Director, MI-SBDC Finance & Grants - Small Business Development Center
Job no: 493799
Position type: EAP - Executive, Administrative, Professional
Location: Grand Rapids
Categories: Seidman College of Business
Summary: The Michigan Small Business Development Center’s (SBDC) vision is to make Michigan the best place to start and grow a business. We pursue this vision by providing entrepreneurs and growing businesses with expert advice, technology commercialization, training, export assistance and market research. The SBDC headquarters are hosted by Grand Valley State University.
The SBDC is funded through a cooperative agreement with the Small Business Administration (SBA), multiple grant agreements with the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC), ten regional offices throughout the state, private sector sponsors, and program income from workshops and other events. The SBDC’s budget varies between $9M-$14M annually.
The Director, SBDC Finance & Grants is responsible for the financial operations of the SBDC and strategic input as a member of the Executive Team. Areas of responsibility include grants management and compliance, financial operations of the MI-SBDC regional service centers, events, and two funds that provide grants to business accelerators and small businesses. This role also includes management of staff, mentoring, and maintaining a partnership with the host's finance/grants management team.
The SBDC aids entrepreneurs and growing businesses and the ideal candidate for this position will reflect the entrepreneurial values we support and be capable of both tactical and strategic work.
About our host, Grand Valley State University.
Grand Valley State University is guided by values for inclusiveness and community which are integral to our mission to educate students to shape their lives, their professions, and their societies, and to enrich the community through excellent teaching, active scholarship, and public service. The University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity institution. It encourages diversity and provides equal opportunity in education, employment, all of its programs, and the use of its facilities. Members of the University community, including candidates for employment or admissions, and visitors or guests have the right to be free from acts of harassment and discrimination, including sexual misconduct, which are prohibited if they discriminate or harass on the basis of age, color, disability, familial status, height, marital status, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex/gender (including gender identity and expression), sexual orientation, veteran or active duty military status or weight. The University will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities. See www.gvsu.edu/affirmative/. [Include the following for job advertisements:] TDD Callers: Call Michigan Relay Center at 711 (in State) or 1-800-833-7833 (out of State).
- Oversees the financial operations and grant management functions of the SBDC, including the SBDC administrative office, 10 Regional Offices, CARES Act Services, Business Accelerator Fund, Emerging Technologies Fund, SBDC Fund, SBDC events, and additional programs launched by the SBDC.
- Manages finance support staff. (CARES Consultant, Graduate Assistant, Office Assistant)
- Serves on the SBDC executive team with responsibility for informing and supporting strategic with financial inputs.
- Partners with GVSU Finance & Grants Management support staff.
- Leads the annual SBA Cooperative Agreements application.
- Ensures compliance with federal and state grant requirements in conformance with federal, state, and university requirements including submission of timely (Monthly, Quarterly and Annual) required reports.
- Manages all audit activities (internal and external) of the SBDC network including the annual audit.
- Oversees contract administration and compliance activities, including the development and implementation of performance and compliance standards and procedures. Ensures effective communication of related responsibilities to Lead Center staff and the 10 Regional Offices.
- Manages the sub recipient monitoring functions for the SBDC, in accordance with Federal Uniform Guidance, including but not limited to, performing the annual review, assessment and final determinations of Host Single Audit report results, as well as working in concert with SBA District Office Project Officer to perform the required annual onsite visits to the SBDC network service centers.
- Supports financial/compliance/technical assistance to the regional hosts/service centers as needed, in accordance with SBDC sponsor guidelines.
- Oversees systems/procedures which are mutually acceptable to GVSU and the U.S. Small Business Administration for efficiently processing MI-SBDC transactions through university, economic development and community college offices that host the MI-SBDC service centers.
- Oversees all payment processing of Lead Center invoices and employee expense reports.
- Provides monthly financial reporting, forecasts, and insights to SBDC leadership to aid decision making.
- Creates an annual budget informed by statewide strategy and regional inputs.
- Assesses and makes recommendations on new funding sources and opportunities.
- Performs related duties as assigned by the State Director.
Required Qualifications and Education:
- Federal and/or State grants management experience
- Audit experience
- Ability to work in a fast-paced environment with a collaborative and innovative Leadership Team
- A minimum of five years of relevant experience in working within the field of business accounting and/or grants and/or finance
- Experience in developing and delivering management reports
- Knowledge and experience in personnel management, supervision of professional staff, budgets and finance, and multi-site organizational policies/procedures
- Excellent oral and/or written communication skills
- Strong experience in financial management in environments using spreadsheet and database applications
- Bachelor’s degree in a related field
Preferred Qualifications and Education:
- Grant Management Certification preferred (examples: CGFM, CGMS, Management Concepts Grant Management Certification, GPC, CRA, SRA,) etc.
- Certified Public Accounting credentials
- University-based Finance experience
- Contract management experience
- Experience using Banner and OnBase
Salary: Commensurate with experience
Department/Division: Michigan SBDC, Seidman College of Business
Campus: Pew/Grand Rapids. This position is part of the Michigan SBDC Lead Center team, located at GVSU’s Seidman College of Business in Grand Rapids.
How to Apply: Apply online at jobs.gvsu.edu and select "Apply now". Please include a cover letter and resume. The online application will allow you to attach these documents electronically. On the application, you will be required to provide names, phone numbers, and e-mail address for three professional references. Applicants selected for interviews will be required to submit official transcripts prior to the interview. If you need assistance, call Human Resources at 616-331-2215.
Application Deadline: Review of the applications will begin October 15, 2021, and the posting may be closed at any time at the discretion of the University.
Grand Valley State University has a COVID-19 Vaccine requirement that requires all faculty, staff and students to be vaccinated. New hires will be expected to adhere to the policy unless they are eligible for allowable exemptions or postponement. Up-to-date information can be found on our Lakers Together website.
Grand Valley State University does not discriminate against students, faculty or staff in any of its employment practices or in its educational programs or activities. Grand Valley State University is guided by values for inclusiveness and community which are integral to our mission to educate students to shape their lives, their professions, and their societies, and to enrich the community through excellent teaching, active scholarship, and public service. The University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity institution. It encourages diversity and provides equal opportunity in education, employment, all of its programs, and the use of its facilities. Members of the University community, including candidates for employment or admissions, and visitors or guests, have the right to be free from acts of harassment and discrimination, which are prohibited if they discriminate or harass on the basis of age, color, disability, familial status, height, marital status, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, veteran or active duty military status or weight. In addition, Grand Valley is required by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 to ensure that none of its education programs and activities discriminate on the basis of sex/gender. Sex includes sex stereotypes, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, and pregnancy or parenting status. The Office for Title IX and Institutional Equity serves as a resource for the GVSU community and assists individuals who may have been impacted by discrimination or harassment in connecting with resources, imposes measures that protect or support access to programs and activities, and oversees the university’s grievance process for allegations of discrimination and harassment. Inquiries regarding the application of Title IX may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, 4015 Zumberge Hall, email@example.com, (616) 331-9530.
The University will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities. See www.gvsu.edu/affirmative/. TDD Callers: Call Michigan Relay Center at 711 (in State) or 1-800-833-7833 (out of State)
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Must have the physical stamina to work long hours and/or more than 5 days per week. The requirements listed 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. The information contained in this job description is for compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act as amended by the ADA Amendment Act (2008), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and other applicable federal and state laws that prohibit discrimination on the basis of disability. GVSU will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request.
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