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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.


Executive Director, The Hatchery Chicago

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The Organization

The Hatchery Chicago (THC) was launched as a joint venture between two of Chicago’s most prominent nonprofits—Accion Chicago and the Industrial Council of Nearwest Chicago (ICNC). The Hatchery meets major areas of need for food and beverage entrepreneurs: access to production and networking space, financing, expertise and networks—all under one roof.

From pre-concept to business acquisition, The Hatchery provides a full suite of customized services for Chicagoland food and beverage production entrepreneurs.  It does this in collaboration with a variety of public/private partners, each of which is invested in the goal of growing entrepreneurial activity in Chicago.  It seeks to be a one-stop shop for emerging consumer packaged goods (CPG) producers and other food and beverage related products and services.

The Hatchery anticipates more than 150 paying members including: more than 50 private tenants, more than 25 shared kitchen users and more than 50 at-large members.  Already operating as a “virtual” incubator, The Hatchery Chicago expects to open the doors on its new facility in late fall of 2018.

The Position 

Executive Director – The Hatchery Chicago Executive Director (ED) reports to The Hatchery Chicago board of directors.  The ED is responsible for executing the initial board approved business plan, further defining and executing the mission, and the goals for all stakeholders of the organization. The ED is responsible for building on the initial plan to establish and maintain where and how the organization will direct its mission; ensuring programs are developed and executed that best meet mission and financial goals; and gaining alignment among core constituents, especially the board of directors, around vision, mission, program, and financial direction of the organization. The ED ensures the necessary resources required by the organization are obtained so that its mission and goals are achieved.

Scope

The following program and staff functions report directly or indirectly to the ED:

  • Tenant acquisition, retention, and graduation
  • Community partnerships
  • Entrepreneur support programming and services
  • Finance and risk management
  • Public relations, fundraising, and marketing
  • Compliance
  • Impact assessment
  • Human resources management
  • Technology and infrastructure management

Responsibilities

The ED is responsible for working with the board of directors to establish and execute the vision, mission, financial goals, and program goals of the Hatchery. The ED establishes plans and performance objectives for each person and functional area, manages and measures performance versus objectives and ensures all areas work collectively toward the organization’s goals. The ED ensures:

  • Program functions and personnel provide quality services and support to partners, tenants, members, & customers
  • Effective delivery of high value programing for tenants, shared kitchen users, and members
  • Tenant acquisition, retention, and graduation is sufficient to meet the financial and mission goals of the Hatchery
  • Staff personnel provide quality support to external programs and proactively work to meet program needs
  • Fundraising is sufficient to meet financial and program delivery obligations as determined by the board of directors
  • Effective management of all financial and outcome related reporting to all stakeholders.

Performance Measurement

The ED ensures the needs of all constituents are serviced in an innovative and professional manner with accurate, timely and relevant deliverables.  The ED ensures the following outcomes:

  • Program customers receive the programming and support services necessary to help them succeed
  • Membership and tenant target quantitative goals are met with high levels of satisfaction.
  • External funders receive accurate and timely information on mission outcomes and financial results
  • External funders are motivated to provide increasingly higher levels of support
  • East Garfield Park community is cognizant of the favorable impact of the Hatchery on the community and continues their partnership
  • Organization obtains the resources to meet established goals
  • Organization employees are proud to work for the organization and believe the organization treats them honestly and fairly in all employment aspects
  • Programs are developed effectively, outcomes clearly documented, and results to plan tracked and reported in a manner that ensures community confidence.

The ED convenes staff periodically to ensure customer needs are understood and satisfied. The ED promotes an environment that fosters continual improvement and innovation to meet mission and financial goals.

Working with each functional area, the ED ensures that following services and outcomes are delivered in professional, timely and cost-efficient manner.

Program Management

  • Design and execute programs aligned with the mission, outcome, and financial objectives of the organization and ensure good decisions at every point in the process.
  • Communicate mission outcomes and financial results to funders, creditors, business partners, Board of Directors and employees
  • Develop and execute marketing plans to meet goals
  • Secure sufficient funding to meet short-term and long-term operating needs

Finance and Risk Management

  • Establish and maintain the proper capital structure and ensure adequate level of funding is achieved
  • Develop and execute a risk management plan and internal control program
  • Ensure accurate and timely financial reporting conducted and communicated, including clean audit and single audit reports (as necessary) from external auditor.
  • Ensure compliance with regulatory, tax and external covenant reporting
  • Manage liquidity
  • Ensure adequacy of fiduciary, directors and corporate insurance.

Public Relations, Fundraising and Marketing Management

  • Develop and execute public relations campaign to promote the organization
  • Establish and communicate a compelling vision to funders, creditors, business community and employees
  • Support programs with marketing materials, research, advice
  • Establish and execute innovative ways to support members and tenants and promote the Hatchery brand
  • Satisfy information requests from funders, creditor and other constituents
  • Raise general purpose grant funding as needed

Human Resources Management

  • Establish and maintain employment policy handbook
  • Ensure employment polices comply with local, state and federal regulations
  • Establish and maintain policies and procedures for staff retention, training and development
  • Establish plan for cross-training of critical functions and succession planning

Board of Directors Management

  • Plans and manages for the operations of the board of directors, supporting board member recruitment, training, development and engagement in the work of the Hatchery.
  • Ensures smooth operation of all board and committee meetings and all board events.
  • Reviews with board the by-laws, policies, and all other documents related to the oversight of the Hatchery, and makes timely and appropriate recommendations to the board on necessary changes, to ensure the stability of the Hatchery.

