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Associate Director, Government Contracting

Womens Business Development Center

This is a Full-time position in Chicago, IL posted June 8, 2021.

The Associate Director of Government Contracting will manage the delivery of programs and services for businesses competing in the federal, state, and local government markets or businesses interested in becoming federal, state, and local government contractors.

The Associate Director will work with the Managing Director, Government and Veteran Services to develop the strategic direction for government contracting services, and will execute plans by providing individual advising, educational programs, bid and proposal support, and other services to support businesses competing for government contracts.

Additionally, the Associate Director will participate in procurement outreach and marketing activities; prepare and submit required reporting by funders; and serve as an advocate, resource and expert on government contracting with strategic partners, community organizations and other stakeholders.

REPORTS TO: Managing Director, Government and Veteran Services

Develop and maintain relationships with government entities and business owners through on-going strategic outreach Actively network to increase visibility of WBDC’s government contracting services, including attending procurement events, participation on committees, speaking as a subject matter expert, advocating for small businesses and contracting.

Provide one-on-one counseling to guide business owners through the process of completing required government forms for procurement opportunities, including certification and bidding in federal, state, and local government as prime contractors and subcontractors.

Establish and cultivate linkages and relationships with public and private sector buyers and supplier diversity personnel.

Plan procurement, outreach and training events and workshops.

Record and track client engagement, progress, and government contracting activities in WBDC data bases via surveys and ongoing reporting Participate in the annual preparation of the Illinois Procurement Technical Assistance (PTAC) grant proposal and other government contracting grant opportunities Facilitate two
– three annual government contracting educational multi-week cohorts Submit WBDC vouchers for grant reimbursements Participate in strategic planning and execution of Government Contracting activities and deliverables Develop and distribute monthly newsletter Participate and provide assistance during in annual grants’ programmatic reviews and financial reviews