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President & CEO - Clear Lake Area Chamber of Commerce

Description:

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.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
• 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 


POSITION DETAILS:
• 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

 

Qualifications:

WORK REQUIREMENTS:
• 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:
Full-time
Location:
Clear Lake, IA
Compensation:

COMPENSATION:
• 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

 

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Education:
Bachelor's (preferred)
How to Apply:

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

Date Posted:
2/26/2019
Email:
kristysk@berglandandcram.com
Phone:
641-357-2159
Contact:
Kristy King
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