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Director of Business Incubator 

Job Closing Date: January 3, 2018

Primary Function:

Serves as a champion for entrepreneurial development and provides leadership, vision, and oversight for the business incubator, LaunchPad FT located at Francis Tuttle’s Business Innovation Center (FT- BIC). This position is responsible for strategic planning; management of administrative, budgetary, facility, and programmatic functions; outreach to partners; client recruitment and assistance with business development; collaboration with colleagues and partners; and relationship building. Must be a self-starter with effective leadership attributes; a high degree of integrity; strong interpersonal skills and business acumen; and the ability to successfully manage multiple projects with flexibility, adaptability, and professionalism.

Embrace the Francis Tuttle culture as reflected in the Mission and Vision statements, and continually portray the Core Values: Service, Trust, Aspiration, Responsibility, and Respect.

Essential Job Functions:

This position will have primary responsibility for overseeing the day-to-day operations of the incubator facility, programs, and services:

  1. Markets the business incubator and recruits qualified applicants to the incubator and affiliate/pre-incubation programs and services;
  2. Screens potential clients and makes recommendations on admissions for prospects in conjunction with advisory board;
  3. Assembles and effectively interfaces with an advisory board consisting of a diverse network of entrepreneurial and community leaders, consultants, and mentors who bring value to clients; coordinates and facilitates the service provider network to strengthen and enhance the entrepreneurial support system;
  4. Provides high-quality support and services attuned to the market’s and client’s specific needs through on-site coaching and business development assistance;
  5. Integrates the business incubation program in the economic development framework of the community;
  6. Provides budgetary oversight for the business incubator to include: constant monitoring of revenues and expenses; support services to functional representatives at Francis Tuttle

Technology Center (FTTC) in administration of leases, accounts receivable/collections, contracting with vendors for delivery of services, and other fiscal responsibilities as needed;

  1. Adheres to business incubation best practices such as working with clients on milestones and benchmarks, tracking client progress, tracking outcomes including client and graduate data; evaluating incubator programs and services as necessary for continuous improvement;
  2. Is a visible spokesperson, advocate, and champion for entrepreneurship and innovation within FT-BIC, FTTC, and in the community;
  3. Develops and implements client-centric guidelines and policies governing the facility;
  4. Assists companies to grow and succeed by coaching, mentoring, advising client companies as well as developing and facilitating a supportive environment at the FT-BIC and partnering with resources and networks in the community to provide comprehensive business development and entrepreneurial assistance to the client companies;
  5. Facilitates business and technical assistance to companies and links clients to resources and networks;
  6. Collaborates with community, agencies, organizations, and associations focused on business development and entrepreneurship programs;
  7. Leads the efforts to obtain and sustain the State of Oklahoma Incubator Certification;
  8. Actively participates in advocacy, education, and outreach through the Oklahoma Business Incubator Association and the International Business Innovation Association (InBIA);
  9. Maintains accurate and efficient files and records; develops , completes , and submits reports to provide accurate data in a timely manner;
  10. Works collaboratively with Bid Assistance Coordinator, BIS Team members, Career Training programs, other Francis Tuttle colleagues and departments, and education partners;
  11. Understands complex issues; analyzes, evaluates, and implements appropriate course(s) of action;
  12. Works routinely with highly-confidential information and proprietary materials and uses appropriatel
  13. Maintains professional competence; stays current with technology and business trends and practices;
  14. Upholds and enforces FTTC core values, policies and procedures;
  15. Ability to be present on the job as described under work conditions and contract detail
  16. Performs other duties and responsibilities as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred.
  • A minimum of four years’ experience in business incubation, previous start-up company experience, and direct experience in personnel management preferr
  • Experience in business development, sales and marketing, and public relations a plus.
  • Knowledge of entrepreneurial lending practices, Angel Investing, and small business tax requirements a
  • Must possess skills in the use of computers and commonly used business software; excellent human relations, networking, project management and organizational skills; excellent communication skills including strong written, speaking, and listening skills; strong facilitation skills.
  • Must have the ability to operate independently with minimal supervision and garner the requisite resources to be successful; willingness to accommodate occasional extended hours

as needed by position responsibilities; desire and ability to work harmoniously in a team-based environment; punctual and dependable; reliable vehicle, valid driver’s license, and good driving record.

