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Network Success Coordinator

Position Summary:

The Network Success Coordinator plays a crucial role in ensuring the success and growth of our network of affiliates. This position involves providing comprehensive support, guidance, and resources to affiliates, fostering strong relationships, and driving network performance. The Network Success Coordinator will serve as a point of contact for affiliates, addressing their inquiries, resolving issues, and implementing strategies to maximize their success. This role requires excellent communication/ writing skills, organizational skills, and a proactive approach to problem-solving.

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

Job Location: Remote
Employment Status: exempt/ full time
Travel Requirements: Moderate travel for company business and events; 15-25%

Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

  • Department Support-
    • Assist the Department with administrative tasks such as scheduling meetings, organizing documents, and maintaining records.
    • Coordinate cross-functional efforts by liaising with other departments to ensure smooth collaboration and execution of projects.
    • Support the Department in preparing reports, presentations, and data analysis as needed.
    • Contribute to the development and implementation of departmental processes and procedures to improve efficiency and effectiveness.
  • Affiliate Support
    • Serve as the primary point of contact for affiliates, addressing their questions, concerns and inquiries.
    • Offer assistance and resources to help affiliates optimize their performance and achieve their goals. Identify opportunities for improvement and collaborate with affiliates to implement effective strategies.
  • Relationship Management-
    • Develop and maintain strong relationships with affiliates.
    • Conduct regular check-ins with affiliates to assess their needs, gather feedback, and assist in addressing any issues or challenges they may be facing.
    • Act as a liaison between affiliates and internal teams, ensuring clear communication and effective collaboration.
  • Training and Education
    • Develop and deliver training materials, resources, and workshops to educate affiliates on program updates, industry trends, and best practices.
    • Identify training gaps and assist in proactively addressing knowledge or skill deficiencies. 

Education and/or Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to build and maintain relationships
  • Proficiency in using CRM systems, analytic tools, and Microsoft Office Suite
  • Strong problem-solving skills and ability to think creatively
  • Ability to work remotely

Competencies:

  • Customer-Centric: committed to providing a positive experience and ensuring our Customers and Clients are supported to the best of our ability.
  • Critical & Creative Thinking: the ability to assess, analyze, and problem solve
  • Patient & Magnetic Listener: listens to understand our Customers and Clients and their problems truly and can explain solutions in a way so that they understand
  • Emotional Intelligence: navigating complex interactions with emotional awareness, compassion, and tact. Ability to handle interpersonal relationships and ease concerns.
  • Emotional Resilience: Ability to adapt to stressful situations and crises to support

Compensation and Benefits:

  • Salary
  • 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
  • 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

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here represent those that an employee must meet to perform the essential functions of this job successfully. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, talk, and hear. The employee must frequently use hands to finger, handle, or feel. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl and taste or smell. The employee must occasionally lift and or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, and the ability to adjust focus. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. During NMSDC events, the employee will need to traverse over long distances.

Work Environment:

The work environment characteristics described here represent those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is occasionally exposed to outside weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Duties and responsibilities may be added, deleted, or changed at any time at the discretion of management, formally or informally, either verbally or in writing.

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Research Analysis Internship

Summer Internship Project Goal:
To better serve our corporate members, NMSDC is seeking to identify an effective mechanism that consolidates information about the diverse businesses that each organization certifies. The summer internship will examine the feasibility of developing a joint database and propose a process, including budget and timeline, and mutually beneficial business model options for moving to a coordinated database that provides our mutual corporate members a single intelligent tool to search for diverse businesses while providing businesses with multiple diversity designations a streamlined way to get certified with multiple certification NGOs.

Position Summary:

  • Develop an understanding of corporations’ procurement and supplier diversity spend reporting processes.
  • Research nonprofit and for-profit solutions in the marketplace for consolidating and reporting diverse suppliers and cleansing diverse spending data.
  • Recommending a single and intelligent tool consolidating and reporting diverse suppliers and cleansing diverse spending data.
  • Analyzing the feasibility of developing a certified diverse supplier database to disperse across the NGOs (NMSDC, WBENC, NGLCC, etc.*) to consolidate spend reporting across dimensions of diversity.
  • Analyze the implications of a move to consolidated databases could have on NGOs’ funding sources and develop solutions to sustain and grow NGOs’ funding.

