Minority Business Assistance Center (MBAC) Director

Recruitment #21-0273-001



The City of Dayton Human Relations Council serves as the host for the Greater Dayton MBAC. The center is responsible for providing services to Montgomery, Greene, Clark, Miami, Darke, Preble, Mercer, Auglaize, Shelby, Logan, and Champaign counties. The MBAC Director is responsible for managing and achieving performance goals identified by the State of Ohio and the City of Dayton. The incumbent plans and coordinates programs and activities consistent with the goals and objectives of the Minority Business Assistance Center (MBAC), overseeing all development, reporting and delivery.  Provides one-on-one counseling to minority businesses; originates and conducts meetings with community leaders, state and local officials, and manages the overall provision and direction of professional services for minority and disadvantaged businesses. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems. Maintains a thorough knowledge of administrative policies, procedures, and standard operating guidelines. Incumbent identifies additional funding opportunities for the MBAC and submits budgets and quarterly and annual reports for the center. The MBAC Program Manager coordinates business activities with local, state, and federal agencies and develops internal and external resources to accomplish program objectives.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Public Administration, Economics, or other closely related field AND 7 years of experience working in business management, fiscal planning and accounting, employee training and development, office management and other support functions, 2 years of which is supervisory experience; AND 5 years of experience in finance or financial services; OR 7 years of experience in business ownership and operations may be substituted in place of a degree, or equivalent combination of education and experience which demonstrates the required knowledge, skills and abilities, may be acceptable.

Degree must be from a college or university that is accredited by the U.S. Department of Education through the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools Higher Learning Commission or equivalent region.

License Requirements

Must possess a valid driver’s license at time of appointment and maintain thereafter as a term and condition of continued employment.

Special Requirements

Must obtain a Certified Business Advisor (CBA) certification within one year of appointment/promotion.  Must obtain a Kauffman FastTrac certification within one year of appointment/promotion.


Applications must specifically address each of the minimum qualifications, directly showing how each is met.

Appointment to positions in this classification will require applicants to pass a police background investigation. Final permanent appointment is contingent upon the applicant passing a job-related medical examination, including drug screen, and providing documentary evidence of Employment Authorization and Identity. 

Applicants offered employment with the City will be required to pass a nicotine screening. Newly hired employees must remain tobacco and nicotine free as a condition of continued employment. 

The Tobacco and Nicotine Free Hiring Policy does not apply to current City employees subsequent to HR Policy 2.09. 

An Equal Employment Opportunity Employer