Business Counselor 2 - (STA013402)

University of Houston   Houston, TX   Full-time     Business Development
Posted on March 27, 2024
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Business Counselor 2 - (STA013402)  




Provides comprehensive business consulting services to small business owners on a wide range of topics. Support may be provided in assigned specialized area or areas.

  1. Consults with clients throughout the gulf coast region of Texas at the regional office, sub-center locations or through on-site visits.
  2. Assists clients in analyzing business strengths and weaknesses and developing strategies for improvement.
  3. Assesses client's management and technical education needs and recommends appropriate training classes.
  4. Develops and updates specialized training classes and materials for individual clients or groups; may conduct training seminars or presentations.
  5. Participates in public relations activities; makes speeches and presentations; serves on various committees, etc.
  6. Remains informed on changes in laws and regulations applicable to area of specialization.
  7. May assist the director with a variety of administrative duties and responsibilities.
  8. May provide specialized support in one of the following areas: obtaining contracts with federal, state and local governments; enhancing product commercialization and technology; solicitation of financial support; entering or expanding into international trade.
  9. Performs other job-related duties as required.


The policy of the University of Houston System and its universities is to ensure equal opportunity in all its educational programs and activities, and all terms and conditions of employment without regard to age, race, color, disability, religion, national origin, ethnicity, military status, genetic information, sex (including gender and pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity or status, or gender expression, except where such a distinction is required by law.






Bachelor's degree and 5 years' experience

Requires a thorough understanding of both theoretical and practical aspects of an analytical, technical or professional discipline; or the basic knowledge of more than one professional discipline. Knowledge of the discipline is normally obtained through a formal, directly job-related 4 year degree from a college or university or an equivalent in-depth specialized training program that is directly related to the type of work being performed. Requires a minimum of five (5) years of directly job-related experience.

Additional Job Posting Information:

This position will be located and report to the Galveston County SBDC located in League City, Texas.

  • This position is responsible for providing professional business advising services to pre-venture, early stage and growing companies.
  • Individual will engage and help build relationships with stakeholders, including: the SBA and its resource partners, lenders, Chambers of Commerce, and other community partners.
  • Individual will provide business advising services in areas such as budgeting, financial analysis, marketing research, business plan development, capital access, and other business related areas.
  • The ideal candidate will have strong communication skills and be able to work independently.
  • Professional experience may include a combination of small business consulting, banking and/or finance. and small business ownership.
  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field preferred.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, PowerPoint, and Excel is required.
  • Frequent travel with the use of a personal vehicle is required. Out of town travel may be required periodically.

The SBDC program ifunded through a cooperative agreement with the US. Small Business Administration (SBA) and the State oTexasThe continuation of all SBDC positions are contingent on the continuation of funding from the SBA and the State of Texas at current levels.

  • Department is willing to accept education in lieu of experience. 
  • Department is willing to accept experience in lieu of education.

May Be Eligible for Alternative Workplace Arrangements


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