• President & CEO

    Greater Burlington Partnership
    Job Description
    The Board of Directors of the Greater Burlington Partnership {GBP} seeks applicants for the position of President & CEO. GBP is the umbrella organization for the Chamber of Commerce, Economic Development, Convention and Visitors Bureau and Downtown Partners in Burlington and West Burlington, IA and surrounding communities. The GBP has an operating budget in the range of $2M and employs twelve full time staff members.

    The organization is seeking a dynamic leader with a demonstrated career progression of success, growth and commitment. GBP is embarking on exciting ventures including the formation of strategic partnerships, endowment building and the implementation of new and creative plan of work. The Board will look to the President & CEO to lead and guide the organization, uphold the mission and maximize the investments of members, investors and stakeholders. The ideal candidate will have an ability to create and maintain relationships with a wide variety of constituents. It is essential that the new GBP leader be a visionary and is the face of the organization locally and abroad.
    The successful candidate will have:
    • A BS degree and appropriate industry related certifications in the areas of Chamber of Commerce and/or Economic Development. Examples are the CEcD {Certified Economic Developer}, CCE {Certified Chamber Executive} or IOM {Chamber of Commerce Institute of Organization Management}. Candidates that are in-process on completion of these designations or are sincere in their desire to achieve them will also be considered.
    • Verifiable management experience in a Chamber of Commerce, Economic Development or related organization. Non-traditional managers with significant volunteer experience in these areas may also be considered.
    • Evidence of achievement and leadership in this field of endeavor.
    • Outstanding interpersonal, organizational and motivational skills.
    • Strong public speaking, financial management, fundraising and political expertise.
    The Greater Burlington Partnership offers a competitive compensation and benefits package. Greater Burlington offers a reasonable cost of living, excellent schools and outstanding recreational and cultural opportunities. 
    Please email resumes and cover letters in confidence to:

    Jeff Ploeger – Retained Search Consultant
    Ploeger Recruiting Services – Burlington, IA
    jeff@ploegerrecruiting.com   800-590-1591 office or 319-759-4464 mobile
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