Upstate Minority Economic Alliance (UMEA) Seeks Executive Director

The first Minority Chamber of Commerce in the 16 -county Upstate and Central New York region: the Upstate Minority Economic Alliance, or MEA, is looking for an Executive Director. The MEA’s mission is to harness the economic power of the minority community for the benefit of the region. Please see job specifications below. or click Here.

MEA will work to enhance regional prosperity by offering core services like connecting qualified candidates of color to employers looking for new talent, securing memberships for professionals of color to give them access to new clients, sponsoring memberships for minority high school and college students to prepare them for economic success and to recruit them to stay in the area, and acting as a clearing house of information for MWBEs and professionals of diverse backgrounds.

Upstate MEA’s community roll-out meeting









Executive Director
Upstate Minority Economic Alliance (UMEA)

Position: Executive Director, Upstate Minority Economic Alliance

Reports To: Board of Directors

Job Type: Full-time

Wage Scale: $52k – $62k with benefits, Salary Commensurate with Experience

Application Deadline: February 28, 2017

Email Cover Letter, Resume, and Salary Requirements to

About UMEA: The Upstate Minority Economic Alliance (UMEA) has an immediate opening for an Executive Director. UMEA is the only Chamber of Commerce for Minority Business Owners and Professionals of Color in the 16 County Central New York Region including the counties of Onondaga, Monroe, Madison, Cortland, Cayuga, Oswego, Oneida, Jefferson, Lewis, Herkimer, Otsego, Broome, Tompkins, Wayne, Seneca, and Yates.

Reporting Relationship: The Executive Director reports to the Board Directors.

For a full job description, list of desired skills and qualifications, and explanation of all responsibilities, please visit

Professional Responsibilities: The Executive Director is responsible for further building organizational infrastructure, implementing programs, securing new memberships, grants, and sponsorships, as well as overseeing day-to-day operations.


  • BA/Associates Degree in areas of business and/or comparable professional experience
  • Five years experience in senior leadership roles a plus but other relevant work experience will be considered.