University of Texas-Rio Grande Valley
March 31, 2024
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Contract Type:Open-ended
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Position Information

Posting Number SRGV6826

Working Title SENIOR BUSINESS ADVISOR Number of Vacancies 1 Location Edinburg, Texas Department Business Development FTE 1 FLSA Exempt Scope of Job

To perform comprehensive and highly professional advising and planning with business clients in a wide range of topics and assigned specialized areas; lead training and project development activities for businesses with other resource partners; and implement outreach events to promote center services. To provide technical business development skills to the department and clients and develop and maintain resources partnerships and potential funding sources.

Description of Duties

• Advises small, established and/or growth-oriented business clients, offering advanced, professional advising and planning assistance to develop growth strategies in the government contract arena and increase knowledge in marketing, bonding, operations, and other contract solicitation areas. • Knowledge of, and experience with, procurement processes and principles acquired through direct experience submitting proposals to the government agencies / departments, • Provides client with related bid match research to analyze industry and markets and support their growth planning effort. • Assists clients with contract and/or subcontract reports. • Works with client to interpret post award compliance issues. • Develops and presents content focused on advanced, business growth topics to meet the educational needs of small business clients planning for growth which include trade, procurement, SBIR / STTR commercialization, and/or human resources. • Establishes and maintains resource partner relationships with federal, state, and local government agencies as well as potential sponsors for client support and center growth. • Leads event and project planning activities that include logistics, speaker recruitment, oversight of materials, and evaluation to provide clients with additional, needed resources and growth opportunities. • Provides advanced training on leadership, management, and advanced advising services to clients with cooperative schedules, SAM registration, and federal and state small business equity certifications. • Enhances program brand by presenting center services at outreach events such as expos, trade shows, and other public events; and participating in public relations activities, collaborative projects, and committees. • Maintains working knowledge of federal, state, and local procurement/contracting regulations, rules, processes, etc. • Participates regularly in professional development opportunities to stay current on specialty of concentration area and better assist business clients. • Develops advanced training on government procurement topics based on clients' needs and requests. Provides appropriate client, project, and center reports on a timely manner and uses these to manage client growth activities and program development. • Performs other duties as assigned.

Supervision Received

General supervision from assigned supervisor.

Supervision Given

Direct supervision of assigned support staff.

Required Education

Bachelor's degree from an accredited University in Business, Public Administration or a closely related field.

Preferred Education

Master's in Business or Public Administration



Required Experience

Four (4) years of experience in business, management, marketing, consulting, training or a related field.

Preferred Experience

Purchasing experience in a state agency, school district, or University. Knowledge of State Purchasing Policies and Guidelines.


Use of standard office equipment. Proficient in Microsoft Office.

Working Conditions

Needs to be able to successfully perform all required duties. Primarily assigned to an Office environment. Position includes 40% travel within the South Texas area.


May be required to work night and/ or weekends. Some travel might be required.

Physical Capabilities


Employment Category Full-Time Minimum Salary Commensurate with Experience Posted Salary Commensurate with Experience Position Available Date 07/03/2023 Grant Funded Position Yes If Yes, Provide Grant Expiration Date 03/31/2024

Posting Detail Information

EEO Statement

It is the policy of The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley to promote and ensure equal employment opportunities for all individuals without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information or protected veteran status. In accordance with the requirements of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, as amended, our University is committed to comply with all government requirements and ensures non-discrimination in its education programs and activities, including employment. We encourage women, minorities and differently abled persons to apply for employment positions of interest.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Dear Applicant, Human Resources will not be held responsible for redacting any confidential information from the documents you attach with your application. The confidential information includes the following: Date of Birth Gender Ethnicity/Race Please make sure that you omit this information prior to submission. We are advising that Human Resources will be forwarding your application to the department as per your submission. The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley reserves the right to discontinue accepting applications prior to the stated close date of this position, after meeting the posting requirement of three (3) calendar days. If you have any questions, please visit our Careers site at https: // for detailed contact information.

Additional Information

UTRGV is a distributed location institution and working location is subject to change based on need.

All UTRGV employees are required to have a criminal background check (CBC). Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Substitutions to the above requirements must have prior approval from the Chief Human Resources Officer.

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