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  • Executive Director - Hibbing Area Chamber of Commerce

    Hibbing Area Chamber of Commerce
    Job Description
    The Hibbing Area Chamber of Commerce is seeking its next Executive Director. The Hibbing Area Chamber is a non-profit organization, led by business owners and managers, who design and implement programs to drive growth and improve the overall business climate. The strength of the Chamber lies in attracting the greatest number of members, thus creating a pool of resources from which ideas, energy and finances can be drawn. We are founded on the principal that "We're Ore and More," and work collectively toward common goals that benefit both community and individual members. The Chamber represents nearly 400 members that collectively employ over 10,000 people in all business types and sizes, including retail, manufacturing, mining, trade and service industries. The successful candidate will further enhance the Chamber’s presence and offerings within the community. The Hibbing area sits in beautiful northern Minnesota in the heart of the Iron Range and offers great public school systems, state of the art health care facilities and is a wonderful place to raise a family.

    The Executive Director is the chief spokesperson of the Hibbing Area Chamber of Commerce, and is responsible for the overall operation of the organization. It is the responsibility of the Executive Director to plan, organize and lead all programming. In carrying out his/her duties, the Executive Director must be able to deal effectively with people, communicate clearly and exercise judgement in dealing with all situations and stakeholders. Tactful approaches and a flexible attitude are essential to maintaining a cohesive organization all while being fiscally responsible for the organization’s assets.

    KEY TASKS PERFORMED:
    • Manage day to day operations of the business, including the supervision of staff
    • Works with the Board of Directors in developing, tracking and reporting to the annual budget and maintaining control over financial resources
    • Develops annual Business Plans under the guidance of the Board of Directors and carries out all Board initiatives
    • Coordinates public relations and marketing efforts that inform the public and members of the Chamber programs, services, policies and purpose
    • Promotes Chamber membership and is responsible for membership sales and retention. Personally visit existing members on a regular basis, advising them of Chamber programs and services as well as seeking their input as to the programs and services that would help them and the Chamber succeed
    • Attends all Chamber events, unless otherwise specified
    • Works directly and provides administrative support to all Chamber standing and event committees
    DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
    • Education - Bachelor’s Degree desired
    • Demonstrated understanding, interest and ability to promote local business and economic growth and diversity
    • Organizational management experience of a comparable organization, preferable a non-profit with a proven record
    • Previous Chamber experience preferred although not required
    • Strong understanding of public policy as it relates to local, regional and state government
    • Ability to maintain a separation of personal public and political positions
    • Flexibility in work schedule to include evenings, weekends and/or holidays as needed to attend events/meetings
    • Ability to manage and handle multiple tasks simultaneously in an organized and timely manner as well as speak to individuals at all levels within an organization
    • Strong verbal and written communication skills
    • Display proven leadership characteristics (Organization, Negotiation, and Diplomacy)
    • Proficiency in the use of Internet, Social Media and Microsoft Office tools (Word, Access, Excel & PowerPoint)
    Résumés will be accepted until September 28, 2018

    The Hibbing Area Chamber of Commerce offers a competitive salary and benefits program. Interested professionals should submit cover letter and résumé to:
    Mr. Marvin Vuicich
    Chair of the Board

    Care of American Bank of the North
    522 East Howard Street
    Hibbing, MN 55746

    mvuicich@ambnk.com
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