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Temporary Help: Small Business Specialist

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Position Information


Position Title Temporary Help: Small Business Specialist
Posting Number 0053
Position Summary

This is a temporary part-time, grant-funded position reporting to the Executive Director of Tennessee Small Business Development Center (TSBDC). The TSBDC Small Business Specialist is responsible for ensuring that existing and aspiring entrepreneurs realize their full potential. He/she is responsible for conducting extensive business development functions; including a high volume of cold call appointment setting, with a focus on increasing existing business client base and developing a business and strategic plan. The Small Business Specialist should have a highly diverse business background with experience in providing loan packaging assistance for business owners.

Required Education and Work Experience

Bachelor’s degree in business administration or related field of education.

Two (2) years business banking or small business administration experience


Two (2) years working experience as Small Business Specialist with the Small Business Administration’s Small Business Development Center program or an equivalent position within a similar small business service provider organization.

Background in banking or accounting is desired.

Required Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, and Other Characteristics

Ability to write business plans and perform financial analysis.

Excellent communication and writing skills.

Skills in MS Office including Word, Excel, and Outlook.

Ability to utilize registration, client management (Center IC) and scheduling software, and web-based applications.

Ability to assess, plan, organize, price, schedule, market, monitor and evaluate a variety of non-credit classes, trainings and events with small business owners, major employers and agency representatives to identify educational courses, conference, and trainings.

Ability to establish and maintain cooperative relations with other departments, resource providers, instructors and the community.

Primary Tasks and Responsibilities
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Open Until Filled No
Organizational Unit TSBDC 14-15 Federal
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Supplemental Questions

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Application Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Unofficial Transcript
Optional Documents
  1. Cover Letter