Business Consultant/Intrenational Trade/Manufacturing Specialist at University of South Carolina

Posted in Other 10 days ago.

Location: Columbia, South Carolina

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Program Coordinator II

Advertised Title:

Business Consultant/Intrenational Trade/Manufacturing Specialist




Darla Moore School of Business


DMSB Small Business Development Center


$25 - $28 per hour

Location of Vacancy:

Charleston, SC

Part/Full Time:

Part Time

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Work Schedule:

This is a Temporary Position with Annual Renewal, i.e. start date 1/2/2024 and end date 12/15/2024.

Standard working schedule: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM, with an hour for lunch. Monday through Friday work week. Specifics of hours and days are to be determined.

Must be willing to work a flexible schedule to meet the needs of the department.

Normal business hours may include some evening or weekend hours for special events.

Job Search Category:

Other Professional

About University of South Carolina:

The University of South Carolina is a globally recognized, high-impact research university committed to a superior student experience and dedicated to innovation in learning, research and community engagement. Founded in 1801, the university offers more than 300 degree programs and is a top-tier Carnegie Foundation research institution. More than 50,000 students are enrolled at one of 20 locations throughout the state, including the research campus in Columbia. With 60 nationally ranked academic programs including top-ranked programs in international business, the nation's best honors college and distinguished programs in engineering, law, medicine, public health and the arts, the university is helping to build healthier, more educated communities in South Carolina and around the world.

Inclusive Excellence Statement:

At the University of South Carolina, we strive to cultivate an inclusive environment that is open, welcoming, and supportive of individuals of all backgrounds. We recognize diversity in our workforce is essential to providing academic excellence and critical to our sustainability. The University is committed to eliminating barriers created by institutional discrimination through accountability and continuous process improvement. We celebrate the diverse voices, perspectives, and experiences of our employees.

Advertised Job Summary:

An SBDC Business Consultant provides counseling and delivers programs to individuals, businesses, communities, organizations, and other public agencies in his/her assigned geographic territory. A business consultant must have a broad base of business knowledge, excellent research, and analytical skills, be a creative thinker to assist with problem-solving, and have the ability to effectively manage multiple projects and clients simultaneously. These duties require the integration of business theory and practice, thus necessitating professional development activities and specific SBDC training. Multi-county travel is required to serve the area's assigned counties.

Additionally, this position will provide private consulting services and educational seminars to businesses seeking to further grow their markets and revenues by assisting companies to diversify into importing/exporting of goods and services (International Trade). This position will also specifically assist businesses seeking guidance in the manufacturing of products.

Consultants of the SBDC work collaboratively with private-sector businesses to become leaders and instructors in the local business community. They must develop specific and relevant areas of expertise within the arena of business development, and apply this knowledge through the creation of new training programs, consulting tools, and research projects that are responsive to the needs of the specific business community served.

Applicants for this position must have a good working knowledge of basic business tools including financial analysis, business research, marketing, and accounting, and be proficient in the use of computers and MS Office. Consultants must be comfortable speaking in public to represent the SBDC at functions as varied as educational workshops and Chamber of Commerce events, and in speaking with a diverse group of individuals such as bankers, government officials, and resource providers. Successful applicants for this position should have some background/experience and/or the ability to be certified in International Trade and manufacturing.


Bachelor's Degree in a Business related discipline required and related experience.

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Special Instructions to Applicant:

This position will be located in the Charleston, SC Area.

This employment site is updated on a regular basis. The length of the recruitment and screening process may vary from position to position, depending upon a variety of factors. Should review of your qualifications result in a decision to pursue your candidacy, you will be contacted by phone or email.

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The University of South Carolina does not discriminate in educational or employment opportunities or decisions for qualified persons on the basis of age, ancestry, citizenship status, color, disability, ethnicity, familial status, gender (including transgender), gender identity or expression, genetic information, HIV/AIDs status, military status, national origin, pregnancy (false pregnancy, termination of pregnancy, childbirth, recovery therefrom or related medical conditions, breastfeeding), race, religion (including religious dress and grooming practices), sex, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other bases under federal, state, local law, or regulations.

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