Intersect Illinois is growing and we are looking for passionate and dedicated people to help further our mission of bringing jobs and investment to all of Illinois.
The Director of Business Development is responsible for bringing business opportunities to the state of Illinois, proactive outreach and new client-relationship management, and tracking new markets and emerging trends. The director works with the business development team to find new opportunities for Illinois and deliver new projects. The Director of Business Development reports directly to the Vice President of Business Development and the two work together to supervise a team of business development and site selection managers and associates.
The Development Associate is a newly created role in the growing organization. The associate is responsible for supporting the communication of the organization’s value proposition to prospective and current corporate partners, recruiting and engaging the board of directors, and establishing and growing strategic partnership with utilities, trade associations and other entities that can help support the organization’s mission of growth in Illinois. The position reports to the Director of Corporate Relations.
The Director of Corporate Relations reports to the CEO and manages a team that includes a development associate. This newly created role in the growing organization is responsible for communicating the organization’s value proposition to prospective and current corporate partners, recruiting and engaging the board of directors, and establishing and growing strategic partnership with utilities, trade associations and other entities that can help support the organization’s mission of growth in Illinois.
The Director of Research oversees all activities related to the research department and manages a 3-4 person team, including interns. This position requires proactive thought leadership in order to set the research agenda for the organization, identify trends and new issue areas, and implement best practices.
The Director of Marketing reports to the CEO and manages a team that includes design and content managers. The director is responsible for brand management, marketing strategy planning and execution (including material and content development and paid media planning), tracking, analyzing and utilizing results to continuously elaborate on plans. The Director of Marketing also acts a spokesperson for the organization and liaison to marketing partners throughout the state.
The Special Events Manager is responsible for planning and managing events that align with Intersect Illinois’ mission and the State’s economic development goals, that build and strengthen partner relationships, and that enhance the organization’s brand with statewide, national, and international audiences. The manager is responsible for researching and securing venues, planning and managing the events calendar, negotiating quotes and agreements with vendors, assisting with event marketing, monitoring timeframes and budgets, networking and delivering on event objectives. The manager’s creativity, organizational skills, and vision amplifies Intersect’s visibility, enhances client and employee relations and improves the organization’s growth. The manager reports to the Vice President of Administration and Operations and works closely with the corporate relations, executive and marketing teams.