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International Trade Specialist*

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Posting Details

Posting Detail Information

Job Title International Trade Specialist*
Posting Number S00641
Position Title International Trade Specialist*
Department Small Business Development and Int'l Trade Center
Position Type Staff
Job Summary

The International Trade Specialist, under the supervision of the Director, IL Small Business Development and International Trade Center, is responsible for the day to day management of all activities related to the success of the International Trade Center. The International Trade Specialist plans, develops and markets international trade opportunities to Lake
County Business leaders. As an international trade subject matter expert, must meet with and advise business leaders and CEO’s on all aspects of global trade to grow their business. Develop and grow relationships and partnerships through in depth community outreach. Research and develop strategies in conjunction with clients to expand into the global market. Identify, create and implement global forums and workshops. Manage and achieve goals set by the grant and monitor the budget of the International Trade Center programs.

Required Qualification

1. B.A. or B.S. in Business Administration, International Business, or related field.
2. Minimum of two (2) years relevant experience in international trade business development with a business or economic development organization.
3. Extensive knowledge of and experience in international trade related activities.
4. Excellent ability to communicate, collaborate, and negotiate with high level business leaders and stakeholders.
5. Experience in monitoring budgets and reports.
6. Ability to conduct research, consult, and teach. Includes speaking to large groups.
7. Superb verbal and written communication skills
8. Solid computer skills including word processing, PowerPoint, spreadsheet and internet research.
9. Own transportation with valid driver’s license.

Desired Qualifications

1. Certified Global Business Professional (CGBP)
2. Masters in International Business
3. Knowledge of export compliance
4. International research experience
5. Bi-lingual

Posting Date 08/07/2017
Closing Date
Expected Start Date
Special Instructions Summary

*This is a grant funded position; continued employment in this position is based on external funding sources.

This position will remain open until filled.

Pay Rate $22.38 per hour ($46,557 annually)
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time
Location Grayslake
Total Hours per week 40
Work Schedule

Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

EEO Statement

The College of Lake County is an equal opportunity employer and has a strong commitment to diversity. In that spirit, it seeks a broad spectrum of candidates including minorities, women and people with disabilities. EOE/AA/M/F/D/V

Posting Specific Questions - supplemental questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have a Bachelor’s degree or higher in Business Administration, International Business, or related field?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Do you have a minimum of two (2) years relevant experience in international trade business development with a business or economic development organization?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Do you have strong knowledge of and experience in international trade related activities?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * Do you have excellent ability to communicate, collaborate, and negotiate with high level business leaders and stakeholders?
    • Yes
    • No
  5. * Do you have experience in managing budgets and reporting?
    • Yes
    • No
  6. * Do you have the ability to conduct research, consult, and teach?
    • Yes
    • No
  7. * Do you have solid computer skills including word processing, spreadsheet and internet research?
    • Yes
    • No
  8. * Do you have your own transportation with a valid driver's license?
    • Yes
    • No
  9. * Are you a certified Global Business Professional (CGBP)?
    • Yes
    • No
  10. * Do you have a Master's degree or higher in International Business?
    • Yes
    • No
  11. * Do you have knowledge of export compliance?
    • Yes
    • No
  12. * Do you have international research experience?
    • Yes
    • No
  13. * Are you bi-lingual?
    • Yes
    • No

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Unofficial Transcript 1
Optional Documents
  1. Unofficial Transcript 2