Employment Oportunities with New York SBDC

 
Center: Manhattan

Job Title: Business Advisor

Job Description: Pace University Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Business Advisor

The Pace University Small Business Development Center’s (SBDC) mission is to provide in-depth and confidential one-on-one business advisement, training and research to help small business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs launch or grow their business. Among the key services we provide are helping businesses access financing, develop business plans and financial projections and identify government procurement opportunities and strategies for increasing sales, in particular for minority and women-owned businesses. Pace SBDC advisors can also guide entrepreneurs through the process of forming their legal structure, as well as provide invaluable demographic, economic and other key market research.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Provide one-on-one counseling to help clients start or grow their small business. Specific areas include business plan development, preparing financial projections, and guidance with respect to business start-up,legal structure, marketing, accounting and operations
• Package materials required for small business financing (SBA & otherwise) to relevant source(s) based on client need and financial institution criteria
• Implement and/or participate in Pace SBDC-sponsored small business workshops
• Under Pace SBDC Director supervision, expand collaborations with Pace University faculty, staff & students, as well as with Government agencies, financial institutions, business groups and community organizations
• Work with small business clients to secure relevant certifications (eg. MWBE, SBA 8a)and connect with relevant procurement opportunities
• Help small business clients to access key demographic, economic and other key market research through the NYS SBDC Research Network
• Write small business content to be distributed via social media to build awareness of the Pace SBDC and its services


EDUCATION, TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE:
• Experience counseling small businesses, or owning/managing a small business
• Bachelor’s degree with focus in Finance, Accounting, Entrepreneurship, Management, Marketing or other appropriate discipline
• Strong written and verbal communication skills
• Proficient in Microsoft Office
• Bilingual preferred
• Strong customer service and organizational skills
• Must be able to handle confidential information in a discreet manner

TO APPLY: Email a cover letter and resume to sbdc@pace.edu