Human Resources

Senior Business Consultant

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Department: Innovation & Commercialization
Work Type: Staff Full-time
Location: Chippewa and Mackinac Counties
Full Time / Part Time: Full Time
Categories: Administrative/Business/Professional

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.  

If you require any auxiliary aids, services, or other accommodations to apply for employment, or for an interview, at Michigan Technological University, please notify the Human Resources office at 906-487-2280 or mtujobs@mtu.edu.

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. 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.
  2. Commit to learning about continuous improvement strategies and applying them to everyday work. Actively engage in University continuous improvement initiatives. **
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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.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively across cultural boundaries and work harmoniously with diverse groups of students, faculty, and staff. **
  • Insert Safety Language. ***

Desirable Knowledge, Skills, and/or Abilities

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

Language, Mathematics and/or Reasoning Skills

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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.

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 


Required Departmental Training: 

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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%)

1.0

FLSA Status

Exempt

Appointment Term

12 months

Shift

 

Pay Rate/Salary

Negotiable Based on Experience and Qualifications

Title of Position Supervisor

Regional Director

Posting Type

Internal & External

Dependent on Funding

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Special Instructions to Applicants (if applicable)

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Additional Information

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Required Education, Certifications, Licensures* (minimum requirements)

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