Pittsburg State University is accepting applications for a Small Business Advisor / State Marketing Support in the Division of Economic Development and Community Engagement. The primary function of the position is to provide client advisory and marketing support to small businesses within a 13-county area in Southeast Kansas and to manage the Pittsburg State University Kansas Small Business Development Center's (KSBDC) and the State SBDC's Marketing efforts.
Duties and Responsibilities of Position
65% -Client Advisory Function:Assist in the achievement of economic impact goals established by the Kansas SBDC State Office.Track and report activities as established by the Kansas SBDC State Director.Establish and maintain client files and records. Enter and update client information in the KSBDC database. Conduct follow-up activities to improve service delivery and assessment and prepare reports.Work with divisional administration to accomplish administrative work in accordance with the Kansas BSDC and PSU policies, procedures, and deadlines.Participate in PSU Kansas SBDC meetings, trainings, events and calls as required.Provide individual counseling and assistance to clients in the areas of business plan development, cash flow analysis, marketing, and management. Assist clients with business plan development, cash flow analysis, marketing plans and other areas of business development.Manage and present seminars on relevant marketing topics.Travel, weekly (sometimes multiples days a week) to PSU SBDC's 11 county area to provide client support, 1 on 1 and in person business advising or workshops.Build effective working relationships with area agencies that provide assistance to small business through personal visits to their locations, participate in joint projects, and development of region-specific programming or training.Promote general awareness of KSBDC programs by making presentations to area organization, attending University functions, participating in network events, and through involvement in local professional organizations.25%- State Marketing Function:
Ensure deliverables are met for the Kansas Small Business Development Center Websites & Social Media Accounts for the entire state. Duties include updating event calendars, staff bios, content curation (both from 3rd party sources as well as internally developed), website maintenance and client success stories.Monitor, report and review current approaches & suggestions for improvements and work activity process notes.Supervise, train and mentor student employees working within the KSBDC State Marketing Office to ensure delegated tasks/activities are being performed correctly & in a timely manner.10%- Other duties as assigned.
Education and Experience:
Required Education and Experience at Hire -
Bachelor's Degree3 years of experience with MS Office3 years of experience in developing Websites & Social MediaPreferred Education and Experience -
Business & Communications Majors preferred3 years of experience with the Small Business Development Center or similar, consulting organization preferredScreening Services (Background Checks):
Your employment with Pittsburg State University is contingent on a satisfactory criminal background check and sex offender check.
Unclassified, Continuing Annual
Monday-Friday. 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Application Documents Required*:
Cover letterResumeNames and Contact Details for Three (3) Professional References*Consolidate documents into a maximum of 2 to upload.
Open Until Filled
with a first review date of
March 13, 2024.
Search Committee Chair:
Dacia Clark (email@example.com)
Visa Sponsorship is not available for this position
PSU will only accept applications submitted through this process.
Pittsburg State University is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action and Veterans Preference employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.
About Pittsburg State University
Pittsburg State University was founded in 1903, in vibrant and progressive southeast Kansas. Home to nearly 6,500 students, PSU provides all the benefits of a major college but with small class sizes and personalized experiences. The university offers more than 200 academic programs and emphasis areas across four colleges, including undergraduate degrees, graduate degrees, EdS degrees, and a doctoral degree in Nursing. Our students enjoy an average class size of just 18 students and benefit from world-class faculty and a vibrant campus life. More than 65,000 alumni proudly declare, "Once a Gorilla, Always a Gorilla."
Pittsburg State University offers a rich college experience with a broad selection of academic and social amenities.
A beautiful 223-acre campus is home to state-of-the-art buildings that bring the real world to students, and include The Bicknell Family Center for the Arts, the Kansas Technology Center, the Tyler Research Center, the Robert W. Plaster Center, and much moreThe surrounding Pittsburg community fully embraces the university and its students with a welcoming, family-like small city atmosphereA variety of housing options give students living/learning opportunities, modern downtown apartments, group living, and moreNearly 150 student organizations provide opportunities for engagement, community, and leadershipA diverse student population hosts a variety of cultural and social events on campus and in the community, exposing students to the traditions and lives from countries around the worldHome to the NCAA's only Gorilla mascot, the university has a strong athletics tradition that showcases student athletes and brings together a community of dedicated fansA growing selection of online classes, programs, and degrees provide flexibility and opportunity to students from all walks of life
Pittsburg State employs well over one thousand part-time and full-time faculty and staff, students, graduate assistants, and researchers.
Pittsburg has a population of approximately 20,000 residents and is located in southeast Kansas, about thirty miles from Joplin, Missouri, which has a metropolitan area population of about 60,000. Kansas City is located 120 miles north; Tulsa, Oklahoma is 125 miles southwest; Wichita is 160 miles west; and Springfield, Missouri is 95 miles east. For more information see: http://www.pittks.org.
Pursuant to the requirements of the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (20 U.S.C. 1092 ) a copy of Pittsburg State University's Annual Security Report may be viewed on the internet at: http://www.pittstate.edu/dotAsset/384ef407-c774-44f3-82e6-862cc6f7be27.pdf
This report includes statistics for the previous three years concerning reported crimes that occurred on-campus; in certain off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by Pittsburg State University; and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from, the campus. The report also includes institutional policies concerning campus security, such as policies concerning sexual assault, and other matters. You can also obtain a printed copy of this report by contacting University Police and Parking Services at 620-235-4624.
Pittsburg State University prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, marital or parental status, ancestry, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, military or veteran status, or disabilities. The following person has been designated to address inquiries regarding the nondiscrimination policies: Director of Institutional Equity/Title IX Coordinator, 218 Russ Hall, 1701 S. Broadway, Pittsburg, KS 66762-7528, 620-235-4189, firstname.lastname@example.org.#J-18808-Ljbffr