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NMSDC Chief Growth Officer

Interested candidates should submit their resumes to jobs@nmsdc.org​

Position Summary:

The Chief Growth Officer is responsible for providing strategic fundraising efforts to ensure the financial stability and growth of the organization.

To be considered for this role, candidates must believe in NMSDC’s mission, by remaining extremely motivated in advancing it further and be highly creative in scaling our organization’s influence and impact.

Job Location: Remote
Employment Status: 1 year consultant, renewable
Travel Requirements: Moderate travel for company business and events; 15-25%

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • The Chief Growth Officer will report to the Chief Executive Officer and President
  • As a vital member of the NMSDC national office executive leadership team, the Chief Growth Officer serves as a key thought partner and collaborator to senior leadership and the Board and drive strategy and initiatives, drastically expanding NMSDC universe of donors and widening the aperture for organizational impact
  • Serve as principal fundraising strategist and provides the leadership, strategy and management of significant growth in contributed revenue
  • Develop and implement short term and long-term fund-raising goals and fund development plans that align with the overall strategic plan for organizational revenue growth.
  • Cultivate and solicit seven- figure and eight-figure recurring gifts. Create opportunities to build a “home” for supporters and donors, ensuring long-term engagement and giving.
  • Significantly expand the size of the major donor pool and its diversity
  • Partner with the marcom team to develop and evolve the overall messaging and PR activities to influence public and donor opinion and attitudes
  • Partner with program and events team to create compelling fundraising programs, boost fundraising efforts and celebrate contributions of significant donors.

Qualifications:

  • Fundraising Expertise: 10+ years of experience and relationships with individual and institutional donor constituencies, and a strong track record as a proven fundraiser, including: personally, cultivating and successfully soliciting principal gifts; using data to drive strategy and decisions; and developing the case for support across a broad universe of donors. History leading a successful, comprehensive development function that includes a range of fundraising disciplines, while also personally maintaining a portfolio of donors.
  • Executive Leadership Experience: Experience driving development strategy and execution in a C-Suite role, in a high integrity, inclusive way. Proven ability to understand the operating environment, and engage with stakeholders, internal and external, to define and achieve impact. History of strong partnership with a CEO, board, and other executive leaders to strategically advance the fundraising successes and impact of an organization.
  • Development Team Leadership Experience: Phenomenal organizational leader and people manager with a track record of leading teams around a vision and through organizational change. Proven ability to structure, staff, and lead a cohesive, goal-oriented, and successful development team that includes a full and comprehensive complement of fundraising teams, including individual giving, institutional giving, direct response, events, development operations, and planned giving.
  • Relationship Building & Collaboration: Ability to listen deeply, cultivate connections, break down silos, foster collaboration, and build a culture of trust across the organization, and with external stakeholders and donors. History of building lasting relationships at all levels of an organization. Ability to establish credibility and trust with diverse constituencies.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills. Ability to articulate a compelling vision and value proposition
  • Marketing and financial management knowledge. They must understand organizational behavior, governance
  • Proven track record of managing and implementing fund and charitable contribution development programs
  • Knowledge and familiarity with using CRM system
  • Act with sense of urgency and accountability in a fast-paced environment.
  • Passionate about minority business development and racial wealth gap closure
  • A bachelor’s degree required; a master’s degree or Ph.D. preferred.

 

 

NMSDC Chief Development Officer

We are looking for a meticulous and detail-oriented Senior Director of Member Success to be responsible for directing our business development efforts to drive member recruitment and fundraising.

NMSDC Vice President, Entrepreneur in Residence

In 2022, as we celebrate our 50th anniversary, we are taking game changing actions to tackle an audacious goal of growing NMSDC certified MBE revenue from ~$300 billion to $1 Trillion in the coming years.

Senior Director, Member Success

Interested candidates should submit their resumes to jobs@nmsdc.org​

Are you looking for a career where you can genuinely make a difference in the workforce? As an employee with The National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC), you can help advance business opportunities for certified minority business enterprises and connect them to NMSDC corporate members.

