Business Consultant -SSBCI
University of South Carolina
|USC Market Title
|P0 – Professional
|Business Title (Internal Title)
|Business Consultant -SSBCI
|Darla Moore School of Business
|DMSB Small Business Development Center
|State Pay Band
|Approved Starting Salary
|$46,000 full time equivalent
|Advertised Salary Range
|Location of Vacancy
|Hours per Week
|Standard business working hours. Occasional evening may be required for special events. Must be willing to work a flexible schedule to meet the needs of the department.
|Type of Staff Position
|Research Grant (RGP)
|Job Search Category
|About University of South Carolina
|From the Upstate to the Lowcountry, the University of South Carolina system is transforming the lives of South Carolinians through the impact of our eight institutions and 20 locations throughout the state. More than 50,000 students are enrolled at one of eight institutions, including the research campus in Columbia and comprehensive four-year universities in Aiken, Upstate and Beaufort. In addition, our Palmetto College campuses in Salkehatchie, Union, Lancaster and Sumter enable students to earn associate or bachelor’s degrees through a combination of in-person, online or blended learning. All of our system institutions place strong emphasis on service — helping to build healthier, more educated communities in South Carolina and beyond.
|At the University of South Carolina, we strive to cultivate an inclusive environment that is open, welcoming, and supportive of individuals of all backgrounds. We recognize diversity in our workforce is essential to providing academic excellence and critical to our sustainability. The University is committed to eliminating barriers created by institutional discrimination through accountability and continuous process improvement. We celebrate the diverse voices, perspectives, and experiences of our employees.
Benefits for FTE, Research Grant or Time-Limited Positions Are Indicated Below
The University of South Carolina (USC), through the State of SC and Public Employee Benefit Authority (PEBA), offers employees a valuable benefits package, including health and life insurance, generous paid leave and retirement programs. To learn more about USC benefits, access the About Benefits section on the Applicant Portal at uscjobs.sc.edu. Research Grant or Time-limited positions may be eligible for all, some, or no benefits, based on the grant or project funding.
|Benefit Eligibility Type
|Research Grant (RGP)
|South Carolina Retirement
|State Insurance Programs
|Advertised Job Summary
|This position is a business consultant with responsibility for providing individual consulting and group educational sessions for qualified small businesses related to financial management and accounting. Provide general education on subjects like business structure and contracts, and work with third party legal providers as needed. Specific tasks include:
1. Conduct direct, private individual consulting focused on fiscal management, access to capital and accounting.
2. Develop and conduct group training workshops on topics related to financial management, financing and accounting. Work with partners on legal guidance.
3. Identify and develop collaborative efforts with community partners, lenders, etc. to promote and deliver services.
4. Execute administrative and reporting tasks required by the grant and SC SBDC.
|Bachelor’s Degree plus 5 years of relevant experience, which may be substituted by equivalent combination of certification, education and/or experience.
Ability to work evening and weekend hours on occasion to conduct and/or attend seminars. Some travel required.
|Strong preference for experience working in or with small businesses. Experience and comfort level working with disadvantaged businesses. Solid working knowledge of business financing and fiscal management. Self-starter, goal oriented and comfortable working in a fast-paced environment.
|Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
General business management experience and acumen with economic development orientation.
Demonstrated relationship-building skill and success in directing/coordinating collaborative projects.
Employees in Safety-Sensitive or Security-Sensitive positions will be subject to pre-employment and post-employment drug testing in accordance with University policy HR 1.95 Drug and Alcohol Testing.
|Safety Sensitive or Security Sensitive
|Hazardous weather category
Posting Detail Information
|Number of Vacancies
|Desired Start Date
|If Research Grant/Time Limited, give end date
|Job Open Date
|Job Close Date
|Open Until Filled
|Special Instructions to Applicant
|Positions are advertised for a minimum of five (5) business days on our job website. After five (5) business days, positions can be closed at the discretion of the department at any time. This employment site is updated on a regular basis. The length of the recruitment and screening process may vary from position to position, depending upon a variety of factors. Should review of your qualifications result in a decision to pursue your candidacy, you will be contacted by phone or email.
We are only accepting applications submitted by September 29, 2023.
The University of South Carolina offers a valuable benefits package including but not limited to:
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|The University of South Carolina does not discriminate in educational or employment opportunities on the basis of race, sex, gender, gender identity, transgender status, age, color, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, genetics, protected veteran status, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions.
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