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Lead Center

SBDC Associate Region Director – Programs

Full Time, Exempt, 12 months/year | Bay Area, exact location negotiable

A Norcal SBDC representative in the Bay Area in charge of day-to-day management of Service Centers that are in transition, and providing general assistance to the Norcal SBDC Associate Director of Programs in programmatic projects and initiatives. The position focuses on facilitating a broader use of regional best practices across the Norcal SBDC Network, assisting in maintaining standard operating procedures, and reporting on programmatic activities to state and federal funders.



Qualifications include a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration or another related field; must possess a valid California driver’s license; must be able and willing to travel overnight and work evenings on occasion. Preferred MBA. The candidate should possess 5+ years’ experience in one or more of the following areas: working as a Small Business Development Center Director SBDC Business Advisor, or past entrepreneurship experience, or experience managing federal grants or other programs designed to assist small businesses at the federal, state and local levels.



Knowledge of and experience in project and program management; ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing; exhibit leadership in management and planning; effectively plan, organize and evaluate programs; develop and effectively manage a budget; evaluate computer systems needed to operate the program; establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with business and industry representatives in diverse fields and from a variety of ethnic and economic backgrounds; perform effectively under the pressure of deadlines and other administrative demands.