Position Summary:

We are looking for a meticulous and detail-oriented Senior Director of Member Success to be responsible for directing our business development efforts to drive member recruitment and fundraising.  The senior director’s responsibilities include developing recruitment strategy, preparing recruitment content, coordinating business development training programs across the NMSDC affiliates, and ensuring the growth of NMSDC national members. Overall, the senior director looks for ways to increase the company’s revenue and members.

To be a successful senior director, you should be a natural leader and possess the skillset to develop strategies in response to market needs. An ideal candidate will possess the ability to inspire and motivate the team, as well as have excellent communication skills and the capability to create and maintain relationships with current and potential customers at various professional levels.

Job Location: Remote/Preferred Location: New York
Employment Status: Full-time
Reports to: Vice President, Member Success
Travel Requirements: Travel required for company business development and organizations events; 25-30%

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Researching new markets and using the data to forecast sales, set performance goals, and review strategies to increase revenue.
  • Designing and implementing initiatives for new member recruitment and sales strategies
  • Establish processes to track and report on the business development effectiveness.
  • Work with the regional council presidents to develop effective training programs for the regional council’s business development teams.
  • Overseeing the company’s membership growth (# of members and revenue).
  • Working with internal functional areas to ensure business development programs, campaigns and tracking is communicated effectively. 
  • Presenting periodic results to the VP of Member Success.
  • Develop sales development reports for presentation to the Executive Committee and Board of Senior directors.
  • Presenting the NMSDC’s service offerings at conferences and events.
  • Monitoring the recruitment activities of competing organizations and developing measures to maintaining the competitive advantage.
  • Monitor market conditions to develop campaigns to maximize NMSDC opportunities.
  • Securing members with the national procurement operations or needs.
  • perform ad hoc projects as needed

Qualifications / Skills:

  • A bachelor’s degree in marketing, business administration, or related field required
  • 7 or more years’ experience in business development and management with proven success in researching new markets, using the data to forecast sales, set performance goals, and review strategies to increase revenue
  • The ability to meet or exceed targets and goals
  • The willingness to undergo training to become familiar with the NMSDC and service offerings
  • Ability to effectively communicate with various levels of corporate professionals from Supplier Diversity Coordinators up to and including C-Suite executives
  • Strong leadership, managerial, communication, presentation, and organizational skills
  • The ability to create and maintain long-lasting relationships with customers
  • Dynamic thinker with a strategic growth mindset

Compensation and Benefits:

  • This position is an outstanding opportunity for a self-motivated individual to assume a pivotal role in the evolution of a fast-growing, highly respected organization
  • The salary range for this position is commensurate with experience
  • Benefits: Medical Insurance, 401K Plan, Short-Term Disability, Term Life, Long-Term Disability, Vacation and Sick Pay, Performance Bonus – tied to the financial health of organization & individual performance

Company Profile:

Founded in 1972 and headquartered in New York, NMSDC is the most influential and successful organization in the United States advocating for successful partnerships between the nation’s top corporations and minority businesses from the Asian, Black, Hispanic, and Native American communities. NMSDC’s 1,500 and growing membership includes top companies in the private and public sectors, as well as universities, hospitals, and other institutions. The NMSDC’s 23 regional councils certify and match more than 14,000 Asian, Black, Hispanic, and Native American-owned businesses with member corporations that want to purchase their products, services, and solutions.

Director of Programs, NMSDC Academy

Interested candidates should submit their resumes to jobs@nmsdc.org​

The Director of Programs, NMSDC Academy will be responsible to execute strategies for programs and educational offerings that support the mission of NMSDC to advance business opportunities for certified minority business enterprises (MBEs) by integrating them into corporate and public sector supply chains, build MBE capacity and capabilities to promote growth and facilitate MBE-MBE partnerships to meet the needs of our corporate members.

In this high-impact role, you will work closely with the Vice President of Academy, assisting with program development in collaboration with different stakeholders and ensure programs are executed and managed effectively and efficiently. A keen understanding of established and emerging practices in supplier diversity, minority business advancement, a deep network among them and ability to manage multi-faceted programs will help you thrive in this role.

