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ORGANIZATION: The National Institute of Minority Economic Development
POSITION: Program Director

ABOUT THE NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF MINORITY ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT:

The National Institute of Minority Economic Development exists to strengthen the asset base of diverse populations through policy, education, and economic opportunities. We do this by helping diverse small businesses, HBCUs, and nonprofit organizations to grow, thrive, create jobs, become sustainable, and be valued partners within their local communities. Our vision is economic prosperity for diverse populations and an environment in which race, gender, and geography are no longer a barrier to economic opportunity and prosperity. Our core values are trust, excellence, innovation, and collaboration. We believe that all people should have equal opportunity to participate in and contribute to our economy and civic life.

ABOUT THE WOMEN'S BUSINESS CENTER OF CHARLOTTE:

The Institute's Women’s Business Center of Charlotte (WBCC) helps women-owned businesses start and grow.

We empower women by offering tools and support to establish businesses, stabilize their companies, generate sustainable profits, strategize for future growth and contribute to the growth and economic development of the community.

Our small business experts offer:

  • Customized, one-on-one business counseling.
  • Seminars and classes focused on key business topics, such as marketing, finance, certification and small business resources.
  • Review and feedback on written business plans.
  • Loan package preparation assistance and lender referrals.
  • Certification assistance and review.
  • Networking opportunities to find mutual support, access to resources and business referrals.
ABOUT THIS ROLE:
 
The Program Director provides overall programmatic support in the general operations of the Women’s Business Center of Charlotte. The Director will work with the Executive Director to manage the planning, scheduling, promotion and coordination of workshops, training sessions and facilitate in conducting such sessions. Other responsibilities include assistance in the preparing of organizational reports, publications, and other materials, as well as in scheduling meetings and arranging travel, respond to customer inquiries, organize, and manage filing system, update client data in client Database Management System. The Program Director will directly supervise the Program Manager and will receive support from the Program Manager.
 

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Women’s Business Center of Charlotte (WBCC) is funded in part through a cooperative
    agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), grant from City of Charlotte, and
    support from host organization, The Institute.
  • WBCC advances, builds, and develops small business owners, (Women, Men, Minorities and
    Veterans) in Charlotte service area of 12 counties: (Anson, Alexander, Cabarrus, Catawba,
    Cleveland, Gaston, Iredell, Lincoln, Mecklenburg, Rowan, Stanly, Union)
  • Fosters partnerships, affiliations, and alliances with local organizations and other resource
    partners
  • Offers over 50 technical training sessions on various business development topics (Finance,
    Financial Management, Business Law, Technology, Business Resources, Certifications,
    Organizational Development) to support women, minority and veteran owned businesses, in
    traditional and non-traditional industry business ownerships.
  • Educates and empowers client base by offering business education, tools, resources, and
    opportunities needed to establish, stabilize, and generate profits for the economic growth in
    the area.

IN THIS ROLE, YOU WILL:

  • Initiate and set goals for programs according to the strategic objectives of the organization.
  • Work closely with Executive Director to devise evaluation strategies to monitor performance
    and determine the need for improvement.
  • Manage, plan and coordinate, programs from start to completion involving deadlines,
    milestones, and processes for training/workshop/conferences across the WBCC’s Footprint.
  • Oversee and/or facilitate workshops on diverse topics on entrepreneurship and business
    development.
  • Provide one-on-one consultation with clients seeking guidance in entrepreneurship.
  • Maintain and compile detailed records of all programming including seminars, workshops,
    conference, client records and economic impact in organization database management systems.
  • Foster and develop relations with business resource partners across the state.
  • Along with the Program Manager, assist walk-ins and respond to phone calls to follow WBC/SBA
    intake process. Provide referrals and resources to assist small business owners.
  • Assist Executive Director with grant writing process including renewals, reporting and data
    compilation.
  • With the support of the Program Manager, maintain the marketing strategy by creating
    marketing materials for events, flyers, and brochures to enhance organization’s website presence
    by promoting WBCC’s seminars and services/trainings through social media, email marketing
    campaigns, posting on partner websites, and word of mouth.
  • Along with the Program Manager, manage the organization’s social media accounts, including
    Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn.
    Other duties may be assigned based on the needs of the company in any department.

Other duties may be assigned based on the needs of the company in any department, as needed.

