KSBDC Liberal Business Advisor KSBDC Liberal Business Advisor



The KSBDC Program increases economic prosperity in Kansas by providing free consultation services and affordable training to entrepreneurs and small business owners. The Consultant plays a key role in this effort by providing expert consulting and training to current and prospective business owners in a 22-county region of southwest Kansas, focusing primarily in the Dodge City and Liberal Center coverage area. 


Education: A Bachelor's degree in Business or related field required. Master's degree and certifications preferred. Educational disciplines may include: Business Communications, Finance, Counseling, Marketing, Economic Development, Business Management, Consulting, Administration, or Accounting. Certifications preferred may include: CEVA, CEPA, SHRM, CPA, Financial Advising Certifications, or Insurance Certification.

Experience: Five years to ten years of experience in the areas of business managements, consulting, administration, accounting, marketing, economic development, or entrepreneurship.

Essential Duties:

  • Provide individual consulting and assistance to clients in the areas of business planning, finance, marketing and management. Routinely travel withing the region. Visit client place of business as appropriate.
  • Establish and manage client information database and files. Perform research, surveys, and follow-up activities. Assist with administration, compliance and audit preparations.
  • Develop, coordinate and conduct training seminars targeting the needs of area small businesses. Establish and maintain strong connections with funding partners. Solicit support for KS Small Business Development Center programs leveraging funding and in-kind resources as appropriate.
  • Promote general awareness of the KS Small Business Development Center program by making presentations to area organization, arrange media coverage and by sponsoring or co-sponsoring programs, networking, and through involvement in local professional organizations.
  • Attend meetings, workshops, and conferences as required.



Competitive salary. Participation in college Flexible Benefits program which includes options for single and family health and dental coverage, optional insurances, and reimbursement accounts. Other benefits include: income protection insurance; matching annuity; SCCC tuition reimbursement for employee and dependents; annual and sick leave allowances and participation in social security (FICA) and state retirement programs (KPERS).

Salary Range:  $ 42,000 to $ 46,000 Annually

Position Status:  Full-time

Position Location: Liberal, KS. Occasional travel required

App Deadline:  November 26, 2021

Start Date: January 2022

·        Successful applicant will be required to pass a criminal background check prior to employment.

·        Separate application required for additional or future openings.

Applications may be emailed to jobs@sccc.edu, faxed to 620-417-1124 or mailed.  Direct inquiries to Human Resources at 620-417-1123.

How to Apply  

To be considered, all of the following materials must be submitted to the address below:

1.  Completed and signed Seward County Community College application. For the employment application click HERE

2.  Cover letter

3.  Job-related resume including contact information for three professional references.

4.  Copies of transcripts and copies of relevant certifications (if applicable).

If any of the required materials are not submitted with your application packet, your application will be deemed incomplete and will not be forwarded to the committee for screening.  Please notify Human Resources if you require any special accommodation(s) in meeting these requirements. 

Mailing Address:

Human Resources Office

KSBDC Business Advisor

Seward County Community College

PO Box 1137

Liberal KS 67901-1137

More information about Seward County Community College can be found at www.sccc.edu and SCCC Facts.

Selection Process

The search committee will conduct all minimum qualification appraisals as set forth on the position announcement and job description and reserve the right to limit the number of interviews granted.  Meeting the minimum qualifications for a position does not assure the applicant an interview.  Applicants selected for an interview will be notified of the time and place of the interview.  Interviews are usually conducted on campus by the search committee.  Additional interviews and/or teaching demonstrations may be required.

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