Working Conditions:

Primary work environment in an office and training environment; frequent travel to partner locations and FTTC campuses; may require travel out of town with occasional overnight stays; occasional extended hours as needed by position responsibilities; extensive written and oral communication with internal and external customers.

Organizational Relationship:

Full-time, exempt personnel position reports directly to the Assistant Superintendent for Business & Industry Services (BIS)

Contract Details:

Twelve-month contract subject to annual renewal. Working days/hours: Monday- Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Contact:

Human Resource

12777 N. Rockwell Avenue Oklahoma City, OK 73142-2789 (405) 717-4625

Only persons of interest will be contacted.

Disclaimer:

“The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job. This information is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified.”


Zeal Center for Entrepreneurship, Executive Director

Zeal and its board of directors seek a passionate, collaborative, and visionary Executive Director

to build upon the mission of fostering entrepreneurship. This position will serve as the face of

Zeal supporting entrepreneurship in Sioux Falls, SD and play an engaging role in moving the

entrepreneurial initiatives of the community forward. Zeal is located in Sioux Falls, SD and is categorized as an entrepreneurship super hub. It is a 45,000-sq. ft. facility that serves as a collaborative resource for early stage companies by providing office space, programming, and direct access to resources including SBA, SBDC, and the Governor’s Office of Economic Development as well as a developing professional partner network.

In collaboration with the president, board of directors, and internal Zeal staff, the successful candidate will play a leading role in building partnerships, marketing, securing funding, and advocating for local entrepreneurship. The Executive Director will manage a staff of 3 employees in the ongoing creation and delivery of programing and facility management.

 

Zeal’s Work Includes:

  • Collaboration with other organizations: government, non-profit, and private to serve entrepreneurship initiatives, innovation, and investment to maximize Zeal’s value to entrepreneurs.
  • Providing a thriving epicenter of entrepreneurship and a pipeline of emerging rapid growth businesses to expand and diversify the local and regional economies.
  • Creating sustainable programming that serves all stages of entrepreneurship and promotes resource support.
  • Advocating for local economic development through supporting and contributing resources to government, non-profit NGOs, and private economic development entities.
  • Facility and grounds management.
  • The Executive Director’s Primary Responsibilities Include:
  • Strategic Direction; working with the president, board of directors, and Zeal team members to establish and execute a long term strategic plan to foster entrepreneurship, collaborate with external resources, and provide sustainability.
  • Focusing on promotion and recruitment of supporting resources as well as strategic operations. The Executive Director will drive toward achieving sustainability through seeking innovative partnerships and funding.
  • Providing distinctive leadership for Zeal staff and leading initiatives in planning, promoting, and executing Zeal’s mission.
  • Overseeing and managing the financial operations of Zeal. The Executive Director will be accountable for budgeting and reporting as well as overseeing the internal financial processes.

 

Zeal – Executive Director Professional Qualifications:

Well qualified candidates will have a successful history (3-5 years minimum) in entrepreneurial development, business or non-profit leadership, finance, marketing, economic development or other related fields. A minimum of a 4-year degree is required with additional professional degrees (MBA, MPA, JD) a plus.

Professional Skills & Characteristics:

  • Priority on the values of integrity and honesty
  • Proven leadership with an emphasis on a developed leadership philosophy
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Willingness to maintain high visibility within the organization as well as the community
  • Developed and proven written and verbal communication skills with emphasis on professionalism
  • Ability to work effectively with a board of directors to provide timely, accurate information and ability to provide perspective to support an informed decision-making process
  • Willingness to work extended hours and answer occasional after-hours emergencies
  • Applicants must send cover letter, resume/CV, and two letters of recommendation in PDF format to: [email protected].Application review process will begin on November 6, 2017. Zeal offers competitive benefits package that includes:
  • PTO/Holiday
  • Medical/Dental/Vision Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Long Term Disability
  • Retirement Contribution

Please email cover letter, resume/CV, and 2 letters of reference to: [email protected]


The Oklahoma City Innovation District (OKCID), seeks a President & CEO (CEO) to lead and grow a newly formed enterprise.  This is a newly created position.  The OKCID represents a concentrated hub of the region’s innovation assets that offers the potential to spur economic growth and civic vitality where innovation, entrepreneurship, creativity, and placemaking intersect.

