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The Wyoming Business Council creates new opportunities for current and future generations of Wyomingites by adding value to Wyoming’s core industries and leveraging them to activate new economic sectors. We serve businesses, entrepreneurs and startups, industry and communities.

Our vision is to realize diverse, broad and lasting growth so that Wyoming can prosper no matter the economic climate or status of individual sectors.

WBCers work tirelessly toward this vision daily by focusing on their strengths and being driven by our team values:

We communicate and we are a team

We are flexible, collaborative and get the job done

We work in an environment of integrity, support and pride

We make change happen and we are leaders

 

Chief Executive Officer

The Wyoming Business Council (WBC) seeks a dynamic, creative and energetic leader as its next CEO to lead the state of Wyoming’s economic development agency.

The Wyoming Business Council creates new opportunities for current and future generations of Wyomingites by adding value to Wyoming’s core industries and leveraging them to activate new economic sectors. We serve businesses, entrepreneurs and startups, industry, communities and current and future generations of Wyomingites.

As CEO for the Wyoming Business Council, you will lead the organization to realize diverse, broad and lasting economic growth for Wyoming to prosper by creating and nurturing a unique organizational culture inspired to reach its greatest potential.

With the WBC Board of Directors, a team of independent leaders, partner organizations and elected officials, the CEO will establish long-range goals, plans and strategies that support statewide economic development efforts.

The CEO will actively engage with business leaders, stakeholders, elected officials, partner organizations and the general public to ensure a continuous evolution of WBC programs and services that address the needs of businesses and communities around the state.

A successful CEO will have a combination of education and experience equivalent to a bachelor’s degree in business plus ten years’ experience leading diverse teams as a senior leader. Must have successful experience driving an organization from strategy implementation to execution along with established business experience in the for profit sector. Additional experience leading an economic development organization and/or a public agency is helpful.

Outside of formal education and experience, it is important for the CEO to be a proven leader that inspires and motivates others to perform at their peak. The internal and external environment for WBC is highly collaborative so being a strong builder of partnerships, successful teams and trust will be critical to success.

This position reports to a 15-member Board of Directors appointed and co-chaired by the Governor and confirmed by the Wyoming Senate.

Candidates should live in Cheyenne, Wyoming, or be willing to relocate as may be necessary to fulfill the responsibilities of the job. Extensive travel and varied hours will be required.

Selection Process:

This is an important role for the current and future economic environment in Wyoming. The process will have several steps with separate final interviews with the Governor of Wyoming and the Business Council's 15-member Board of Directors in a format that is open to the public. Semi-finalists will be required to authorize a credit and criminal background investigation.

The Wyoming Business Council offers a competitive salary and benefit package. Starting salary is $140,000, plus benefits. The Board of Directors is prepared to evaluate compensation for the ideal candidate who can master private sector experiences in the public sector arena. Compensation is commensurate with experience.


Timeline: 

The Board of Directors is hopeful to have conducted interviews and completed the hiring process of the CEO by January 31, 2020.  

·       November 25: Application deadline

·       December 10:  1st Round Phone Interviews

·       December 20: 2nd Round In Person Interviews

·       December 31 or January 2: Finalists notified

·       January 8: Final In Person Interview

*Timeline subject to change.

Learn more about the job here.

Download an application here.

Send completed application, resume and letter of interest to WBC Search Committee at the Wyoming Business Council, 214 W 15th Street; Cheyenne, WY 82002 or e-mail wbc-ceoapplications@wyo.gov. Application materials are due by Monday, Nov. 25, 2019. There is no guarantee materials will be reviewed by the committee after the deadline.

To learn more about what it’s like to work for the Wyoming Business Council, check out our Driver’s Manual. The Wyoming Business Council is an at-will employer.

Business Finance Coordinator

Currently we are looking for a Business Finance Coordinator to join us on this journey. As the Business Finance Coordinator for the Wyoming Business Council, you will:

      Serve as the first point of contact for staff and clients providing guidance and services for business financing needs.
      Develop client relationships, process and service loans, perform financial due diligence and evaluate and recommend business financing tools. 
      Work closely with the Economic Development Finance Manager, WBC team, and partners to identify financial needs for businesses in all stages and ensure programs remain compliant with banking and investment regulations.
      Ensure statewide awareness among businesses, communities and financial institutions of WBC financing programs, collaborate with development teams and assist businesses with financial assistance.

A successful Business Finance Coordinator will have experience in all phases of commercial lending, banking operations and risk analysis. Education and experience equivalent to at least three years in banking, bond experience, credit analysis and business plan review is required.

Training and experience in evaluation and analysis of complex business plans, strategic planning & resource allocation, balance sheets and detailed financial projections will be important for success.

Outside of formal experience, it is important for the Business Finance Coordinator to be detail-orientated, organized, creative and be proactive.  Work well both independently and as a member of a team. As a Business Finance Coordinator, strong communication and relationship management skills, as well as critical evaluation and decision-making skills will play a huge role.

Learn more about the job here.  Send completed application, resume and letter of interest to Katie O’Bryan at the Wyoming Business Council, 214 W 15th Street; Cheyenne, WY  82002 or e-mail ApplyatWyomingBusinessCouncil@wyo.gov.  Applications received by November 5, 2019 will receive primary consideration.

Download an application here.

To learn more about what it’s like to work for the Wyoming Business Council, check out our Driver’s Manual. The Wyoming Business Council is an at-will employer and conducts criminal background investigations. 

Agribusiness Development Manager

Currently, we are looking for an Agribusiness Development Manager to join us on our journey. As the Agribusiness Development Manager for the Wyoming Business Council, you'll get to: 

Develop, implement and manage various efforts, activities and tools to help Wyoming agricultural businesses market their products both domestically and internationally.

Build and manage relationships to identify, add value and increase access to markets.

Collaborate with producers, food processors, value added food and beverage manufacturers and other related groups to identify industry needs and solutions.

Increase trade mission participation, public awareness, education and marketing campaigns for the industry.

A successful Agribusiness Development Manager will have experience in or equivalent to a bachelor’s degree in agribusiness, international trade, marketing, business or related field plus five years’ work-related experience in a professional setting.

Strong agriculture industry knowledge and experience, specific to commodities and value-added products as well as experience in marketing crops, forage and livestock will be important for success. Outside of formal experience, it is important for the Agribusiness Development Manager to build and promote trust and teamwork. The right candidate will work well both independently and as a member of a team.

As an Agribusiness Development Manager, strong communication, relationship development skills and the ability to exercise appropriate judgement and decision-making skills over complex matters will play a huge role.

Here's a complete job description. Find the application here.  Send completed application, resume and letter of interest to Katie O’Bryan at the Wyoming Business Council, 214 W 15th Street; Cheyenne, WY  82002 or e-mail ApplyatWyomingBusinessCouncil@wyo.gov.  Applications received by January 3, 2020 will receive primary consideration.

To learn more about what it’s like to work for the Wyoming Business Council, check out our Driver’s Manual. The Wyoming Business Council is an at-will employer and conducts criminal background investigations. 

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