Director, Small Business Development Center

  • Prairie View A&M University
  • Prairie View, TX, USA
  • Oct 07, 2020
Full time   BUS: Accounting/Economics/Finance BUS: Management, HR, OB, Strategy BUS: Marketing Business: Other Deans & Directors

Job Description

Prairie View A&M University

Director, Small Business Development Center

Job Title
Director, Small Business Development Center

Prairie View A&M University

Dean, College Of Business

Proposed Minimum Salary

Job Location
Prairie View, Texas

Job Type

Job Description

The primary purpose of this position is to direct and coordinate all activities of the Small Business Development Sub-Center at Prairie View A&M University (PVAMU). This position reports to the College of Business (COB) Dean and Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Regional Office.

This position is funded by grant or restricted funded. Continued employment is contingent on the renewal of grant or restricted funding.


  • Directs and provides overall management of the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) in the PVAMU College of Business (COB) in accordance with the established guidelines. Provide business advising and training to small businesses and entrepreneurs in Waller and Grimes counties. Supervises one program associate on a day to day basis.
  • Conducts client advising sessions and performs financial, operational and administrative analyses, prepares recommendations that result in positive economic impact. Assistance includes but is not limited to analyzing the specific business and industry data in finance, marketing, management and operations; human resources and related issues; supporting the development of business plans and financial packages, calculating and interpreting historical and projected financial ratios, preparing pro forma cash flow and financial statements; troubleshooting to identify problems and areas for improvement. May include providing guidance on expansion such as foreign markets, and technology commercialization.
  • Develops and facilitates training workshops for area entrepreneurs and businesses; Responsible for meeting and/or exceeding annual assigned performance metrics; Participates in the development and implementation of the strategic planning process for the SBDC, COB, and the SBDC Region Office.
  • Responsible for budget development and management, technical and performance reporting as required by the University, internal audit, and the University of Houston Texas Gulf Coast SBDC Network (UH TGCN). Manage client records via specified client tracking system.
  • Initiates, builds, and maintains relationships with key stakeholders to include the Small Business Administration (SBA) and its resource partners, Chambers of Commerce, economic development organizations, and lenders. Coordinates as appropriate with faculty to engage students on targeted SBDC client projects.

Required Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree.
  • Ten years of related experience.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of word processing, spreadsheet, and database applications.
  • Ability to multitask and work cooperatively with others.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to present information clearly and concisely.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master's degree in Business Administration (MBA)
  • Ten years of related experience in business consulting /advising or direct entrepreneurial experience in launching and operating a small business.
  • Business development experience required.
  • Knowledge must include marketing, financing/capital formation, human resources, budgeting and accounting, strategic planning, and other operational areas necessary to assist clients in starting a business and/or manage a growing business.

Job Posting Close:

  • 10/22/2020

Required Attachments:

Please attach all required documents listed below in the attachment box labeled as either “Resume/CV or Resume/Cover Letter” on the application. Multiple attachments may be included in the “Resume/CV” or Resume/Cover Letter” attachment box. Any additional attachments provided outside of the required documents listed below are considered optional.

  • Cover Letter

  • Resume or Curriculum Vitae

    Application Submission Guidelines:

    All applicants are required to apply via our Career Site on or before the closing date indicated on the job posting. Applicant inquiries received via email and websites such as Indeed, HigherEdJobs, etc. will not be considered unless the individual has applied to the available position via the PVAMU Career site.

    The required documents listed in the above Required Attachments section must be attached to the application prior to the job closing date indicated to ensure full consideration for the application submitted. Please contact the Office of Human Resource on or before the closing date indicated above at 936-261-1730 or should you need assistance with the online application process.

    Background Check Requirements:

    All positions are security-sensitive. Applicants are subject to a criminal history investigation, and employment is contingent upon the institution's verification of credentials and/or other information required by the institution's procedures, including the completion of the criminal history check.

    Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer committed to diversity.

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    About Us
    For more than 140 years, Prairie View A&M University (PVAMU) has been igniting passion in its students. With an established reputation for producing engineers, nurses and educators, PVAMU offers baccalaureate degrees, master’s degrees and doctoral degree programs through nine colleges and schools. The University has an enrollment of more than 8,500 students. Designated an institution of “the first class” in the Texas Constitution, PVAMU is the second-oldest public institution of higher education in the state and a member of The Texas A&M University System. The University is dedicated to fulfilling its land-grant mission of achieving excellence in teaching, research and service.

    PVAMU is conveniently located near the rapidly growing residential and commercial area known as the Northwest Houston Corridor. The developing Northwest Houston Corridor offers newly developed suburban communities, a variety of shopping and dining near the Houston Premium Outlets and is a short, 35-minute commute into downtown Houston. For more information, visit Your career opportunities with a “University of the first class” begins here!

    Prairie View A&M University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer.

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