Ad Title: Director of Business & Neighborhood Services - Lincoln Square Ravenswood Chamber of Commerce Location: 2611 W. Lawrence Avenue, Chicago IL 60625 Post Date: 05/09/18 City: Chicago State: IL Zip: 60625 Email:email@example.com Website:visit our website... Description: About Lincoln Square Ravenswood Chamber of Commerce: Founded in 1948, the Lincoln Square Ravenswood Chamber of Commerce is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to supporting its members through education, marketing, and awareness in a manner that will contribute to the overall health and longevity of the business communities.
Job Description: The Director of Business & Neighborhood Services is the leader of small business development and business district projects for the Lincoln Square Ravenswood Chamber of Commerce. The Director manages all aspects of the organization’s Special Service Area (SSA) taxing district, known as the Lincoln Square Neighborhood Improvement Program, and the Neighborhood Business Development Center (NBDC) program. Through each of these the Director assists in attracting and retaining local small businesses, supports City of Chicago business initiatives, develops and executes business programs, advocates on behalf of the business community, and manages projects to enhance the business district’s public right-of-ways.
The Director of Business & Neighborhood Services works as a member of the Chamber of Commerce staff and assists in all aspects of the organization to help in achieving its small business development goals. The Neighborhood Services Director reports directly to the Chamber’s Executive Director. more info...
The Director, Government Affairs assists the Vice President, Public Affairs in providing expert non-partisan government affairs services to the Chamber and its members. Working alongside the Vice President on all facets of government affairs, the Director specializes in state government work and is responsible for collaborating with all Chamber departments to develop and implement state legislative work plans in Illinois and Iowa that advance business interests, regional priorities and economic growth. The Director is responsible for ensuring Chamber leaders, staff and members are well informed on state issues and actively engaged in communicating Chamber positions with our legislators, governors and state agencies.
Essential Functions and Responsibilities:
*Essential Functions to be performed with or without a reasonable accommodation
Research, write, recommend and communicate a focused agenda of state issues that affect the business climate and well-being of the Iowa and Illinois Quad Cities.
Participate in state organizations; one-on-one & small group meetings with lawmakers and officials; letters to the editor; phones calls and correspondence with elected officials and departments; and presentations to public bodies in order to influence legislation.
Actively engage Chamber members in “calls to action” and other advocacy efforts.
Track elected officials’ and candidates’ positions / votes, using Chamber website, newsletters, scorecards, candidate surveys and forums, and other mechanisms to educate and inform members.
Build and maintain working relationships with elected officials/staff representing the Quad Cities region. Provide Chamber communications staff with regular, up-to-date information to keep members engaged in government affairs efforts throughout the year.
Organize activities such as legislative lunches, advocacy trips to Des Moines and Springfield, and State of the State gubernatorial events for members to better understand state public policy, processes and decision makers.
Register (as needed) as a state lobbyist in Iowa and Illinois, file all required lobbying reports on a timely basis, and strictly adhere to all laws and regulations pertaining to gifts to elected officials, ethics, campaign finance disclosure and lobbying activity in Iowa and Illinois – whether or not a registered lobbyist.
With Vice President, Public Affairs, determine scope of work for state lobbyist(s) contracts and brief Chamber leaders on their activities on a regular basis.
Work closely with the Quad Cities Defense Alliance and related groups to ensure the Rock Island Arsenal and military policies are part of state advocacy efforts.
Maintain an electronic library of state position papers and backgrounders for use by the staff, BAC and the board. Manage state legislative operations within the ChamberMaster database, including but are not limited to, event registration, member information updating, invoicing, and member communication.
Identify and respond to issues at the city and county levels, especially those tied to state policy.
Participate annually in a minimum of two community events, continuing education activities or other initiatives to build relationships with diverse populations and strengthen cultural competency important to fulfilling the mission of the Chamber and Q2030.
Actively conduct outreach with people of color, young professionals and others underrepresented to ensure greater diversity in state advocacy, including on legislative trips, as speakers on Chamber issues, and so on.
