Cogence Announces Opening for Executive Director

Cogence is seeking an Executive Director to provide overall leadership and management in carrying out the organization’s mission. The Executive Director is responsible for managing day-to-day organizational operations and for fueling growth consistent with the strategic plan as set by the Board. Cogence is a non-profit organization designed to improve the productivity of all parties who come together to design and construct a building. We are Owners, Architects, Engineers, Construction Mangers, Trade Contractors, and other Industry Affiliates who collectively develop industry best practices. We are organized in regional chapters with a central governing Board. We have chapters in Northeast Ohio, Northwest Ohio, and Central Ohio, with plans to expand to other regions across the nation.

Here’s what you get to do:

  • Provide strong leadership for Cogence, working with the Board to identify, develop, and execute the organization’s priorities.
  • Manage the Cogence Chapters, helping them set goals, develop programing, and attract new Partners.
  • Work collaboratively with the Board Executive Committee to define growth strategies and increase the organization’s visibility.
  • Oversee and manage all accounting functions; prepare annual operating budgets and financial plans for Board approval.
  • Develop communications to promote brand and events. This may include grant writing for the funding of special projects.
  • Attend Board meetings, providing operations updates and cultivating strong relationships with Board members.
  • Cultivate and maintain external relationships, while overseeing communications.


  • Passion for the mission of an organization that is working to impact an entire industry.
  • Demonstrated success in a leadership position overseeing an organization’s operations while maintaining a remarkable track record of building long-term, productive relationships with partners. We are looking for someone who is excited to work closely with the Board to influence our growth and impact.
  • Superb interpersonal communication skills and strategic thinking.
  • Poise, integrity, dignity, and reliability in your professional life.
  • Ability to thrive in an environment where you set the pace.
  • Eagerness to bring people together to achieve a goal. People enjoy working with you and trust you.
  • Solid knowledge of marketing and financial management.
  • Minimum of three years non-profit experience or small business management.
  • Ability to recognize opportunities for improvement, and then identify and implement solutions.
  • Self-motivation, ability to get things done, and a strong work ethic.
  • A strong desire to make Cogence a national organization.

For more information and to submit qualifications, please contact Pamela Neckar at

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