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Program Administrator-Entrepreneur

Off Campus Position                                                     Non-Classifed    (Grant Funded)                Full-Time with Benefits

This is an administrative (non-classifeid) position reporting to Vice President for Workforce and Community Development.  The Entrepreneurship and Business Coaching Center Program Administrator is reponsible for the development and implementation of an entrepreneurial training, coaching, and technical assistance program, modeled after a proven program being utilized in a rural area, designed to help new and/or existing entrepreneurs and small businesses with overall business plan development, strategies, support, training, mentoring, and other indentified needs.  Responsibilities: Design, develop, implement, evaluate, modify, and administer a comprehensive entrepreneurial development porgram to spark and support new and existing entrepreneurs within the region.  Implement an entrepreneurship training, coaching and technical assistance program, modeled after a proven program being utilized in a rural area; Helping entrepreneurs develop business strategies and mitigate risks around the commercialization of new products, services, and/or processes; Develop and implement trainings for new and exisiting entrepreneurs to assist them in going into business and adding to the skills they need to make their businesses more successful.  Training activities would include, but not limited to business financial management, marketing and software training such as Quickbooks, Facebook and other social media marketing, on-line booking and reservations, hospitality training, marketing products development, and business financial literacy; Develop and conduct surveys of existing lodging providers, loan applicants, and other businesses in connection to gaps in successful business practices; Develop and implement training and coaching schedule/calendar; Work closely with the Hatfield McCoy Trail System Executive Director, or their designee, on all grant related activities; Manage progrms to support entrepreneurs: coordinating roll-out, overseeing partnerships, promoting to prospective participants and soliciting feedback.  Conduct market research and competitive analysis; Identify and contact small and medium-sized businesses, assessing their needs, and proposing and delivering solutions to enhance and expand their businesses.  Requiremets: A Bachelor Degree from a regionally accredited college or university and (6) years of progressive management responsibilities in either a private indsutry, large community, or governmental organization to include experience operating a small business.  Masters Degree Preferred.  Preference will be given to candidate with experience as entrepreneur, in small start-up settings, or with experience advising new businesses through the start-up process.  Application review will begin on September 21.  Position open until filled.