Directs and operates the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at Prairie View A&M University (PVAMU). The PVAMU SBDC is a center of the University of Houston Texas Gulf Coast SBDC Network (UH TGCN). This position reports to the College of Business (COB) Dean and Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Regional Office at the University of Houston Texas Gulf Coast Network.
Directs and provides overall management of the Small Business Development Center in the PVAMU College of Business in accordance with the established guidelines. Provide business advising and training to small businesses and entrepreneurs in Waller and Grimes counties. Supervises one program associate on a day to day basis.
Conducts client advising sessions and performs financial, operational and administrative analyses, prepares recommendations that result in positive economic impact. Assistance includes but is not limited to analyzing the specific business and industry data in finance, marketing, management and operations; human resources and related issues; supporting the development of business plans and financial packages, calculating and interpreting historical and projected financial ratios, preparing pro forma cash flow and financial statements; troubleshooting to identify problems and areas for improvement. May include providing guidance on expansion such as foreign markets, and technology commercialization.
Develops and facilitates training workshops for area entrepreneurs and businesses.
Responsible for meeting and/or exceeding annual assigned performance metrics.
Participates in the development and implementation of the strategic planning process for the SBDC, COB, and the SBDC Region Office.
Responsible for budget development and management, technical and performance reporting as required by the University, internal audit, and the UH TGCN. Manage client records via specified client tracking system.
Initiates, builds, and maintains relationships with key stakeholders to include the SBA and its resource partners, Chambers of Commerce, economic development organizations, and lenders. Coordinates as appropriate with faculty to engage students on targeted SBDC client projects.
Frequent local travel with the use of personal vehicle is required. Out-of-town travel may be required periodically.
Required Education and Experience:
Ten years of related experience.
Job Posting Close Date:
Open Until Filled
Preferred Education and Experience:
Master in Business Administration (MBA)
Ten years of related experience. Experience must include either business consulting / advising or direct entrepreneurial experience in launching and operating a small business. Knowledge must include marketing, financing/capital formation, human resources, budgeting and accounting, strategic planning, and other operational areas necessary to assist clients in starting a business and/or manage a growing business. Business development experience required.
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Knowledge of word processing, spreadsheet, and database applications.
Ability to multitask and work cooperatively with others.
Strong verbal and written communication skills.
Ability to present information clearly and concisely.
Please attach all required documents listed below in the attachment box labeled as either “Resume/CV or Resume/Cover Letter” on the application. Multiple attachments may be included in the “Resume/CV” or Resume/Cover Letter” attachment box. Any additional attachments provided outside of the required documents listed below are considered optional.
Resume or Curriculum Vitae
Application Submission Guidelines:
All applicants are required to apply via our Career Site on or before the closing date indicated on the job posting. Applicant inquiries received via email and websites such as Indeed, HigherEdJobs, etc. will not be considered unless the individual has applied to the available position via the PVAMU Career site.
The required documents listed in the above Required Attachments section must be attached to the application prior to the job closing date indicated to ensure full consideration for the application submitted. No further documents can be accepted once the job posting has closed. Please contact the Office of Human Resource on or before the closing date indicated above at 936-261-1730 or firstname.lastname@example.org should you need assistance with the online application process.
Background Check Requirements:
Internal Number: R-012595
About Prairie View A&M University
Prairie View A&M University is dedicated to excellence in teaching, research and service. It is committed to achieving relevance in each component of its mission by addressing issues and proposing solutions through programs and services designed to respond to the needs and aspirations of individuals, families, organizations, agencies, schools, and communities--both rural and urban. Prairie View A&M University is a state-assisted institution by legislative designation, serving a diverse ethnic and socioeconomic population, and a land-grant institution by federal statute.