Work for WIRE-Net

WIRE-Net seeks motivated workers.

WIRE-Net is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, gender, age, veteran status, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, or disability (in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act) with respect to employment opportunities.


WIRE-Net is a nationally recognized, economic development organization. WIRE-Net is a leading force in strengthening manufacturing and fueling economic growth, a foundation of healthy communities. We provide expertise and resources that proactively assist manufacturers in understanding and adapting to fast changing trends in technology, talent, and organizational leadership. WIRE-Net is organized as a 501c-3 charitable, non-profit organization and celebrates its 30th year of serving its members and the greater Cleveland community in 2018.

WIRE-Net is searching for its next President and Executive Director to lead the organization, manage its staff of 12, including 3 direct reports (Workforce Development, Manufacturing Services, Finance and Operations), and mobilize the board to implement its 2020 Strategic Plan.

The ideal candidate will have:

  • 10 years progressively responsible experience in organization management, program development, and staff leadership
  • 3 years progressively responsible experience in the field of economic development
  • Experience in program development and with management of program leaders including manufacturing programs (e.g., business retention, growth coaching, etc.), and workforce development (e.g., adult and youth apprenticeship, career coaching for youth, etc.). Knowledge of emerging manufacturing technologies is a plus
  • Successful fund-raising experience (foundation, membership, and annual fund), and in raising unrestricted revenue
  • Leadership development experience, working with boards of directors, donors, public-private sector partners, and supervising and developing staff
  • Solid oral and written communication skills, including social media and media relations
  • Strong fiscal management and strategic planning skills

The ideal candidate, in addition, will:

  • Have, or be able to quickly establish, credibility with manufacturing stakeholders and members
  • Know about and understand Northeast Ohio's economic development eco-system with an eye towards its manufacturing sector
  • Be or be able to establish self as a thought leader in the field
  • Be a motivator of staff, board, and key stakeholders
  • Be able to work with funders and other business leaders
  • Be an advocate at the local, state, and national level – for WIRE-Net's vision and 2020 Strategic plan
  • Be willing to take calculated risks
  • Demonstrated resiliency
  • Be collaborative and a change agent

Interested and qualified candidates should send a cover letter, salary requirements, and resume to:

WIRE-Net Search Committee
c/o WIRE-Net
4855 W. 130th Street, Suite 1
Cleveland, OH 44135

Emails accepted. No phone calls please.