Manager of Illinois Small Business Development Center

  • McHenry County College
  • Crystal Lake, IL 60012
  • May 03, 2021
Full time Business/Financial Affairs/Financial Aid Workforce Education

Job Description


Job Title Manager of Illinois Small Business Development Center
Department Illinois Small Business Development Center
FLSA Status Exempt
Job Type Administrative
Position Grade A1
Employee Type Full Time
Hiring Range Commensurate with experience
Grant Funded Yes
Work Year 12 Months
Work Year-Other Information  
Typical Work Schedule

Flexible schedule to meet department needs will include possible evenings and weekends.

Bargaining Unit Eligibility No
Work Week 40 Hours
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Special Instructions to Applicants

Please include in your cover letter how your experience and skills align with the qualifications required for this Manager of Illinois Small Business Development Center position.

Position Introduction


Position Summary

Responsible for management of the Illinois Small Business Development Program and administration of the Illinois Small Business Development Center Grant at the Shah Center facility, which is a component of the Workforce and Community Development Division.

Reports to Associate Vice President of Workforce Development
Essential Functions and Responsibilities

· Manage day-to-day operations of the Illinois Small Business Development Center (ISBDC), utilizing a wide variety of management skills to serve diverse clientele
· Develop, plan and coordinate programs and activities consistent with the goals and objectives of the ISBDC
· Provide direction for center personnel, both consultants and clerical
· Maintain an effective local Board of Advisors for the ISBDC
· Develop internal and external resources to accomplish program objectives including actively seeking additional funding sources
· Provide direct counseling and training or referrals of clients to appropriate sources as necessary
· Develop and manage center's operational budget
· Research current issues associated with small business operation
· Plan and execute programming to address current changes to the business climate and relevant issues associated with operation of a small business
· Maintain a current reference library and database as required by the ISBDC Program
· Establish linkage and working relationships with other centers or small businesses that may provide additional resources to the center
· Maintain current data on private sector consultants for referral to members of the small business community
· Maintain client control records and management information system
· Prepare timely and accurate reports to the SBA/ISBDC
· Maintain and analyze data on program effectiveness
· Maintain client confidentiality at all times
· Promote the ISBDC and the needs of the small business community
· Establish a marketing plan that will allow for high visibility of the center
· Coordinate and cultivate relationships with SCORE, ACE, local chambers of commerce, professional associations and economic development groups
· Represent small business development interests at appropriate community organizations
· Develop programming to address needs of small business owners
· Reports program performance to the Assistant Director of Illinois Entrepreneurship Network, IL Department of Commerce and Economic Development
· Work collaboratively with others (e.g. colleagues, stakeholders, vendors) to accomplish functions and responsibilities
· Support and participate in the College's commitment to continuous improvement
Assume additional duties as assigned by immediate supervisor

Required Education Bachelor's Degree from a regionally accredited institution
Other Required Qualifications

· Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution in Business, Economics or other relevant field
· Five years' experience in small business management or business consulting
· Two years of leadership experience either in directly managing employees or in a project management role
· Budget and program management experience
· Public relations experience involving public contact and public speaking engagements
· Demonstrated ability to get results within a team environment and foster productive working relationships at all levels of the organization

Desired Qualifications

· Master's Degree from a regionally accredited institution

Skills and Specifications

· Strong marketing and sales orientation
· Excellent communications skills including public speaking
· Ability to work with confidential information in an ethical manner
· Strong organizational skills, detail oriented
· Ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks to meet deadlines
· Ability to effectively manage staff reporting relationships
· Ability to work independently and under pressure
· Ability to oversee the work of a team engaged in providing specific services, completing specific projects, or assisting other units
· Ability to work in a dynamic environment that requires sensitivity to change and responsiveness to changing goals, priorities, and needs
· Willingness to continue professional development
· Ability to safely lift 25 pounds, unassisted
· Ability to travel (overnight) occasionally
· Ability to cultivate and maintain relationships across a broad range of community partners
· Ability to work independently yet have a strong team orientation
· Commitment and respect for diversity
· Understanding of and commitment to the College mission and goals
· Ability to perform all of the essential functions, skills, and specifications of the position

Location Main Campus

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