McCook Chamber of Commerce President/CEO

McCook Chamber of Commerce President/CEO

McCook, Nebraska

Job Details

Full-time

Benefits include paid holidays, paid time off, and a retirement plan.

Job Description

The President/CEO reports to the Board of Directors and is the chief executive and administrative officer of the organization, responsible for the Chamber of Commerce's daily activities, including all administrative, operational, personnel, and financial requirements. He/she shall demonstrate strong business acumen, leadership and possess passion and enthusiasm for the community.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Actively works to carry out the Chamber's mission and vision. and provides key leadership in the community by developing and establishing credible, healthy relationships with key business leaders, elected officials, legislators, and other partners, in order to better represent the interests of Chamber members; serves as primary staff to the Board.
  • Anticipates emerging and long-range problems, issues, and needs for business members, and develops strategies to address concerns and needs. Takes an active role and is visible with the individual Chamber members and seeks to understand their needs and desires by seeking and responding to regular feedback.
  • Actively works to assist small businesses by providing start-up guidance, ongoing business training opportunities, knowledge sharing (networking) opportunities, and counseling to members on problems affecting the local economy; responsible for positive public relations for the Chamber.
  • Organizations and leads efforts for the McCook Chamber Foundation, a 501(c)(3) affiliate of the Chamber.
  • Serve on the McCook Economic Development Corporation board and serve as a partner with retail recruitment and other economic development activities.
  • Develops and implements recruitment and retention strategies to increase membership and retain existing members.
  • Focus on the community's attributes and issues and actively work to expand and improve the community, businesses, and residents' quality of life.
  • Actively supports, assists, and/or participates in Chamber Committees; assists with membership sales, billing, and workforce efforts. Provides leadership in the planning and execution of major Chamber events such as: Annual Banquet, Crazy Days, Heritage Days, and the Chamber’s Christmas Promotion
  • Represent the Chamber of Commerce at community business activities and functions, including evening and weekend appearances. Communicates in presentations and written materials to government and business organizations to create greater understanding between community, government, and business organizations.
  • Leads advocacy with City, County, State, Federal and regional entities; may serve on boards or committees to support Chamber work (e.g. McCook Community Foundation Fund, McCook Economic Development Corporation, NCCE, MACE, etc.).
  • Prepares and submits an annual budget to Board of Directors for approval; is accountable for ensuring that the budget is adhered to throughout the fiscal year.
  • Directly supervises Chamber employees in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning and directing work; appraising performance and compensation; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.
  • Oversees the Chamber's tactical operations including technology needs, equipment and repairs, and purchases supplies for Chamber office as needed

EDUCATION & SKILLS

Bachelor's degree in business, marketing or related field required. Additional education and/or leadership experience preferred.

Strong interpersonal skills, contract negotiation experience; experience and acumen in community development, business and workforce development, and economic development; management and/or experience in nonprofit administration, marketing or a related-field is preferred.

Have good knowledge of business operations and either possess or develop a complete understanding of McCook.

Has demonstrated an ability to:

  • align and inspire others to achieve objectives; create strategies, motivate people, and achieve results
  • establish trust; initiate and develop long-term relationships and networks
  • develop a long-term vision for the organization, and plans to enhance growth and business performance
  • express ideas clearly; listen to others; promote the timely and ongoing flow of information to others
  • utilize computer business software (i.e. Word, Excel, Email systems, websites, etc.)
  • stay current with changing technology and software
  • supervise others and take timely action to address performance issues

Applications

Applications should send resume and cover letter to:

Chamber of Commerce Chair Lori Beeby

McCook Chamber of Commerce

402 Norris Avenue Suite 301

McCook, NE  69001

or email resume and cover letter to info@mccookchamber.org

Additional Info

Job Type : Full-Time

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