Skip to Main Content

Business Consultant

Below you will find the details for the position including any supplementary documentation and questions you should review before applying for the opening.  To apply for the position, please click the Apply for this Job link/button.

If you would like to bookmark this position for later review, click on the Bookmark link.  If you would like to print a copy of this position for your records, click on the Print Preview link.

Posting Details

Posting Details

Position Number: 123626
Title: Counselor
Functional Title: Business Consultant
Category Status: 33-Exempt Regular
Applicant Search Category: Staff
University Authorized FTE: 1.000
Unit: VPR-UMCAPS-MD Small Business Development Ctr
Campus/College Information:

Founded in 1856, University of Maryland, College Park is the flagship institution in the University System of Maryland. Our 1,250-acre College Park campus is just minutes away from Washington, D.C., and the nexus of the nation’s legislative, executive, and judicial centers of power. This unique proximity to business and technology leaders, federal departments and agencies, and a myriad of research entities, embassies, think tanks, cultural centers, and non-profit organizations is simply unparalleled. Synergistic opportunities for our faculty and students abound and are virtually limitless in the nation’s capital and surrounding areas. The University is committed to attracting and retaining outstanding and diverse faculty and staff that will enhance our stature of preeminence in our three missions of teaching, scholarship, and full engagement in our community, the state of Maryland, and in the world.

Position Summary/Purpose of Position:

The Business Consultant (Counselor) is responsible for providing existing entrepreneurs with general business information and assistance which includes: development of long term strategic goals and objectives; expansion of personnel and human resources; management of finances to ensure stability and growth through financing from a variety of sources; and guidance on strategies to increase profit and sales revenues. This position will also document assistance provided to ensure accurate case management and compliance with contract reporting requirements.

This position reports directly to the Program Director of the Corridor Region. The incumbent has independent judgment and latitude in the performance of duties.

Minimum Qualifications:

Education:
Bachelor’s degree in business or related industry required.

Experience:
Three (3) to five (5) years of relevant small business experience. Experience must include working with existing/established businesses.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Strong financial analysis skills with proven experience using software to conduct in-depth financial analysis of small business concerns. Ability to interact with a variety of clients. Excellent interpersonal skills including outstanding communications skills, oral and written.

Preferences:

MBA degree preferred.

Additional Certifications:

Valid driver’s license required.

Additional Information:
Posting Date: 12/20/2017
Closing Date:
Open Until Filled Yes
Best Consideration Date 01/19/2018
Physical Demands

This position will require travel (drive) to provide on-site visits with clients.

Office environment. Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects, including the human body.

Diversity Statement:

The University of Maryland, College Park, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, age, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, creed, marital status, political affiliation, personal appearance, or on the basis of rights secured by the First Amendment, in all aspects of employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. List of References (no emails sent from system)
Optional Documents

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * How did you hear about this position?
    • UMD Job Site
    • Personal Referral
    • Washington Post
    • Baltimore Sun
    • Local Publication
    • Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Inside Higher Education
    • INDEED
    • HERC
    • Hispanic Outlook
    • Diverse Jobs
    • HigherEdJobs
    • Professional Journal
    • Listserv
    • Other
    • SimplyHired
    • CareerBliss
    • Job Fairs
    • Monster.Com