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SBDC Senior Business Advisor

Monday, January 10, 2022 11:54 AM | Anonymous

Job Title:  SBDC Senior Business Advisor
PVN ID: LE-2111-004415
Location: Lehman College
Full/Part Time:     Full time

At a Regional Center, provides a comprehensive range of small business-based assistance including one to one client counseling in the area of business plan development; analyzes, prepares and structures financial statements, such as cash flow projections, income statements and sources and uses statements; provides assistance in automated and manual record keeping systems; and assists clients with market related issues such as advertising, promotional functions, market surveys, and other related topics.

  • Experience and understanding of loan packaging for small businesses.
  • Implements and/or participates in training sessions sponsored by the SBDC and provides follow up services as necessary to attendees. Sessions are in many forms including long term classroom situations, single and multi-day conferences where relevant topics are discussed in open forums, and in other public situations.
  • Gathers written feedback from assisted clients for program service refinement and promotional purposes.
  • Acts as a clearinghouse for information for clients and other interested individuals and refers, when appropriate, those individuals to outside entities that can provide additional support services.
  • Provides direct assistance to junior staff in meeting client and program objectives.
  • Coordinates student intern program including screening, selection, and performance evaluations. Interfaces, when necessary, with campus faculty sponsors.

Other Duties:

  • Providing quality one to one advisement to a varied and complex range of clientele requires a wide breadth of knowledge in many areas. Many clients can be serviced on a short-term basis while other clients require long-term counseling depending upon the client's level of expertise or the sophistication of the venture.
  • Strong organizational skills are critical in maintaining an elevated level of activity while adapting to the time-sensitive nature of business decision-making.
  • Conducting an SBDC sponsored training event involves careful planning including:
  • Identifying a topic that effectively addresses an identified need in the business community;
  • Securing the services of appropriate experts in the field;
  • Selecting time, date, and location for the event;
  • Providing follow-on one-to-one counseling to attendees when requested; and
  • Gathering feedback from attendees to evaluate the quality of the event and to help identify topics for future events.
  • Establishing a comprehensive and credible network of professional contacts for referral purposes are a critical component of an advisor's responsibilities. New contacts are established on an ongoing basis so that resources can be utilized in response to an ever-changing business climate.


  •  Three years' experience in private sector business or related public technical assistance environment.
  •   Bachelor's degree in business, management, finance, economics, or related field.

COMPENSATION: Salary is expected to be in  $55,000 to $72,000 range  

To apply go to https://www.rfcuny.org/careers/postings?pvnID=LE-2111-004415

CLOSING DATE: February 28th or until the position is filled. 

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