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  • President/CEO

    New Ulm Area Chamber of Commerce
    Job Description
    Job Description: President / CEO
    Qualifications:
    • College degree preferred but not required
    • Chamber of Commerce or association executive experience preferred
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills, computer skills and organizational skills
    • Ability to motivate and manage staff and volunteers
    • Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously and respond to organizational needs in prompt and timely fashion
    Duties and Responsibilities:
    • General management and coordination of all Chamber initiatives, activities and programs. 
    • Provide leadership and guidance to ensure the Chamber policies are followed while also meeting key objectives each year. 
    • Enhance the Chamber’s brand and its public image attributes, including effectiveness and growth.
    • Maintain a positive work environment and supervise work of the Chamber staff.
    • Must exercise discretion in dealing with confidential data.
     
    Summary of Duties and Responsibilities
    1. Chamber Initiatives
      • Guides the development and implementation of Chamber initiatives, projects, activities and programs in alignment with the Chamber’s mission and vision
        • Chamber Mission: Encourage economic growth in our community by supporting our members through business development, networking, education, advocacy and access to resources.
        • Chamber Vision: Growth. Culture. Community.
           
    2. Membership Maintenance
    • Directs all membership solicitation efforts of the organization, including solicitation of new members and the maintenance of current memberships in conjunction with the Willkommen Committee.
    • Maintains open communication and connection with all members on a consistent basis.
    • Prepares and assists in preparing membership solicitation letters to prospects, along with other material pertinent to membership building.  
    • Directs preparation of prospect lists for membership solicitations. 
    • Directs follow-up or contact of all delinquent members for renewal of membership. 
    • Focuses on recruitment and retention.    
       
    1. Member and Public Relations
      • Responsible for all communication to the membership and general public.
      • Maintains personal contact with members by addressing concerns and providing support to existing members.
      • Always conveys the Chamber in a positive way both personally and professionally in light of the public scrutiny of the position.   This includes, but is not limited to, media interviews in print, television or radio. 
      • Always considers the best interests of the Chamber of Commerce in both personal and professional settings.
         
    2. Record Keeping
      • Oversees the management of proper financial records for members, including proper billing, recording of dues, and classification. 
      • Directs maintenance of all current membership files and maintenance of master prospect card files. 
      • Directs preparation and reviews monthly reports concerning membership and finance for officers and directors. 
      • Handles all correspondence to members regarding membership status or change in status in reference to dues, assignees, due dates, or other membership information.
         
    3. Personnel (Staff)
      • Has general responsibility for solution of all personnel problems.
      • Employs needed personnel.
      • Conducts regular staff conferences to help each staff member understand the job assignment and the work of the entire organization. 
      • Counsels with individual staff members. 
      • Responsible for a high level of staff morale.
      • Provides professional development and growth opportunities for staff members.
      • Responsible to report major problems for discussion with the Board of Director’s Executive Committee.
         
    4. Committees
      • Supervises or delegates supervision and management of all committees, including scheduling meetings and preparing notices and reports. 
      • Assists the Board Chair or responsible officer in selecting qualified personnel for committee work. 
      • Directs processing of appointments to committees. 
      • Directs or organizes specific motivation of volunteer leadership to follow through. 
         
    5. Policy
      • In consultation with the Board of directors (and the Executive Committee) plans long-range policies for achievement of important community goals. 
      • Reviews proposals for policy changes originating in committee or elsewhere.
      • Places proposals on agenda for board action (with recommendation). 
      • Upon approval of proposal, works with staff and/or committees for implementation of policies.
         
    6. Finance
      • Management of organization’s finances.
      • Directs preparation of the annual budget in conjunction with the Finance Committee and the Executive Committee. 
      • Develops general plans for meeting the budget. 
      • Submits budget for approval of the Board of Directors; approves all specific expenditures coming under the budget adopted by the Board.
      • Adjusts staff salaries within prescribed brackets; directs office maintenance, including replacement of equipment, and directs purchase of additional equipment. 
      • Directs preparation of financial statement on monthly or quarterly basis for Board of Directors as prescribed by bylaws. 
      • Signs or countersigns checks in accordance with bylaws.
         
    7. All Other Duties As Assigned
      • From time to time, other duties and responsibilities may arise
    Deadline to apply is May 17.  They can apply through Indeed at https://www.indeed.com/q-New-Ulm-Chamber-of-Commerce-jobs.html?vjk=b64e8cb282bab9da
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