Small Business Center Community Engagement Specialist - Part time

Small Business Center Community Engagement Specialist - Part time


Haywood Community College
185 Freedlander Drive
Clyde, NC 28721
Phone: 828-627-2821

Job Location

Haywood Community College High Tech Center, Clyde, NC 28721


$15.00 - $21.00 per hour dependent on experience



Job Category

  • Technical/Paraprofessional

Application Period

Opens: Friday, January 13, 2023
Closes: Wednesday, February 1, 2023

Target Start Date

Wednesday, March 1, 2023

Expected Work Hours

Up to 29 hours per week.

Reports to

Director of Small Business Center

Employment Type

Part-time staff

Minimum Qualifications

Associate’s Degree in Business, Communications, Marketing, or a related field.  Excellent verbal and written communicate skills to effectively engage with clients, students, faculty and staff.  Proficient in Microsoft applications.    

Preferred Qualifications

Meet minimum requirements and have marketing experience related to new customer recruitment.

Must have satisfactory motor vehicle driver record.  Please call 627-4562 with questions.

Position Description




Provide active community outreach to the Small Business Center (SBC) by recruiting aspiring entrepreneurs and existing business owners in Haywood County to participate in SBC services, including one-on-one advising and seminar attendance.

*This position will be scheduled for up to 29 hours per week*


  • Support community outreach plan and build relationships with local college and community partners by attending local and regional events to help recruit SBC Clients.
  • Serve as a program liaison for the SBC, representing the program in the community, increasing public knowledge of the educational opportunities and services offered by the SBC.
  • Employ marketing analytics techniques to gather data (social media, web analytics, performance metrics, etc.) to engage with target audience.
  • Assist in developing effective email and social media marketing content, including newsletters, writing press releases, success stories, and articles for publication.
  • Serve as public-facing resource and assist Director with response to inquiries, completing intakes, and sharing information on current SBC programs and services.
  • Provide logistical support and planning for training events and workshops, including calendar coordination, event promotion, registration support, event reconciliation, and reporting.  
  • Assist in dissemination, collection and remittance of Personal Service Agreements for contracted services. 
  • Prepare reports and documentation necessary to support college and program accreditation and reporting requirements.  
  • Maintains strict adherence to confidentiality of student, personnel, and SBC client information. 
  • Contribute to the overall success of the SBC by remaining competent and current through self-directed professional reading, developing professional contacts with colleagues, and attending annual professional development sessions and trainings.
  • Work independently while also contributing to a team effort when needed.  
  • Adhere to all institutional policies and procedures.    
  • Perform other duties as assigned by supervisor.
  • Operation of college-owned vehicles.

How to Apply

The following is necessary for consideration: 

  • Official Haywood Community College employment application online found at our jobs page: Please call Beverly Balliot with any questions or if you are unable to complete the online application for any reason. 
  • The application must be complete for consideration - do not reference resume. A resume is suggested but does not take the place of any questions or details that you need to provide in order to be qualified for the position.  Unofficial transcripts must be included for the application process. Most unofficial transcripts can be downloaded from college/university websites. Official transcripts of all secondary education must be submitted to Human Resources within 10 days of any offer of employment.  
  • References may not be a current HCC employee. Candidates must provide three professional references with email addresses.  At least one reference must be a current or previous supervisor.   
  • College screening committee is responsible for application review, interviews, and recommends the candidate to HR. Upon completion of the hire process in HR, President approval is required in the hire of a candidate.  
  • HCC is a tobacco free campus 


 HCC is an equal opportunity institution and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, ethnicity, national origin, gender, gender identity, sex, age, disability, genetic information and veteran status

 Haywood Community College (HCC) is part of the North Carolina Community College System and is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges & Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC). Founded in 1965, it is an open-door institution with the mission to foster an environment that meets the educational needs of the communities it serves, promotes student success in higher education and in the workplace, and facilitates economic development. This includes programs for Haywood County high school students through Career and College Promise and Haywood Early College. The college campus, a designated arboretum, boasts one of the most beautiful college campuses in the state with an iconic mill pond, a productive greenhouse, dahlia gardens, an orchard garden and a rhododendron garden.  



Job Post Contact

185 Freedlander Dr

Clyde, NC 28721