Position Classification Description

Position Class Code / Title: A6011 / Mgr,Small Business Devt Ctr
Recruitment Tier: Tier 1
FLSA: Exempt
Grade: 13

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The following statements are intended to describe, in broad terms, the general functions and responsibility levels characteristic of positions assigned to this classification. They should not be viewed as an exhaustive list of the specific duties and prerequisites applicable to individual positions that have been so classified.


Manages the planning, development, marketing, and operation of a branch campus Small Business Development Center, which provides local small business development assistance and support in accordance with the stated goals and objectives of the New Mexico Small Business Development Center Network and the U.S. Small Business Administration, and in adherence to relevant State and Federal legislation, regulations, and guidelines.

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Plans, develops, and coordinates the integrated programs and services of the Small Business Development Center.
  2. Provides direct consultation, training, and assistance to small business clients in the development of business plans and loan packages.
  3. Markets and promotes the programs and services of the Center within the prescribed service area; establishes and maintains relations with local financial institutions, other relevant service providers, and the local business community.
  4. Analyzes need, and develops, coordinates, and/or conducts training courses, seminars, and workshops for local small business clientele;.
  5. Identifies and recruits external instructors for educational programs as appropriate to specified program objectives; arranges and negotiates service contracts as required.
  6. Ensures that program operations are in accordance with all relevant Federal and State small business development policies, and in adherence to applicable laws, regulations, and guideline.
  7. Develops and prepares budgets for the Center; monitors expenditures and prepares reports and projections.
  8. Collaborates with, coordinates, and/or assists community business representatives and agencies in the design and marketing of small business programs.
  9. Supervises personnel which typically includes recommendations for hiring, firing, performance evaluation, training, work allocation, and problem resolution.
  10. Represents the Center on various local and regional committees and/or at various meetings and conferences to promote local business and economic development.
  11. Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.

Minimum Job Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in Business Administration or related field; at least 3 years of experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified.
  • Completed degree(s) from an accredited institution that are above the minimum education requirement may be substituted for experience on a year for year basis.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community.
  • Knowledge of relevant laws, regulations, and operating policies and standards in area of specialty.
  • Skill in budget preparation and fiscal management.
  • Ability to gather data, compile information, and prepare reports.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • Working knowledge and understanding of the nature, management requirements, and development needs of small business enterprises.
  • Ability to develop and prepare business plans.
  • Knowledge of communication principles, media, and marketing techniques.
  • Program planning and implementation skills.
  • Skill in organizing resources and establishing priorities.
  • Knowledge of the business lending policies, practices, and documentation requirements of financial institutions.
  • Knowledge of business accounting principals, methods, standards, and procedures.
  • Knowledge of contracts and grants preparation and management.
  • Knowledge of available business assistance agencies and resources.
  • Knowledge of computer spreadsheets and other related applications.
  • Ability to supervise and train employees, to include organizing, prioritizing, and scheduling work assignments.
  • Ability to foster a cooperative work environment.
  • Employee development and performance management skills.
  • Ability to develop and present educational programs and/or workshops.
  • Knowledge and understanding of the business environment peculiar to the specified locality.

Working Conditions and Physical Effort

  • No or very limited physical effort required.
  • No or very limited exposure to physical risk.
  • Work is normally performed in a typical interior/office work environment.

The University of New Mexico provides all training required by OSHA to ensure employee safety.

Revised Date: 03/20/2017