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Who we are

Established in 1989, the Goering Center serves more than 400 member companies, making it North America’s largest university-based educational non-profit center for family and private businesses. The Center’s mission is to nurture and educate family and private businesses to drive a vibrant economy and promote the effective continuity of those businesses. Affiliation with the Carl H. Lindner College of Business at the University of Cincinnati provides access to a vast resource of business programming and expertise. Goering Center members receive real-world insights that enlighten, strengthen and prolong family and private business success. 

Open Positions

THE OPPORTUNITY

  • Do you have a passion for and commitment to helping family and private businesses thrive?
  • Are you interested in getting involved in the Greater Cincinnati business community?

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

The Program Director will partner with the President and Program Committee to set standards for program and institute quality and effectiveness. The Program Director will:

  • Serve as a subject matter expert on the future of the business industry through ongoing professional development.
  • Develop and update institutes and programs through curriculum design, titles, locations, times, other logistics, and learning environments.
  • Volunteer engagement: Works with the President to recruit volunteer family guides for the Next Generation Institute; leads both the Next Generation Institute Steering Committee and the Goering Center Program Committee.
  • Recruit content partners from the Goering Center community; negotiate contracts, manage relationships, and ensure content meets defined quality standards.
  • Develop and champion the Goering Center’s Speakers Bureau.
  • Master the Goering Center’s CRM, FunnelMaker, to optimize program execution.
  • Manage and collaborate with the Office/Operations Manager to document standard operating procedures relative to programming.
  • Lead the development of special events for volunteers and members, act as a member of the Special Events Committee, support execution of the annual Family & Private Business Awards.
  • Collaborate with the Goering Center’s marketing team regarding promotion methods and means, market research, surveys, publicity, and market analysis.
  • Monitor key benchmarks such as program attendance/cancellations, quality standards, finances and budgeting, financial analysis and annual forecasting.
  • Represent the Goering Center in the community at large.
  • Develop content for the President and other team members who are representing the Goering Center in the community.

IDEAL CANDIDATE QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

  • Bachelor’s or advanced degree in relevant field of study
  • 5 – 10+ years in planning leadership and business-based learning and programming for organizational and career development
  • Proficient in MS Office (MS Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, in particular)
  • Familiarity with CRM system, FunnelMaker - a plus but not required
  • Able to demonstrate a strategic agility, anticipating future consequences and trends accurately using broad knowledge and perspective.
  • Demonstrate experience in program development, market research/needs assessment, staff management, finances and budgeting and data analysis
  • Able to scan the environment, analyze competition, and lead efforts to position Goering Center as a leader in family and private business education
  • Must be a self-starter able to produce accurate work and possess a high degree of organization
  • Team player in a small office environment
  • Excellent time management skills and ability to multi-task and prioritize work
  • Attention to detail and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong organizational and planning skills in a fast-paced environment
  • A creative mind with an ability to suggest improvements

KEY PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES

  • Strong interpersonal compass: Relates well to all kinds of people: up, down and sideways, inside and outside the organization, builds appropriate rapport, forges constructive and effective relationships, uses diplomacy and tact, can diffuse even high-tension situations comfortably.
  • Business acumen: Knows how businesses work, knowledgeable in current and possible future policies, practices, tends and information affecting his/her business and organization, aware of the competition, and understands how strategies and tactics work in the marketplace.
  • Presentation skills: Is effective in a variety of formal presentation settings, commands attention and can manage group process during the presentation, can change tactics midstream when something isn’t working.
  • Adaptability: Displays a high degree of professionalism and a sense of calm in all levels of interaction, can plan, prioritize, organize, and follow up several tasks and projects in a fast-paced environment, demonstrates flexibility, and adjustment to sudden changes in priorities and the work environment.
  • Organization: Can balance conflicting priorities to manage workflow, ensure the completion of essential projects, and meet critical deadlines, allocates time appropriately, keeps a clean and organized office, and maintains control over their physical environment.
  • Communication skills: Actively listens, speaks with confidence using clear, concise sentences and is easily understood, produces intentional, professional correspondence free of grammatical and spelling errors, and uses high quality, professional oral and written skills in all external communications to reinforce a positive image of the business.

THE PAYOFF

This is a great opportunity to be very involved with the Cincinnati business community.

DIVERSITY/INCLUSION STATEMENT

Gilman Partners is committed to strengthening leadership teams and elevating the talent in our communities – and that means all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, ability, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, or national origin. You don’t have to meet every qualification in this job description to apply. If you’re drawn to the position and believe your experience makes you a good fit, we encourage you to reach out.

CONTACT

Sarah Benner, Search Operations Manager
sbenner@gilmanpartners.com
513-543-3042

TO APPLY

Please click here to apply. 