WE'D LOVE TO HEAR FROM YOU IF:

  • You are a motivated self-starter with the ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously
    both individually as well as in cross-functional environments, and a team player.
  • You like to work in a challenging and dynamic environment that can change and improve the
    lives of underserved business communities.
  • The qualified candidate must be able to successfully operate or possess the following skills,
    including but not limited to: Telephone System, Computer Skills, Internet Skills Social Media
    Savvy, Calculator, Copy Machine/Printer, MS Office Suite, Microsoft 365, Adobe Pro DC, Cloud
    Applications, Mathematic/Statistical Data, Basic Reading, Type 40wpm, Customer service,
    Marketing, Software Database Management System.
  • As Program Director—skill sets include IT database management along with professional
    experience in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint Microsoft applications. Working knowledge of office
    equipment and information technology systems.
  • Strong working knowledge of business and entrepreneurship; budget and financial statements.\
  • Strong working knowledge of curriculum development.
  • Proficiency with social media platforms and management.
  • Demonstrated leadership managing multiple teams in a demanding environment.
  • Is a leader, motivator, innovator that leads by example, supports growth agenda with a strong
    public persona, and industry presence.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Project management - accountable for managing projects as defined by funders and other key
    partners.
  • Familiar and engaged with the broader Charlotte community of business, non-profit, education,
    and entrepreneurial community a plus. (See WBCC footprint)
  • Excellent customer service & leadership skills.
  • Operates in confidentiality and integrity.
  • Strong understanding of organizational behavior and culture.
  • Strong interpersonal and relationship skills.
  • Event planning experience.
  • Able to work independently and meet deadlines with little supervision.
  • Able to work on a flexible schedule to meet the needs of the clients and community.
  • Flexible with the ability to multi-task.
  • Self-starter with the ability to meet deadlines.
  • Exhibits a willingness to learn and develop
  • Candidate must be able to lift at least 25lb, carry material to and from training sessions.

EDUCATION:

Bachelor’s degree in business related field, with 5+ years’ experience related to the duties and responsibilities specified a plus. As Program Director—skill sets include IT database management along with professional experience in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint Microsoft applications. Having a strong working knowledge of business and entrepreneurship, budget and financial statements, excellent oral and written communication skills, strong understanding of organizational behavior and design, strong interpersonal and relationship skills, and the ability to meet deadlines are required.

YOU CAN EXPECT:

  • Starting salary: $60,000 - $65,000
  • A compassionate and supportive work environment.
  • A competitive benefits package including paid time off and sick leave, health and dental insurance, life insurance, and the option to participate in a 403b retirement plan with employer match.
  • A background check conditional for job offer. Must satisfactorily pass a national service criminal history check that includes national sex offender registry, State Police, and FBI checks.
  • The Women's Business Center of Charlotte is an equal opportunity employer.

HOW TO APPLY

For consideration, interested candidates must submit a cover letter and resume. Cover letters must address candidate experience and qualifications being sought. All materials should be sent to rgonzalez@theinstitutenc.org with e-mail Subject Title: Program Director. Please include your LinkedIn Profile Link as well.

ORGANIZATION: The National Institute of Minority Economic Development
POSITION: Director for Housing Equity Programs

ABOUT THE NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF MINORITY ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT:

The National Institute of Minority Economic Development exists to strengthen the asset base of diverse populations through policy, education, and economic opportunities. We do this by helping diverse small businesses, HBCUs, and nonprofit organizations to grow, thrive, create jobs, become sustainable, and be valued partners within their local communities. Our vision is economic prosperity for diverse populations and an environment in which race, gender, and geography are no longer a barrier to economic opportunity and prosperity. Our core values are trust, excellence, innovation, and collaboration. We believe that all people should have equal opportunity to participate in and contribute to our economy and civic life.

ABOUT THE RESEARCH, POLICY, AND IMPACT CENTER:

The Research, Policy, and Impact Center (RPIC) is a non-partisan research advocacy organization, technical assistance provider, and racial equity change agent. We engage minority voices and educate decision-makers for the purpose of better supporting diverse communities. The RPIC measures and tracks the state of minority and women owned businesses, serves as the center of knowledge on the status of minority and women owned business and relevant public sector policies and private sector practices, and hosts forums/symposia on key areas of interests in the economic development and net worth growth of minorities, women, and under resourced populations. At the RPIC, community engagement is our guiding principle. With a staff and board that represents the communities we serve, we are able to engage those voices from a place of trust and shared experience - setting us apart from traditional and mainstream research entities and elevating us among public and private sector funders, partners, and other agencies. The RPIC addresses the root causes of economic disparities – income, wages, general economic opportunity, community access, and funding allocations – keeping our clients and stakeholders informed of shifts in the ecosystem and opportunities to participate in corporate and public policy dialogues and decision-making.

