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    Posted on: May 1, 2020

    The Florida Small Business Development Center at the University of West Florida – College of Business invites applicants to apply for the position of OPS Business Consultant.

    Salary:  $25 per hour – Average of 40 hours per week
    Preferred Response Date:  May 15, 2020
    Start Date:  June 1, 2020

     Job Summary: The business consultant educates and advises clients on growth strategies, business model concepts and advanced financial forecasting, advanced capital structures and strategies through following network consulting policies and procedures. This position provides one-on-one advice and consulting to be provided including business and strategic plan development; financial analysis and planning; marketing research and plan development; business management and operations; and basic legal issues. The business consultant develops educational materials and presents educational programs as appropriate.

    The business consultant performs community outreach to educate clients, partners and stakeholders on SBDC services and impact. This position contributes to our knowledge creation and dissemination through communicating with peers and participating in network activities. The business consultant conducts significant networking and alliance building with community partners for the purpose of building client service base. Must be able to work both independently and collaboratively. This position requires successful completion of annual professional development hours. The business consultant will regularly work evenings attending meetings and events. During declared campus emergencies, this position may be required to perform specific job related duties at a designated off-campus location or place of residence.

    Minimum Qualifications: Master’s degree in an appropriate area of specialization; or a bachelor’s degree in an appropriate area of specialization and two years of appropriate experience.

    Preferred Qualifications: Proven experience in financial analysis and/or accounting. Strong grasp of English spelling, grammar and punctuation. Self-starter and strong time management skills. Comfortable working in a team environment and networking with community resources. Ability to edit accurately and quickly. Strong public speaking and presentation skills. Ability to prioritize and multi-task.

    Small Business ownership/management experience preferred. Significant knowledge of entrepreneurship, small business management and operations, business financing, financial analysis and accounting, marketing, market research, and/or human resource management. Strong interpersonal, oral and written communication, problem solving, and listening skills. Ability to manage a client portfolio. Strong organizational and time management skills. Ability to network effectively with partners and stakeholders. Proficient computer skills and ability to use the MIS to enter data and generate reports. Ability to travel. A valid driver’s license is required.

    Application: Applicants must apply online at Be prepared to attach the following documents in electronic format: cover letter and resume.

    The University of West Florida is an Equal Opportunity/Access/Affirmative Action employer.  Any individual requiring special accommodations to apply is requested to advise UWF by contacting ADA Compliance at 1-850-474-2059 (voice) or 1 850 857 6114 (TTY).  A criminal background check is required for successful candidates.  E-Verify requirements may apply for employment in certain positions. All applications for employment at the University are subject to Florida public records law.

    Additional information about the University of West Florida is available at

    Panama City Beach Chamber of Commerce, 309 Richard Jackson Blvd #101, Panama City Beach, FL 32407
    Phone (850) 235-1159 - Fax (850) 235-2301 - [email protected]

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