Serves as Program Manager of the South Carolina Procurement Technical Assistance Center program, under the SC Small Business Development Centers (SC SBDC) network at the University of South Carolina (UofSC). Is responsible for managing and coordinating business assistance to entrepreneurs who are seeking to do/expand business with the government. Position is full-time, based in Columbia, SC.
Plan, coordinate and oversee activities for the PTAC program to maximize performance and achieve program goals.
Prepare PTAC program/funding proposals and reports; and work with Finance Director on budget development and reporting.
Ensure compliance with federal, state and university regulations and policies.
Conduct private consulting sessions and group educational workshops for clients to help them understand, identify and capture government contracts.
Identify and cultivate private and public sector partnerships and resources to assist in economic development efforts for clients.
Maintain the procurement client bid matching database.
Attend PTAC conferences and communicate information to other SC PTAC consultants.
Provide internal training/updates on program requirements and other relevant information as needed.
Provide general supervision of staff and/or student interns as needed.
Master’s degree with minimum of five years relevant program experience or Bachelor’s degree with minimum of seven years relevant experience (procurement work with military or other government agency strongly preferred).
Extensive knowledge of government contracting and business operations/management.
Excellent communications skills and ability to work with external agencies.
Knowledge in use of online databases.
Prior consulting experience strongly preferred.
Strong organizational and analytical skills.
About South Carolina Small Business Development Centers
Twenty-one South Carolina Small Business Development Centers (SC SBDC) across the state offer individual, confidential business consulting at no cost. Highly-trained consultants assist both existing and startup companies. Consultants provide a variety of services, including advisement on business plans, fiscal and operations management, financing options, marketing strategies, human resources and much more. Centers conduct affordable education workshops and provide referrals to useful business resources. Specialized services include government contracting, exporting, technology commercialization, veterans business assistance and minority outreach. Visit www.SCSBDC.com to find a center and make an appointment. Follow small business news at www.facebook.com/SCSBDC and @SCSBDC.