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Executive Director - Greater Northside Chamber of Commerce

Posted 2 years ago in Sales & Biz Dev

A successful Chamber Executive Director develops and cultivates positive relationships with local businesses, government officials, and the community. He/she ensures consistency and accuracy of all communications, and collaborates with the Board of Directors to improve the communication flow to the chamber members.

The Chamber Executive Director reports to the Chairman of the Board, who is the leader of our organization. The Executive Director attends all board meetings ex officio and mobilizes resources for the organization as needed. The Chamber Executive Director and Board work together to increase chamber membership.

Fund Raising
The Chamber Executive Director assists the Board in fund raising activities including the annual membership drive, corporate sponsorships, special events, and educational seminars. Prepares and submits grant applications and reports to foundations, corporations and government agencies. Ensures that all contributions and other support is acknowledged as required by law, maintains accurate and complete records of financial contributions.

Fund Development
Creates, develops, retains and grows a diversified revenue base through corporate sponsorships, foundation grants, individual memberships and event developments. The Chamber Executive Director supports volunteers to ensure effective fundraising events, and recommends process improvements where needed and is responsible for increasing the membership of the chamber of commerce. In the area of finance, the Chamber Executive Director works with our Treasurer to develop and manage the annual budget.
The Chamber Executive Director ensures ongoing compliance with the legal responsibilities of a non-profit organization. It is critical for the Chamber Executive Director to ensure the integrity, accuracy, confidentiality, and security of all information, including chamber member information and mailing lists. Candidates must demonstrate the highest level of personal and ethical standards.

Networking and Relationship Building
Develops cooperation, goodwill and positive relationship with Government leaders and agencies, elected officials, local civic and community leaders, local and national businesses, media representatives and Stakeholders
The Chamber Executive Director manages the membership relations of the organization; including the complaint system and resolution process to ensure all issues are dealt with in a speedy and appropriate way that satisfies all parties. Participates in appropriate networking activities, events & programs to enhance the organizations image and/or achieves organizations vision and strategic goals. Guides, directs, develops and manages all chamber events and programs. Evaluates and reports the effectiveness of chamber events and programs. Serves as the official representative on community boards. Primary liaison to the government agencies, area townships, area chamber of commerce’s, legislators and not-for-profit, community organizations that have been approved by the board of directors.

* Expertise and proven success in fundraising and development
* An understanding of education foundations is preferred
* Demonstrated leadership ability
* Excellent communication skills and professional demeanor
* Ability to work a demanding, primarily self-directed, flexible work schedule
* Strong organization, multi-tasking, and time management skills
* Working knowledge of computers and database systems
* Reliable transportation to day and evening meetings in the Northside Area; occasional weekend events/meetings required

Job Summary
Functions: General Management
Position Type: Independent Contractor/Consultant
Contract Terms: Monthly stipend and Commissions
Industry: Non-Profit / Social Enterprise
Experience: Sales experience preferred
Language: Bi-Lingual in Spanish preferred
Please send resume’ and cover letter to:
Application Deadline: Friday, February 1, 2013

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