NCIMED Hiring Opportunity

August 08, 2018
LeiLani Cooper

Posting Title: Project Director – SBTRC
Program: Small Business Transportation Resource Center (SBTRC)
Program Partner: OSDBU a program of US Department of Transportation
Location: District of Columbia
Classification:  Exempt
Type: Part-Time
Salary: Not Published
To apply, please email cover letter and resume to Kaye Gantt, SBTRC Executive Director at:

The Project Director executes program directives for the South Atlantic Region as expressed in the Cooperative Agreement between the North Carolina Institute of Minority Economic Development (the Institute) and the United States Department of Transportation, Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU). This position also develops and implements processes to facilitate activities on behalf of small businesses, including businesses owned and controlled by Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBEs) by providing access to opportunities, technical assistance and financial resources.


  • Is the primary contact on behalf of the South Atlanta Region in the DC market
  • Assist with all aspects of the SBTRC Program Agreement
  • The SBTRC team works collaboratively to implement OSDBU programs, goals and objectives to include, but are not limited to:
    • Bonding Education Program:
        • 2 per agreement period
        • minimum 10 training hours each
    • Access to Capital Program:
      • Host or  participate  in  a  minimum  of  5  access  to  capital  seminars/workshops  per agreement period
      • 7 applications per agreement period
    • Women and Girls in Transportation Initiative:
      • place two interns per agreement period
      • host one WITI event; attend at least 5 per agreement period
  • Participate in national, state, regional and local conferences where a significant number of small businesses, with transportation-related capabilities, are expected to be in attendance
  • Coordinate with OSDBU and its partners to provide relevant, timely information to DBEs about OSDBU programs
  • Solicit and engage regional planning committee to support SBTRC program objectives

Bonding Education Program by State (50%)

  • Identify and engage Stakeholders and consultants
  • Supervises consultants vetting process: (subject matter expertise to ensure the quality of materials and information provided to clients)
  • Execute consultant agreements commensurate with program goals and objectives
  • Manage BEP  training  sessions,  oversee  delivery  of  class  content,  manage  schedules,  manage curriculum
  • Work with Sureties/Agents to support the BEP and program clients to effectively deliver the goals and objectives of the program – DBE assessments, follow up and the application process

Access to Capital Program (25%)

  • Identify eligible DBEs to assist with capital access
  • Identify and solicit financial institutions to participate as approved lenders
  • Work with approved lending partners to develop, implement and deliver financial related services, host information and training sessions and program support in each state
  • Client business counseling, application process, certification process and technical assistance
  • Host or participant in outreach events, seminars and training sessions to promote the Access to Capital Program

Women and Girls in Transportation Initiative (25%)

    • Administer WITI internship program within SA Region
    • Make final selection of most qualified candidate to participate in WITI internship program
    • Identify and solicit partner organizations to host the WITI intern

Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration or in a related field with 7 to 8 years’ experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified. Experience in Word, Excel and PowerPoint applications preferred. Working knowledge of business and entrepreneurship, budget and financial statements, excellent oral and written communication skills, strong understanding of organizational behavior and design, strong interpersonal and relationship skills and the ability to meet deadlines.Additionally, knowledge of the transportation and/or construction industry is preferred. Supervisory experience leading a team spread out in different locations. Candidate must have a valid driver’s license and be willing to travel (30-40% travel). Experience managing federal programs is a plus.


  • The US Department of Transportation is the program partner and the funding agency for the
  • There exist a cooperative agreement between the funding partner and the Institute which details program goals, objectives and expected
  • The program service area is the NC, VA, WV, KY and DC.
  • This job requires overnight travel including in-state and out-of-state
  • Collaboration between programs is highly recommended