Job Location: Remote
Employment Status: Part-time, temporary/internship

If you are interested in this role, please email NMSDC with your resume and cover letter to jobs@nmsdc.org

Qualifications:

  • Pursuing a Master’s in technology, or business
  • 2-3 years in IT/Technology knowledge or experience for background knowledge
  • Self-motivated individual with excellent problem solving, interpersonal, oral and written communication skills.
  • Available to work remotely.

Compensation and Benefits:

  • Up to $25 hourly
  • Start Early/Mid-June 8 weeks internship
  • Benefits: No benefits for this seasonal role

*Abbreviations:

National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC); Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC); National LGBT Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC); Non-governmental organizations (NGO).

Business Finance Internship

Summer Internship Project Goal:
Identify all possible revenue streams and recommend methodologies for revenue distribution among national offices and 23 regional councils to ensure maximizing value delivery to our MBEs and corporate members.

Position Summary:

  • Access the landscape, identify, and document all revenue streams for National Office and affiliates, especially recurring revenue.
  • Recommend distribution model options.
  • Identify risks and make recommendations to mitigate risks

Job Location: Remote
Employment Status: Part-time, temporary/internship

If you are interested in this role, please email NMSDC with your resume and cover letter to jobs@nmsdc.org

Qualifications:

  • Pursing a Master’s in Finance, and or business, or related field required
  •  2-3 years in Business Finance field
  •  Self-motivated individual with excellent problem solving interpersonal, oral and written communication skills.
  •  Available to work remotely

Compensation and Benefits:

  • Up to $25 hourly
  • Start Early/Mid-June 8 weeks internship
  • Benefits: No benefits for this seasonal role

Development Manager

Position Summary:

The Development Manager is responsible for securing critical funding for NMSDC’s mission and programs. The Development Manager will support the work of the Chief Growth Officer by leading the annual fund and stewardship program, researching foundations and corporations, and providing technical support on related fundraising activities and Hispanic outreach activities.

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

Job Location: Remote
Employment Status: Full Time, Exempt
Travel Requirements: Moderate travel for company business and events; 15-25%

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide support to accomplish the goals of the Chief Growth Officer.
  • Contribute to NMSDCs annual fundraising goal of $5+Million (operations and capital) by managing an increasingly productive portfolio of donors with ongoing success.
  • Work to identify and qualify potential new donors through visits, phone calls, and video meetings to establish relationships that will result in gifts to NMSDC.
  • Create, execute, and track the moves management strategy for all donors in the assigned donor portfolio. Prepare monthly reports for the CGO.
  • Work with the grant writing consultant on ensuring that moves management is up to date and follow-up is being conducted.
  • Work collaboratively with other team members, and marketing and communications staff to identify and implement strategies for donor research, identification, prospecting, solicitations, and cultivation.
  • Provide personal acknowledgment for donor gifts and ensure timely and appropriate thank you letters, calls, and outreach have been sent by the department.
  • Regularly analyze and report results against established goals and metrics; modify donor engagement strategies as necessary and appropriate to meet revenue goals.
  • Collaborate with other team members on special donor events or meetings including, but not limited to, major donor events, special marketing events, planned giving events, and other donor-specific events.
  • Help coordinate the monthly Steering Committee meetings and other meetings as necessary.
  • Maintain positive, active relationships with staff and donors to ensure ongoing support of NMSDC and the people we serve.
  • Must know and be able to work with the following programs: Microsoft Word, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Excel, and other software programs important to the success of the organization.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred, or a combination of education and work experience
  • 5 years of related experience
  • Excellent written, verbal, listening, and presentation skills
  • Highly efficient in the utilization of Microsoft Office Products (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, etc.) and the ability to learn proprietary systems
  • Strong problem-solving skills
  • Ability to adapt to changing circumstances and priorities in a focused and timely manner
  • Ability to interpret and implement policies and procedures

Working Conditions & Physical Demands:

The person in this position frequently communicates with internal and external stakeholders (food bank leadership and staff, donors, etc.). Must be able to gather and exchange accurate information in these situations. This position requires occasional local travel for meetings (reliable transportation is needed), fundraising events, or professional development opportunities. Infrequent national and/or overnight travel may be required for donor meetings or optional professional development opportunities. Occasional night, weekend, or on-call work may be required.

