Building Advantage’s Executive Director, Nathan Jurowski, is moving on from his role after more than two years as Executive Director. He has revitalized Building Advantage’s brand and laid a great foundation for his successor. Nathan is an attorney by trade, and will be returning to the work that feeds his soul as a sole practitioner providing Employment and Labor legal services.

Nathan’s greatest accomplishments in his role include having a strong hand in several industry campaigns for mental health, COVID safety and registered apprenticeship. With guidance and support from the Executive Board, Nathan was able to effectively promote Building Advantage’s brand and serve the union contractors and trades the organization represents.

Executive Director Job Description

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.

Essential Functions

  • Leadership
    • 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
  • Communications
    • 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

Compensation commensurate with experience

HOW TO APPLY:

Applicants may send resume and cover letter directly to info@buildingadvantage.org or apply through our sponsored job postings.

Application closes November 15, 2021

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