Pasco Economic Development Council | 16506 Pointe Village Drive, Suite 107 | Lutz, FL 33558

Pasco EDC Employment Opportunities

SMARTstart Program Coordinator II


Reports To:        SMARTstart Program Director
Job Status:         Full Time; Non-Exempt
Salary Range:  $40,000 - $50,000
Location:             Holiday, Florida
Schedule:            40 hours per week

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Application Deadline:  open

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Coordinates the delivery of SMARTstart programs and related activities relating to small business/entrepreneur programs at the SMARTstart facility co-located within the AMSkills training center in Holiday, FL.

Identify, market to, and recruit new and expanding businesses through various methods of marketing and community outreach.

Support these founders with prototyping, coordinate use of makerspace, and collaboration with technology and manufacturing training partners.

Responsibilities also include researching and coordinating strategies to support entrepreneurship efforts in targeted areas, including compiling and analyzing data and recruitment of mentors, guest speakers and local experts, coordination of monthly activities and presentations to help cultivate new and expanding businesses.

Works closely with HQ staff and SMARTstart Program Director to assist with administration and client communication for the SMARTstart Microloan Program.

The list of duties and responsibilities is illustrative only and is not a comprehensive listing of all the duties and responsibilities performed by positions in this class.

  • Coordinates day-to-day facility operations related to the Company’s entrepreneurial and business incubation efforts; manages documentation efforts through client-tracking databases, as appropriate.
  • Administers business incubation program, monitors individual action plans, and provides technical assistance relating to specific business tactics, including; business canvas, business plans, customer segments, etc.
  • Plans, coordinates, organizes, and spearheads efforts to identify and develop office, technology, and industrial entrepreneurs; ensures appropriate equipment, consumables, and other resources are available for the successful operations related to these efforts
  • Reach out to new and prospective business owners to increase participation the full suite of SMARTstart programs
  • Represents the Pasco EDC to the local community and business groups, organizations, and agencies; responds to a wide variety of questions, comments, and/or concerns; resolves related complaints
  • Communicates with customers, employees, and other individuals to answer questions, disseminate or explain information, take orders, and address complaints
  • Coordinates/administers the delivery of programs and activities related to entrepreneurial business growth, including; classes and workshops and other entrepreneur education and networking opportunities.
  • Works closely with HQ staff and SMARTstart Program Director to assist with administration and client communication for the SMARTstart Microloan Program. This may include activities such as: coordinating/administering the delivery and aspects of the Microloan Program including working with the applicants, the Microloan Committee, processing monthly draws, monthly record keeping, invoicing, etc. and managing the microloan software.
  • Meets regularly with appropriate third-party strategic partners for the coordinated delivery of services.
  • Works within the boundaries and provides insight to management regarding program budgets.
  • Participates in regional events promoting Pasco EDC SMARTstart Programs
  • Prepares and maintains a variety of records and reports related to assigned programs, including financial reports, invoicing, account receivables, and tracking of clients.
  • Manages the needs of the facility ensuring smooth operation and appropriate functioning of equipment.
  • Understands emerging needs, trends, and services related to recruitment and location of incubator clients and affiliate members or other assigned areas of responsibility
  • In conjunction with the Marketing Coordinator Implements marketing programs and collateral to ensure public exposure to program offerings
  • Assists in fundraising activities including private and public sources.
  • Operates office machines, answers telephone, takes messages, maintains filing, updates client-tracking, routes member mail, maintains recordkeeping, manages calendar, etc.
  • Performs other duties of a similar nature or level, as assigned.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and /or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

Knowledge of:

  • Small business start-up and growth issues
  • Business incubation/development programs
  • Marketing/salesmanship principles
  • Research methods
  • Applicable federal, state, and local laws, rules, ordinances, statues, and regulations
  • Public relations principles
  • Budget Administration principles
  • Program coordination principles
  • Grant contract administration practices
  • Business finance programs
  • Experience desired in any aspect of small business, or personally owning or operating a commercial venture
  • Familiarity with start up eco systems
  • Familiarity with 3-D Printing, machining, manufacturing, electronics, and robotics

Ability to:

  • Recruit office, technology and industrial entrepreneurs
  • Help small businesses solve growth impeding problems by providing advice, consultation, and facilitation of services and expertise from other providers
  • Monitor budgets
  • Meet deadlines
  • Build strong relationships between the business community, local government, and Pasco EDC
  • Interpret complex documents
  • Assess the outcomes of program initiatives
  • Use a computer and related software; type accurately
  • Analyze methods and techniques
  • Communicate and use interpersonal skills to interact with coworkers, supervisor, stakeholders, the general public, etc. to sufficiently exchange or convey information and to receive work direction
  • Drive a vehicle

Bachelor’s Degree in related field and 3-years related experience or, an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job such as those listed above. Experience starting, owning, operating and/or managing a small business highly desirable.

Must have at the time of hire and be able to maintain a valid Florida driver license.  Must have reliable transportation.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Light Work: Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or negligible amount of force constantly to move objects.

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Position is typically office or administrative work and is not substantially exposed to adverse environmental conditions.   Some travel may be required.

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Pasco EDC Employment Opportunities
Suzanne Renczkowski
Director of Operations

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Telephone: +1 813 355 0604

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