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Chief Executive Officer

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Chicago, IL, USAChicagoILUSA

The New Growth Innovation Network (NGIN) (, launched in 2018, is a national organization of leading economic development practitioners committed to building a new field of quality economic growth practice. NGIN provides disciplined practice and product innovation, expertise and resources to practitioners and communities, and serves as a center of gravity for thought leadership to develop and realize a new approach to driving quality growth. The quality growth NGIN seeks to foster is focused on creating long-­term value, increasing the productivity and participation of all economic assets, and enabling more people - especially those who historically have been left out - to own and drive the enormous wealth creation emerging in today's economy.

Building on a highly successful start-up phase, NGIN now seeks a Chief Executive Officer (CEO) to lead the organization through its next growth stage of scaling-up operations and beyond. NGIN’s CEO will serve as its primary leader and strategist, external champion, organization builder and internal manager.  Reporting to the Board of Directors, the CEO will provide overall management of the organization including business development, fundraising, operations, and financial management. 

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Areas of Responsibility: 

CEO responsibilities include recruiting key staff and building a strong team and organizational culture; leading strategic business planning and program development and evaluation to deliver on NGIN’s value proposition; cultivating a network of engaged members; securing and stewarding NGIN’s resources; exercising thought leadership within the economic development field and extending NGIN’s engagement with corporate and other audiences; and executing all critical governance and operations tasks.

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Educational Background: 
Bachelor's degree

A Bachelor’s degree is required; graduate degree or equivalent professional experience preferred. The ideal candidate will have a minimum of seven to ten years of leadership experience in economic development or a related field.


Salary and benefits commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Additional Information: 

Please note, location is flexible. NGIN is currently staffed from Chicago, IL but its Board of Directors and membership are national.

Interested candidates should send a cover letter and CV by April 5, 2019. The search process is being led by a small Committee of NGIN’s Board of Directors.  All information will be kept strictly confidential.

Organization Info

Listing Stats

Post Date: 
Mar 8 2019
Active Until: 
Apr 8 2019
Hiring Organization: 
New Growth Innovation Network