THE OPPORTUNITY

  • Do you have a passion for and commitment to helping family and private businesses thrive?
  • Are you interested in getting involved in the Greater Cincinnati business community?

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • The successful candidate will organize and coordinate calendar scheduling, administrative support and office procedures for the President of the Goering Center.  This role is instrumental in maintaining a pleasant work environment, ensuring high levels of organizational effectiveness, and communication.  Please note that while this position’s schedule can be somewhat flexible in determining a consistent timetable; for maximum efficiency, this role is expected to work in the office, with some exceptions for remote work as requested and approved.

WHAT YOU’LL BE DOING

  • Scheduling all internal and external meetings for the President; as well as scheduling the Board of Directors/Board of Advisors/Management Council/Corporate Partner meetings and follow through on tracking attendee confirmations, and sending reminder emails with meeting packet materials
  • Provide general administrative support, including assisting in drafting agendas, presentation slides, spreadsheet and report preparation primarily for the President; but also for Directors on as needed basis
  • Responsible for Board and Committee meeting logistics, including room reservations and catering
  • Coordinate human resources and insurance responsibilities with Office & Operations Manager
  • Assist Office & Operations Manager with purchasing supplies/ordering GC letterhead & business cards/interactions with building and garage maintenance personnel
  • Plans quarterly in-house and off-site celebration events such as team volunteer events, team-building events, birthday lunches
  • Master FunnelMaker (FM) database to be able to add/delete/update Board of Director, Board of Advisor, Corporate Partner company and contact information; input activities; create invoices; capture important notes and export information on as needed basis
  • Owns the Board Candidate Registry (BCR) pages in FunnelMaker and any associated processes including BCR enrollment data entry, completing BCR survey searches
  • Assist Membership Director and Manager with Member Alignment Profile (MAP) process – includes creating MAP link and forwarding MAP “Next Step” emails and inputting survey participation follow-up activity in FM for respective relationship owner.
  • Complete other duties as assigned in a timely and efficient manner

IDEAL BACKGROUND

  • College degree or equivalent life experience; additional qualification as an Executive Assistant will be a plus
  • Must be a self-starter able to produce accurate work and possess a high degree of office systems organization
  • Must be a team player in a small office environment
  • Able to represent the Goering Center in a professional manner
  • Promptly responds to requests with accuracy and has a courteous demeanor
  • Proven experience as an Office Manager, Front Office Manager, or Administrative Assistant
  • Knowledge of Office Administrator responsibilities, systems and procedures
  • Proficiency in MS Office (MS Excel, PowerPoint, MS Outlook, in particular)
  • Familiarity with CRM systems; FunnelMaker a plus but not required
  • Excellent time management skills and ability to multi-task and prioritize work
  • Attention to detail and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong organizational and planning skills in a fast-paced environment
  • A creative mind with an ability to suggest improvements

ATTRIBUTES OF THE SUCCESSFUL CANDIDATE

  • Adaptability: Projects a high degree of professionalism and a sense of calm in all levels of interaction. Is able to plan, prioritize, organize, and follow up several tasks and projects in a fast-paced environment. Flexible - can adjust to sudden changes in priorities and the work environment.
  • Organization: Can balance conflicting priorities in order to manage workflow, ensure the completion of essential projects, and meet critical deadlines. Allocates time appropriately, keeps a clean and organized office, and maintains control over their physical environment.
  • Communication Skills: Understands that the most important aspect of communication is the act of listening and actively works to improve those skills. Speaks with confidence using clear, concise sentences and is easily understood. Produces well thought-out, professional correspondence free of grammatical and spelling errors. Uses high quality, professional oral and written skills in all external communications to project a positive image of the business.
  • Member Service: Interacts professionally with members and associates at all times.
  • Team Player: Works as a competent member of the team, willingly providing back-up support for co-workers when appropriate and actively supporting group goals.
  • Computer/Technical Skills: Displays proficiency using standard office equipment such as a computer, photocopier, scanner, etc. Demonstrates advanced proficiency by quickly adapting to new technology and easily acquiring new technical skills
  • Judgment: Exhibits sound judgment and the ability to make reasonable decisions in the absence of direction. Swiftly refers problems/issues to the appropriate person(s) when necessary. Works effectively without constant and direct supervision or guidance.

THE PAYOFF

This is a great opportunity to be very involved with the Cincinnati business community.

DIVERSITY/INCLUSION STATEMENT

The Goering Center is committed to strengthening our team and elevating the talent in our communities – and that means all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, ability, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, or national origin. You don’t have to meet every qualification in this job description to apply. If you’re drawn to the position and believe your experience makes you a good fit, we encourage you to reach out.

CONTACT

Carol Butler, Goering Center President
carol.butler@uc.edu
513-556-7414

TO APPLY

Please contact Carol Butler.