Careers with the Florida SBDC Network

At the Florida SBDC Network, we are committed to building a team of professionals who are passionate about our mission to help small businesses in Florida launch, grow and thrive. If you are passionate about helping others and want to make a difference in communities throughout our state, we invite you to explore current job openings with us.

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Florida APEX Accelerator -Tech Transition and Commercialization Specialist

Job Description:

The Technology Transition and Commercialization Specialist, a member of the Florida APEX Accelerator, will play a pivotal role in supporting activities to facilitate the transition of innovative technologies from federal labs, universities, research institutions into the commercial marketplace and introducing novel technologies into the Department of Defense and other government agencies. This collaborative position, jointly hosted by Florida APEX Accelerator, Florida SBDC, and DEFENSEWERX, aims to provide support to Florida small businesses and startups in harnessing the potential of advanced research and development efforts and assisting in activities to connect them with federal agencies, innovation hubs, and other entities within the innovation ecosystem.

To apply, visit https://careers.uwf.edu, and search position #127250. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Florida SBDC at University of North Florida - APEX Accelerator Coordinator

Job Description:

The APEX Coordinator will serve as the APEX Accelerator Specialist in FSBDC. This position is responsible for:

  • Coordinating the implementation of APEX management and technical assistance services, including administration and reporting of activities and results.
  • Delivering consulting, training and outreach in the area of government contracting, providing small businesses with assistance in selling to federal, state and local government agencies and to prime government contractors.
  • Administering the Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) / Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) grant application assistance program.
  • Compliance with FSBDC, UNF and other applicable funding source guidelines, and ensuring that all deliverables are met in a timely manner.
  • Documenting the activities of the APEX program in Salesforce and reporting results as required to the Florida APEX director.
  • Assisting in attracting and retaining grant dollars necessary to support the FSBDC program.
  • Community outreach, including service on appropriate boards and committees and involvement in area chambers of commerce and other economic development organizations.
  • Some travel is required as the APEX Coordinator will serve an 18-county area in North Florida.
  • 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.

To apply, visit https://www.unfjobs.org/, and search position #520440. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Florida SBDC at University of North Florida - Senior Small Business Consulting Coordinator

Job Description:

The Senior Small Business Consulting Coordinator, under the direction of an Assistant Director or above, assists in the design, development and implementation of departmental processes and/or programs. Recommends policies and procedures to ensure effective coordination of departmental programs.

  • Coordinate the implementation and administration of departmental processes and/or programs.
  • Provide professional level departmental support.
  • Work collaboratively with university staff to ensure program’s success.
  • May interpret departmental policies for area of responsibility.
  • 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.
  • Area of responsibility is the UNF SBDC’s micro enterprise assistance programs.
  • Responsible for administering the program and its budget in compliance with FSBDC, City of Jacksonville, UNF and other applicable funding source guidelines, ensuring that all deliverables are met in a timely manner.
  • Report the activities of the micro enterprise programs as proscribed by grantors and will assist in developing and implementing procedures for the programs.
  • Provide direct client services including group training, individual counsel, and public appearances. Assist in generating additional grant dollars to expand micro enterprise services in the UNF service area.
  • Supervise assigned OPS Consultants, student assistants, and/or training assistants.
  • Responsibilities will also include reviewing solicitations and proposal documents, making recommendations, and providing support for Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) / SB Technology Transfer (STTR) initiatives.
  • Offer training and awareness sessions on cybersecurity, risks associated with foreign ownership, control and influence, as well as intellectual and property protection.
  • Performs other duties as required/assigned.

To apply, visit https://www.unfjobs.org/, and search position #520130. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Florida SBDC at Florida Gulf Coast University - Marketing Coordinator

Job Description:

The Marketing Coordinator develops marketing strategies and creates effective marketing campaigns consistent with Small Business Development Center initiatives.

Typical duties may include but are not limited to:

  • Develops marketing strategies and creates effective marketing campaigns.
  • Provides creative leadership in generating original ideas for media outreach strategies that achieve strategic goals; ensures that the designs follow the correct branding; and are in-line with appropriate targets and timelines.
  • Manages the design and development of website and social media content that supports the department’s marketing initiatives.
  • Develops print and electronic publications including brochures, flyers, announcements, invitations, bulletins, newsletters, and handbooks.
  • Develops department presentations for use at campus, stakeholders, legislative, and other departmental events.
  • Develops new techniques, systems, and procedures to enhance the marketing efforts of the department.
  • Reviews progress, evaluates effectiveness of marketing campaigns, implements new processes, and promotes best practices.
  • Recruits, hires, trains, supervises, and evaluates clerical staff, OPS, and part-time student employees. Maintains work schedules, timesheets, and payroll action forms.
  • Monitors production workflow.

