Advisor, Small Business (Temporary)

at Joliet Junior College in Joliet, Illinois, United States

Job Description

Position Title:Advisor, Small Business (Temporary)

Job Description:POSITION TITLE:Advisor, Small Business (TEMPORARY)
STATUS:Part Time
DEPARTMENT: Entrepreneur & Business Center (EBC)
DIVISION: Academic Affairs
UNION: Non-Union
REPORTS TO: Coordinator, Entrepreneur & Business Center
PLACEMENT: Professional Staff, Grade H08
MINIMUM PAY RATE: $25.80 per hour

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

The student population at the college is diverse in ethnicity, gender, language, age and background. Joliet Junior College is an AA/EO employer and strongly encourages applications from candidates who would enhance the diversity of its staff.

This position meets with small business owners and prospective owners. Gathers and analyzes information to formulate specific recommendations, which would enhance the success of client's businesses; prepares written summaries of information, analysis and recommended actions. Conducts training and workshops on small business planning and operations. Tracks and reports on the progress of clients; promotes the start-up, growth and expansions of small businesses. Represents the college at community meetings as requested. Entrepreneurial self-motivated, performance driven, customer focused, and learner centered attitude with ability to "sell" and negotiate to achieve mutual goals.

1. Provide in-depth, high quality consultation assistance in areas including management, marketing, finance and accounting, regulation and taxation, production and operations, office automation and computers, and other areas of assistance required to promote small business growth.
2. Develop and/or analyze business plans and loan structuring strategies. Establish and maintain a referral network of recognized professionals in these areas for follow-up assistance by clients.
3. Design and implement the technology transfer services component of the Entrepreneur & Business Center. Facilitate linkages and establish referral processes with technology commercialization service providers.
4. Serve as the liaison to financial institutions, economic development groups, other lending sources, and chambers of commerce.
5. Develop training proposals; define deliverables and costs of deliverables; make presentations to company representatives. Oversee and/or monitor the development of training programs. Manage and/or advise on the contract negotiations with external consultants and trainers. Monitor the delivery of training; ensure adherence to the high standards of instructional quality; serve as the liaison for the company and the trainees.
6. Conduct and/or facilitate workshops and coordinate other entrepreneurial activities.
7. Develop and maintain client control records in accordance with policies and procedures.
8. Provide technical assistance in alternative business financing such as Community Development Corporations and revolving loan funds.
9. Provide technical assistance on state and federal initiatives such as modernization, Small Business Administration loan process, and Small Business Innovative Research.
10. Continually conduct needs assessments of district businesses through various methods including focus groups, informational seminars, surveys and field research; synthesize and re-evaluate strategic planning; support market-driven approach.
11. Manage a pool of business clients being proactive to their needs and requests while maintaining activity in the CRM.
12. Perform related duties as assigned.

1. Bachelor's degree in Finance, Accounting, Business or related area.
2. Three (3) years of experience in banking, loan management or related field.
3. Knowledge of training and development, adult... For full info follow application link.


Joliet Junior College is committed to maintaining an environment that is safe and free from discrimination, harassment, and misconduct on the basis of sex, which includes sexual orientation or gender-related identity. The College prohibits sexual harassment, sexual assault, sexual misconduct, stalking, and relationship/dating violence has put measures in place to ensure a safe and healthy educational and employment environment, and meet legal requirements in accordance with: Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (Title IX), which prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in the College's programs or activities; relevant sections of the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act; Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex or sexual orientation, including gender-related identity; and the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act), which requires timely warning to the community of certain immediate threats.

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Job Posting: 11903536

Posted On: May 15, 2024

Updated On: Jun 14, 2024

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