OKCID’s stakeholders engaged the expertise of the Brookings and Project for Public Spaces (PPS) to help them understand the area’s distinctive strengths and identify missed opportunities in ways that advance the district’s innovation ecosystem and improve the competitive position of the region.  To learn more, please see the full report at https://www.brookings.edu/research/positioned-for-growth-advancing-the-oklahoma-city-innovation-district.

Requirements:

  • Top level executive management experience – preferably with some start-up expertise.
  • Background in economic development, commercialization, entrepreneurship/venture capital, urban development, and mixed use real estate development.
  • Experience in a top leadership role reporting to a Board of Directors.
  • A track record of success in holistic fund raising and obtaining funding and grants from state and federal governments, corporations, foundations and the private sector.
  • An undergraduate degree is required. Graduate level education preferred.

Responsibilities: Reporting to the OKCID Board of Directors (under formation), the CEO will be responsible for the strategic, financial, managerial, and operational leadership of the entire organization, including hiring and managing a senior management team and staff. S/he will create, identify and lead strategies in which anchor institutions, firms, and civic leaders rally stakeholders to engage with their time, expertise, and resources to support the innovation district’s vision to create a dynamic, inclusive innovation hub.

Please submit your resume to [email protected]  or [email protected] .

 


Leon County R&D Authority, Tallahassee, Florida

Position: Director of Entrepreneurship

Salary: Up to $90,000 per year (Full-time)

Benefits: Annual Leave, Sick Leave, 10 Holidays, Health Insurance and Florida Retirement System

The Leon County Research and Development Authority (LCRDA) is a unique community collaboration of Florida State University, Florida A&M University, Tallahassee Community College, Leon County, City of Tallahassee and private sector leaders charged with driving innovation-based economic development to recruit, retain, and develop organizations which capitalize on Innovation Park’s research assets focused on magnetics, aero-propulsion, high-performance materials, mechatronics, energy, health and life sciences. The mission of the LCRDA is to work in affiliation with these partners to promote our region’s research and development assets, and to foster the attraction, startup, and growth of private innovative companies that create high wage jobs in Leon County. Innovation Park of Tallahassee is a 208-acre research park in Tallahassee, Florida which is home to the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory and other state of the art research and private sector facilities supporting leading researchers in their respective fields.

The LCRDA desires to develop a continuum of entrepreneurial education, incubation, acceleration, and graduate company support programs which foster the successful commercialization of new technologies created by local universities, and the private sector. A feasibility study and preliminary business plan have been completed. A temporary building, to facilitate initial program development, is in the early stages of renovation. The longer-term goal is to develop a new 40,000-square feet mixed-use facility to house business incubator and accelerator programs, which will include wet labs, makerspace/prototype development, light manufacturing & assembly space, offices, and common area amenities.

Position Summary: The LCRDA seeks a full-time Director to drive the development and subsequent management of entrepreneurship facilities and programs. This position reports to the LCRDA Executive Director (ED).

Duties and Responsibilities include but not limited to:

Development
1. Using the existing business plan as a starting point, develop a sustainable business plan which aligns with the mission, vision, and goals of the LCRDA Board of Governors
2. Create entrepreneurship program specifications, documentation, and materials which utilize existing facilities, which later transition to take advantage of new facilities
3. Working with architects and other professionals, create a space plan, specifications, and oversee the design and construction of the new facility
4. Using all available resources, identify and obtain resources necessary for the establishment of programs, construction of facilities, and acquisition of equipment

