Missouri State University Posting Details in Springfield, Missouri

Posting Details

Position Information

Position Title Coordinator, Small Business and Technology Development Center - West Plains

Work Location West Plains Campus

Department West Plains SBTDC

Pay Grade 44

Proposed Salary $38,442 - $51,815 Annually

Position only available to current, regular, full-time Missouri State University employees? No, Position is available to all applicants.

Appointment Type Full Time Regular

Exempt/Non-Exempt Exempt

General Function

The Coordinator of the Small Business and Technology Development Center – WP is responsible for providing consultation services to small businesses in south central Missouri on a wide range of topics including strategic planning, marketing, retailing, accounting, advertising, budgeting, business planning, loan proposals, and personnel to promote growth, expansion, innovation, increased productivity, and management improvement. The Coordinator of the Small Business and Technology Development Center – WP develops and coordinates training seminars and classes designed to meet specific needs of small business owners and managers and works directly with business and industry leaders to design training and professional development programs to meet specific company needs. The Coordinator of the Small Business and Technology Development Center – WP coordinates the resources of the federal, state and local governments with the resources of the University and the private sector to promote growth, expansion, innovation, increased productivity, and management in small businesses and prospective small businesses in south central Missouri.

Description of Primary Duties

  1. Provides an effective consultative service to small businesses by establishing cooperative one-on-one relationships with business owners and managers, recommending viable options or identifying resources to address their stated and/or assessed needs, and conducting follow-up sessions with the management of participating small businesses to determine if the stated objective has been met.

  2. Develops goals, objectives and action plans in coordination with the Small Business and Technology Development Center, Missouri State University-Springfield.

  3. Helps to obtain funding for various initiatives by writing, when appropriate, grant applications to support activities associated with the Small Business and Technology Development Center. Collaborates closely with the Director of University/Community Programs and the Director of Development at Missouri State University-West Plains to provide initiatives leading to private gift monies to sustain and expand the future of the Small Business and Technology Development Center.

  4. Assists in the achievement of suggested Small Business Administration program objectives by implementing special projects which are beneficial to area small businesses and are functions of the economic development mission of the Small Business and Technology Development Center.

  5. Maintains professional competence and expands the knowledge base and ability of the Small Business and Technology Development Center to serve the business and industrial community through involvement in professional organizations and attendance at professional development conferences, workshops and seminars at the national, state and regional level.

  6. Manages funds by planning and developing the Small Business and Technology Development Center ’s budget, exercising authority regarding expenditure of Center funds, including any funds obtained through grants and adhering to the grant-making body’s guidelines and regulations, as well as those of Missouri State University.

  7. Provides regular reports to the Springfield Small Business and Technology Development Center on client and center activity in accordance with the Missouri Small Business and Technology Development Center Standard Operating Procedures and the goals as set forth annual by the United States Small Business Administration and the Missouri Small Business and Technology Development Center’s administrative office.

  8. Contributes to a work environment that encourages knowledge of, respect for, and development of skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds.

  9. Remains competent and current through self-directed professional reading, developing professional contacts with colleagues, attending professional development courses, and attending training and/or courses required by the Director of University/Community Programs.

  10. Contributes to the overall success of the Small Business and Technology Development Center, the University/Community Programs, and Missouri State University-West Plains by performing all other duties and responsibilities as assigned.

Minimum Acceptable Qualifications

Education: A Bachelor’s degree in Business, Engineering, Management, or a related field is required. A Master’s degree in Business Administration is preferred.

Experience: At least three years of experience is required in progressively responsible positions that include experience in management, business consultation, finance (specifically budget projections), and marketing and promotions. Experience in manufacturing and/or fundraising is preferred.

Skills: Strong oral and written communication skills, excellent interpersonal skills, and management skills are required. Strong computer skills in using spreadsheets, presentation software, and word processing are required. The ability to develop knowledge of, respect for, and skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds is required.

Scope: The position also requires evening and occasional weekend work. Occasional overnight, out-of-town travel is also required.

Additional Qualifications

Link to Job Description http://www.missouristate.edu/human/jobdescriptions/34897.htm

Open Date 10/13/2017

Close Date (If Close Date is blank then the posting is considered open until filled)

Special Instructions to Applicants

First date of consideration is November 10, 2017. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Official transcripts will be required at the time of hire.

EO/AA and Diversity Statement

Non Discrimination Statement Missouri State University is a community of people with respect for diversity. The University emphasizes the dignity and equality common to all persons and adheres to a strict nondiscrimination policy regarding the treatment of individual faculty, staff, and students. In accord with federal law and applicable Missouri statutes, the University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin (including ancestry, or any other subcategory of national origin recognized by applicable law), religion, sex (including marital status, family status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or any other subcategory of sex recognized by applicable law), age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or any other basis protected by applicable law in employment or in any program or activity offered or sponsored by the University. Sex discrimination encompasses sexual harassment, which includes sexual violence, and is strictly prohibited by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972.

This policy shall not be interpreted in a manner as to violate the legal rights of religious organizations or military organizations associated with the Armed Forces of the United States of America.

The University maintains a grievance procedure incorporating due process available to any person who believes he or she has been discriminated against. Missouri State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Minority/Female/Veterans/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity employer. Inquiries concerning the complaint/grievance procedure related to sex discrimination, including sexual harassment and sexual assault, should be addressed to the Title IX Coordinator, Carrington Hall 205, 901 S. National Ave., Springfield, Missouri 65897, JillPatterson@missouristate.edu, 417-836-8506, or to the Office for Civil Rights. All other inquiries concerning the grievance procedure, Affirmative Action Plan, or compliance with federal and state laws and guidelines should be addressed to the Equal Opportunity Officer, Office for Institutional Equity and Compliance, Park Central Office Building, Suite 111, Springfield, Missouri 65897, equity@missouristate.edu, 417-836-4252, or to the Office for Civil Rights. (Res. Board Policies No. 70-11; Bd. Min. 10-28-11.)

Background Check Statement

Employment will require a criminal background check at University expense.

Posting Detail

Posting Number 20170198FTS

Quicklink for Posting http://jobs.missouristate.edu/postings/36222

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Applicant Documents

Required Documents

  • Resume

  • Cover Letter

  • Unofficial Transcripts - 1

Optional Documents

  • Letter of Recommendation-1 (Non-confidential)

  • Letter of Recommendation-2 (Non-confidential)

  • Letter of Recommendation-3 (Non-confidential)

  • Other Documents -1

  • Unofficial Transcripts -2

  • Unofficial Transcripts -3