• Business Consultant

    Small Business Development Center of University of West Florida
    Job Description
    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 to 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 Agencies, Chambers of Commerce, and other community organizations for the purpose of building client service base. Must be able to work both independently and collaboratively. This position requires successful completion of annual professional development hours. This position will regularly work evenings attending meetings and events. During declared campus emergencies, this position may be required to perform specific job related duties at a designated offcampus location or place of residence. Position Qualifications:* Bachelors degree in an appropriate area of specialization. Proven experience in financial analysis and/or accounting. Strong grasp of English spelling, grammar and punctuation. Self-starter and strong time management skills. Comfortable working in a team environment and networking with community resources. Ability to edit accurately and quickly. Strong public speaking and presentation skills. Ability to prioritize and multi-task. 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. Ability to manage a client portfolio. Strong organizational skills. Proficient computer skills and ability to use the MIS to enter data and generate reports. Ability to travel. A valid driver’s license is required, as well as, 20 hours of pre-approved professional development credits each calendar year. Preferred Qualifications: A master’s degree in business, finance, accounting, or related field; or a bachelor’s degree in one of those fields and five years of relevant professional experience. Small business ownership/management experience preferred.   Candidates must apply online through the University of West Florida website: https://careers.uwf.edu. Applicants are required to attach a resume, cover letter and contact information for three references. An opportunity to upload these documents will be provided during the application process. For assistance, please contact Human Resources at 850-474-2694 or email jobs@uwf.edu.
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