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Coordinator - OPS Business Consultant

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Work type: Temporary
Location: Pensacola - Main Campus, Ft Walton Beach
Categories: Florida SBDC

The University of West Florida is an Equal Opportunity/Access/Affirmative Action/Disabled/Veteran employer. Any individual requiring special accommodation to apply is requested to advise UWF by contacting UWF Human Resources at 1-850-474-2694 (voice) or 1-850-857-6158 (TTY). E-Verify requirements may apply for employment in certain positions. All applications for employment at the University are subject to Florida public records law.

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Position Title (Classification Title):  Coordinator - OPS Business Consultant
Working Title:  Business Consultant
Job Summary: Positions available in our PENSACOLA, FORT WALTON BEACH, and PANAMA CITY BEACH office locations. This employee will educate and advise clients on growth strategies, business model concepts and advanced financial forecasting, advanced capital structures and strategies through following network consulting policies and procedures. One-on-one advice and consulting to be provided to include: business and strategic plan development; financial analysis and planning; marketing research and plan development; business management and operations; and basic legal issues. Develop educational materials and present educational programs as appropriate.
Outreach to educate clients, partners and stakeholders on Florida SBDC services and impact. Contribute to knowledge creation and dissemination through communicating with peers and participating in network activities. Significant networking and alliance building with community partners including Economic Development Agencies, Chambers of Commerce, and other community organizations for the purpose of building client service base. Must be able to work both independently and collaboratively. This position requires successful completion of annual professional development hours.
This position will regularly work evenings attending meetings and events. During declared campus emergencies, this position may be required to perform specific job related duties at a designated off-campus location or place of residence.
Department UWF SBDC -SBA Match
FLSA: Non--Exempt
Minimum Qualifications: A master’s degree in business, finance, accounting, or related field; or a bachelor’s degree in one of those fields and two years of relevant professional experience. Proven experience in financial analysis and/or accounting. Strong grasp of English spelling, grammar and punctuation. Self-starter and strong time management skills. Comfortable working in a team environment and networking with community resources. Ability to edit accurately and quickly. Strong public speaking and presentation skills. Ability to prioritize and multi-task. Significant knowledge of entrepreneurship, small business management and operations, business financing, financial analysis and accounting, marketing, market research, human resource management. Strong interpersonal, oral and written communication, problem solving, and listening skills. Ability to manage a client portfolio. Strong organizational skills. Proficient computer skills and ability to use the MIS to enter data and generate reports. Ability to travel. A valid driver’s license is required, as well as, 20 hours of pre-approved professional development credits each calendar year.
Preferred Qualifications A master’s degree in business, finance, accounting, or related field; or a bachelor’s degree in one of those fields and five years of relevant professional experience. Small business ownership/management experience preferred.
Essential Functions / Job Duties:
  • 40% - Provides in-depth consulting designed to provide clients with new managerial techniques in running a business. Conducts assessments, follow-ups, and gathers impact and feedback from clients and customers. This includes occasional travel to support the SBDC activities throughout the ten-county UWF SBDC service area. A valid driver's license is required. - (Essential)
  • 20% - Provides “process” assistance to persons interested in starting a business and stresses the importance of business planning. This includes guidance and suggestions to the individual along with business plan review. Directs individuals to resources such as the SBA website and other websites for research and development of a business. - (Essential)
  • 20% - Provides assistance in preparing, conducting, promoting workshop and seminar training programs. Research, design and develop courses to include power point to deliver training and presentations. This includes promoting special programs available through the Florida SBDC, Business Continuity Planning, Growth Acceleration and Procurement Technical Assistance. Record client consulting sessions by utilizing the Florida SBDC Network CenterIC System. - (Essential)
  • 5% - Become familiar with content of all Florida SBDC workshops and the Florida SBDC Network Professional Development Manual. Participate in continuing education to maintain Florida SBDC Network professional standards and certification. - (Essential)
  • 5% - Submit reports required by Florida SBDC Network in Center IC. The purpose of the Center IC system is to assist the consultants and account executives in measuring the cost, quantity, quality and impact of the Florida SBDC program. The Small Business Administration (SBA) Form 641, Request for Consulting, will be completed by each person visiting the Florida SBDC in search of information. - (Essential)
  • 5% - Maintains confidential client files, including creation of new files, timely update of files, and information, sending surveys and ensuring accuracy of information. Generate numerous reports using CenterIC for impact, surveys and client follow up. - (Essential)
  • 5% - Initiates, establishes and maintains relationship with media contacts for promoting Florida SBDC programs and services. Coordinates with the local Chambers of Commerce and Economic Development Center for outreach and networking in the business community. Creates client success stories on a regular basis. - (Essential)
Physical Demands:
  • Physical Requirements: Occasional and/or light lifting required. Limited exposure to elements such as heat, cold, noise, dust, dirt, chemicals, etc., but none to the point of being disagreeable. May involve minor safety hazards where likely results would be cuts, bruises, etc.
  • Impact of Deadlines: Routine deadlines. Usually sufficient lead time. Variance in work volume, seasonal, and predictable. Priorities can be anticipated. Some interruptions are present. Involves occasional exposure to demands/pressures from persons other than immediate sup.
  • Standing: Daily
  • Walking: Daily
  • Sitting: Daily
  • Reaching with hands and arms: Daily
  • Climbing or balancing: Occasionally
  • Stooping: Occasionally
  • Use of hands to handle objects: Daily
  • Lifting up to 10lbs: Daily
  • Lifting up to 25lbs: Daily
  • Lifting over 25lbs: Occasionally
  • Talking as express or exchange of ideas verbally: Daily
  • Hearing as perceive sound by ear: Daily
  • Vision as distinguish colors & depth: Daily
Special Requirements or Considerations of the Job:

This position requires a criminal background screen

This position requires a valid driver's license

Number of Vacancies 7
Work Hours 8:00am CST to 5:00pm CST
Contract Period June 1, 2020 to September 31, 2021
FTE 1.0
Salary Range $25
Pay Basis Hourly
Preferred Response Date: May 15, 2020
Special Instructions to Applicants: Positions available in our PENSACOLA, FORT WALTON BEACH, and PANAMA CITY BEACH office locations.

Applicants must apply online at

Applicants must attach a cover letter, resume, and the name and contact information (email and phone numbers) for at least three professional references to provide letters of recommendation.

There will be an opportunity to upload these documents during the application process.

For assistance, please contact Human Resources at 850-474-2694 or email

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