Business Development Coordinator (Unclassified)



JOB CODE: 3610

PAY GRADE: 2250

SALARY RANGE: $47,595 - $80,509

LOCATION OF WORK
Mayor-President's Office/Purchasing Department

GENERAL DESCRIPTION
Under the administrative direction of the Mayor-President's Office, performs responsible administrative and professional work in the Purchasing Department developing business relationships, assessing current procedures for registering, documenting services and reporting on minority, disadvantaged or women owned business enterprises participation in City-Parish endeavors; development and oversight of a technical assistance service of minority, disadvantaged or women owned business enterprises. Work is performed with independent judgment and is reviewed through conferences and for desired results. Performs other work as requested.

ESSENTIAL WORK TASKS
Provides brokering services with the primary objective being the award of a contract, financial transaction, joint venture or acquisition, economic benefit, or building the client capacity of minority, disadvantaged or women owned business enterprises. Conducts matchmakers, financing forums, opportunity fairs, and networking events between minority, disadvantaged or women owned business enterprises and opportunity providers. Implements a database system capable of registering, tracking and documenting the results obtained for minority, disadvantaged or women owned business enterprises as the product of idea exchanges and interaction with alliance partners. Researches various databases and on-line systems that provide information regarding available sources of financing and distributes the information to minority, disadvantaged or women owned business enterprise sectors. Develops solicitation package for RFP (Request for Proposal); evaluates proposals and monitors the selected contractor in providing small business technical assistance delivered via contractual arrangement and funded by Small Business Administration (SBA) grant funds.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
Knowledge of applicable Federal, State, and local laws, ordinances, rulings, and regulations regarding economic development. Knowledge of available Federal, State and local funding. Knowledge of minority business enterprises needs and issues. Knowledge of governmental interrelationships and functions. Knowledge of government budgetary procedures, policies, and practices. Skill in the use of modern office equipment, database and presentation software uses, and peripheral equipment. Skill in brokering transactions and providing coaching or mentoring services to minority, disadvantaged or women owned business enterprises. Ability to communicate effectively in writing and orally. Ability to promote good public relations. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees and the general public. Ability to conduct research. Ability to apply good work habits such as punctuality, reliability, preciseness, and dependability in order to effectively complete assigned tasks and contribute to the smooth operation of the department and division.

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS

EDUCATIONAL AND EXPERIENCE
Bachelor's degree in business, economics, public administration, or a related field, supplemented by four years of progressively responsible experience working with minority firms.

CERTIFICATIONS / LICENSES / REGISTRATIONS
(Unless otherwise specified below, must possess at the time of appointment and must be maintained current throughout employment in this classification.) None.

OTHER JOB ASPECTS
None.


NOTE:
Unclassified job specifications may be revised at the will of the appointing authority.