Business Enterprises Program Director - 18053
State of Tennessee
Business & Professional Services , Education, Training & Library , Finance & Accounting
Position Description / Responsibilities
Under the general supervision of the Sensory Area Director, the TBE Director serves as a strategic leader of the Business Enterprises (BE) Program providing strategic vision, programmatic expertise and state and federal compliance support in the operations of the program while maintaining a high level of accountability. The TBE Director and their team of professional staff statewide, with active participation of the Elected Committee of Blind Vendors, provides all eligible Blind individuals with the necessary training and support to be successful as a new licensed operator. The TBE Director is responsible for the planning, organizing, directing and overall day to day administration of the program as well as developing, maintaining, and strengthening community relationships with various partners and businesses.
- Provide leadership, guidance, and direction for the program statewide.
- Serve as the subject matter expert for the Business Enterprises program and represent the interest of the program and licensed managers.
- Assure active participation of the Elected Committee of Blind Vendors for successful program operations.
- Maintain current knowledge of all relevant state and federal laws, rules and regulations including those of the program’s federal funding partner for compliant program administration.
- In coordination with the department’s fiscal and budget units, monitor all program expenditures and assure timely completion and submission of all fiscal and programmatic reports.
- Establish, maintain, and strengthen relationships with state agencies and partners
- Evaluate and provide input on the organization, structure, and staffing of the Business Enterprises program to achieve program goals.
- Maintain a system of professional development that attracts and retains highly qualified professionals.
- With active participation of the Elected Committee of Blind Vendors support the business and professional development of BE program entrepreneurs for long term success.
Education and Experience: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor's degree and experience equivalent to five years of full-time professional work in one or a combination of the following: social services, human services, education, auditing, accounting, and/or social services grant coordination. At least four years of this experience must have been human services program evaluation or case review work.
Substitution of Education for Experience: Graduate course work from an accredited college or university in any liberal arts field, including but not limited to social sciences, mathematics, or statistics, education, public administration, and/or business may be substituted for the required experience, on a year-for-year basis, to a maximum of two years, there being no substitution for the required four years of specialized experience.
Substitution of Experience for Education: Additional professional experience in social services, human services, education, auditing, accounting, and/or social services grant coordination may substitute for the required education on a year for year basis to a maximum of four years (one year of experience is equivalent to 45 undergraduate quarter hours), there being no substitution for the required four years of specialized experience.
Experience equivalent to three years of human services field supervision, disability claims supervision, or human services program evaluation or case review work with the State of Tennessee.
Applicants may be subject to background check. Any position could ultimately be designated as work from home, mobile work or free address (i.e. Employees work in office and can choose from various space options based on need for a given day such as private meeting rooms, conference rooms, collaborative spaces and enclaves for individual work assignments.)
apply at: www.tn.gov/careers