Take initiative to ensure committees, public statements and materials reflect the racial, ethnic, gender and age diversity of the community whenever possible.
Performs other related duties as assigned.
Note: The Director, Government Affairs is not involved in the work of the Chamber’s political action committees that focus on candidate recruitment and support. more info...
Ad Title: Executive Director Location: Frankfort, IL Post Date: 04/27/18 City: Frankfort State: IL Zip: 60423 Email:firstname.lastname@example.org Website:visit our website... Description: The Frankfort Chamber of Commerce is looking to hire an Executive Director (ED). The (ED) is the Chief Operating Officer of the Chamber and is subject to the supervision of the Board of Directors (BOD), through the Board President and reports directly to the Board President. The ED is responsible for activities including daily operations, tactical and strategic planning, financial management and oversight, membership recruitment and retention, meeting and event planning, supervision of staff, public engagement and other duties as directed by the Board President and the BOD.
Reporting Relationship: The ED reports to a 11-member BOD made up of public and private sector leaders of the community and supervises the current Chamber staff (1-full time; 1-part time).
Specific Duties: Chamber Operations — The ED oversees the daily operations of the Chamber, including supervising Chamber staff, assigning staff duties, setting hours and maintaining positive staff morale to ensure consistent Chamber operations.
Leadership — The ED works closely with the Board President and BOD, assists in the establishment of long-range objectives and develops strategies for meeting these objectives.
Event and Meeting Management — The ED is responsible for overseeing member events in conjunction with the various committees throughout the year as directed by the BOD approved calendar of events. In addition to attending the committee meetings, the ED will produce three major events held annually: (1) Frankfort Fall Festival, (2) Community Showcase and (3) Golf Outing. Approximately 50-60 meetings and special events are held annually and held at various times throughout the day (e.g., breakfast meetings, after-hours business receptions, etc.). Frankfort Fall Festival occurs on Labor Day weekend each year. The ED is required to work the entire Labor Day weekend.
Board Governance — The ED prepares all Board meeting packets in advance of the meetings and attends all regular meetings of the BOD. The ED will also be responsible for managing and implementing the policies of the BOD and creating an institutional memory for consistency and continuity for both the BOD and the Chamber as a whole.
Financial Management — The ED is responsible for a variety of bookkeeping, accounting, and financial activities. These activities include reviewing and approving A/R and A/P, writing checks, preparing and submitting deposits, reconciling accounts, and preparing financial reports (from QuickBooks) for the Treasurer, BOD, and the Chamber’s accountant.
Personnel Management— The ED is accountable for the Chamber staff and will conduct staff reviews and evaluations as well as provide coaching and mentoring. The ED regularly submits payroll information to a third-party processor.
Membership Management — The ED serves as the face of the Chamber and is thus considered a vital person in the growth of the Chamber. The ED will personally contact prospective members weekly, provide necessary reports and data for BOD review and establish relationships to support a strong retention goal as defined by the BOD.
Engagement and Representation — The ED will work closely and routinely with the following groups and organizations to ensure that the Chamber and its goals are properly and consistently represented: • Members • Elected Government Officials and their staff (Village, Township, County) • Other municipal groups (School Districts, Park District, Library, Police, etc.) • Other Chambers and non-member organizations in the area • Community at large • Local media
Ad Title: Executive Director Location: Lake Zurich, IL Post Date: 06/19/18 Website:visit our website... Description: Job Summary: Serves as chief executive officer. Recommends and participates in the formulation of new policies. Utilizes the Chamber’s existing policies and strategic plan as they have been approved by the Board of Directors to plan, organize, direct and coordinate the staff, programs and activities of the Lake Zurich Area Chamber of Commerce (Chamber).
Is responsible to the Board of Directors of the Chamber for the administration of the Chamber Program of Work and budget. The Executive Director shall be empowered to handle the staffing of the organization within the parameters established by the budget. Shall maintain a good working relationship with the membership of the Chamber. more info...
