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SBDC Business Consultant

Apply now Job no: 500036
Work type: Part-time
Location: Oshkosh Campus
Categories: Non-Instructional Academic Staff

Official Title: Outreach Specialist
Business Title: SBDC Business Consultant
Employment Class: Academic Staff
FTE: 0.75
Compensation: $55,500 - $60,800 base salary (prorated by FTE)
FLSA Status: Exempt
Terms of Employment: Annual, Fixed-term renewable
Position Summary:

Delivers and assists with planning outreach program activities, strengthens partnerships, ensures adherence to policy, and assists with program administration to promote stable and productive relationships between the university and local community. Strives to expand and ensure access to programs, facilities, and educational services to diverse audiences. May assist with tracking and managing the outreach program budget.

UW Oshkosh provides a competitive benefits package for all benefit-eligible positions. Click here for more details.

  • Identifies, promotes, and maintains external partnerships to support the outreach program
  • Schedules and secures resources and communicates logistics in support of an outreach program
  • Delivers outreach program content and materials to community members
  • Researches, develops, and facilitates outreach program content and materials
  • Develops and evaluates curriculum and programs and provides recommendations for improvement
  • May assist with the monitoring of outreach program budget spending
  • Leads the implementation of programs, policies, and procedures through oversight of day-to-day activities for program staff and student and community volunteers

Small Business Consulting (60%)

  • Counsel business owners and prospective business owners with the purpose of assisting their enterprises to grow, expand and become more profitable.
  • Meet core Small Business Administration (SBA) metrics connected to counseling performance.
  • Assist the SBDC Director in overseeing the counseling activities as they deliver business counseling services to SBDC clients.
  • Provide one-on-one counseling to small business owners/managers and prospective entrepreneurs across a broad spectrum of business topics, including new product development, business planning, innovation/technology transfer, marketing, commercialization, financing and other topics.
  • Perform financial analysis of business records and provide instruction to business owners and pre-venture businesses and assist in acquisition financing.
  • Maintain confidentiality of client records and counseling sessions.

Maintain, Support, and Develop External Contacts (20%)

  • Develop productive working relationships with faculty and staff at UW- Oshkosh, UW-Green Bay, UW-Stevens Point, and UW Extension; with leaders and members of business and professional organizations; and with other SBDC personnel throughout Wisconsin.
  • Build and support relationships with economic development agencies throughout the Small Business Development Center's territory.
  • May serve as the SBDC spokesperson to some groups and participate in and/or lead one or more internal and external professional advisory groups. 

Program Management and Event Coordination (10%)

  • Create and manage entrepreneurial-based non-credit programming, including seminars, as needed relating to accounting, business startups, business planning, marketing, human resource issues, and other business-related topics.
  • Conduct needs assessments and market research, program planning and development, instructor recruitment and coaching, contract negotiation, Memoranda of Understanding development, budgeting, reporting, on-site coordination of programs and program evaluation.
  • Develop programs which meet the needs of small business in order to coordinate preparation of instructional materials for participants; communication with guest speakers, potential partners, and program participants regarding program content and event logistics; provide logistical and follow-up support for events.  

Other Duties and Responsibilities (10%)

  • Participate in all internal meetings and other meetings and/or training through UW Oshkosh and the UW System as requested.
  • Represent SBDC and UW Oshkosh through external meetings and serve on campus-wide committees and external initiatives as appointed.
  • Provide consistent and valuable input into administrative processes and procedures, resource application, staff utilization and training, and other operational areas.
  • Assist in employee training and orientation within the SBDC, as requested.
  • Participate in regional and national networks on planning and program development as necessary.
  • Other duties as assigned by the SBDC Director at UW Oshkosh. 
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills are required.
  • Demonstrated strong business acumen and business strategy knowledge.
  • Ability to coach and provide training to clients using effective interpersonal communication.
  • Excellent customer service skills.
  • Ability to remain adaptable and flexible to different situations and changes.
  • Ability to work effectively under pressure.
  • Ability to learn new systems, software, and processes quickly.
  • Ability to work effectively and collaboratively with diverse groups and individuals.
  • Ability to problem-solve effectively.
  • Demonstrated commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.
  • Bachelor's degree in Business or a related-field.
  • Master’s degree preferred, especially in a business-related field.
  • Experience in owning and/or managing a small business or working with small businesses and entrepreneurs is desirable.
  • Financial institution and/or product commercialization experience is desirable.
To Apply:

Applicants must submit the following documents using the online application: Cover letter, resume, and three (3) professional references.

For questions regarding your application and additional options to apply, contact Human Resources at or 920-424-1166.

Application Deadline:

TO ENSURE CONSIDERATION: Applications received by May 15, 2022 are ensured full consideration. Applications received after that date may be given consideration at the discretion of the search committee. Application materials will be evaluated and the most qualified applicants will be invited to participate in the next step of the selection process. Incomplete and/or late application materials may not receive consideration.

If you have questions regarding this recruitment, or if you are not able to complete the application online due to a disability or system problem, please contact the Office of Human Resources.

Legal Notices:

AA/EO Statement
The University of Wisconsin Oshkosh (UWO) is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to assembling a diverse, broadly trained faculty and staff. We strongly encourage women, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans to apply. UWO, in compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, or protected veteran status.

DEI Statement
Diversity drives innovation, creativity, and progress. At the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, the culture, identities, life experiences, unique abilities, and talents of every individual contribute to the foundation of our success. Creating and maintaining an inclusive and equitable environment is of paramount importance to us. This pursuit prepares all of us to be global citizens who will contribute to the betterment of the world. We are committed to a university culture that provides everyone with the opportunity to thrive.

Reasonable Accommodations
UWO provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities who are employees or applicants for employment. Employment opportunities will not be denied because of the need to make reasonable accommodations for a qualified individual with a disability. If you need assistance or accommodation in applying because of a disability, please contact or 920-424-1166. This job announcement and other material on this site will be made available in alternate formats upon request to an individual with a disability.

Confidentiality of Applicant Materials
UWO is a State agency and subject to Wisconsin's Open Records Law. UWO will not, however, reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing except as may be required by Wisconsin's Open Records law. In certain circumstances, the identities of "final candidates" and/or the identity of the appointed applicant must be revealed upon request.

CBC & Reference Check Policy
All candidates for employment are subject to a pre-employment screening which includes a criminal background check, work authorization, and verification of education. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.

Work Authorization
The University of Wisconsin Oshkosh does not offer H-1B or other work authorization visa sponsorship for this position. Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States at the time of hire and maintain work authorization throughout the employment term.

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For the UWO Annual Security and Fire Safety Reports (i.e., Clery Report), which includes statistics about reported crimes and information about campus security policies, see, or call UWO Police Department, at (920) 424-1212 for a paper copy.


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All candidates for employment are subject to a pre-employment screening which includes a criminal background check, work authorization, and verification of education. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.

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Reasonable Accommodations

The University of Wisconsin Oshkosh is committed to the full inclusion of all qualified individuals. As part of this commitment, UW Oshkosh will ensure that persons with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodations. If a reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and/or to receive other benefits and privileges of employment, please contact the Office of Human Resources, Equal Opportunity, Equity & Affirmative Action, (920) 424-1166 or