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Department Mason Enterprise Center
Alternate Department Description
Community Business Partnership ( CBP )
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Job Category Administrative or Professional Faculty
Role (State) Job Title CBP - Director, Small Business Development Center
Working Title CBP - Director, Small Business Development Center
Other Location 6564 Loisdale Court, Suite 600 Springfield, VA 22150
Salary Salary commensurate with education and experience.
CBP - Director, Small Business Development Center
The George Mason University Mason Enterprise Center (Community Business Partnership) invites applications for a CBP -Director, Small Business Development Center position. George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Mason's academic and culturally inclusive environment.
Every day, staff at the Community Business Partnership ( CBP ) make a difference in the economy of Northern Virginia! In 2019, CBP's eleven member staff and two dozen volunteers created 317 business training events with 3,854 attendees. These events led to over 673 individuals receiving almost 1,000 hours of one-on-one business counseling. Those activities resulted in 56 new businesses as well as the creation/retention of over 600 jobs.
Whether it's helping an entrepreneur meet the challenges of starting a business or helping a struggling business owner understand a path to growth, you can be part of the CBP solution!
About the CBP :
The Community Business Partnership ( CBP ) is an independent not-for-profit corporation that is part of George Mason University's Mason Enterprise Center under the Office of Research Innovation and Economic Development. Located in Springfield, Virginia, the CBP's mission is to be a complete resource center providing training and support to those seeking to start and build successful small businesses. CBP delivers entrepreneurial skills training to over 4,000 clients per year and also provides specialized support services, including one-on-one counseling services, networking events, three small business conferences annually, extensive referral network, small business incubator services, and access to capital.
The Small Business Development Center is one of five centers of high impact small business services within the CBP .
About the SBDC at CBP :
The SBDC program at CBP is designed to deliver up-to-date counseling, training and technical assistance in all aspects of small business management. The SBDC at CBP in particular has a long and proud history of assisting established businesses to develop and implement high impact growth strategies.
The SBDC is part of a national network of Small Business Development Centers supported and sponsored by the US Small Business Administration.
The SBDC Director will manage and direct the day-to-day operations of the SBDC Center, located at the Community Business Partnership, to a diverse client base and apply sound business management principles, practices, and techniques. The Director shall provide assistance for new business startups or business projects expansions in the Northern Virginia service region; oversee professional training class delivery; represent the CBP SBDC at regional professional events and associations; and work with other directors and management of the Community Business Partnership to raise additional funding as required to expand services and offerings to small business owners.
This is a grant-funded position contingent upon availability of grant funds. The SBDC at Community Development Partnership is part of the Virginia SBDC Network, a partnership program of the U.S. Small Business Administration, George Mason University, Mason Enterprise Center under the Office of Research and Economic Development. The position reports to the Executive Director of the Community Business Partnership.
Primary duties include:
For full consideration, applicants must apply at https://jobs.gmu.edu/ ; complete and submit the online application; and upload a cover letter, resume, and a list of three professional references with contact information.
For Full Consideration, Apply by: August 27, 2020
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