ABOUT THIS ROLE:

As a key member of the Research, Policy, and Impact team, the Director for Housing Equity Programs is a critical role helping to shape advocacy, outreach, and state policy to benefit minority populations. The Director for Housing Equity Programs will lead projects designed to address the need to increase access to affordable, healthy, and fair housing opportunity. Special focus of this position will be to work with Community Development Corporations, municipalities, and other stakeholders to increase minority home ownership in historically disinvested neighborhoods. The Director for Housing Equity Programs is a specialist in matters of preservation of existing housing stock, redevelopment of communities, and ways to increase housing availability while balancing the needs of communities of color in reducing the impact of gentrification. The Director for Housing Equity Programs will also support staff researchers on existing applied research and policy advocacy projects on topics of housing equity.

IN THIS ROLE YOU WILL:                                                                                                                                                   

The Director for Housing Equity Programs will be instrumental in:
 
1. Leading an advisory Community of Practice (COP) comprised of minority-led Community Development Corporations (CDCs) and other Community Based Organizations (CBOs),
2. Developing and delivering a full curriculum of learning opportunities to minority construction companies and trades persons in all aspects of identifying and reclaiming vacant and underutilized properties and parcels,
3. Providing individualized and custom training and assistance to Minority Business Enterprises (MBEs) working toward creating a pipeline to homeownership for BIPOC communities.
The Director for Housing Equity Programs will oversee a .50 FTE Program Intern from a local university or college. The Intern will act as a project assistant to the Director for Housing Equity Programs. Preference will be given to students from an HBCU or Minority-Serving Institution. The Intern has been budgeted for .50 FTE on this project.
Using appropriate best practices and methodologies, the Director for Housing Equity Programs will also support Staff of RPIC in conducting equity needs assessments, studies of disparities, and housing-related program evaluations.
The Director for Housing Equity Programs will also engage in efforts aligned with the mission of the RPIC to include:
  • Contributing to proposals and/or fundraising efforts of the Vice President,
  • Developing products such as policy briefs, blogs, features, and research analyses,
  • Contributing to technical assistance materials, research papers and publications, and conference presentations,
  • Presenting to professional associations, practitioner organizations, technical working groups, funders, or policymakers, and
  • Assisting in development, planning, and execution of Annual Policy Agenda, Policy Advocacy Week, Policy-related Town Halls and Colloquium, and IMED Conferences.

Other duties may be assigned based on the needs of the company in any department, as needed.

WE'D LOVE TO HEAR FROM YOU IF:

  • You are a motivated self-starter with the ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously both individually as well as in cross-functional environments and a team player
  • You like to work in a challenging and dynamic environment that can change and improve the lives of underserved communities.
  • Possess a bachelor’s degree (graduate degree preferred) or combination of credentials and experience in business administration, public administration, facilities planning & management, real estate finance, real estate law, civil engineering, planning, or related fields.
  • Demonstrate substantive knowledge in real estate, appraisal, home inspection, single-family development, property management, construction trades, permitting, zoning, neighborhood planning, and all aspects of funding single-family redevelopment project. Knowledge of historical and current issues related to housing equity and disparity preferred.
  • Show evidence of excellent verbal, analytical, written, and interpersonal communication skills, particularly in interpreting and distilling complex information.
  • Show evidence of organizational and project management skills—demonstrated ability to independently manage multiple work streams and staff.
  • Display creativity, intellectual curiosity, and the ability to communicate and translate sophisticated concepts to a general audience.
  • Demonstrate commitment to ensuring minority populations have equal access to innovative health services.
  • Have the ability to travel as needed.

YOU CAN EXPECT:

  • Starting salary: $75,000 - $85,000 based on education and experience.
  • A compassionate and supportive work environment.
  • A competitive benefits package including paid time off and sick leave, health and dental insurance, life insurance, and the option to participate in a 403b retirement plan with employer match.
  • A background check conditional for job offer. Must satisfactorily pass a national service criminal history check that includes national sex offender registry, State Police, and FBI checks.
  • The Research, Policy and Impact Center is an equal opportunity employer.

