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Business Advisor, Kansas Small Business Development Center

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Work type: Full-time Salaried
Location: Overland Park Main Campus
Categories: Administrative Professional

Posting Job Title

Business Advisor Kansas SBDC



Continuing Education


Position Type

Full-time Salaried


Number of openings



Job Summary

The Business Advisor for our Kansas Small Business Development Center provides:

BUSINESS ADVISING – The Business Advisor will provide individual counseling and assistance to clients in areas including: business plan development, financial projections, cash flow analysis, market research, marketing plan development, internet marketing, strategic plan development, succession planning, human resources issues, and other areas of business development. The Business Advisor will educate clients on funding sources and accessing capital and will visit a client's place of businesses when appropriate.

CLIENT RELATIONSHIP MANAGEMENT & ECONOMIC IMPACT - The Business Advisor will demonstrate effective interaction skills to accurately diagnose clients' readiness and needs. The Business Advisor will understand strategies, processes, and systems that support recruitment of new clients, client satisfaction and retention, and maximum economic impact. The Business Advisor will maintain online client files to federally required standards.

PROGRAM & TRAINING DEVELOPMENT - The Business Advisor will work collaboratively with a team to develop specialty programs for existing clients, including Strategic Planning, Exit Planning, Export, and others. The Business Advisor will create educational materials and marketing collateral to support deployment of specialty services to appropriate clients. The Business Advisor will develop, coordinate and conduct monthly training seminars and approximately two regional/national conferences targeting the needs of area small businesses. The Business advisor will create curriculum, articles, social media content and other materials to support SBDC seminars and conferences.

COMMUNITY & GOVERNMENT RELATIONS - The Business Advisor will promote general awareness of the Kansas SBDC and JCCC programs by: making presentations to area organizations; arranging for media coverage for clients; attending ]CCC functions; participating in regional networking events; and involvement in local professional organizations. The Business Advisor will write ''Success Stories" about Kansas SBDC clients and participate and assist with client coordination for special events, such as the annual Emerging, Existing & Exporting Business ceremonies in Topeka. The Business Advisor will build effective working relationships with area agencies and government representatives that provide assistance to small businesses through visits lo their locations and participation in joint projects.


Required Qualifications

Master's degree in business or business related discipline
5 years' experience in business management, consulting, administration, financial analysis or economic development
Strong written and oral communication skills
Strong interpersonal skills
Strong organizational skills
Strong analytical ability
Ability to work independently and within a team
Ability to handle multiple projects and clients simultaneously
Proficiency in computer skills with Microsoft related products


Preferred Qualifications

Experience in a Small Business Development Center
Experience in at least three of the following areas: developing business or strategic plans; developing loan packages or equity proposals; financial analysis including cash flow analysis; Internet marketing or e-commerce; product development; business management instruction or training; owning or managing a business; providing consultation services to businesses
Bilingual (Spanish/English)


Required application documents

Resume and cover letter


Hours per Week



Work Hours/Days

Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.


Salary Grade Level




Competitive rate of pay



Overland Park Main Campus



Every employee of the college is expected to treat all members of the college community with dignity and respect demonstrating professional, courteous and respectful behavior and engage in constructive conflict resolution, when needed.

In accordance with the college policy, finalists for this position will be subject to criminal background investigations. Individual hiring departments at JCCC may elect to administer pre-employment tests, which are relevant to essential job functions as part of the applicant selection/hiring process. Many departments require those selected for hire to submit a certified transcript for all degrees obtained. For full consideration, applicants are encouraged to apply prior to the review date listed in posting.

Johnson County Community College welcomes the application of any qualified candidate and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, age, sex, religion, marital status, national origin, disability, veteran's status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information or other factors which cannot be lawfully considered, to the extent specified by applicable federal and state laws.

If you are an applicant requesting assistance or a reasonable accommodation in the application process, please contact the Office of Human Resources at 913-469-3877, or email

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