Marketing Consultant

Marketing Consultant

The Florida Small Business Development Center at the University of West Florida – College of Business invites applicants to apply for the position of Coordinator, Marketing Consultant (Position Number: 12416T). This position will be located in Pensacola, Florida

Salary:  $40,000 to $48,000

Preferred Response Date:  March 9, 2017

Start Date:  March 29, 2017

Job Summary:  The Marketing Consultant is responsible for overseeing marketing and communications for the Florida SBDC at UWF. This position oversees the development and delivery of educational and training assistance programs in compliance with SBA, FSBDC and UWF guidelines, and ensuring that all deliverables are met in a timely manner.  Responsible for overall direction and management of marketing and information/publication services, development and implementation of regional marketing plan in compliance with FSBDC and UWF branding standards.  Responsible for design, production and placement of all marketing materials to be used for media relations, legislative relations and donor relations.  Manage public relations strategies, to include social media and web presence, to promote a public identity and image consistent with FSBDC mission and target markets.

Duties will include community outreach to external constituencies, service on appropriate boards and committees, and negotiation of cooperative agreements and MOUs to benefit the FSBDC and its community partners, in cooperation with appropriate University departments.  Responsible for development programs to include fundraising and alumni participation, in cooperation with UWF. Supervise education/training programs and delegate appropriate responsibilities to ensure quality delivery of FSBDC group training programs and special events and quality production of FSBDC marketing materials.  This position will regularly work evenings attending meetings and events.

As time permits, this position will also educate and advise clients on marketing growth strategies following network consulting policies and procedures. This position will develop educational materials and present educational programs as appropriate.  Must be able to work both independently and collaboratively. 

Minimum Qualifications:   Master's degree in an appropriate area of specialization; or a bachelor's degree in an appropriate area of specialization and five years of appropriate experience. Proven experience in creating opportunities to market an organization and/or its services. Experience in advertising or fundraising.

Organized at event planning and scheduling training events. Skilled writer for news stories, press releases, marketing materials and other written forms of media. Knowledgeable in social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, etc. Strong grasp of English spelling, grammar and punctuation. Self-starter and strong time management skills. Comfortable working in a team environment and networking with community resources. Ability to edit accurately and quickly. Strong public speaking and presentation skills. Ability to prioritize and multi-task.

Application: Applicants must apply online at  Be prepared to attach the following documents in electronic format: cover letter, resume, and two letters of recommendation.

This contractor and subcontractor shall abide by the requirements of 41 CFR 30-300.5(a) and 41 CF 60-741.5(a). These regulations prohibit discrimination against qualified protected veterans and qualified individuals on the basis of disability, and require affirmative action by covered prime contractors and subcontractors to employ and advance in employment qualified protected veterans and qualified individuals with disabilities.

The University of West Florida (UWF) is an Equal Opportunity/Access/ Affirmative Action employer.  A criminal background check is required for the successful candidate.  Pursuant to provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act, any person requiring special accommodations to apply is requested to advise UWF by contacting the UWF Human Resources Department at 1-850-474-2694 (Voice) or 1-850-857-6114 (TTY).

Additional information about the University of West Florida is available at

The University of West Florida is located in Pensacola, the crown jewel of Florida’s beautiful Emerald Coast, known worldwide for its pristine white-sand beaches. The area is famous for its pleasant climate and location on the Gulf of Mexico and enjoys a comparatively low cost of living. The campus is situated on a 1,600 acre nature preserve where almost 12,000 students enjoy the benefits of small classes and personal attention from their professors.