Compensation and Benefits:

  • Salary
  • 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
  • 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 the organization & individual performance

Company Profile:

NMSDC was created in 1972 in responding to calling for racial justice. For the last 50 years, NMSDC has been connecting and advocating for the inclusion of minority business enterprises (MBEs). Because we believe every business deserves an unbiased chance. By helping Asian-Indian, Asian-Pacific, Black, Hispanic, and Native American businesses push forward, we are shaping a better world for all.

Our Network is Unmatched!

  • 15,000+ Certified MBEs
  • 1,500+ Corporate Members
  • 23 Regional Councils
  • NMSDC Business Consortium Fund/CDFI
  • 5 International Affiliates
  • Extensive NGO and Government partnerships

Our Results are Extraordinary!

  • $400+ billion in economic output annually
  • $48 billion generated in tax revenue
  • 2 million jobs

System Administrator

Position Summary: 

The system administrator serves as an integral member of the NMSDC IT team and the key expectations for this role are to ensure the stable operation of applications and servers, maintaining an enterprise level configuration of servers on the Azure platform, and to configure, maintain, and implement security strategies for user authentication and role-based access. 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. Is this something that interests you? Join our proud team that is passionately committed to supporting minority businesses to grow profitably. 

Job Location: Remote
Employment Status: Full-time, exempt
Travel Requirements: Moderate travel for company business and events; 15-25% 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Optimize and maintain the stability of operations with applications and servers including remote direct connect servers and data repositories. 
  • Manage the planning, installation, configuration, maintenance, support, and optimization of server hardware, software, data, and other related items while maintaining an enterprise level configuration of servers on the Azure platform.
  • Configure, maintain, and implement security strategies for user authentication and role-based access while developing server design and sustaining capacity planning.
  • Diagnose and solve connectivity issues with additional systems by understanding different network domains and firewall restrictions.  
  • Manage software upgrades and patch installations, update and maintain disaster recovery strategy and testing plans. 
  • Proactively troubleshoot application and performance issues by monitoring logs and interpreting error messages. 
  • Safeguards and maintains guidelines by consistently following enterprise standards and procedures while enforcing enterprise IT data integrity and security principles. 
  • Remote support NMSDC staff, troubleshoot access/errors to our applications, and maintain IT tickets via our NMSDC IT ticketing system. 
  • Manage disaster recovery and administer backups.

Qualifications:  

  • Bachelor of Science degree in Information Systems, Computer Science, or related field, or 10 years of professional experience. 
  • Minimum five years’ experience administering and supporting servers, such as Windows or enterprise level applications. 
  • Solid Azure experience and general virtualization best practices.
  • Solid understanding of network protocols and active directory. 
  • Minimum five years managing and administering a Microsoft 365 tenant. 
  • Ability to effectively prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment while prioritizing and executing multiple projects.  
  • Work at a highly motivated level with a sense of urgency and dedication to accomplish tasks. 
  • Ability to work occasional off-hours for software upgrades, server migration, and scheduled maintenance activities. 
  •  Strong organization skills and ability to work with minimal supervision. 

Interested candidates can apply by sending a copy of their resume and cover letter to jobs@nmsdc.org


Company Profile:

NMSDC was created in 1972 in responding to calling for racial justice. For the last 50 years, NMSDC has been connecting and advocating for the inclusion of minority business enterprises (MBEs). Because we believe every business deserves an unbiased chance. By helping Asian-Indian, Asian-Pacific, Black, Hispanic, and Native American businesses push forward, we are shaping a better world for all.

Our Network is Unmatched!

