SMARTstart Program Coordinator

Full Time New Port Richey, FL Pasco Economic Development Council

Pasco EDC Employment Opportunities
SMARTstart Incubator Program Coordinator
Reports To:        SMARTstart Program Manager
Job Status:         Full-time; Salaried
Salary Range:  $32,000 – $35,000
Location:             New Port Richey, Florida

To Apply
Send resume and cover letter via email.

Application Deadline
Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Summary
Coordinates the delivery of SMARTstart programs and related activities relating to small business/entrepreneur programs at assigned SMARTstart facility in Pasco County. Research, plan, market, recruit, and facilitate development of new and expanding entrepreneurial businesses.  Responsibilities also include researching and coordinating strategies to support entrepreneurship efforts in targeted areas, including compiling and analyzing data and recruitment of mentors, guest speakers and local experts, coordination of monthly activities and presentations to help cultivate new and expanding businesses.

Promote incubation services and capabilities to external audiences. Identify, cultivate, and solicit support for incubation efforts and lead entrepreneurial education and roundtable programs. Coordination with strategic partners, development/promotion of small business services and programs through Pasco Enterprise Network (PEN), including presentations to relevant business and community groups to promote the awareness and mission of Pasco EDC.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
The list of duties and responsibilities is illustrative only and is not a comprehensive listing of all the duties and responsibilities performed by positions in this class.

Coordinates day-to-day facility operations related to the Company’s entrepreneurial and business incubation efforts; documents efforts through client-tracking databases, as appropriate.
Administer business incubation program, monitor individual action plans, and provide technical assistance relating to specific business tactics, including; business canvas, business plans, customer segments, etc.
Plans, coordinates, organizes, and spearheads efforts to identify and develop office, technology, and industrial entrepreneurs; ensures appropriate equipment, consumables, and other resources are available for the successful operations related to these efforts
Represents the Company to the local community and business groups, organizations, and agencies; responds to a wide variety of questions, comments, and/or concerns; resolves related complaints
Communicate with customers, employees, and other individuals to answer questions, disseminate or explain information, take orders, and address complaints
Ensures project compliance with applicable internal and external requirements relating to the Cooperative Funding Agreement with Pasco County and the Pasco EDC Strategic Plan.
Coordinates the delivery of programs and activities related to entrepreneurial business growth, including; classes and workshops and other entrepreneur education and networking opportunities.
Meet regularly with appropriate PEN partners and other third-party strategic partners for the coordinated delivery of services.
Works within the boundaries and provides insight to management regarding program budgets.
Participates in regional events promoting Pasco EDC SMARTstart Programs
Prepares and maintains a variety of records and reports related to assigned programs, including financial reports, invoicing, account receivables, and tracking of clients.
Manages the needs of the facility ensuring smooth operation and appropriate functioning of equipment.
Understand emerging needs, trends, and services related to recruitment and location of incubator clients and affiliate members or other assigned areas of responsibility
In conjunction with the Marketing Manager implement marketing programs and collateral to ensure public exposure to program offerings
Help Identify funding sources for projects requiring financial assistance, including venture or angel resources.
Assist in fundraising activities including private and public sources.
Operates office machines, answers telephone, takes messages, maintains filing, updates Goldmine client-tracking, routes member mail, maintains recordkeeping, manages calendar.
Performs other duties of a similar nature or level
Supervisory Responsibilities
Student Interns
Facility Volunteers
Qualifications
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and /or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

Required Knowledge of:​

Small business start-up and growth issues
Business incubation/development programsMarketing/salesmanship principles
Research methods
Applicable federal, state, and local laws, rules, ordinances, statues, and regulations
Public relations principles
Budget Administration principles
Program coordination principles
Grant contract administration practices
Business finance programs
Experience desired in any aspect of small business, or personally owning or operating a commercial venture

Ability to:

Recruit office, technology and industrial entrepreneurs
Help small businesses solve growth impeding problems by providing advice, consultation, and facilitation of services and expertise from other providers
Monitor budgets
Meet deadlines
Build strong relationships between the business community, local government, and Pasco EDC
Interpret complex documents
Assess the outcomes of program initiatives
Use a computer and related software; type accurately
Analyze methods and techniques
Communicate and use interpersonal skills to interact with coworkers, supervisor, stakeholders, the general public, etc. to sufficiently exchange or convey information and to receive work direction
Drive a vehicle
Education and/or Experience
Bachelor’s Degree in related field and 3-years related experience or, an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job such as those listed above. Experience starting, owning, operating and/or managing a small business highly desirable.

Certification
Must have at the time of hire and be able to maintain a valid Florida driver license
Must have at the time of hire reliable transportation
Work Environment
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Position is typically office or administrative work and is not substantially exposed to adverse environmental conditions.

Management has the right to revise this job description at any time.  The job description is not a contract for employment, and either you or the employer may terminate employment at any time for any reason.

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