HOW TO APPLY:

For consideration, interested candidates must submit a cover letter and resume. Cover letters must address candidate experience and qualifications being sought. All materials should be sent to sjsills@theinstitutenc.org with e-mail Subject Title: Director for Housing Equity Programs.

ORGANIZATION: The National Institute of Minority Economic Development
POSITION: Human Resource Manager

ABOUT THE NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF MINORITY ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT:

The National Institute of Minority Economic Development exists to strengthen the asset base of diverse populations through policy, education, and economic opportunities. We do this by helping diverse small businesses, HBCUs, and nonprofit organizations to grow, thrive, create jobs, become sustainable, and be valued partners within their local communities. Our vision is economic prosperity for diverse populations and an environment in which race, gender, and geography are no longer a barrier to economic opportunity and prosperity. Our core values are trust, excellence, innovation, and collaboration. We believe that all people should have equal opportunity to participate in and contribute to our economy and civic life.

ABOUT THIS ROLE:
This Human Resource (HR) Manager role is responsible for managing a variety of day-to-day HR tasks to support the daily operations of the National Institute of Minority Economic Development. The functional areas of the HR Manager are as follows: departmental development, employee relations, training and development, benefits, compensation, organizational development, and employment.
 

IN THIS ROLE, YOU WILL:

Duties include comparing HR laws to current policies and procedures, drafting templates for HR documents, and supporting leaders in the hiring and orientation process for company employees. Other duties include but are not limited to:

  • In coordination with the Executive Vice President, developing, streamlining, and communicating company policies and procedures to ensure they adhere to standards and laws including any related to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the Americans with Disabilities (ADA), the Family and Medical Leave (FMLA), Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA), the Department of Labor, Worker Compensation, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
  • Ensuring handbooks, employee files, payroll, HR operations documents, recruiting, orientation, and training and development initiatives are up to date
  • Assists to establish departmental measurements that support the accomplishment of the company’s strategic goals
  • Coordinate talent acquisition processes with hiring managers and assist with recruitment tasks as needed to include any online assessments, employment offers, I-9 compliance, orientation, and other candidate correspondence
  • Implementing an HRIS record keeping platform and transitioning current department files ensuring timely and accurate records
  • Administer payroll and benefits for employees
  • Process employee leave time and absence reports
  • Provide support to staff in various employee relations topics and resolve any issues that may arise to maintain a positive employer-employee relationship and promote employee morale
  • Assist in performance review programs to include ensuring review meetings are consistently scheduled and conducted
  • Onboarding of new hires in compliance with the organizations policies and procedures
  • Conduct exit interviews
  • Prepares and analyzes reports that are necessary to manage the overall workforce
  • Prepares periodic reports for management as necessary or requested
  • Self-starter and the ability to work independently with minimal supervision

Other duties may be assigned based on the needs of the company in any department, as needed.

KEY MEASURES OF SUCCESS:

The Human Resource Manager will be evaluated annually by the president and executive leadership team based on the personal development plan that meets or exceeds goals, and best practices these specific areas:

  • HR Innovations (technology, presentations, and systems)
  • Organizational leadership--supporting Institute’s strategic initiatives
  • Personnel projections (staffing and payroll), industry standards with regards to pay scales, positions, and required (expected) credentials
  • Operations, budgeting, and fiscal responsibility
  • Administrative performance, goals, and objectives

WE'D LOVE TO HEAR FROM YOU IF:

  • You like to work in a challenging and dynamic environment that can change and improve the lives of underserved communities.
  • You possess a four-year Bachelor’s degree, preferred in Human Resources, Business Administration, or Industrial-Organizational Psychology disciplines.
  • Five (5) years HR experience required
  • Strong self-motivation, a team player, and a quick learner
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint) and Adobe editor
  • Has comprehensive concept of HR function or HR-related work process
  • High integrity and confidentiality related to sensitive company and employee information
  • Excellent organization skills, and the ability to prioritize and problem solve in a busy, fast-paced environment

YOU CAN EXPECT:

  • Starting salary range: $85,000-$90,000 based on education and experience.
  • A compassionate and supportive work environment.
  • A competitive benefits package including paid time off and sick leave, health and dental insurance, life insurance, and the option to participate in a 403b retirement plan with employer match.
  • A background check conditional for job offer. Must satisfactorily pass a national service criminal history check that includes national sex offender registry, State Police, and FBI checks.
  • The Institute is an equal opportunity employer.

