Utah State University

Business Consultant SR

City Moab Campus
Posted Date 3 months ago(3/6/2024 11:07 AM)
Requisition ID
2024-7591
# of Openings
1
Job Locations
US-UT-Moab
Category (Portal Searching)
Other
Position Type
Benefited Full-Time
Job Classification
Exempt
Percent of Time or Hours per Week
75% - 100% Time
College
College of Agriculture & Applied Sc
Department
Technology Design & Technical Educ
Advertised Salary
Commensurate with experience, plus excellent benefits
Telework Eligible
No

Overview

The Department of Technology, Design, and Technical Education (TDTE) at Utah State University is seeking candidates for a Business Consultant SR. The Business Resource Consultant will manage all aspects of the Moab Business Resource Center. This position, based at the USU Moab campus, is a part-time (75%) position, eligible for benefits, with the opportunity for an additional 25% workload dependent upon interest and qualifications of the successful applicant and need by the department. The successful candidate works with and reports to the TDTE Associate Department Head located on the USU Blanding campus. This position is dependent on continued funding from external sources.


The Business Consultant will deliver professional, high quality, individualized business consulting and technical assistance to existing small businesses and pre-venture entrepreneurs. This position will require working with internal and external entities to determine training needs and resources in the Grand County service area. It will offer problem solving assistance to help small businesses with all business management, operational, and growth aspects. This individual may supervise interns or part time/full time employees if necessary. If qualified and if there is demand by the department, this individual may teach business classes for an additional 25% time. These classes may be credit or non-credit classes depending on the needs. Teaching assignments may be adjusted based on seasonal and/or semesterly time commitments and needs. 

 

It is anticipated that the individual selected for this position will start in April or May of 2024. 

 

Review of applications will begin on March 15, 2024, and application reviews and interviews will continue until the position is filled.

Responsibilities

  • Coordinate efforts with Grand County Economic Development
  • Share knowledge of capital acquisition and technology development.
  • Provide consulting resources for all areas such as, but not limited to, financial, operational, markets, personnel, marketing, registration, and productivity.
  • Coordinate functions which support, enhance, guide, educate, align, or otherwise assist business owners and employees.
  • Assist the Moab Campus with regional advisory committees and industry advisory groups, as well as other business or training related assignments.
  • Provide accurate record keeping, data entry, reconciling, organization and reporting as assigned.
  • Along with the Associate Department Head/supervisor, coordinate with business outreach programs as they relate to and/or incorporate support programs that may include but are not limited to Governor’s Office of Economic Opportunity (GOEO), Small Business Development Center (SBDC), Wildcat Fund, Custom Fit (CF), Workforce
  • Services, and Short Term Intensive Training (STIT) programs.
  • Align with USU and/or other training partners to meet business needs.
  • Coordinate grant writing and grant reporting to support programmatic efforts.
  • Supervise interns, volunteers or office staff as needed.
  • Coordinate marketing and outreach of the business resource center.
  • Compile program outcomes, projections, and trends.
  • Other duties as assigned.

If the successful candidate desires and is qualified to do so, and if there is need by the department, additional workload (up to 25% total time) may include the following responsibilities:

  • Teach business or business-related courses.
  • Develop curriculum for business or business-related courses.

Qualifications

Minimum Requirements:

  • An associate degree plus five years of related work experience, a bachelor's degree in a related field plus three years of experience, or an equivalent combination of education plus experience is required.
  • Excellent effective verbal and written communication skills. 
  • Experience with Microsoft Office Suite, Data Base, Customer Relationship Management (CRM) software and other related computer programs.

Preferred requirements:

  • Business ownership or management experience.
  • Experience with the banking industry as it relates to business development and management.
  • Marketing experience.
  • Demonstrated ability to present.

Required Documents

Along with the online application, please attach:

  1. Resume/CV to be uploaded at the beginning of your application in the Candidate Profile under “Resume/CV"
  2. Name and contact information for 5 professional references to be entered into Candidate Profile
  3. Cover letter to be typed/pasted at the end of your application

**Document size may not exceed 10 MB.**

Advertised Salary

Commensurate with experience, plus excellent benefits

ADA

Employees work indoors and are protected from weather and/or contaminants, but not, necessarily, occasional temperature changes. The employee is regularly required to sit and often uses repetitive hand motions.

University Highlights

Founded in 1888, Utah State University is Utah’s premier land-grant, public service university, with a strong commitment to excellence, access, and inclusion, empowering people to lead successful lives of involvement, innovation, and impact. Utah State provides high-quality education to 27,500-plus students locations throughout the state, including at three residential campuses, eight statewide campuses, and 23 education centers. USU Online educates students from all 50 states and 55 countries. For over 25 years, USU Extension has served and engaged Utahns in all of Utah’s counties. As an R1 research institution, Utah State is dedicated to advancing knowledge through research and scholarly activities, providing a high-quality undergraduate and graduate education at an affordable price.

 

Utah State is committed to cultivating a community of inclusive excellence where all perspectives, values, cultures, and identities are acknowledged, welcomed, and valued. We seek to recruit, hire, and retain people from all walks of life who will champion excellence in education, research, discovery, outreach, and service. We believe that promoting a strong sense of community and belonging empowers and engages all members of USU to thrive and be successful. Forbes recognized our commitment to employees when they named Utah State the best employer in Utah in 2023. Learn more about USU. 

 

The university provides a Dual Career Assistance Program to support careers for partners who are also seeking employment. Additionally, USU is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities. To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability, contact the university’s ADA Coordinator in the Office of Human Resources at (435) 797-0122 or hr@usu.edu. 

 

About the Region

U.S. News and World Report ranked Utah first for its strong economy, fiscal stability, education, and health care. Outstanding outdoor recreational opportunities abound throughout the state, including five national parks, 43 state parks and recreation areas, and 15 alpine ski resorts. The home of USU’s main campus, Logan, is a city of 54,000-plus people in a picturesque mountain valley 80 miles north of Salt Lake City. The Logan metro area claimed the top spot in the Milken Institute’s 2022 ranking for best-performing small cities in the nation. 

 

*updated 04/2024

Notice of Non-discrimination

In its programs and activities, including in admissions and employment, Utah State University does not discriminate or tolerate discrimination, including harassment, based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by University policy, Title IX, or any other federal, state, or local law.

The following individuals have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the application of Title IX and its implementing regulations and/or USU’s non-discrimination policies:

 

Executive Director of the Office of Equity Matthew Pinner, discrimination@usu.edu, Distance Education Rm. 401, 435-797-1266

Title IX Coordinator Cody Carmichael, titleix@usu.edu, Distance Education Rm. 404, 435-797-1266

Mailing address: 5100 Old Main Hill, Logan, UT 84322

For further information regarding non-discrimination, please visit https://equity.usu.edu/, or contact:

U.S. Department of Education, Office of Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 800-421-3481, OCR@ed.gov

*updated 09/2023

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