MFI and TPA Associations are seeking a Chief Executive Vice President to serve as spokesperson, to recommend and implement policies and programs, and to provide leadership for MFI/TPA staff.
Lead the planning, organizing and coordination of MFI/TPA programs and activities
Manage MFI/TPA staff, including recruitment, training and development, and performance management
Develop and manage budget with guidance from Board of Directors
Effectively recruit and retain members of the MFI/TPA organizations
Serve as Plan Administrator for MFI/TPA retirement plan
Execute contracts and/or decisions authorized by governing bodies or by established policies and practices
Plan, administer and promote all official meetings; attend all meetings of governing bodies; serve as ex-officio member of all committees, including governing bodies; maintain official meeting minutes
Provide security for and maintain all records including legal and historic documents, membership and mailing lists
Effectively communicate all necessary information to governing bodies, committees and membership
Serve as Chief Lobbyist; assist Government Affairs Committee with developing and implementing approved government affairs program. These efforts will be primarily at the MN State level but will also include some focus at the Federal level as well.
Serve a liaison with units of government, businesses and other associations
Develop short and long term strategy to ensure efficacy of MFI/TPA organization to member companies
Minimum 5 years’ experience in political, government and public affairs
Additional Skills / Abilities:
Excellent leadership ability
Demonstrated organizational and prioritization skills
Ability to multi-task, organize and drive efforts
Highly effective communication skills, both written and verbal, with the ability to convey messages clearly and to influence others
High level of self-awareness and business savvy to advocate for relevant issues and to gain cooperation and collaboration from others
Prior organizational financial management and budget experience
High level of integrity and personal code of ethics
Ability to think strategically to ensure short and long term success of the organization
Understanding of Midwest Area Forest Products Industry is preferred
Since member companies are typically in Northern MN and MN policy makers are in St Paul, travel will be required and residency in the Duluth area is preferred
To apply for this position, please send your cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The MFI/TPA organizations are Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status or status as an individual with a disability.
About Minnesota Forest Industries / Minnesota Timber Producers Association
Minnesota Forest Industries (MFI) is a trade association representing the forest products industry in Minnesota. MFI’s members include paper mills, sawmills, engineered wood products manufacturers, forest landowners, producers of pallets and utility poles and producers of energy from forest biomass.
The Minnesota Timber Producers Association (TPA) is a trade organization representing not only loggers, but also wood brokers, truckers, sawmill operators, and other allied businesses in Minnesota’s forest products industry.