Director of Small Business and Entrepreneurial Services

Director of Small Business and Entrepreneurial Services


Richmond Community College
1042 West Hamlet Avenue
Hamlet, NC 28345
Phone: 910-410-1700

Job Location

RichmondCC Service Area


Depends on Qualifications


Full Benefits

Job Category

  • Professional

Application Period

Opens: Tuesday, January 30, 2024
Closes: Tuesday, April 30, 2024

Target Start Date

Monday, March 4, 2024

Expected Work Hours

Monday - Thursday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm; Friday 8:00 am - 2:30 pm

Reports to

Dean of Business Technologies and Public Service

Employment Type


Minimum Qualifications

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Knowledge of business planning, market analysis, business financing, record keeping, marketing skills, and technology application to the business environment. Commitment to the development of and assistance to the local business community. Excellent oral and written communication skills required. Prefer experience in managing, developing, and leadership in the business community.

Minimum Education and Experience:

Bachelor's degree in business related field required.  Three years of management experience required. 


Preferred Qualifications

Master's degree preferred. Five years of management experience preferred.  Experience with and knowledge of business and commercial loans preferred.  Experience owning a business preferred.  Experience in and understanding of job market and business market preferred.

Position Description

General Description:  The Director of Small Business and Entrepreneurial Services, under the supervision of the Dean of Business Technologies and Public Services will develop, schedule, coordinate, and manage activities related to Workforce and Economic Development. Workshops, seminars, classes, and marketing activities involving new businesses and potential business owners will be conducted by the Director of Small Business and Entrepreneurial Services.

Duties and Responsibilities of the Position:

  1. Identify areas of training needed for new business owners and local business managers and create short-term educational and training programs that incorporate industry recognized credentialing, certificate options, clear pathways to employment, and the creation and management of new businesses.
  2. Establish contacts and create relationships with local business organizations and the business community.
  3. Initiate and manage activities to assist in the development of new businesses in the college service area.
  4. Assume an entrepreneurial role in the development of occupational & technical, non-credit programming opportunities.
  5. Maintain required reports, participate in planning, recruit and train instructors, and manage an up-to-date resource center.
  6. Provide annual program planning and results for the covered area, including projected budget expenditures.
  7. Coordinate recruitment and outreach efforts with other appropriate customers, and assist in the development of marketing strategies for current and new programming.
  8. Work with all Richmond CC employees and the community to provide programs, seminars, consulting, and courses to support existing businesses and new businesses.
  9. Accept other duties as assigned.

How to Apply

Application Process: To apply for a vacant position, complete the Richmond Community College application and submit itwith photocopies or unofficial copies of your College transcripts. For positions where a high school diploma or equivalent isthe highest required degree, then proof of high school/equivalency is required.

Application and review process can befound on the RCC website, No action will be taken on submission of a resume or letter of interest only. Incomplete files willnot be considered. Successful applicant must pass a complete background check.

Job Post Contact

Human Resources Director

Richmond Community College

P O Box 1189

Hamlet NC 28379

P (910) 410-1804

F (910) 582-7028