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Deputy Director, Womens Business Center

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George Mason University
# Web Announcement
Deputy Director, Women's Business Center
The George Mason University, Mason Enterprise Center invites applications for the position of Deputy Director, Women's Business Center.
Background:
The Deputy Director of the Women's Business Center of Northern Virginia (WBC) will be an employee of the Community Business Partnership (CBP) a 501C(3) nonprofit organization providing opportunities for small businesses in Fairfax County. CBP programs include the Small Business Development Center, Business Finance Center, the Women's Business Center of Northern Virginia, and the Business Incubation Center.
The WBC is an initiative of U.S. Small Business Administration and offers training, counseling, and support services for established and aspiring women entrepreneurs. The WBC staff is responsible for developing and managing business, community, and economic development assistance services targeting women business owners in Fairfax County and northern Virginia with special emphasis on low-income and socially disadvantaged women.
The WBC Deputy Director reports to the WBC Director. In addition, the WBC Deputy Director will have support from other CBP staff.
The position is governed by contract requirements from the U.S. Small Business Administration, the CBP mission, and George Mason University policies and procedures. Responsibilities are performed with guidance from the WBC Director.
Responsibilities:
Provide overall support for WBC's programs and counseling activities including, but not limited to, coordination of any aspect of class administration and instruction;
Position the WBC to provide targeted services to women business owners in Fairfax County and northern Virginia with special emphasis on the needs of low-income and socially disadvantaged women;
Adhere to management practices that ensure client satisfaction and efficient service delivery to women business owners in northern Virginia;
Assist WBC Director with reporting requirements as spelled out in contracts, grants, and cooperative agreements;
Provide leadership as needed to support staff, subcontractors and volunteers;
Represent WBC within the community, as needed; and develop relationships with potential clients, volunteers, partners and funders through community outreach efforts;
Promote the center to potential clients, volunteers, partners and funders through social media and other online tools;
Be able to serve as staff support for the WBC Advisory Board, a committee of the CBP Board of Directors, when needed;
Carry out procedures for the center including internal reporting and data management/ entry; and
Conduct research on behalf of the WBC as requested.
Counseling/Training:
Participate in the fulfillment of online counseling requirements both internally and to meet the requirements of the U.S. Small Business Administration/Office of Women's Business Ownership grant;
Provide individual business counseling for clients, as needed; and
Maintain consistently high client satisfaction levels as evidenced by evaluation.
Perform such other duties as required and appropriate to the objectives of this position and the needs of the organization.
Qualifications:
The position of Deputy Director of the Women's Business Center requires an understanding of issues impacting women business owners. Experience as a small business owner, manager or advisor is strongly preferred. Experience in operating a community-based program or in serving community-based programs is preferred. The incumbent must be able to provide sound and reliable business advice to developing companies.
A summary of the requirements:
Advanced degree in business or a related field or two or more years of comparable experience;
Ability to use social media and online business tools;
Experience managing database systems;
Understanding of women's issues and experience with women business ownership issues;
Business consulting/coaching experience;
Experience as staff lead on projects and/or volunteer management;
Public speaking skills; and
Proposal development and grant writing experience.
# Special Instructions to Applicants
For full consideration, applicants must apply for position number FA20Dz at by January 23, 2015 ; complete and submit the online application; and upload a cover letter, resume, and a list of three professional references with contact information.
# Mason Ad Statement
Great Careers Begin at Mason!
George Mason University is an innovative, entrepreneurial institution with national distinction in both academics and research. Mason holds a top _U.S. News and World Report_ "Up and Coming" spot for national universities and is recognized for its global appeal and excellence in higher education.
Mason is currently the largest and most diverse university in Virginia with students and faculty from all 50 states and over 135 countries studying in 200 degree programs at campuses in Arlington, Fairfax and Prince William, as well as at learning locations across the commonwealth. Rooted in Mason's diversity is a campus culture that is both rewarding and exciting, work that is meaningful, and opportunities to both collaborate and create.
If you are interested in joining the Mason family take a look at our current opportunities and catch some Mason spirit at /!
George Mason University, Where Innovation is Tradition.
Department: Mason Enterprise Center
Alternate Department Description: MEC - Community Business Partnership
Criminal Background Check: Standard Background Check
Restricted Position?: Yes, is not eligible for layoff or severance benefits.
Job Category: Admin or Professional Faculty
Role (State) Job Title: Deputy Director, Women's Business Center
Working Title: Deputy Director, Women's Business Center
Job Type: Full-Time
Position Number: FA20Dz
Recruit Number: Faculty - 6282
Location: Other
Salary: Commensurate with education and experience. Up to $45,000.
Posting Date: 12/12/2014
Job Close Date: 01/23/2015
Open Until Filled?: No
Equity Statement: George Mason University is an equal opportunity employer encouraging diversity.

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