Small Business Development Counselor, SBDC

Job Opportunities Indian Hills Community College

Job Summary

The Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Counselor provides assistance to current or potential small business owners by providing one-on-one consulting and training in the areas of business planning, capital asset financing, strategic marketing, planning, financial analysis, networking, and other economic development assistance activities throughout the ten-county service region. The Counselor will assist the Director in obtaining programmatic match funding, the promotion of SBDC services, and the development of new partnerships, execution of trainings, and a referral network with additional resources beneficial for small businesses. In addition to schedule client outreach, this position will also provide assistance to walk-in clients; assist with the general management of the SBDC Office; and have the potential to work on greater outreach for the SBDC including meeting with external agencies, Iowa State University constituents, and different governmental departments. The person will travel frequently throughout the Indian Hills’ 10-county region.

Job Description

Minimum Job Requirements:

Work Performed

Responsible To: 

Director, Entrepreneurship & Economic Development Initiatives

Position Level:

Professional - Exempt - Special Funding, at will employment on a letter of employment

Employment Length:

4 term, Full Time, Benefits


9 hrs/day, Monday through Thursday, occasional evenings & week


Ottumwa, Iowa

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