Director, Government Contracting

  • Full Time

The Director of the Government Contracting Assistance Program (GCAP) provides day-to-day management of the statewide GCAP initiative. The position is expected to maintain regular communication with the State Director in planning federal government contract training and vendor events. The Director will also have lead responsibility for the SBTDC’s relationships with public and private entities, initiatives, and projects related to contracting and government procurement activities.

The four main responsibilities of this individual are:

1. Administrative:
This position functions as one of the senior management positions within SBTDC. While its direct staff supervision and budget responsibilities are modest, its representation and relationship responsibilities are quite significant. The SBTDC’s government procurement activities are viewed as models nationwide and its role in these areas within North Carolina is highly visible and respected. The position supervises 6 to 8 professional staff at dispersed Regional Service Centers throughout the state. Because staff are based at other campuses, supervision involves significant inter-campus contact and oversight.

2. Program Development:
The Director will have lead responsibility for developing and enhancing government procurement award process initiatives of the SBTDC. This will include the identification and procurement of capital and human resources to support and expand upon current counseling, training, research, and advocacy efforts. Initial attention will be focused on sustaining the SBTDC’s role and reputation as a support resource for government procurement efforts within the university community, and on positioning the SBTDC as the state’s primary assistance resource for businesses interested in doing business at the state and federal levels.

3. Marketing and Outreach:
The Director will be involved in significant public representation within the academic, government, and business communities. University contacts will typically be at the Vice Chancellor and Dean levels. Contacts with businesses and government will be at senior levels as well. It is expected that this position will represent the SBTDC and the state on various advisory boards, task forces, and planning groups. This will frequently require the preparation of reports and presentations focused on government procurement issues and needs, often with a high public profile.

4. Instruction/Research:
The Director will have lead responsibility for education and training activities that support the government procurement development objectives of the SBTDC.

Minimum Education / Experience

Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree and at least ten years of progressively responsible senior management experience or equivalent.

Required Qualifications

  • Familiarity with businesses new to federal, state, and local government procurement contract awards is expected.
  • Demonstrated extensive senior management experience and abilities.
  • Ability to manage, from a programmatic perspective, a professional staff of 6 to 8 persons as well as support staff.
  • Strong analytical and planning capabilities.
  • Outstanding written and oral communication skills.
  • The ability to develop and manage multiple projects, and a proven ability to work effectively with and within both the academic and business communities.

Preferred Qualifications

Master’s degree is preferred.

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