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

Pasco EDC Employment Opportunities

SMARTstart Program Assistant

Job Title:          SMARTstart PROGRAM ASSISTANT

Reports To:        SMARTstart Program Director
Job Status:         Full Time; Non-Exempt
Location:             Dade City, Florida
Schedule:            Monday – Friday, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM

To Apply - must submit resume and cover letter via email. Click the button below.
Application Deadline:  open

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Since 1987, Pasco EDC has continued a tradition of forging strong partnerships between our corporate and public investors. By bringing together talented people from both the public and private sectors, Pasco EDC fosters a cooperative business environment for our local businesses and is better able to react to changing needs in the marketplace. Together, the Pasco EDC team encourages an environment where all businesses can reach their economic potential.

At the Pasco EDC...

You'll join a team of industry-leading economic developers who embrace the daily challenge of creating a more prosperous future for our community. We trust you will carry out our mission with integrity through collaboration, innovation, and leadership. In turn, we will provide you the ability to create a work-life balance that allows your personal growth to keep up with the growth of the community we serve.

Are you ready to become part of the Pasco EDC team?


The SMARTstart Program Assistant provides support for small business development program administration and planning. Position is located on-site at a SMARTstart Business Incubator and is responsible for promotion and event coordination, updating of programs and information on the website, tracking of leads received through Pasco Enterprise Network (PEN), prospect and program activity reporting. Assists the Program Director with initial contact and follow up with prospective program participants, ongoing contact with program participants and other customer service functions; provides information on programs and communicates with strategic partners and the community at large. Responsibilities also include coordinating room and equipment reservations, calendars for events, workshops classes, mentors, and incubator clients, as well as other duties assigned by the Program Director.

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.

  • Operate office machines, such as printers and scanners, voice mail systems, and personal computers
  • Answer telephones, direct calls, and take messages
  • Maintain and update filing, inventory, mailing, and documents efforts through HubSpot; a client-tracking database
  • Maintain orderliness of facility and workspace
  • Communicate with customers, employees, and other individuals to answer questions, disseminate or explain information, take orders, and address complaints
  • Open, sort, and route incoming mail, answer correspondence, and prepare outgoing mail
  • Compile, copy, sort, and file records of office activities, business transactions, and other activities
  • Compute, record, and proofread data and other information, such as records or reports
  • Manage events calendars, and arrange appointments and meetings
  • Conducts basic research to identify emerging needs, trends, and services related to recruitment and location of incubator clients and affiliate members or other assigned areas of responsibility
  • Provides member information to appropriate staff to ensure accurate accounts receivable invoicing and tracking of SMARTstart Incubator clients
  • Assists with marketing efforts under direction of the Pasco EDC Marketing Team and SS Program Director
  • 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.

Knowledge of:

  • Basic clerical/accounting principles
  • Basic promotion and communication methods
  • Basic website principles
  • Experience desired in any aspect of small business, or personally owning or operating a commercial venture.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office: Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint

Ability to:

  • Manage administrative duties
  • Work independently to achieve established goals
  • Coordinate multiple schedules of classes, events and client work plans
  • Work with Program Director to recruit office, technology and industrial users as needed
  • Facilitate prospect tours
  • Meet deadlines
  • Maintain confidentiality
  • Use a computer and related software (Microsoft Office products, social media familiarity, etc.) and type accurately.
  • Communicate and use interpersonal skills to interact with SMARTstart partners, coworkers, Program Director, the general public, etc. to sufficiently exchange or convey information and to receive work direction
  • Drive a vehicle

High School graduate or GED, vocational experience or 2- years’ experience in related field preferred or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job such as those listed above. Post-secondary experience preferred.

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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