Counselor - Small Business Development Center - Utah Valley University in Orem Utah

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Utah Valley University

Orem, Utah 84058

United States


Detailed Job Description

The Counselor will provide assistance and guidance to entrepreneurs to help them start their businesses and will provide assistance to small business owners and managers to help grow their businesses.
Key Roles & Responsibilities:
1. Provides one-on-one counseling of pre-startup feasibility analysis; governmental compliance regulations; existing business problem assessments and solutions; and access to sources of debt and equity capital.
- Assists with business related research specific to the particular business entity.
- Assists in the preparation of business plans, Pro forma Financial Statements, Balance Sheet, Income Statement, and Cash Flow Projections.
- Teach courses and workshops on various business topics.
2. Assists the client with marketing related issues such as advertising, increasing sales, promotion, and market surveys.
- Assists the client in finding other sources of information relating to business development and expansion.
- Assists the client in finding information about the local business community.
- Assists the client with personnel problems encountered by small business.
3. Assists the client with business formation and product commercialization issues.
- Competes SBA forms concerning client counseling sessions and transfer that information into specific SBA software programs.
4. Participates in SBDC sponsored training sessions and relay that information to their clients. Assumes an active role in economic development organizations and outreach efforts in the community. Perform other job related duties as assigned.  

Minimum Qualifications

Graduation from an accredited institution with a bachelor's degree and 6 years of work experience; OR 10 + years working in the area of Sales, Marketing and Consulting.  

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

- Knowledge of owning or managing a small business, and solving issues associated with business growth.
- Advanced knowledge of MS Office products.
- Exceptional knowledge of MS Excel.
- Excellent written and verbal communications skills. -- Skill in the fields of Marketing, Sales, Coaching, Business formation, Business plan creation
- Can teach in a classroom setting. Public speaking. Personal coaching. Organization. Project creation and completing. Providing accountability.  

Selective Placement Factors

Ability to conceptualize. Accountability, adaptability, balance decision-making, builds partnerships, critical thinking, effective communication , faciilitates change, gains commitment, integrity, job knowledge, persistence, productive work habits, service oriented, teamwork/cooperation, technical/professional knowlege, works with passion, commmunication, results-oriented.  

Special Instructions to Applicants

- To be considered an applicant for employment you must apply online through the UVU.Jobs website.
- To receive full consideration for post-secondary education, please submit copies of transcripts or diploma of highest degree earned. Transcripts do not have to be official copies.
- To be considered in the first screening, the online application and required application documents (see below) must be submitted by the screening or closing date.
- Our system can only accept supplemental documents (such as cover letters or transcripts) in PDF or Word format. The file size of documents must be less than 2MB. It is strongly recommended that you take documents that are not in an electronic form and scan them into a separate black and white PDF file so you can attach them electronically to the online application. You can get help with this at a local copy center if needed.
- Any offer of employment will be contingent upon the results of a background check, which includes a criminal records check. A criminal conviction is not necessarily a bar to employment.
- Application materials become the property of UVU.
- For questions contact Human Resources at  

Keyword Phrases

  • Counselor
  • Small Business Development Center
  • student centered teaching organization
  • building communities of engaged learners
  • beautiful mountain location
  • Business and Financial Management
Employment Type:Administrative Staff
Degree Required: Bachelors
Experience: See Job Description
Level of Job: See Job Description
Salary: See Job Description
Type of School:4 - Year / Masters Institution
Application Requirements: CV/Resume
Cover Letter