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Southwestern Community College District
  • Position Number: 4471774
  • Location: Chula Vista, CA
  • Position Type: Business and Financial Management

Project Senior Finance Advisor

Southwestern Community College District

Work Site: 900 Otay Lakes Road, Chula Vista, CA 91910

Department: Small Business Development Center

District Values
Incumbents in District positions are expected to exhibit an equity-minded focus, responsiveness, and sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, and employees, including those with physical or learning disabilities, and successfully foster and support an inclusive educational and employment environment.

(Categorically funded position, continued employment contingent upon funding). RESPONSIBILITIES: Under the general direction of the responsible administrator, develop, conduct, and promote a wide variety of technical assistance, services, and activities in accordance with program goals and objectives and local economic development efforts that require an extensive knowledge of the methods and procedures used in small business lending; analyze the needs of small businesses, prescribe a scope of work and plan of action to address those needs, and implement the scope of work and plan of action by consulting with small business owners and/or program staff providing assistance related to small business lending; perform a variety of specialized professional tasks in support of assigned area of responsibility. REPRESENTATIVE DUTIES: The following duties are typical for this classification. Incumbents may not perform all of the listed duties and/or may be required to perform additional or different duties from those set forth below to address business needs and changing business practices.
  1. Independently consult with potential and existing business owners; assess and analyze business needs; assist in researching, planning, and problem solving the full range of issues related to acquiring financing; provide expertise and assistance in understanding lending markets and related finance programs and policies; assist small businesses with capital assistance needs.
  2. Perform project management activities such as estimating, scheduling, tracking, and adjusting resource utilization to ensure timely, accurate implementation of services and programs.
  3. Maintain activities and performance to comply with funding contracts and program objectives.
  4. Accomplish technical assistance milestone objectives and maintain client progress portfolio according to established policy and procedures.
  5. Serve as a liaison between the assigned program and internal and external stakeholders; maintain positive and productive relationships with organizations, businesses, individual partners, and others contacted in performing assigned functions.
  6. Participate in the identification of needs for new or improved training programs and provide a lead role in the implementation of such programs; design and deliver training courses related to business topics including government capital programs, small business lending, loan packaging, business financial records, cash flow management and projections, and other related issues.
  7. Conduct in-depth research and provide technical support to program staff; serve as a mentor on complex business topics; perform a lead role in analyzing client needs and assessing the effectiveness of client action plans; provide technical feedback to program staff.
  8. Recommend and assist in the implementation of program goals and objectives; establish schedules and methods for providing technical assistance services; implement policies and procedures.
  9. Perform related duties and responsibilities as required.

Knowledge and Abilities:
  • Operations, services, and activities of a small business lending assistance program including funding alternatives.
  • Extensive knowledge of the methods and procedures used by lenders with underwriting and loan processing.
  • Methods and techniques of public speaking and presentation styles.
  • Principles and procedures of record keeping and report preparation.
  • Modern office procedures, methods, and equipment including computers and related software.
  • English usage spelling, grammar, and punctuation.
  • Interpersonal skills using tact, patience, and courtesy.

  • Independently coordinate and direct business assistance programs including those requiring an extensive knowledge of the methods and procedures used in small business lending.
  • Recommend and implement goals and objectives for providing business assistance services.
  • Investigate, research, analyze, and evaluate complex business problems.
  • Effectively communicate alternative solutions at the technical, user, and administrative levels.
  • Provide a wide variety of specialized advice, guidance, technical assistance, and direction to businesses on a full range of Federal, State, and local government small business lending laws, policies and procedures including requirements and procedures used by the State of California, US Small Business Administration, and other Federal agencies for loan guarantees.
  • Effectively teach business financial management principles and strategies to adults in a group setting.
  • Estimate, schedule, track, and adjust projects to effect timely completion of projects.
  • Ensure business compliance with laws, codes, and regulations as they apply to small business lending.
  • Work with and exhibit sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse racial, ethnic, disabled, sexual orientation, and cultural populations of community college students.
  • Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.

Education and Experience:
Any combination of training and experience which would provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the required qualifications would be: Any combination equivalent to: a bachelors degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in business administration, business finance, public administration, or a related field AND Seven (7) years of increasingly responsible small business finance related experience that includes experience providing technical assistance.

Minimum Qualifications: (Faculty and Academic Administrator Positions Only)

Desirable Qualifications:
A Masters degree is preferred.

Range 44, Steps 1-7, $8,530.95-$10,791.20. Initial placement for external applicants is Step 1. An excellent benefits package which includes medical, vision, dental, retirement, vacation, generous sick leave package, and life insurance is available for the employee and eligible dependents.

Start Date

As soon as the successful candidate is identified and following the subsequent governing board approval.

Screening Deadline
All application materials must be received on-line at Position is open until filled. Applications received by the first screening deadline of 11:59 p.m. on Friday, August 18, 2023 are guaranteed to be reviewed by the selection committee. Any application received after the deadline is not guaranteed a review.

Work Schedule:
Monday-Friday: 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. (Approximately) with one of those workdays being from 9:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m., to be arranged/determined by supervisor. Work schedule may be adjusted to meet the needs of the office.Successful candidate may be assigned to any of the campus sites (Chula Vista, National City, Otay Mesa, and/or San Ysidro).

Additional Information:
We regret we are unable to accept faxed, e-mailed, mailed, or hand delivered application materials. Only complete application materials submitted through SWC online system will be accepted. To complete and submit your application for this position, please visit our online employment website at All required information must be submitted online before the review date and time indicated on the job posting.

A confirmation number will be assigned if your application packet has been successfully submitted. Assistance with the online application process is available through the Human Resources Office at 900 Otay Lakes Road, Chula Vista, CA 91910; telephone: (619) 482-6395 or e-mail to

It is the sole responsibility of the applicant to ensure that all application materials are received by the review deadline date. A separate, complete application packet is required for each position for which you are applying for. All materials included in your application packet become District property, will not be returned, will not be copied, and will be considered for this opening only.

Candidates selected for employment with Southwestern Community College District must be fingerprinted by an electronic fingerprinting service (i.e. LiveScan) within 10 days of employment; provide clearance of tuberculosis (dated within the past 4 years and renewed every four years as a condition of continued employment) within 60 days of employment; provide proof of eligibility to work in the United States.

In addition to the above, for Faculty/Administrator positions (only), successful candidate must submit official (sealed) college transcripts confirming date degree conferred and/or a valid CA Community College Credential.

Reasonable accommodations will be provided to candidates with verified disabilities. Accommodation requests should be made at the time the interview appointment is scheduled.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer and in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, Southwestern Community College District will make reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities.

The Southwestern Community College District shall not discriminate against any person in employment or in any program affiliated with the District on the basis of age, ancestry, color, ethnic group identification, national origin, religion, race, sex, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, veteran status, or on the basis of these perceived characteristics, or based on association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics.

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If you would like to receive a hard copy of the Annual Security Report, which contains this information, you can stop by the SWC College Police Department or you can request that a copy be mailed to you by calling (619) 482-6390.

The report contains information regarding campus security and personal safety including topics such as: crime prevention; public safety authority; crime reporting policies; programs to prevent dating violence, domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking; the procedures the College will follow when one of these crimes is reported; and other matters of importance related to security on campus. The report also contains information about crime statistics for the three most recent calendar years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus; in certain off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by the College or a recognized student organization; and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus.

This information is required by law and is provided by the SWC College Police Department.

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