President & CEO

Peabody Area Chamber of Commerce
Job Description
Resumes will be accepted through 11/17/2017 
 
The overall responsibility of this position is to plan, organize and direct operations of the Chamber to effectively execute the annual Work Plan. The President/CEO is responsible for the Chamber budget; employment, termination, training, and supervision of staff; interpretation of policy; maintenance of facilities; and other duties as directed by the Board of Directors. The President/CEO reflects the Chamber’s communications and outreach to the community and must constantly strive to develop a better public understanding of the purpose and functions of the Chamber.
 
POSITION OBJECTIVE
The President/CEO is expected to provide visionary leadership and is responsible for overseeing day-to-day operations and the long-term success of the PACC. This individual will serve as the primary spokesperson for the organization and will have responsibilities for designing programs, organizing resources, and directing staff, to conduct activities necessary to effectively carry out the goals set by the Board of Directors.

He/she is responsible for strategic planning, interpretation of policy, and the development of the Chamber’s annual budget. In addition, this position oversees the development of the organization’s structure, budget and finances, employee development, supervision of staff, the maintenance of the Chamber office.  The President/CEO serves at the direction of The Board of Directors.

Direct reports include Event Manager and Membership Manager and all other personnel as may be employed to meet the mission of the Chamber.

TOP PRIORITIES
  • Be the visionary leader and the voice of business for the community.
  • Develop strong and meaningful relationships with all constituents and maintain effective ongoing communication with partners.
  • Develop structure around Chamber activities to continue financial sustainability.
SKILLS & ABILITIES
  • Ability to create and effectively communicate the vision and mission of the Chamber.
  • Strong media relations and presentation skills.
  • Ability to establish and execute clear goals for the Chamber.
  • Strong leadership skills to motivate and inspire others to reach a higher goal.
  • Ability to collaborate and build consensus among diverse groups.
  • Ability to build strong relationships with City, State, education, industry and business leaders.
  • Ability to assimilate and become part of the community.
  • Strong financial acumen (strategic view/funding needs).
  • Ability to design, interpret and communicate information and reporting.
  • Proficient in computer operations for general business purposes.
DESIRABLE EDUCATION, TRAINING, AND EXPERIENCE
  • At least 5 years’ experience in an Executive-level position or community relations preferred.
  • Bachelor’s degree in business management, communications or related field, preferred.
  • IOM certification preferred.
  • Proven experience in consensus and relationship building required.
  • Operational experience, understanding the framework of operational aspects (budgeting, finance, IT, HR, contract negotiations, etc.).
  • Record of accomplishment in successfully developing and implementing strategic plans.
  • Experience leading board members and/or volunteers.
  • Social media marketing experience, preferred.
  • Strong understanding of economic development
All resumes must be received  by November 17, 2017
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