HIRING: Small Business Program Manager at The Water Council – Apply by Nov. 13

Nametags_HorizontalCropThe Water Council is seeking qualified applicants for a NEW full-time Small Business Program Manager position.

The SMALL BUSINESS PROGRAM MANAGER is responsible for the implementation, development and oversight of The Water Council’s U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Regional Innovation Cluster contract. Under this new contract, The Water Council will create a Center of Excellence (CoE) for Freshwater Innovation & Small Business Development to promote the growth and development of small businesses operating in the water technology sector in the Great Lakes and Midwest regions. The CoE will provide business training, counseling, matchmaking and numerous other services and programming for small water technology businesses. Following the first year, the program is expected to expand nationally.

Reporting to the President & CEO, the Small Business Program Manager will implement the contract and manage all aspects of the CoE’s services and programming, which will have high visibility. This position will work in collaboration with the executive team at The Water Council and work closely with designated subcontractors, partners and small businesses to fulfill the SBA contract.

CLICK HERE for the complete position description.

Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in business, marketing or liberal arts with 3-5 years of experience. Minimum of 3 years working with small businesses; Minimum of 2 years in developing or managing projects with multiple contractors; Minimum of 3 years working with state and federal agencies. The ideal candidate will have a Masters of Business Administration (MBA); Five years of experience working with small businesses and state/federal agencies; Understanding of water technology industry and small business development.

Applicants should submit cover letter and resume to office@thewatercouncil.com by Thursday, November 13. Please include the position title in the subject line of the email.


About The Water Council

The Water Council, the only organization of its kind in the United States, was established in 2009 by Milwaukee-area businesses, education and government leaders. With more than 150 water technology companies in the Milwaukee area, the region’s water industry is a $10.5 billion dollar market and accounts for four percent of the world’s total water business. The non-profit organization is linking together global water technology companies, innovative water entrepreneurs, acclaimed academic research programs and, most importantly, some of the nation’s brightest and most energetic professionals. The Water Council is capturing the attention of the world and transforming the Milwaukee region into a World Water Hub for freshwater research, economic development and education. The Water Council is located in the Global Water Center at 247 W. Freshwater Way, Suite 500, Milwaukee, WI 53204.
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