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Regional Director - St. Louis Office

Company: Womens Business Development Center
Location: Saint Louis
Posted on: May 15, 2022

Job Description:

EOE STATEMENT: The Women's Business Development Center is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.Further WBDC information is available at www.WBDC.org.DescriptionThe Regional Director of the Women's Business Development Center in the St. Louis Office maintains the standards of the Women Business Development Center (WBDC)'s mission and values in a satellite office serving both the St. Louis/Missouri area as well as the WBDC's nine-state region as a whole. The Regional Director drives the WBDC's strategic plans and initiatives through events, programmatic planning, and WBE certification.REPORTS TO: Managing Director of Established Business ServicesPRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Capacity Building and Procurement Programming:
    • Design and execute procurement and capacity-building programs for certified Women's Business Enterprises (WBEs) and Corporate Partners in conjunction with the WBDC's Director of Established Business Programs, Regional Director (Twin Cities), the WBDC Ambassador & Advisory Committee and Corporate Partners
    • Collaborate with aligned local partner organizations to develop, leverage and execute capacity building programs for existing and prospective WBEs
    • Participate in and speak as part of panels for business and corporate events and serve as industry expert on WBE certification
    • Attend major events and workshops in the WBDC - Midwest's other markets to share best practices, encourage collaboration, and leverage effective programs offered in other markets
    • Corporate and Government Development:
      • Recruit supplier diversity corporate and government partners for St. Louis Metro/Missouri territory.
      • Maintain relationships with WBDC corporate and government partners for St. Louis Metro/Missouri territory
      • Identify opportunities and support WBDC's Development team in raising program funding
      • Consult and support corporate and government partners with WBE Certification and supplier diversity initiatives and programs
      • Identify and develop opportunities with government entities in assigned region to allow WBEs easier access to government contracts including recognition of WBENC certification
      • Serve as staff to the WBDC's Ambassador & Advisory Committee for St. Louis Office
      • Foster and maintain local strategic partnerships by participating in relevant local networking events and staying connected to business and opinion leaders, economic development and women's organizations, and the media.
      • WBE Certification
        • Implement standards and procedures of Women's Business Enterprise National Council by managing and providing oversight of Women's Business Enterprise (WBE) Certification application processing
        • Perform site visits (in St. Louis Metro/Southern Illinois/Missouri territory in person, and throughout the full region if virtual - due to covid currently all visits are done virtually)
        • Enhance value of WBE certification to women business owners and corporate and government partners
        • Oversight and Management Responsibilities
          • Maintain and enhance WBDC - Midwest's brand in region as part of organization-wide strategy
          • Cultivate and maintain mutually beneficial relationships with aligned non-profit organizations in assigned territory
          • In conjunction with Managing Director, oversee the work of the Certification Specialist based in St. Louis including performing performance review
          • Provide revenue and expense oversight for St. Louis Office REQUIRED SKILLS & QUALIFICATIONS:
            • Bachelor's Degree required
            • 5-7 years of progressive work experience
            • Interest in women's entrepreneurship and economic development
            • Strong knowledge of corporate and government procurement activities for assigned territory
            • Must be available for occasional evening and weekend work; overnight travel 5-10% of time
            • Valid driver's license required
            • Excellent written, verbal communication and listening skills
            • Fluency with Microsoft Office Suite and office technologyWE OFFER YOU: A competitive total benefits package and tremendous potential with a growing mission-focused organization. Benefits include a flexible work schedule, health insurance, dental insurance, vision insurance, short term and long term disability insurance, long term care, life insurance, and 401(k) retirement plan with matching benefits.ABOUT THE WBDC: The Women's Business Development Center (WBDC) is a nationally recognized 501(c)3 economic development organization headquartered in Chicago with over 34 years of successful experience assisting women establish and grow sustainable businesses that create jobs and fuel economic growth. The organization delivers business development programs and services throughout the Greater Chicagoland area and, also certifies women-owned businesses and offers procurement services in a nine-state Midwest region with offices in Chicago, the Twin Cities, Milwaukee, Kansas City, and St. Louis.To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume by e-mail to: To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume by e-mail to: Eva Pawlik Human Resources Generalist Women's Business Development Center 8 S. Michigan Ave., 4th Floor, Chicago, IL 60603 E-mail: epawlik@wbdc.orgPosition available immediately. The Women's Business Development Center is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer. Further information on the WBDC is available at www.WBDC.org.POSITION REQUIREMENTS: FULL-TIME/PART-TIME: Full-TimeBENEFIT PACKAGE: SALARY RANGE: HIRING MANAGER(S): LOCATION: MO, St LouisABOUT THE ORGANIZATION: The Women's Business Development Center (WBDC) is a nationally recognized 501(c)(3) business growth center and economic development organization with 35 years of experience helping women and other diverse entrepreneurs establish and grow sustainable businesses that create jobs and fuel economic growth. The WBDC delivers programs and services throughout the greater Chicago area and certifies women owned businesses and offers procurement services in a nine state Midwest region.PI174622997

Keywords: Womens Business Development Center, St. Louis , Regional Director - St. Louis Office, Executive , Saint Louis, Missouri

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