The University of Florida is seeking to fill the vacant position of Director for Small Business and Vendor Diversity in Business Services.
UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA
The University of Florida is a top-10 public, comprehensive, land-grant, research university. UF is the state’s oldest and most comprehensive university and is among the nation’s most academically diverse public universities. UF traces its beginnings to a small seminary in 1853. It opened its doors in Gainesville in 1906 with 102 students. Today, it is one of the most comprehensive and academically diverse universities in the nation, with an enrollment of some 54,000 students annually. UF is home to 16 colleges and more than 170 research centers and institutes and offers nearly 300 graduate degree programs. Only five other universities nationwide have as many programs of study on one campus as the University of Florida.
The Director for Small Business and Vendor Diversity, reporting to the Assistant Vice President for Business Services, is responsible for administering the university’s Small Business and Vendor Diversity program. The director provides leadership in advancing the university’s commitment to optimal utilization of diverse small businesses in university procurement opportunities. The director develops programs and services to raise awareness of, and to seek out, identify, and support diverse small businesses including minority-, women-, and veteran-owned, to facilitate their increased utilization by university departments. The director creates and maintains collaborative relationships with campus and local community leaders and diverse small business owners to foster an environment where opportunities for participation in procurement activities by diverse small businesses are available, accessible, and optimized.
In addition to program leadership and collaboration with campus partners on small business and vendor diversity initiatives, the director is responsible for comprehensive reporting, program marketing, and general program support for strategic initiatives in Business Services.
The director is a key member of team of professionals in Business Services who are responsible for management and oversight of business and service units that provide essential services to students and the UF community including food and beverage services, vending, the UF Bookstore, campus mail services, printing services, and Small Business and Vendor Diversity.
Master’s degree in an appropriate area and six years of relevant experience; or a bachelor’s degree in an appropriate area and eight years of relevant experience
Proven track record of successful management of a small business and vendor diversity program in a college or university setting
Demonstrated leadership skills including consensus building and collaboration skills
Demonstrated excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
Demonstrated planning and organization skills
Demonstrated ability to perform data analysis, interpret results, and recommend and implement solutions based on findings
Demonstrated knowledge and experience in Information Technology, specifically data management and basic computer applications and software
Budget planning and management experience
Demonstrated interpersonal skills
Demonstrated ability to handle multiple projects or tasks simultaneously
Ability to work as part of a team in a multi-cultural environment
Additional Salary Information: Excellent employee benefits include health insurance, state retirement plan, 14 paid holidays, sick and vacation leave; Florida is one of the few states without a state income tax.
Internal Number: 514773
About University of Florida
Business Services at the University of Florida is responsible for the operational, financial, facility, and contract management activities of business and service units that provide essential services to students and the UF community.
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