Senior Director, Small Business Development Center (SBDC)

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Who We Are

We are the largest community college in Colorado, enrolling close to 28,000 credit students annually. We were one of 30 colleges in the initial American Association of Community Colleges Pathways Project, recently selected as a “Most Promising Place to Work” in Diverse Magazine, and profiled as one of six top community colleges for transfer student success in a recent Aspen Institute publication. We have developed a strong strategic plan focused on improving student graduation and transfer rates and have made significant investments in advising and other student support programs.  

We also have a strong commitment to inclusion, equity, and diversity. We are actively seeking to hire a workforce that matches our student community and will support our Philosophy of Inclusion

We are guided by the philosophy “One College, Many Communities.” Campuses share many common values, goals, and practices, but are also given the opportunity and flexibility to develop unique cultures and programs that serve individual communities. In addition, we have a clear vision outlined in its strategic plan. For more information, visit the following: and VISION 2020

Who You Are

As the Senior Director, Small Business Development Center (SBDC), you will direct Small Business Development Center (SBDC), which provides street-smart business education and connection to useful resources, to Larimer County small business owners and entrepreneurs seeking to start, or better operate, a business. The SBDC is “hosted” and sponsored by FRCC. In this Director position, you will develop and execute strategies, programs, and tactics to optimally support the Larimer County entrepreneur in collaboration with local/regional economic development partners as well as Small Business Administration and SBDC partners. 

Please note: You need to be a Colorado resident by your first day of employment. 

SELECTION PROCESS:  Position will remain open until filled. 

In your application, please include a resume and cover letter that specifically addresses how your background and experience align with requirements, qualification and responsibilities of the Senior Director, Small Business Development Center (SBDC).  

Beginning in mid-December, all employees of FRCC will have a choice to submit a copy of their vaccination card or to agree to weekly COVID-19 testing. 

SALARY: High $70’s annually 

BENEFITS2021 – 2022 APT & Faculty Benefits 


  • Collaborates with economic development partners to understand, create, and explain “swim lanes” for SBDC programs, and understand partner programs that might be helpful to SBDC clients.
  • Provides strategic direction, leadership, appropriate team management to accomplish SBDC center objectives.
  • Directs SBDC center expense management and revenue generation, operating on a revenue-neutral basis, at minimum.
  • Counsels, trains, and assists small business owners/entrepreneurs in business set-up, optimizing operations, finance and accounting practices, business maturation, and expansion/exit strategies.
  • Works and collaborates with Larimer SBDC partner organizations such as the Small Business Administration, and other Colorado SBDC centers including the North Metro Denver SBDC to execute statewide and federal programs in support of the entrepreneur.
  • Designs and executes programming and resources for the local entrepreneur. This includes recruiting/training of our business consultants, and development of classes/workshops to better educate the entrepreneur.
  • Represents and advocates strongly and professionally for Front Range Community College with the regional business and economic community.


  • Passion and curiosity for business and entrepreneurship: Willingness to help client and strategic partners. Willingness to stay current on new programs, events and tools. Willingness to effectively coach consultants and clients. Willingness to develop new programs and resources.
  • Business Acumen: Understand opportunities and challenges for the small business owner. Understand options to help minimize challenges. Familiar with proper/optimal business operations and practices.
  • Relationship Building: Initiate and develop productive working relationships with clients, consultants and instructions, strategic partners and sponsors, and SBDC peers and team members.
  • Analytical skills: Manage financial reports, revenue and expense data, financial ratios, evaluate client financial performance, SWOT analysis, market share information, competitive analysis, and more.
  • Equity, Inclusion, and Diversity: Champion equity and apply inclusive excellence to the needs of businesses and diverse business owners that lead to greater innovation and a more productive workforce.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Finance/Accounting, Organizational Management, or a related field.
  • Three-to-five years of experience of business ownership, to include: operations, team management, sales/marketing of products or services, finance and accounting functions, or similar applicable experience.
  • Experience collaborating with multiple organizations.
  • Ability to identify, develop, and maintain useful external partnerships.
  • Strong Project Management skills.
  • Strong data, financial, and quantitative analysis skills.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint). 


  • Master’s degree in Business, Finance, Accounting, Organizational Management or related field.
  • Licenses/certifications showing on-going business and/or personal growth.
  • Training and consulting experience.
  • Bilingual (English/Spanish). 

Welcoming. Respectful. Inclusive. Together, we are FRCC.

Who We Are

We are the largest community college in Colorado, enrolling close to 28,000 credit students annually. We were one of 30 colleges in the initial American Association of Community Colleges Pathways Project, recently selected as a…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Education
    4-Year Degree Required
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Your Benefits

We offer a comprehensive benefit package designed to provide you and your eligible dependents, including domestic partner, with a broad range of employer paid and employee paid benefit options. Eligibility for benefits is defined by your employment classification – see detailed benefit information.

Work Life Balance

We offer a generous amount of annual and sick leave. Depending on your Employment Classification and full or part-time status, we offer up to 4.5 weeks annually of accrued vacation time and 10 hours a month of accrued sick time. There are 10 paid holidays throughout the year, 5 of which allow the college to be closed Christmas Day through New Year’s Day, so you can spend time with family and friends.

Tuition Reimbursement

Education and your success is a priority at Front Range Community College. We encourage you to develop job skills and abilities which will benefit you as well as our college. Eligible employees, their eligible dependents, and domestic partners may enroll in credit courses at any of the 13 system community colleges. Tuition is reimbursed by the college for those classes in which the student receives a grade of C or higher.

Health, Dental & Vision

For us, your health is a top priority. We offer several health plans, depending on your job classification. In addition to medical coverage, we also have dental and vision insurance plans to choose from. All plans have the option to include your eligible dependents and we pay for a portion of the insurance coverage to help offset the cost.


We participate in Colorado Public Employee Retirement Association (PERA) available to state of Colorado employees. PERA provides retirement and other benefits to more than 500 government agencies and public entities in the state of Colorado. PERA eligible employees are required to contribute a percentage of their salary to the pension, and the college contributes a percentage of pay as well. While you are enrolled in PERA, you do not pay Social Security. In addition, there are supplemental retirement plans available through three other vendors. Learn more about PERA.

Flexible Spending Accounts

Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA) offer you an easy way to pay for eligible medical and child care expenses with money that’s set aside with a pre-tax benefit.

Disability Coverage

We offer disability insurance to help you meet your financial needs if you become unable to work due to an illness or injury.

Life Insurance

We offer life insurance paid for by the college to eligible employees. Supplemental life and accidental death and dismemberment insurance policies are available for those interested in additional coverage.

Your Benefits

We offer a comprehensive benefit package designed to provide you and your eligible dependents, including domestic partner, with a broad range of employer paid and…


Work must be performed in or near Fort Collins, CO
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Fort Collins, CO, USA

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