Management
1. Develop advisory boards and governance structure which support the goals of the programs, the ED, and the LCRDA Board of Governors
2. Develop and manage mentor relationships which support all programs
3. Recruit program participants which meet program guidelines
4. Assist program participants with capital identification and acquisition
5. Provide coaching and support to program participants, suitable for each program, that leads to retention and graduation
6. Develop and execute strategies to acquire sponsorships and other funding sources
7. Develop and maintain stakeholder and community partner relationships
8. Lead marketing and public relations which promote the value of the programs in the community which drive future participation, sponsorships, other funding, and policymaker support
9. Manage technology and facilities including environmental, health and safety, and other compliance requirements
10. Identify and track appropriate performance metrics necessary to measure program outcomes and impact
11. Working with the ED, establish appropriate financial structure, budgeting, internal controls, supplies procurement systems, disaster recovery plan, and risk management
12. Recruit, hire, and manage staff necessary to assist the Director carry out his/her duties and operate the programs and facilities in accordance with the business plan and subject to available financial resources

Programs — New programs will be developed and/or refined based on the identified and changing needs in the region. The programs will provide a clear pathway for the development of successful companies which eventually leads to the identification and nurturing of scalable technology driven companies. Existing program and initial concepts:
1. Entrepreneurial Excellence Program (EEP): An existing classroom-based 10-session program offered two times per year. The classes will be led by the Director, but taught by community volunteers from the business and education community. The program targets for-profit and non-profit companies from the community regardless of industry sector or technology.
2. Business Incubator: A concept for a mixed-use incubator for early stage companies, generally identified by the EEP which meet screening requirements. The incubator will meet the needs of a variety of technologies and companies that require wet/dry lab and places to build things including prototype development. Programs will focus on market discovery and customer interviews. The incubator will target companies commercializing non-software technologies.
3. Business Accelerator: A concept for a business accelerator program for companies identified from the Business Incubator program with demonstrated market demand. The program will focus on planning and subsequent plan execution.

Experience Requirements: Demonstrated understanding of managing and/or developing a business incubator and accelerator programs. Self-motivated leader with experience launching, building, and managing the financial and operational functions of a business. Demonstrated success in identifying, inspiring, and securing grant and other funding. Experience mentoring/coaching/working with or in early stage companies including in the areas of technology transfer and intellectual property protection, product development, raising capital, marketing, and management. Experience in a university research commercialization setting a plus. Understanding of new building construction process, real estate, and project management experience a plus.

Educational Requirements: A bachelor’s degree or higher in business, management, marketing, entrepreneurship or related areas of study and seven or more years of related experience. Note: a higher level of education may substitute for experience at a comparable rate. Incubator management certification from InBIA a plus.

Other Requisite Skills and Knowledge: Successful applicants MUST demonstrate strong written, verbal, and presentation communication skills, as well as strong Microsoft Word and Excel skills.

To apply, you MUST complete and submit the LCRDA job application which can be downloaded at http://lcrda.org/director-of-entrepreneurship. Please email your resume and cover letter in addition to the application to [email protected]. Resumes and cover letters submitted without an application will NOT be considered! Rolling interviews for selected applicants will begin the week of November 20, 2017. All applications received by 8:00 am, November 13, 2017, will be considered for the first round of interviews. Emailed applications are preferred. Additional candidates may be considered for applications received after that date. The position will remain open until filled.


Santa Fe Business Incubator

Position: Program Director

The Santa Fe Business Incubator (www.sfbi.net) a not-for-profit economic development organization and an entrepreneurial leader in the Santa Fe, New Mexico Community since 1997, provides a supportive environment for people who have the passion and tenacity to start and grow a business. The organization offers office, lab and light manufacturing spaces with affordable short-term leases in its 30,000 square foot facility. It provides entrepreneurial support services tailored to emerging companies in a wide range of industries and services including mentoring and coaching, networking events, media relationships, and access to the business and government communities, access to sources of capital, and on-site business seminars and workshops in an environment that is an entrepreneurial community. The network of client companies support each other and members of the local and regional business communities volunteer their expertise to provide clients with business and technical assistance.

