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SBDC Export Assistance Director/Advisor

Posted: 04/23/2023

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Job no: 501591
Department: Regl Dean's Office - Hamilton Campus
Location: Hamilton, OH
Work type: Salary Staff
Categories: Other
Status: Full Time
Temporary: Yes

Job Summary:
The SBDC Export Assistance Director / Advisor works with Ohio businesses to improve and expand exports to international markets. The Export Director/Advisor serves as the first point of contact for new-to-export businesses, as well as those expanding into new areas. Services include export readiness assessment, international marketing plans, market research, export compliance education, and access to export financing.

Duties/Physical Demands:
Duties include and are not limited to:
Export Counseling, Training, and Reporting Requirements:

  • Implements Ohio Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Export Assistance Network’s export promotion and assistance strategies throughout the assigned region by: Providing in-depth counseling to determine business’ needs and abilities relative to exporting; Developing confidential export strategies for companies; Scheduling company visits to review product marketability; Assessing export readiness of Ohio firms; Advising companies on export procedures & regulations; Assisting companies with export documentation; Following up with companies for accountability; Researching and analyzing economic and trade opportunities in selected world market regions to determine target areas for Ohio products; Coordinating and hosting seminars and workshops to promote exports and provide training to businesses; Coordinating closely with other economic development partners in the assigned region; Attending training sessions for counselors to facilitate ongoing knowledge and ability to provide in-depth counseling; and

Export Program Advocate:

  • Promotes State of Ohio’s export assistance programs (e.g., International Market Access Grant for Exporters, Export Internship Program, International Market Research); Assists Miami University Regionals in developing their response to the Ohio Export Internship Program Request for Proposal; Co-instructs Export Management Class at College level;
  • Mentors and supports Export Intern students assigned to SBDC clients. Promotes and collaborates with federal and regional export assistance partners (e.g. U.S. Small Business Administration, Export-Import Bank, U.S. Commercial Service); Meets with regional multipliers to promote exports and export assistance services; Develops appropriate advertising, promotion, and marketing materials.


  • Attend regional and state meetings and conferences as required. Develop and provide specific information, reports and/or special services as requested or required by the SBA/SBDC Administrators, the SBA Business Development Specialist, and the Director of the SBDC. Other requirements as detailed in the Request for Proposal and periodically assigned by lead SBDC.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university with a concentration in International Business
  • Administration, Economics, Business, Marketing or other related field, and a minimum of two (2) years of experience with international trade, sales, or marketing. This position requires the successful completion of the Certified Global Business Professional® course regardless of education or experience within the first year of employment. General knowledge of principles and practices of international business, including: Global Marketing, Supply Chain Management, Trade Finance, International Market Research, Trade Compliance and International Logistics, and knowledge of Import Compliance.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Consideration may be given to candidates with strong analytical and innovative skills, organizational skills, collaboration, economic development, safeguarding program confidentiality, and strong interpersonal skills.


Special Instructions to Applicants:
Submit a cover letter and resume. The references listed in application should be individuals familiar with candidate’s most recent work. Inquiries about the position may be directed to David Riggs at

Diversity Statement:
Miami University is committed to creating an inclusive and effective teaching, learning, research, and working environment for all.

For more information on Miami University’s diversity initiatives, please visit the Office of Institutional Diversity & Inclusion webpage. For more information on Miami University’s mission and core values, please visit the Mission and Core Values webpage.

EO/AA Statement/Clery Act:
Miami University, an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, encourages applications from minorities, women, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities. Miami University prohibits harassment, discrimination and retaliation on the basis of age (40 years or older), color, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information, military status, national origin (ancestry), pregnancy, race, religion, sex/gender, status as a parent or foster parent, sexual orientation, or protected veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, facilities, programs or employment practices. Requests for reasonable accommodations for disabilities related to employment should be directed to or 513-529-3560.

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Miami University is committed to providing up-to-date information from the Department of Labor to our applicants for employment. Here, you will find links to the current information regarding the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO), and the Employee Polygraph Protection Act (EPPA).

Date to Begin Screening Applicants:
Screening of applications begins May 4, 2023 and continues until the position is filled.

Benefits Eligible:


A criminal background check is required. All campuses are smoke- and tobacco-free campuses.

For questions regarding reasonable accommodations for disabilities, or to follow-up with a request, please contact or (513) 529-3560.

Advertised: 20 Apr 2023 Eastern Daylight Time

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