Ad Title: Howell Area Chamber of Commerce President & CEO Location: 123 E Washington St, Howell, MI 48843 Post Date: 05/29/18 Email:HowellSearch@organizationdynamics.net Website:visit our website... Description: The Howell Area Chamber of Commerce seeks an energetic, full-time President and CEO with vision as successor to its recently retired, highly regarded executive of 15 years. The Chamber is an acknowledged leader in Livingston County, playing a major role in shaping the regional agenda; the community is known for its inclusive, collaborative approach.
The Chamber’s new executive will direct the development of the organization’s next strategic plan during his/her first year, strengthen ties with larger employers, refresh and drive innovations in chamber programming, and “grow the business.” Economic development, workforce and housing availability are key long-term issues.
The Chamber has revenues approaching $900,000, a staff of 7, and an affiliated foundation with annual revenues of more than $100,000. The 700-member organization earned Chamber of the Year honors from the Michigan Association of Chamber Professionals in 2016. The Chamber’s Board of 15 Directors and its members are deeply engaged, as are the hundreds of community volunteers who produce its world-renown Michigan Balloon Challenge and other events.
The Howell Area Chamber co-sponsored MSU’s Livingston County visioning facilitation five years ago. The organization continues to support committees created to evaluate and act on recommendations developed through that process. The Chamber’s primary service area of approximately 150,000 population encompasses most of Livingston County. It collaborates with and has membership overlap with the Brighton and Hartland Chambers in the eastern part of the county. Howell’s revitalized downtown is a vibrant destination for residents and visitors; it won the Great America Main Street Award for 2018. While a significant proportion of residents commutes to jobs outside the county, there is a very high degree of community attachment and involvement.
Livingston County is the fastest growing county in Michigan. Population is expected to increase by 10% between 2010 and 2020 to more than 200,000, attaining urban area designation. Howell is the county seat, a town of 10,000, and home to the main campus of Cleary University. Public schools are a point of pride in the community.
Position Overview The Chamber’s President and CEO reports to the Chair of the Board of Directors. S/he leads the Chamber in the fulfillment of its mission and develops strategies towards a successful, sustained future. S/he is the administrative and operational officer of the Chamber, overseeing all aspects of the organization including operations, marketing, finance, revenue development, and government relations. In addition, the President administers programs and policies established for the conduct of the business of the Chamber.
The President provides the strategic and day-to-day direction of the organization and the leadership to sustain the vitality and involvement of the Board and volunteers. The President provides counsel and advice to the Board Chair and other officers regarding policy and programs.
The President is the principal advocate and chief spokesperson for the Chamber. The President is responsible for the performance and professional growth of all employees. S/he will employ and supervise the professional staff within the policies established by the Board of Directors.
The President works closely with a wide range of constituencies in both the public and private sectors to build support and coalitions consistent with the Chamber’s overall mission.
The President is the CSCC Chamber’s chief staff person. The President reports to and supports the Board of Directors (BOD). This role is also the “face of the Chamber”, acting as a community leader and ambassador of business advocacy. The President must be a dynamic and energetic, self-starter who can build relationships and manage multiple projects simultaneously. The President will create a healthy Chamber membership with continued growth in membership and increased members satisfaction.
Areas of Responsibility
Program Development 1. Develops an annual schedule of activities, meetings, projects and events to reflect the purpose and membership needs of the Chamber. 2. Works to develop and coordinate the necessary Chamber leadership and other positions, including volunteers, to accomplish the work of the Chamber. 3. Makes recommendations to the Board of Directors concerning matters affecting the direction of the Chamber.
Finance 1. Work with the Executive Committee and members of the Finance Committee in preparation of the annual budget to reflect the financial needs and resources of the Chamber and to assure the organization is managed within these financial guidelines. 2. Develop and implement general plans for meeting the budget. 3. Work with the Treasurer to generate and review financial reports and provide monthly statements of income and expenses to the Board of Directors. 4. Responsible for the managing of all funds received, and for their proper disbursement with budget allocations.
