DEPARTMENT:Talent, Economic Development

REPORTS TO:Senior Director, Talent

FSLA STATUS:___ ExemptX Non-Exempt

X Full-time___ Part-time



Responsible for leading and executing a talent development strategy in support of the Greater Omaha Chamber’s economic development strategy and outcomes. Areas of focus includetalent development, retention and recruitment, P-16 education initiative, and workforce development. Consults with business and industry regarding workforce needs in an effort to grow business and industry in Greater Omaha. Convenes and collaborates with economic developers, Greater Omaha Chamber’s Young Professional’s, community leaders, and other key stakeholders to create and leverage resources to impact identified outcomes.
  1. Coordinatethe development and execution of the talent development strategy to grow, recruit, and retain talent in support of the Chamber’s larger economic development strategy. Partner with Director of Talent in managing the planning process, technical expertise, and Volunteer Steering Committee.
  2. Develop relationships with key internal and external stakeholders to develop and execute talent strategy andinitiatives.
  3. Develop volunteer structure to implement talent initiatives; and recruit and coordinate the volunteers necessary to successfully implement initiatives to achieve results.
  4. Monitor progress towards outcomes and make modifications as necessary to reach desired results.
  5. Lead and oversee coordination and planning of the Young Professional Council, YP Summit, Council of Companies, YP events and communication tools.
  6. Work with Senior Director of Talent to submit and maintain program budget and ensure revenue and fundraising goals are met.
  7. Serve as an ambassador for the Chamber’s economic development efforts, especially focused on talent attraction and retention.
  8. Communicate effectively and manage relationships with community stakeholders and partners, including young professionals.
  9. Assist with other talent related efforts including those specifically associated with Talent Program of Work and other Chamber initiatives.

  1. Support other Chamber events and initiatives as requested

Support the development of a program budget and ensure fundraising and revenue goals are met.


To perform this job successfully, the individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed should be representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

Education and related work experience

Bachelor’s Degree. A minimum of 3 years of experience working in economic development, communications, marketing or other related fields.

Certifications, Licenses, Designations


Other Skills and Qualifications

  1. Knowledge of talent recruitment and development.
  2. A strong understanding of the young professionals market.
  3. Ability to analyze data and situations, identify problems and opportunities, develop strategies, influence key stakeholders to execute strategies, and monitor results. Adjust and modify strategies and tactics accordingly to deliver results.
  4. Ability to work with diverse groups of people.
  5. Strong written and oral communication skills.
  6. Excellent presentation skills.
  7. Ability to work with limited supervision in a fast paced environment.
  8. Ability to influence and work collaboratively with others.
  9. Ability to successfully manage multiple projects and tasks.
  10. Proficient in word processing, spreadsheet and database management in a Windows-based environment including Microsoft Office Suite.
  11. Other competencies:
  12. Strategic, “big picture” focus
  13. Strong leadership skills
  14. Results oriented
  15. Continual process improvement focus
  16. Lifelong learner
  17. Accountability

Physical Demands

  1. Typical office environment
  2. Ability to drive and provide own transportation necessary

Updated: 09/01/2015

Updated 06/28/16

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