Part Time Business Consultant - Small Business Development Center
Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Salary: Commensurate with experience
Higher Education Institution
Internal Number: 245605
Deliver comprehensive management consulting with the Center's small business clients, usually resulting in a written recommendation for improving the performance of the client's business. Performs other duties related to the Center's mission as requested.
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Consults with the Center's small business clients at the SBDC offices, at facilities in outlying communities, and at clients' businesses.
Maintains client files as prescribed by the SBA using the personal computer as a consulting tool as well as the SBA client database and reporting system.
Performs specialized consulting work for small businesses as specified under Center's contracts with government agencies, chambers of commerce and economic development agencies.
Works with clients who apply for SBIR and or STTR loans.
Links and preferably have contacts with business financing institutions and other referral sources to recruit clients who require and will apply for large capital loans for expansion or startup.
Speaks at the Center's management training seminars, when requested.
Participates in functions that promote Center publicity (i.e. trade shows, meetings speaking engagements) etc.
Manages and/or consults in special project(s) as assigned by the Director.
Attends professional development programs to update and enhance skills.
Identifies at least one Grant proposal per year in Economic Development for at least a $100,000.00 on a multi-year basis.
Travel out-of-town 1-2 times per year for meetings and conferences if requested by Center.
Completes other duties as assigned.
Bachelor’s degree in a related field from an accredited institution.
5 years of related work experience.
Alternately, the successful candidate may possess any equivalent combination of experience and training, which provides the knowledge, skills and abilities required to perform the essential job functions. This includes, but is not limited to, the following:
Consulting experience in helping both startup and existing businesses with financing, marketing (traditional and social media), startup, growth strategies and ongoing operational analysis.
Ability to produce and analyze financial statements and cash flow projections.
Communication skills to effectively work with clients and market SBDC program to financing and referral entities.
Knowledge of the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) & Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Government agencies Grants programs is a plus.
Excellent written or oral communication skills, analytical and problem-solving abilities, and ability to prepare and critique detailed reports and business plans.
Self-starter not requiring extensive, step-by-step supervision.
Proficiency with Windows software, spreadsheets, word processing, database, website development Customer Relationship Management (CRM software and social media.)
Experience doing market research, including compilation and analysis of demographic data. Professionalism, great oral and written communication skills and customer service, i.e. collaboration and teamwork.
Work in outreach offices on an add needed basis.
Great opportunity for someone who has had business experience looking for a “second career”.
Commitment to the University’s values of diversity, equity and inclusion, and recognition of the importance of treating each individual with dignity and respect consistent with the University’s Mission. Demonstrated experience with, and understanding of, the broad diversity of the University community (students, faculty, staff and others).
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with the University Community.
Ability and willingness to contribute actively to the mission of the University and to respect the Spiritan Catholic identity of Duquesne University. The mission is implemented through a commitment to academic excellence, a spirit of service, moral and spiritual values, sensitivity to world concerns, and an ecumenical campus community.
Duquesne University, a private, Catholic institution, prides itself on being mission-centered and mission-driven. Our employees contribute to our culture of academic excellence and our mission of serving God by serving students. In turn, they enjoy a supportive working environment that values individual talents, encourages teamwork and rewards accomplishments.
A nationally ranked top-tier university, Duquesne has established a legacy of excellence in liberal and professional education. Our 14:1 student-faculty ratio allows our students to work closely with expert faculty. Duquesne has also won accolades and recognition among the nation’s top 20 small research schools for our research initiatives and faculty productivity.
Situated on a 50-acre campus within the city, Duquesne provides a small-town feel in an urban setting. The Pittsburgh region offers a variety of cultural, education and professional opportunities, as well as a safe and affordable lifestyle.
We strive to attract, recruit and retain a dynamic, diverse workforce. Our employees benefit from an array of campus resources that provide convenience and cost savings, including a variety of dining options, a full-ser...vice Starbucks, a retail bank and credit union, a fitness center and year-round wellness programs and onsite parking. Employees also may take advantage of the many educational, cultural and sporting events sponsored by the university.