On behalf of our client, Junior Achievement of the Upper Midwest, CohenTaylor Executive Search Services is conducting a retained executive search for its President/CEO.

December 23, 2019    

Junior Achievement (JA) teaches students in grades K-12 how to manage money, prepare for a career, and open and run a business. It empowers students to make a connection between what they learn in school and how it can be applied in the real world, thereby enhancing the relevance of their classroom learning and increasing their understanding of the value of staying in school. Each year, JA partners with more than 10,000 volunteers, mostly business professionals, who serve as role models to help students envision a successful future. With support from the community, Junior Achievement of the Upper Midwest is cultivating a generation of fiscally responsible, innovative thinking, and workforce ready young adults throughout Minnesota, North Dakota, and western Wisconsin who are prepared to enter the real world with the skills and confidence needed to succeed.

Junior Achievement of the Upper Midwest (JAUM) is seeking its next President/CEO. This person will be an experienced and visionary leader who brings an inspirational storytelling ability. The successful candidate will be a proven leader with an innovative, entrepreneurial spirit, exemplary business and/or nonprofit management skills, and a strong commitment to continuing to create strong community partnerships and raising the visibility of the impact of JAUM. A focus on relationship building to enhance fundraising, community relations, external partnerships, and board development is a critical component of this challenging role. This new leader will be experienced at leading complex teams, creating organizational culture, and supporting collaborative team engagement and innovation.