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Research Foundation CUNY SBDC Senior Business Advisor in New York City, New York

Job Title: SBDC Senior Business Advisor

PVN ID: LE-2111-004415

Category: Managerial and Professional


Job Description

General Description

Duties and Responsibilities:

At a Regional Center, provides a comprehensive range of small business-based assistance including one to one client counseling in the area of business plan development; analyzes, prepares and structures financial statements, such as cash flow projections, income statements and sources and uses statements; provides assistance in automated and manual record keeping systems; and assists clients with market related issues such as advertising, promotional functions, market surveys, and other related topics.

  • Experience and understanding of loan packaging for small businesses.

  • Implements and/or participates in training sessions sponsored by the SBDC and provides follow up services as necessary to attendees. Sessions are in many forms including long term classroom situations, single and multi-day conferences where relevant topics are discussed in open forums, and in other public situations.

  • Gathers written feedback from assisted clients for program service refinement and promotional purposes.

  • Acts as a clearinghouse for information for clients and other interested individuals and refers, when appropriate, those individuals to outside entities that can provide additional support services.

  • Provides direct assistance to junior staff in meeting client and program objectives.

  • Coordinates student intern program including screening, selection, and performance evaluations. Interfaces, when necessary, with campus faculty sponsors.

    Other Duties

Complexity of Duties (in order of priority):

Providing quality one to one advisement to a varied and complex range of clientele requires a wide breadth of knowledge in many areas. Many clients can be serviced on a short-term basis while other clients require long-term counseling depending upon the client's level of expertise or the sophistication of the venture.

  • Strong organizational skills are critical in maintaining an elevated level of activity while adapting to the time-sensitive nature of business decision-making.

  • Conducting an SBDC sponsored training event involves careful planning including:

  • Identifying a topic that effectively addresses an identified need in the business community;

  • Securing the services of appropriate experts in the field;

  • Selecting time, date, and location for the event;

  • Providing follow-on one-to-one counseling to attendees when requested; and

  • Gathering feedback from attendees to evaluate the quality of the event and to help identify topics for future events.

  • Establishing a comprehensive and credible network of professional contacts for referral purposes are a critical component of an advisor's responsibilities. New contacts are established on an ongoing basis so that resources can be utilized in response to an ever-changing business climate.


Experience: The position requires no less than three years' experience in private sector business or related public technical assistance environment.

Education: The position requires a bachelor's degree in business, management, finance, economics, or related field.

Key Features

Department School of Continuing and Professional St

Status Full Time

Annual Salary Range $55,000.00 - $72,000.00

Closing Date Feb 28, 2022 (Or Until Filled)


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