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President/CEO, Apache Junction Chamber of Commerce

Apache Junction Chamber of Commerce
Job Description
 
President/CEO, Apache Junction Chamber of Commerce
 
The Board of Directors of the Apache Junction Chamber of Commerce, located in Apache Junction, Arizona, seeks a highly qualified, experienced and educated individual to assume the duties of President/CEO. This position will be responsible for the management of a 400+ member not-for-profit, broad-based business organization with 3 employees and up to 20 volunteers.  Candidates must exhibit strong organizational, management, financial, public policy, business advocacy, interpersonal and written/verbal communication skills. Must be able to work with government officials. Salary & benefits are commensurate with experience. Please submit your resume with salary history with a range of $65,000 - $75,000 with benefits.
 
This is not necessarily an exhaustive list of responsibilities, skills, duties and working conditions associated with the job. It is intended to be an accurate reflection of the current job; however, management may revise job and tasks based on business needs including emergencies, staffing needs and workload. 
 
Work Environment:  While performing the duties of this job, the employee is primarily in an office environment, but is occasionally exposed to outside weather conditions during community events.
 
Physical Demands:  While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to stand for extended periods of time, sit, walk, use hands to handle or feel, and talk or hear. Occasionally the employee is required to lift and move objects of varying weights. Climb stairs as needed. Specific vision abilities required include close vision and depth perception.  The employee will occasionally be required to travel outside of the office.
 
Minimum Requirements:
  • College Degree preferred or equivalent work experience or, the equivalent combination of 3-5 years management experience and 1-2 years nonprofit experience preferred. Thorough understanding of the political environment of chambers, trade associations and the business community. 
  • Demonstrated leadership, decisiveness and foresight.
  • Thorough knowledge of finance, economics, public policy planning, management and/or competitive strategies, evidenced by applicable degree(s) and/or appropriate experience.
  • US Chamber of Commerce IOM and American Chambers of Commerce CCE designation preferred.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills as well as strong public speaking ability.
  • A strong commitment to quality and positive customer service is a must. 
  • Must be flexible with work days and schedule. The incumbent must exhibit a high degree of integrity and professionalism.
Position Summary:
 
The President/CEO guides the day-to-day operations of the Chamber and its Visitors Center, and is responsible for carrying out these duties with the aid of the staff, officers, and committee members, within the policy framework adopted by the Board of Directors.
 
The President/CEO has the overall responsibility for the complete operation of the Chamber as it involves program, planning and operations, working under policy guidelines of the Board of Directors and Executive Committee and acting in accordance with the policies, procedures and bylaws of the Chamber. The President/CEO is responsible to the Board for a full range of activities, including: coordination of the program of work; organizational structure and procedures; motivation of volunteers; income and expenditures; maintenance of membership; employment, training and supervision of staff; interpretation of policy; maintenance of offices, and long-range planning. This position also oversees the operation of the Visitor’s Center.
 
Responsibilities and Duties:
 
Oversees development and implementation of a definite program of work that will channel resources of the organization toward specific objectives. Studies issues and trends to identify opportunities or problems for local businesses, and recommends related action. Develops necessary community leadership and voluntary manpower to see that the program of work is accomplished. Analyzes and interprets the needs of members and recommends revisions in the program of work to improve service and assistance to make membership more valuable.
 
Provides leadership in the organization, planning and implementing strong business advocacy on those social and economic issues affecting the business community. Establishes relationships with all interested parties. Works with state, federal, city, and county legislators to communicate and lobby for the needs of the community and Chamber members.
 
Demonstrates leadership in the community through involvement and participation. Constantly strives to develop a better public understanding of the purpose and functions of the organization. Assists the Chairman of the Board and officers of the organization in representing the Chamber at appropriate local, regional, statewide, national and international events, and with the media.
 
Oversees and manages the fiscal resources of the organization.  Prepares the annual operating budget with line-item identification of expenses and income for all activities of the Chamber and its related organizations or projects. Oversees all expenditures in accordance with budget. Ensures that financial records of the Chamber are audited at least every three years, with financial statement reviews in between.
 
Develops an appropriate staff, assigns functions, defines lines of authority and responsibility, and sets up an efficient system of operation. Assures staff has adequate training, supervision, and regular performance evaluations. Provides opportunities for staff to develop professionally. Creates working conditions that are conducive to maximum performance and employee morale.
 
Oversees membership programs to ensure necessary growth in income and services for the operation of the program. Directs all membership solicitation efforts through Membership Department including solicitation and orientation of new members and the maintenance of current memberships.
Directs all communications to the membership and general public. Ensures that organizational and business concerns are communicated regularly and effectively to all parties concerned and that the organizational brochures, newsletters, and electronic communication are accurate, timely and reflective of the organizational views. Provides and promotes opportunities for public forums or input.
 
Works with Board to establish and implement the corporate mission and vision. Provides leadership, training, and input to the Board. With the Chairman, develops the agenda for Board and Executive Committee meetings. Advises the Board on all matters under consideration.
 
Assures the organization's compliance with applicable laws and regulations. Assures adequate records of all transactions and correspondence are maintained for review by auditors, the Board, or other officials or agencies.
 
Serves as the official administrative representative and spokesperson of the Chamber in all instances and situations when such representation is appropriate.
 
Participates in Chamber activities to promote and enhance the image and relationship of the Chamber with all groups and parties in the community.
 
Sits as non-voting member of the Board of Directors, Executive Committee and all committees. Serves as corporate secretary.
 
Coordinates work of all Councils, Committees, Divisions, and/or Departments.
 
Other duties as assigned.
 
Submit your resume to:
 
Email: Employment@AJChamber.com
Or mail to:  Apache Junction Chamber of Commerce
567 Apache Trail
Apache Junction, AZ 85120
 
No phone calls please.
 
The Apache Junction Chamber of Commerce is Equal Opportunity Employer.
 
Resumes must be postmarked by 5 p.m. on or before October 16, 2017.  Applications not submitted or postmarked by this date will not be considered.
 
 
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