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Business Counselor (Tupelo)

Please see Special Instructions for more details.

Please check to see which documents (i.e., resume, CV, cover letter, list of references) are associated with this posting. Prior to applying for the position, prepare the electronic versions of these documents to upload or to “copy and paste” when prompted. You will not have the opportunity to attach them after you apply. Applicants must meet the posted minimum qualifications for the position at the time of completing and submitting an application. All positions will be open until an adequate applicant pool has been reached. An official copy of your transcript is required upon hire for this position. Due to the recent change in the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), this position will be a professional position paid at an hourly rate.

Position Information

Position Information

Position Title Business Counselor (Tupelo)
Department Small Business Development Center
Job Location Multiple Locations
Job Type Full-Time
Job Description

The University of Mississippi Small Business Development Center is seeking a full-time Business Counselor for the Tupelo area.

This is a professional position in which the incumbent provides counseling and advising to business clients with specific needs. Incumbent travels to conduct/present a variety of training seminars and may be required to perform occasional overnight travel. Work includes preparing reports and forms; researching client’s needs; and securing seminar locations and frequently exercises discretion and independent judgment.

Job Responsibilities

Counsels and advises business clients on specific needs.

Formulates a plan of action.

Plans, conducts, and coordinates training seminars for clients.

Reviews and researches clients needs.

Develops and prepares loan application packages.

Maintains records and files of clients.

Provides assistance to clients as it relates to areas of concern.

Identifies needs and available resources.

Consults with a variety of outside agencies to assist clients with obtaining objectives.

Uses spreadsheets, word processor, and Windows.

Travels as needed.

Performs similar or related duties as assigned or required.

Essential Functions:
These essential functions include, but are not limited to, the following. Additional essential functions may be identified and included by the hiring Department.

1. Counsels and advises business clients on particular needs.

2. Plans and conducts training seminars for clients.

3. Prepares a variety of forms and other documentation.

Minimum Qualifications

Education:
Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university.

AND

Licensure:
Incumbent must possess a valid Driver’s License.

Substitution Statement:
Related education and related experience may be substituted on a basis set forth by the Department of Human Resources.

Special instructions to applicants

Please check to see which documents (i.e., resume, CV, cover letter, list of references) are associated with this posting. Prior to applying for the position, prepare the electronic versions of these documents to upload or to “copy and paste” when prompted. You will not have the opportunity to attach them after you apply.

Applicants must meet the posted minimum qualifications for the position at the time of completing and submitting an application.

All positions will be open until an adequate applicant pool has been reached.

An official copy of your transcript is required upon hire for this position.

Due to the recent change in the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), this position will be a professional position paid at an hourly rate.

EEO Statement

The University of Mississippi provides equal opportunity in any employment practice, education program, or education activity to all qualified persons. The University complies with all applicable laws regarding equal opportunity and affirmative action and does not unlawfully discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment based upon race, color, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or genetic information.

Background Check Statement

The University of Mississippi is committed to providing a safe campus community. UM conducts background investigations for applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include a criminal history record check, and when appropriate, a financial (credit) report or driving history check.

Work Schedule
If part-time, specific number of hours per week 40
Published Salary $16.60-$19.28/hour
Exceptional Employment Benefits

The University of Mississippi is proud to offer a comprehensive salary and generous benefits package. Benefits include employer-paid portions of medical, dental, vision, and tuition waiver programs for employees and dependents. In addition, the UM retirement program provides a 15.75% employer contribution. UM offers generous paid holiday time off, personal (vacation) and medical leave for most employees – staff members accrue personal and medical leave based on their years of service. UM was named the state’s healthiest workplace among all Mississippi colleges and universities and offers wellness programs. For eight consecutive years, UM has been recognized as one of the best colleges in the nation to work for by The Chronicle of Higher Education. For information about our employee benefits package, visit: Employee Benefits Overview (http://www.olemiss.edu/hr/benefits.html).

Job Open Date 03/09/2017
Employee Category Professional / Administrative
Employee Designation Regular Full-time (Benefits Eligible)
Clerical skills testing None

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * How did you learn about this particular job opening?
    • University of Mississippi website
    • Print ad/newspaper
    • Chronicle of Higher Education
    • WIN Job Center/MDES Jobs Website
    • Professional meeting or conference
    • Professional journal and through a professional organization
    • Professional list service
    • Listed at historically black or predominately minority college or university
    • Predominately minority-targeted publication
    • Other institution/laboratory/program
    • Referred by a friend who is an employee of the University
    • I am a current employee
  2. * Do you have at least a Bachelor's Degree from a four-year college or university in a related field OR at least eight (8) years of related experience?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Do you have a valid driver's license?
    • No
    • Yes
  4. * Why are you interested in this position, and what makes you an appropriate candidate for it?

    (Open Ended Question)

  5. * Please describe your experience with office technology such as Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, Outlook, and PowerPoint, Adobe Acrobat.

    (Open Ended Question)

  6. * Explain any experiences in working with or in communities particularly outreach or education activities.

    (Open Ended Question)

Optional & Required Documents

Required Documents
Optional Documents
  1. Resume / Vitae
  2. Cover Letter