Job Opening: NYC Veterans Business Counselor, City Tech

December 8, 2010 | Jobs & Internships

Title: New York City Veteran�s Business Counselor
Department: Small Business Development Center
Location: NYC Tech
Issue Date: Friday, November 19, 2010
PVN Number: RMP-870

General Description:

New York City Veteran�s Business Counselor Position Description

The New York City Veterans Business Advisor provides a comprehensive
range of small business based assistance to veteran entrepreneurs 
and veterans thinking of starting a small business. Including one to 
one client counseling in the area of business plan development; 
analyzes, prepares and structures financial statements, such as cash 
flow projections, income statements and sources and uses statements; 
provides assistance in automated and manual record keeping systems 
and assists clients with market re�lated issues such as advertising, 
promotional functions, market surveys and other related areas.

Advisor is responsible for the implementation of long-term business 
training, networking with veteran organizations, SBDC Regional 
centers in New York City , and coordination of mentorship for 
eligible veterans-including disabled veterans-using available 
resources and SBA resource partners. Advisor Implements and/or 
participates in training sessions to veterans sponsored by the SBDC 
and provides follow up services as necessary to attendees. Sessions 
are in many forms including long term classroom situations, single 
and multi day conferences where relevant topics are discussed in 
open forums, and in other public situations.

Gathers written feedback from assisted clients for program service 
refinement and promotional purposes.

Acts as a clearinghouse for information for clients and other 
interested individuals and refers, when necessary, those individuals 
to outside entities that can provide additional support services.

Other Duties:

Complexity of Duties (in order of priority)

Providing quality one to one advisement to a veterans and their 
families requires a wide breadth of knowledge in many areas. Many 
clients can be serviced on a short term basis while other clients 
require long term counseling depend�ing upon the client's level of 
expertise or the sophistication of the venture. Sufficient 
organizational skills are critical in maintaining a high level of 
activity while adapting to the time sensitive nature of business 
decision making.

Conducting an SBDC sponsored training event is a complicated task 
that involves careful planning. Substantial advance work is 
performed to a) identify a topic that effectively addresses an 
identified need in the business community, b) secure the services of 
appropriate experts in the field, c) select time, date and location 
for the event, d) be available to provide follow on one to one 
counseling to attendees when requested and e) gather feedback from 
attendees to evaluate the quality of the event and to help identify 
topics for future events.

Establishing a comprehensive network of professional contacts for 
referral purposes is an important component of an advisor's 
responsibilities. The credibility of the advisor and the program can 
be jeopardized if a referral is made to an individual or 
organization that is ill suited to meet the client's needs. New 
contacts are established on an on going basis so that resources can 
be utilized in response to an ever-changing business climate.

Advisor is responsible for quarterly and annual program reports

Salary:$35,000 – $44,000

Core Competencies/Qualifications:


The Advisor must have extensive experience working with and 
counseling veterans and veteran-owned businesses and have no less 
than three years experience in small business or related technical 
assistance environment.  

The advisor must have demonstrated experience working with 
culturally diverse groups of people.  The advisor should be 
proficient in using the Internet, Microsoft Outlook, Excel and 
Word.  The advisor must be able to travel.  The business ownership 
experience and a Bachelor�s Degree in the area of business or 
finance are highly desirable. Veterans of the US military preferred.


The position requires a Bachelors Degree in the area of business, 
management, finance, economics or related field.

Position will remain open until 1/19/2011 or until filled.