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The Associate Director is responsible for providing primary direction, guidance and leadership in the area of Programs related to the Small Business Development Center (SBDC). Responsible for strengthening, and growing programs as well as securing additional sources of funding. Assists the State Director in the administration of the service units, personnel, finances, and strategic planning of the Washington SBDC. Additionally, the Associate Director manages the SBDC network and its interactions with the U.S. Small Business Administration(SBA), academic institutions, business organizations, civic groups, and governmental agencies in the absence of the state director.
A Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field and five (5) years of progressively responsible experience in a related field which has included at least two (2) years of management experience. A Master’s degree in a relevant field may be substituted for up to one (1) year of the required experience. Any combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted for the educational requirement on a year-for-year basis.
Demonstrated ability to:
•Communicate an understanding of clients’ interests, needs, and concerns and makes a commitment and contribute to addressing their needs.
•Develop, maintain, and strengthen partnerships with others inside and outside the organization.
•Assess training needs and use knowledge of curriculum design techniques to take part in the creation of classes and other activities to meet learning needs.
•Evaluate effectiveness of courses and modify courses based on evaluations.
Working knowledge of SBDC expectations, policies and procedures
Working knowledge of SBDC client activity database (aka: Neoserra) or similar systems
Master’s Degree in Business or other directly related field, or a Bachelor’s degree with sufficient and progressively responsible experience, or appropriate business or administrative experience that demonstrates the knowledge and abilities required.
Knowledge of operating in compliance with Federal and State laws and regulations
Working knowledge of Malcolm Baldrige standards.
WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EDUCATOR AND EMPLOYER. Members of ethnic minorities, women, special disabled veterans, veterans of the Vietnam-era, recently separated veterans, and other protected veterans, persons of disability and/or persons age 40 and over are encouraged to apply.
WSU is committed to excellence through diversity and faculty-friendly policy action, including partner accommodation and NSF ADVANCE Institutional Transformation programs (http://www.advance.wsu.edu/).
WSU employs only U.S. citizens and lawfully authorized non-U.S. citizens. All new employees must show employment eligibility verification as required by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.
WSU is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, education and employment for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact Human Resource Services: 509-335-4521(v), Washington State TDD Relay Service: Voice Callers: 1-800-833-6384; TDD Callers: 1-800-833-6388, 509-335-1259(f), or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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