Deputy Director Business Enterprise Program

  • Company: State of Illinois Commission on Equity and Inclusion
  • Location: Chicago, Illinois 60601
  • Salary: $99,996 to $114,996
  • Date Posted: February 7, 2023
  • Closing Date: March 31, 2023


Coordinates efforts between BEP and the CMS Bureau of Strategic Sourcing and Procurement (BOSSAP)for their respective spend portfolios to analyze and determine potential BEP bid opportunities which fixes objectives and states principles to control actions of multiple Bureaus, Divisions, and private businesses. Serves authoritatively as a policy‐formulating administrator for the planning, directing, implementing, and administering the development and ongoing administration of the entities of the Business Enterprise Program (BEP), which is mandated by statute in the Business Enterprise for Minorities, Females, and Persons with Disabilities Act. Serves as official agency spokesperson on behalf of the CEI Chair and the commission to the Governor’s Office, state agency heads, university officials, vendors, contractors, state chambers of commerce, public, private, and federal officials on BEP initiatives and issues. May serve as Secretary of the Business Enterprise Council on behalf of the CEI Chief of Staff. Maintains administrative responsibility working in concert with the other Deputy Director of BEP with all BEP operational staff for BEP Compliance Coordination and the Veteran’s Business Program. Oversees financial management, federal financial participation, and monitors these components’ performance to ensure policy and procedure development is consistent with Commission objectives. Performs special projects on various BEP issues for the CEI Chief of Staff, frequently of a highly sensitive and confidential nature. Serves as full line supervisor.


Four (4) + years professional experience exercising judgment and discretion in developing, implementing, and interpreting departmental policies and procedures. Four (4) + years professional experience in business management and managing cross-functioning organizational entities. Four (4) + years professional experience with staff utilization and employee motivation. Four (4) + years professional experience analyzing administrative programs and adopt an effective course of action. Four (4) + years professional experience developing and maintaining cooperative working relationships.

Application Process

Copy and paste this link and apply at the State of Illinois Jobs Site. CEI’s mission is to increase participation in the State procurement process by assisting minorities, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities with contracting opportunities with the State through the certification, compliance, and outreach programs under the BEP and VBP. The Commission is also committed to the principles of equal employment opportunity in all areas of the State employment process, including but not limited to the recruitment, hiring, promotion, discipline, discharge, and the awarding of benefits for all qualified individuals.

Contact Info

Name: Tracey Kenney
Phone: 773-771-2171
Closing Date: March 31, 2023