|Position Type||Permanent Staff (SHRA)|
|Is this an internal only recruitment?||No|
|Position Title||University Program Specialist - Contributing|
|Working Title||Business Launch Specialist|
|Budgeted Hiring Range||39,000 - 42,000|
|Pay Band Information||
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|Salary Grade Equivalent||67 / GN09|
|Full-time/Part-time Permanent/Time-Limited||Full-Time Time-Limited|
|If time-limited, estimated duration of appointment||3 years|
|Hours per week||40|
Normal Business Hours M-F 8am – 5pm
This position requires travel.
|Department Name and Number||SBTDC KFBS Regional Svc Ctr-331700|
|Date First Posted||01/04/2019|
|Position Location||Chapel Hill, NC|
|Position Posting Category||Other|
The University of North Carolina System’s Small Business and Technology Development
|Equal Opportunity Employer||
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, race, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.
The Business Launch Specialist position is a three-year, time-limited position. This position serves as a first-level business counselor/advisor. The Business Launch Specialist provides business advice and counsel to pre-venture business clients as part of a statewide team that focuses on assisting entrepreneurs to evaluate their idea and transition to “in business” companies. He/She will independently obtain and manage a client portfolio that ensures 75 business starts annually, with an emphasis of short-term (30-45 day) starts. The Business Launch Specialist will collaborate and consult with other SBTDC team members and partners to ensure the success of the client. This position will ensure a successful transition of a business client that has started to another SBTDC Counselor or professional partner as appropriate. The Business Launch Specialist will serve as the principal trainer and marketer for a cohort-based startup curriculum throughout assigned region. He/She will develop and maintain relationships with entrepreneurial activities in the assigned region, with the intent to identify entrepreneurial clients to assist in a successful startup. Examples of entrepreneurial activities include university Centers for Entrepreneurship, incubators, accelerators, collaborative working spaces, and pitch competitions.
|Minimum Education and Experience Requirements||
Bachelor’s degree and one year of experience related to the area of assignment; or equivalent combination of training and experience. All degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions.
|Essential Skills, Knowledge and Abilities||
Professional Knowledge – Knowledge of the specific program area(s). Ability to keep current with developments and trends in areas(s) of expertise.
Program/Project Administration – Ability to coordinate and administer program(s)/project(s), activities and protocols. Ability to manage resources and budget. Ability to prepare and manage contracts and grants. Ability to monitor
Consultation – Ability to provide advice and counsel. Knowledge of the client programs, organization and culture.
Information Analysis and Decision Making – Ability to review, summarize, and analyze program information, data, business operations, and/or financial statements. Ability to determine and ensure compliance with program objectives, laws and regulations. Ability to choose an effective course of action or develop appropriate solutions and/or reach conclusions. Ability to take action consistent with available facts, constraints, and anticipated
Communication and Marketing – Ability to communicate, in written and oral form, detailed and technical program information, guidelines and standards/statutes/codes/regulations to various audiences to ensure that they
Leadership – Ability to coordinate, facilitate, and participate in a collaborative approach to the completion of tasks
Entrepreneurship ecosystem and/or startup experience preferred.
|Special Physical and Mental Requirements|
|Position/Schedule Requirements||Evening work occasionally, Weekend work occasionally|
|Office of Human Resources Contact Information||
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