Business Consultant

Business Consultant

School of Business

HSU Arkansas Small Business & Technnology Development Center (ASBTDC)

Job Description:  The HSU ASBTDC is a university-based economic development program serving new and seasoned entrepreneurs in 10 counties in South Arkansas. The Business Consultant is responsible for providing small business consulting services to entrepreneurs with an emphasis on financial analysis, assisting with financial projections, business planning and preparing business owners for capital acquisition in order to achieve the performance measures and economic impact goals of the ASBTDC.  Other duties and responsibilities will include instructing small business training events and assisting with curriculum development, assisting with the implementation of the ASBTDC marketing plan, conduct outreach within the business community and work with small business lenders to generate consulting referrals and impact goals, and work with faculty and students to facilitate student experiential learning. This is a full-time, grant-funded position.

Qualifications: Henderson State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer with a significant commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty, staff, and students. In pursuit of this commitment, candidates will possess a Bachelor's degree with significant course work in business including finance and accounting as well as direct experience with financial statement analysis. Excellent writing, public speaking and interpersonal skills.  Ability to conduct and deliver training in a classroom setting. Ability to conduct outreach to generate referrals. Preferred education and/or experience is a Master's degree in business, accounting, or related field. Three or more years direct experience with conducting financial analyses, loan proposal preparation and developing financial projections outside of the classroom.

Salary:   $42,000 - $45,000 commensurate with qualifications and experience

University: Henderson State University is located in Arkadelphia, Arkansas, a charming, family-centered community of 11,000 residents situated one hour south of Little Rock, Arkansas on Interstate 30.  Nestled in the foothills of the Ouachita Mountains, the community is home to two universities, a strong public school system, a thriving medical community, two recreational rivers, the iconic Lake DeGray, and is approximately 30 miles from historic Hot Springs National Park, one of the great American treasures.  Please visit, or for more information about Henderson State University and our community.

Application: To apply, email a lettter of application, resume, unoffical transcript(s), and two letters of recommendation in a single PDF file to:

Chelsea Goza, Search Committee Chair
Henderson State University Box 7624
Arkadelphia, AR 71999-0001

Review of applications will begin October 12, 2017 and continue until the position is filled.  The final applicant for this position will be required to submit to a background screening including a criminal background check pursuant to university policy.  The applicant will also be required to provide official transcripts to Human Resources.  Under the provisions of the Arkansas’s Freedom of Information Act, applications are subject to public inspection upon written request.