Position Title: Director Small Business Development Center (SBDC)    Operational Unit: SBDC

Classification: Administrator V                                                                     Status (exempt/non-exempt): Exempt

Salary/Grade: $62,616 to $65,146 annually                                                Reports to: VP Engagement & Entrepreneurship

Percentage: 100%                                                                                             Annual/Academic year: Annual (12 month)


Benefits and Insurances

  • Employer premium support for Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance
  • Optional employee paid insurance - life, AD&D, Short Term Disability
  • Paid time off – vacation, personal hours, sick 
  • Paid holidays 
  • Oregon PERS retirement
  • Tuition waivers

This position will remain open until filled, with a first review date of August 15, 2022.

Complete applications will include a resume and cover letter

Oregon Coast Community College (OCCC) is shaping the future of higher education in Lincoln County.

In support of our mission, all OCCC employees demonstrate commitment to:

  • Participation in cross-functional collaboration across the College.
  • Continuous improvement.
  • Understanding that student success is at the center of every staff position at the College.
  • Having an entrepreneurial mindset and propensity to “see what is possible.”
  • Exhibit collegiality and respect for everyone.
  • Being excited about and committed to advancing OCCC’s future: enabling student success, eliminating achievement gaps, growth to meet community needs, and a great place to work


The Director helps build joy and wealth in Lincoln County by supporting local entrepreneurs in concert with SBDC’s team of advisors and staff. 

The Director interprets strategic goals to create plans, organize, and ensure the development and management of all activities related to the College’s role in business development. This position directs, manages, and markets the Small Business Development Center services to clients within the College’s service district, and provides liaison with business-related community and state resource partners and organizations.


  • Counsels small business clients; assists in developing strategies, plans for improvement and makes recommendations and referrals as necessary. Manages client files using the CenterIC database.
  • Plans, organizes, and directs the operations of the Small Business Development Center (SBDC).
  • Designs small business educational programs, identifies problem areas within small businesses, develops diversified outreach programs and evaluates impact of program delivery.
  • Develops, recommends and implements grant budget. Monitors expenditures and prepares reports to ensure compliance with budgetary and grant guidelines.  
  • Plans, promotes, recruits, and leads the OCCC Small Business Management Program, including its monthly workshops throughout the Academic Year and ensuring the delivery of business advising monthly to all participants. 
  • Supervises the performance of the SBDC Administrative Staff, Volunteers, Advisors and Instructors. Supervision includes training, work assignment and review, performance evaluation, and making hiring and termination recommendations.
  • Analyzes business development needs in the College’s service district by meeting with area businesses, initiates surveys and needs assessments to business owners and workers, making presentations to business and industry, and ensures that responses to requests for service are carried out. Forecasts future needs and recommends strategies for fund development. 
  • Assists the State Director in the development of statewide private and public sector initiatives to increase and improve services to the small business community.
  • Works with local business leaders, business organizations, Chambers of Commerce, community leaders and other economic development agencies to promote business development and related services.
  • Consults with area bankers, economic and community development agencies, and local/regional/state agencies to identify and provide technical business assistance.  
  • Serves on the OCCC All Managers Group (AMG) and supports the College in myriad ways as circumstances warrant.
  • Supports the Oregon Coast Community College Office of Engagement in service of the students, residents, communities and businesses served by the College. 

The list of essential functions is intended to be representative of the tasks performed by this position. The omission of an essential function does not preclude management from assigning duties not listed herein if such functions are a logical assignment to the position.


This position supervises SBDC volunteers, advisors and instructors.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in business administration, or a closely related field, and experience in educational program management. 
  • Three years’ experience owning and/or operating a small business including financial planning, marketing, accounting, system analysis, personnel management, or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to  perform the essential duties of the job.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Post-secondary  teaching experience
  • Business advising or coaching experience

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Qualifications: 

  • Knowledge of the practical application of business operations, including finance, operating control systems, human resource management, customer service, marketing, public relations and governmental regulations
  • Knowledge of principles and practices of business ownership
  • Knowledge of current trends in business organization and management, including the economics and needs of the regional business community
  • Knowledge of grant writing, contract management and budget administration
  • Computer literacy with proficiency using Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Excel and  Word, email and the Internet. Uses modern business communication technology. 
  • Has strong communication, interpersonal, organization, finance and project management skills. 
  • Demonstrated leadership and development skills. 
  • Skilled in the development of performance and/or classroom evaluation instruction.
  • Skilled in computer operations, including database, spreadsheet, and word processing applications, along with expertise across a variety of social media channels. 
  • Develop, implement, manage and analyze complex business programs to serve the regional business community. 
  • Analyze problems, identify alternative solutions, project consequences of proposed actions and implement recommendations in support of goals. 
  • Effectively lead and develop Center staff. 
  • Work  independently to identify, prioritize and complete tasks. 
  • Work  on concurrent projects in a dynamic environment, performing duties within established timelines.
  • Communicate effectively orally and in writing. 
  • Interpret and apply federal, state and local laws, college rules and regulations, and program policies and procedures. Establish cooperative-working relationships with persons contacted in the course of performing assigned duties, including all groups within a diverse, multicultural community. 


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit, see and talk or hear. 
  • The employee is often required to have mobility to move between offices, classrooms, and floors; use hands to finger, handle or operate computers, objects, tools or controls; and reach with hands and arms. 
  • Light physical exertion with occasional, bending, stooping, pulling, and moderate lifting, employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and have the ability to carry equipment and tools of moderate weight, using arms and hands. 
  • Specific vision and hearing abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus, and complete and maintain various types of  records. 
  • Ability to hear the conversational voice and effectively communicate responses. 
  • Work occurs in an office environment with potential for interruptions and background noise.

Assignment will include presence at all OCCC locations and may include evening and weekend work. Travel between College sites and other locations will be required. 

Occasional travel and overnight stays outside of Lincoln County may be required for training and other purposes.

The use of tobacco and smoke-emitting materials and devices including electronic cigarettes, is prohibited on all of the college’s campuses, including OCCC’s building exteriors and parking lots.

Oregon Coast Community College is an equal opportunity educator and employer.

We strive to recruit, develop, and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool, and we encourage applications from persons with varied backgrounds and perspectives. 

In support of Oregon Veterans Preference in Public Employment, we encourage veterans and veterans with disabilities to explore employment opportunities at Oregon Coast Community College.

All positions at Oregon Coast Community College are required to be available for work onsite as requested by the college. Employees must maintain Oregon residency as a condition of employment.

Federal law prohibits the College from employing an individual who has not provided documentation for verification by the third day of employment.

Contact Human Resources if you need assistance and/or an accommodation to aid your participation in our hiring process. If you have questions regarding this, please contact Human Resources at 541-867-8515.

  • Notice of Affirmative Action Policy- It is the policy of Oregon Coast Community College not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity,   marital status, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or family relationship      (ORS 659.340), in admission and access to, or treatment in, employment, educational programs, or activity as required by Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Age Discrimination Act, Americans with Disabilities Act, the Civil Rights Act of 1991, and their implementing regulations.
Salary Description
$62,616 to $65,146 annually