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Director, Small Business Development Center

Company: William Paterson University
Location: Wayne
Posted on: August 7, 2022

Job Description:

*Director, Small Business Development Center* *Department:* Small Business Dev Ctr
*Position Type:* Full Time *Summary:*
William Paterson University invites application for the full-time position of Regional Director, New Jersey Small Business Development Center (NJSBDC). In accordance with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) goals and objectives, New Jersey State and other funding mandates, the Regional Director works under the direction of NJSBDC State Director and the Dean of the Cotsakos College of Business to serve the strategic planning, internal fiscal administration, reporting and overall management of the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at William Paterson University (WP). In addition, the Regional Director is responsible for overall small business development in assigned jurisdiction, which includes client services development, database management, monitoring and reporting; overseeing client services program delivery in the form of one-on-one counseling, training, marketing, and outreach. The Regional Director is responsible for fundraising to meet the Center's funding goals, organizing and supervising Center staff and activities, including satellite locations, as well as developing strong external stakeholder communication and relationships as needed. Small Business Development Center consultants selected by the Regional Director within the NJSBDC network program will work externally to provide off-site counseling and training as the NJSBDC program requires. The Regional Director is responsible for Center collaboration on host institution projects including, but not limited to, undergraduate/small business and entrepreneurship initiatives, collaborative project development, Cotsakos College of Business (CCOB) strategic initiatives, course and curriculum development, accessing appropriate faculty at WPU to serve as consultants (as appropriate) as well as identifying students who can work with the SBDC program as interns. Additionally, the Regional Director works to advance the comprehensive vision, mission, and strategic objectives of WP, and is expected to work harmoniously with students, faculty and staff, of the Cotsakos College of Business. The Regional Director will follow WP and CCOB policies, procedures and guidelines as related to this position. The position is based within the Small Business Development Center in Paterson, New Jersey which is a few miles away from the WP main and Valley Road campuses. This position requires the ability to travel to client and SBDC sites and events. A flexible schedule including evening, weekend and extended hours is also required. This position is grant funded and contingent upon the availability of supporting grant funds. For more information visit [*Duties:*
*Duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:* Leadership * Provide leadership to the regional SBDC team. * Select, train, and manage high quality professional and administrative staff to carry out the work programs of the Regional Center for in person and virtual offerings. * Establish and monitor performance goals for each of the regional center team members. * Liaise with the State Office and other Regional Directors, collaborate on state network initiatives, and serve on state leadership teams for local, state and/or federal business assistance programs, as needed. * Network with the statewide SBDC team to determine opportunities for continuous improvement and peer-to-peer learning to include collaborating on shared offerings. * Develop and implement a regional strategic plan aligned with the Statewide SBDC strategic plan, the Host strategic plan and regional small business needs. * Work with leaders of the College and the Center for Socially Responsible Entrepreneurship and Innovation to advance the university's vision of being a champion for economic and community development. * Collaborate with the WPU to advance the development of a higher education and workforce development strategy for the City of Paterson and Passaic County. * Participate actively in appropriate WPU, business and community-based organizations to establish partnerships that will enhance the planning and development of services and programs as well as collaboration with host institution projects including but not limited to undergraduate/small businesses and entrepreneurship initiatives, collaborative project development, implementation as well as facilitating/teaching/instruction on special collaborative projects and initiatives with the Host institution, as needed, and in alignment with overall NJSBDC program mission and vision as well as NJSBDC agreement/subcontract grant rules governing the program. * Represent the SBDC program and the Host institution at business and community functions and activities. * Attend the national ASBDC conference for professional development (PD) yearly (or based on State Directors recommendations). A minimum of 40 hours per year tracked of PD is required. Finance and Compliance * Ensure the financial health of the region by managing the program budget, developed and monitored in cooperation with Host and state lead center. * Ensure expenditures are within approved parameters and consistent with restriction, conditions and guidelines. * Develop a broad base of substantial external funding support and effectively manage the resultant fiscal resources. Funding sources include Federal and State grants, contracts, sponsorships and earned income. Fundraise yearly a minimum of $50K to advance programming. * Ensure staff compliance with supplied client management system and applicable laws, regulations, policies and procedures. * Ensure confidentiality standards are met. * Attend in person monthly state staff meeting with all Regional Directors and the State Office. * *Client Service * Develop and implement region-wide strategic business assistance programs providing: (a) quality business assistance services; (b) a diverse mix of small business-related courses, seminars, conferences and other training events; (c) research support services for entrepreneurs and small business clients; (d) advocacy on behalf of the small business sector in the region. * Provide one-on-one consulting services, training and research to current and prospective small business owners with regard to business management practices, to include assistance and plans of action for business development and for meeting required regional and statewide milestones. Meetings are in-person with option of occasional virtual opportunities. * Monitor trends in entrepreneurship and small business, locally, nationally, and internationally, to ensure that programs remain innovative and current. Pilot regionally innovative programs. * Evaluate SBDC programs and recommend new programs and/or changes as necessary, with input from NJSBDC leadership and WPU's Cotsakos College of Business leadership. * Assist the College with adjunct teaching and curriculum development. * Perform related duties as assigned by the Host Institution. *Qualifications:*
*Required Qualifications*: * Master's degree from an accredited college or university program in Business Administration, Public Administration, or a related field. * Five (5) or more years of full-time experience as a business owner or a manager in a small business. Experience in an Small Business Development Center (SBDC) or economic development organization can be substituted for up to three (3) years of direct business experience. * Five (5) or more years of experience in small business counseling, consulting, management and training/instruction. * Demonstrated ability to build strategic coalitions and collaborate effectively with economic development agencies, small business service providers, chambers of commerce, education, business and industry, labor and government. * Demonstrated ability to implement continuous quality improvement initiatives in a customer focused environment. * High level proficiency in MS Office suite software/ applications. * Demonstrated experience in personnel selection, development and management. *Additional, Preferred Qualifications:* * Experience finding grant funding opportunities and writing polished proposals to earn grant money to advance organizational mission. * Experience working with, and/or managing programs of the U.S. Small Business Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, or other State or local business assistance programs. * Experience in social media applications; online communication software and a client database system. *Personal Attributes and Traits*: * Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively in a complex organization. * Proven ability to collaborate effectively toward agreed upon goals with a variety of stakeholders. * Strong organizational, time management and problem solving skills. *Invitation to apply:* Interested candidates will be prompted to: complete an application, submit a cover letter & CV. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled. General questions related to this application process, please contact [](mailto:) *About William Paterson University*: William Paterson University is the third most diverse public university in New Jersey. As a longstanding member of the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU), we have been designated by the US Department of Education as a Hispanic-Serving Institution. William Paterson University is also proud to be designated as a NASA MSI (Minority Serving Institution). The University offers undergraduate and graduate academic programs that range from liberal arts and sciences to pre-professional and professional programs; it enrolls over 8,000 students from across the country and from over 40 nations. The University is situated on a beautiful, 370-acre suburban campus in Wayne, New Jersey, just twenty miles west of New York City. *To apply, visit [William Paterson University is dedicated to providing equal opportunities and equal access to all individuals regardless of race or ethnicity, sex/gender (including pregnancy), gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, civil union status, familial status, religion, national origin or citizenship, military service status, or any other category protected by law. William Paterson University does not discriminate on the basis of any category stated above or as prohibited by applicable law. Individuals from historically underrepresented backgrounds are encouraged to apply. Copyright -- -2022 Jobelephant.com Inc. All rights reserved. [Posted by the FREE value-added recruitment advertising agency](jeid-7e71a7698aa9be4188301fc1238009cd

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