Small Business Program Director/Manager
Job TypeFull Time
CompanyCDC dbd North Wind Group
Job Description
North Wind Group is currently seeking a Small Business Program Director/Manager to join our team in Knoxville, TN. The Small Business Program Director/Manager will be the lead for NWG's small business program compliance activities including SB and 8(a) BG applications, annual report filings, M&P and other joint ventures, etc. This position will report directly to our VP, GC, and Chief Compliance Officer. 

Summary of Duties:

  • Ensure the planning, execution and reporting of Small Business Administration Compliance requirements are met
  • Ensure timely and accurate data input into US Government (SAM database) and SBA information management systems                                                                                      
  • Intimate knowledge of the SBA Certify filing portal
  • In-depth knowledge of SBA 8(a) Business Development requirements of 13 CFR 124, and 8(a) application requirements and processes
  • In-depth knowledge of SBA Small Business requirements of 13 CFR 121  
  • Familiarity with HUBZone requirements and benefits
  • Develop and provide specific information, reports and/or special services as requested or required by the SBA/SBD Administrators, the SBA Business Opportunity Specialist and the Director of SBD 
  • Perform planning, execution and reporting of Small Business Administration compliance requirements across all company subsidiaries  
  • Provide advice and guidance to internal clients on SBA compliance matters, requirements, certifications                                                                                     
  • Lead for drafting and negotiating small business joint ventures and mentor-protege joint venture agreements with counterparty joint venture as well as manage the internal corporate joint venture due diligence process
  • Lead for managing small business and 8(a) ecosystem and the principal point of contract with President and other executives regarding same
  • Extensive experience and knowledge for the Small Business regulations including 13 CFR and 124
  • 5-7 years in development and oversight of SBA programs and corporate compliance strategies
  • Experience with the SBA Certify portal system and requirements and SAM registrations
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • High level of attention to detail
  • Considerable computer skills with MS Office software, system documentation, audit packages
  • Bachelor Degree preferred but not required 
Supervision Received:
  • Reports to and receives technical and operational supervision from the VP, General Counsel, and Chief Compliance Officer
Supervision Exercised:
  • Provide technical and operational supervision to the Small Business Program Officer

North Wind offers a competitive pay and benefits package to include health, life, and disability insurance benefits, 401(k) with company match, generous paid leave, and tuition reimbursement for eligible employees. As a company, we are committed to employee wellness, professional development, and work-life balance. We value safety, reliability, and commitment to our people! For more information about our benefits or hiring philosophy, visit the North Wind Career Opportunities Page.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The nature of those accommodations will be determined on a case-by-case basis.  If you are an individual with a disability and require a reasonable accommodation to complete any part of the application process, or are limited in the ability or unable to access or use this online application process and need an alternative method for applying, you may contact our Helpline +1.208.528.8718 or use the Request for Reasonable Accommodation form to get assistance.

North Wind Group is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer and welcomes all qualified applicants. Applicants will receive fair and impartial consideration without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, genetic data, religion or other legally protected status. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.