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Technology Business Consultant-Michigan Small Business Development Center

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Work type: EAP - Executive, Administrative, Professional
Location: Grand Rapids
Categories: Seidman College of Business

Required Qualifications and Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree with concentration in business or related field
  • 5 years of business experience
  • 3 years of experience in a technology related field
  • Committed to GVSU's vision of inclusion and equity

Preferred Qualifications and Education: 

  • MBA or equivalent
  • Entrepreneurial experience
  • C-Level marketing experience
  • Prior consulting experience (particularly through an SBDC program or Michigan technology commercialization initiative) with early stage technology companies
  • Ability to articulate an understanding of the industries driving the Michigan economy
  • Strong communication skills
  • Management experience in a technology based company preferred
  • Grant writing experience

Responsibilities – Essential Functions: 

  • Help technology based business clients become successful through one-on-one and team business consulting in areas including commercialization and growth strategies, financing, management, and networking.
  • Build and maintain substantial portfolio of high potential clients.
  • 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.
  • Represent the SBDC and support initiation, growth, and maintenance of stakeholder relationships.
  • Maintain documentation as required by the SBDC and its funding sources
  • Stay abreast of full SBDC network initiatives and programming and collaborate with management and staff to advance the program and serve clients.

Responsibilities – Non-essential Functions

  • Facilitate student projects and/or internships
  • Strategic planning with stakeholders or partners
  • Facilitate business workshops on topics relevant to client  base

Salary:  Commensurate with experience 

Department/Division:  MI-SBDC/Academic & Student Affairs 

Campus: Robert C. Pew Grand Rapids Campus (Statewide position. Works remotely and travel is required.) 

Application Deadline Date:  June 28, 2017

How To Apply: Apply online at and click "Apply now".  Include a cover letter and resume.  The online application system will allow candidates to electronically attach these documents. Applicants with diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. If you need assistance or have questions, call Human Resources at (616) 331-2215.

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