Assistant Director, Small and Minority Business Resources

  • City of Austin, TX
  • Austin, Texas
  • Jun 15, 2021
Full Time Clerical and Administrative Support

Job Description

Minimum Qualifications

  • Graduation with a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in Business Administration, Public Administration, or in a related field to the job, plus five (5) years of experience in management of projects and programs related to the job, including two (2) years of experience which were in a managerial capacity.

  • Graduation with a Master's degree from and accredited college or university may substitute for non-managerial experience up to a maximum of two (2) years.


Notes to Applicants

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  • A detailed and complete Employment Application is required. Resume and Cover Letter are required and will not be accepted in lieu of a complete online Employment Application.
  • Verification of employment history dates on resume should match online Employment Application.
  • Employment history dates must include month and year.
  • To ensure consideration, candidates should apply by July 14, 2021. To apply, candidates must complete this online application. Interested candidates should apply early in the process for optimum consideration.
  • This position is subject to the Texas Open Records Act.
  • This position has been approved for a Criminal Background Investigation ( CBI ).

Pay Range
$120,000 to $130,000

Hours
Normal business hours: Monday through Friday, 8:00 am-5:00 pm. Additional hours will be required on evening, weekends, and holidays per business need.

Job Close Date

Type of Posting External
Department Small & Minority Business Rsrc
Regular/Temporary Regular
Grant Funded or Pooled Position Not Applicable
Category Professional
Location 301 W 2nd St, Austin, TX 78701
Preferred Qualifications
The ideal candidate should possess excellent interpersonal skills with a strong ability to apply a social, racial, and equity lens in order to establish relationships with City staff and the community. Prior supervisory experience in economic development or similar experience in a large, robust city/organization is highly preferred. Advanced written and verbal communication skills are imperative for this position.

The following core competencies are important for this role:
  • Economic Development - Proven ability to grow capacity of vendors participating in similar programs.
  • Exceptional Leadership - A cohesive leader with the ability to build quality interpersonal relationships throughout the City with diverse communities.
  • Communicates Effectively with an Equity Mindset - Ability to manage diversity, understand inclusion, and work with diverse communities and populations to build constructive and effective relationships, and convey and receive information.
  • Administration Skills - Proven ability to lead and manage a diverse team within a dynamic environment while remaining compliant and transparent.
  • Customer Focused - Strives to deliver high-quality results and superior service that exceeds expectations while remaining mindful of the needs and perspectives of both our internal and external stakeholders.
  • Community Collaborator - Has experience in presenting complex strategies to internal and external stakeholders on projects and programs that may include public outreach, City Council updates, and program implementation.
  • Equity Lens - Ability to use an equity lens and framework to create inclusive, diverse, and safe workspaces and programs.

Duties, Functions and Responsibilities
Essential duties and functions, pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the following. Other related duties may be assigned.

Assists the director in formulating, proposing, and adopting rules and regulations to enhance the development, implementation, and monitoring of the Minority-Owned Business Enterprise ( MBE ) and Women-Owned Business Enterprise ( WBE ) Procurement Programs.
Oversees and ensures all activities are carried out in compliance with departmental policy; and Local, State, and Federal regulations and laws governing activities.
Assists with promoting City ordinance and encouraging minorities and women participation in City contracts.
Assists with the direction of operations of ensuring and informing MBEs and WBEs are gaining visibility within the City's contract and procurement opportunities and processes.
Assists the director with reviewing agendas, reports, and policy statements for presentation to boards and commissions, City Council, and business and community groups.
Assists the director with analyzing fiscal impact of proposed policies and programs and recommends options to the director.
Oversees the development of performance measures and reporting systems and utilizes them to establish accountability, determines progress, evaluates alternatives, assesses productivity, and obtains agreement on expectations in order to achieve required department/division business results.
Delegates activities, responsibilities, and authority, as necessary and desirable, to division staff while retaining overall responsibility and accountability for performance.
Ensures that responsibilities, authority, and accountability of all direct subordinates and unit supervisors are defined and understood.
Fosters and develops a culture of positive customer experiences in working relationships with key staff; division and departmental employees; other governmental organizations; and with external services, such as consultants, legal counsel, boards and commissions, and City Council.

Responsibilities- Supervision and/or Leadership Exercised:

Responsible for the full range of supervisory activities including selection, training, evaluation, counseling, and recommendation for dismissal.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Must possess required knowledge, skills, abilities, and experience and be able to explain and demonstrate, with or without reasonable accommodations, that the essential functions of the job can be performed.


  • Knowledge of fiscal planning and budget preparation.
  • Knowledge of public policy development and analysis.
  • Knowledge of principles and practices of public administration.
  • Knowledge of the charter of Women and Business Minority Procurement program.
  • Knowledge of supervisory and managerial techniques and principles.
  • Knowledge of Federal, State, and Local laws and ordinances governing urban redevelopment, economic development, and business assistance programs.
  • Skill in oral and written communications.
  • Skill in handling multiple tasks and prioritizing.
  • Skill in using computers and related software applications.
  • Skill in data analysis and problem solving.
  • Skill in evaluating bids and making recommendations.
  • Skill in preparing and analyzing budgets, reports, and studies.
  • Ability to maintain effective communication and working relationships with City Officials, business leaders, financial institutions, developers, citizen groups, and City departments and employees.

Criminal Background Investigation This position has been approved for a Criminal Background Investigation.
EEO/ADA
City of Austin is committed to compliance with the American Disabilities Act. If you require reasonable accommodation during the application process or have a question regarding an essential job function, please call (512) 974-3210 or TTY (512) 974-2445.

Information For City Employees: If you are an employee within the department, are in good standing and meet both the minimum and preferred qualifications, then you will receive an initial interview.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).
* The minimum qualifications for the Assistant Director, Small and Minority Business Resources position are: Graduation with a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in Business Administration, Public Administration, or in a related field to the job, plus five (5) years of experience in management of projects and programs related to the job, including two (2) years of experience which were in a managerial capacity. Graduation with a Master's degree from and accredited college or university may substitute for non-managerial experience up to a maximum of two (2) years. Do you meet these minimum qualifications?
  • Yes
  • No
* Please describe your experience with initiatives that include diversity, equity, and inclusion.
(Open Ended Question)
* Please describe your experience with working with and expanding the use of Small and Minority Business Resources contracts in an organization.
(Open Ended Question)
* Please describe your experience managing contracts and working with procurement processes.
(Open Ended Question)
* If selected as a top candidate, do you agree to a criminal background investigation?
  • Yes
  • No

Optional & Required Documents
Required Documents Cover Letter Resume Optional Documents

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