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Director - St. Louis Office

Company: Womens Business Development Center
Location: Saint Louis
Posted on: June 25, 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 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 Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Western Wisconsin. The Director drives the WBDC's strategic plans and initiatives in the region 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
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 and maintain supplier diversity corporate and government partners for assigned territory
Identify opportunities working with the WBDC's Development team in raising programming funds
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
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 performing site visits for Women's Business Enterprise (WBE) Certification applications as assigned
Enhance value of WBE certification to women business owners and corporate and government partners by helping make connections and providing technical assistance


Oversight 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
Serve as lead in St. Louis office, including 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
Must be available for occasional evening and weekend work; overnight travel 5-10% of time
Valid driver's license required
Excellent communication skills
Fluency with Microsoft Office Suite and office technology

WE OFFER YOU: A competitive total benefits package and tremendous potential with a mission-focused organization. Benefits include 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. Salary range is $70,000 - $80,000.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 36 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 Northern Illinois and, also certifies women-owned businesses, facilitates procurement opportunities, and offers capacity building programs 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.PI182852681

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

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