Manage the day-to-day operations of the Small Business Development Center. Work with SBDC Faculty to develop center programs and services to meet the needs of small business owners in the Linn and Benton counties. Recruit and develop staff to deliver programs and services. Oversee marketing activities to promote center programs. Secure funding through grants or negotiations, manage grant contracts. Coordinate with and ensure compliance with Oregon SBDC network requirements. Help to recruit and manage the SBDC Advisory Board and the development and implementation of a strategic plan, which includes creating new revenue-generating opportunities for the SBDC.
Education and Training: Requires a bachelor’s degree in business, marketing, adult education, psychology, or a related field. Additional years of closely related experience may substitute for the education requirement.
Experience: Requires a history of progressively responsible business management experience, including small business ownership with evidence of mastery in at least four of the following six areas: accounting and finance, sales and marketing, operations, personnel management, information systems, and strategic planning. Requires evidence of substantial program and project management experience.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Must have skills in small business advising. Requires knowledge of applicable Federal, State, and local laws, rules, regulations, codes, and/or statutes. Grant and contract negotiation, preparation, and management skills are necessary. Must have budgeting and financial management skills, including proper billing, and an understanding of the pay system for various types of work. Knowledge of personal services contracts and marketing is required. Requires knowledge of entrepreneurial principles and practices; small business financing mechanisms; program marketing and management principles and practices; and public relations principles and practices. Requires the ability to supervise, train, evaluate, motivate, and lead staff. Excellent interpersonal communication skills are essential. Requires meeting and group facilitation skills, active listening skills, ability to articulate ideas, and communicate clearly (written and oral). Must have public speaking skills. Requires networking skills and the ability to build effective business partnerships.
Additional Salary Information: Salary range is $66,643-$93,487 for a 248-day annual contract plus comprehensive benefits. Management/exempt starting salaries normally fall within the middle of the range.
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At Linn-Benton Community College, we endeavor to honor and embrace the uniqueness of every individual, and promote the free and civil expression of ideas, perspectives and cultures. Our values of opportunity and inclusiveness are deliberately embedded in our hiring practices to help us develop and support a culturally diverse workforce of educators, administrative and support staff. We are committed to teaching and working in a culturally rich environment where the principles of equity, pluralism and social justice live in our policies and in our actions. We encourage qualified individuals of minority or other underrepresented groups, people with disabilities and veterans to apply.