DIRECTOR OF SMALL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT CENTER Reports to: Director, Continuing Education and Business Services Division I. BASIC FUNCTIONS: Responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Small Business Development Center, oversees the overall coordination, development and delivery of services to the districts small business clients, responsible for all reporting requirements of the state (Small Business Administration, Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity) and any other reports required by Illinois Valley Community College. The Director is responsible for ensuring easy access to these resources to local business clients, the community and Illinois Valley Community College students and staff and coordinates and encourages the relationships between the SBDC, local chambers of commerce, Illinois Valley Community College, local governmental officials, the Upper Illinois River Valley Development Corporation and area professional services such as the banking community. II. DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES: A. Plan and coordinate programs and activities consistent with the goals and objectives of the Illinois Small Business Development Center Network. B. Develop internal and external resources to accomplish program objectives including actively seeking additional funding resources. C. Provide direct counseling and training or referral of clients to appropriate sources as necessary. Also provide business plan and loan structuring assistance to small business clients. D. Attend ISBDCN and other state and local meetings. E. Supervise personnel and perform yearly evaluation of the SBDC staff. F. Manage Center’s operational budget. G. Maintain a current reference library and database as required by the ISBDCN program. H. Ensure timely and accurate reporting as required by College and ISBDCN. Submit weekly and quarterly reports via BDIS. I. Maintain client control records and management information system. J. Maintain confidentiality of all client interactions. K. Market and promote the SBDC and the needs of the small business community. L. Assist in business training services through either direct SBDC sponsored training events or co-sponsored events. M. Be an advocate for local economic development. N. Perform other duties as assigned by the Director, CEBSD or the President. III. QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor’s Degree and/or 5 years of small business management or consulting experience to manage center and its programs. Working knowledge of SBA, USDA, state, federal and city loan programs Ability to write business plans, knowledge of loan banking procedures and basic accounting skills. Computer skills necessary to communicate by e-mail and also to write, enter and transmit the various required electronic reports. Have strong communication skills to best promote Center activities and management skills to handle day-to-day operations of Center activities and staff.
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