TAG Business Advisor - SE Georgia at The University of Georgia in Athens, Georgia

Posted in Other 6 days ago.

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TAG Business Advisor - SE Georgia


PSO-Small Business Dev Center

About the University of Georgia:

Since our founding in 1785, the University of Georgia has operated as Georgia's oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified institution of higher education (
). The proof is in our more than 235 years of academic and professional achievements and our continual commitment to higher education. UGA is currently ranked among the top 20 public universities in U.S. News & World Report. The University's main campus is located in Athens, approximately 65 miles northeast of Atlanta, with extended campuses in Atlanta, Griffin, Gwinnett, and Tifton. UGA employs approximately 1,800 full-time instructional faculty and more than 7,700 full-time staff. The University's enrollment exceeds 40,000 students including over 30,000 undergraduates and over 10,000 graduate and professional students. Academic programs reside in 18 schools and colleges, as well as a medical partnership with Augusta University housed on the UGA Health Sciences Campus in Athens.

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Benefits Eligibility:

Benefits Eligible

Full/Part time:

Full Time

Additional Schedule Information:

M-F, 8-5; some nights and weekends

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Open until filled:


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Location of Vacancy:

SE District

EEO Policy Statement:

The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, genetic information, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status. Persons needing accommodations or assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact Central HR (hrweb@uga.edu).

UGA Statement:

PLEASE NOTE: On December 7, 2021, the federal District Court for the Southern District of Georgia issued a preliminary injunction against enforcing the vaccine requirement for
Federal Contractors pending further review. As a result, the requirements of the Executive Order and associated guidance, including the vaccination requirement for covered contractor employees, are currently not in effect.

The University of Georgia is a Federal Contractor as defined by Presidential Executive Order 14042 and subject to the requirement that Federal Contractors must ensure that all covered employees, including those working remotely, are fully vaccinated by January 4, 2022. You may be required to show proof of your fully vaccinated status at the time of your start date, or have received a medical or religious exemption from the fully vaccinated requirement at the time of your start date. For more information regarding the Federal Contractor fully vaccinated employment requirement please visit https://coronavirus.uga.edu/executive-order/ or call (706) 542-2222.

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Public Service Professional AD





Minimum Qualifications:

Requires at least a baccalaureate degree in the field. Please contact your Human Resources office for an evaluation of education/experience in lieu of the required minimum qualifications.

Position Summary:

The Technical Assistance Business Advisor is responsible for providing business counseling and delivering training programs to individuals, businesses, communities, and other entities in their assigned geographic territory. The Business Advisor will have a base of business knowledge, analytical skills, manage multiple projects simultaneously, and will establish networking relationships. These duties include the integration of business theory and practice. Multi-county travel.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies:

  • Broad base of business knowledge.

  • Excellent analytical skills.

  • Effectively manage multiple projects simultaneously.

Physical Demands:

  • Sitting for long periods of time.

  • Lift/carry up to 30lbs.

  • Multi-county travel.

  • Driving as needed to perform job duties.

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Does this position have direct interaction or care of children under the age of 18 or direct patient care?:


Does this position have Security Access (e.g., public safety, IT security, personnel records, patient records, or access to chemicals and medications):


Credit and P-Card policy:

Be advised a credit check will be required for all positions with financial responsibilities. For additional information about the credit check criteria, visit the UGA Credit Background Check website.


  • Provide individual instruction to entrepreneurs, business owners, business managers, and others on understanding legal issues related to their enterprise, developing the accounting and record-keeping capabilities necessary for running their business, and helping them with the evaluation and pursuit of financing options best suited for growth - including completing applications for State Small Business Credit Initiative (SSBCI) related funding.

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  • Develop and deliver business-training programs that are responsive to the needs of the business community served.

  • Generate curriculum for business programs, seminars, conferences, etc.

  • Help local field offices determine topics, agendas, instructors, and instructional materials.

  • Serve as an instructor or facilitator for these programs.

  • Evaluate programs' effectiveness and make necessary modifications.

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  • Document activities via Unity in a timely, accurate, and comprehensive manner.

  • Collect and transmit consolidated Unity data.

  • Maintain adequate client files as per SBDC guidelines.

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  • Perform all responsibilities efficiently and effectively within assigned division.

  • Ensure that administrative policies are followed, that programs are innovative and responsive, and that top quality services are delivered.

  • Utilize client and management feedback in striving for continuous improvement.

  • Maintain positive and professional relationships with other institutions.

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Contact Details:

For questions concerning this position or recruitment progression, please refer to the Recruitment Contact listed below.

Recruitment Contact Name:

Carolina Ramon

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