The ideal candidate should possess exceptional verbal and written communications skills and an energy and passion for program development and driving results, should believe in NMSDC’s mission, extremely motivated in advancing it further and be highly creative in scaling our organization’s influence and impact.

Is this something that interests you? Join our proud team that is passionately committed to supporting minority businesses to grow profitably.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Define strategy for programming and education offerings to support NMSDC four organizational pillars (certify, connect, develop and advocate)
  • Execute programming strategy for all non-conference and conference meetings and events for NMSDC
  • Develop specialized, targeted programming and educational offerings for constituency groups across the network (women of color, emerging young entrepreneurs, corporate program managers, corporate plus, MBEs. etc.)
  • Responsible for directing and leading key program and industry group committees
  • Drive E-Learning strategy, development, and curation of educational content
  • Perform market research on current trends, future needs, and requirements of an ever-changing supply chain across multiple industries, best practices, growth opportunities and other economic factors useful to minority businesses and corporate members
  • Develop and leverage best practices and provide thought leadership (white papers, research)
  • Develop and execute relevant programs in partnership with key grant funding sources

Qualifications:

  • Previous experience in supply chain management, supplier diversity or related discipline strongly preferred
  • Must demonstrate passion and commitment to the advancement, advocacy, and development of Asian, Black, Hispanic, and Native American owned businesses
  • Experience or expertise with various analytics tools a plus, such as Microsoft Office Suite
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and demonstrated experience in working with diverse stakeholders
  • Excellent communication skills internally and externally, with all levels of organizations
  • Ability to work unsupervised and under own initiative
  • Ability to prioritize, multi-task, and coordinate workload and work under pressure to meet deadlines

 

 

 

 

 

Vice President, Strategic-Alliances

Interested candidates should submit their resumes to jobs@nmsdc.org​

Reporting directly to the CEO & President and serving as an integral member of the Executive Leadership Team, the Vice President, Strategic Alliances is responsible for developing, building, and enhancing NMSDC’s strategic relationships with a coalition ecosystem comprised of NGOs, Public, and Private partnerships effectively and sustainably.

The Vice President, Strategic Alliances will serve as an ambassador for the organization by building strategic alliances and partnerships that uniquely position NMSDC as a collaborator and creator of sustainable change. The sustainable change aims to drive minority business growth and racial equality and help close our nation’s racial wealth gap.

In this high-impact, high-visibility role, you will work closely with the CEO & President, Vice President, Marketing & Communications, and other executive leadership team members to forge deeper alliances with existing partners and establish relationships with new partners. The Vice President, Strategic Alliances will have direct oversight of program development in collaboration with partners and ensure programs are executed and managed effectively and efficiently. An ideal candidate will be a seasoned professional and an executive with demonstrated success in being a strategic builder who can identify and manage beneficial partnerships and alliances in the nonprofit, corporate, and public sectors.

The candidate should possess exceptional verbal and written communications skills and an energy and passion for establishing and nurturing strategic partnerships and driving results, should believe in NMSDC’s mission, extremely motivated in advancing it further and be highly creative in scaling our organization’s influence and impact. Is this something that interests you? Join our proud team that is passionately committed to supporting minority businesses to grow profitably.     

 

Primary Responsibilities:

Relationship/Partnership Development

  • Build a robust partnership ecosystem by facilitating and developing strategic alliances
  • Develop strategic partnership plans with a coalition ecosystem comprised of NGOs, public and private partnerships to support the organization’s mission, goals, and objectives. Ecosystem examples includes but not limited to:
  • NGO‘s
    – Ethnic Chambers of Commerce
    – Minority advocacy organizations
    – WBENC
    – NGLCC
  • Public
  • – Government agencies
    – Universities and research institutes
  • Private
  •  – Incubators & Accelerators
    – Venture Capital & Private Equity Firms
  • Utilize a mix of existing relationships, strategic introductions, and charismatic outreach to leverage existing relationships/contacts and develop new relationships
  • Acts as NMSDC’s partnership steward and develops its strategic alliance direction

