Business Development Specialist
The Business Development Specialist will coordinate counseling services with a team of specialists for start-up and existing businesses on behalf of the Innovation Center at Rogers State University. The Specialist will coordinate and conduct training for area entrepreneurs, businesses, industries and communities; facilitate economic development strategies with communities throughout northeast Oklahoma; market the Innovation Center programs throughout northeast Oklahoma including special programs, incubator and other areas as assigned. The Specialist will also pursue equity-based businesses and licensing agreements for the university.
Knowledge, Abilities and Skills:
The candidate will have a demonstrated ability to interact with entrepreneurs, local business owners, CEO's and managers of businesses and start-up ventures. Successful candidates will have the ability to communicate clearly, learn various industries rapidly and in-depth, and represent the university's economic development role with professionalism. Ideal candidates will have relationships with businesses, manufacturers, communities, and economic development networks within northeast Oklahoma.
Bachelor's degree in business or related field and a minimum of three years' experience as entrepreneur or owner of a successful small business. Successful applicant must have strong understanding of business fundamentals, excellent communication skills, excellent computer skills, and the ability to interact effectively with the public.
Preferred candidates will have a combination of the following: Master's degree in business or related field; experience as successful entrepreneur in manufacturing, technology, information or knowledge-based businesses; strong experience in market research and/or entrepreneurial finance.
To apply, submit the following:
No interviews will be scheduled until a complete application packet has been received by:
Review of candidates will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. EOE/AA.