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Director of Small Business and Entrepreneurship

Company: South Piedmont Community College
Location: Monroe
Posted on: September 13, 2020

Job Description:

Director of Small Business and Entrepreneurship Job Title Director of Small Business and Entrepreneurship

Job Description

The Director of Small Business and Entrepreneurship serves Anson and Union Counties allowing clients/entrepreneurs to seek business advice and counseling and to facilitate new business creation, business expansion and employment opportunities. Position is responsible for delivery of services and professional development programs, seminars, events and courses. Programs cater to and meet the needs of local, small business owners and entrepreneurs. This position reports to SPCC’s Executive Director of Economic and Workforce Development and is located primarily at the Tyson Family Center for Technology in Monroe, NC.

• Primary responsiblility for overseeing the NC Small Business Center expectations including counselling, edcuation and job creation as outlined in the NCSBC Guidelines

• Lead efforts in Western Union County and collaborate with Wingate University to develop, implement and evaluate the Entrepreneurship Program

• Participate in the development of the vision for Entrepreneurship, Leadership and Small Business Innovation

• Facilitate course development and delivery with community, business and industry leaders

• Work with Small Business Owners across industries (i.e. Finance, Healthcare, Education and Non-Profit)

• Develop strong working relationships with Union County and Anson County Chambers as the preferred resource for Small Business development and training

• Comply with all NC Small Buisness Center Network ( SBCN ) guidelines and provide Annual Reporting

• Interview, evaluate and hire or contract with presenters/trainers for programs

• As a member of the Economic and Workforce Development team ( EWD ), collaborate with Deans to support the development credit and non-credit classes

• Assist with the administration of SBC programs in accordance with South Piedmont Community College policies, internal audit procedures, rules, and regulations

• Manage marketing, registration of instructor/vendor contracts

• Work with EWD to evaluate occupational and market trends, and benchmark successful course and programs at other institutions to develop ideas for potentially successful courses while promoting community awareness of program opportunities.

• Ensure maintenance and accuracy of the SBC documentation as required by State/National agencies

• Assist with administration of training programs in accordance with SPCC policy, NCCCS audit procedures, rules and regulations

• Identify qualified persons to serve on SBC advisory board; Meets with advisory committee and follows up on recommendations; maintains meeting minutes.

• Manage the operating budget for the Small Business Center in adherence to SBCN Guidelines.

• Willingness to work nights/weekends as needed including attending and participating in community events.

• Attend SBCN mandatory professional development conferences and network-wide initiatives as required; Complete SBC director credentialing program within three years of hire and continue to maintain professional competency with ongoing training as required.

• Assist Director of Ecomomic and Workforce Development and Vice President in the development, delivery and maintenance of programs and strategic partnerships

• Perform other duties as assigned by the Executive Director of Ecomomic and Workforce Development

Required Qualifications

• Bachelor’s degree in Entrepreneurship, Business Administration, Accounting or Finance and five or more years of successful business experience in an ownership or executive management capacity

• Working knowledge of the principles of successful small business management

• Proficiency in all MS Office products

• Demonstrated effective oral and written communication skills

• Personal and professional integrity which communicates a sense of mission, leadership, and ability to self-start

• Experience in identifying problems, creating innovative solutions and managing projects

• Proven ability to deal effectively, cooperatively and tactfully with students, business/industry, government and community representatives/citizens, faculty, staff and administrators

• Demonstrated ability to communicate well with a wide assortment of small business client needs and ideas

Preferred Qualifications

• Master’s degree in Entrepreneurship, Business Administration, Accounting, Finance, or Law

• Supervisory experience

• Budgeting experience

• Exposure to Anson and Union County Commerce

• Business Ownership experience

Physical Demands

Special Conditions Eligibility Summary

South Piedmont Community College provides equal employment opportunities to all applicants and employees based on job related criteria without reference to race, color, national origin, religion, gender, age, disability, genetic information, or any other legally protected classification. Applicants are requested to complete questions at the end of the online application process that are strictly voluntary. Answers to these questions will not be provided to the hiring manager, selection committee, or any other employees of South Piedmont other than the Human Resources Office. The Human Resources Office uses this information to maintain accurate confidential records on the composition of each applicant pool. If you require accommodation due to a disability in order to complete the application process, please make your request to the Human Resources Office.

Posting Number JP00302FY17-18

Open Date

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Special Instructions to Applicants

Supplemental Questions Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

* Is there any reason known to you why you might be unable to perform consistently and promptly any of the job duties? If Yes, please explain. (Open Ended Question)

* Have you ever been discharged or asked to resign from a position? Yes/No. If Yes, please explain. (Open Ended Question)

* Have you ever been convicted of a crime that has required you either by North Carolina law or any other state or federal law to register as a sex offender? Yes

No

* Do you have a Bachelor’s degree in Entrepreneurship, Business Administration, Accounting, Finance AND five or more years of successful business experience in an ownership or executive management capacity? Yes

No

* Do you possess a working knowledge of the principles of successful small business management? Yes

No

* Do you have proficiency using Microsoft Office Word, Excel, and Email? Yes

No

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