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Associate State Director

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Applicant Instructions

To be considered a candidate for this position, all of the following must be included in the application package: * Incomplete applications will not be considered. Ensure all employment and education dates are filled in. * The CV/Resume may not take the place of any one section in the application.

Required Documents

    1. Online Application – complete in entirety and submitted online please provide a minimum of four (4) supervisor/professional work-related references; five (5) references preferred. 2. Resume – Comprehensive of experience, education and accomplishments. 3. Additional Document In five (5) pages or less address the following:
* Project/program management * SBDC or equivalent operational experience * Example(s) of your application of analytical skills that have fostered potential, customer satisfaction and growth for a network. * What is the mission of the OSBDCN organization? Discuss how to create and foster network effectiveness with geographically, economically and culturally diverse communities/populations.
    4. Transcripts: unofficial or official transcripts are required at the time of application. * See "Transcript Instructions" below.
    5. DD214 – Veterans, please fax, email, mail or deliver your documentation (DD214/DD215/letter of disability) to Human Resources at Lane Community College. castrod@lanecc.edu, 541-463-5743

Questions?

* For assistance with the online application call 541-463-5586 * For position questions contact Dana Castro 541-463-5473, castrod@lanecc.edu Additional Documents and Letters of Reference are not accepted.

Posting Details

AA/EEO Statement

AA/EEO Statement:

Lane Community College is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity / Veteran / Disabled Employer embracing equity, inclusion and accessibility. We encourage a safe and hospitable environment for women, minority, veteran and disabled candidates.

  • Lane actively recruits Veterans and those with Disabilities for all positions. For accommodations and questions call 541-463-5586.
  • Veterans, please fax, email, mail or deliver your documentation (DD214/DD215/letter of disability) to Human Resources at Lane Community College. castrod@lanecc.edu, 541-463-3970.

Position Information:

Posting Number: 180005
Job Title: Associate State Director
Department /Division: OSBDCN
Applicant Notification:

Position Information

Thank you for your interest in Lane. We welcome your application!

The Oregon Small Business Development Center Network (OSBDCN, hosted by Lane Community College and funded in part by the U.S. Small Business Administration and the State of Oregon) seeks an Associate State Director. In fulfillment of its mission, “Helping Build Oregon’s Best Businesses,” the statewide network provides advice, guidance and instruction to current and prospective small business owners.

A fully-accredited member of America’s SBDC®, the OSBDCN assists over 15,000 entrepreneurs each year. In 2017, OSBDCN clients started 195 new businesses, acquired $64 million in debt & equity financing and hired over 1,000 Oregonians. Furthermore, over 50% of OSBDCN’s 2017 clients were women and/or racial/ethnic minorities.

This position provides leadership and operational oversight of OSBDCN’s educational services and technical assistance, available at 19 SBDCs hosted at 17 community colleges and 2 regional universities. The selected candidate will have robust project management experience, the ability to effectively prioritize multiple tasks/demands, exceptional skills in managing complex multiple budgets and successful experience within a political, fast-paced, demanding, team-oriented work environment. The candidate shall demonstrate a leadership style that is approachable, communicative and embodies the principles of social justice while engendering a collegial environment that fosters inclusiveness and teamwork.

Search Information

  • Provide all documents as requested; a resume may not take the place of any one section of the application.
  • Unofficial or Official Transcripts are required at the time of application. See instructions below.
  • Incomplete applications will not be considered. Ensure all employment and education dates are filled in.
  • Candidates will be able to implement and ensure an “equity lens” is used to assess, implement and maintain systems and structures that are inclusive and respectful.

How to monitor your application

    1. Enter recruitment@lanecc.edu into your safe sending list. Notifications will be sent toward the end of search process. Be sure to check your spam mail.
    2. Visit your Employment Opportunities account. The main page will show your status in the search. * See applicant instructions. Positions close at 9:00 pm.
Location: Downtown Center
Classification: Management
Position Type: Management
Anticipated Start Date: May 2018 or Upon Hire
Salary/Wage: Annual
Salary/Wage Range: $70,0396 - $89,175 Annual (Management Salary Band 4A)
Salary/Compensation Statement:

In addition to salary, an excellent benefit package is provided. To view our comprehensive benefits and the Management Employees Working Conditions Agreement.

All employees are compensated through electronic direct deposit.

Grant Statement:

Continuation of position is contingent upon federal and state grant-funding.

Working Schedule:

May work weekends and/or evenings. Travel and valid drivers license required.

FLSA: Exempt
Position Status: Permanent
Full/Part: Full-Time
Annual Schedule: 260 Day (12 Month)
Annual Schedule Details:
Quicklink for Posting: http://jobs.lanecc.edu/postings/8803

POSTING TEXT

Posting Date: 02/02/2018
Closing Date: 03/04/2018
Applicant Pool: No
Open Until Filled: No

Required QUALIFICATIONS

Required Education:

Masters degree with coursework in business, adult education, public administration or accounting from an accredited college or university.

