• Executive Director Job

  • Hayden Chamber of Commerce
    Job Announcement
    Executive Director Job Description

    Purpose

    To provide executive vision and leadership to the Chamber in the fulfillment of its mission and develop strategies towards a successful and financially stable future.

    Duties and Responsibilities

    • Work with the Board Chair to prepare agendas and materials for Board meetings.
    • Identify and recommend solutions to the Board that support the vision and mission of the organization.
    • Represent the Chamber at community forums, city council meetings, and events such as legislative, tourism summits, and numerous fundraisers.
    • Promote and maintain strong relationships with elected officials, business owners, and community leaders.
    • Ability to read, analyze and interpret data needed to make critical decisions in a timely manner. Maintain strong written and verbal communication to include newsletter production, communication to staff, Chamber members, and the general public, as well as write and deliver articles/presentations for community events, business forums, meetings, and seminars.
    • Build partnerships with other organizations to include, but not exclusive to sponsorship acquirement, program development and participation.
    • Oversee programs to include monthly breakfasts, workshops, fundraisers, and events as directed by the Board of Directors.
    • Recruit speakers for monthly breakfasts, workshops, and other events or programs.
    • Recruit and develop committee chairs, committee members, and volunteers.

    Accountabilities

    • Operate within and advance the policies of the Chamber.
    • Day-to-day operations, including staffing, management of programs, membership, and marketing efforts.
    • In collaboration with the Board of Directors create, prepare, and expend comprehensive strategic direction, business plans, annual budgets, and marketing strategies.
    • Provide effective leadership, mentoring and coaching to staff, board members, and business owners.
    • Assure that organization priorities are responsive to member needs and serves to advance Hayden’s economic development.
    • Maintain open communication with the Board, work with the Board in the governance of the Chamber bylaws; and bringing issues to the Board in a timely fashion.
    • In collaboration with the Board of Directors, secure all funds to operate the organization through dues, donations, sponsorships, and grants.

    Interpersonal Abilities

    • Create a work environment that is inclusive, productive, rewarding, flexible, and fun.
    • Make intelligent decisions in stressful situations with compassion, logic, and common sense.
    • Adapt well to change and embrace new ideas.
    • Work independently or in a team setting always setting an example of a strong work ethic.

    Performance Measurement

    • Attainment of annual objectives and goals developed with the Board.
    • Accountability in maintaining financial stability and overall financial performance.
    • Effectiveness of operational management (staffing, programs, membership, marketing, etc).
    • Attraction and retention of members, member feedback.

    Minimum Experience

    • Three years of responsible business or trade association management
    • Supervisory experience
    • Five years of P & L responsibilities
    • Public speaking, public relations/media partnerships a plus
    • Successful fundraising/sales activities

    Minimum Skills

    • Management skills to include people, financial, projects, and events
    • Communication skills to include verbal, written, listening skills, ability to present and persuade
    • Problem-solving skills
    • Technology literate


    This is a salaried PT position based on an average of 25 hours per week with a flexible work schedule.

    Chamber Office Hours are:
    Tues-Fri. 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
    (Mon-Fri 11 a.m.-4 p.m. during the summer)
    with a staff person available for shared office coverage.

    To apply, submit a cover letter, resume, and list of references by 4 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018 to:
    Hayden Chamber of Commerce
    P.O. Box 1210
    8254 N. Government Way
    Hayden, ID 83835
    Email: Info@haydenchamber.org