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Historically Underutilized Business (HUB) Program Manager

Job Description

Posting Number


Internal Recruitment


Working Title

Historically Underutilized Business (HUB) Program Manager

Anticipated Hiring Range

$60,000 - $73,000

Work Schedule

Monday-Friday, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Job Location

Raleigh, NC


Capital Project Management

About the Department

The 900+ positions of the Facilities Division service the students and staff of the university’s teaching, research/administrative space, and 2,240 acres of infrastructure. The Facilities Division provides design and building services, maintenance, custodial, landscape, solid waste removal, utility, mail, and motor pool services 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. The goal is to deliver cost-effective services to the university, ensure completed projects and maintenance that conform to codes and regulations while minimizing university liabilities and disruptions caused by the maintenance, repair, and building, and equipment modifications to the university.

The primary purpose of the Design and Construction unit is to support teaching, research, extension, and other activities of the university through timely and economical completion of design, construction, renovation and/or repair, and other improvements to the facilities. Accordingly, this unit provides design and construction management for all university projects, endowment, and research-funded capital improvement projects. Capital improvement projects are defined by General Statutes as being valued at more than $100,000 and are subject to oversight by the Office of State Construction (SCO) and governed by the State Building Commission (SBC) via legislative authority.

Essential Job Duties

The primary purpose of the Historically Underutilized Business (HUB) Program Manager position is to carry out the mission of the Design and Construction department, which seeks to support the overall goals and objectives of the Facilities Division. The position is charged with programmatic responsibilities in support of all university construction projects regardless of size. Projects range from small, minor renovations to large, major renovations and new construction ($200M+), are very complex, technical in nature, and require knowledge in the processing and application of information, documents, and/or materials to be successful.

This position has direct responsibility for managing the HUB program with the goal of maximizing design, construction, and supplier opportunities for state-certified minority-owned companies in accordance with state legislation to exceed the 10% goal for HUB participation on construction contracts. This position works closely with the contracting community to promote HUB participation (outreach), educate HUB firms on the process and opportunities available to them, review and approve HUB bid documentation, and track/report HUB participation throughout the construction phase (InterScope+). Other HUB responsibilities include a newsletter (Wolfworks) published at least once per year; managing the mentor-protégé program on Construction Manager at Risk projects, and chairing the NC State HUB Advisory Committee. This position is also responsible for general contractor (single-prime) prequalification, including reviewing proposals, initial scoring, contacting references, facilitating final selection, and notifying contractors. In order to maximize opportunities and communicate with HUB firms, this position tracks all projects, produces monthly reports, attends bid events, and approves contract awards. The position serves as a backup for the creation and execution of design and construction contracts and amendments in accordance with state legislation and State Construction Office guidelines, ensuring all contract documentation, including but not limited, to requests for award letters, bid forms, bonds, insurance, and HUB documentation is complete and accurate. The position is also responsible for writing and maintaining departmental procedures and providing office support. The position requires knowledge of program policies, procedures, and information systems in order to communicate and process information and the ability to multi-task, communicate and serve the needs of staff and pay attention to details to achieve goals with minimal oversight

Other Responsibilities

  • Positions at this level manage a program of moderate variety, complexity, and scope, and/or a program with multiple work teams;
  • This Position exercises a high level of independent decision-making and authority in the program area;
  • This position supervises training functions for their individual area of assignment and reviews the work of assigned staff;
  • This position interview and select staff, and resolve discipline and other employee relations issues working with Facilities Human Resources;
  • The position serves as program expert and defends program goals and objectives before the governing body.

Minimum Experience/Education

Bachelor’s degree and three years of experience in the area of assignment, of which at least one is supervisory or in a lead-worker capacity; or an equivalent combination of training and experience.

All degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions.

Other Required Qualifications

  • Proficient knowledge of standard design and construction practices as it relates to historically underutilized business participation or equivalent programs involving minority-owned businesses; Effective oral and written communication skills;
  • Ability to proficiently operate personal computers and a variety of software for email, word processing, spreadsheets, database & information collection;
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office is required;
  • Experience with design and construction contract management, scheduling, and knowledge of the state’s HUB program and reporting system (Interscope) is preferred.

Preferred Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree (Architecture, Engineering, Construction Management, Business Administration or related discipline) and five (5) years of experience in the area of assignment, of which at least one (1) year of supervisory or in a lead-worker capacity; or equivalent combination of training and experience. All degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions.

Required License or Certification

Valid driver’s license required within 60 days of hire and must be maintained.

Valid NC Driver's License required


Commercial Driver's License Required?


Job Open Date


Earliest Close Date---- (Positions will be posted until 5:00 PM ET on this date. Positions remaining posted after this date are still accepting applications but may close at any time.)


Notice to Applicants

Please make sure that the work history you list on your application is identical to the work history listed on your resume. The application must be filled out completely, do not use the phrase “see resume.”

Special Instructions

In addition to your application please submit a cover letter, resume, and contact information for at least three (3) professional references.

Position Number


Position Type


Position Classification Band Title

University Program Manager

Position Classification Band Level


Position Classification Salary Range

$44,996 - $115,077

Salary Grade Equivalency


Alternate Option

If no applicants apply who meet the required competency level and training & experience requirements, then management may consider other applicants. Salary would be determined based on competencies, equity, budget, and market considerations.

Full Time Equivalent (FTE) (1.0 = 40 hours/week)



12 Month Recurring

Mandatory Designation - Adverse Weather

Non Mandatory - Adverse Weather

Mandatory Designation - Emergency Events

Non Mandatory - Emergency Event

Time Limited Position


Is this position partially or fully funded on ARRA stimulus monies?


Department Id

441601 - Capital Project Management


NC State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as an individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran. Individuals with disabilities requiring disability-related accommodations in the application and interview process are welcome to contact 919-515-3148 to speak with a representative at the Office of Institutional Equity and Diversity.

If you have general questions about the application process, you may contact Human Resources at (919) 515-2135 or workatncstate@ncsu.edu.

Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks. Degree(s) must be obtained prior to start date in order to meet qualifications and receive credit.

NC State University participates in E-Verify. Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States.

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