Certification Specialist – Twin Cities

Certification Specialist – Twin Cities


WBDC - Twin Cities, 2021 East Hennepin Ave, #200., Minneapolis



Posting Date: 

October 14th, 2019

Closing Date: 

July 31st, 2020

Description of Opportunity: 

The role of the Certification Specialist is to manage the WBENC Certification program with a focus on the Minnesota region, including North and South Dakota. Responsibilities include processing applications, managing the application process internally, and supporting the ongoing program requirements as a Regional Partner Organization to WBENC. In addition, the Certification Specialist supports activities to grow the region working with the Regional Director/Twin Cities.

REPORTS TO: Managing Director of Established Business Services


WBENC Compliance & Application Management

  • Implement and execute WBENC’s standards and procedures, and provide recommendations to improve operational efficiencies and client experience in applying for WBE and WOSB certifications
  • Process WBENC and WOSB applications and manage the application process
  • Maintain relationships with WBENC professionals
  • Prepare and submit WBENC reports as required and assigned

Client Acquisition & Services

  • Support regional initiatives
  • Position and maintain WBDC brand image as a premier women’s business development and resource organization

Corporate and Volunteer Management

  • Manage certification committee meetings, and recruit members and site visit volunteers
  • Manage volunteer site visitors

Training and Events

  • Conduct certification/procurement-related workshops for the purpose of attracting new and renewed applicants
  • Participate in and remain current in all trainings provided by WBENC; and maintain extensive knowledge of WBENC online systems
  • Work closely with Regional Director/Twin Cities to support programming

General Administration & Services

  • Perform other duties as assigned by Managing Director of Established Business Services
  • In collaboration with the WBDC Marketing department, create awareness and drive certification growth


  • Analytical skills and high attention to detail
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Highly proficient with Microsoft Office Suite
  • Strong organization skills with ability to manage priorities and deadlines
  • Requires travel locally and out-of-state
  • Passionate about women’s issues and women’s economic development
  • 2-3 years progressive work experience
  • Business degree preferred


A competitive total benefits package and tremendous potential with a growing mission-focused organization. Benefits include a flexible work schedule, health insurance, dental insurance, vision insurance, short term and long term disability insurance, long term care, life insurance, and a 401(k) retirement plan with matching benefits.

 Position available immediately. Commensurate with experience. The Women’s Business Development Center is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer. Further information on the WBDC is available at www.WBDC.org.