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Business Counselor/Instructor

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Business Counselor/Instructor

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The Veterans Business Outreach Center (VBOC) at the ODU Institute for Innovation & Entrepreneurship (IIE) is hiring a Full-time Boots to Business Entrepreneurship Instructor. This is not a university funded position. This is an ODU Research Foundation position with the Veterans Business Outreach Center, a U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) grant funded position. The person hired, will be instructing transitioning military service members and their spouses on Entrepreneurship, as a possible civilian career path. When not instructing, the hire will be working with the Military Transition Program coordinators on military installations throughout southeast Virginia and West Virginia. They will work with ODUVBOC leadership in the coordination and delivery/instruction for the Boots to Business (B2B) Program. When NOT conducting instruction for B2B, they will work on B2B scheduling, coordination and or mentoring, instruction to veteran entrepreneurs regarding starting a small business/growing an existing business, as well as, providing various resources for their small business; regarding entrepreneurship, Start-up business plans, marketing and funding plans, small business education, government contracting and other services. The Boots to Business Coordinator will also be responsible for administrative and reporting duties associated with his/her clients, among other program support tasks.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Boots to Business (B2B) Training Instructor: Supports the Boots to Business Lead Instructor and works with POC’s at various military installations throughout Virginia and West Virginia for the purpose of scheduling, planning, facilitating, instructing and reporting of B2B trainings once delivered.

  • Meets with transitioning military, veterans, military spouses and their family members who want to start or grow a business. Counsels business owners on a one-on-one basis regarding:

    • Starting a business, purchasing a business/franchise

    • Growing a small business, funding/marketing plan, access to capital, business lending

    • Community small business resources (SBA, SCORE, SBDC’s, WBC, BDC etc.)

    • Suitability for government contracting opportunities and SBA special programs

    • Eligibility for special status certifications

    • Registration in Government databases

  • Assists the Director with meeting program goals and metrics.

  • Assists the Director with extracting, updating and maintaining NEOSERRA, Salesforce, the SBA online tool for tracking B2B, counseling clients, and other events.

  • Assists the Director with generating reports from NEOSERRA and Salesforce for monthly, quarterly and annual reporting. Reports to: Director of the Old Dominion University Veterans Business Outreach Center.

  • When required, assists the Director/Assistant Director with marketing/promoting the VBOC, B2B and other tasks and events.

6. When required, assists the Director/Assistant Director with marketing/promoting the VBOC, B2B and other tasks and events.

Minimum Qualifications

1. Formal Education preferred (Minimum)

Associates Degree in business, counseling or related field. Prefer a bachelor’s degree in business or counseling

2. Experience required (Minimum):

Military / Veteran programs background or knowledge – minimum of 2 years. Prefer military retired or veteran spouse. Prefer someone who has owned and operated their own business

3. Specific knowledge and/or skills (Minimum:

Knowledge of or background in Local, State and Federal government procurement process steps including registrations, pricing, & training.

To apply, visit http://researchfoundation.odu.edu/ then click on the employment tab and follow the link. follow the link. Specify position #23-010. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. AA/EOE/M/F/D/V/DFW.

Equity Statement:

It is the policy of Old Dominion University to provide equal employment, educational and social opportunities for all persons, without regard to race (or traits historically associated with race including hair texture, hair type, and protective hairstyles such as braids, locks, and twists), color, religion, sex or gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), national origin, gender identity or expression, age, veteran status, disability, political affiliation, sexual orientation or genetic information. Minorities, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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