Director, Procurement Technical Assistance Program (PTAC)
Posting DetailsVacancy TypeEHRA Non-FacultyIs Internal Transfer OnlyNoWorking TitleDirector, Procurement Technical Assistance Program (PTAC)Salary RangeAnticipated Hiring Range$72,000 - $85,000Position Number00065021Work ScheduleMonday - Friday 8am-5pm with additional hours as neededFull Time Equivalent (FTE)1.00Department262101 - Small Business Technology Development CenterDepartmentSmall Business Technology Development CenterJob City & StateRaleigh, NCPrimary Function of Organizational Unit
The SBTDC is the state’s leading resource for growing and developing businesses. Since 1984, the center has helped more than 100,000 North Carolina business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs make better decisions, often leading to increased revenues and employment.Essential Job Duties
The incumbent will serve as the primary point of contact and liaison between the SBTDC and the Defense Logistic Agency (DLA), which is the primary funding source for the Procurement Technical Assistance program and other key strategic partners and stakeholders. The position also is expected to maintain regular communication with the legislative delegation and work with them in planning federal government contract training and vendor events. Finally, the incumbent will have lead responsibility for the SBTDC’s relationships with public and private entities, initiatives and projects related to contracting and government procurement activities.Other Work/Responsibilities
The four major functional responsibilities of this person are:
This is one of the senior management positions within the SBTDC. While it’s direct staff supervision and budget responsibilities are modest, it’s representation and relationship responsibilities are quite significant. The SBTDC’s government procurement activities are viewed as national models and it’s role in these areas within North Carolina is highly visible and respected.
The position supervises eight to ten professional staff at disbursed sites (Raleigh, Winston-Salem/Greensboro, Charlotte, Hickory, Asheville, Fayetteville and Greenville. Because staff is based at other campuses, supervision involves significant inter-campus contact and oversight. The budget for the SBTDC’s government procurement activities is presently $750,000 annually from the DLA and is matched with State Funds for a total of $1,500,000. This includes state, federal, and private grant funds. The complex funding compliance and reporting requirements for PTAC are the responsibility of this position.
2. Program Development
The incumbent will have lead responsibility for developing and enhancing government procurement award process initiatives of the SBTDC. This will include the identification and procurement of capital and human resources to support and expand upon current counseling, training, research and advocacy efforts. Significant fund raising and new contacts both in-state and at a national level. Initial attention will be focused on sustaining the SBTDC’s role and reputation as a support resource for government procurement efforts within the University community and on positioning the SBTDC as the state’s primary assistance resource for the businesses interested in doing business at the state and federal levels.
3. Marketing and Outreach
The position will be involved in significant public representation within the academic, government and business communities. University contacts will typically be at the Vice Chancellor and Dean level. Contacts with business and government will be at senior levels as well.
It is expected that this position will represent the SBTDC and the state on various advisory boards, task forces and planning groups. This will frequently require the preparation of reports and presentations focused on government procurement issues and needs, often with a high public profile.
This position will have lead responsibility for education and training activities that support the government procurement development objectives of the *SBTDC.Minimum Education/Experience
Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree and at least ten years of progressively responsible senior management experience is required.Departmental Required Skills
Familiarity with businesses new to federal, state and local government procurement contract awards is expected. The candidate selected will have demonstrated extensive senior management experience and abilities. He/she will be expected to manage a professional staff of 8 to 10 persons and support staff.
Strong analytical and planning abilities and outstanding written and oral communication skills are also expected.
The selected candidate also must have an ability to develop and manage multiple projects and a proven ability to work effectively with and within both the academic and business communities.
Master’s Degree strongly preferredRequired License or Certification
N/ASpecial InstructionsJob Open Date09/04/2020Anticipated Closing DateOpen Until Filled.Is this position partially or fully funded on ARRA stimulus monies?NoProposed Hire Date10/01/2020AA/EOE
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