Position Summary:

The Program Director manages, runs, designs and improves the client development programs, client intake process, and reporting of outcomes for SFBI, and supports the rest of SFBI staff in some general operations.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Implement, administer, plan and evaluate programs that provide services to existing and prospective clients.
Maintain positive working relationships with client companies.
Design, implement, and coordinate client programs, business training workshops, advisory meetings, and networking events.
Lead the innovation and strategic direction of programs to improve service offerings to clients.
Coach select clients, assess client needs and link them to appropriate resources, and coordinate resources to enhance existing programs.
Help link client companies to a variety of sources of funding and capital.
Administer program budget to insure cost effective management of resources.
Manage inquires and applications from entrepreneurs interested in the organization’s services.
Support and develop strong partnerships and alliances with key organizations, associations, corporations and individuals that can provide resources to the organization.
Support and develop good working relationships with other business development programs and partners.
Help represent the organization at community and outreach events and meetings.
Help attract and engage with volunteer advisors and mentors, coordinate and record/report volunteer-client activities, and provide support to them as needed.
Compile, analyze, maintain, and report, regular meaningful economic impact data, and client progress and information.
Analyze policy and procedural practices of programs and services and make recommendations to improve efficiency and effectiveness.
Support staff and vendors in the maintenance and operations of the facility, infrastructure and equipment.
Engage in continual learning and professional growth in the areas of business incubation, entrepreneurial business development, and economic development.

Required Qualification (including education, skills, experience and physical requirements):

Note: These include but are not limited to the following

Bachelor’s degree in Business. (MBA desired.)
The successful candidate will have business knowledge and experience and/or advanced education in business and demonstrated success in the above or comparable responsibilities and, ideally, is experienced in or interested in business incubation.
The Program Director will possess excellent written and verbal presentation skills and possess the ability to interact well with client entrepreneurs, volunteers, key partners and the general public.
The Director designs learning and development programs, acts as a supportive member of a small staff, handles multiple tasks successfully and works well in an environment with competing priorities. Key competencies include project management, communication proficiency, leadership, creativity, organizational skills, continual learning and curiosity, and patience while helping others.

Performance

To perform this job successfully an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactory. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform this essential function.

Language Skills

Ability to read and interpret documents, ability to write routine reports and professional correspondence, and the ability to speak effectively before client companies, prospects and others.

Mathematical and Financial Skills

Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions and decimals. Must have the ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and interpret the outcomes. Ability to read and interpret standard financial reports for business.

Reasoning Ability

Ability to evaluate situations, identify problems, make logical decisions and follow through on resolution.

Technology Ability

Ability to use basic computer programs including Email, Outlook, Power Point, and Excel. Ability to communicate using social media (Facebook, Twitter, etc.), and update basic website data. The creation and use of graphics to interpret and present data and information is desired.

Quality Work and Deadlines

Self-initiator with the ability to work accurately and meet deadlines in a fast paced working environment

Team Cooperation

Relates well to all kinds of people inside and outside the company; builds appropriate rapport; listens; builds constructive and effective relationships; uses diplomacy and tact; exercises patience and doesn’t show frustration; capable of diffusing difficult situations comfortably.

Conditions of Employment

Ability to work a variable schedule, including some early mornings, some late evenings, and occasional weekends and holidays;

Safety

Work is normally performed in a typical interior/office environment.
Observe all safety rules
Maintain a clean and safe work environment
Follow all safety requirements and report any equipment or environment malfunctions, any unsafe equipment or equipment in need of service and repair immediately.

ADA Mental and Physical Factors

Work is normally performed in a typical interior/office environment;
Occasionally exposed to some physical effort in a normal day;
Must be able to sit, stand, and bend for prolonged periods of time throughout each day;
Must be able to perform repetitive hand motions for prolonged period throughout each day;
Must be able to lift and move a range from 10-50 lbs. unassisted and 50+lbs assisted, and move tables and chairs as necessary for meeting room set-ups.

Application: Submit Cover letter describing your qualifications and resume to Carlos Duno, Attention: The Hire Firm; [email protected]


 

Public Notice of Intent to Contract

Request for Statement of Qualifications, Incubator Operator and Program Provider

The City of Maricopa is requesting competitive sealed Statements of Qualifications for the Incubator Operator and Program Provider project, to be submitted at the address or physical location until the date and time detailed below. Statements of qualifications shall be delivered to the City non- electronically and shall be in the actual possession of the City on or prior to the exact date and time indicated below. Late offers shall not be considered. No offers will be accepted after the time specified. Offers will be publicly opened at the time and place indicated below.