Partner and Program Management

  • Manage partner relationships across their entire lifecycle from onboarding to ongoing success
  • Own the relationship with key strategic partners, overseeing the day-to-day interactions, and look for ways to deepen those relationships further
  • Oversee collaborative development of programs and manage the execution in partnership with alliances
  • Be a voice for NMSDC and its Partnership efforts, speaking on behalf of the NMSDC at Public/Private events

Leadership & Team Development 

  • Promote a culture of high performance and continuous improvement that values learning and a commitment to quality
  • Mentor and develop staff using a supportive and collaborative approach consistently
  • Establish and monitor staff performance and development goals, assign accountabilities, set objectives, establish priorities, and conduct annual performance appraisals
  • Creates new pathways to growth by optimizing resources, strengthening partnerships, maximizing external impact, and focusing on the future

Qualifications:

  • Innovative and critical thinker with a track record of translating strategic thinking into action plans and results
  • Experience working cross-functionally to ensure partnership programs are in line with the overall goals and objectives of the organization
  • Demonstrated skill and comfort in proactively building relationships and alliances with executive-level resources across public and private sectors
  • Proven track record of driving business relationships from cooperative idea generation to contract negotiation to program management
  • Intellectually curious with a continuous learning mindset, demonstrated aptitude for understanding strategic investments and modern technologies
  • Must have an inclusive leadership style, outstanding management skills, and experience in building, developing, and supporting high-functioning teams
  • Energetic, flexible, collaborative, and proactive; a team leader who can positively and productively impact both strategic and tactical partnership initiatives
  • A strong communicator; able to interface with a variety of audiences, both internal and external
  • Strong executive presence and confidence to project credibility to staff, senior leaders, Board of Directors, and all stakeholders
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office applications
  • Requires excellent written, oral, interpersonal, and presentation skills; high ability to multitask

Executive Assistant to CEO & President

Interested candidates should submit their resumes to jobs@nmsdc.org​

Reporting directly to the Chief Executive Officer & President, the Executive Assistant is passionately committed to advancing the mission of our organization and provides comprehensive support in a one-on-one working relationship.

The Executive Assistant serves as the primary point of contact for all matters pertaining to the CEO & President and serves as a liaison to the Executive Leadership Team and Board of Directors and oversees special projects.

This dynamic position requires the ability to anticipate needs, think critically, and offer solutions to problems with a high level of professionalism and confidentiality. The Executive Assistant must be creative and enjoy working within a small, fast- paced environment that is mission-focused, results-driven and customer service oriented. The ideal individual will have the ability to exercise good judgment in a variety of situations, and the ability to maintain a realistic balance among multiple priorities.

Job Location: Remote/Preferred Location: Austin
Employment Status: Full-Time

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Provide comprehensive support services within the Executive Office Team that ensures outstanding communication and responsiveness
  • Provide sophisticated calendar management; prioritize inquiries and requests, troubleshoot conflicts with little guidance, make judgments and recommendations to ensure smooth day- to-day engagements
  • Creative writing for CEO’s speaking engagements, scripts for events, external meetings
  • Acts as a liaison with the Board of Directors, Executive Committee, other departments, affiliates, MBEs and external partners; handling confidential and non-routine information
  • Anticipate CEO’s needs, as well as plan, prioritize and organize the activities, offering a “gatekeeper” & “gateway” support, creating win-win situations for direct access to CEO’s time
  • Proactively, create CEO’s travel plans, prepare detailed itineraries, agendas, and compiling documents for travel-related meetings and speaking engagements; includes timely completion of expense and mileage reports
  • Develop presentation and various documents that correspond to CEO’s meetings, speaking engagements, event attendance and have deliverables in advance for review and finalization
  • Proofreads organization wide documents for spelling, grammar/format and making appropriate changes
  • Work with the Executive Office Team to coordinate the CEO’s outreach activities. Follow up on contacts made by the CEO to cultivate ongoing relationships
  • Ensures that the CEO’s bio is kept updated and responds to requests for materials by external stakeholders, regarding the CEO & President and the organization in general
  • Proactively prioritizes conflicting needs; handles matter expeditiously and follows-through on requests to successful completion with attention to details; often with deadline pressures
  • Work with a diverse group of key executives internal and external in addition to employees and customers. Other projects/duties as assigned for the overall benefit of the organization

