The Greater Statesville Chamber of Commerce is a membership-based organization comprised of nearly 800 businesses and professionals. We believe that the long term economic vitality of a community is driven by successful businesses. We serve as a unified voice for business in public affairs.
Much of our programming is directed towards building a network of contacts for our members. Spending money locally with other Chamber members expands the community’s economic prosperity. Through various leads groups, business after/before hours, Business Expo, breakfast clubs, workshops/seminars or our extraordinary Ambassadors program we offer members the opportunity to grow their local business. Additionally, we expect to offer over 60,000 referrals of local Chamber members to the vast number of internet and telephone inquirers.
A not-for-profit membership organization, the Chamber provides the leadership to achieve a diverse balanced economy that enhances the quality of living and working in our region.
The Chamber is a bridge that links businesses, organizations, and residents together with innovative programs that strengthen our long-term economic vitality, business success, job creation and quality of life. Perhaps just as important are the initiatives that we undertake to help build a sense and spirit of “community”.
The President/CEO is the chief executive officer of the Chamber and is responsible for all administrative and management functions and executing the mission and strategic plan of the organization as approved by the Board of Directors.
The President/CEO will provide high profile leadership, vision, guidance and strategic direction for the organization and community. In addition, the President/CEO will implement the annual Goals, Plans and Strategies and align the organizational resources to meet the objectives within the Strategic Plan. Sound internal business practices will be carried out by the President/CEO. The President/CEO will be a collaborative leader and will build the relationships necessary to move the Chamber and the Greater Statesville community forward.
Major responsibilities are as follows:
Responsible for overall strategic planning, management and success of the Chamber of Commerce, measured by organizational responsiveness and efficiency, staff performance, membership satisfaction, and quality outcomes.
Develop and execute a well-defined, measurable annual program of work and budget.
Select and develop an adequate organization of staff, assign functions, define lines of accountability and setup an effective system of operation.
Create and support a positive, productive work environment.
Manage the Chamber’s financial affairs, including the preparation and presentation of an annual budget and sound management of revenues and expenses.
Increase and retain membership.
Develop funds through member investments, events and programs, sponsorships, advertising and grants to ensure programs and events are sustainable and continue to grow.
Serve as official spokesperson and main public relations contact for the Chamber.
Participate in community initiatives as well as regional and state-wide business and economic-related events.
Build strong relationships with government officials and business, nonprofit and education leaders.
Engage board members and members in finding and advocating for solutions to improve the climate in the community and the region.
Prepare all necessary information/communication for meetings of the Board of Directors and/or Executive Committee to allow for structured meetings
Identify, recruit and develop a diverse group of volunteer leaders of the Chamber.
Other duties as assigned by the Board of Directors.
Minimum qualifications include a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university or any equivalent level of experience deemed necessary to carry out the responsibilities of this position. Preferably, leading candidates will have a minimum of 5+ years of demonstrated success in a leadership position within a chamber, membership association, nonprofit or community/economic development organization. Demonstrated commitment to continued professional development through the U.S. Chamber’s Institute for Organization Management and/or Certified Chamber Executive designation is considered a plus. Economic Development and Workforce Development knowledge also considered a plus.
The successful candidate must also practice exceptional:
Communication both oral and written
Knowledge and leverage of digital media including social media platforms
Relationship building abilities
Demonstrated experience in developing successful non-dues programming
Multi-tasking of multiple projects, issues and initiatives
Command of current office technology
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
Additional Salary Information: The compensation package will include a competitive salary, determined in part by the successful candidate’s level of professional experience. The Chamber also offers a competitive benefits package.
Internal Number: 0007
About Greater Statesville NC Chamber
Swingbridge Partners, LLC is managing the executive search for the Greater Statesville Chamber of Commerce in North Carolina. Swingbridge Partners works with Chambers of Commerce and Nonprofits. Our key focus areas are executive searches, board and staff training, capital fundraising and keynote presentations.
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