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MBDA Grant Program Director

Company: inTulsa
Location: Portland
Posted on: February 12, 2024

Job Description:

*InTulsa is partnering with National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC) to -find candidates for this exciting role in Tulsa*

**Location: Tulsa, OK. - This is a remote position for those already in Tulsa, OK or willing to relocate to Tulsa, OK**



Intro:

The MBDA Program Director, Accelerated Growth and Innovation is a key leadership role responsible for executing the activities of the Center and meeting its objectives. The Center is a new activity of the NMSDC, funded through the award of the MBDA Capital Readiness Grant, a technical assistance funding program that focuses on capacity building, access to capital, and access to networks. The Program Director will have a highly visible role within the NMSDC and the MBE ecosystem, with the ability to create significant outcomes and impact for this community. Additionally, this individual will build excellent relationships with the entire NMSDC network, its corporate members, government, and capital partners.

Major responsibilities include refining key operating strategies to meet the Center's goals, connecting current and new NMSDC activities, creating and overseeing budgets and reporting, and building a strong team to meet its defined outcomes. Additionally, they will be a key component to identify opportunities to strengthen corporate and government relationships to help promote MBE growth.

-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.



How you will make an impact:


  • Grant Management -

    • Effectively manage the MBDA Capital Readiness grant, ensuring compliance with all grant requirements and deadlines.
    • Develop and implement strategies to maximize the utilization of grant funds to achieve program objectives.
    • Ensure grant reports and documentation are submitted on time as required by MBDA and other relevant stakeholders.


    • Strategic Leadership -

      • Collaborate with senior management to define and refine the strategic vision of the Center.
      • Align program initiatives with the organization's strategic goals and objectives.
      • Provide strategic guidance to project teams and stakeholders to ensure the successful execution of the Center's mission.


      • Budget Oversight -

        • Develop, monitor, and manage budgets related to MBDA grant activities.
        • Allocate resources effectively to support grant-funded programs and initiatives.
        • Properly identify direct and indirect expenses, as well as non-federal funds contributions to maximize the outcomes of the Center.


        • Stakeholder Engagement -

          • Identify, establish, and nurture relationships with regional councils, NMBEIC, corporate, government, and capital entities to foster collaboration and partnership opportunities.
          • Act as a liaison between the Center and external stakeholders, including MBDA, government agencies, potential capital sources, and external resources that can help meet the Center's goals.
          • Ensure appropriate representation for the Center at meetings, conferences, and events to promote its programs and initiatives.


          • Team Leadership -

            • Identify, establish, and nurture relationships with regional councils, NMBEIC, corporate, government, and capital entities to foster collaboration and partnership opportunities.
            • Act as a liaison between the Center and external stakeholders, including MBDA, government agencies, potential capital sources, and external resources that can help meet the Center's goals.
            • Ensure appropriate representation for the Center at meetings, conferences, and events to promote its programs and initiatives.






              Education and/or Experience


              • Bachelor's degree in a relevant field (Master's degree preferred).
              • 8 + plus years of professional experience in a nonprofit organization (preferred);
              • Proven experience in grant management, particularly with government grants and programs.
              • Strong understanding of budgeting and financial management, especially as it pertains to federal government grants.
              • Excellent strategic planning and leadership skills.
              • Exceptional communication and interpersonal abilities.
              • Demonstrated success in building and maintaining relationships with corporate and government stakeholders.
              • Proficiency in project management software and tools.
              • Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a dynamic, fast-paced environment.
              • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
              • Commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion principles.




                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.






                  What we offer:


                  • Competitive Salary
                  • 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 travel 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.



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Keywords: inTulsa, Portland , MBDA Grant Program Director, Executive , Portland, Oregon

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