  • 15,000+ Certified MBEs
  • 1,500+ Corporate Members
  • 23 Regional Councils
  • NMSDC Business Consortium Fund/CDFI
  • 5 International Affiliates
  • Extensive NGO and Government partnerships

Our Results are Extraordinary!

  • $400+ billion in economic output annually
  • $48 billion generated in tax revenue
  • 2 million jobs

Events Coordinator

Position Summary: 

The role of the Conferences, Meetings, and Events business unit is to support the generation of revenue, as well as raise the visibility of and increase stakeholder engagement with the National Minority Supplier Development Council through high-quality conferences, meetings and events.  Under the general direction of the director, Conferences, Meetings & Events, the event coordinator is responsible for assisting with planning, coordinating and executing cost-effective arrangements for all NMSDC conferences, meetings, and events.  

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

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

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Assist with managing conferences, meetings and events operations and logistics; including site visits, food and beverage requirements, marketing collateral and signage development and production, vendor negotiations, contracting, budgeting, registration, program implementation, onsite management and post-event reporting.  
  • Assist with making arrangements for on-site events (i.e. room set-up, function times, audio visual, menu selections, on-site/off site events and activities, DMC operations, special events, ground transfers, room deliveries, and VIP needs).  
  • Coordinate industry group and satellite meeting (ICW) requests.  
  • Negotiate with suppliers for the best possible rates and quality in the procurement of goods and services.  
  • Work with the project manager and events management company to develop event timelines and task checklists to ensure timely implementation of all event logistical details.  
  • Provide on-site program assistance; assist with arranged details of program (i.e. attend pre-con, verify room set-ups, handle VIP needs, etc.). 
  • Assist, check, and follow up and follow through on all inquiries and requests as required.   
  • Perform administrative and clerical duties.  
  • Prepare purchase orders for payments for goods and services procured by the Conferences, Meetings and Events department, to include reimbursements to annual conference speakers, volunteers and award winners. 
  • Prepare expense reports for director, Conferences, Meetings and Events. 
  • Works with travel agency to make travel arrangements for staff attending the Annual Conference and Minority Business Economic Forum to ensure that travel arrangements are in accordance with organizational polices and guidelines. 
  • Prepare and distribute staff assignments and handbook for all events. 
  • Prepares and/or provides reports upon request. Research and /or retrieve data, as needed, for reports. 
  • Prepare and distribute correspondence for: conference host committee, vendors, award winners, industry groups, volunteers, etc. 
  • Assist with registration questions and provide support in Cvent. 
  • Assist the director, Conferences, Meetings and Events with exhibit booth inquiries.  
  • Communicate with conference speakers, award winners, volunteers and other program participants regarding their participation and arrangements, as required. 
  • Set up, maintain and breakdown function space(s) for meetings. 

Qualifications:  

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and experience. 
  • Minimum of two years related experience or equivalent combination of education and experience in similar not-for-profit or business environment, preferably in event management, hospitality or fundraising/development. 
  • Computer proficiency. Intermediate to advanced knowledge of Microsoft (MS) Word, Excel, MS Sharepoint and PowerPoint are essential. Knowledge of Formsite and Cvent are pluses. 
  • Strong work ethic, work well under pressure, meet deadlines, pay attention to detail.  
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills; ability to set priorities, and effectively and efficiently manage several projects simultaneously. 
  • Excellent communication skills, including oral, written, and proofreading. Ability to work collaboratively with a broad range of people, from colleagues to sponsors and VIPs. Must have exemplary customer service skills. 
  • Use discretion in handling matters, referring those needing immediate attention and consulting other staff members as appropriate. 
  • Self-starter with the ability to work independently with minimal supervision and to work in fast-paced office environment. 
  • Problem-solving skills, sound judgment and ability to negotiate effectively.
  • Willingness to be flexible in work schedule, giving extra time when needed.
  • Team player. 

Compensation and Benefits: 

  • Salary. 
  • 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. 
  • 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 and individual performance. 

