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MENTOR PROTEGE PROGRAM COORDINATOR (EXECUTIVE I)

We continually strive for a workforce that reflects the growing diversity within the State of Illinois.  A variety of employee backgrounds, perspectives, ideas and experiences are crucial to our ability to most effectively serve the public.  Bilingual skills welcome

Reasonable Accommodation Statement

Persons with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodations throughout the hiring process and during performance of all job duties.  Please email the Central Management Services Disability Resource Center at CMS.DisabilityResCen@illinois.gov or call (217) 524 - 7514 for further information and to request an accommodation.

Sponsorship for Employment

The State of Illinois does not provide sponsorship for employment visa status (e.g. H-1B visa status).  To be considered for permanent employment with the State of Illinois, applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis.

Disclosure of Salary Information

In compliance with the Illinois Equal Pay Act, 820 ILCS 112/1 et seq., the State does not seek, request, or require a job applicant’s wage or salary history.  Employment decisions are not made based on an applicant’s wage or salary history.  To that end, please do not include wage or salary information in your resume or other profile or application materials.

Date:  Jun 10, 2021
Location: 

Chicago, IL, US, 60601-3218

Job Requisition ID:  4211

Agency:  Department of Central Management Services  
Closing Date/Time:  06/24/2021 
Salary:  $4,587 - $6,820/month - $4,587 anticipated starting salary - CBA language applies 
Job Type:  Salaried Full Time 
County:  Cook 
Number of Vacancies:  1 
Plan/BU:  RC062 

 

Collective Bargaining Agreement language applies to this requisition:
We are currently transitioning away from a paper application process to an electronic application process. This position has not been transitioned. Please follow the directions below when applying to this position.

 

DO NOT APPLY ONLINE

**DO NOT CLICK THE APPLY BUTTON**

 

CMS100/B Employment Application and all applicable documentation should be submitted to the Agency contact listed below.

 

Posting Identification #4211

 

POSITION OVERVIEW

The Mentor Protégé Program Coordinator for the Business Enterprise Program, organizes, executes and maintains the Mentor Protégé Program and capacity building initiatives. This includes operations and outreach utilizing knowledge of the Business Enterprise Program, Small Business Set Aside Program, Veterans Business Program, and small business technical assistance program. This coordinator should have a passion for supporting disenfranchised businesses and community success. They will collaborate the other divisions within the business enterprise program to ensure that all BEP vendors have access to growth education and opportunities.  We welcome you to apply today.

POSITION ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Serves as Business Enterprise Program (BEP) representative for assigned areas at major conferences, organizational functions, workshops and seminars
  • Performs research to develop and maintain a general base of marketing information for assigned areas
  • Serves as an Outreach Coordinator for assigned areas for the Business Enterprise Program (BEP)
  • Corresponds with business prospects through telephone, written correspondence or email to develop new contacts and business relationships promoting awareness of BEP programs offered by the State of Illinois
  • Assists the Outreach Manager in the development and maintenance of surveys
  • Translates functions/procedures into Spanish for individuals who cannot speak, read or write English, in contact with the general public, advocacy groups, customers and community organizations
  • Conducts research, participates in special projects, and performs assignments, independently or in cooperation with other Central Management Services bureaus, related to the BEP
  • Continues education by attending meetings, seminars, conferences, and workshops to increase familiarity with and maintain current on potential vendors, techniques, and procedures related to BEP activities and operations
  • Performs other duties as required or assigned which are reasonably within the scope of duties enumerated above

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

  • Requires knowledge, skill and mental development equivalent to completion of four years of college, preferably with coursework in business or public administration
  • Requires one year of responsible administrative experience in a public or business organization or completion of an agency approved professional management training program