HOW TO APPLY

For consideration, interested candidates must submit a cover letter and resume. Cover letters must address candidate experience and qualifications being sought. All materials should be sent to jnghiemlee@theinstitutenc.org with e-mail Subject Title: Human Resource Manager.

ORGANIZATION: National Institute for Minority Economic Development
POSITION: Program Director

ABOUT THE NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF MINORITY ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT:

The National Institute of Minority Economic Development exists to strengthen the asset base of diverse populations through policy, education, and economic opportunities. We do this by helping diverse small businesses, HBCUs, and nonprofit organizations to grow, thrive, create jobs, become sustainable, and be valued partners within their local communities. Our vision is economic prosperity for diverse populations and an environment in which race, gender, and geography are no longer a barrier to economic opportunity and prosperity. Our core values are trust, excellence, innovation, and collaboration. We believe that all people should have equal opportunity to participate in and contribute to our economy and civic life.

ABOUT THE WOMEN'S BUSINESS CENTER GREENSBORO:

Program Highlights

  • Women’s Business Center of Greensboro is funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration and support from host organization, The Institute.
  • Advancement, building and developing women, men, minority, and veteran-owned small businesses in targeted counties.
  • Empower client base with tools, resources and opportunities needed to establish, stabilize, and generate profits and economic growth in area communities
  • Offer events/trainings that focus on women, minority and veteran owned businesses, women in construction/engineer and other non-traditional industry business ownerships

ABOUT THIS ROLE:

The Program Director provides overall programmatic support in the general operations of the Women’s Business Center of Greensboro. Specific services support in the area of planning, scheduling, promotion and coordination of workshops, training sessions and facilitate in conducting such sessions. Other responsibilities include assistance in the preparing of organizational reports, publications, and other materials, as well as in scheduling meetings and arranging travel.

IN THIS ROLE, YOU WILL:

  • Coordinate, plan schedule and promote various training/seminars/conferences within the WBC Greensboro and Tri-Ad region
  • Teach webinars on various topics on entrepreneurship and business development
  • Provide one-on-one consultation with clients seeking guidance in entrepreneurship
  • Provide referrals and resources to assist small business owners
  • Assist walk-ins and provide materials and WBC/SBA intake (Data collection) form
  • Maintain and compile detailed records of all programming including seminars, workshops, Client records and economic impact
  • Responsible for monthly, quarterly and year end reports on Center IC data system
  • Create marketing materials for Statewide and local events, flyers, and brochures
  • Market and promote upcoming seminars and services/trainings and services through social media/ email marketing campaigns and word of mouth
  • Foster and develop relations with business resource partners across the state
  • Assist Director with grant writing process including renewals, reporting and data compilation
  • Serve as liaison for maintain and updating organizations website

WE'D LOVE TO HEAR FROM YOU IF:

You have Bachelor’s Degree in business related field, with 3+ years’ experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified as a plus.  As Program Director—skill sets include IT database management along with professional experience in Word, Excel, Adobe Plus and PowerPoint Microsoft applications. Have a strong working knowledge of business and entrepreneurship, budget and financial statements, excellent oral and written communication skills, with strong interpersonal and relationship skills are required. Experience with Center Dynamics and/or i-Contact program a plus!

  • Subject Matter Expertise with Business – strategy, operations, counseling
  • Proficiency with web base training programs, customer relationship management, database management, etc., (ability to conduct/teach/facilitate program-based webinars)
  • Proficiency with Social media platforms and management
  • Professional experience with Microsoft Office Suite of Application
  • Working knowledge of office equipment and information technology systems
  • Able to work independently and meet deadlines and with little supervision
  • Event planning experience
  • Self-motivated, team player
  • Flexible and able to multi-task
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Excellent oral and written skills

YOU CAN EXPECT:

  • A compassionate and supportive work environment.
  • A competitive benefits package including paid time off and sick leave, health and dental insurance, life insurance, and the option to participate in a 403b retirement plan with employer match.
  • A background check conditional for job offer. Must satisfactorily pass a national service criminal history check that includes national sex offender registry, State Police, and FBI check. The National Institute of Minority Economic Development is an equal opportunity employer.

HOW TO APPLY

For consideration, interested candidates must submit a cover letter and resume. Cover letters must address candidate experience and qualifications being sought. All materials should be sent to lbarry@theinstitutenc.org with e-mail Subject Title: Program Director WBCG.