Employment Opportunities with New York SBDC

Center: Jamestown

Job Title: Director of Small Business Development Center - Jamestown Campus

Job Description: Director of Small Business Development Center, Full-time
Jamestown Campus

The Director of the Small Business Development Center is responsible for the SBDC Regional Center, its management and its effectiveness as a provider of services to small businesses locally and its compliances, programmatically and fiscally, with requirements of State University and SBA.

• Supervises all staff functions including assigning appropriate tasks, conducts internal staff meetings, identifies staff training activities and insures the general quality and timeliness of staff activities by reviewing individual casework and by reviewing feedback from assisted clients.
• Administers all fiscal controls of the program including developing budgets for campus and SBDC Central Office review, monitors expenditure activities as they relate to budgets, advises campus fiscal staff of program financial elements, develops and monitors internal fiscal control system and adheres to SBDC Central office financial guidelines.
• Interacts with and provides information for campus administration with respect to budget, expenditure plans, personnel administration, facilities utilization and like matters.
• Supervises the development of appropriate program and financial reports in accordance with campus and SBDC Central directives.
• Maintains a client counseling caseload and provides support assistance to staff in their counseling needs.
• Identifies and implements program initiatives in response to SBDC Central Office, campus and private sector identification.
• Initiates and maintains contact with the business community as well as other related public and private entities to promote program services to elicit funding support to broaden and enhance outreach services, events, seminars and conferences in addition to personal visits.
• Administering the fiscal component of the program requires thorough understanding of campus and SBDC Central fiscal policies all of which are subject to internal, State and Federal audit.
• Balancing fiscal support in relation to demonstrated program needs requires careful planning to maximize resources to their fullest extent.
• Day to day management of the SBDC Regional Center requires a comprehensive knowledge of business operations and practices and the capacity to optimize the utilization of staff for the purposes of counseling clients and training those presently or prospectively engaged in private enterprise.
• Program promotion requires excellent communicative skills and the ability to interact with audiences of varied knowledge and expertise. It is important that the Director have the range of ability to represent the program and the College in settings that require professional presentations such as press conferences, news articles and other media recorded events.
• Develop adequate local matching resources annually to attract federal resource funds. Adequate is equivalent to Director’s salary.


Required: Bachelor’s Degree in the area of public administration, management, finance or other business related field. At least five years experience in private sector business including two years in a managerial capacity. Relevant consulting experience may be substituted for management experience, however at least one year of private sector business management is required. Must possess: excellent written, oral, and interpersonal/human relations, commitment to providing excellent customer service, problem solving, budget management, supervisory, leadership, and organizational skills.

Must be able to: coordinate and develop complex documents; read and apply laws, rules, and regulations; write and deliver persuasive proposals/presentations; plan, prioritize, and coordinate multiple projects in a team setting. Attention to detail and accuracy. Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite or equivalent.

Preferred: Master’s Degree preferred. Degree must be in the area of public administration, management, finance or other business related field.

Additional Information:

Salary Range: $55,909 - $62,902, commensurate with qualifications and experience, plus excellent benefit package.

Final candidates are subject to a pre-employment criminal background investigation.

Please note that Jamestown Community College does not sponsor H-1B Visas.

To apply, submit a cover letter, resume, transcripts, and a list of three professional references at:


Center: Central

Job Title: Social Media Specialist

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The Social Media Specialist will be responsible for driving and executing the strategic direction of NYSBDC social media activities by growing, managing and evaluating the information on various platforms to promote the SBDC brand. This position will play a critical role in refining, managing and executing a consistent strategy that offers substantive and engaging content across all social platforms and communities. The individual also will provide consistent and regular analytics for social media engagement. This role requires a strong writing skillset in both social/digital writing and traditional public relations writing.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Develop content and messages about all aspects of the NYSBDC program, which could include links, videos, graphics and images that can be shared across multiple internal and external platforms.
Manage social media conversations (both proactive and reactive) in a timely manner to users' needs and requests.
Track, monitor and respond to social media conversations.
Provide insights to senior staff along with key program stakeholders.
Collaborate with regional center staff, the Web Content Manager and the PR and Publications Coordinator to incorporate social media into key organizational initiatives and events.
Coordinate and facilitate communications across the statewide network. Participate in cross-functional groups throughout the organization to support their social media and communications objectives.
Establish consistency of messages across multiple online venues that are relevant to NYSBDC goals.
Support and protect the SBDC brand by ensuring positive messaging is maintained across all channels and platforms.
Create analytics reporting structure to inform senior NYSBDC leaders on a regular basis.
Work with regional center staff and committee members across the statewide network to create quarterly social media content calendars and communicate messages that incorporate key themes and priorities.



Excellent verbal communication skills with ability to present ideas and information clearly.
Solid understanding and demonstrated experience working with brands in the social media universe including YouTube, Twitter, Instagram, Blogs, Facebook, etc.
Knowledge of social media analytics and ability to pull information from each platform into a cohesive and concise report.
Extreme attention to detail and outstanding organization skills.
Very good traditional writing and grammatical skills and an understanding of the variances in appropriate tone and messaging on different social media platforms.
Working knowledge of technology involved to create podcasts, videos; functional knowledge of HTML; proficient knowledge of SEO.


