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Senior Business Consultant

Apply now Job No: 20085
Department: Innovation & Commercialization
Work Type: Staff Full-time
Location: Chippewa, Mackinac and Luce Counties
Full Time / Part Time: Full Time
Categories: Financial/Accounting, Management

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Michigan Technological University is an Equal Opportunity Educational Institution/Equal Opportunity Employer that provides equal opportunity for all, including protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.  

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Job Description Summary

Position assists business clients to start new businesses, grow and improve operations of existing small businesses. Areas of assistance may include strategic planning, process improvement, financial analysis, loan preparation, market diversification, human resources, and organizational leadership.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities (other duties may be assigned)

1. Help business clients initiate, grow and improve operations. Areas of assistance may include strategic planning, process improvement, financial analysis, loan preparation, market diversification, human resources, and organizational leadership.
2. Build and maintain substantial portfolio of high potential clients.
3. Stay abreast of federal, state, and regional economic development initiatives and support programs. Help client best utilize these programs as well as strategic private sector partners.
4. Represent the SBDC and support initiation, growth, and maintenance of stakeholder relationships.
5. Maintain documentation as required by the SBDC and its funding sources, timely.
6. Stay abreast of full SBDC network initiatives and programming and collaborate with management and staff to advance the program and serve clients.
7. Facilitate business workshops on topics relevant to client base.
8. Sr Business Consultant will work out of a home office and will connect with clients, remotely and travel for on-site visits.
9. Other duties as assigned.
10. Apply safety-related knowledge, skills, and practices to everyday work.
11. Commit to learning about continuous improvement strategies and applying them to everyday work. Actively engage in University continuous improvement initiatives

Required Education, Certifications, Licensures (minimum requirements)

Bachelor’s degree with concentration in business or related field, preferably accounting, marketing, or business administration.

Required Experience (minimum requirements)

5 years of business leadership, management, or consulting experience. 
Must have small business experience either working in family business, or having own business.

Desirable Education and/or Experience

Strong preference will be given to candidates with expertise in Finance, Financial Analysis, and Organization Development.
MBA or equivalent.
Prior consulting experience with second stage companies.
Demonstrated knowledge of the industries driving the Michigan economy.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and/or Abilities (minimum requirements)

Able to self manage time and scheduling.
Able to work with minimal supervision.
Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively across cultural
boundaries and work harmoniously with diverse groups of students,
faculty, and staff.

Desirable Knowledge, Skills, and/or Abilities

Able to speak publicly.
Able to create and present educational information to groups.

Work Environment and/or Physical Demands

Must be able to work in a home-based office.
Must be able to travel away from home as needed for state activities.

Must live in or be willing to relocate to the counties served by this position.

Required Training and Other Conditions of Employment

Every employee at Michigan Technological University will receive the following 3 required trainings; additional training may be required by the department.

Required University Training:

  • Employee Safety Overview

  • Anti-Harassment, Discrimination, Retaliation Training

  • Annual Data Security Training 

Background Check:

Offers of employment are contingent upon and not considered finalized until the required background check has been performed and the results received and assessed.

Full-Time Equivalent (FTE) % (1=100%)


FLSA Status


Appointment Term

12 months

Pay Rate/Salary

Negotiable Based on Experience and Qualifications

Title of Position Supervisor

Regional Director

Posting Type

Internal & External

Dependent on External Funding


Special Instructions to Applicants (if applicable)

Please provide at least three (3) professional references with your resume and cover letter.

Additional Information

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Required Education, Certifications, Licensures* (minimum requirements)

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