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Part Time Support Staff

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PART-TIME BUSINESS CONSULTANT FOR SPECIALIZED ACCELERATOR

Salary: $25.00/hour
Location: Small Business Development Center - Palumbo~Donahue School of Business
Position Status: Part-time (20-25 hours/week)
Hours: Varied hours and days
Position Number: 70-52
Open Date: January 20, 2015
FLSA Status: Non-exempt
Notes: Accepting Resumes - Careers@duq.edu

The Part-time Business Consultant for Specialized Accelerator will provide comprehensive management consulting with the New Accelerator Center's small business growth clients, who are either Hispanic or disadvantaged businesses. Perform other duties related to the Center's mission as requested.

ILLUSTRATIVE EXAMPLES OF WORK:

  1. Perform client entry assessment services with potential participants.
  2. Work with clients to establish a work plan for time spent with consultant and in the accelerator.
  3. Consult with the Accelerator business start up and growth clients at the SBDC offices and at clients' businesses when necessary. Maintain client files as prescribed by the SBA using the personal computer as a consulting tool.
  4. Perform specialized consulting work for small businesses as specified under Center's accelerator contracts with government agencies, chambers of commerce and economic development agencies.
  5. Speak at the accelerator's training seminars, when requested.
  6. Participate in functions that promote Center publicity (i.e. trade shows, meetings speaking engagements).
  7. Attend professional development programs to update and enhance skills.
  8. Travel out-of-town 1-3 times per year for meetings and conferences if requested by Center.

REQUIREMENTS OF WORK:
The successful candidate will possess a Bachelor's degree, MBA preferred, in Business Management, a valid PA Driver License,and bi-lingual in Spanish and English is required and/or equivalent work experience which provides the knowledge, skills and abilities required to perform the essential job functions. Essential abilities include: Consulting experience or practical experience owning or working in a small business/industry; previous ownership preferred; excellent written and oral communication skills, analytical and problem-solving abilities, and ability to prepare and critique detailed reports and business plans; proficiency with personal computers, specifically with Windows software, spreadsheets, word processing, database, website development and social media; experience with market research, including compilation and analysis of demographic data; ability to produce and analyze financial statements and cash flow projections; and use of an automobile.  Applicants must also be willing to contribute actively to the University Mission and to respect the Spiritan Catholic identity of Duquesne University. The Mission is implemented through a commitment to academic excellence, a spirit of service, moral and spiritual values, sensitivity to world concerns, and an ecumenical campus community.


PART-TIME ELECTRONIC THESIS AND DISSERTATION COORDINATOR

Salary: $16.28/hour
Location: Gumberg Library
Position Status: Part-time (20 hours/week)
Hours: Varied hours and days
Position Number: 68-08
Open Date: January 6, 2015
FLSA Status: Non-exempt
Notes: Accepting Resumes - Careers@duq.edu

NATURE OF WORK:
Reporting to the Director of Information Services, the Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Coordinator's primary responsibility is to provide specialized services to graduate students including managing the ETD approvals, files, and Web pages, providing training on the preparation of ETDs, and personalized instruction supporting related research needs for graduate students on campus and distance learners.


ILLUSTRATIVE EXAMPLES OF WORK:

1. Reviews submitted ETD files and reports errors to the student.
2. Uploads ETDs and related metadata to the Library's digital repository using CONTENTdm.
3. Oversees and quality checks electronic submissions of ETDs to ProQuest for publication.
4. Initiates and maintains electronic and in-person communication with students, faculty, school personnel, and vendors.
5. Conducts individual or group instruction sessions for graduate students and faculty on how to submit files, convert files to PDF, and advanced word processing.
6. Updates and maintains information on Gumberg Library's website using CampusGuides.
7. Creates publications to promote ETDs and explain requirements.
8. Works with Systems Librarian to ensure proper functioning of the repository.
9. Maintains submission and access records, compiles statistics and prepares reports using Microsoft Access database.
10. Ensures long-term security of ETDs by monitoring access to electronic and physical files; monitors appropriate release of ETDs and facilitates extensions as needed.
11. Assists in the preparation of the library's annual report documents, compiling and formatting Library's scholarship report (APA citations).
12. Staffs Reference Desk as needed.
13. Performs related duties as assigned.
14. Serves on university committees/task forces as appropriate.

REQUIREMENTS OF WORK:
The successful candidate will possess the M.L.S. or M.L.I.S. degree from an American Library Association accredited institution as well as: excellent oral and written communication skills; advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office, especially Microsoft Word and Access, and converting files to PDF; ability to use a content management system to create and maintain web pages; effective instructional skills including the ability to develop instructional materials, and present instruction to students and faculty.

Applicants must also be willing to contribute actively to the University Mission and to respect the Spiritan Catholic identity of Duquesne University. The Mission is implemented through a commitment to academic excellence, a spirit of service, moral and spiritual values, sensitivity to world concerns, and an ecumenical campus community.


Duquesne University was founded in 1878 by its sponsoring religious community, the Congregation of the Holy Spirit. Duquesne University is Catholic in mission and ecumenical in spirit. Motivated by its Catholic identity, Duquesne values equality of opportunity both as an educational institution and as an employer.