Staffing 1. Establish and maintain a staff consistent with program needs and financial guidelines. Responsibilities include recruiting, hiring, supervision and evaluation. 2. Establish basic work functions and standards of performance for staff.
Committees 1. Assists committees in setting goals, project development, fundraising efforts and project implementation to support the strategic plan. 2. Maintain files of meeting minutes 3. Maintain contact with all Chamber committees and be aware of current status of all Chamber projects with relations to the original objective, the current position, and work to be done.
Advisory 1. Serve as advisor to the Board of Directors in matters including the recruitment of officers and committee chairs, proposed projects, activities and opportunities. 2. Review the Chamber By-Laws and recommend changes in Chamber policies and practices. 3. Performs other duties within the responsibilities, as requested by the Chairman of the Board. Facilitates Board meetings by preparing agenda, President’s report, taking minutes and attending.
Member and Public Relations 1. Direct, prepare and disseminate all communications to the membership and the general public. 2. Represent the Chamber at various meetings in the community. 3. Maintain close liaisons with community civic and service organizations.
Membership Maintenance 1. Oversee the direction of all membership efforts of the Chamber, work with the Chairperson of Membership toward the solicitation of new members, and the maintenance of current membership. 2. Keep accurate records of membership through the Chamber database. 3. Recommend necessary changes in the membership dues as needed. 4. Increase Chamber membership through effective solicitation of non-member businesses.
General Administrative 1. Conduct the official correspondence of the Chamber. 2. Preserve all legal and historical documents related to the Chamber and its activities, programs, property and positions. 3. Meet all necessary legal and financial reporting requirements of the Chamber. 4. Approve and co-sign checks on all Board approved budget expenditures. 5. Direct office maintenance including replacement of equipment and purchase of additional equipment. more info...
Ad Title: Vice President, Chamber & Quality of Life Location: Lafayette, IN Post Date: 06/19/18 Email:email@example.com Description: The Greater Lafayette Commerce is a nonprofit economic development and chamber of commerce organization serving Tippecanoe County, Indiana, Greater Lafayette Commerce is membership-based and supported by local industries, businesses, governments, and individuals. Its mission, carried out by various councils, is to advance economic and community prosperity for a superior quality of life.
Work Culture As the leading local organization for community initiatives, growth, and economic development, Greater Lafayette Commerce is a hub of high-profile activities in multiple areas. The staff works under the direction of a president and chief executive officer and with numerous community volunteers. Team members work collaboratively for the good of all, often assisting in areas beyond traditional job responsibilities, with many opportunities for personal and professional growth. The work environment is dynamic, forward-thinking, fast-paced and goal-oriented.
Duties and Responsibilities
The Vice President of Chamber and Quality of Life oversees the Chamber of Commerce Council, Quality of Life Council, staff, budget, and programs that report through the leadership groups.
Direct the Chamber Council on membership, advocacy initiatives, and task forces. o Executive Committee o Council Meetings o Task force meetings as assigned
Manage the research, communication, and task forces of the Quality of Life Council to create a community landscape ripe for business and talent recruiting. o Steering Committee Meetings o Council Meetings o Study Action team meetings (Town & Gown, Diversity Roundtable, etc.)
Create and implement programming to support the small business community.
Organize advocacy initiatives including an annual trip to Washington, D.C, Third House and any local policy issues.
Manage Tippecanoe County’s young professional organization, Tippy Connect Young Professionals.
Oversee the execution of all Greater Lafayette Commerce events through the Events Team.
Oversee the recruiting, retention and engagement of the membership of Greater Lafayette Commerce through the Engagement Director.
Oversee the execution of the Farmers Markets.
Manage the Indiana Main Street Community designation through the City of Lafayette including committees and annual reporting.
Work with the Vice President of Economic Development and President & CEO to make strategic decisions about the organization including staffing, budget and work plans.
Reporting both up to the Board of Directors and to staff about strategic organization direction. more info...