Or

Masters degree with three (3) additional years beyond the stated minimums in leadership, project management, grant administration and/or experience in service to management of small business enterprises.

And

A valid drivers license required.

Required Experience:

Five (5) years experience in business development and/or entrepreneurship or project management leadership or supervisory experience.

Conditions of Employment:

Preferred QUALIFICATIONS

Preferred Education

Masters in Business Administration or advanced degree in related field.

Preferred Experience
  • Operational management experience in an SBDC network or a similar organization.
  • Program and/or Project Management experience.
Bilingual/Multicultural Statement:

Multicultural experience and bilingual proficiency in World languages is preferred.

A demonstrated commitment to promote and enhance the concepts of social justice and culturally competent behaviors is expected.

Equivalency Statement:

Equivalent combination of training and experience will be considered for meeting minimum qualifications.

Applicants are responsible to show how their personal training and experience would qualify them for the position.

Position Purpose:

To fulfill the functions as OSBDCN’s chief operating officer by ensuring effective delivery of educational and advising services among Oregon’s statewide Small Business Development Centers.

Essential Functions:

Leadership/Accountability

  • Support the State Director in the areas of policy development, strategic direction, Center and host institution communications and legislative relations.
  • Provide contractual, financial and programmatic oversight of the OSBDCN’s statewide service centers (including periodic site visits to all 19 Oregon SBDCs).
  • Co-negotiate overall contract scope and goals with federal and state funding agencies, and coordinate subsequent sub-contract goal negotiations and performance monitoring among the 19 Oregon SBDCs.
  • Administer internal controls, record keeping systems and internal audit protocols.
  • Work closely to update Network policies and procedures, and ensure compliance.
  • Represent and advocate for the SBDC Network within the host colleges, with other statewide collaborators and organizations, and with national organizations.
  • Build strong ties to Lane Community College and ensure that the work aligns with host college(s) mission, vision and strategic goals.
  • Support and promote the inclusion of diverse populations including Veteran’s, minorities, females and the disabled.

Program Development & Project Management

  • Supervise project managers and respective goal monitoring based on contractual agreements.
  • Administer the development and preparation of supplemental funding proposals.
  • Oversee statewide training, counseling deployment and maintenance of the statewide Management Information System (Center IC).
  • Manage Network’s reporting and performance measurement activities.
  • Oversee internal controls, record keeping systems and internal audit protocols.
  • Collaborate to provide new educational tools and resources for use by SBDCs including interactive web-based tools for counseling and training.

Supervision/Employee Development

  • Manage day-to-day operations of the Network Office personnel, professional development training and performance monitoring.
  • Coordinate the development and delivery of OSBDCN statewide professional development training.
  • Administer practices that assure excellent staff effectiveness through recruitment, selection, staff development, use of Network sponsored resources and performance appraisal processes.

Marketing/Public Relations

  • Manage the Network’s marketing and public information efforts, including marketing materials, newsletters, web site and press releases.
  • Promote the Oregon SBDC Network through public presentations and representation on various boards and committees.

Equity and Inclusion

  • Demonstrate Lane’s core value of social justice by ensuring equity and inclusion skills such as respect, inclusiveness, reflecting, valuing of cultural and personal differences, are the basis of employee and student interpersonal communications and relationships, and are applied to all position responsibilities.
  • Duties are carried out inclusively, regardless of age, color, disability, gender, gender identity or expression, social class, marital status, national origin, race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, veteran’s status, nationality, age, language, origin or employment status.
  • Must demonstrate an active concern for students and staff.
  • Provide leadership in the implementation of OSBDCN’s and Lane’s social justice initiatives.
  • Actively assist with ADA compliance in conjunction with Lane’s Human Resources and Disability Resources departments; support appropriate access for persons with disabilities to facilitate student and staff success; mentor and role-model cultural competency for persons with disabilities.
  • Other duties as assigned.
Supervision Statement:

Reports to the OSBDCN State Director.

Physical Demands/Working Environment:

This position works indoors and is exposed to usual office working conditions that includes office noises and interruptions, such as printers, telephones, and visitors. This position requires that an employee be able to sit or stand for extended periods of time; perform cognitive and psychometric work for more than six (6) hours a day; travel, work and drive safely. Work may require transporting materials up to twenty-five (25) pounds.

Knowledge Skills and Abilities:

Expected Competencies:

  • Analytical Thinking.
  • Fostering Collaborative Relationships.
  • Teamwork.
  • Process Improvement.
  • Supervision and Leadership.
  • Management of Multiple/Complex Projects.
  • Knowledge of Business Development and Entrepreneurship Principles.

