Skip to Main Content

University Program Specialist #004263

Please see Special Instructions for more details.

To be considered, applicants must apply online. A cover letter, resume, and list of references are required attachments that are needed in order to complete the application process. If no applicants apply, who meet the required Knowledge, Skills, Abilities/Competencies and Training and Experience requirements, then management may consider other applicants. *Effective October 1, 2015 all new hires into positions subject to the State Human Resources Act (SHRA) will serve a 12 month probationary period as defined by the North Carolina Office of State Human Resources (OSHR).

Posting Details

Posting Information

Posting Number SHRA250P
Quick Link for Internal Postings http://jobs.wcu.edu/postings/6708
Classification Title University Program Specialist
Competency Level Journey
Working Title University Program Specialist #004263
Department SBTDC
Position Summary

This position is expected to provide a broad range of business advice and in-depth assistance to a sizable number of clients, both in regional offices and elsewhere throughout an assigned multi-county geographic area. As a member of the SBTDC at WCU, this position serves a 14-county region in Western North Carolina. The service center maintains 2 offices (WCU College of Business in Cullowhee, and Downtown Asheville). The ability to travel on a daily basis across the region is expected. The Business Counselor will be responsible for the delivery of business counseling, management training, research and technical assistance services to small and mid-sized business owners, entrepreneurs, and to individuals and firms developing new product technologies or markets. Administrative duties include the management of confidential client records, entry of client information into a database, the preparation of quarterly activity reports, and the development of resources and relationships to support the mission of the SBTDC. The candidate must have the ability to work effectively within both the academic and business communities.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities Required for this Position

A broad general knowledge of the principles and practices of business is required. Excellent interpersonal and communications skills are required along with computer skills associated with Microsoft office suite programs. The candidate must have the ability to handle multiple assignments, organize work, and establish priorities with minimal supervision. The ability to assess client needs for a wide array of strategic planning and the ability to facilitate group planning meetings is also required.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree and one year of experience related to the area of assignment; or equivalent combination of training and experience. All degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions.

Preferred Qualifications

Management prefers candidates with a Master’s Degree in Business Administration or a related field and three or more years of experience as a business owner, senior manager or business consultant.

Anticipated Hiring Range $40,922 - $52,780
Position Type Permanent Full-Time
Number of Hours per Week 40
Number of Months per Year 12
Salary Band Range $31,888 - $73,719

Posting Text

Open Date 04/25/2017
Close Date 05/31/2017
Open Until Filled No
Special Instructions to Applicants

To be considered, applicants must apply online. A cover letter, resume, and list of references are required attachments that are needed in order to complete the application process.

If no applicants apply, who meet the required Knowledge, Skills, Abilities/Competencies and Training and Experience requirements, then management may consider other applicants.

*Effective October 1, 2015 all new hires into positions subject to the State Human Resources Act (SHRA) will serve a 12 month probationary period as defined by the North Carolina Office of State Human Resources (OSHR).

Background/E-Verify

Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks.

Western Carolina University uses E-Verify to confirm employment eligibility of all newly hired employees. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, please visit www.dhs.gov/E-Verify. Proper documentation of identity and employability are required at the time of employment.

Credential Verification

All new employees are required to have listed credentials/degrees verified within 30 days of employment. All new employees who will be teaching are required to provide official transcripts within 30 days of employment. Transcripts should be provided for the highest earned degree and/or the degree which is being used to satisfy credential/qualification requirements.

AA/EOE

Western Carolina University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, and veteran status, consistent with applicable federal, state and local laws, regulations, and policies, and the policies of The University of North Carolina. Additionally, the University promotes the realization of equal employment opportunity for minorities, women, persons with disabilities, and veterans through its affirmative action program.

Persons with disabilities requiring accommodations in the application and interview process please call (828) 227-7218 or email at jobs@email.wcu.edu.

University Safety

The Western Carolina University Annual Safety Report is available online at University Annual Safety Report or in hard-copy by request at the office of the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs, 114 Scott, Cullowhee, NC 28723 (828-227-7234) or the Office of University Police, 111 Camp Annex, Cullowhee, NC 28723 (828-227-7301). The report, required of all universities participating in Title IV student financial aid programs, discusses crime statistics, procedures for reporting suspicious or criminal activity, security, police authority, crime prevention strategies, university policies on substance abuse and sexual offenses, workplace violence and fire safety.

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  2. Resume
  3. List of references
Optional Documents
  1. DD-214

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
    • HigherEdJobs.com
    • Inside Higher Ed
    • HERC - Higher Education Recruitment Consortium
    • Website - Jobs.wcu.edu
    • Indeed.com
    • Personal Referral
    • Agency Referral
    • Other