Qualifications:

  • Significant executive support experience, including supporting C-level executives. Nonprofit board experience is highly preferred
  • Strong organizational skills that reflect ability to perform and prioritize multiple tasks seamlessly with excellent attention to detail
  • Preferred marketing and creative writing skills, with high level of imagination and visual narration capabilities
  • High degree of professionalism in dealing with diverse groups of people, including executive leadership team and staff, Board of Directors, corporate executives, MBEs, and partners.
  • Technically advanced and capable in scheduling and hosting virtual meetings using zoom, teams & others, seamlessly
  • Demonstrated proactive approaches to problem-solving with strong decision-making capability and emotional maturity
  • Highly resourceful team-player, act with a sense of urgency and ability to also be extremely effective independently
  • Advanced knowledge of MS office products (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint), Adobe Acrobat, and Social Media platforms, interactive presentation tools like Canva, Prezi preferred
  • Forward looking thinker, highly agile, actively seeks opportunities and proposes solutions
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to take initiative, multi-task; effectively manage up

Graphic Designer/ Digital Marketing Manager

Interested candidates should submit their resumes to jobs@nmsdc.org​

Qualified candidate must have a thorough understanding of all principles of quality journalism, have excellent photographic skills and technical expertise with digital cameras and audio/video equipment and have strong computer skills, including fluency in Photoshop and related software, video editing, audio editing, web galleries and general posting, and internet research skills. This is a hands-on position.

Job Location: New York
Employment Status: Full-Time

Purpose:
Emphasis of this role is to design, develop and manage website(s), video(s), photo(s), including miscellaneous graphic assets that drive engagement, retention, and conversion metrics. The Digital Marketing Manager-Graphic Designer will be responsible for Website management, conceptualizing, writing, producing, filming, and having “best-in-class” editing skills; producing high-quality NMSDC videos that will drive digital engagement across all platforms. Able to create captivating visual narratives by imagery or video that easily informs and engages with our target audiences.

Pitches innovative ideas for stories, photos, or any other form of multimedia that will align with our target audience. Initiative-taker in visual content creation and always on-target with deliverables. Primarily will be in the marketing department but will be working closely with all internal departments and external creative partner agencies.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Consistently reviewing, editing, and updating web content of the NMSDC website; including creating and coding webpages, ensuring it is user-friendly, accurate, and relevant.
  • Consulting with various content owners, including stakeholders; to design, develop, and implement accurate/interactive content across webpages.
  • Troubleshoot and resolve any technical problems with the website; and recommending changes as needed.
  • Produces and designs collateral material, ensuring it consistently meets brand standards. Collateral may include brochures, data sheets, posters, presentation material, multimedia, Illustration, logo design, exhibit material, print ads, banner ads and packaging.
  • Strongly supports digital engagement programs with captivating media content, including graphics, photos, and videos; as well as content on as Facebook, Linkedln, Twitter, lnstagram, YouTube, and any other interactive social media platforms.
  • Strong content creation for website and social media.
  • Production background: can make technical, also creative decisions regarding filming locations, lighting, camera angles, appropriate sound equipment, and any additional measure to ensure success.
  • Handles on-site preproduction meetings, studio and field-based video content.
  • Works with outside vendors as necessary to create animations, motion graphics, and video content.
  • Can start an archive of all digital files, while maintaining a physical library for reference for all projects.
  • Easily identifies and obtains necessary camera equipment.
  • Transports, sets up, and operates various production equipment, including cameras, audio, lighting, any props, and miscellaneous items.
  • Supports the team throughout the production process, which may include finding interview subjects, creating graphics, and presenting to management or other key players.
  • Helps to sustain and guide creative process.
  • Assists in developing interview questions and storyboards.
  • Initializes and maintains relationships with outside creative agencies and freelance artists.
  • May be required to occasionally work hours outside of the normal 40-hour workweek including nights, weekends, and holidays.
  • Occasional travel required. And other duties as assigned.

