City of Boston

Equity & Inclusion Certification Manager

Posted Date 6 months ago(5/6/2021 9:47 AM)
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Office of Economic Development
Regular Full-Time
ASD-Min & Womens Bus. Office
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Brief Job Description (essential functions of the job):


The Certification Manager will work within the Equity Cabinet to ensure that Boston residents have the opportunity for shared success and prosperity through economic growth. The Manager will work with local businesses to review and certify businesses based on ownership as Women and Minority Owned Businesses (W/MBEs) , Veteran Owned Small Businesses (VOSBEs), and Small and Local Businesses (SLBEs) to do business with the City of Boston.

The Certification Manager will work directly with businesses to prepare them to undertake these contracts.


MWBE Reporting

  • Conducts outreach to attract and recruit Women and Minority-Owned businesses to certify with the City of Boston.
  • Reviews and recommends applications for certification, in collaboration with the MWBE Certification team.
  • Conducts site visits for applicants.
  • Coordinates supplier diversity Tier 1 and Tier 2 supplier reporting activities, including government reporting, customer reporting, internal and external stakeholder reporting and third party industry organizational reporting requests.
  • Tracks and maintains certification metrics.
  • Analyzes supplier diversity reporting to ensure performance against targets is achieved.
  • Supports preparation for stakeholder presentations on Equity in Procurement progress.

Outreach and Building Partnerships

  • Raises awareness of COB E&I program through the following activities:
  • Organizes and participates in relevant workshops, conferences, groups, and trade shows.
  • Mentors diverse suppliers to ensure successful engagements and relationships
  • Coordinates and leads matchmaking sessions with suppliers.
  • Participates in supplier development activities with national & local small & diverse supplier councils.
  • Participates in supplier diversity panels and workshops.
  • Performs realted work as required.





Minimum Entrance Qualifications:

  • At least four (4) years of fulltime, or equivalent part-time, professional experience work which included communications, policy implementation, business development, workforce development, marketing, or related field.
  • A bachelor’s degree in business or public administration, management, communications, marketing, or related field may be substituted for two years of the required experience. A master’s degree in the above listed fields preferred.
  • Strong communication and presentation skills.
  • Ability to build strong relationships with key stakeholders.
  • Demonstrated interest in public policy and working in the public sector highly preferred.
  • Familiarity with state and local government operations and processes.
  • Ability to exercise good judgment and focus on detail as required by the job.


Boston Residency Required.



Union/Salary Plan/Grade: NonUnion/MO-9

Hours per week: 35


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