Business Advisor – Waterville / Fairfield

Are you passionate about helping small businesses in rural Maine start, grow and thrive? Do you have a background in business management, either through first hand experience as a small business owner or sector experience? Are you looking to be part of a team who shares your vision of the importance of developing a strong Maine economy with good, quality job opportunities for people in all regions of the state?

Then we want to hear from you…

We are seeking a Business Advisor to work with the Small Business Development Center of CEI to service our Fairfield / Waterville territory. The Business Advisor works with small business owners, facilitating start-up, survival and business expansion; provides business planning, management development, and assistance with preparing for and obtaining financing.

Additionally within the assigned territory, the Business Advisor conducts market research, develops local partnerships and represents the SBDC and CEI within the communities we service. The Business Advisor may participate on panel discussions and in presentations as appropriate, as well as organizing and presenting workshops on a variety of business related topics. The Business Advisor manages communications and reporting for the regional advising activities.

Qualified candidates are knowledgeable in all aspects of business management, planning and business financing; are client focused, professional, results-driven, excellent listeners and communicators, work collaboratively, are comfortable presenting in front of small and large groups, and are proficient with business and office software and technology.

Candidates should have a four year college degree, preferably in business management or significant related business and/or professional experience. An advanced degree, especially and MBA, highly desirable. Candidates should have a minimum of five years’ related business and/or professional experience. Prior business ownership is also very desirable.

This position is based out of our Fairfield office. Due to the client-facing nature of this role, telecommuting is not an option. In-state travel to meet with clients and to attend once a month staff meeting in our Brunswick office is required.

Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to:

employment@ceimaine.org