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Regional Director, New Jersey Small Business Development Center
Kean University

Date Posted Aug. 27, 2021
Title Regional Director, New Jersey Small Business Development Center
University Kean University
Union, NJ, United States
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Associate/Assistant Director
  • Institutional Advancement
    Administrative Support/Services

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College of Business and Public Management
New Jersey Small Business Development Center (NJSBDC)
Regional Director

In accordance with SBA goals and objectives, the State and other funding mandates, the Regional Director (Director IV), under the direction of the Associate Dean and NJSBDC leadership’s mission and programs, is responsible for the strategic planning, internal fiscal administration, reporting and overall management of the Small Business Development Center. In addition, the Regional Director is responsible for overall small business development in his/her jurisdiction, which includes client services development, database management, monitoring and reporting; overseeing client services program delivery in the form of one-on-one counseling; and training, marketing and outreach. 

The Regional Director is responsible for fundraising to meet the Center’s funding goals; organizing and supervising Center staff and activities, including satellite locations; and developing strong external stakeholder communication and relationships as needed. SBDC consultants, selected by the Regional Director within the NJSBDC network program, will work externally to provide off-site counseling and training as the NJSBDC program requires. The Regional Director is responsible for Center collaboration on host institution projects including, but not limited to: undergraduate/small business initiatives, collaborative project development, College strategic initiatives, course and curriculum development, accessing appropriate faculty at Kean University to serve as consultants (as appropriate), as well as identifying students who can work with the SBDC program as interns. This position requires travel and a flexible schedule including evening and weekend hours. This position is grant funded and contingent upon the availability of supporting grant funds.

Qualifications: Master’s degree in a related field and two or more years of professional experience in small business counseling, consulting, management and training/instruction is required. MBA from an AACSB accredited program and five or more years of experience is preferred. Candidate must have experience working in or managing a small business; computer skills/literacy; and knowledge of MS Office Suite software/applications, with additional experience in social media applications. Thorough understanding of small business issues and/or experience in economic development is a plus. Experience in teaching in a college academic setting is also a plus. Excellent written and oral communication skills are essential. Access to transportation is required in order to travel to client and SBDC sites and events.

Candidacy review begins immediately and continues until appointment is made.
*  Please submit your cover letter, resume/CV and contact information for three professional references. *Official transcripts for all degrees are required prior to the starting date of employment.

Additional Information
Kean University complies with the Jersey First Act (Senate Bill No. 1730, P.L. 2011, Chapter 70). Any individual newly hired by Kean University will be required to abide by this law and establish a principal residence in New Jersey. New employees will have a full 365 days to establish such residence, from the effective date of hire.
In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), if you have a disability and would like to request an accommodation in order to apply for a position, please refer to Section III.A. of our Accommodations Policy & Procedures.  

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Kean University is committed to establishing and maintaining a diverse campus community through inclusive excellence and equal opportunity.  Kean’s commitment to access and equity is designed to prepare each graduate to not only thrive, but climb higher in a diverse world.  As an affirmative action, equal opportunity institution we work to support a campus-wide agenda to foster a community that both values and promotes the diversity and equity of all students, faculty, staff, administrators, and beyond.

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