Public Policy

  • Leads organization’s efforts to effect change in policy that will provide a hospitable environment for low-to-moderate income entrepreneurs of diverse backgrounds and experience levels to flourish.
  • Promotes the value and impact of entrepreneurship with local, regional, and national policy makers.
  • Works collaboratively with a variety of organizations to further entrepreneurship in low-to-moderate income communities.

 Technology and Infrastructure Management

  • Ensure adequacy and reliability of systems and procedures to conduct business
  • Provide proper level of office equipment and supplies
  • Ensure integrity and security of corporate and client data
  • Ensures a safe and secure work environment for employees
  • Establish and maintain disaster recovery plan
  • Establish and maintain purchasing process to ensure timely and cost-effective procurement of supplies

Expectations:

  • Bachelor’s degree in finance or related field required (postgraduate degree preferred)
  • Seven to ten plus years in food production, finance, or another related field in a corporate or nonprofit environment with increasing supervisory/management roles.
  • Demonstrated ability to inspire and lead a broad spectrum of stakeholders
  • Demonstrated capacity to manage financial and operational functions, including fundraising.
  • Experience working with nonprofit Board of Directors
  • Experience with launching and building a nonprofit or for-profit business
  • Real estate management experience ideal
  • Passion for mission and objectives of the Hatchery
  • Travel within Chicago metropolitan area
  • Good oral, written and presentation communication skills
  • Self-motivated and ability to motivate others
  • Bilingual language skills in English and Spanish (beneficial but not required)

CompensationTotal compensation for the position will be up to $100,000 plus benefits.  Given the start-up nature of the organization, the benefits package is to be determined.

How to Apply:

Interested candidates should send a resume and cover letter declaring their interest and qualifications to [email protected].

Minorities are encouraged to apply.  The Hatchery Chicago is an equal opportunity employer.


Director, Ohio University Innovation Lab

Employer: Ohio University

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Review of applications will be ongoing. For full consideration, applicants must apply before 11:59 p.m. EST on August 11, 2017.

This is a grant funded position. Employment is contingent upon continued funding from the grant provider.

The position manages, maintains, and markets both the Biotechnology Laboratory and the 3D Printer Lab at the Ohio University Innovation Center. This position is highly technical with specific knowledge necessary in biotechnology and engineering. Decisions made by the Lab Director have major implications on the strategic, operational, and business decisions that affect the Innovation Center and its stakeholders.

The main responsibilities of this position include but are not limited to:

  • Maintenance of the equipment within the Innovation Center’s biotechnology and 3D printer labs. This includes the scheduling of preventative maintenance and managing service agreements; conducting preventative maintenance; scheduling equipment use; and monitoring usage and planning for future needs based on client requirements. This also includes working with other university departments to initiate lab improvements and submit routine and specialized work orders.
  • Ensuring Ohio University Environmental Health and Safety regulatory compliance and assisting clients with the compliance of other state and federal regulatory bodies, as appropriate. This includes and requires client training on shared equipment, MSDS documentation, SOP development, as well as knowledge and familiarity with BSL (Levels 1 &2) and quality control.
  • Oversight of the Ohio University’s 3D printer which is housed at the Innovation Center. This includes running 3D printer jobs; using the 3D scanner; working with CAD software; and the oversight of both internal and external quotes, invoices, and delivery.
  • Assisting clients in proper use of equipment, experiment setup, and the analyzation of data. This includes the provision of technical advice for the purposes of product development strategies, marketing strategies, and market analysis.
  • Marketing of both the 3D printer lab and biotechnology lab. This includes collaboration on strategy as well as the preparation of materials.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Minimum education requirements include a bachelor’s degree in Biology, Chemistry, Biochemistry, Analytics, Engineering or a similar field. The minimum level of work experience is 6 years. The candidate must have experience working in an interdisciplinary/cross-disciplinary role and managing multiple projects.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • A master’s degree in a relevant field and experience in a commercial setting is preferred.

Pay Rate:

  • The salary range for this position is $43,465 – $69,544. Salary will be commensurate with education and experience. Employees also enjoy a generous benefits package which includes health benefits, paid time off, and educational benefits for employees and eligible dependents. Ohio University offers benefits to both same-sex and opposite-sex domestic partners. This may be considered a taxable benefit.Job Open Date 07/27/2017
    Posting Close Date
    Review of applications will be ongoing. For full consideration, applicants must apply before 11:59 p.m. EST on August 11, 2017.This is a full-time, 12 month position. Work hours are: M-F 8-5 with some evening and weekend work as required.Applicants may contact this person if they have questions about this position. Stacy Strauss, [email protected]

 

 

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