Basic Information

Job Category: Legal

Location: Detriot, Michigan, United States

Date published: 06-May-2022

Job type: Part Time

Description and Requirements

About the role

Certification Professional

MMSDC is currently seeking a Certification Professional to join the team in Detroit, MI (48207).

Who We Are:
The Michigan Minority Supplier Development Council (MMSDC) is a non-profit, 501(c)3 organization committed to driving economic growth within minority communities. The MMSDC advances this mission by facilitating over $20 billion annually in business contracts between corporations and certified minority business enterprises (MBEs). Founded in 1977, the MMSDC certifies minority businesses, provides MBEs with access to procurement opportunities, and develops capacity for minority business development. The Michigan Council has been recognized by the National Minority Supplier Development Council as ‚Regional Council of the Year, three times since 2007 for its work in promoting minority business development.

About the Role:
The primary purpose of this part-time role is providing certification services that enable minority firms to sell products and services to our corporate and government members.
This department is the first contact with potential clients, and helps to manage the full accounts of the MBE membership. Realizing that certification is only the first step, this team assists in driving value well beyond certification including lead generation, sourcing assistance, development and education opportunities. This team is attuned to what corporations need so that we can attract, recruit, equip and retain MBEs to meet those needs.

This position requires a self-starter who enjoys fast-paced, challenging and demanding work – a person who is organized, strategic and flexible. The individual must analyze and research potential solutions, and consistently deliver accurate, excellent work product on time. The ideal talent is organized, dependable and comfortable operating without a blueprint or constant handholding and instead consistently takes initiative to conceive, design and implement new, timely solutions before ever being asked.

What you’ll do:
The following is a sample list of basic job responsibilities but is not exhaustive.

Position requires the review and understanding of operating agreements, business files, quality control of certification files, routine audits, and survey feedback for certification files. In addition, the position is responsible for overall revenue in the department, control of certification expenses by the allocation of files, and is responsible for the number of files presented
throughout the year, as well as the number of recertifications processed and overall membership numbers.

New MBE intake,
MBE Recertification,
MBE account management,
Data Input,
Department Management,
File Review (All files),
Facilitate all IT updates (NMSDC Central, CVM, Salesforce) with the council,
Certification Appeals Meetings,
Site Visits, Triennial Visits, Outside External Review,
Certification Audits,
Recruitment efforts as well solid retention processes for both corporate members as well
as MBEs,
Sales and sponsorship for MBEs,
Responsible for communicating and protecting the brand, with solid professional, timely,
well-planned, error-free verbal and written communications,
Must be a strong leader, good listener
Must be reliable, dependable, and consistently follow-through and meet deadlines

Our Perfect Candidate
Education and Experience:
Law Degree, CPA, solid Paralegal or equivalent combination of education and experience
Fifteen years of experience demonstrating increasing responsibility, strong business acumen, personal desire for growth and challenge accompanied by initiative and accountability, innovative solutions-based approach to work, and ability to lead. 
Computer skills required: Blackbaud Financial Edge; Contract Management Systems Development Software Systems; Inventory Software; Microsoft Office; ADP Payroll Systems; Project Management Software.
The talent must embrace new opportunities with the personal ownership to learn and innovate, solicit, embrace and leverage feedback without being prompted to do so. In short, this is a job for a maverick who is excited about learning, stretching themselves and contributing to a fast-paced and steadily growing organization.
Ability to analyze complex legal documents; able to read at a high level, which includes processing a lot of information in a short time frame. Being able to read a high volume of information. Necessary to have strong "soft skills" to deal with customer base. Required skills include conflict resolution skills and the ability to de-escalate tension.


Company Offers:
Salary commensurate with experience.
Excellent benefits package offered.

To Apply: 
Please submit your resume 
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We are an Equal Opportunity Employer!