MU Extension's distinct land-grant mission is to improve lives, communities and economies by producing relevant, reliable and responsive educational strategies throughout Missouri. Our dedicated and knowledgeable faculty and staff collaborate with researchers and community leaders to develop and deliver programs that address needs of Missourians including: educational attainment; environmental concerns; community, economic, business and workforce development; global food systems; and health systems. For more information about MU Extension please visit http://extension.missouri.edu .
Primary purpose of this position is to transform Missouri business and industry through education, technical service and collaboration by working with small to medium size companies to improve bottom-line performance through assisting businesses that are seeking to pursue and successfully perform under contracting and subcontracting opportunities with the Department of Defense, other federal agencies, and/or state and local governments.
Small and medium enterprises are an essential element of the Missouri economy generating new jobs, increasing sales, attracting investments and contributing to the tax base. The Business Development Program is an important component of the state's economic development strategy and the University of Missouri's economic development mission. For more information about extension's business PTAC program visit http://www.missouribusiness.net/ and http://www.moptac.net .
Program development, delivery and evaluation
Work with constituents, colleagues, directors and faculty to establish program goals that meet local, regional and state needs, as well as grant and partnership requirements.
Provide client counseling including federal, state, and local government procurement assistance in the areas of registrations, certifications, bid matching, marketing, procurement histories, bid/quote preparation and other assistance through one-on-one counseling. Conduct assessments of client needs, provide services and make referrals if necessary to other specialists. Additionally, develop and conduct workshops in a variety of areas of procurement particularly focused on small businesses including small disadvantaged business concerns (SDB), women owned small businesses (WOSB), HUBZone small businesses (HUBZone), and service disabled veteran owned small businesses (SDVOSB). Foster diversity and inclusiveness by providing services to audiences that are representative of diversity in the assigned counties.
Collaborate: Serve as a critical link between Missouri companies and the faculty, research staff, and students of the University of Missouri, the College of Engineering, the Small Business and Technology Development Center network and Lincoln University. Participate in interdisciplinary teams, committees and task forces. Work with faculty and staff located in county offices, across program disciplines and regions, with boards and organizations and with other campuses throughout Missouri to carry out the mission, vision and values of MU Extension.
Deliver: Specialist must assist, as appropriate, clients with understanding Federal, State and local government requirements applicable to contracting for services, manufacturing, construction or other markets. Counseling that must be offered, but not limited to:
a. Identifying marketing opportunities for clients consistent with the client's products and services.
b. Advising and assisting clients in the preparation and proper submission of applications, certifications, registrations, etc. to prepare them for doing business with Federal, State and local government entities.
c. Advising and assisting clients with the preparation and submission of bids and proposals.
d. Advising and assisting clients concerning post-award functions. As a minimum, the assistance must include:
ii. Quality Systems;
iii. Accounting system requirements and contract payments;
vii. Property; and
viii. Invoicing, Receipt, Acceptance and Property Transfer (iRAPT) (formerly known as Wide Area Workflow).
e. The specialist must educate clients in the following areas:
i. Federal, State and local government contracting laws, policies and procedures. Emphasis must be placed on requirements and procedures used by DoD and other Federal agencies in the acquisition of commercial products and services.
ii. The DoD Pilot Mentor-Protégé Program and similar Government programs.
iii. Electronic Business (eBusiness). The Specialist must provide clients with information and assistance pertaining to the application of eBusiness tools and technologies as they relate to conducting business with the Federal Government. This includes the routine exchange of procurement information (e.g. solicitations, offers, contracts, purchase orders, invoices, payments, and other contractual documents) exchanged via information and computer technologies between the private sector and the Federal Government.
f. Must advise and assist clients in pursuing and securing subcontracting opportunities from Federal, State and local government prime contractors including those that have subcontracting plan obligations pursuant to FAR clause 52.219-9 or similar clauses.
g. May provide other procurement technical assistance that may directly assist clients in obtaining or performing on Federal, State and local government contracts and subcontracts.
3. Must maintain regulations and publications, either printed or on electronic media, (or identify sources for obtaining) that govern Federal, State and local government procurement, as applicable the specialist must assist clients in understanding and using these regulations and publications.
Evaluate: Facilitate significant business impact by achieving goals in new sales, new jobs, business investments, quality and quantity of stakeholder relations, and revenue generation. Regularly collect qualitative and quantitative data to evaluate the impact of educational programs and services. Determine if knowledge and skills were learned, and if learning was applied.
Administrative and organizational leadership
Resource generation and sustainability: Generate and manage revenue (e.g., contracts, grants, fees and gifts) to sustain and grow essential programs. Seek out and develop funding sources that align with organizational priorities, values and mission. Ensure compliance with requirements, and maintain fiscal accountability.
Stakeholder relations: Establish positive working relationships with the local and regional economic development organizations, critical community governments, and federal and state agency offices in region, chambers of commerce and business stakeholders. Develop and maintain essential partnerships with local and regional organizations, governments and key leaders. Effectively communicate MU Extension's value to stakeholders.
Marketing and public relations: Market educational offerings and promote the mission of MU Extension to area leaders, chambers of commerce, civic organizations, public agencies and other partner organizations. This may include presentations, radio and news releases, meetings with legislators and other leaders, social media and other venues appropriate for the programs and audiences.
Program Manager: May have responsibility for the overall management of a designated PTAC Center, ensuring high quality procurement technical requirements as prescribed in the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) cooperative agreement are met for clients. Administrative and leadership responsibilities include provide collaborative leadership, management of financial and non-financial resources, and daily coordination of office personnel. Establish annual DLA goals for conferences, counseling sessions and contract awards in coordination with the state MO PTAC director. Coordinate outreach and partnership relationships in the region.
Remain up-to-date on trends and research-based knowledge to effectively deliver relevant, reliable and responsive programs. Apply this knowledge in scholarly products such as curriculum development, in-service education instruction, articles in professional and popular press, presentations at professional meetings, funded grant proposals, etc.
Actively participate in professional development opportunities to continuously improve skills and increase research-based knowledge. Demonstrate mastery of core competencies, including subject matter expertise, effective and innovative teaching strategies, and program development processes. Must be able to integrate new and emerging technology, listen effectively, and speak and write effectively. Must demonstrate organizational skills and collaborative leadership abilities.
Must travel throughout Missouri regularly, using own transportation, and occasionally must travel out of state. Working evenings and weekends is required to meet the needs of constituents.
Conduct all activities in accordance with the Civil Rights Acts, Title IX, Rehabilitation, Americans with Disabilities Act and local, state and region affirmative action plans. Other duties and responsibilities will be expected to support the mission and purpose of MU Extension.
Administrative and program leadership is received from the State PTAC Director .
Successful candidate will also demonstrate the following:
Effective and innovative teaching strategies that engage others. Must be able to integrate new and emerging technology into teaching strategies.
Effective listening, written and oral communication skills including public speaking and presentation abilities. Organizational skills, interpersonal skills, problem-solving abilities and collaborative leadership experiences.
Flexibility, resiliency, and the ability to operate with minimal guidance. Positive outlook, high personal standard of excellence, and passion for the vision, mission and values of MU Extension.
As with all positions, involvement with other duties and responsibilities may be expected in order to support the mission and purpose of MU Extension.
CORE ATTRIBUTES FOR MU EXTENSION FACULTY AND STAFF
Exhibit a high personal standard of excellence, be an effective team player, and demonstrate inclusivity, civility and respect for all.
Engage stakeholders and learners, maintain positive interpersonal relationships, and exhibit effective written and oral communication skills.
Operate with minimal guidance, and be a self-directed learner who is flexible and adaptable to changing environments.
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