TSBDC Careers

The Tennessee Small Business Development Center is a member of America’s Small Business Development Center (ASBDC) network. A partner program of the U.S. Small Business Administration, SBDCs are hosted by universities, colleges, state economic development agencies and private sector organizations.

With a mission of helping people start and grow small businesses, ASBDC offers a wealth of resources, from cyber protection to COVID-19 help to Google training and much more. Click the link at right to explore all that ASBDC has to offer.


Our team needs YOU. Join us.

The TSBDC has the following open positions. For more information about each position, the host institution, and how to apply, please follow the links provided with each posting. Staff members of the TSBDC cannot accept resumes for open positions; you must apply directly through the host institution.


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Hear from us what is like to work at the TSBDC.

“It is rewarding to watch our clients turn their dreams into a business reality.”

Landy Fuqua

Director, TSBDC at UT Martin Reed Center

“The work environment is incredible. I have full autonomy in my role, but also have a fantastic support system from my host institution and the TSBDC lead center.”

Charles Alexander

Director, TSBDC at Vol State

One of the most rewarding experiences of my career has been helping someone start their own business and watching them become a success.”

Jodi Pitts

Small Business Specialist, TSBDC at UCDD

“Our work at the TSBDC allows us to be part of our local community, support small businesses, and make a genuine difference to the local economy.”

Madison McCann

Office Manager, Chattanooga TSBDC

“We do this job because we believe in building the small business economy of Tennessee, the work we do contributes to economic growth and brings forth an opportunity to bring jobs to our friends and neighbors in our communities.”

Stacey Tadlock

Digital Design and Communications Manager, Lead Center

“At the TSBDC, what we do is more than a job. We are in the business of helping people achieve their lifelong dreams, supporting families through job creation, and supporting communities by improving tax revenue and supporting new and growing businesses. We are the people who make sure your favorite, most loved local businesses stay in your communities for years to come through growth, succession, or acquisition.  Being a part of this type of work is a key component of our culture—our role as the TSBDC Lead Center is to support our staff across Tennessee in fulfilling this mission. Joining the TSBDC network exposes you to a vast and diverse set of clients with a unique team across the state to support your goals and the goals of the businesses you support. With the TSBDC, every client is a new adventure and every day is an opportunity to give back to your community!”

Kayla Miller

Associate State Director, Lead Center