Updated: Jun 1, 2020
New Jersey Small Business Development Center (NJSBDC) State Director
SOURCE: Rutgers University
The NJSBDC functions as the focal point for efforts that match the expertise, research, and other resources of the higher education institutions in the State of New Jersey to foster entrepreneurial and innovative efforts to meet the development needs of the state’s economy. The NJSBDC network provides services in all 21 counties and is accessible to small business and entrepreneurs in the state’s 564 municipalities. Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, hosts the network headquartered at Rutgers Business School-Newark and New Brunswick in Newark, NJ. Today, the network consists of headquarters and 12 regional centers hosted by educational institutions around the state and 20 plus affiliate offices.
The regional centers are located at:
(1) Brookdale Community College,
(2) Kean University;
(3) New Jersey City University;
(4) Northwest Jersey (negotiating with County College of Morris to relocate);
(5) Ramapo College;
(6) Raritan Valley Community College;
(7) Rutgers Camden;
(8) Rutgers New Brunswick;
(9) Rutgers Newark;
(10) Stockton University;
(11) The College of New Jersey, and
(12) William Paterson University.
NJSBDC State Director Responsibilities Include:
Experience managing complex coalitions and a strong ability to deliver results.
Strong understanding of diverse small business issues. Strong interpersonal and stakeholder relation skills with an ability to identify new strategic partnerships and/or client opportunities.
Ability to follow strict compliance and accreditation conditions.
Experience in Small Business and Writing skills are critical.
Experience managing human resources processes and practices, including staff labor relations.
Excellent strategic leadership, communication, facilitation, conflict management, interpersonal, problem-solving and team-building skills.
Great inter-personal skills and ability to manage a network of regional directors a necessity.
Ability to present to a wide and diverse audiences.
Advocacy and grant writing experiences highly valued.