Monthly Archive: July 2016

Current Search – Parsons Electric – Design Manager

On behalf of our client, Parsons Electric, CohenTaylor Executive Search Services is conducting a retained search for the 

Design Manager: Position Profile – Parsons – Design Manager

The Company: Based out of Minneapolis, MN, Parsons Electric has grown to become one of North America’s premier electrical and technology providers. Founded in 1927, Parsons has established a strong reputation of providing quality design, construction, service, and maintenance to customers across the United States.

Parsons provides an extensive range of services through three divisions:
Electrical Construction
Electrical Service

Mission: Guided by integrity, Parsons is dedicated to our customers and employees’ success through excellence in service, innovation, and performance.

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Current Searches – ecs A Parsons Company

On behalf of our client, ecs A Parsons Company, CohenTaylor Executive Search Services is conducting a retained search for three distinct roles. Full position profiles are available below.

Senior Project Manager: Position Profile – ecs Senior Project Manager
Account Manager: Position Profile – ecs Account Manager
Electrical Designer: Position Profile – ecs Electrical Designer

The Company: Based out of Minneapolis, MN, ecs A Parsons Company works with clients nationwide on a variety of construction and maintenance projects. Since 2005, ecs has been providing life cycle construction services that have grown to include consulting, engineering, commissioning, training, fire suppression, and energy solutions.

Serving markets across the country, ecs focuses on innovation and collaboration to reduce costs and maximize safety and uptime for distribution centers. The dedicated staff includes twenty office and field professionals who are experienced, reliable, and solution-focused. ecs builds strong relationships and exceeds expectations by delivering expertise, exceptional service, and high-quality solutions. A leader in innovation, ecs staff is continually improving and adapting services to meet the changing needs of customers.

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New Search! Minneapolis Public Housing Authority, Executive Director & CEO

On behalf of our client, Minneapolis Public Housing Authority, CohenTaylor Executive Search Services is conducting a retained executive search for their EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR and CEO

The Mission: To promote and deliver quality, well-managed homes to a diverse low income population and, with partners, contribute to the well-being of the individuals, families, and community we serve.

The Vision: Continue to be a dynamic and innovative leader in the Minneapolis community with an even greater commitment to promoting, creating, managing and preserving, and delivering quality, affordable housing and supporting vibrant and diverse communities.

The Role: Minneapolis Public Housing Authority (MPHA) seeks an Executive Director and CEO to lead the organization, which serves more than 10,000 Minneapolis residents each year through various public housing and service programs. In addition to providing management responsibilities for a highly regulated governmental agency, this leadership role is the face of the organization to internal staff, resident customers, governmental partners, and the general public. This role requires an on-going interface with the Board of Commissioners, The City of Minneapolis, other governmental partners, community partners, consultants and private housing partners, residents, and staff members. The Executive Director and CEO provides strategic direction and leadership for MPHA; develops and builds deep relationships with project and funding partners; conducts outreach to current and prospective partners, stakeholders, and the community; and serves as the primary representative for local, state, and federal advocacy. Strong internal and external collaboration, and diverse business and interpersonal skills, are essential to successfully lead MPHA.

Click here to view the full position profile: Position Profile – MPHA Executive Director

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Search Completed! VP of External Relations, Montessori Center of Minnesota

Update: We are thrilled to announce that Trisha Skajewski will be joining the staff of the Montessori Center of Minnesota in late-September 2016. Click here to learn more about MCM programs.

On behalf of our client, Montessori Center of Minnesota, CohenTaylor Executive Search Services is conducting a retained executive search for their VICE PRESIDENT of EXTERNAL RELATIONS

The Organization: More than 100 years ago, Dr. Maria Montessori was bold enough to voice ideas that went against the grain of conventional thinking about child development and education. Today, she holds global acclaim as one of the world’s greatest educators. She used her scientific training, her experience and her insights to develop a method of education that challenged conventional patterns. Montessori Center of Minnesota continues to train teachers, using this pedagogy, to reach and teach children nationally and internationally.

Mission: To transform lives and society by broadening access to the power of Dr. Maria Montessori’s proven method of education.
Vision: All humanity working for the common good in our shared world.

The Opportunity: Join this dedicated and collaborative community and use your professional competencies to build the footprint and impact of this valuable mission. MCM operates a premier training facility for Montessori teachers and a non-profit Montessori school (Cornerstone) for children 15 months through 6 years old. Located on the East Side of Saint Paul, the property also includes a charter school for children. In 2008, MCM moved into this new facility to better meet the needs of its programs. Now MCM needs to both expand its capacity to train more teachers, serve more children and improve its existing physical space.

The Role: The Montessori Center of Minnesota (MCM) seeks a Vice President of External Relations. In this role, the successful candidate will be responsible for all development activity and the marketing and communications functions with a goal to build sustainable earned and contributed revenue for long-term financial viability. As a senior leader of the MCM staff, this VP is responsible for a comprehensive resource development program that generates individual, corporate, foundation and government support. In addition to developing a broad base of consistent and expanding support for operations and programs, the position will manage MCM’s $3.4M capacity building capital campaign; launched in conjunction with the 2020 Bold Ideas strategic framework. The marketing and communications function includes responsibility for building brand awareness and value of both MCM and Montessori training—the latter including building increased participation in teacher training programs that are both comprehensive and rigorous in doctrine related to the Montessori Method to serve a diverse base of teacher candidates, students and families.

Click here to view the full position profile: Position Profile – Montessori Center of MN – Vice President of External Relations