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Coordinator, Growth Business Consultant

The Florida Small Business Development Center at the University of West Florida – College of Business invites applicants to apply for the position of Coordinator, Growth Business Consultant (Position Number: 12141T).
Salary: $40,000 – $45,000

Preferred Response Date: April 30, 2014

Start Date: June 2, 2014

Job Summary: Educate and advise clients on growth strategies, business model concepts and advanced financial forecasting, advanced capital structures and strategies through following network consulting policies and procedures. One-on-one advice and consulting to be provided include: business and strategic plan development; financial analysis and planning; marketing research and plan development; business management and operations; and basic legal issues. Develop educational materials and present educational programs as appropriate.

Outreach to educate clients, partners and stakeholders on SBDC services and impact. Contribute to knowledge creation and dissemination through communicating with peers and participating in network activities. Significant networking and alliance building with community partners including Economic Development Council, Chambers of Commerce, and other community organizations for the purpose of building client service base.

Minimum Qualifications: Master’s degree in an appropriate area of specialization; or a bachelor’s degree in an appropriate area of specialization and two years of appropriate experience.

Preferred Qualifications:
Small Business ownership/management experience preferred, but not required. Experience of five or more years in business management or business consulting can compensate for educational degree requirement. Significant knowledge of entrepreneurship, small business management and operations, business financing, financial analysis and accounting, marketing, market research, human resource management. Strong interpersonal, oral and written communication, problem solving, and listening skills. Knowledge of financial lending procedures. Ability to manage a large client portfolio. Strong organizational and time management skills. Ability to network effectively with partners and stakeholders. Proficient computer skills and ability to use the MIS to enter data and generate reports. Ability to travel.

Application: Applicants must apply online at Be prepared to attach the following documents in electronic format: cover letter, resume, and the names of three professional references.

This contractor and subcontractor shall abide by the requirements of 41 CFR 30-300.5(a) and 41 CF 60-741.5(a). These regulations prohibit discrimination against qualified protected veterans and qualified individuals on the basis of disability, and require affirmative action by covered prime contractors and subcontractors to employ and advance in employment qualified protected veterans and qualified individuals with disabilities.

The University of West Florida (UWF) is an Equal Opportunity/Access/ Affirmative Action employer. A criminal background check is required for the successful candidate. Pursuant to provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act, any person requiring special accommodations to apply is requested to advise UWF by contacting the UWF Human Resources Department at 1-850-474-2694 (Voice) or 1-850-857-6114 (TTY).

Additional information about the University of West Florida is available at
The University of West Florida is located in Pensacola, the crown jewel of Florida’s beautiful Emerald Coast, known worldwide for its pristine white-sand beaches. The area is famous for its pleasant climate and location on the Gulf of Mexico and enjoys a comparatively low cost of living. The campus is situated on a 1,600 acre nature preserve where almost 12,000 students enjoy the benefits of small classes and personal attention from their professors.

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Growth Business Consultant