The Maricopa Economic Development Department is exploring partnership opportunities with interested organizations or individuals for the implementation and operational management of the Maricopa Center for Entrepreneurship (MCE) which will provide business training and business incubation services and resources. The primary goal of the City is to identify an incubator operator capable of servicing the entrepreneurial community by enhancing the current offerings and managing a financially sustainable incubator that will have a positive economic impact in Maricopa.

The Request for Statement of Qualifications (RSOQ), containing the specific requirements of the bidding process, may be obtained by logging in to the City of Maricopa website at www.maricopa-az.gov, and opening the “Bid Opportunity” tab on the right side. A Pre-Submittal meeting is scheduled for Tuesday November 14, 2017 at 9:00 a.m. Arizona time, at the City of Maricopa City Hall, 39700 W. Civic Center Plaza, Maricopa, Arizona.

Offers must submit offers to the City’s Purchasing Manager or designee by 2:00 PM Arizona Time, on November 30, 2017, at the address or physical location of the Maricopa City Hall, 39700 W. Civic Center Plaza, Maricopa, Arizona. Late offers will not be accepted.

Any questions related to the Request for Statement of Qualifications shall be directed in writing or via e-mail no later than five (5) days prior to the bid opening date, to:

Ms. Kathleen Shipman, Purchasing Manager [email protected] City of Maricopa
Financial Services Department 39700 W. Civic Center Plaza Maricopa, AZ 85138


Hawaii Technology Development Corporation (HTDC)

Innovation Incubator Program Manager

 

HTDC seeks a dynamic individual for its technology incubation program.  HTDC’s two incubators: the Manoa Innovation Center and Maui Research & Technology Center (Kihei).  Individual must have the capacity to provide mentoring to technology startups, develop programs to meet the needs of incubator clients and oversee the management of the incubator operations.  The goal is to drive the success of client companies; engage graduate incubator companies and support their needs; and build relationships with the technology ecosystem to further HTDC’s mission. Individual sets the vision for the development and expansion of the incubator programs.

The position also provides oversight in the facilities management company of the two existing incubator facilities, recruit and evaluate companies, founders for acceptance into the virtual or tenant program. The position is hands on in all phases of the job.  Works directly with the Executive Director in the development of incubator programs, marketing and public relations of incubator programs; and integrating programs with other HTDC programs and external organizations.

Qualifications:  The ideal candidate must have experience in both mentoring early stage companies and developing programs and events for early stage technology businesses.  Experience in managing or being involved in business incubators in a variety STEM industries preferred.   Must be able to juggle a variety of projects at once and work in a fast-paced environment.  Experience or knowledge of startup capital needs, investments and other funding opportunities and relationships with investors and related organizations, is a plus. An understanding of the Hawaii technology and innovation sector desirable.  Individual must be able to travel to Maui 2-3 times/month. Business degree, MBA or equivalent years of experience.

Skills:  Must be a team player, multitask, think creatively, work independently.

Application:  Submit Cover letter describing your qualifications and resume to [email protected] by November 13, 2017.


Manager, Small Business Development 

About Us

The Prince George’s County Economic Development Corporation provides business services that help attract, retain, and expand businesses, create high-quality jobs, and expand Prince George’s County’s commercial tax base.  EDC’s mission of business attraction and expansion is accomplished through our main business lines, including Business Development, Small Business Services, Prince George’s County Accelerator Program, International Business Development, Workforce Services, and Marketing/Communications.

Job Summary

The Manager, Small Business Services of the Economic Development Corporation (EDC) provides direct assistance to small, local, minority-owned and women-owned businesses located in Prince George’s County.  Prince George’s County has 13,000 businesses with less than 50 employees.   The Manager provides business advice, mentorship, business plan and financing assistance, as well as support through its “Alliance/Resource Partners.”

