Job Description: Chamber President & CEO

President & CEO, Greater Brighton Chamber of Commerce
Reports to Board of Directors
Wage Scale: $55k – $65k, Commensurate with Experience
Application Deadline: January 31, 2017

Email Cover Letter, Resume, and Salary Requirements To:
Board Chair, Larry Barnaby

The Greater Brighton Chamber of Commerce has an immediate opening for a President & CEO. The Chamber is the principal voice of the Brighton area business community. In a spirit of cooperation, and through a collective effort, our mission is to provide, maintain, and enhance a favorable business and social environment for Chamber Members. The Chamber has approximately 350 members, primarily small businesses, and has been supporting and advocating for businesses in the Brighton area for more than 60 years. This Chamber resides in one of the fastest growing communities in the nation, with a local population of over 40,000, and another 20,000+ in immediate surrounding areas.

Reporting Relationship:
The President & CEO reports to the Board of Directors through the Chair and Executive Committee.

Professional Responsibilities:
The President & CEO is responsible for the full range of Chamber activities, including daily operations of the office and staff, to effectively carry out the goals of the Chamber’s mission of service to its members. Responsibilities include recruitment and retention of members and sponsors, preparation of monthly reports, and leadership in developing new and executing existing program services.

Specifically, the President & CEO will be responsible for the following essential duties:

  • Strategic Planning – In conjunction with Board of Directors, responsible for devising and implementing a strategic plan that fulfills the Chamber’s mission.
  • Optimizing Membership – Attract new and retain existing businesses in membership of the Chamber by providing and strengthening the “value-added” services the Chamber offers its members.
  • Advocacy – Effectively and in a fair manner, represent the business community on governmental affairs that affect business in the area. Develop and maintain ongoing positive working relationships with government, business, community leaders, and organizations on public policy matters in an effort to provide a two-way flow of information to serve the business community.
  • Staff Administration – Employ, supervise, train, evaluate, manage and assign duties to staff. Recommend and establish compensation and benefits for all employees.
  • Fiscal Administration – Ensures the preparation of accurate and timely financial statements on a monthly and annual basis, and reports with detailed information relating to income and expenditures of Chamber programs. Together with the Treasurer and Finance Committee, prepare and submit an annual budget that reflects the goals of the Chamber.
  • External Communications and Marketing – Ensure the Chamber is represented at appropriate civic, cultural, charitable, business, and community activities which impact the Chamber’s mission or agenda. Keep the membership informed of issues that may affect their business. Continuously evaluate the Chamber office to ensure efficient operation as an attractive & welcoming “Front Door” to the community.
  • Internal Communications – Maintain a positive ongoing dialogue with membership, board of directors, staff, and community partners to promote the Chamber and its benefits. Keep the Board informed on overall member attitudes and perceptions within the business community.
  • Event and Program Execution – Coordinate, plan, and execute monthly events in concert with assigned board directors, committees, and volunteers. Negotiate and secure sponsorships for various events to add value to members and ensure events are financially sound.
  • Volunteer Support and Management – Help identify, recruit, and train volunteer talent. Assist with the recruitment of volunteers, as appropriate, and coordinate activities to orientate volunteers to the Chamber and their duties. Volunteers include committee members, ambassadors, event volunteers, etc.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

A bachelor’s degree in communications, marketing, or business is preferred.

Prefer a professional with at least 3-5 years experience in highly productive programs, preferably with a Chamber, non-profit, or other member-based organization.

Language Skills:

  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret the most complex documents.
  • Ability to respond effectively to the most sensitive inquiries or complaints.
  • Ability to write speeches and articles using original or innovative techniques or style.
  • Ability to make effective and persuasive speeches and presentations on controversial or complex topics to top management, public groups, and/or boards of directors.

Mathematical/Financial Skills:

  • Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, and percentages.
  • Ability to create and manage a budget for events, programs, and overall operations.

Computer/Software Skills:

  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite including Excel, Word, Power Point, and Outlook is required.
  • Working knowledge of QuickBooks data entry is required.
  • Working knowledge of WordPress is preferred.
  • Experience with Constant Contact or other email marketing/communication software is preferred.
  • Experience with SMS marketing and robo calling marketing software desired.

Physical Demands:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to sit, talk, or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, and use hands to handle or feel. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.