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UT Targeted Outreach and Business Resource Center Manager

Company:
Utah Tech University
Job Location:
Category:
Economic and Business Development
Type:
Full-Time
Salary: See Position Description

Location: St. George 84770, UT

Job Type: Full-Time Staff

Job Number: 25PRO962-1

Division: College of Science, Engineering & Technology

Department: Atwood innovation Plaza

Opening Date: 06/10/2024

Closing Date
Continuous


Position Announcement





Under the leadership of the Dean for the College of Science, Engineering & Technology and working with the Director of Atwood Innovation Plaza (AIP), this position supports the small business communities in rural areas of Southern Utah through all stages of business growth, utilizing the resources of the University's Business Resource Center (BRC) and the U.S. Department of Commerce's Economic Development Administration (EDA) grant. This position is partially funded through the EDA grant through a five-year grant cycle; thus, continued employment is contingent upon grant funding. Information about the BRC is online at https://southernutahbusiness.org/




Responsibilities





UT Targeted Outreach (25% of workload, a portion of which is funded through EDA Grant)
  • Provide support for the FutureReady Utah Worksite (FRUW) UT Targeted Outreach Coordinator.
  • Collect, manage, and report program data. 
  • Collaborate with Utah Department of Workforce Services (DWS) to track regional cluster-specific data to inform program development.
  • Update program website.
  • Document and publish FRUW standards.
UT Business Resource Center Manager and AIP Staff (75% of workload)
  • Meet with small and medium-sized businesses in Washington and Kane Counties to consult on start-up and growth strategies. 
  • Assist companies in preparing proforma financial statements and other pitch materials for storyboards and pitch events.
  • Assist clients in ideation, market validation, business model development, go-to-market strategies, and commercialization plans for new products and services.
  • Write grant applications in attempts to increase program funding.
  • Maintain client lists and manage regular communication with clients in rural areas of Washington and Kane Counties.
  • Manage special projects and perform other duties as assigned at Atwood Innovation Plaza.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree in accounting, marketing, business required; Master's degree preferred.
  • At least two years' program management experience required; experience consulting with startups and small businesses, particularly those in rural areas of Utah, preferred.
  • Experience working with local economic governmental organizations preferred (i.e. Chamber of Commerce, Business Resource Center, Association of Governments, etc.).
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office suite, advanced knowledge in Excel and data management platforms preferred.
  • Ability to think strategically and work independently, with strong organizational skills.
  • Ability to effectively manage multiple tasks concurrently, including events and marketing within budget constraints.
  • Evidence and experience in organizational skills, attention to detail, and the ability to meet deadlines under pressure and work in a fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing; able to establish and maintain positive working relationships throughout the community.
Supplemental Information



POSITION DETAILS, COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS: Full-time professional staff (overtime-exempt) position. Annual salary of $60,000+ depending on qualifications and experience. Desired start date of August 2024. Excellent benefits package included that begins on start date; includes medical, dental, vision, employee assistance and wellness programs, life, disability, retirement, undergraduate tuition waivers for employees and eligible dependents, as well as paid holidays in addition to sick and vacation leave accruals. See https://humanresources.utahtech.edu/employee-benefits/ under "Benefits Summary" for more details.

ELECTRONIC APPLICATION PROCEDURES: Application review begins July 10, 2024; position open until filledSubmit application materials (including resume contents and contact information for three professional references) and upload cover letter electronically. If, because of a disability, you need special services or facilities in order to apply for this opening, please call the Human Resources Office at (435) 652-7520.  

ABOUT THE UNIVERSITY: Utah Tech University is an open, inclusive, comprehensive, polytechnic institution, committed to exceptional student learning and success that has adopted an instructional approach of "active learning. active life" and a culture of innovation and entrepreneurship. We seek faculty and staff committed to creating an active, applied and career-oriented learning environment that is student-centered. Established in 1911 as a community college and in 2013 as a state university, our University is located in picturesque southwestern Utah, approximately 120 miles north of Las Vegas. The area is renowned for its red rocks, desert climate, over 300 days of sunshine annually, and featuring easy access to world-class outdoor recreational opportunities. Click here to learn more about the University.

Utah Tech University is a fast-growing Utah public institution of higher education, with more than 12,000 students. We offer over 250 programs, including masters, bachelors, associates, certificates, endorsements, minors, and/or emphases. We seek to recruit and retain diverse and ambitious faculty and staff who bring new ideas, possess values and career aspirations aligned with the mission and vision, and are inspired to build a premier open, inclusive, comprehensive, polytechnic university. Utah Tech University is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer; the President and employees of the University are fully committed to Affirmative Action within its employment programs and activities. Utah Tech does not discriminate or tolerate discrimination, including harassment, based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by University policy, Title IX, or any other federal, state or local law.
 
The following individuals have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the application of Title IX and its implementing regulations and/or the University's non-discrimination policies:
  • Director of Equity Compliance / Title IX Coordinator: Hazel Sainsbury - titleix@utahtech.edu, HCC 579, 435-652-7747.
  • Deputy Title IX Coordinator: Jennifer Larimore - titleix@utahtech.edu, 435-652-7731.
For further information regarding non-discrimination, please visit https://titleix.utahtech.edu/ or contact:
  • U.S. Department of Education, Office of Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, ocr@ed.gov, 800-421-3481.
  • U.S. Department of Education, Denver Regional Office, ocr.denver@ed.gov, 303-844-5695.
The University provides key institutional information regarding Academics, Campus Safety, Student Services, Employment Laws, and other requirements per the Higher Education Act and other consumer information requirements to prospective students, students, UT employees, and prospective employees online at https://utahtech.edu/right-to-know/ and https://police.utahtech.edu/clery-act/
 
In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification.














Benefits




Click here to visit https://humanresources.utahtech.edu/employee-benefits/ to learn more about the wonderful benefits available to you as a Utah Tech employee!

Highlights from Utah Tech's benefits package include:
  • 14.2% retirement contribution, paid 100% by the employer (no match required), vested on day 1 of full-time employment;
  • Regular undergraduate tuition waiver (paid at 100%) for employee, spouse, and unmarried dependent children to take courses at Utah Tech;
  • Full medical, dental, and vision plans, with low employee-paid premiums, that begins on day 1 of full-time employment;
  • Flexible Spending Accounts or Health Savings Accounts available;
  • Employer-paid basic life insurance & disability insurance coverage from day 1 of full-time employment;
  • Generous staff leave accruals, plus 12 paid holidays per calendar year.
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