City of Boston

Certification Coordinator

Posted Date 2 weeks ago(9/14/2022 3:16 PM)
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Supplier & Workforce Diversity
Regular Full-Time
Boston City Hall
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Brief job description:


The Certification Coordinator will work within the Department of Supplier and Workforce Diversity to ensure that Boston residents have the opportunity for shared success and prosperity through economic growth. Under the supervision of the Certification Manager, the Coordinator will work with local businesses to review their applications for business certification 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 Coordinator will work with the other members of the Supplier Diversity Program to assist businesses in preparing to submit bids for City contracts. Conducts outreach to attract and recruit Women and Minority-Owned businesses to certify with the City of Boston.


Reviews and recommends applications for certification to the Certification Manager

  • Conducts site visits for applicants when necessary.
  • Tracks and maintains certification metrics.
  • Analyzes certification metrics to ensure performance against targets is achieved.
  • Supports the Supplier Diversity Program staff in preparing materials for meetings, City Council hearings, and other Supplier Diversity Program events.


Raises awareness of the Supplier Diversity Program working in coordination with the Certification Manager, through the following activities: 

  • Organizes and participates in relevant workshops, conferences, groups, and trade shows where certification is relevant.
  • Assists Supplier Diversity Program staff in coordinating and leading matchmaking sessions with suppliers.
  • Participates in supplier development activities with national & local small & diverse supplier councils.
  • Participates in Supplier Diversity Program workshops.

Minimum Entrance Qualifications:

  • At least three (3) years of full time, or equivalent part-time, professional experience which included communications, business development, workforce development, or Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) related work.
  • 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.
  • 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: RL 18

Hours per week: 35



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