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Job Announcement

Chief Executive Officer


The Dakota Institute for Business and Economic Analysis, an applied business and economic analytical non-profit, seeks a full-time CEO to aggressively grow the Institute into a dynamic, self-sustaining, respected, and trusted source of economic and business intelligence, insight and analytics serving decision-makers in South Dakota, the Northern Great Plains Region, and the regional markets and economic sectors thereof.

The CEO reports to the Board of Directors. Office location(s) will be in South Dakota and the CEO will maintain a strong physical office presence. The position is available immediately.

Working with the Board, the founding CEO will help create and then lead a business and economic intelligence and analytical enterprise that earns an exceptional reputation because of timely and useful modeling and data derived insight on current and forecast economic and business conditions in South Dakota and the Northern Great Plains Region.

The successful candidate will be of high intellectual ability, have a strong first degree and a graduate or professional degree in economics, business, finance, law, decision science or related field.   Experience and/or demonstrated accomplishments in economic/business analysis, modeling, insight, forecasting, data management, and team building are desired. The successful candidate will have a strong ethical value set, considerable personal confidence, and a collaborative style. Additionally, the successful candidate will be a decisive self-starter able to effectively operate in a role that relies on persuasive and earned authority rather than mandates.

Key competencies include entrepreneurial ability, communication and presentation skills, influencing skills, and organizational development/leadership skills. Quantitative economic/business modeling and data analytical abilities and an explicit understanding of econometric and economic impact software (i.e., R, Python, Stata, IMPLAN, REMI) are desired.

Compensation package will be competitive and may include performance-based incentives. Nominations are welcome.

Applications will be accepted, and screenings and interviews will be ongoing until the position is filled. For full consideration apply immediately.

To apply submit a letter of interest, a curriculum vita or resume, and the names and contact information for at least three but no more than five references to: Dakota Institute for Business and Economic Analysis, c/o Van Fishback, PO Box 5057, Brookings, SD 57006. For a prospectus on the Dakota Institute and for e-application see 

Contact Van Fishback This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  (605) 696-2230 to discuss this opportunity or make nominations.

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