Executive Director, Construction Labor Management Council of Southeast Wisconsin
Location: Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Type: Full Time
Salary: Commensurate with Experience
Telecommuting is allowed.
The Construction Labor Management Council (CLMC) of Southeastern Wisconsin is a non-profit union labor-management organization dedicated to promoting and serving the needs of the union commercial construction industry in the Southeastern Wisconsin region. The CLMC Board of Directors is comprised of key construction industry stakeholders, consisting of an equal number of union labor and management representatives.
Position Overview - Under the direction and guidance of the CLMC Board of Directors, the Executive Director is responsible for program oversight, leadership and implementation of the strategic vision of the CLMC. Responsibilities include eliciting direction from the individual board members, garnering support for initiatives that are mutually beneficial to both labor and management, establishing and maintaining relationships with key external stakeholders, and executing the strategic vision of the CLMC Board.
The Executive Director must possess the excellent interpersonal skills necessary to elicit and advance the common interests of the diverse body of the CLMC Board.
Serve as Executive Director, providing oversight and direction to the non-profit organization
Identify and create the strategic initiatives and advocacy programs
Monitor program performance and periodically report status to CLMC Board
Develop and update CLMC’s strategy and vision to enhance better union labor- management relations
Review modern techniques for business attraction and retention and negotiate and resolve sensitive and controversial issues
Analyze existing economic situations relative to business attraction and expansion
Develop and implement Local Economic Development Plan
Develop and implement Local Workforce Plan, capitalizing on workforce resources throughout the region
Initiate market development strategies
Collaboration and Integration
Meet with local government officials, commissions, civic groups and industry stakeholders to promote CLMC
Coordinate and lead workforce partners to accomplish the strategic vision and support the organization’s vision for close collaboration, integration and creation of the workforce system
Guide the CLMC to effectively harness its skills, resources and power
Create and maintain strong communication between stakeholders and the public via a communication plan, ensuring clear communication of the CLMC’s strategic vision for the workforce system and business development
Develop and maintain strong relationships with the CLMC Board and stakeholders, facilitate positive engagement between both parties
Engage with elected officials to advance development of the region’s workforce
Management and Oversight
Develop and implement an organization work plan
Lead and supervise the CLMC’s staff and resources
Develop skills and potential of staff
Be familiar with current and emerging union labor-management trends
Develop and strengthen relationships with state, local and federal elected officials, public entities, local governments, private businesses and individuals
Finance and Fund Development
Establish and maintain financial controls
Develop an annual budget
Expand budget through grants and sponsorships to support the strategic plan
Qualifications, Knowledge and Skills - Any combination of education and/or experience that provide the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary for satisfactory job performance. Example combinations include a Bachelor’s degree in a public/business administration, urban planning, economics, marketing, finance or related field. Master’s degree desirable. Seven (7) years’ experience in economic development, community development or redevelopment activities in the public or private sector.
Bachelor’s degree preferred or equivalent industry experience
Demonstrated experience in union labor-management programs and leadership
Demonstrated experience in staff management, Human Resources, and experience as a supervisor
Demonstrated experience managing non-profit finances including oversight experience with fiscal controls, accounting processes, and experience creating and maintaining budgets
Demonstrated experience in project management, marketing and communications management skills
Demonstrated experience in policy development and implementation
Exceptional verbal and written communication skills
Ability to work independently and exercise judgment as well as participate in a project team
Ability to take direction
Ability to supervise and provide direction to subordinate staff
Some flexibility of schedule to include occasional night meetings or out of the area travel for meetings, trainings, etc.
Knowledge of computer-based office systems and experience with spreadsheets, word processing and related software