Minority Business Coordinator – The City of Springfield

Apr 4, 2023 | Jobs

Minority Business Coordinator – The City of Springfield

Salary: $65,998.40 – $84,364.80 Annually
Department: City Manager’s Office
Opening Date: 04/03/23
Closing Date: 05/01/23 11:59 PM

The City of Springfield, Ohio is seeking qualified candidates for the Minority Business Coordinator position focused on providing outreach and programing to minority businesses in Springfield, and helping the City reach its DBE/FBE goals.

Under the direction of the Economic Development Manager, this position will develop the City’s MBE initiatives through educational programming, local MBE/FBE certification, assistance with State MBE certification, and increase local MBE access to capital and technical assistance through outreach and relationship building.

Examples of Duties:

(Any one position may not include all of the specific duties listed, nor do the examples cover all the duties that may be performed.)

  • Promotes minority/female business within the City and with the city government; develops and maintains a working relationship with financial institutions, construction- related industries, minority businesses, trade associations, and other minority business and related organizations or groups.
  • Develops and administers a public information program on the activities of the City involving Minority/Female Business Enterprise programs or projects. Develops and administers workshops and seminars to make the community aware of various programs and projects.
  • Works with minority/female business clients on bidding procedures, bid specifications, bid submittal, contract award, administration, technical assistance, and joint venture development. Provides consultative services to existing and potential minority/female businesses; identifies problem areas in the City’s purchasing procedures and recommends solutions.
  • Maintains statistical information on minority business participation in city business transactions. Monitors compliance with federal, state, and local laws and regulations related to minority/female business participation.  Assists minority/female businesses in acquiring federal and state grants and other financial alternatives.
  • Certifies minority/female businesses for participation in local program; reviews status periodically.
  • Prepares quarterly reports and information brochures on Minority/Female Business Enterprise activities.
  • Coordinates technical assistance to businesses with local partners, including the Springfield Small Business Development Center, OhioMeansJobs, and other development-oriented entities.
  • Maintains regular in-person attendance and may work extended hours as needed.


  • Graduation from an accredited college or university with a degree in business administration, public administration, finance, political science, public relations, or other social sciences and experience in economic and small business development or technical assistance to businesses or construction; or any equivalent combination of training and experience that provides the knowledge, skills, and abilities listed.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: 

  • Knowledge of existing economic development incentives and financing programs.
  • Knowledge of general administration and management.
  • Knowledge of federal and state regulations and laws related to minority/female business participation.
  • Ability to communicate city procurement activities and policies to interested businesses.
  • Knowledge of the City’s organizational structure and the function and activities of city departments.
  • Ability to work and carry out detailed instructions.
  • Ability to conduct and synthesize research and statistical data.
  • Ability to develop positive working relationships internally and externally, with a focus on members of the minority business community.
  • Effective oral and written communication skills.
  • Passion for servant leadership.


The City of Springfield is committed to a diverse workforce as it enriches and strengthens how we advance our mission. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer, welcoming applications from all individuals, regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity, national origin, disability, and all the other characteristics that make us unique. Our goal is to be the place where a diverse mix of talented people want to work.

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