City of Boston

Supplier Diversity Policy & Compliance Manager

Posted Date 1 month ago(5/4/2023 3:12 PM)
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The Supplier Diversity Policy and Compliance Manager will work within the Department of Supplier Diversity and will be responsible for coordinating, managing, and reporting on all policy implementation and compliance initiatives of the Supplier Diversity Program. The Policy and Compliance Manager will monitor City departments’ progress on supplier diversity goals, compliance with equitable procurement standards, and performance on other key metrics. The Policy and Compliance Manager will collaborate with stakeholders in the Administration and Finance Cabinet, and the Procurement, Auditing, and Budget departments to ensure that City departments meet compliance standards set forth in an Executive Order Promoting Equity in Public Procurement (2016) and an Executive Order Establishing Equitable Procurement Goals in Support of Minority and Women-Owned Businesses (2021). The Policy and Compliance Manager will also be responsible for leading the process of reconciling existing executive orders, internal policy, and sections of the City Code, to ensure that all City policy is aligned with the Administration's supplier diversity/equitable procurement goals and strategy.

Specifically, the Policy and Compliance Manager will manage the implementation of the following supplier diversity strategies, keeping detailed documentation on each:

  • Contract-specific Minority Business Enterprise/Women Business Enterprise (MBE/WBE) utilization goals on construction contracts.
  • Compliance and Assistance (C&A) process for City departments.
  • Supplier diversity/equitable procurement performance metrics for City departments.

Further, Supplier Diversity Programs Manager will represent the Supplier Diversity Program, its interests, and objectives in collaborations with other City departments, the State Supplier Diversity Office, and other governmental and non-governmental stakeholders. The Policy and Compliance Manager will work alongside the Supplier Diversity Program Manager and report to the Director and Deputy Director of Supplier Diversity. Annually, the Policy and Compliance Manager will work closely with the Director, Deputy Director, and Deputy Director of Administration and Finance to craft a budget for the department.


Compliance Management:

  • Work collaboratively with the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Specialist in the Public Facilities Department to identify opportunities for applying contract specific Minority Business Enterprise/Women Business Enterprise (MBE/WBE) utilization goals to construction contracts, assist departments in setting goals and including goals in solicitation language, track prime contractors’ progress towards utilization goals.
  • Report on compliance of prime contractors with contract specific MBE/WBE utilization goals.
  • Manage the compliance monitoring staff of the Supplier Diversity Program in monitoring the compliance of prime contractors with contract specific MBE/WBE utilization goals using the department’s compliance tracking system .
  • Assist the Program Monitors in tracking and reporting on departmental compliance with equitable procurement standards (Compliance & Assistance).
  • Identify instances of noncompliance with respect to the initiatives above, and develop recommendations for corrective action.
  • Works with internal departments stakeholders and City leadership to develop new procedures and staff training plans as needed to implement new compliance regulations.

Policy Implementation:

  • Collaborate with stakeholders in the Finance Cabinet to implement and track department adoption of key supplier diversity policies (i.e. integration of universal supplier diversity language into solicitation language, WQC and professional services solicitation requirements and evaluation criteria).
  • Conduct policy research to advise on the development and implementation of new policies to increase the City’s utilization of MBEs and WBEs.
  • Present findings from policy research and recommendations to senior staff (Director, Deputy Director, Director of Administration and Finance) in written and verbal form to inform strategic decision making and funding requests.
  • Assist the department as a project lead for new disparity studies, conducted every 4-5 years.

Procurement Reform:

  • Represent the Department of Supplier Diversity (DSD) as a key stakeholder in muti-cabinet efforts to improve procurement process and policy such that reforms further increase access to contracting opportunities for small and diverse businesses and close the disparity between the City’s utilization of white male-owned businesses and its utilization of women- and minority-owned businesses.

Minimum Entrance Qualifications:

  • At least five (5) years of full-time, or equivalent part-time, work experience which included government operations, policy writing/development, project management, and/or compliance management preferably in a government or public sector environment.
  • A bachelor’s degree in business or public administration, public policy, management, communications, or related field may be substituted for two years of the required experience. A JD may be substituted for 3 years of experience.
  • Familiarity with local government operations and processes strongly preferred.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and tasks and to prepare reports and statistics.
  • Strong communication and presentation skills.
  • Strong writing skills, preferably experience writing memos, policy briefs, and reports.
  • Proficiency in using Microsoft Office and Google Suite.
  • Proficiency in scheduling and running virtual meetings on Zoom and/or Google Hangouts.
  • Ability to build strong relationships with key government and nonprofit stakeholders and exercise good judgment and discretion in relationship management.
  • Ability to build and lead coalitions of stakeholders from government, nonprofit and for profit business sectors.
  • Direct management experience strongly preferred.
  • Familiarity with state and local government operations, processes, and organizational structure including but not limited to the strong-mayor/city council form of government, Commonwealth of Massachusetts legislative process, Massachusetts General Laws concerning procurement of construction and construction design services (Chapters 149, 149a, 3039m) strongly preferred.

Boston Residency Required. 


Non Union, MO Salary plan, Grade 9.

35 Hours per week. 



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