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OrganizationThe Leadership Center - Paducah Area Chamber of Commerce
TypeFull Time
Application DeadlineFebruary 28, 2024
College Degree Required?Yes
Salary Range$90,000 plus benefits


The Paducah Chamber is searching for its first Executive Director of The Leadership Center who
will provide visionary leadership to guide the organization with strategies that will continue to
serve its members and the broader employer community.
The Executive Director has overall strategic and operational responsibility for leading and
managing the organization. Working closely with the CEO of the Paducah Area Chamber of
Commerce, as well as with members, staff, board members and other stakeholders, the
Executive Director ensures that The Leadership Center is delivering value to the Chamber’s
members and the community and is fulfilling its mission.
The Executive Director is expected to lead The Leadership Center into the next chapter of
growth. The Executive Director will guide and support the organization’s mission and will work
in partnership with the CEO of the Paducah Area Chamber of Commerce and board to grow and
strengthen the organization’s brand identity, steward the necessary resources to support the
organization’s mission and develop programs to meet the needs of the community served.
The Executive Director will be expected to:
• Develop a long-term vision for The Leadership Center in partnership with the Chamber
of Commerce CEO.
• Align programs with the needs of the business community.
• Work collaboratively with the board, existing staff members of the Chamber, members,
and other critical stakeholder groups to build positive and productive relationships that
drive results.
• Lead an organization that is vital to talent attraction, development, and retention.

Job Duties

see above job description.

Skills Required

The position requires a bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience and knowledge in a related
field, as well as five or more years of executive nonprofit or organizational leadership
experience with goal setting and strategic planning.
In addition, the ideal candidate will demonstrate:
• Experience casting a vision, cultivating buy-in, and implementing programs.
• Strong writing, verbal, and public speaking communication skills.
• Experience working with a board of directors or similar governance model.
• The ability and commitment to engaging and promoting partnerships of persons and
organizations from a culturally diverse landscape and/or backgrounds.
• Strong work ethic with a high degree of energy.
• Relationship building ability and strong interpersonal skills.
• Strong knowledge of best practices and trends in leadership development.
• Skill in needs assessment and advocacy.
• Experience with grant writing and fund development.
The organization seeks a highly transparent leader with uncompromising integrity who resides
within or is willing to relocate to the Paducah, Kentucky area.

Work Schedule

full time

Additional Info

If you would like to express your interest in this position, please send a cover letter and resume
to Gregory Nielsen, Executive Vice President, at If you would
like to discuss the opportunity further or would like to recommend a candidate, please contact
Dr. Yvonne Styles, Executive Vice President, at is the executive search firm for this position -see Ideal Candidate Profile on our website