SBDC Business Consultant 1

Salary   – $40,000.00 Annually
Location – Prince Frederick, MD
Job Type – Part-Time
Division (Department) – Continuing Education and Workfrce Dev
Job Number – FY22-118
Department (Division) – Small Business Develpment Ctr
Position SummaryLocated 45 minutes from the Nation’s Capital, nestled in a history-rich community of southern Maryland, The College of Southern Maryland (CSM) is a two-time Aspen Award-winning institution (top 15% of Community Colleges) with academic programs in over 100 disciplines. CSM is among America’s top 100 producers of Minority Associate Degrees in twenty categories, according to Diverse Issues in Higher Education.  CSM offers excellent health insurance benefits; State Retirement Pension plan; wellness programs; Code Green early closure Fridays in the summer; college closure for spring break and several major holidays, including the week between Christmas and New Year; and for several days in March for Spring Break.  We are an innovative institution committed to student success and well known for our flexibility to meet student and community needs.

Under the moderate supervision of the Department Director or designee, the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Business Consultant I effectively provides business counseling to SBDC clients; including business plan development, coordination with lenders and/or investors, and preparing and analyzing business financial statements/reports.  This position requires previous training, experience, and specific skills.  The incumbent performs work with latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgement.

This position is part-time. 32 hours per week, Monday -Thursday; some Fridays; evenings required on a regular basis.

College of Southern Maryland conducts background checks in order to ensure the safety and well-being of the College’s staff and students.  The final candidate for this position will be subject to the following background checks:  Criminal History Check and Sex Offender Registry Check.

This position is open until filled.  For best consideration, apply by 11:59 pm, EST on Friday, June 17, 2022.   The College of Southern Maryland is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 

The College of Southern Maryland values the safety of its students, faculty, and staff.  As part of that commitment, the College will require offers of employment extended after December 1, 2021 to be contingent on the candidate providing proof of being fully vaccinated for COVID-19 prior to the start date of employment.  As a new employee, you will be required to comply with this mandate and all the current campus health and safety protocols, including wearing a mask.

Specific Duties and ResponsibilitiesEssential Functions:

  • Provide services assessing the viability and needs of small business clients
  • Development and monitoring of progress of client action plans
  • Provides one-on-one counseling services to future and current business owners
  • Conducts assessments to assist business owners in identifying their strengths, weaknesses, and opportunities
  • Assists business owners in updating business plans, strategies, and options
  • Conducts market research
  • Provides technical assistance to business owners in researching their options and applying for resources
  • Designs and conducts entrepreneurial training workshops
  • Ensures that instructional materials are appropriate and in sufficient supply for training events
  • Coordinates the involvement of guest speakers and/or subject matter experts for needed training
  • Promotes upcoming training opportunities to new and existing clients
  • Responsible for visiting and establishing relationships with business owners and community stakeholders, small business resource entities and industry specialists
  • Pursues relationships within the area that promote the SBDC programs, services, seminars and training events in the Southern Maryland business community
  • Interact with other business assistance resource groups including county economic development departments, Maryland Dept. of Business and Economic Development, local Chambers of Commerce and SBA resource partners
  • Participates in SBDC local and statewide events and training activities
  • Client entries into MD SBDC case management system that monitors and tracks participant progress and provides periodic reports
  • Establishes an inventory and/or directory of local business resources
  • Attend established meetings
  • Management and monitoring of annual performance milestones to ensure they are met
  • Routinely obtain client success stories and legislative letters as required by Maryland SBDC network.

Additional Duties:

  • Performs other related work as required

Minimum Education and Training

  • Bachelor’s degree in business, finance, management or related field
  • Two years business consulting or equivalent experience of 5 or more years business ownership

Minimum Qualifications and Standards RequiredKnowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Able to provide financial advice and assist clients in obtaining financing.
  • Knowledge of public and private loan programs.
  • Ability to analyze sensitive and comprehensive financial statements.
  • Excellent written and oral skills.
  • Maintenance of insurability under the college’s vehicle liability insurance plan.

Physical Requirements:

The work is sedentary work which requires exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or negligible amount of force frequently or constantly.

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