Hiring announcement! Executive Director recruitment now underway!

Lead this incredible organization!
The Madison Public Market Foundation (MPMF) is hiring an Executive Director to help support the finish of the facility construction phase of the
project, lead the tenant build-out phase, and establish the Madison Public Market as a premier market location in Madison and the surrounding areas once the market doors open. The Executive Director will provide strategic, operational, and financial leadership while fulfilling the mission and vision of the MPMF and the Market. The Executive Director is responsible for building a new team of leaders to carry out the Market’s Business Plan in pursuit of fulfilling MPMF’s vison of equity through entrepreneurship, striving to ensure the Market meets the evolving needs of merchants, customers, and the community.

The Opportunity
The projected first-year accomplishments for the new Executive Director include:

• Establish relationships with the Board of Directors, future merchants, city government, and local
stakeholders through authentic interactions and building trust through consistent and meaningful
• Aide in developing policies and procedures.
• Coordinate last-mile steps to open the Market.
• Hire staff.
• Oversee the Grand Opening and running of the Market, once open.
• Create and nurture a welcoming, inclusive Market culture where everyone feels they belong.

As the inaugural Executive Director, you will have a unique and exciting opportunity to set the stage for the Market’s future. The Madison Public Market is nearly 20 years in the making and there is both high excitement and high expectation from Madison and the areas surrounding the Market. With community and City of Madison support, the Market can serve as an anchor for economic development, which will generate the opportunity to best serve all residents of Madison, Dane County, and the region. While some of the foundation and framework has been put in place, the Executive Director will have the opportunity to significantly contribute to the crafting and execution of the vision for the Market as it opens and moves forward.

Application Process
For more information, please see the full job description.

MPMF and WAVERLY PARTNERS firmly support the principle and philosophy of equal opportunity for all individuals, regardless of race, religion, sex, age, national origin, or disability. Interested candidates should send a resume to Waverly Partners at the address shown below or by contacting directly either consultant. [email protected]

Heidi G. Milosovic
Managing Director & Principal
O: 440.355.6629; C: 216.387.0832
[email protected]

Sara B. Cikalo
Managing Director
O: 440.933.0096; C: 440.821.4437
[email protected]

I am so excited for the Madison Public Market – because of its potential to bridge cultural divides, authentically bring community together, and provide the perfect backdrop where together we can build a shared narrative for the future of our City. - Karen Menendez Coller, Executive Director, Centro Hispano

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