The Oregon Small Business Development Center Network (OSBDCN,
hosted by Lane Community College and funded in part by the U.S. Small
Business Administration and the State of Oregon) seeks an Associate
State Director. In fulfillment of its mission, “Helping Build Oregon’s
Best Businesses,” the statewide network provides advice, guidance and
instruction to current and prospective small business owners.
A fully-accredited member of America’s SBDC®, the OSBDCN assists over 15,000 entrepreneurs each year. In 2017, OSBDCN clients started 195 new businesses, acquired $64 million in debt &
equity financing and hired over 1,000 Oregonians. Furthermore, over 50%
of OSBDCN’s 2017 clients were women and/or racial/ethnic minorities.
This position provides leadership and operational oversight of
OSBDCN’s educational services and technical assistance, available at 19
SBDCs hosted at 17 community colleges and 2 regional universities. The
selected candidate will have robust project management experience, the
ability to effectively prioritize multiple tasks/demands, exceptional
skills in managing complex multiple budgets and successful experience
within a political, fast-paced, demanding, team-oriented work
environment. The candidate shall demonstrate a leadership style that is
approachable, communicative and embodies the principles of social
justice while engendering a collegial environment that fosters
inclusiveness and teamwork.