Chicago, IL The Metropolitan Mayors Caucus (MMC) is seeking leaders with a passion for addressing the opportunities and challenges facing today’s local governments as candidates for its next Executive Director. The MMC is a highly successful and well-respected regional collaborative consisting of the Mayors/Village Presidents representing the eight Councils of Government and the City of Chicago. The MMC was formed in 1997 to address issues of mutual concern and is focused on several initiatives including: Aging-in-Community; Diversity Equity and Inclusion; Environment; Economic Development; Housing; Persons with Disabilities; Service Delivery and Transportation. This collaboration coordinates strategies for the region’s 275 cities, towns and villages. MMC is governed by a 20-member Executive Board comprised of the Mayors/Village Presidents from the City of Chicago and the region’s municipalities. The Executive Director reports directly to the MMC Executive Committee.
The MMC is a recognized model of non-partisan regional cooperation. The agency has had one Executive Director since its inception and has 5 full-time employees and two part time employees. The next Executive Director can expect to guide the agency's advocacy efforts, providing support to and building consensus within the MMC Board to continue the MMC’s record of regional collaboration. The next Executive Director must be an extremely effective communicator with the ability to see the big picture as well as the path for implementing strategic goals and objectives. In addition, the next Executive Director will ideally possess:
Extensive experience working collaboratively and building consensus at an executive level with a Board of Directors, Committees and Task Forces on regional policy issues.
Knowledge of Chicago metropolitan area local government structure, process and operations and knowledge of legislative and regulatory processes of state and federal agencies. Establish productive relationships with federal, and state officials and regional leaders to effectively advocate on behalf of MMC legislative efforts.
Experience and ability to interact successfully and positively in an open, participatory climate working effectively with diverse groups of elected officials.
Experience with fundraising, grant acquisition and grant administration and the ability to serve as the administrator of all the MMC’s internal operations.
Starting salary range is $150,000-$180,000 DOQ; a competitive benefit package is provided. Hybrid work option is available. Interested candidates should apply online by July 22, 2022, with a cover letter, resume, and contact information for at least five (5) professional references to www.GovHRjobs.com and to the attention of Heidi Voorhees, President or Kathleen Rush, Vice President, GovHR USA, 630 Dundee Road, Suite 225, Northbrook, IL 60062. Tel: 847-380-3240, x122.