President Position – Northern California Minority Supplier Diversity Council

President Position – Northern California Minority Supplier Diversity Council


The Northern California Minority Supplier Development Council (NCMSDC) promotes minority participation in the procurement process to create economic wealth in minority business communities in Northern California, Nevada, Hawaii and the nation. It is an affiliate of the National Minority Supplier Diversity Council.

NCMSDC provides the only nationally-recognized Ethnic Minority Business Certification in Northern California, Nevada and Hawaii and connects certified Minority-owned Business Enterprises (MBEs) with NCMSDC Corporate Members, including many of America’s largest publicly-owned, privately-owned and foreign-owned companies, as well as universities, hospitals and other buying institutions. Leveraging more than 35 years as an industry expert in minority business enrichment, development and impact, they offer minority businesses support from certification to technical trainings to exclusive MBE-to-MBE and corporate procurement events. They offer Corporate Members access to their Northern California, Nevada and Hawaii database of certified minority suppliers with diverse industries, specializations and capacities.

Ethnic Minority Business Certification is a designation that helps Corporate America track minority business purchases and meet supplier diversity goals. The majority of companies in Corporate America are internally required to maintain the classifications of their supply bases and report their diverse business spend. Certification helps ensure the integrity of these corporate supply base business classifications because corporations can only track those Minority-owned Business Enterprises (MBEs) that have been legitimately identified as Minority-owned Business Enterprises—therefore, certification will not only benefit corporations currently doing business with MBEs, but will also potentially boost each MBEs’ own business by making their company even more attractive to prospective corporate clients.

Supplier Diversity is a business program that encourages the use of previously underutilized minority-owned vendors as suppliers. Many of the Fortune 500 companies have Supplier Diversity initiatives that include annual diversity spend goals, which promote the inclusion of diverse suppliers into their supply chain. The trend is to count spend only with certified suppliers whose diversity status has been validated and confirmed by a 3rd-party certifying agency (like NCMSDC). Many corporations will not count spend with uncertified or self-declared diverse suppliers. If minority suppliers become certified, they are giving corporations more incentive to choose them as diverse suppliers. Therefore, becoming a certified diverse supplier is a competitive advantage.


The President is the chief administrator who provides executive leadership to the Northern California Minority Supplier Development Council (NCMSDC) to help fulfil its mission and meet its financial and legal responsibilities.  The President of the NCMSDC is responsible for the provision of leadership and advocacy for minority business development in the geographical area served by the Council.  Through the staff, the President is responsible for the development, implementation, evaluation and refinement of approved programs to increase and/or enhance opportunities for minority business enterprises.  Day to day operations, including personnel, financial and program management, are the direct responsibility of the President.

The President reports directly to the Board of Directors of the NCMSDC and is accountable for adhering to the agreements with the National Minority Supplier Development Council.  The Company is seeking a President who has the strategic and practical management skills to maximize the impact of their mission and the leadership skills that can bring together the community and its resources to build a common vision and plan for the future.

 Key Responsibilities

  •  Establish, with the Board of Directors, the long and short term goals and strategic plan of the organization; oversee their implementation and report progress to the board during monthly meetings.
  • Administrative management and supervision of daily operations of the organization; supervision of professional staff; institute effective personnel, fiscal, performance evaluation and program policies and procedures.
  • Develop and monitor the annual budget, exercising financial controls for remaining within budget throughout the fiscal year, oversee financial management system, supervise completion of all audits and ensure their submission in a timely fashion.
  • Design, supervise and implement programs and special events to effectively meet NCMSDC strategic objectives and to foster minority business growth.
  • Recruitment of corporate members, sponsorship and provision of services to new and existing corporate members in support of their minority procurement efforts.
  • Maintain compliance with NMSDC Minimum Standards of Affiliation; prepare and submit NMSDC quarterly, semi-annual and annual reports, attend quarterly meetings and stay abreast of NMSDC policies and procedures.  The Executive Board will be informed immediately of any problem or potential problems concerning compliance with affiliation standards.
  • Responsible for the collection and maintenance of information on minority suppliers located within the Council’s established geographical service area.  Determine areas of opportunity for minority entrepreneurs and communicate these to member minority suppliers and other relevant parties.
  • Responsible for the dissemination of information about the council and its programs to prospective members, minority suppliers and the media.
  • Work with the Board of Directors to develop, coordinate and implement fundraising campaigns and other programs to secure funding.

Contact Person

Jill M. Morrissey, Esq. [Bio<>] Senior Associate
phone: 617.824.4659 | cell: 617.824.4659 | fax: 925.394.9068
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