Functional Title:Business Consultant
Category Status:33-Exempt Regular
Applicant Search Category:Staff
University Authorized FTE:1.000
Unit:VPR-UMCAPS-MD Small Business Development Ctr
Founded in 1856, University of Maryland, College Park is the state’s flagship institution. Our 1,250-acre College Park campus is just minutes away from Washington, D.C., and the nexus of the nation’s legislative, executive, and judicial centers of power. This unique proximity to business and technology leaders, federal departments and agencies, and a myriad of research entities, embassies, think tanks, cultural centers, and non-profit organizations is simply unparalleled. Synergistic opportunities for our faculty and students abound and are virtually limitless in the nation’s capital and surrounding areas. The University is committed to attracting and retaining outstanding and diverse faculty and staff that will enhance our stature of preeminence in our three missions of teaching, scholarship, and full engagement in our community, the state of Maryland, and in the world.
Offers of employment are contingent on completion of a background check. Information reported by the background check will not automatically disqualify you from employment.
Position Summary/Purpose of Position:
The Business Consultant (Counselor) is responsible for providing existing entrepreneurs with general business information and assistance which includes development of long-term strategic goals and objectives; expansion of personnel and human resources; management of finances to ensure stability and growth through financing from a variety of sources; and guidance on strategies to increase profit and sales revenues. This position will also document assistance provided to ensure accurate case management and compliance with contract reporting requirements.
This position reports directly to the Regional Director of the Baltimore Region. The incumbent has independent judgment and latitude in the performance of duties.
Bachelor’s degree in business or related industry required. 3-5 years of relevant small business experience. Experience must include working with existing/established businesses. Strong financial analysis skills with proven experience using software to conduct in-depth financial analysis of small business concerns. Ability to interact with a variety of clients. Excellent interpersonal skills including outstanding communications skills, oral and written.
MBA degree preferred.
Job RisksNot Applicable to This Position
This position will require minimal travel to provide on-site visits with clients, outreach, training, and statewide/national conferences. Currently working assignment is teleworking until further notice. Active valid driver’s license required.
Open Until FilledYes
Best Consideration Date07/09/2022
The University of Maryland, College Park, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, age, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, creed, marital status, political affiliation, personal appearance, or on the basis of rights secured by the First Amendment, in all aspects of employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.
Women, minorities, LGBTQ+, veterans, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.