Job Title: SBDC Senior Business Advisor
PVN ID: LE-2111-004415
Category: Managerial and Professional
Vaccine Warning Notice

Mandatory Vaccine Mandate: As of May 27, 2022, all candidates will be required to provide proof of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 upon commencing employment. Exemption (medical or religious) requests to this requirement will be considered in accordance with applicable law and criteria. Being fully vaccinated is defined for this purpose as two weeks after a final dose in primary series of an authorized COVID-19 vaccine ( example: two weeks after the second dose of a two-dose vaccine such as Moderna or Pfizer, or two weeks after a single dose vaccine such as Johnson and Johnson). Final candidates must be fully vaccinated as of their first day of employment. Newly hired employees will be sent an email with instructions on how to upload their vaccine information on the Research Foundation portal.

Job Description

General Description

Duties and Responsibilities:

At a Regional Center, provides a comprehensive range of small business-based assistance including one to one client counseling in the area of business plan development; analyzes, prepares and structures financial statements, such as cash flow projections, income statements and sources and uses statements; provides assistance in automated and manual record keeping systems; and assists clients with market related issues such as advertising, promotional functions, market surveys, and other related topics.

  • Experience and understanding of loan packaging for small businesses.
  • Implements and/or participates in training sessions sponsored by the SBDC and provides follow up services as necessary to attendees. Sessions are in many forms including long term classroom situations, single and multi-day conferences where relevant topics are discussed in open forums, and in other public situations.
  • Gathers written feedback from assisted clients for program service refinement and promotional purposes.
  • Acts as a clearinghouse for information for clients and other interested individuals and refers, when appropriate, those individuals to outside entities that can provide additional support services.
  • Provides direct assistance to junior staff in meeting client and program objectives.
  • Coordinates student intern program including screening, selection, and performance evaluations. Interfaces, when necessary, with campus faculty sponsors.

Other Duties


Complexity of Duties (in order of priority):

Providing quality one to one advisement to a varied and complex range of clientele requires a wide breadth of knowledge in many areas. Many clients can be serviced on a short-term basis while other clients require long-term counseling depending upon the client's level of expertise or the sophistication of the venture.

  • Strong organizational skills are critical in maintaining an elevated level of activity while adapting to the time-sensitive nature of business decision-making.
  • Conducting an SBDC sponsored training event involves careful planning including:
  1. Identifying a topic that effectively addresses an identified need in the business community;
  2. Securing the services of appropriate experts in the field;
  3. Selecting time, date, and location for the event;
  4. Providing follow-on one-to-one counseling to attendees when requested; and
  5. Gathering feedback from attendees to evaluate the quality of the event and to help identify topics for future events.
  • Establishing a comprehensive and credible network of professional contacts for referral purposes are a critical component of an advisor's responsibilities. New contacts are established on an ongoing basis so that resources can be utilized in response to an ever-changing business climate.


Experience: The position requires no less than three years' experience in private sector business or related public technical assistance environment. 

Education: The position requires a bachelor's degree in business, management, finance, economics, or related field.

Key Features

School of Continuing and Professional St
Full Time
Annual Salary Range
$55,000.00 - $72,000.00
Closing Date
Mar 10, 2022 (Or Until Filled)