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Empowering People. Supporting New York.

NYSID is the leading source of job opportunities for New Yorkers with disabilities. We make gainful employment possible for this dedicated and highly qualified workforce through New York State's Preferred Source Program, which was created by Section 162 of the New York State Finance Law.

Rehabilitative agencies throughout New York, who support individuals with disabilities, choose to become members of NYSID. On behalf of these members and often in conjunction with private sector associate members, NYSID enters into contracts with state and local government agencies for services and goods which are then performed by this workforce. Examples of such goods are custodial products, custom apparel, and health care supplies, and our business services range from document imaging, to janitorial and groundskeeping, to industrial laundry, electronics recycling, mailing, and others.

Over 7,000 jobs are created annually by NYSID through the Preferred Source program, which not only give dignity and sense of purpose to New Yorkers with disabilities but also satisfy the procurement needs of our state and local government agencies.

NYSID is grateful to have been able to serve New Yorkers with disabilities since 1975 and humbly reflects on "40 Years of Looking Forward."



Chairperson Francoise Dunefsky Gateway Community Industries, Inc. [retired]
Vice President Henry Cohen US Foodservice/SOFCO Division [retired]
Secretary/Treasurer Michael Decker AHRC New York City
Immediate Past Chair Robert W. Schwartz Schwartz Heslin Group
President & CEO Ronald P. Romano  

Board members

Kevin Crosley Herkimer County Chapter NYSARC, Inc.
Carolina  Cordero Dyer The Osborne Association
Alan Krafchin Center for Disability Services
Stanfort Perry AHRC Nassau County
Donald Siegel, Ph.D. University at Albany
Mary Jo Thorn ACHIEVE/Broome Tioga County Chapter NYSARC, Inc.
Frank Coco Ex Officio, ACCES-VR



Executive Team

Ronald P. Romano President & Chief Executive Officer
Margie L. Castellana Controller
Karen L. DiBella Vice President-Contract Administration
Andrew J. Grosso Vice President-Business Development
Eileen J. McCarthy, Esq. Vice President-Administration
Joseph Messina Vice President-Sales
Tim Mott Vice President-Business Operations



Annual Reports


Employment and Intern Opportunities

Vice President, Contract Administration

Title:                           Vice President, Contract Administration
Reports To:                President and CEO
Supervises:                 Contract Administration staff
FLSA Status:             Exempt

Position Summary: A part of the Executive Management team, this position ensures the efficient operation and supervises the staff of the Contract Administration department.

Essential Duties:

- Supervise and monitor all functions and responsibilities of the Contract Administration department.

- Develop and implement procedures, working with the VP, Sales, to ensure the efficient and appropriate administration of preferred source contracts.

- Oversee administration of the SharePoint Data Base.

- Working with the Controller, oversee resolution of contract accounting issues.

- Serve as liaison with  NYS and NYC oversight agencies.

- Process the more complex and complicated NYSID service contracts and engage in final review of commodity applications, including review of new items, price adjustments, specification changes, etc.

- Review and submit price approval applications to the NYS Office of General Services.

- Serve as signatory on Preferred Source contracts.

- Issue and track consent forms for independent Board Members as required by the Non Profit Revitalization Act.

- Oversee collection of copies of member, partner Vendor Responsibility Questionnaires.

- Other duties as assigned. Travel as required.

The requirements below are representative of the knowledge, skills and abilities required for the position. 

- Bachelor’s degree in business or related field; J.D.  a plus.

- 8+ years contract administration experience required. NYS procurement experience preferred. Knowledge of or experience in Preferred Source contracting a plus.

- 5+ years managerial experience required.

- Strong communication, interpersonal and organizational skills. Notary Public commission.

- Proven problem solving and mathematical ability.

- Proficiency with various computer software applications including computerized accounting systems (Great Plains Dynamics preferred), databases (Sharepoint), spreadsheets and word processing (preferably Microsoft Office Suite).

Physical Requirements:
The above requirements are representative of the knowledge, skills and abilities required for the position.  Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions. Nature of job requires considerable CRT, keyboard, and mouse usage, walking around facilities and sitting for long periods of time.  Must have visual acuity and hearing ability for communicating with others, and gathering and accessing written and computerized information.  Ability to access any locations where company business is conducted.

Submit resume to administrator@nysid.org by May 8, 2015.


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