Vermilion Advantage President/CEO


◼BS/BA with more than 3 years experience or an associates degree with 10 or more years equivalent work experience in economic development or chamber of commerce or related field. Additional related training or certifications desirable. Successful experience in business will also be considered, especially as related to business development, sales, and organizational management. ◼Knowledge of and experience in non-profit management of chamber of commerce or economic development and their respective programs. ◼Strong working knowledge of the Vermilion County communities will be considered a plus. ◼Graduate of an accredited economic development program or Chamber Institute preferred. ◼Proven track record of working and winning new business locations and assisting existing businesses. ◼Strong analytical, organizational, financial, and motivational skills exhibited in an economic development, chamber of commerce, non-profit or business organizational environment. ◼Ability to prepare and present concise and effective written reports, interpret and administer policy, and design and implement an annual business plan. ◼Strong oral and written communication skills. ◼Ability to plan, assign, and manage the work of volunteer boards and committees. ◼Valid driver’s license, and ability to insure. ◼Ability to work with business, community and governmental leaders effectively. ◼Knowledge of trends, developments, and techniques in the field of economic development, business or non-profit administration. ◼Ability to take initiative, work independently, and juggle multiple tasks. ◼Ability to appropriately handle confidential information. ◼Ability to deal with problems and make sound decisions. See further information and apply at


Smart Solution Group is doing the search for a new President for Vermilion Advantage. Vermilion Advantage (VA) is the lead organization responsible for all economic development and chamber of commerce activities in Vermilion County, Illinois. VA is actively recruiting a new President/Chief Executive Officer to lead this dynamic organization which promotes industry and growth throughout the Vermilion County region with a strong commitment to building community engagement, business, and corporate connectivity, and economic vitality.

President/Chief Executive Officer Reports To: Vermilion Advantage Board of Directors

General Scope of Work: Economic Development

Specific Areas of Responsibility: The President/CEO of Vermilion Advantage reports to the Board of Directors and is responsible for directing all Vermilion Advantage activities in economic development in concert with the goals and responsibilities of a chamber of commerce. The President/CEO is responsible for developing, recommending, promotingand implementingthe goals, strategies, policies and programmatic framework for economic development activities in order to promote the economic base and financial stability and forcultivating andpromoting astrong and sustainable community with quality jobs and a stable, competitive business environment.

General Responsibilities/Tasks: Under the direction of the President/CEO, Vermilion Advantage serves as the conduit for all inquiries concerning potential industrial development, expansion of area business, and/or matters pertaining to education, culture, housing and economic growth. The President/CEO is charged by the Board of Directors to collaborate with other agencies responsible for economic growth, including the Convention and Visitors’ Bureau, municipal chambers of commerce throughout the County, the American Job Center, Downtown Danville Inc., DACC, Small Business Development Center, school superintendents and the Regional Office of Education, and the Workforce Innovation Board.

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