Interested candidates can apply by sending a copy of their resume and cover letter to jobs@nmsdc.org


Company Profile:

NMSDC was created in 1972 in responding to calling for racial justice. For the last 50 years, NMSDC has been connecting and advocating for the inclusion of minority business enterprises (MBEs). Because we believe every business deserves an unbiased chance. By helping Asian-Indian, Asian-Pacific, Black, Hispanic, and Native American businesses push forward, we are shaping a better world for all.

Our Network is Unmatched!

  • 15,000+ Certified MBEs
  • 1,500+ Corporate Members
  • 23 Regional Councils
  • NMSDC Business Consortium Fund/CDFI
  • 5 International Affiliates
  • Extensive NGO and Government partnerships

Our Results are Extraordinary!

  • $400+ billion in economic output annually
  • $48 billion generated in tax revenue
  • 2 million jobs

Project Manager Internship

Position Summary:

The Project Manager Internship is an integral role that will quickly add value to our Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) Growth team. This position will join a small but growing team, allowing for immediate impact, while interacting with other departments, MBEs, and Corporate Members to provide support.

The Project Manager will focus on building infrastructure that connects capital managers, and capital-related services, to easily connect with our 16,000 certified MBEs. This position will manage a variety of projects, from internal marketing and communication to client opportunities. They will work directly with senior leadership and a growing team to break down barriers for MBEs to access capital — this will entail building trusted relationships across internal functions and external stakeholders. This opportunity will provide an exciting experience with building a team and exposure to a variety of high-impact projects while putting you at the heart of the MBE ecosystem.

This part-time internship will be 20 hours per week for four months. The position will be remote and will report directly to the Entrepreneur-In-Residence, VP of MBE Growth. After this role, the individual will have gained excellent knowledge of the MBE ecosystem, including sources of capital, operational resources, value chains, industry trends, and other supplier diversity activities.

Job Location: Remote
Employment Status: Part-time, temporary/internship
Travel Requirements: Moderate travel for company business and events; 10%

If you are interested in this role, please email NMSDC with your resume and cover letter to jobs@nmsdc.org

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assist leadership with planning, scheduling, and managing a variety of projects and activities. This may include administrative tasks, webinars, thought-leadership reports, and client opportunities.
  • Track project milestones and deliverables. Report on the progress of projects while also proactively presenting problems and solutions.
  • Communicate regularly with internal stakeholders; prepare various communique for external stakeholders and clients.
  • Be a resourceful team member that is willing to be creative to identify and locate resources.
  • Assist with the development of presentation materials, reports, and other communication.
  • Conduct other support activities as requested.

Qualifications:

  • An undergraduate senior / graduate student pursuing a degree within a business or engineering-related field
  • Strong interest in promoting and/or breaking down barriers for minority-owned businesses
  • Ability to work both independently and interactively with others
  • Must be detail oriented and extremely well organized
  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Proficiency with MS Office suite and project management-related software
  • Exceptional ability to adapt and manage changing priorities in a fast-paced environment

Compensation and Benefits:

  • Salary
  • 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
  • Benefits: N/A

Company Profile:

NMSDC was created in 1972 in responding to calling for racial justice. For the last 50 years, NMSDC has been connecting and advocating for the inclusion of minority business enterprises (MBEs). Because we believe every business deserves an unbiased chance. By helping Asian-Indian, Asian-Pacific, Black, Hispanic, and Native American businesses push forward, we are shaping a better world for all.

Our Network is Unmatched!

  • 15,000+ Certified MBEs
  • 1,500+ Corporate Members
  • 23 Regional Councils
  • NMSDC Business Consortium Fund/CDFI
  • 5 International Affiliates
  • Extensive NGO and Government partnerships

Our Results are Extraordinary!

  • $400+ billion in economic output annually
  • $48 billion generated in tax revenue
  • 2 million jobs

NMSDC Member Success Coordinator

The Member Success Coordinator will be responsible for ensuring seamless processes across the department from member application to invoicing, payments and onboarding. The individual will be charged with assisting with event planning, sponsorship documentation and tracking, coordinating membership communications with the Marketing team, among other administrative support functions.