The Manager provides customized, one-on-one services to both established small businesses and “start-ups” in EDC’s Accelerator program, including:

  1. Assistance with business plan writing, strategic planning, market research, sales forecasting, business financing and technical assistance.
  2. Assistance with County, State and Federal certifications.
  3. On-site and off-site visits with follow-up calls to ensure that each business is receiving the assistance they need to achieve success.
  4. Organizes “Small Business Forums” centered on financing, contracting, certifications, business plans, accounting and fiscal management, banking and financial transactions, general management and sales.
  5. Speaks regularly at small business forums organized by EDC and its partners.
  6. Works alongside “Resource Partners” that provide small business services, such as FSC First, private banks, SCORE, SBA, SBTDC, Maryland Commerce, OSDBUs, and Federal agencies.
  7. Works closely with Maryland Department of Commerce.
  8. Creates and updates a list of “Resource Partners.”
  9. Jointly programs business services and seminars in partnership with other business incubators in the region, such as Bowie BIC, Maryland International Incubator (MI2), Mtech, University of Maryland, Prince George’s Community College (Center for Innovation), and private business incubators in the County.

Essential Functions and Basic Duties

Small Business Services – Areas of Focus:

  • Business plan review
  • Recordkeeping
  • Staffing assistance and personnel management
  • Management strategic planning
  • Funding assistance and financial management
  • Certifications assistance (MDOT, DBE, SBR, WOSB, 8(A) AND PGC)
  • Research
  • Marketing
  • Training (including procurement events)
  • Communication skills

PARTERNSHIPS:

EDC has also developed several key partnerships with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), SCORE and FSC First.  The relationship with the SBA enables EDC to provide additional assistance to county businesses in the areas of SBA’s guaranteed loan programs and government contracting.  This is a vital resource for county businesses.

The Small Business Division’s partnership with SCORE includes counseling by three SCORE counselors at the EDC who serve County businesses three days per week.  FSC is EDC’s lending partner when clients request business funding.

The Manager will grow the list of “Resource Partners: Abbtech Staffing, Accounteks, ADP Small Business Services, Prince George’s Community College, BB&T Bank, Prince George’s County Supplier Development & Diversity Division, Capital One Bank, University of Maryland procurement office, Prince George’s Chamber, Women’s Business Center, Sun Trust Bank, Maryland DHCD, Meridian Management Group, and Prince George’s County Federal Credit Union, WSSC.

TRAINING:

The Manager of Small Business Services organizes both free and paid trainings for county businesses on a multitude of subjects.  These in demand trainings will be provided by subject matter experts vetted by EDC.  Some of our successful past events include:

  • Employment Law Update
  • Everything You Need to Know to Get Your GSA Schedules Award
  • What Every Business Should Know About Keep Its Corporate House in Order
  • Procurement Day “Prince George’s County Public Schools”
  • How to Form Teaming Agreements & Strategic Partnership
  • The Quickest Path to Become a GSA Certified Federal Contractor
  • The Price Is Right… Or Is It?
  • Jump Start Your Sales?

PERFORMANCE MEASUREMENTS

  1. Number of small businesses visited for small business services, such as business plans, sales, marketing and forecasting.
  2. Number of businesses assisted with certifications.
  3. Number and dollar volume of financing for small businesses.
  4. Number of businesses assisted with contracting and procurement opportunities.
  5. Number of small business forums organized.
  6. Number of “Accelerator” businesses managed.
  7. Number of businesses connected to “Resource Partners.”

QUALIFICATIONS

Education/Certification:     

Bachelor’s degree in business, management, economics, finance or a related field, with at least 5 years of experience in a related field.  Master’s degree preferred, along with knowledge of business development, finance, innovation and start-ups.

Required Knowledge:           

Business services for small, start-up, and innovative companies, along with project management related to this field.  Must have experience in event management and mentoring of small businesses, especially minority-owned, veteran and women-owned firms.  Must be able to work closely with SCORE, SBTDC, State of Maryland and Federal small business organizations. 

Experience Required, AND Skills/Abilities:             

Extensive knowledge of Microsoft Office suite, SalesForce and Hoover’s databases, and presentation techniques.  Excellent public speaking skills, in large and small groups.  Ability to guide small businesses through the growth cycle.

How to Apply: Qualified candidates are encouraged to submit a cover letter including salary requirements and resume to [email protected].  Cover letters should be addressed to, ATTN:  Human Resources and must include Manager, Small Business Development in the subject line of your email.  EOE/AA employer.

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