Anchorage Center Director

Apply now Job no: 513965
Classification:Administrative Management 1
Grade:Grade 80
Work type:Staff Full-time
Administrative Unit:University of Alaska Anchorage
School/Business unit:UAA Chancellor
Location: Anchorage
Categories: Administrative/Personnel, Business/Accounting/Finance

Position Summary:

The Alaska Small Business Development Center (SBDC) is hiring an Anchorage Center Director. The Alaska Small Business Development Center (SBDC) helps small businesses grow throughout Alaska via its expanding online resources and business management expertise. This Director position is a vital part of the fast paced Anchorage Center; the largest center in the statewide network. The Center Director is responsible for managing the Anchorage business advisors, representing the Alaska SBDC at Anchorage business and entrepreneurial events, developing and implementing new fundraising strategies and programs as well as maintaining relationships with local and regional stakeholders. In addition, the Center Director also serves as a small business advisor, assisting Anchorage based businesses with many aspects of business formation or on-going business development. Applicants for this position should possess strong management skills, experience operating an effective and efficient workplace, an interest in working with Alaskan businesses and the ability to develop strong partnerships across a broad range of stakeholders.


100Provide 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 SBDC surveys and encourage their participation. Increase the percentage of initial clients that are “in business ” in your client portfolio. Manage Center staff and maintain organizational metrics and strategic goals. Work with the Regional Director to ensure regional goals and initiatives are met. Support / assist SBDC regional marketing and outreach programs. Build awareness of SBDC programs and services by engaging key referral sources such as banks, lenders, professional firms and other business resource partners. Understand, maintain and grow any center specific funding and partnerships that support the Center’s mission. Attend and be an active contributor in internal staff meetings, conferences and/or trainings. Serve and be an active participant on internal SBDC Committees. Other short term programs and projects that support the SBDC mission, such as providing training, and participation in various entrepreneurial events, and similar special projects or programs.Essential


Must have knowledge of the SBDC program, contract administration and strategic short and long range planning processes. Must have program/project management skills. Have excellent public speaking, customer service, tact, diplomacy and persuasion skills. Ability to analyze information, to communicate effectively in person and in writing and to manage budget and personnel. Ability to build successful teams, supervise staff and resolve interpersonal conflict. Ability to analyze complex situations and propose viable solutions and courses of action. Ability to define appropriateness of requests. Ability to focus and maintain strict regulations of federal client management database updates, maintenance and uploads. Occasional travel is required. Attendance of meetings that fall outside of the 8-5, M-F hours of operation are occasionally required. Computer operating skills required; Google Suite and Microsoft Office products. Cloud technology and Google Drive experience preferred.


Bachelor’s Degree in business or related field and three years progressively responsible experience, or an equivalent combination of training and experience. Five years of business ownership or at least five years business management (financial and personnel) experience is required. Ownership or management experience must include executive level responsibility for usual and necessary business operational functions including personnel, financial management and team building. An equivalent combination of business ownership, training, education and experience may be considered in place of the Bachelor’s Degree.

Business development and financial accounting knowledge is critical.

Areas of preferred experience:

Strong management background
Knowledge of federal, state and local regulations relevant to small business.
History/experience working with SBDC and SBA district, regional, national offices
Business consulting/mentoring experience
Public speaking/advocacy experience
Strong project development/management skills
Grant writing experience
Experience working with the banking/finance industry
Experience with the Anchorage Innovation/entrepreneurship community

Salary Information:

This position is a Full-time, Grade 80, ($27.94/hour) DOE, 12-month position complete with a competitive salary and UA employee benefits package. This position is open until filled with the initial application review taking place on December 2nd, 2019.   To ensure your application is considered, apply by 11:55 pm, 12/01/2019.  Applications received after this date may not be considered.

Background Check:

The successful applicant is required to complete a background check. Any offer of employment is contingent on the background check.

Affirmative Action Statement:

UA is an AA/EO employer and educational institution and prohibits illegal discrimination against any individual:

Public Disclosure Statement:

Your application for employment with the University of Alaska is subject to public disclosure under the Alaska Public Records Act.

University of Alaska is a Drug Free Workplace. University of Alaska is a Drug Free Workplace

Probationary Period:

Pursuant to University Regulation 04.07.020, new employees of the University are employed in an at-will probationary status for the first six months of employment. During the probationary period, employment may be terminated for no reason or any reason. Promoted employees also serve a probationary period with limited rights of retreat.

Training Policy:

It is the policy of the University of Alaska that all employees are required to attend training to meet the requirements of the positions they hold and to complete the required training within a specified period of time to remain employed at UA.

Contact Information: If you have any questions regarding this position please contact University of Alaska HR at 907-450-8200.

Advertised: Alaskan Standard Time
Applications close: Alaskan Standard Time

Back to search results Apply now Refer a friend

Share this:

| More

Join a job pool or contact Human Resources

Hiring units such as departments, may wish to establish a pool of individuals who are qualified for positions. These pools are ongoing, meaning they do not have closing dates and accept applications on an ongoing basis.

University of Alaska Anchorage

Join Our Job Pool

University of Alaska Fairbanks

Join Our Job Pool

University of Alaska Southeast

Join Our Job Pool

University of Alaska System

Join Our Job Pool