The SBDC’s mission is to help Wyoming businesses succeed by offering technical assistance, advising, training, and education to Wyoming’s entrepreneurs. The SBDC serves small businesses across all market segments and in any stage of the business life cycle. Services are available to established entrepreneurs interested in improving or expanding their businesses and to aspiring entrepreneurs interested in starting a business. One-on-one services are confidential and offered at no-cost, although low-cost training options are also offered. SBDCs make outreach efforts to underserved markets including but not limited to socially and economically disadvantaged groups, veterans, women, minorities, and people with disabilities.
The Associate State Director (ASD, Job ID #232350) is responsible for effective operations of the SBDC unit including program development and execution, preparation of funding proposals, some personnel management and development, new initiative development, and special program oversight.
The ASD is responsible for assisting in the management and leadership of publicly-funded initiatives that serve the mission of the Wyoming Small Business Development Center Network (SBDC). The ASD supports the state director by assisting with the managerial and leadership aspects of the SBDC Network program, including extensive reporting responsibilities, database oversight and management, operational aspects of the programs and the design, deployment, and integration of the SBDC Network’s strategic plan. Additionally, this administrative position oversees the Apex Accelerator program manager, other specialty grant programs, and represents the SBDC to key stakeholders such as the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), Wyoming Business Council (WBC), University of Wyoming (UW), business organizations, civic groups, and government together with or in the absence of the state director. Fills in all aspects of the program when the State Director is unavailable. Required in and out-of-state travel between 5-10%.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Administrative and fiscal responsibilities (development and/or development assistance of quarterly, semi-annual, and annual reports or proposals for multiple programs sometimes including budget development and financial reports)
- Leadership of motivated, self-directed, high-energy team, other HR responsibilities
- All aspects of grant proposal development and management, compliance, and reporting
- Public outreach and marketing support of the SBDC network using a variety of methods including social media
- Database oversight, management, and business analytics
- Assistance with strategic planning development and deployment
- Reports directly to the State Director of the Wyoming SBDC Network
- Works closely with UW Sponsored Programs
- Attention to Detail
- Commitment to Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
- Delivering Results
- Effective Communication
- Financial Management & Resource Allocation
- Personnel Management
- Problem Solving
- Taking Initiative
- Technical/Professional Knowledge
REMOTE WORK ELIGIBILITY:
This position provides vital support to campus customers and requires the successful candidate be available to work on campus.
- Bachelor’s degree in a related field from an accredited college or university or equivalent related experience.
- Demonstrated excellent interpersonal and communication skills. (e.g. High level of emotional intelligence and self-awareness, great listener, thoughtful, open-minded, conscientious, positive attitude, detail oriented, and great customer service.)
- Excellent communicator and writer.
- Database oversight, management, and business analytics.
- Knowledge of entrepreneurship/small business development, economic development.
- Experience in financial reporting, budgeting, and grant management.
- Competent in the use of technology (databases, web conferencing, MS Office Suite, etc.),
- Demonstrated ability to establish, maintain and build productive relationships with key program stakeholders and partners.
- Demonstrated experience in self-motivation and working both independently and as a team.
- Demonstrated strategic planning experience.
- Valid driver’s license with a motor vehicle record (MVR) compliant with the University Vehicle Use Policy.
- Master’s degree in business, management, public administration, or related discipline from an accredited college or university or equivalent experience.
- Previous ownership and/or management of a business.
- Grant writing experience.
- Advising, coaching, or mentoring experience.
- Demonstrable experience in marketing and public outreach.
- Experience in or with the Small Business Development Center (SBDC).
- Familiarity with government contracting Apex Accelerator (formerly PTAC).
- Familiarity with Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) or the Wyoming SBIR/STTR Initiative.
Complete the online application and upload, as one PDF, the following for a complete application: no more than a two-page cover letter, resume or C.V., and contact information for four work-related references including your connection with your reference.