Kyndle Job Opening

Kyndle (Kentucky Network for Development, Leadership & Engagement)

Position Title: Manager of Existing Industries and Workforce Development

Reports to: V P of Economic Development



1) Generate quality economic impact by developing a strong business retention and expansion program; Valued Industry Program (VIP).

2) To meet with the companies to collect vital information concerning the status of their business to better serve them.

3) Develop a seamless workforce system to address the shortage of workers for high-demand jobs today by working the education system to develop the workers of the future by utilizing the resources that exist in the four-county Kyndle region. 



Kyndle merges the business support and industrial recruitment efforts of the former Henderson-Henderson County Chamber of Commerce and Northwest Kentucky Forward.

Mission: Kyndle provides information, services, advocacy and economic development expertise for our stakeholders and communities in Henderson, McLean, Union and Webster counties.



  • Management of VIP, Kyndle’s business retention and expansion program
    • Continue to meet annually with identified existing industries (currently 130)
    • Collect and coordinate data, insuring consistent input of data collected from visitations
    • Annually, generate and release a summary of key findings of data collected from VIP
  • Manage existing industry leads – those cultivated from new targets and inbound prospects as well as those identified through VIP.
  • Create and develop a Manufacturers’ association for plant managers.
  • Create and develop a Human Resource personnel subgroup of the Manufacturers’ Association.
  • Plan and coordinate meetings based upon the needs and interests of our existing industries such as industry-related seminars, job fairs and reverse job fairs in conjunction with the Kyndle Education/Workforce committee.
  • Organize and manage the Education/Workforce committee. 
  • Develop and/or coordinate surveys and other instruments such as wage and benefit survey and analysis of workforce needs.
  • Serve as a liaison between the business and education communities.
  • Assist as needed with Kyndle counties to maintain “Certified” status in the Work Ready Program or assist as practicable “In Progress” counties to advance to “Certified” status. 
  • Work with CEO, VP of Economic Development and various other stakeholders, to develop a community workforce development system.
  • Build relationships with the business community – furthering Kyndle’s mission of providing a quality economic development delivery system across the four-county region.
  • Other duties as assigned by the V P of Economic Development.
  • Team support – cooperation with team members as needed.
  • Some travel may be required. 


  • Leadership, organizational, coalition building and communication skills.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills; report writing, public presentations.
  • Strong CRM and MS office software knowledge and internet search techniques.
  • Good organizational skills and the ability to multi-task and prioritize in a high-volume, fast paced environment.
  • Ability to manage confidential and critical client information.
  • Problem solving and decision making skills.
  • Self-directed, team player.
  • Knowledge of region in terms of business and services.    
  • Undergraduate degree with experience in economic development, business development or community development preferred. 

Apply by sending your resume to

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