Job Opportunity: Chief Executive Officer Organization: UPWARD Talent Council Location: Upper Peninsula of Michigan – Physical Location Negotiable Organization Overview: Does the opportunity to work surrounded by the Great Lakes, abundant nature, outdoor recreation and wild life sound exciting? Do you want to have a career where nature’s beauty is just outside your window? Are you a dynamic, strategic and forward thinking leader? Then this opportunity may be for you. UPWARD Talent Council is a driving force in the competitive world of workforce development and economic prosperity. UPWARD Talent Council serves the 15 counties of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula and is in search of a Chief Executive Officer. Job Summary: The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) for UPWARD Talent Council is responsible for providing strategic oversight and leadership within a large geographical region of 16,377 square miles, that make up the 15 counties of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. The CEO will work directly with the UPWARD Talent Council County Commissioner Board, UPWARD Talent Council Workforce Development Board and Leadership Team to determine and establish long-range goals, strategies, plans and polices that drive the organization. The CEO will work with local, regional, state and federal stakeholders to drive successful and prosperous partnerships. UPWARD Talent Council is looking for a business leader with strong networking capabilities with the ability to think strategically and utilize a high level of business and financial acumen. Travel: There is a significant amount of travel within the region and state with this position. Some out-of-state travel is required. Job Qualifications: • Experience in the National Workforce System • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written • Experience with a board of directors • Experience attracting, leading, developing and growing individuals and teams (talent) • Financial management, including budgeting and funder compliance experience • Experience with strategic planning, including vertical and horizontal implementation • Knowledgeable about economic, community and workforce development, including state and federal legislations, programs, policy and regulations • (Master’s Degree preferred) Bachelor’s Degree in, Business Administration, Public Administration, or related field and a minimum of three to five years of strong senior leadership/management experience.
Salary and Benefits: Competitive salary commensurate with experience How to Apply: Please submit a hard copy of your resume AND an electronic copy of your resume to: Hard copy resumes send to: Gerald Corkin 108 Woodland Drive Negaunee, MI 49866
Electronic copy resumes send to: Apply@isupward.org with the subject “UPWARD Talent Council CEO”
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Our Board is a business-led policy and oversight organization responsible for creating a comprehensive, community-wide response to the challenges of building a highly skilled workforce and a competitive regional economy. As a convener of community leaders and stakeholders, our board engages in an ongoing strategic planning process to identify strategies, acti...ons and measurements that will create and maintain a healthy and growing economy, equipped with a local workforce that has the knowledge and skills needed by business in a technological and competitive marketplace. The result will be to draw from a vibrant pool of skilled workers enabling business and industry to thrive year-round. In turn, this business vitality creates the potential for higher paying jobs; thus improving the overall regional economy.
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