Salary: $90,000 – $100,000 (Annual)
As an essential component of his plan to tackle income inequality across the city, Mayor de Blasio created the Mayor’s Office for Minority and Women-owned Business Enterprises (M/WBE) to address the disparity between City contracts awarded to certain ethnic and gender groups and their overall representation in City contracting. The Office is responsible for oversight, policy, interagency coordination and accountability of the City’s M/WBE Program. It will serve as a one-stop-shop for M/WBEs interested in doing business with the city and its agencies.
Directly reporting to the Senior Advisor/Director of Mayor Office for M/WBE, the M/WBE Deputy Director of Programs will play a key role in developing and guiding work related to the de Blasio Administration’s M/WBE initiative. The Deputy Director of Programs will be the lead program manager overseeing agency implementation, monitoring and reporting on major M/WBE project initiatives across the administration. The Deputy Director of Programs will also provide leadership and guidance on M/WBE cross-agency collaboration.
Duties include, but are not limited to:
• Assist in the City’s economic recovery efforts as it relates to the COVID-19 pandemic
• Identify M/WBE businesses for emergency contract opportunities
• Develop strategies to help reposition M/WBE businesses in order to meet post COVID-19 demands
• Identify new markets that M/WBEs can be a part of in order take advantage of business opportunities
• Identify business partners to help address new needs and provide targeted support to M/WBEs
• Monitor emergency spend data to identify Buyer needs
• Identify capacity challenges that limit M/WBE availability
• Create new policies that enable M/WBEs to get access to contract opportunities
• Identify antiquated citywide policies that serve as deterrence to M/WBEs and coordinate with legislative partners to remove barriers of inclusion
• Support efforts to engage community stakeholders
• Share information with internal and external partners to provide various levels of support
• Work closely with the Sr./Director of Mayor Office for M/WBE to develop overall strategic plan, policy and implementation strategies and programs for M/WBE and applicable diversity and inclusion programs;
• Lead major initiatives and efforts across the administration to reduce barriers to entry and increase utilization;
• Assist in the establishing a strategic business development plan for M/WBEs’ entry into underrepresented industries;
• Support programs designed to facilitate access to capital, contracts and new markets for City-certified M/WBEs;
• Work directly with constituents around issues and concerns related to certification, contracts, payments, etc.;
• Engage directly with non-MWBE prime vendors on identifying strategies and tactics to support meeting agreed upon goals as per contract;
• Assist in the creation and implementation of systems and processes for obtaining, reviewing and compiling data related to M/WBE requirements, programs and records;
• Review and assess agency M/WBE utilization plans, programs, strategies and other required M/WBE documentation and reports;
• Engage and manage contracted resources to ensure completion of scopes of services and additional needs as defined;
• Actively identify large capacity M/WBEs intra and inter-City to engage with NYC Department of Small Business Services (DSBS) and City agencies;
• Develop proposals and budget plans to support new programs;
• Serve as liaison between the Mayor’s Office for Contract Services (MOCS) & the NYC Department of Small Business Services (DSBS) for review and approval of contractor M/WBE utilization plans, waiver requests and other required M/WBE matters, documentation and reports;
• Collaborate with MOCS & DSBS to increase utilization of certified M/WBE’s in accordance with the Office of M/WBE goals;
• Increase outreach and build relationships with the business community;
• Coordinate with oversight agencies (DSBS and MOCS) and other agencies as necessary for the identification of steps to increase participation with M/WBEs, implementation of goals as defined by Executive Orders and Local Law, and application of accountability, compliance and enforcement measures;
• Assist in arranging M/WBE outreach conferences and participate in other regional conferences.
• Maintain a regional vendor list of certified M/WBE firms;
• Maintain monthly and quarterly statistical data on M/WBE utilization and work with the MOCS & SBS to address reporting problems;
• Oversee the accurate entering and collection of M/WBE reporting data;
• Consult with M/WBE organization and businesses, community leaders, and SBS staff to identify barriers inhibiting M/WBE’s from competing for contracts;
• Provide technical assistance and advice to M/WBE’s about access to opportunities, bonding, financing, estimating, and other technical matters;
• Other related responsibilities as assigned
Minimum Qual Requirements
GroupBox11. Graduation from an accredited college with a baccalaureate degree; or
2. Graduation from an accredited community college plus two years of experience with administrative, analytic, coordinative, supervisory or liaison responsibilities; or
3. A four year high school diploma or its educational equivalent plus four years of experience as described in “2” above; or
4. A satisfactory equivalent combination of education and experience
GroupBox1• Bachelor’s degree in Political Science, Public or Business Administration, Public Affairs and Policy,
• Economics, the Social Sciences, or a related field;
• Master’s Degree in a related field is a plus;
• Several years of experience performing program management, program design and program evaluation;
• Experience reviewing regulatory documents and performing assessments of project standards;
• Familiarity with state and/or federal laws and regulations regarding M/WBE requirements is a plus;
• Ability to work calmly and proficiently under pressure and to adhere to strict deadlines;
• Must have a keen sense of discretion and ability to maintain confidentiality when necessary;
• Ability to communicate, negotiate, and advise on matters that are highly complex and sensitive in nature;
• Ability to communicate effectively with relevant stakeholders and partners.
GroupBox1Mayor’s Office of Contract Services is an equal opportunity employer.
Special accommodations provided to applicants with disabilities. To request an accommodation, please contact MOCS Disability Service Facilitator at firstname.lastname@example.org or 646-872-0231.
Mayor’s Office of Contract Services recognizes the unique skills and strengths gained through military service. Veterans and service members of the U.S. Armed Forces are strongly encouraged to apply.
STUDENT LOAN FORGIVENESS PROGRAM
The U.S. Department of Education provides student loan forgiveness through the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program (PSLFP) to qualifying public service employees. As an employee of the City of New York, you may be eligible for loan forgiveness should you meet the program’s eligibility requirements. For additional information on the PSLFP, please visit https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/repay-loans/forgiveness-cancellation/public-service.
GroupBox1External Applicants, please go to www.nyc.gov/jobs and search for Job ID#: 443301.
Current City Employees, please go to www.nyc.gov/ess and search for Job ID#: 443301.
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GroupBox1New York City residency is generally required within 90 days of appointment. However, City Employees in certain titles who have worked for the City for 2 continuous years may also be eligible to reside in Nassau, Suffolk, Putnam, Westchester, Rockland, or Orange County. To determine if the residency requirement applies to you, please discuss with the agency representative at the time of interview.
This title must comply with Executive Order 131, which mandates residency within New York City (five boroughs)