Illinois Small Business Development Center (SBDC) of McLean Co. at Illinois Wesleyan University
The Program Coordinator position is a 14-month part time job that is funded by the SBA CARES Act. The person selected for the position will be expected to have outstanding skills in networking, public speaking, event planning and organizing, working in a fast-pace/multi-tasking/changing environment, and interacting with all walks of life in a team-based environment. Knowledge of small business specifically within McLean County and ability to speak and write in Spanish are advantageous.
Duties and Responsibilities (include but are not limited to)
Works closely with the center’s student interns/Assistant Director in planning and organizing 30-40 seminars or webinars specifically for clients and the public on topics related to small business and recovery or preparation due to COVID-19.
Procures sponsorships for seminars/webinars.
Organizes and effectively communicates with Center’s Director on all budget financials from Banner and provides timely supportive documentation for grant draw downs.
Serves as the first point of contact with the public.
Meets and greets the public and clients with a professional image and routes information appropriately to SBDC personnel.
Obtains initial information from new clients and submits key findings into Neoserra.
Keeps seminar/webinar (including How to Start a Business in Illinois) documentation updated and available on the SBDC drive.
Maintain small business resources.
Summarizes results of seminar surveys and reports results into Neoserra and SBDC personnel.
Manages seminar/webinar registration and updates necessary to Neoserra.
Schedule and maintain a master calendar of all SBDC events.
Coordinate and correspond with outside program speakers.
Attend all Advisory Board meetings.
Surveys seminar attendees and reports the results to SBDC Program Coordinator.
Perform support duties required for the operation of the SBDC services provided using various software and Microsoft Office in the preparation of: correspondence, presentation materials, purchase and check requests, invoices, supply orders, promotional materials including brochures, flyers, newsletters, and emails.
Collaborates effectively and fosters synergistic relationships with small business clients.
Maintains client information within a confidential manner.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Minimum ten years of business experience in public relations, communications, or small business.
Effective in communication and collaboration; motivated to work in team-based environment.
Outstanding interpersonal skills and easily relates to all walks of life.
Excellent planning/organizing skills.
Self-starter and treats others with tremendous dignity and respect.
High School diploma is required; Bachelor’s degree preferred
Various experiences through industry or academic positions and small business or teaching.
Bilingual (Spanish/English) preferred.
Employment type: Part-time (28 hours/week)
Application Process: Please download the application at www.iwu.edu/human-resources/Positions.html. Feel free to also include a cover letter, resume and contact information for three professional references. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.