of their consulting activity and of students under their supervision.
Maintain good working relationship with center staff.
Assist the Director of the SBDC in maintaining working relationships with local, state, and federal legislators, as well as other economic development agencies to maintain awareness of, and referrals to SBDC services.
Submit monthly case report summaries to the Assistant Director for Business Consulting.
Provide other administrative help when called upon by the SBDC Director or Assistant Director, Business Consulting.
Prepare and deliver training seminars for the business community as required.
Assist businesses by identifying potential small-business exporters and referring them to appropriate commonwealth and federal agencies that will help them become exporters.
Support and help develop the SBDC's and Bucknell's student entrepreneurship initiatives such as student competitions and events.
A bachelors degree.
At least two years of business experience in marketing, accounting, finance or a related field.
A working knowledge of office productivity software and the ability to conduct effective business research.
Excellent interpersonal, communication, teamwork, time management, and organizational skills.
Some in-state travel is required as well as evening and weekend work to meet center objectives.
Experience or ability to effectively conduct outreach and identify new clients from an increasingly diverse business community.
Note: The Business Consultants will receive a one-year contract, renewable annually subject to performance and the availability of external funding.
Experience in consulting with small business.
Master's degree in Business or similar degree.
Experience in international trade, and certification, or the ability to progress towards certification, in Export and Trade Counseling.
Familiarity with best practices in business incubator programs.
To apply for this position, please visit the Bucknell University careers page at https://jobs.bucknell.edu/ and select staff postings.