Classification Description

TITLE: Small Business Development Center Program Coordinator

CATEGORY: Academic Professional

Exempt Status: Exempt

Level: 4


Under the direction of PCC International Business Initiative management, the SBD Program Coordinator oversees all project activities related to the SBDC and its partners, including those outlined in the Partnership Agreement. Provides outreach services and recruitment of businesses to participate in program to increase their capability to successfully compete in the global economy. Monitors progress toward project outcomes and oversees the project budget.


  1. Participates and supports faculty in the development and/or modification of the College’s academic business administration credit courses to enhance international aspects of business as necessary. Assists in coordinating with various business professionals who will provide course content for the Certified Global Business Professional (CGBP) sections of the credit courses.

  2. Provides outreach services and recruitment of businesses to participate in program to increase their capability to successfully compete in the global economy. Conducts one-on-one business visits presenting project information to Portland area businesses and community partners to encourage them to consider expanding into global markets.

  3. Promotes and markets the various pieces of the SBDC’s international services and programs through in-person and on-line education. Promotes international business development opportunities; maintains an international network of business leaders.

  4. Facilitates a collaboration of local, regional and international partners to determine strategies to accomplish program goals. Develops and implements action plans to maintain good communication with the various stakeholder groups.

  5. Monitors progress toward project outcomes. Develops and maintains appropriate evaluation and reporting procedures; prepares and submits program reports in compliance with grant guidelines.

  6. Oversees the project budget and prepares project fiscal reports. When necessary authorizes expenditures and ensures appropriate use of funds.

  7. Provides outreach to students, encouraging them to learn more about international business; coordinates student participation in the seminar series and internship program.

  8. Works with faculty to coordinate faculty participation in the Softwood Export Council (SEC) trade mission to China.

  9. Ensures that the SBDC project activities related to web development, web content and marketing of the web site occurs in a timely efficient and effective manner.

  10. Ensures that the SBDC project activities occur in a timely manner.

  11. Performs other related duties as assigned.


Work is generally performed in an office environment with frequent interruptions and irregularities in the work schedule. Frequent in-district travel is required. Working hours may vary and occasional evening and weekend work is required.


Learned physical skill is required to perform keyboarding functions. No special coordination beyond that used for normal mobility and handling of every day objects and material is needed to perform the job in a satisfactory manner.


Bachelor’s degree in business, international studies or a related field. Relevant experience may substitute for the degree requirement on a year for year basis. Two years of experience working in international business is required.

Demonstrated experience in working with grant funded programs; engaging in community partnerships; providing outreach services to businesses; performing project coordination and budget oversight; working effectively with diverse populations; communicating effectively and working as part of a team.


  • Considerable knowledge of international business trends.
  • Knowledge of effective project management methods and techniques.
  • Skill in project management and independent problem solving.
  • Skill in designing and developing curriculum.
  • Ability to monitor, develop and track budgets.
  • Ability to meet timelines and grant reporting requirements.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both in oral and written form and deal with diverse issues and people.

NEW: 2004