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Executive Director

Perdido Key Area Chamber of Commerce
Pensacola, FL
  • Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.
Job Description

The Executive Director provides strategic direction, vision, and management for the programs and personnel of the Perdido Key Area Chamber of Commerce and its affiliates. He/she demonstrates expertise in strategic planning, member sales and services, program management, economic development, public policy, nonprofit governance and operations, finance and accounting, public relations/outreach, and fundraising. He/she has full responsibility for profit and loss, fiscal stability, and compliance. He/she will be a dynamic leader with the ability to manage current programs while developing new initiatives and partnerships with other business and community organizations to achieve regional goals and objectives.


The Executive Director reports to the Board of Directors in accordance with the by-laws, however on a regular basis reports to the Executive Committee (Chairman, Vice Chair, Treasurer and Board Secretary)

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

• Strategic vision with extensive and nuanced skills to drive change management, mission fulfillment, and operational outcomes

• Highly developed interpersonal skills and emotional intelligence

• Broad knowledge of industry acumen, entrepreneurship, and innovation

• Strong understanding of the political landscape for change and collaboration with civic leadership and

partner organizations

• Demonstrated skills in human resource development, team building, and performance management

• Adept at coalition building, relationship management, and negotiating complex agreements

• Exceptional communication skills both in writing and orally with members, potential members, elected

officials, outside organizations, media outlets, and the Board of Directors

• Possesses and demonstrates high standards of integrity, work ethic, trustworthiness, and personal





• Strategic Planning and Implementation: At the direction of the Board, the Executive Director creates and implements the strategic plan for the Chamber.


• Members Services and Sales: The Executive Director is responsible for the overall performance of the

Chamber’s membership activities including membership acquisition, stewardship and retention.


Program Management: The Executive Director oversees and assesses the line-up, schedule, design,

implementation, budget, and structure for the Chamber’s programs and events.


• Economic Development: The Executive Director is responsible for the Chamber’s role in economic

development including business retention/expansion, infrastructure, workforce/education, health

and safety, civic innovation and regional collaboration with other economic development



• Public Policy: The Executive Director represents the Chamber on a variety of public policy issues at the

local, state, and federal levels which require him/her to develop platforms, messaging, advocacy

channels, and strategic relationships.


• Nonprofit Governance and Operations: The Executive Director ensures the Board, governance bodies,

and volunteer leaders are actively engaged and aligned to support the mission and functional

activities of the Chamber.


• Finance and Accounting: The Executive Director ensures the Chamber establishes and follows generally accepted accounting and financial practices that ensures organizational safety and soundness,

achieves budget targets, sustains operations, and grows capacity for new initiatives.


• Public Relations/Outreach: The Executive Director is responsible for creating and maintaining a

dynamic and forward thinking public image for the organization, including strategies for marketing,

communications, media relations, community relations and public speaking.


• Fundraising: The Executive Director oversees the Perdido Chamber Foundation and is responsible for its philanthropic relations, donor engagement, grant writing, and program growth.



Education:  Bachelor’s degree is preferred but related experience will be considered in lieu of academic



Experience: A minimum of 5 years of successful experience in executive management and

leadership positions within the private, public, or nonprofit sectors demonstrating progressively

greater responsibility

Perdido Key Area Chamber of Commerce

Why Work Here?
Awesome location to live, work and play. Chamber is small but an aggressive representation of the business community.



Pensacola, FL
32507 USA


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