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Staff Accountant, Grants & Contracts

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The Staff Accountant, Grants & Contracts serves as an integral member of the Finance and Accounting team and the key expectations for this role are to demonstrate strong and effective management over the monthly closing and reporting process specific to fund accounting for grants, contracts and other third-party agreements and the allocation of funds to the regional councils.

This position is responsible for ensuring compliance with NMSDC’s fund allocation policies as well as funders administrative/accounting guidelines, timely receipt of project revenue, accurate tracking of project spending, timely and accurate submission of financial reports and orderly closing of funded projects financial activity.

The ideal candidate should have great attention to details, well experienced in professional accounting, and excellent written and communications skills, must believe in NMSDC’s mission, extremely motivated in advancing it further and be highly creative in scaling our organization’s influence and impact

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Primary Responsibilities:

  • Review all funder agreements to ensure proper revenue recognition, determine restrictions, and ensure compliance obligations are adhered to funder requirements
  • Develop a contract/grant financial performance tracking report with budget to actual detail variance analysis and commentary and provide copy to project managers and/or program directors
  • Coordinate the development of grant budgets
  • Review postings into the general ledger and related financial records to ensure revenue and expenditures are consistently aligned with grant and program budgets
  • Reconcile all charges made to designated program funds (grant funding), prepare periodic reports to funding sources, close out completed programs, and reconcile total expenses to authorized funding
  • Maintain grant/contract files and provide funders with required supporting documentation needed to comply with grant/contract requirements
  • Coordinate the collection and analysis of data required for the annual performance review of regional councils to determine performance bonuses and council of the year
  • Calculate distribution of dues to regional councils and ensure timely payments to Regional Councils.
  • Prepare dues distribution reports to the regional councils on a quarterly basis
  • Assist in the preparation of the annual budget, forecast and variance analysis
  • Establish and maintain purchase order system for all agreements between NMSDC and third-party consultants and contract service providers
  • Prepare reconciliations for annual audit; perform ad hoc projects as needed


  • Professional competence and thorough knowledge of accounting principles and sound internal controls practices
  • Proficient with Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Dynamics or other fund accounting software
  • Strong systems and technical experience
  • Experience with general ledger analysis and the month-end/year-end close process
  • Ability to reconcile large transactional files (pivot tables experience preferred)
  • Strong mathematical and analytical skills; excellent oral and written communications
  • Ability to multi-task, prioritize, work under pressure, and meet deadlines

Director of Programs, NMSDC Academy

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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.

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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


  • 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

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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


  • 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

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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


  • 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

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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

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


  • 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


  • 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.

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.