Business Consultant -SSBCI

University of South Carolina

Posting Summary

Posting Number STA00997PO23
Job Family Program Management
Job Function Program Management
USC Market Title Program Coordinator
Job Level P0 – Professional
Business Title (Internal Title) Business Consultant -SSBCI
Campus Columbia
Work County Florence
College/Division Darla Moore School of Business
Department DMSB Small Business Development Center
State Pay Band 5
Approved Starting Salary $46,000 full time equivalent
Advertised Salary Range 31,590.00
Location of Vacancy
Part/Full Time Part Time
Hours per Week 22.5
Work Schedule 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)
Basis 12 months
Job Search Category Other Professional

About USC

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.
Diversity Statement 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 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 Yes
State Insurance Programs No
Annual Leave No
Sick Leave No

Position Description

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.
Minimum Qualifications 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.
Preferred Qualifications 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.
Knowledge/Skills/Abilities 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.

Position Attributes

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 No
Hazardous weather category Non-Essential

Posting Detail Information

Number of Vacancies 1
Desired Start Date 08/21/2023
If Research Grant/Time Limited, give end date
Job Open Date 09/06/2023
Job Close Date 09/29/2023
Open Until Filled No
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:

  • Health and Life Insurance
  • Retirement Programs
  • Paid Tuition
  • Dependent Scholarships
  • Annual Leave
  • Sick Leave
  • 13 Paid Holidays (including an extended December holiday)
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Professional Development Opportunities

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