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES

  • Prefers a bachelor’s degree in Journalism, Communications, English or a directly related field
  • Requires extensive knowledge of the principles and practices of public and business administration
  • Requires the ability to develop and manage a small agency program function
  • Requires ability to analyze administrative problems and adopt an effective course of action
  • Requires ability to develop, implement and evaluate new and revised methods, procedures and performance standards
  • Requires ability to exercise judgment and discretion in developing, implementing and interpreting departmental policies and procedures
  • Prefers ability to perform research and compile statistical information, and to develop and maintain comprehensive reports
  • Prefers the ability to use peripheral equipment (e.g., personal computer, computer terminals, hand-held computer) and computer applications such as word processing, spreadsheet and database applications in the development of reports, and in the monitoring and tracking of various aspects of the Program
  • Prefers a working knowledge of procurement and certification processes
  • Of the one year of experience noted above, requires experience in Marketing and communications, Multicultural and/or diverse community outreach and engagement, Strategic outreach planning, Public speaking, In-person and virtual event planning
  • Requires a working knowledge of writing and formatting styles and methods used in applicable publications, social media platforms and other technology channels, developing outreach, marketing, and public relations plans, producing written and on-line communication materials and applicable research methods
  • Requires an extensive knowledge of public relations, marketing and community outreach principles, practices, and techniques, applicable programs, organizations, and resources, and local media outlets and news organizations

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT

  • Requires a valid driver’s license and the ability to travel.
  • This position requires the applicant to pass a background check.
  • Overtime is a condition of employment and you may be required/mandated to work overtime including scheduled, unscheduled, or last-minute overtime.
  • Per Executive Order 2018-07, requires engagement with Business Enterprise Program (BEP) contractors and subcontractors and support for the goals of the BEP program and the Fair Contracting Task Force

Work Hours:  Monday - Friday 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM  
Work Location: 100 W Randolph St Chicago, IL 60601-3218  
Agency Contact:

CMS Internal Personnel

401 S Spring St., Room 414

Springfield, IL 62706

Phone Number: 217-558-3089

Fax Number: 217-558-5943

CMS.Applications@illinois.gov

 

Job Function:  Administration/Management  

 

CANDIDATES MUST SUBMIT A SEPARATE BID FORM (as applicable) AND CMS-100/B FOR EACH POSTED VACANCY APPLIED FOR. 

 

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

***DO NOT APPLY ONLINE***

*****DO NOT CLICK THE APPLY BUTTON*****

***You MUST send a paper application to the Agency Contact listd above***

 

Current State Employees:

  • Seeking a Promotion – Submit an Official Position Vacancy Bid Form and CMS-100B Employment Application (version dated 9/2020 or after) to the Agency Contact address listed above.
    • Older versions of the CMS-100B will not be graded or returned to applicants. 
    • Failure to complete and submit the new CMS-100B (version dated 9/2020 or after) will result in your application being rejected.

 

  • Seeking a Transfer – Submit an Official Position Vacancy Bid FormTransfer Request, and CMS-100 Employment Application (version dated 9/2020 or after) to the Agency Contact address listed above.
    • A separate Bid form and Application is required for each Posting Identification#/Job Requisition ID # or your bid will be rejected.  
    • Failure to complete and submit the new CMS-100 version (dated 9/2020 or after) will result in your application being rejected.

 

  • Seeking a Reduction - Submit an Official Position Vacancy Bid Form and CMS-100 Employment Application (version dated 9/2020 or after) to the Agency Contact address listed above.
    • A separate Bid form and Application is required for each Posting Identification#/Job Requisition ID # or your bid will be rejected.  
    • Failure to complete and submit the new CMS-100 (version dated 9/2020 or after) will result in your application being rejected.

 

 Former State Employees:

  • Submit an Official Position Vacancy Bid Form and CMS-100 Employment Application (version dated 9/2020 or after) to the Agency Contact address listed above.
    • A separate Bid form and Application is required for each Posting Identification#/Job Requisition ID # or your bid will be rejected. 
    • Failure to complete and submit the new CMS-100 (version dated 9/2020 or after) will result in your application being rejected.

 

Non-State Employees:

  • Submit a CMS-100 Employment Application (version dated 9/2020 or after) and official college transcripts (where applicable) to the Agency Contact address listed above.
    • Documentation is required for each Posting/Bid ID or your application(s) will be rejected.  
    • Failure to complete and submit the new CMS-100 version (dated 9/2020 or after) will result in your application being rejected.