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Business Launch Specialist Please see Special Instructions for more details. * Please ensure your full range of knowledge, skills, abilities, experience and education are listed on your application. Do not write 'see resume' on your application when completing the job duties section.* If you answer the questions at the end of the application, please ensure your application reflects the knowledge, skills, abilities and experiences to support your answers (see job duties section of previous employment).* Failure to answer the questions at the end of the application will not preclude your application from being considered but may result in your application not receiving full consideration of your knowledge, skills, and abilities.*Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full time basis. Position Details
Job TitleBusiness Launch SpecialistPosition Number400271Vacancy Open toAll Candidates Time-LimitedYesDepartment Homepagehttp://www.sbtdc.org/Advertising DepartmentSMALL BUS & TECH DEV CTRDivisionResearch Economic Development & Engagement Classification Title10301 University Program SpeciCompetency Level1 - ContributingWorking TitleBusiness Launch SpecialistNumber of Vacancies1Full Time Equivalent (FTE)1.0Full Time or Part TimeFull TimeRecruitment Range$31,888 - $48,448Anticipated Hiring Range$31,888 - $42,000Salary Grade EquivalencyGN09Work SchedulevariesWork HoursvariesPosition Location (City)GreenvilleJob CategoryStaff - ProfessionalOrganizational Unit OverviewThe University of North Carolina System’s Small Business and Technology Development Center (SBTDC), in partnership with the US Small Business Administration, is the recognized, primary organization through which the state of North Carolina provides business counseling, management education, and technology development services to help the business community successfully meet challenges, manage change, and plan for the future.
Job Duties This position is a first-level business counselor/adviser. The individual provides business advice and counsel to pre-venture business clients as part of a statewide team that focuses on assisting entrepreneurs to evaluate their idea and transition to “in business” companies. The individual independently obtains and manages a client portfolio that ensures 75 business starts annually, with an emphasis of short-term (30-45 day) starts. The individual collaborates and consults with other SBTDC team members and partners to ensure the success of the client. The individual ensures a successful transition of a business client that has started to another SBTDC Counselor or professional partner as appropriate. The individual acts as the principal trainer and marketer for cohort-based startup curriculum throughout assigned region. The individual develops and maintains relationships with entrepreneurial activities in the assigned region, with the intent to identify entrepreneurial clients to assist in a successful startup. Examples of entrepreneurial activities include university Centers for Entrepreneurship, incubators, accelerators, collaborative working spaces, and pitch competitions.
Business Counseling and Case Management
Provides general business advice and counsel to all size businesses in the SBTDC portfolio with an emphasis on nascent entrepreneurs. Acts as the Lead Counselor (i.e., case manager) and maintains a client portfolio consistent with the Regional Service Center’s annual work plan, the statewide specialized startup program’s work plan, and SBTDC strategic plan. As the Lead Counselor, this position is responsible for active management of each case in his/her portfolio. This includes autonomous decision-making based on an analysis of each client’s current operating and financial situation and appropriate team counseling with other general or specialty counselors. Case analysis may require financial analysis, comparative market research and/or use of other analytical tools at the counselor’s discretion. Maintain confidential, complete client records that are maintained in a timely manner.
Metrics: Business starts, client economic impacts, segmentation targets, case activity targets, customer satisfaction. Percentage of Time 60%
Plans and markets seminars and conferences for entrepreneurs with an emphasis on cohort-based curriculum. Assists in the design and delivery of training programs sponsored by the SBTDC. Metrics: Training event and attendee targets, training evaluation ratings. Percentage of Time 20%
Outreach and Engagement
Develops and maintains relationships with entrepreneurial activities in assigned region. Examples include university Centers for Entrepreneurship, incubators, accelerators, collaborative working spaces, and pitch competitions. From this networking, enroll clients and manage conversion to “in business” within a short time-frame. (30-45 days). In addition, engage with and maintain strong relationships with SBTDC Regional Center staff and SBTDC Tech Team to refer clients when they transition to “in business”. Percentage of Time 15%
Other Duties as Assigned
Other duties as assigned will be based on the Regional Service Center’s staffing level, assignment of specialty resources, unique campus requirements and programmatic requirements consistent with the Regional Service Center’s annual work plan. Duties may include but are not limited to oversight of student interns and/or teams and outreach, engagement, and other activities related to RSC and SBTDC statewide events. Percentage of Time 5%
This position requires travel and the ability to work evenings and weekends.
Minimum Education/ExperienceBachelor’s degree and one year of experience related to the area of assignment; or equivalent combination of training and experience. All degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions.
License or Certification required by statute or regulationNone
Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/EducationEntrepreneurship ecosystem and/or startup experience preferred.
License or Certification required by the DepartmentNone
Special Instructions to Applicant
- Please ensure your full range of knowledge, skills, abilities, experience and education are listed on your application. Do not write ‘see resume’ on your application when completing the job duties section.
- If you answer the questions at the end of the application, please ensure your application reflects the knowledge, skills, abilities and experiences to support your answers (see job duties section of previous employment).
- Failure to answer the questions at the end of the application will not preclude your application from being considered but may result in your application not receiving full consideration of your knowledge, skills, and abilities.
*Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full time basis.
Job Open Date12/02/2019Job Close Date - Positions will be posted until 11:59 p.m. EST on this date; If no closing date is indicated, the position will be posted until filled and may close at any time after the recruitment has been completed. 01/02/2020Open Until FilledNoQuick Link for Direct Access to Postinghttp://ecu.peopleadmin.com/postings/32527Alternate optionIf no applicants apply who meet the required competency level and training & experience requirements, then management may consider other applicants. Salary would be determined based on competencies, equity, budget, and market considerations.
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