Small Business Development Center, Anchorage Business Advisor

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Classification:Administrative Professional 1
Grade:Grade 79
Work type:Staff Full-time
Administrative Unit:University of Alaska Anchorage
School/Business unit:Provost Operations
Location: Anchorage
Categories: Administrative/Personnel, Business/Accounting/Finance, Other

Position Summary:

SBDC Recruiting for Anchorage based Business Advisor with background in micro-loans.


10Develop workshop curriculum, teach workshops and assist in the creation of collateral materials for distribution to workshop participants.Essential
10OTHER: Special projects and other duties as assigned.Essential
20Build awareness of SBDC programs and services by engaging key referral sources such as banks, lenders, professional firms and other business resource partners. Attend and be an active contributor in internal staff meetings, conferences and/or trainings. Serve and be an active participant on internal SBDC Committees. Support / assist SBDC regional marketing and outreach programs.Essential
60Provide technical assistance to small business owners in Alaska. Areas of advising include, but are not limited to: business plans, sources of financing, marketing, financial proposals, cash flow management and other aspects of business formation, development and expansion. Provide accurate and timely client session notes in authorized Neoserra database to enable client tracking and reporting. Follow-up with clients receiving the National Impact Study (Chrisman Survey) on an annual basis. Increase the percentage of initial clients that are “in business ” in your client portfolio.Essential

The Alaska Small Business Development Center's (SBDC) mission is to spark the amazing in Alaska - one idea, one business, one community at a time.

The SBDC provides no-cost advising services and low cost educational programs to entrepreneurs looking to start or grow their small business. SBDC business advisors work with entrepreneurs in confidential, one-to-one sessions in the areas of management, marketing, sales, finance, accounting and other disciplines required for small business growth, expansion and innovation.

The business advisor must constantly assess client needs during one-on-one business advising sessions and make decisions regarding appropriate required actions to assist the client.  Assistance is multifaceted; it involves many aspects of business formation or on-going business development as well as personal aspects of client personality, emotion, family, financial, and maturity implications and interactions. Advisor must address the needs professionally and confidentially to best assist client's business development needs through direct assistance or referral to appropriate reference source or program.


Substantive knowledge of business management principles, practices and techniques; strong financial planning skills; program development and management skills, employee management skills, communication skills, strong organizational abilities; resource development skills; several years of business ownership and/or management. Proficiency and experience in public speaking, developing and delivering workshops, and relationship building with other organizations. Knowledge of applicable laws, regulations, policies and procedures relevant to federal and university agreements. Ability to focus and maintain strict regulations of database session updates/uploads. Ability to capture significant return on investment results and create comprehensive reports for purposes of grant proposal or quarterly reporting requirements. Strong analytical skills to best identify and develop plan for business development with client. Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, and to organize and present
facts and opinions.

Computer operating skills required. Significant understanding of Word, Excel and PowerPoint required. Cloud technology including G-Suite (Gmail & Drive) experience preferred.

Required Experience:

Five years of business ownership or at least five years small business management experience is required. Ownership or management experience must include executive level responsibility for usual and necessary small business operational functions. Development and financial accounting knowledge critical.

PREFERRED Experience:

Experience with operating a microloan program in rural areas. Experience working and/or operating a business in rural Alaska and foreign countries. Experience with startup accelerators, incubators or other entrepreneurial support programs.

Typical Education or Training:

Ability to develop materials and provide workshops before large groups. Occasional travel is required. Attendance of meetings that fall outside of the 8-5, M-F hours of operation are frequently required.

PREFERRED Education or Training:

Valid Driver's License required.
MBA or other Master's in a relevant field is preferred.

Minimum Starting Bi-weekly Salary: $2,065.60

Advertised: Alaskan Daylight Time
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