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Business Advisor to work with the EDCIC

In partnership with the Economic Development Council for Island County (EDCIC), the Washington Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at Washington State University (WSU) is seeking a part-time Business Advisor for the EDCIC location in Coupeville, WA.

The ideal candidate for this position is someone who lives in Island County and possesses significant experience in business and enjoys the intrinsic value of helping small businesses. They have the desire to work 1:1 with business owners/managers while providing training and other assistance to help them develop or improve their business knowledge and skills to manage the operations of their business more effectively.

The Business Advisor guides clients in the development of comprehensive business plans, as well as operating plans for management development, market development, organizational structure development, and financial management and financial proposal development.

The Business Advisor is responsible for delivering in-depth, impact-driven advising and training that result in directly assisting small to medium sized businesses and entrepreneurs to succeed in their business growth. In the process, the Business Advisor maintains strict confidentiality of all client information and follows conflict of interest policies of the SBDC program.

Only applicants who are currently eligible to work in the U.S. and meet the minimum qualifications will be considered for the position:

  • Bachelor’s degree in business or a related field
  • Three years of experience in business ownership, business development, business management and/or program development
  • Strong computer skills including demonstrated proficiency with Microsoft Office.

Preferred qualifications include: Demonstrated local economic development, community, and business relationships; Experience in advising small businesses; Five or more years of small business ownership and/or management; Experience developing and/or teaching management short courses; Program and/or product development experience; and Work experience with technology-based and/or growth-oriented firms.

Salary: DOQ

Application closing date is August 31, 2020

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Emailed applications will NOT be accepted.


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