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President & CEO - Clear Lake Area Chamber of Commerce


The Clear Lake Area Chamber of Commerce works to promote area business and industry through opportunities in networking, advocacy, and business resources. The Chamber is conducting a search for the next President & CEO to manage this dynamic local organization. Ideal candidates will have previous Chamber experience, as well as developed ability in leadership, organization, communication and listening. The position requires a self-disciplined, self-starter able to lead with critical thinking, integrity, and an open-minded approach toward evolving business and member needs in the community.

• Supervision of Chamber staff to ensure their effectiveness
• Community relations
• Coordination of the annual work plan
• Responsible for organizational structure and procedures
• Motivate Chamber volunteers
• Supervise membership maintenance and recruitment
• Maintain the building facilities• Strategic planning of the organization
• Work closely with the Board of Directors and planning committees 

• Responsible for the hiring, discharging, training and supervising of all office personnel in accordance with the policies approved by the Board of Directors
• Maintain a visitor friendly, customer service-oriented office atmosphere, assuring office staffing during business hours
• Complete staff evaluations for all personnel
• Recommend goals and projects for the Chamber to the Board of Directors
• Formulate, with the help of the Finance Committee, the annual operating and capital budgets for recommendation and approval of the Board
• Ensure that the financial statements are prepared on a monthly basis
• Sign, with the respective Chair or Treasurer, all leases, mortgages, notices, contracts and legal documents approved by the respective Board of Directors
• Serve as ex-officio member of the Chamber Board of Directors and internal committees of the Chamber as needed
• Be knowledgeable of the activities, needs and concerns of area businesses and industries, calling on Chamber members on a weekly basis
• Communicate with and represent the Chamber to other civic organizations, as well as other local, state, and national organizations
• Promote good relations with the media presenting a unified front for industry, retail, services, and city government by sharing the Chamber mission and objectives
• Consult confidentially with existing and/or potential small business prospects, both retail and industrial, referring larger prospects to the North Iowa Corridor Economic Development Corporation
• Stay informed of current and correct information on available buildings, land, and other development information, being identified as the local resource and clearinghouse for such information
• Oversee effectiveness and continuous improvement to Chamber organized events
• Organize and facilitate Clear Lake Washington DC/Des Moines legislative visits
• Serve as the organizational representative to the collaborative Vision North Iowa Partnership Executive Board & Advisory Board



• Post-secondary education preferred, or 5-7 years of related leadership and management experience
• Requires attendance at various business functions after and before hours within and outside of Clear Lake; overnight travel required at times
• Experience in financial and marketing strategy
• Ability to learn and operate basic office equipment
• Working knowledge of Windows-based software including Microsoft Word, Excel, Microsoft Publisher, PowerPoint and Outlook. Also, social media including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and other programs as utilized by the Chamber
• Knowledge of the internet and utilization of online marketing opportunities
• Hearing and vision within the normal range
• Substantial amount of time devoted to written and oral communications
• Willingness to be trained and implement newly acquired skills

Job Type:
Clear Lake, IA

• Salary range $70,000+, based on applicable skills and experience
• Benefits include health insurance, life insurance, short and long term disability
• Retirement savings program with matched contribution
• Paid holidays
• Paid vacation and personal time
• Cell phone allowance



Bachelor's (preferred)
How to Apply:

Interested applicants send letter of interest and resume to Kristy King: include Chamber Position in the title).  No phone calls please.

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Kristy King
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