Leadership/Other Duties:

  • Lead, provide guidance and nurture direct reports as it relates to their daily responsibilities and obtaining defined goals; also guides external marketing/communication vendors
  • Translate vision into actionable plans, measurable in quantitative and qualitative terms; includes working with media, regional councils and key stakeholders such as corporate and government partners
  • Collaborate with execute leadership teams and key departments such as Corporate Relations, Programs and Conference Meeting and Events to provide direction and implement their marketing and communication needs timely
  • Establish processes to align/streamline marketing and communication efforts between NMSDC and our regional affiliates
  • Build strong relationship with our Arts, Media, Entertainment and Sports (AEMS) industry group to identify and secure speakers, emcees and high profile personalities for our key events
  • Identifies trends and opportunities as well as keeping abreast of the industry and constantly look for new opportunities as well as best practices • Operationalize, set clear SLA, and content need for all internal and external requests
  • Develop/Refine and maintains company’s annual marketing and events calendar
  • Deliver on multiple deadlines, prioritize effectively and comfortable in a fast-paced environment
  • Update job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities, reading trade publications
  • Work to create and distribute reports (digital or hard copy) to the relevant internal stakeholders
  • Ensure long term, mutually beneficial, relationships with media partners
  • Cultivate and extend strategic alliances with sponsors, speakers and media
  • Other duties as needed

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in marketing, communications, or related field is required, advanced degree is preferred
  • Demonstrated experience and leadership in managing comprehensive strategic marketing and communications, media relations, and marketing program to advance an organization’s mission and goals
  • Minimum 10 years’ experience in a senior management role either in-house or with an agency
  • A minimum of 5 years’ experience in planning, writing, editing, and production of newsletters, press releases, annual reports, marketing literature, and other print publications and directories
  • A minimum of 5 years’ experience in developing and implementing social media strategies
  • Excellent judgement and creative problem solving skills, including negotiation and conflict resolution.
  • Exceptional written, oral, interpersonal and presentation skills and the ability to effectively interface with senior management, NMSDC’s Board of Directors and staff.
  • Experienced in speech writing, general business writing and writing for both media and broadcast
  • Working experience with creative graphic design, event branding, event production and oversight of ROS
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office 365 Suite (Word, Excel, Publisher, Photoshop, PowerPoint)
  • Proficient/Competent in WordPress (webpage development), HTML, CSS and Adobe Illustrator and InDesign or similar programs
  • Proficient in the following social media platforms: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, and Pinterest
  • Advanced knowledge in email marketing tools, content management systems and Google Analytics Essential Functions: Reasonable accommodations

Knowledge:

  • In film, graphic design, web design/management, visual communications, advertising, multi- media or related fields required.
  • An understanding of branding, marketing, and consumer behavior and the ability to apply that knowledge to design.
  • Videography, video editing, photography, photo editing and general graphic design skills a requirement.
  • Proficiency in OS X platforms with extensive experience in lnDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, Acrobat, Dreamweaver and Microsoft office including PowerPoint/Keynote/Prezi knowledge
  • Proficiency in Flash, Fireworks, HTML, CSS required. Word Press or other content management system.
  • Demonstrated accuracy with details and commitment to high standards of quality.
  • Self-motivated and team-oriented individual with the ability to drive results yet work independently.
  • Ability to establish and develop strong relationships with departmental and organizational leaders, and champion a culture of teamwork, continuous learning and improvement while upholding the values of the organization.
  • Ability to prioritize and meet deadlines while producing quality work.
  • Effective written and oral communication skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills.

Competencies:
The following NMSDC Leadership Behaviors are important to the success of the organization.

  1. Personal Effectiveness
  2. Collaboration
  3. Effective Communication
  4. Flexibility/Agility
  5. Dealing with Ambiguity
  6. Program/Project Management
  7. Customer Focus
  8. Result Orientation
  9. Peer Relationships

Director, Marketing & Communications

We are looking for a forward-thinking leader to join our team in driving brand awareness and communication for our national network. The position will report to the Chief of Staff/Vice President of Operations in the National Office.