top of page

CSU - Fullerton: Small Business Consultant - International Trade

The following information was provided by CSU - Fullerton


TITLE:

SMALL BUSINESS CONSULTANT – INTERNATIONAL TRADE

DEPARTMENT:

SBDC

REPORTS TO:

CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER

EE CLASSIFICATION:

PART-TIME

FLSA STATUS:

NON-EXEMPT

SALARY RANGE:

$50.00 - $55.00/hour


POSITION SUMMARY:

The Orange County / Inland Empire Small Business Development Center Network is a federal program partially funded by the U.S. Small Business Administration & the California Governor’s Office of Business & Economic Development. The SBDC is hosted by CSU, Fullerton. The purpose of this grant is to provide no-cost technical assistance to entrepreneurs and small business owners in Orange County. The SBDC is seeking applications for a Small Business Consultant.

The CSUF SBDC is seeking an International Trade Consultant. The International Trade advisor should always have up-to-date knowledge of the global market and specific trade areas. A company may need the most accurate information, practical advice, and service to take action regarding business opportunities or investments in another country while receiving a trade professional’s services. In other words, a foreign trade expert can collect information and data, prepare a research report, analyze this report and provide advice to its customers. Or, on behalf of its customers, it can ensure that commercial relations are carried out with suppliers and customers in the foreign market.


*Please be aware that funding for this position is awarded through a Grant/Contract over a specified period. Employment for this position beyond current Grant/Contract funding is contingent upon continued funding or new Grant/Contract


ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Developing strategies to improve and develop international selling and purchasing processes of the company.

  • Providing services for companies with export needs to find customers in the global market, establish and develop basic processes for selling products and services.

  • Researching suppliers that offer products and services in the global market with the most affordable quality and prices.

  • Providing consultancy on international business development and marketing issues.

  • To research the foreign financial markets in which the consultancy company operates or is planning to do business.

  • To research international investment opportunities, competitors, and business practices, analyze the collected data, and make recommendations to the companies that they provide consultancy.

  • To communicate with foreign companies that the consulting company will export or import, to continue negotiations to start or develop trade.

  • To analyze globally demanded goods and services.

  • To compare the product range of the evolving company with the products of competitors and global trends.

  • Providing control and consultancy services regarding the documentation processes required in the export and import phase, customs, and transportation processes.

  • To advise companies on compliance with legal regulations regulating import and export.

  • Other duties as assigned.


MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • CGBP Certified.

  • Strong understanding of international trade.

  • Strong understanding of financial statements, experience in establishing economic development, community, and business relationships.

  • Experience in advising small businesses.

  • Experience delivering business presentations on a variety of topics in a public setting to diverse audiences.

  • Program and/or product development experience; and/or work experience with manufacturing and/or technology.

  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively in both oral and written form.

  • Ability to establish and maintain effective and harmonious work relations with staff, faculty, students, College officials, clients, government agency(s), business resources, trade/civic associations and the general public.

  • Computer skills with working knowledge of various software packages are necessary.

EDUCATION:

  • Bachelor's degree in a business-related field is preferred; or equivalent experience in business management; or equivalent experience in financial analysis; or bachelor’s degree in any field with either two years of business management or business ownership

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bilingual: Fluency in English and Korean.

  • Master's degree in appropriate area of specialization with at least two years business ownership or significant management experience; or a bachelor's degree in an appropriate area of specialization and at least four years of business ownership or significant management experience.

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills and proficiency with computers and web-based research


PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

Lifting of up to 25lbs.; periodic bending; long-term periods of sitting; long term periods operating a computer.


APPLICATION PROCEDURE:

CSU Fullerton, Auxiliary Services Corporation (ASC) is committed with Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) practice. This means hiring diverse talent and ensuring employees understand and respect differences around us. ASC is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer and a member of E-Verify. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex including sexual orientation and gender identity, national origin, disability, protected Veteran Status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.

If you are a qualified individual with a disability or a disabled veteran, you have the right to request an accommodation if you are unable or limited in your ability to use or access our career center as a result of your disability. To request an accommodation, contact a Human Resources Representative at (657) 278-4117.

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the ASC. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current ASC employees who apply for the position.

Note: CSUF/ASC follows the direction of the CSU Policy related to COVID-19 vaccination. Titans Return: COVID-19 Recovery | California State University, Fullerton for more information.


Small Business Consultant - International Trade
.pdf
Download PDF • 207KB

This WIOA Title I financially assisted program or activity is an equal opportunity employer/program. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities. If you need special assistance to participate in this program, please call (714) 480-6500. TDD/TTY users, please call the California Relay Service at (800) 735-2922 or 711. Please call 72 hours in advance to allow the OC Workforce Solutions Center to make reasonable arrangements to ensure accessibility to this program.


The views, information, or opinions expressed by the organization(s) mentioned are solely those of the individuals involved and do not necessarily represent those of the County of Orange and its employees.

bottom of page