The business advisor will provide one-to-one counseling to current and prospective small business owners in the Essex, Suffolk, and Middlesex Counties that need assistance due to COVID-19. Provide counseling in financing, business strategy, and operations to startup and growing companies affected by COVID-19. Develop a network of outside resources, including financing and business services, for referrals for business owners. Using client data, develop financial statements and analyses for client business plans suitable for loan applications and improved business management post COVID-19.
Please be advised, Salem State University and the APA union (this position is a member of this bargaining unit), have come to an agreement on a furlough program for fiscal year 2021. As such, APA and NUP (non-unit professional) employees will take up to four (4) weeks of furlough in FY21. In addition, it is expected that APA and NUP employees will take at least two (2) weeks of furlough, but no more than three (3) weeks, by January 2, 2021. Employees will work directly with their hiring managers to determine the timing of furlough weeks based on operational needs. Depending on the date of hire, furloughs may be reduced on a pro-rated basis. If you have questions about the furlough program, please contact the human resources department.
Please Note: This is a grant-funded position through the CARES Act and continued employment is contingent upon on-going grant funding.
MBA or advanced certification in area of expertise
Five (5) years of relevant business experience
Familiarity with the business start-up process for the state of Massachusetts
Experience in finance, marketing, cash flow, licensing, regulation, or human resources
Bilingual in English/Spanish
Small business ownership
Excellent oral, written and interpersonal communication skills
Previous counseling experience
Proficiency using the Microsoft suite
Salem State University complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) to provide reasonable accommodation to qualified applicants and employees with disabilities. For accommodation information or requests please email [email protected]
Office activities are performed in an environmentally controlled office setting subject to extended periods of sitting, keyboarding and interaction with computer equipment; occasional bending, reaching, lifting, pushing and pulling up to 5-10 pounds.
Special Instructions to Applicants:
Please apply online and attach resume and cover letter.
Employment is contingent upon a completed background and CORI check satisfactory to the university. Internal candidates are not subject to background check.
EEO Statement: Salem State University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Persons of color, women and persons with disabilities are strongly urged to apply.
Salem State University, located just 15 miles north of Boston, is one of the largest state universities in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, and an important partner in the economic, cultural and intellectual vitality of the greater north-of-Boston region. Situated in the historic seacoast town of Salem, Massachusetts, Salem State provides a diverse community of learners a high quality, student-centered education; one that prepares them to contribute responsibly and creatively to a global society.