Senior Vice President of Regional Competitiveness
posted May 22, 2013
The Baton Rouge Area Chamber (BRAC) leads economic development in the nine-parish Baton Rouge metropolitan area. Serving as the voice of the business community, BRAC’s membership includes more than 1,200 organizations whose employees represent over a third of the Capital Region’s workforce.
Supporting BRAC’s Core Strategies
As head of BRAC’s regional competitiveness staff, the senior vice president of regional competitiveness helps carry out The Creative Capital Agenda, BRAC’s five-year initiative designed to deliver a highly professional and proactive, nationally competitive regional economic development program for the businesses and families of the Baton Rouge area. The senior vice president of regional competiveness leads BRAC’s public policy capability. The goal is to make the Baton Rouge area more attractive for business investment through public policy reforms and strategic initiatives. The senior vice president provides secondary support for retaining and expanding existing businesses and attracting new businesses to our region.
The senior vice president of regional competitiveness is responsible for managing staff activities related to a variety of projects and programs in the area of public policy development, research, analysis, and implementation. Major functions involve:
Major functions include:
- Ensuring that the regional competitiveness division successfully executes its goals with respect to policy development, strategic initiatives, economic analysis, and research
- Managing the team of the competitiveness division, including managing performance reviews and professional development
- Taking leadership and execution responsibility for many of BRAC’s goals and strategic initiatives, including those related to education, transportation, innovation, higher education, technology based economic development, entrepreneurship, and small business
- Articulating BRAC’s policy positions through the development of BRAC’s annual strategic plan
- Overseeing BRAC’s Issue Councils program
- Supporting BRAC’s governmental affairs advocacy efforts
- Leading special committees and task forces of the organization, as requested by the board and/or President/CEO
The senior vice president of regional competitiveness serves as a member of BRAC’s senior management team and reports to the president/CEO.
The successful candidate will demonstrate a passion for improving the economic competitiveness of the Baton Rouge area. (S)he will possess excellent written and verbal communication skills, including effective public speaking skills; political competency; exceptional analytical and prioritization capabilities; strong leadership and interpersonal skills; curiosity about policy and reform; keen project management capabilities; an understanding of state and local government policies and processes; and a strong academic record. A bachelor’s degree is required; an MBA, MPP, MPA is preferred. Additionally, a strong command of Microsoft Office products (Word, Excel, and Powerpoint) is required.
Please submit all application materials electronically to email@example.com with the subject line "Senior Vice President of Regional Competitiveness." Application deadline is Friday, June 7, 2013. Any questions should be directed to this address. Please do not contact office by phone or in person.