To apply, visit www.fgcu.edu/jobs/ and search position #R0004850. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Florida SBDC at Florida Gulf Coast University - Business Consultant

Job Description:

The Small Business Consultant I performs a variety of financial and business management consulting, counseling, or advisement, technical assistance, and related educational services to new and existing small businesses. Provides one-on-one consultations covering a variety of issues related to running small businesses. Develops and presents educational materials, and conducts outreach to educate clients, partners, and stakeholders on the Small Business Development Center’s (SBDC) services and impact.

Typical duties may include but are not limited to:

  • Provides direct technical assistance to small business clients in the research and development of business plans, sales growth plans, marketing plans, loan proposals, and related business development requirements.  Provides specialized small business advising in one or more SBDC functional areas.
  • Advises clients in small business management practices, methods, and techniques in compliance with all relevant business, accounting, and taxation laws, regulations, guidelines, and standards.
  • Participates in the development, promotion, coordination, and delivery of small business management training programs and workshops.
  • Coordinates and/or participates in efforts to build relationships with area businesses to establish and develop contract training opportunities.
  • Participates, as assigned, as a member of community groups and organizations to promote local business and economic development within the service area. Networks and builds relationships with community partners including Economic Development Agencies, Chambers of Commerce, and other community organizations for the purpose of building a client service base.
  • Monitors operational activities and effectiveness of results, and prepares reports as appropriate.
  • Creates and maintains reports required by Florida SBDC Network in the Customer Relationship Management System (CRM). Utilizes CRM data to assists SBDC consultants and account executives to measure the cost, quantity, quality, and impact of the Florida SBDC program.
  • Creates and maintains confidential client files, sends and reviews surveys to ensure accuracy of client information, and makes timely updates to records as necessary.
  • Conducts assessments, follows up with clients, and gathers impact data and feedback from clients and customers. Creates client success stories on a regular basis.
  • Contributes to knowledge creation and dissemination to SBDC peers and participates in networking activities.

To apply, visit www.fgcu.edu/jobs/ and search position #R0004854. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Florida SBDC at Florida Gulf Coast University - Business Consultant, SBIR

Job Description:

The Small Business Consultant I, SBIR performs a variety of financial and business management consulting, counseling, or advisement, technical assistance, and related educational services to new and existing small businesses. Assists small businesses with Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) applications, and provides information and guidance related to these programs. Provides one-on-one consultations covering a variety of issues related to running small businesses, and develops and presents educational materials.

Typical duties may include but are not limited to:

  • Provides direct technical assistance to small business clients in the research and development of business plans, sales growth plans, marketing plans, SBIR/STRR proposals, loan proposals, and related business development requirements.  Provides specialized small business advising in one or more Small Business Development Center (SBDC) functional areas.
  • Advises clients in small business management practices, methods, and techniques in compliance with all relevant business, accounting, and taxation laws, regulations, guidelines, and standards.
  • Participates in the development, promotion, coordination, and delivery of small business management training programs and workshops to statewide audiences on SBIR/STTR programs.
  • Monitors operational activities and effectiveness of results, and prepares reports as appropriate.
  • Creates and maintains reports required by Florida SBDC Network in the Customer Relationship Management System (CRM). Utilizes CRM data to assists SBDC consultants and account executives to measure the cost, quantity, quality, and impact of the Florida SBDC program.
  • Creates and maintains confidential client files, sends and reviews surveys to ensure accuracy of client information, and makes timely updates to records as necessary.
  • Conducts assessments, follows up with clients, and gathers impact data and feedback from clients and customers. Creates client success stories on a regular basis.
  • Contributes to knowledge creation and dissemination to SBDC peers and participates in networking activities.

To apply, visit www.fgcu.edu/jobs/ and search position #R0004851. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Florida SBDC at Florida Gulf Coast University - Business Consultant, Start Ups

Job Description:

The Small Business Officer is an entry level position that performs a variety of financial and business management advisement services, technical assistance, and related educational services to small businesses, with a specific focus on startups.

Typical duties may include but are not limited to:

  • Assists startup and small business clients in the research and development of business plans, marketing plans, loan proposals, and related business development requirements.
  • Advises clients in micro and small business management practices, methods, and techniques in compliance with all relevant business, accounting, and taxation laws, regulations, guidelines, and standards.
  • Participates in the development, promotion, coordination, and delivery of small business management training programs and workshops both online and in-person.
  • Assists with efforts to build relationships with area businesses to establish and develop contract training opportunities.
  • Participates, as assigned, as a member of community groups and organizations to promote local business and economic development within the service area.
  • Assists with community outreach to educate prospective clients, strategic partners, and stakeholders on SBDC services and economic impact.
  • Monitors operational activities and effectiveness of results, and prepares reports as appropriate.

To apply, visit www.fgcu.edu/jobs/ and search position #R0004857. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

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