Knowledge of and Skill In:

  • Establishing effective interpersonal relations.
  • Leading, guiding and encouraging subordinate personnel and statewide staff (who are not subject to direct supervisory jurisdiction).
  • Working effectively with a wide variety of educational, governmental, and private organizations.
  • Utilizing Center IC or comparable MIS application(s) to monitor performance and compliance.
  • Demonstrating professional written and verbal communications with the ability to make difficult concepts easy to understand.
  • Applying effective budget management principles (including general fund, grants, and foundation funds), procurement policies and practices (including competitive RFP processes), and revenue/expenditure allocations among multiple fiscal years with a variety of funds.
  • Utilizing exemplary analytical skills (including problem solving, prioritization, and process improvement).
  • Applying exemplary project/program management skills, including the ability to effectively plan, direct and integrate all aspects of a project, ensuring that work progresses toward achieving established goals and objectives.

Ability to:

  • Assume the duties of the State Director in his/her absence.
  • Provide project management as necessary on key statewide initiatives.
Applicant Instructions:

Applicant Instructions

To be considered a candidate for this position, all of the following must be included in the application package:

  • Incomplete applications will not be considered. Ensure all employment and education dates are filled in.
  • The CV/Resume may not take the place of any one section in the application.

Required Documents

    1. Online Application – complete in entirety and submitted online please provide a minimum of four (4) supervisor/professional work-related references; five (5) references preferred.

    2. Resume – Comprehensive of experience, education and accomplishments.

    3. Additional Document In five (5) pages or less address the following:
  • Project/program management
  • SBDC or equivalent operational experience
  • Example(s) of your application of analytical skills that have fostered potential, customer satisfaction and growth for a network.
  • What is the mission of the OSBDCN organization? Discuss how to create and foster network effectiveness with geographically, economically and culturally diverse communities/populations.
    4. Transcripts: unofficial or official transcripts are required at the time of application.
    * See “Transcript Instructions” below.
    5. DD214 – Veterans, please fax, email, mail or deliver your documentation (DD214/DD215/letter of disability) to Human Resources at Lane Community College. castrod@lanecc.edu, 541-463-5743

Questions?

  • For assistance with the online application call 541-463-5586
  • For position questions contact Dana Castro 541-463-5473, castrod@lanecc.edu

Additional Documents and Letters of Reference are not accepted.

Transcript Instructions:

Transcripts are required

In order to be considered for the position unofficial or official transcripts must be provided.

  • Official transcripts will be required if selected as a finalist.
  • Attach under “Optional Document”, fax, email, deliver or mail to:
    Human Resources
    OSBDCN- Associate State Director
    Lane Community College
    4000 E 30th Ave
    Building #3/ 1st Floor
    Eugene, OR 97405
    Fax: 541-463-3790
    Phone: 541-463-5586
    Email: castrod@lanecc.edu
College and Division Information:

The Oregon Small Business Development Center Network (OSBDCN) is a unique and well-established partnership with 17 community colleges, two state universities, the US Small Business Administration, and Business Oregon.

Since its inception in 1983, the OSBDCN has provided one-on-one advising to over 180,000 current and prospective businesses. Over 600,000 individuals have attended OSBDCN-sponsored business education classes and events.

In 2017, (as reported by clients and documented in Center IC, OSBDCN’s management information system), OSBDCN-assisted businesses created and retained 1,370 jobs (including sole proprietors), and obtained $34,104,000 in debt/equity financing. In addition, 195 prospective entrepreneurs started their own businesses.

College Information

The goal of Lane Community College is to help students achieve their dreams and transform lives through learning. The faculty and staff are dedicated to helping students succeed. Lane partners with businesses in the community to help shape the current and future workforce.

Lane is a learning-centered community college that provides affordable, quality, lifelong educational opportunities.

History

Lane was founded in 1964 by a vote of local citizens, and the main campus opened in 1968. The college was a successor to the Eugene Technical-Vocational School that was founded in 1938. Lane has received many awards and accolades for its innovative programs and high quality instruction. The college is a member of the League for Innovation in the Community College.
One of the advantages of working Lane is living in the area. Lane’s main campus is in Eugene, a city known for its quality of life and for being the home of the University of Oregon. Eugene is home to more than 153,000 people and neighboring Springfield has more than 57,000 residents comprise the second largest population center in the state. Eugene and Springfield are nestled in the Willamette Valley between the Pacific Ocean and the Cascade Mountains. Some peaks in the Cascade Range can be seen from main campus. The area’s scenic mountains, forests, rivers, lakes, and coastline offer many opportunities for outdoor adventures or for just sitting back and enjoying the view. See what’s new at www.eugenecascadescoast.org/ (link is external).

Union Association: Managers Working Agreement

Posting Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Explain the specific strategies you will use or have used to recruit minorities, veterans', the disabled and women into the services and leadership of the OSBDCN. General answers will not be considered. (1200 Characters, spaces included)

    (Open Ended Question)

  2. * Do you have an current, valid Oregon Drivers License or can you obtain one?
    • Yes, I have a valid Oregon license
    • No, but I have a valid license from another state, and will secure an Oregon License.
    • I do not have a drivers license

Hiring Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Additional Document
Optional Documents
  1. Transcripts #1
  2. Transcripts #2
  3. Transcripts #3
  4. Transcripts