President/Executive Director

Aug 1, 2018 | Jobs

WIRE-Net is a nationally recognized, economic development organization. WIRE-Net is a leading force in strengthening manufacturing and fueling economic growth, a foundation of healthy communities. We provide expertise and resources that proactively assist manufacturers in understanding and adapting to fast changing trends in technology, talent, and organizational leadership. WIRE-Net is organized as a 501c-3 charitable, non-profit organization and celebrates its 30th year of serving its members and the greater Cleveland community in 2018.

WIRE-Net is searching for its next President and Executive Director to lead the organization, manage its staff of 12, including 3 direct reports (Workforce Development, Manufacturing Services, Finance and Operations), and mobilize the board to implement its 2020 Strategic Plan. They are searching for 10 years progressively responsible experience, 3 years progressively responsible experience in the field of economic development, experience in program development, management of program leaders in manufacturing and workforce, along a knowledge of emerging manufacturing technologies .

Link: http://www.wire-net.org/about/work-for-wire-net.aspx

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