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Douglas College

Business Advisor – Self-Employment

Coquitlam, BC
Full Time
7 days ago
Position Details

Position Information

Position Title Business Advisor - Self-Employment Posting Number 01511SA Location Coquitlam Campus Grade or Pay Level - Salary Range DOE Position Type Training Group Contract Employment Posting Type Internal/External Regular/Temporary Contract Employment Type Full-Time Posting Category Training Group Start Date 07/01/2022 End Date 06/30/2023 Day of the Week Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays Shift 8:30 - 5:00 Work Arrangements
This is a full-time term position (40 hours per week)based at the Coquitlam Campus and will be required to travel occasionally within the lower mainland and once a week to our WorkBC Maple Ridge and Langley offices.
What Douglas Offers
DO what you love. Be good at it. That's how Douglas College defines a great career. It's a philosophy that resonates through our classrooms, our offices and our boardrooms. It inspires our students and drives us to make Douglas College one of BC's Top Employers. We love what we do. And we're looking for passionate, motivated people to join us in making one of Canada's best colleges even better.
The Role
The Self-Employment Program ( SEP ) Business Consultant will work closely with WorkBC Case Managers to recruit and select SEP candidates as well as deliver training, maintain a client case-load and conduct follow-up and business coaching for all participants.
You bring exceptional client service skills, proven coaching abilities, self-employment expertise along with the ability to pay attention to detail, establish priorities, work to deadlines, and maintain well documented records.


• Deliver program information sessions for WorkBC clients and Career Coaches;
• Deliver orientation and assessment workshops/meetings and conduct follow-up interviews;
• Provide input on business concept development and determine program acceptance;
• Deliver business plan development sessions, entrepreneurial workshops and on-going coaching and mentoring - in one-on-one, classroom, and virtual environments;
• Coordinate delivery of formal participant training, including recruitment of guest speakers, logistical requirements, continuity between participant requirements and formal training;
• Coordinate Community Review Panel members to review completed Client business plans;
• Conduct site visits, follow-up sessions and on-going coaching and mentoring for business launch and implementation;
• Support program participants to forge links with community resources and with one another;
• Participate in program meetings;
• Ensure program targets and deliverables are met;
• Provide publicity and marketing services for the geographical area (Maple Ridge, Langley & New Westminster);
• Develop or update program materials and curriculum for the Self-Employment program as needed (with copyright belonging to Douglas College).
To Be Successful in this Role You Will Need
• A Bachelor's degree or equivalent combination of education, training and experience;
• Current or previous self-employment experience;
• Creativity and passion for working with clients to secure sustainable self-employment opportunities;
• Knowledge and familiarity with developing and editing business plans;
• Previous training and experience organizing and facilitating business-related workshops;
• Previous experience in an advising/consulting capacity;
• Experience facilitating online webinars and meetings;
• Working knowledge of current business technologies;
• Resourcefulness and creative problem-solving techniques;
• To be a self-starter who has successfully demonstrated an ability to achieve established goals;
• To understand and utilize time management principles;
• Strong service orientation with proven ability to develop rapport with participants, listen and respond to participant's concerns;
• Excellent computer skills: MS Office Suite, Database entry, Virtual Meeting platforms (MSTeams, Zoom), social media and the ability to research information via the Internet. Web management skills are an asset;
• Knowledge of the New Employment Program of BC and its mandate;
• Satisfactory completion of a criminal records check. A criminal record will not automatically result in your application for employment being denied.

Link to Full Position Profile Equity Statement
Douglas College is committed to fostering a diverse, inclusive and equitable learning and working environment. In support of this journey, we welcome all people to apply, including people from groups that are experiencing inequity, including, but not limited, to Indigenous Peoples, racialized or persons of colour, persons with mental or physical disabilities, persons who identify as women, and/or persons of marginalized sexual orientations, gender identities and expressions, and persons of all faith identities, age, marital status, and parental status.
Needs a Criminal Records Check Yes

Posting Detail Information

Open Date 06/17/2022 Close Date Open Until Filled Yes Special Instructions to Applicant
Interested applicants must submit their application and all required documents online. Please ensure your resume clearly explains how you meet the required knowledge, skills and abilities of the position for which you are applying.
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