Crawford County Business Consultant

Gannon University   •  

Erie, PA

Industry: Education.


5 - 7 years

Posted 346 days ago

Position Summary  
Provides confidential one-on-one management consulting services to new and established small businesses throughout Crawford County. Must be able to support and promote the University’s Mission.
Essential Functions

  1. Assists small businesses in areas of business planning, financial projections, record keeping, accounting, sources of financing, starting a new business, advertising, market research, financial statements, operational and management planning.
  2. Provides training to business owners and start-up entrepreneurs through seminars sponsored by SBDC or as guest speaker for outside organizations.
  3. Reviews intake requests for consulting and evaluate needs of client and develop appropriate plans of action as requested by Director.     
  4. Reviews client files on regular basis to assure cases are processed in accordance with program guidelines and that cases are fully documented for hours expended and work accomplished.
  5. Develops and maintains contacts in the banking community as well as economic development agencies.
  6. Sustains the Crawford County business consulting network with private and public sector partners.
  7. Partners with the Economic Progress Alliance of Crawford County to build a productive referral process for clients, educational programs, and research projects.
  8. Performs other duties as assigned within the scope and responsibility and requirements of the job.

Contact With Others
Internal:  Has regular contact with faculty, administrators, staff, and Gannon interns and graduate students.

External:  Has regular contact with regional businesses and entrepreneurs.
Education: A bachelor’s degree in a business-related field is required. An M.B.A., C.P.A. or other advanced business degree preferred.

Experience: Five years of business consulting or previous related experience in the private sector required. 

Required Skills:  Excellent verbal and written communication skills; considerable knowledge of accounting, financial statement analysis, finance and marketing; computer skills in Microsoft software, spreadsheets, and internet research; ability to independently plan and organize one’s own activities.

Licenses or Certifications:  A valid driver's license with a good driving history is required.

University Mission:  Must be able to support and promote the University's Mission.
Physical Requirements  
Must be able to meet the physical demands associated with a busy office and be able to lift up to 25 lbs.
Working Conditions  
Work is performed in a busy office setting. Travel is required.