Chamber President/CEO Requirements & Application Process
Job Description The President and CEO is responsible for the effective and efficient administration of staff and assures that all activities of the Chamber are coordinated. The position of President and CEO reports directly to the Board of Directors. There are a number of activities which occur after regular business hours which are considered part of the job. The President and CEO is the primary leadership representative of the Chamber and is expected to be in attendance at Chamber functions.
Characteristics and Skill Sets Job requirements include at least five years in a leadership role in a Chamber of Commerce or equivalent management experience and a four-year degree in business or closely related field.
The ideal candidate will possess the following characteristics: • ability to work with diverse groups; • capacity to build professional relationships; • considerable business acumen; • ability to develop and manage several large projects simultaneously; • excellent oral and written communication skills; and • talent to lead diverse teams; and • community engagement experience.
Physical Requirements (with or without accommodations) Applicants must have sufficient visual acuity to be able to read documents and other material. Have a valid operator’s license and be able to travel between different locations in Saginaw County and throughout the Great Lakes Bay Region. Some bending and lifting is required, as is typical of an office environment.
Application Process Resumes and cover letters should be sent electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than Friday, March 30, 2018, 4:00 PM. The application period may be extended without notice. Applicants will be subject to background checks. Finalists will be required to make an impromptu oral presentation (30 minutes to prepare for a five-minute presentation) and answer targeted selected questions.
The Saginaw County Chamber of Commerce is an equal opportunity employer. Competitive salary based on experience. Excellent benefit package.