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Director of Hispanic Business Enterprise Development & Procurement – Full Time Position

Hispanic Business Enterprise (HBE)

Washington, D.C. Office (remote work opportunities possible)

 

Position Summary

The United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce is looking for a highly motivated, strategic, and entrepreneurial individual to be the Director of Hispanic Business Enterprise Development & Procurement.

 

This position will lead the USHCC’s efforts to develop our Hispanic Business Enterprise (HBE) members by fostering stronger connections between Fortune 1000 and U.S. government procurement leaders, and America’s HBEs to increase procurement opportunity results for our members who seek more business for their companies. This position will also work directly with our national network of local Hispanic chambers of commerce to provide Hispanic and minority-owned small businesses across the country exposure and professional development opportunities guided by our USHCC “Three C’s” priority framework: expanding access to capital, providing educational training to build capacity, and fostering impactful business connections to take our small business members to the next level.

 

The Director of Hispanic Business Enterprise Development & Procurement will work closely with the  Director of Corporate Relations and play a key role in leading the Procurement Council Advisory Board (PCAB) and the Senior Executive Corporate Advisory Board (SECAB).

 

This position will report directly to the President & CEO.

 

Responsibilities

  • Lead the HBE program and grow the number of HBE members.
  • Oversee all HBE related initiatives including business matchmaking sessions, supplier diversity trainings and related events and meetings.
  • Manage and nurture current relationships with HBE members.
  • Actively participate in Hispanic business-related events, meetings and national conferences.
  • Provide fundraising support for the USHCC’s networking events, annual Legislative Summit and National Conference to increase HBE participation and membership.
  • Analyze industry trends to increase the USHCC’s involvement and competitive presence.
  • Help coordinate the design of HBE membership and sponsorship annual benefit packages.
  • Serve as a spokesperson and resource on interactions with PCAB and SECAB members.
  • Coordinate with the Programs and Communications team to help identify HBE opportunities within the USHCC educational programs and related outreach.
  • Manage the CRM system to ensure accurate rosters and records for current and prospective members and partners.

 

 

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in business or a related field is preferred, or 4-6 years of relevant account management experience in a fundraising, business development or client/customer service role, including at least 3 years of experience in a leadership role.
  • Strong business network relationships in the Hispanic or minority business sector are highly desired.
  • Innovative thinker, with a track record for translating strategic thinking into action plans and output.
  • Excellent judgment and creative problem-solving skills, including negotiation and conflict resolution skills.
  • Exceptional time management skills; ability to make decisions in a changing environment and anticipate future needs identifying priorities.
  • Energetic, flexible, collaborative, results oriented and proactive; a team player who can positively and productively impact both strategic and tactical finance, and administration initiatives.
  • Solid proposal drafting, analysis and presentation skills.
  • Executive presence and experience successfully representing an organization to the highest-level donors and business partners.
  • Strong written, oral, interpersonal and presentation skills and the ability to effectively interface with senior management, USHCC’s Board of Directors and staff, including public speaking.

 

 

 

Desired Qualifications

  • Passion for the mission of the USHCC and serving the Latino community.
  • Fluency in the Spanish language and knowledge of Hispanic business culture is highly desirable.
  • Energetic, flexible, collaborative, results oriented and proactive; a team player who can positively and productively impact both strategic and tactical finance, and administration initiatives.
  • Exceptional written, oral, interpersonal, organizational, and presentation skills.
  • Experience in the non-profit sector is preferred but not required.

 

Benefits

  • Medical, Dental, and Vision insurance
  • Paid federal holidays
  • Paid time off (PTO)
  • 401K
  • Cell phone allowance

 

USHCC is committed to providing equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, political affiliation, genetics, disability, age, veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.

 

About USHCC

The United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (USHCC) has been a national leader creating prosperity for the Hispanic business community since its creation 40 years ago in 1979. Through the power of our network of more than 250 Hispanic Chambers of Commerce and Hispanic owned small business enterprises throughout all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico, the USHCC is the leading organization to empower and invest in America’s Hispanic business community.

 

The USHCC actively promotes the economic growth, development and interests of more than 4.7 million Hispanic-owned businesses that, combined, contribute over $700 billion to the American economy every year. It also partners with 260 major American corporations on strategic initiatives with shared objectives. The USHCC’s mission is to foster Hispanic economic development and to create sustainable prosperity for the benefit of American society. For more information, please visit www.ushcc.com

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