Lewis-Clark State College
  • 04-Nov-2022 to Until Filled (MST)
  • 20.00
  • Hourly
  • Part Time

This position is not eligible for the benefits package.

The Part-Time Business Consultant is responsible for developing and maintaining impactful consulting relationships with existing and new North Central Idaho/Region II business clients and entrepreneurs. Moreover, the position will include work focusing on rural communities, veterans, women entrepreneurs, and other underserved populations through services and programs that will work to address challenges related to access to capital, strategic planning, starting a business, growing, hiring, and other related business concerns.

Hours: Up to 19.5 hours

Hourly: Up to $20 an hour based on education and experience

Required Education and Experience

  1. Bachelor's degree in Business or closely related field.
  2. Experience with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel and PowerPoint).
  3. Minimum of 5 years of small business ownership, management, lending, business consultation or equivalent combination of knowledge, skill and experience.

Preferred Education and Experience

  1. Master's degree in Business
  2. Successful business consulting or related experience

Essential Functions

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  1. Provide high quality, individual, no-cost business coaching and consulting services to business clients through direct, interpersonal relationships.
  2. Analyze issues, identify opportunities and coach clients regarding business management, marketing, accounting, operations, planning, leadership, regulations and other business operations.
  3. Communicate with clients, obtain SBDC service impact verification and enter client information, impacts and notes in Center IC database.
  4. Refer clients to appropriate resources (if necessary).
  5. Help center meet Idaho SBDC annual goals including: Consulting and Training Hours, Client Business Starts, Capital Raised, Jobs Created, and Sales Growth.
  6. Connect faculty and students with clients for experiential learning and problem solving.
  7. Fostering and maintaining strong relationships in the business and economic development communities.
  8. Maintain strict confidentiality of all client information. Identify any potential conflict of interest and communicate with the client, other consultants, Center Director and the SBDC State Director to resolve any issue.
  9. Assure compliance with the Center's customer satisfaction process. Review evaluations and develop correction plans as necessary.
  10. Contribute to the implementation of the Idaho SBDC Strategic Plan. This includes development of strategies to market and improve consulting, training and research for business owners.
  11. Develop, coordinate and provide business-training workshops as needed.
  12. Review training programs and evaluations to determine effectiveness of programs, instructors and changing needs of businesses.
  13. Attend required training.
  14. Provide services and training programs to underserved members of the Business Community, including rural entrepreneurs, veterans, women entrepreneurs, and other underserved populations.

Additional duties and responsibilities include those of Financial Coordinator.

  1. Preparation of monthly program reports using spreadsheets to track expenditures and account balances for multiple account budgets.
  2. Monitor revenue and expenditures for multiple grants.
  3. Preparation of periodic financial status reports to SBDC State Office.

Application Procedure: Please upload the following documents

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume
  • Three Professional References
  • Unofficial Transcripts

Posting will remain open until a suitable pool of candidates is identified.

This position is subject to the successful completion of a criminal background check and may also be subject to an education verification. LC State is an EEO/AA/VETS employer.

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