UW-Superior is committed to making excellence inclusive in every aspect of the institution. Diversity, inclusion and equity are prioritized learning resources for all community members. We strive to offer quality programs in an environment of trust and cooperation that centers on the worth of all individuals. The University is seeking candidates who will contribute to the achievement of this goal.

Business Consultant, Small Business Development Center

DUTIES:

The Business Consultant will work with new and existing SBDC clients in the areas of venture feasibility analysis, business plan writing, business start-up issues, financial projections, marketing and sales, operation management, human resources and other of business management areas.  Conduct follow-up after each consulting session or educational offering assisting and directing the clients of the SBDC in solving the problems and expanding opportunities associated with their business.  Use SBDC provided business analysis and strategy tools when appropriate.  Utilize SBDC best practices when working with clients to ensure quality service, and time utilization based on metric optimization.  Work toward meeting established metrics set by the WI SBDC State Director and UW-Superior SBDC Director in conjunction with the Northwest region campuses including UW-River Falls and UW-Eau Claire.

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REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution in business, management, marketing, or related field
  • Four years’ experience in clerical, program development, marketing, training or related experience working in a business setting
  • Valid driver’s license

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Experience working with business owners or managers
  • Experience working in community or higher education setting

KNOWLEDGE REQUIREMENTS:

  • Knowledge of small business and financial management best practices
  • Budget management skills, including the generation of revenue
  • Effective written, interpersonal and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to plan, organize, budget, and be accountable for a complex offering of services to small business communities in the Northwest Region of the SBDC
  • Aptitude to work cooperatively with other providers of assistance to small business

STARTING DATE:

As soon as possible.

SALARY:

UW-Superior offers a competitive salary and benefits package, including health insurance coverage for eligible dependents.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

For additional information visit www.uwsuper.edu or contact Andrew Donahue at 715-394-8352 or by email at adonahue{atuws}.

APPLICATION PROCESS:

Please apply online at UW-Careers and submit your application packet to Include:

  1. CV or Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Unofficial Undergraduate Transcripts
  4. Contact Information for three (3) Professional References

Internal applicants: select the internal applicant link. Registration for account not required.

External applicants: select the external applicant link and register for an account:

How to Register for a UW-Careers Account:

  1. To register for a UW-Careers account, click on the Click Here to Register link to create your user name and password.
  2. Search for the Outreach Specialist position and click on the Apply Now button to submit a resume.
    • At this time, you will be asked to complete your profile. Please select Save to continue the application process.
  3. To submit your letter of application, unofficial transcripts, etc., you must add the document as an attachment by clicking on the Add Attachment link below the Cover Letters and Attachments box.
  4. Clicking on the Next link, please complete the required Online Questionnaire.
  5. After the Online Questionnaire has been completed, click Next again to provide contact information for three professional references, if required, in the References section by selecting the Add Reference link.
  6. Once reference information has been listed, click on Next to complete the How did you find out about the position? section of the application process.
  7. Once you have completed all sections, click on the Save button and then Submit button to submit your materials.

At any time you may select the Save button to save your progress. When you have submitted your application, ability to change materials submitted will not be available.

If you have questions in regards to the hiring process, please contact Andrew Donahue at 715-394-8352 or by email at adonahue{atuws}.

UW-Superior: A Special Place:

The University of Wisconsin-Superior is Wisconsin's public liberal arts college. Established in 1893 with a mission to train teachers, it later became a part of the University of Wisconsin-System, and in 1998 was designated as Wisconsin's Public Liberal Arts College by the University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents. The University serves 2,500 traditional and non-traditional students and is dedicated to the integration of liberal and professional studies and to serving a diverse student population.

UW-Superior maintains its foundational teacher education college values through its emphasis on excellence in teaching, as well as service to the community and region. Its core mission is student-centered. The institution fosters intellectual growth and career preparation within a liberal arts tradition that emphasizes individual attention, embodies respect for diverse cultures and multiple voices, and engages the community and region. The richness of its programs creates a personalized educational environment that integrates theory and practice, liberal and professional education, teaching, scholarship, and creativity. The University has a significant investment in and commitment to campus-wide Liberal Arts High Impact Practices (HIPs) that includes a First Year Experience, Academic Service Learning, Global Awareness, Writing Across the Curriculum, Undergraduate Research Scholarly and Creative Activity, and a Senior Year Experience.

At UW-Superior, we promote the values of academic excellence, integrity, and community within a collegial environment. At the core of our values is the appreciation for, and examination of, diversity, inclusivity, and equity. UW-Superior offers day, evening, weekend, and distance learning classes at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.

The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7).

The University reserves the right to check additional references with notice given to the candidates at the appropriate time in the process.

Employment will require a criminal background check. A pending criminal charge or conviction will not necessarily disqualify an applicant. In compliance with the Wisconsin Fair Employment Act, the University does not discriminate on the basis of arrest or conviction record.

Employment is subject to federal laws that require verification of identity and legal right to work in the United States as required by the Immigration Reform and Control Act.

For UW-Superior campus safety information and crime statistics/Annual Security Report, see https://www.uwsuper.edu/safety/clery or contact the Office of Campus Safety at (715) 394-8114 for a printed copy.

UW-Superior is an AA/EEO/Veterans/Disability employer dedicated to enhancing equity, diversity and inclusivity.