Associates degree in Communications, Marketing, Business, News Media or related field of study required.
1-3 years' work experience in digital marketing and social media desirable.
Strong familiarity with the business applications of social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, LinkedIn, etc.) highly desirable.

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SALARY: $40,000-$50,000

Application Instructions:

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Center: Brockport

Job Title: Business Advisor

Job Description: The New York Small Business Development Center (NYSBDC) provides small business owners and entrepreneurs in New York with the highest quality, pro-bono, confidential business counseling, training, and business research. The SBDC provides expert management and technical assistance to start-up and existing businesses across the state. The New York SBDC is administered jointly by the State University of New York and the Research Foundation for SUNY, and funded by the U.S. Small Business Administration, the State of New York, and host college campuses. The SBDC at The College at Brockport, SUNY, provides advice and counseling for small business entrepreneurs in Genesee, Livingston, Monroe, Ontario, Orleans, and Wayne Counties.

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Center: Central

Job Title: Finance Coordinator

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The State University of New York (SUNY), the nation's largest and most comprehensive system of public higher education, invites applications for a Finance Coordinator in the Office of the New York Small Business Development Center (NYSBDC) in Albany, NY. The mission of NYSBDC is to provide customized solutions through advisement, education, research and advocacy for Entrepreneurs, Innovators and the Small & Medium Enterprise community. This position will report directly to the Associate State Director of Operations and Finance for the NYSBDC.


The individual in this position coordinates the finance activities of the SBDC, as well as the human resource activities of the Lead Center. The individual manages the finance department at the central office and their support of both the central office and the regional center finances.


Assist with all finance and central office human resource activity for a portfolio of awards which includes multiple sources of funding and fiscal years.

Prepare and file various reports with management staff and sponsors. This includes an in-depth reconciliation of expenses, cost share from SUNY and internal and external sources, and program income.

Ensure financial compliance with sponsors, University and Research Foundation policies, and SUNY System Administration policies.

Conduct annual financial reviews at regional centers to ensure compliance with SUNY, Research Foundation for SUNY (RF), sponsor and OMB policies and guidelines. Review transactions and controls and make recommendations where appropriate.

Prepare reports for network budget review and planning.

Monitor expenditures and budgets of central office and prepare reports.

Assist with human resource activity with RF SUNY and SUNY System Administration and assist with internal SBDC HR processes and policies and office standard practices and guidelines. Assist and confirm all documentation is prepared or updated, reviewed and request submitted.

Oversee accounts payable and receivable. This includes invoice/payment review, reconciliation, primary authorization, processing and reporting.

Supervise SBDC finance assistant and fiscal activities of the program.

Collaborate with staff to prepare applications in response to RFPs.

Assist with SBA financial reviews, as well as other internal or external audits.

Develop and conduct presentations financial updates, process and regulations as needed.

Propose revisions and/or improvements to fiscal accountability as appropriate.


· Bachelor’s degree required; graduate degree in business, management, or related field desirable. Master’s degree is preferred.

· 3-5 years’ experience in Financial Management.

· 3-5 years’ experience in sponsored fund administration, preferably in a state, federal or university environment.

· Knowledge of OMB guidelines.

· Knowledge of New York State purchasing guidelines and contracts.

· Experience in finance and budgeting.

· Experience and knowledge of RFPs and grant or cooperative agreement application development.

· Proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel (maintaining and updating spreadsheets).

· Strong organizational skills including an attention to detail, as accuracy is imperative, and the ability to meet deadlines.

· Strong oral and written communication skills including the ability to prioritize and multi-task in a fast-paced work environment.

Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience. Excellent fringe benefits.

Interested candidates are invited to apply online. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

State University of New York System Administration is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, creed, age, disability, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, familial status, pregnancy, predisposing genetic characteristics, military status, domestic violence victim status, criminal conviction, or retaliation.

Pursuant to Executive Order 161, no State entity, as defined by the Executive Order, is permitted to ask, or mandate, in any form, that an applicant for employment provide his or her current compensation, or any prior compensation history, until such time as the applicant is extended a conditional offer of employment with compensation. If such information has been requested from you before such time, please contact the Governor’s Office of Employee Relations at (518) 474-6988 or via email at info@goer.ny.gov

Center: Binghamton

Job Title: Small Business Advisor x 3

Job Description: Reporting to the Regional Director, the Small Business Advisor is responsible for providing business counseling to clients, creating and executing small business training, acting as an ambassador for the SBDC in the community and following SBDC at BU operational procedures to ensure compliance with NY SBDC, Host and Funding Partners. The Small Business Advisor works together with the SBDC at BU staff to meet annual objectives of fulfilling the Center's mission of serving entrepreneurs and creating new businesses. Small Business Advisement Services are the priority of this position.