Small Business Advocacy Office Liaison UN

Albuquerque - New Mexico (NM),

City of Albuquerque

Estimated salary $75,254 a year

Job Description:

Position Summary

Established in 2019, under the City of Albuquerque Economic Development Department, the Small Business Office (SBO) is a business resource, advocacy, and information center for new and existing small businesses operating in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The SBO provides small business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs with timely, relevant, actionable information, assistance, and advice in complying with City, State, and Federal requirements and understanding how to start, operate, expand, and sustain their business. Provides assistance to small business owners to expand their business into city and government agencies. SBO staff provides advising, training, and networking opportunities through specialized classes, monthly networking meetings, matchmaking events, and one-on-one assistance.

The Small Business Advocacy Office Liaison is responsible for the leadership and management of the Small Business Office. Develops and manages external organization partnerships. Assists small business owners/managers, through business development, maturation, expansion stages, and when necessary through exit strategy stage. This position reports directly to the Office of Economic Development.

Position is contingent upon funding.

This is an unclassified at-will position.

Job descriptions are intended to present a general list of tasks/duties performed by employees within this job classification. Job Descriptions are not intended to reflect all duties performed within the job.

Minimum Education, Experience And Additional Requirements

Education and experience directly related to the requirements below may be interchangeable on a year for year basis.

Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in business administration or public

administration; and

One (1) year of experience as a business owner or counseling small businesses.


Possession of a valid New Mexico Driver's License or the ability to obtain by date of hire.
Possession of a City Operator's Permit (COP) within six (6) months from date of hire.
Bilingual in Spanish and English preferred.
Travel as needed.

Preferred Knowledge

  • City and other Government agencies – vendor registration and procurement policies
  • Non-profit and service groups and local business organizations in region
  • Banking with both consumer and commercial lending exposure, real estate lending/underwriting
  • Business budgeting, funding, forecasting, and taxation processes
  • Client development, business plan development, funding development, and program development
  • Higher education teaching, workshop, and training program development and facilitation
  • Business knowledge including marketing strategies
  • Problem solving and time management
  • Pertinent Federal, State and local codes, laws and regulations

Preferred Skills & Abilities

  • Provide high quality customer service
  • Communicate effectively
  • Conduct presentations
  • Respond to request and inquiries from the general public
  • Interpret and explain a variety of departmental issues and policies
  • Networking and develop working relationships
  • Demonstrate support for diversity, equity, and inclusiveness
  • Maintain a respectful and positive work environment
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work
  • Perform the essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodation

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