Washington State University Regional Manager in Pullman, Washington

Position Details

Summary of Duties

The primary focus of the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) program is business development education through individual and small group advising.

The position is responsible for supervision of those advisors and specialists located in the region including the completion of annual reviews. Participates in SBDC Network strategic planning and implementation as a member of the Leadership Team. Facilitates the development and integration of advisor and specialist work plans in response to the Network Strategic Plan. Participates with Network Executive team in the development and deployment of a management system to examine performance trends and drive continuous improvement. Responsible for routinely verifying and validating the accuracy of key performance measures and results and translating those findings into priorities for improvement as well as communicating resource needs to Network Executive team. Acts as a coach or mentor, assisting clients in developing or improving their business management skills in order to effectively manage the operations of their business. In the process, maintains strict confidentiality of all client information and follows conflict of interest policies of the SBDC program. In addition to the instruction/advising component of the job, the Regional Manager delivers significant outreach to the community through regular engagement with Chambers of Commerce, Economic Development Councils, service clubs and community organizations.

Additional Information

The specific location is of this position negotiable, however, position must be located within the State of Washington

View the Benefits Overview for information regarding competitive benefits available.

Position Qualifications

Required Qualifications

A Bachelor’s degree in a field relevant to area of specialization and three (3) years of experience directly related to the specialty area. Any combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted for the educational requirement on a year-for-year basis.

Additional Requirements

Robust computer skills, including demonstrated proficiency with Word, Powerpoint, email and Excel applications. The successful candidate is required to complete WSBDC certification within six months of being hired — or be making satisfactory progress toward completion, as determined by the SBDC’s Certification and Professional Development Committee. Upon successful completion, the candidate will be designated a Certified Business Advisor (CBA) and will be expected to pursue on-going professional development and continuing education to maintain his or her certification.

Preferred Qualifications

Master’s degree in business or related field.

Five (5) years or more experience in supervising management level personnel including program development and implementation.

Entrepreneurial experience in launching company(s) including strategic planning, growth, acquiring funds, marketing and budgeting.

Experience with SBDC programs and operating philosophy.

Will this position require a background check?

This position has been designated by the department to require a background check

Posting Detail Information

Special Instructions to Applicants

Applicants must attach the following documents to their online application: 1) resume 2) a cover letter and 3) contact information for at least three (3) professional references. Application materials should clearly communicate how the applicant meets all required qualifications and additional requirements.

EEO Statement

WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EDUCATOR AND EMPLOYER. Members of ethnic minorities, women, special disabled veterans, veterans of the Vietnam-era, recently separated veterans, and other protected veterans, persons of disability and/or persons age 40 and over are encouraged to apply.

WSU employs only U.S. citizens and lawfully authorized non-U.S. citizens. All new employees must show employment eligibility verification as required by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.

WSU is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, education and employment for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact Human Resource Services: 509-335-4521(v), Washington State TDD Relay Service: Voice Callers: 1-800-833-6384; TDD Callers: 1-800-833-6388, 509-335-1259(f), or hrs@wsu.edu.

Employee Type: AP-Administrative Professional

University Title: Coordinator

Working Title: Regional Manager

College/Area: Office of Research

Department Link: Small Business Development Center

Position Number: 39269

Hiring Unit: Small Business Development Center

Work Location: Other

This position is in a Bargaining Unit: No

Appointment Status: Permanent

Job Appointment (FTE%): 100

Position Term in Months: 12

Monthly Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience

Open Until Filled: No

Posting Number: 20133711P

Zip Code: 98101

Open Date: 09/15/2017

Close Date: 10/09/2017

Department: Small Business Development Center