Program Coordinator SBDC


POSITION:                 Center Coordinator (This is not a state position)

SCHEDULE:               Non-Exempt

SUPERVISED BY:       San Mateo SBDC Center Director LOCATION: San Mateo, CA

HOURS:                      Full Time

Salary:                         $60,000-70,000 based on experience and qualifications



The San Mateo SBDC is housed at Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center. Renaissance transforms lives and communities through entrepreneurship. Our mission is to empower and increase the entrepreneurial capacities of socially and economically diverse women and men and thereby strengthen our communities through the creation of sustainable new businesses, new jobs, and the promotion of financial self-sufficiency.

The Project Coordinator position is a newly created, full-time, exempt, 12-month position. The job offers a competitive benefits package including group health, dental, and vision. The schedule for this position is 35 hours per week, Monday through Friday, with varied schedules/occasional weekend and evening hours.

The Project Coordinator will be responsible for a variety of tasks and projects central to the sound operation of the Center. Reporting to the SBDC Director, this position will have a primary role in ensuring the SBDC operates according to plan. This position will work closely with the SBDC Director on aspects of management and reporting, special project deployment, event and meeting planning, oversight and development of policies and procedures, etc. The ideal candidate should be self-motivated, resourceful, have strong interpersonal and communication skills, and should be well versed in professional/technical writing and multi-tasking.

Funding for the San Mateo SBDC programs comes from the federal Small Business Administration (SBA). Humboldt State University has hosted the SBDC program since January 2006. While the continuation of this position is foreseen for years to come, all San Mateo SBDC positions are contingent on continued federal and state funding. This is not a state or federal position.

Note: During the current coronavirus pandemic, Renaissance is adhering to health and safety social distance protocols; all staff is currently working from home. As protocols are adjusted and the pandemic evolves, this position will be primarily based in San Mateo, California with frequent on-site visits to client business and partner locations.



In partnership with Director, develop and maintain cooperative working relationships and partnerships with other staff and contractors within the region.

  • Assist with marketing of SBDC services to prospective clients in person, and via online platforms.
  • Process travel claims and payment requests
  • Assist with quarterly and annual programmatic/fiscal reporting and billing processes
  • Assist with preparation of grant proposals
  • Reconcile event records in the database tracking system
  • Work with Program Director to monitor outcomes of the SBDC Program
  • Support with audits and maintenance of client files
  • Assist Directors and other staff as assigned



Candidates who do not meet at least the requirements below may not be considered without special explanation:

  • Computer skills required including proficiency in Google Suite, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, webinar software, and cloud computing
  • Ability to conduct online research, manage a database, and learn new software applications
  • Willing to travel for events within Northern California
  • Read, comprehend and interpret written materials of moderate to complex difficulty
  • Ability to learn new, complex topics easily
  • Excellent writing and verbal communication skills
  • Detail-orientated with excellent organizational and multi-tasking abilities
  • AA or Bachelor’s Degree preferred from an accredited university or the equivalent in 4 years or more of sufficient and progressively responsible office coordination and customer service experience



Preference will be given to candidates who demonstrate two or more of the following in addition to the minimum qualifications above:

  • BA/BS in Business Administration, Contract Management, a related discipline, or equivalent experience
  • Proficient in written and verbal communication in English and Spanish.
  • Previous experience or strong interest in managing social media marketing
  • Previous experience working with federal and/or state grant
  • Previous experience administrative support experience
  • Previous experience with PeopleSoft, or another institutional accounting system
  • Previous experience with the Small Business Development Center Programs


Salary and Benefits:

Competitive salary range of $60-70K based on experience and qualifications. Generous benefits package includes medical, dental, vision, 401K, paid time-off, holidays, and a wonderful team of colleagues and clients.


Application Process: 

  • Please send a cover letter and resume to:
    • attn: Nora Razon, San Mateo SBDC Director
    • Please note “SBDC Center Coordinator” as the subject line of your email.
  •  No telephone calls or personal inquiries, please.


Application Deadline: April, 8th 2022 (position open until filled; applications reviewed on a rolling basis)


Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center believes in the dignity and rights of all persons. We are an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusiveness with respect to age, AIDS/HIV status, ancestry, color, creed, disability, domestic partner status, ethnicity, gender identity, marital status, medical condition, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status, and physical abilities.


Renaissance ( is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit social impact organization. We have been building better communities for 36 years by helping lower-income women and men start and grow their own businesses, transforming the lives of their owners, and creating sustainable jobs, economic vitality, and vibrant neighborhoods. Renaissance operates four program centers and multiple off-site programs throughout the San Francisco Bay Area.