Business Development Advisor (CARES) - Las Vegas

  • University of Nevada, Reno
  • Reno, NV, USA
Full Time Business Development Marketing

Job Description

Business Development Advisor (CARES) - Las Vegas




University of Nevada, Reno - Main Campus


The University of Nevada, Reno (UNR) appreciates your interest in employment at our growing institution. We want your application process to go smoothly and quickly. We ask that you keep in mind the following when completing your application:


  • Required attachments are listed below on the posting. Your application will not be considered without the required attachments.


  • Draft applications are saved automatically and can be accessed through your candidate home account. Final applications must be submitted prior to the close of the recruitment. Once a recruitment has closed, applications will no longer be accepted.


If you need assistance or have questions regarding the application process, please contact the Human Resources helpline at (775) 784-1495 or


For UNR Med professional job postings, if you have questions or need assistance regarding the application process, please contact the Office of Professional Recruitment at (775) 784-6778.


Job Description


The University of Nevada, Reno is recruiting for a Business Development Advisor for the Nevada Small Business Development Center (SBDC) in Las Vegas, NV. This position provides assistance, counseling and training to small businesses in the startup, expansion, and operating phases of their business life cycles. The Advisor is responsible for contributing to business starts, the creation of jobs, and capital formation for clients. The Advisor assists in all aspects of owning, managing, and operating a small business which includes assisting those that are experiencing difficulties. The Advisor provides expertise for the purpose of business survival and job retention. The individual works in tandem with the other programs of the Nevada SBDC to leverage existing resources and partnerships while continuously seeking new ones. There may be multiple positions located in areas throughout Nevada.


Required Qualifications


Bachelor's Degree and two (2) years of related experience OR Master's Degree and one (1) year of related experience.


Related Experience: business ownership and program or business development, i.e., marketing, advertising, international trade or exporting, public relations and/or promotion of small business endeavors


Schedule or Travel Requirements


Some travel may be required for training or attending program or partner events


Compensation Grade:




Total Compensation

The total compensation package includes a negotiable competitive salary, moving allowance (if applicable), a rich retirement plan, health insurance options that include dental and vision, life insurance, long-term disability, annual and sick leave, along with many other benefits. Additionally, there is a grant-in-aid educational benefit for faculty and dependents. For more information, please visit:


Faculty Dual Career Assistance Program

The University of Nevada, Reno recognizes the importance of addressing dual-career couples' professional needs. We offer a dual career assistance program to newly hired faculty spouses/partners that provides resources and assists them to identify career opportunities in Northern Nevada.


Department Information


The Nevada Small Business Development Center (Nevada SBDC) program houses its lead center at the College of Business Administration (COB), on the University of Nevada, Reno (UNR) campus. The Nevada SBDC operates from university, college campuses, development authorities, and chambers of commerce to provide assistance to the business community in the areas of starting and growing small businesses. Nevada SBDC core functions are small business counseling and training services.



Contact Information


Search Chair: Winnie Dowling-





Full-Time Equivalent



Required Attachment(s)


Please note, once you submit your application the only attachment/s viewable to you will be the attachment/s to the resume/CV section of the application. Any additional required attachment/s to the cover letter, references, additional documents sections of the application, will not be viewable to you after you submit your application. All uploaded attachment/s will be on the application for the committee to review. To request updates to attachments, prior to the committee review of applications, please contact the candidate helpdesk at


Please attach the following documents to your application

1) Resume/CV

2) Cover Letter

3) Contact Information for three professional references

4) Please write a brief statement (one page maximum) about how you would contribute toward our mission of creating a culturally inclusive environment in the role for which you are applying.


This posting is open until filled.


Qualified individuals are encouraged to apply immediately. Lists of eligible candidates will be established and hiring may occur early in the recruiting process. Recruitment will close without notice when a sufficient number of applications are received or a hiring decision has been made.


Posting Close Date


Note to Applicant


A background check will be conducted on the candidate(s) selected for hire.


HR will attempt to verify academic credentials upon receipt of hiring documents. If the academic credentials cannot be verified, HR will notify the faculty member that an official transcript of their highest degree must be submitted within thirty days of the faculty member's first day of employment.


References will be contacted at the appropriate phase of the recruitment process.


Applicants hired on a federal contract may be subject to E-Verify.


As part of the hiring process, applicants for positions in the Nevada System of Higher Education may be required to demonstrate the ability to perform job-related tasks.


For positions that require driving, evidence of a valid driver's license will be required at the time of employment and as a condition of continued employment.


Schedules are subject to change based on organizational needs.


University of Nevada, Reno


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Founded in 1874, the University of Nevada, Reno is the State of Nevada’s land grant institution with a statewide mission and presence. The University of Nevada, Reno is a Carnegie I Research Institution and has been recognized as a “Top Tier” Best National University by U.S. News & World Report. With an enrollment of nearly 21,000 students we offer 145 Tier 1 accredited degree programs. Located in the picturesque Truckee Meadows the University of Nevada, Reno is surrounded by numerous state and national parks, is 45 minutes from beautiful Lake Tahoe, and four hours from San Francisco.


The University of Nevada, Reno recognizes that diversity promotes excellence in education and research. We are an inclusive and engaged community and recognize the added value that students, faculty, and staff from different backgrounds bring to the educational experience.


The Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) is committed to providing a place of work and learning free of discrimination on the basis of a person’s age, disability, whether actual or perceived by others (including service-connected disabilities), gender (including pregnancy related conditions), military status or military obligations, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, national origin, race, or religion.


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Education Requirements

Bachelor's Degree