Director of Economic Inclusion

Director of Economic Inclusion
City of Cincinnati Department of Economic Inclusion
 Cincinnati, Ohio
Job Description

Under the direction of the City Manager, this employee plans, directs, manages, and oversees the activities and operations of the Department of Economic Inclusion. The employee shall have primary responsibility for the monitoring and compliance of City of Cincinnati contracting requirements and processes contained within the Cincinnati Municipal Code (CMC) or city ordinances, state or federal law.

Specific responsibility of this position includes oversight of the city’s M/W/SBE programs, including establishing goals on a project-by-project basis and monitoring compliance during contract term, vetting and determining approval for all new certifications and recertifications for the city’s M/W/SBE program in compliance with CMC guidelines and polices, wage enforcement and determination and monitoring of the city’s prevailing wage responsibilities under federal and state law.

Performs related duties as required.


(Illustrative only. Any one position within this classification may not include all of the duties listed nor do the listed examples include all of the tasks which may be performed.)

  • Plans, prioritizes, assigns, supervises, reviews and participates in the work of staff responsible for contract compliance activities; recommends and assists in the implementation of goals and objectives; implements approved policies and procedures.
  • Develop, administer, and implement inclusive Economic Development Programs, that attract corporate partners aligned with the City's economic opportunity goal, support the development of small and micro businesses.
  • Develops metrics for assessing economic inclusion goals; analyzes the results of the department’s economic inclusion strategies to determine effectiveness.
  • Identifies and implements opportunities to expedite economic inclusion contracting opportunities.
  • Conducts strategic assessments and further integration of key partnerships and community engagement initiatives
  • Oversees intensive due diligence and compliance for economic development agreements (e.g., partnerships, tax incentives) in accordance with local, state and federal regulations.
  • Participates in the development of policies and procedures; monitors work activities to ensure compliance with established policies and procedures; makes recommendations for changes and improvements to existing standards and procedures.
  • Participates in the selection of staff; provides or coordinates staff training; works with employees to correct deficiencies; implements discipline procedures.
  • Participates in the preparation and administration of the program budget; submits budget recommendations; monitors expenditures.
  • Prepares analytical and statistical reports on operations and activities; represents the department before City Council, boards, commissions, and business and community groups.
  • Participates on a variety of committees; prepares and presents staff reports and other correspondence as appropriate and necessary.
  • Oversees prevailing wage monitoring on applicable contracts
  • Recommends approval of contracts for award based on involvement of minority- or women-owned businesses and compliance with established City regulations.
  • Executes all applicable Economic Inclusion Advisory Council (EIAC) recommendations.
  • Interprets and explains compliance requirements of applicable laws and rules; communicates and enforces contract compliance rules, policies, and regulations.
  • Assists those contacted in the course of duty in an effective, efficient, and professional manner.