The chamber of commerce in Janesville, WI, Forward Janesville, is searching for a President. Forward Janesville leads private sector economic and community development efforts to ensure the continued health and prosperity of business and industry in Janesville and Rock County. The organization continues its strong work in government relations, education, small business, economic development and membership services.
The President is responsible for the full range of activities: coordination of the program of work, organizational structure and procedures, motivation of volunteers, fiscal management, maintenance of membership, employment, training and supervision of staff, interpretation of Board policy, maintenance of building quarters, and long-range planning.
Create a highly visible organization to address economic and community development issues affecting Janesville and Rock County.
Assume a leadership role in introducing, evaluating, and responding to important business and community issues facing Janesville.
Plan, organize, and implement programs to address the needs of Forward Janesville Members.
Ensure the support of retention and expansion initiatives that benefit existing Janesville companies.
Aggressively pursue economic development initiatives that result in business and industrial diversification.
Coordinates the Initiatives of Forward Janesville with other economic and community development organizations in Rock County to create regional economic development initiatives..
Provide executive staff support for the major councils such as, Government Relations Council, Education Council, Downtown Council, AriseNow and Ambassador Council.
Work with the state legislature and congressional delegation regarding laws and regulations that impact economic development.
Maintain a positive working relationship with the State of Wisconsin, City Manager, County Administrator, Education Providers, and other public and private organizations having an interest in economic and community development.
Location: Janesville, WI
Our client offers a dynamic, challenging work environment with ample opportunities for professional fulfillment, competitive compensation and a full benefit package. This position allows for an individual to make a real difference in the community, influencing growth and opportunity for years to come. To express your interest in this position, please submit your resume to:
Education: Bachelor’s degree in economics, finance or business, MBA preferred. Extraordinary experience and results coupled with ongoing learning could substitute for formal education.
Experience: Industry experience, and Executive level experience, plus a history of community involvement.
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