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CUNY Regional Director, Midtown Manhattan Small Business Development Center in New York, New York

Regional Director, Midtown Manhattan Small Business Development Center

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Baruch College

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Reporting to the Academic Director, Lawrence N. Field Center for Entrepreneurship, the Regional Director Midtown Manhattan Small Business Development Center (SBDC) will be primarily responsible for the following:

-Day to day management of an SBDC Regional Center, which entails both strategic planning and oversight of services and effective utilization of staff for the purposes of counseling and training clients who are presently or prospectively engaged in small business enterprise.

-Administration of the fiscal component of the program, which entails both adhering to campus, SBDC Lead Center, State, Federal and host fiscal policies (all of which are subject to internal, State and Federal audit) and balancing fiscal support in relation to demonstrated program needs in order to maximize resources.

-Program promotion, which entails championing the SBDC with audiences and sponsors that have varied knowledge of and expertise in small business enterprise in a variety of professional settings (such as press conferences, news articles and other media recorded events).

Additional duties and responsibilities of the SBDC Director will also include (though are not limited to) the following:

-Support the overall mission of Field Center by participating in strategic and tactical initiatives as well as partnering with other Field Center Divisions.

-Overall management of the SBDC Regional Center, effective provision of services to local small businesses, and program and fiscal compliance with New York State, State University, host institution, and SBA requirements.

-Supervise all staff functions including assigning appropriate tasks, conducting Internal staff meetings, identifying staff training activities, and insuring the general quality and timeliness of staff activities by reviewing individual casework and feedback from assisted clients.

-Administer all fiscal controls of the program including developing budgets for Campus and SBDC Lead Center Office review, monitoring expenditure activities as they relate to budgets, advising campus fiscal staff of program financial elements, developing and monitoring internal fiscal control systems, and adhering to SBDC Lead Center Office financial guidelines.

-Interact with and provide information for campus administration with respect to budget, expenditure plans, personnel administration, facilities utilization and similar topics.

-Supervise the development of appropriate program and financial reports in accordance with campus and SBDC Lead Center guidelines.

-Maintain a client counseling caseload and provide support assistance to staff in their counseling needs.

-Identify and implement program initiatives in response to SBDC Lead Center Office, Campus, and private sector identification.

-Initiate and maintain contact with the business community as well as other related public and private entities to promote program services and to elicit funding support to broaden and enhance outreach services. Establish and interface with advisory groups; develop printed research for distribution; participate in public speaking; and sponsor or co-sponsor appropriate training events, seminars and conferences in addition to personal visits.


  • Bachelor’s degree required, preferably in the area of public administration, management, finance or a business-related field. Master’s degree preferred.

  • Six years’ experience in private sector business, preferably two of which are in a managerial capacity.

Other Qualifications:

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.

  • Comprehensive knowledge of small business operations and practices.


Manages a program or service providing community outreach and services on behalf of a College or Unit.

  • Defines program goals, objectives, risks, and roles and responsibilities

  • Collaborates with external organizations and community stakeholders to plan and execute program activities

  • Develops and delivers direct service to external clientele

  • Collects data on outcomes, and analyzes and reports results while planning new and improved services

  • May manage an office staff of employees and/or volunteers, and have responsibility for fiscal administration

  • Performs related duties as assigned.


Higher Education Associate




$67,784-$105,676; Salary commensurate with education and experience.

CUNY's benefits contribute significantly to total compensation, supporting health and wellness, financial well-being, and professional development. We offer a range of health plans, competitive retirement/pension benefits and savings plans, tuition waivers for CUNY graduate study and generous paid time off. Our staff also benefits from the extensive academic, arts, and athletic programs on our campuses and the opportunity to participate in a lively, diverse academic community in one of the greatest cities in the world.

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Health Plan Coverage for Employees Hired on or after October 1, 2022 City of New York employees and employees of Participating Employers and their eligible dependents hired on or after October 1, 2022 will only be eligible to enroll in the Emblem Health HIP HMO Preferred Plan and must remain in the HIP HMO Preferred Plan for the first year (365 days) of employment.

After 365 days of employment, the employee will have the option of either remaining in the HIP HMO Preferred Plan or selecting a different health plan within 30 days before the end of the 365th day period.

If a new health plan is selected, the new plan will be effective on the 366th day.

Only after the 365th day can the employee participate in any Annual Fall Transfer Period. An employee who needs to request an exemption from the required enrollment in the HIP HMO Preferred Plan can do so by submitting a HIP HMO Opt-Out Request Form to Emblem Health. An employee, or eligible dependent, must meet certain criteria and the request must be approved by Emblem Health before the exemption is granted. The HIP HMO Opt-Out Request Form and HIP service area are available on the Emblem Health website


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March 30, 2023.


CUNY Job Posting: Managerial/Professional


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