Cadillac Area Chamber of Commerce President
The Cadillac Area Chamber of Commerce is seeking a President with vision and talent to direct our organization. With its focused mission, commitment to excellence, and dedication to embracing and capitalizing on future changes that impact our business communities, our Chamber is poised for increasing growth and visibility in the coming decade. The Cadillac Area Chamber of Commerce is a private 501(c)(6), non-profit organization comprised of business and professional people dedicated to improving the economic environment of our region. The Cadillac Area Chamber of Commerce is a visible business leader serving as a catalyst for our membership. The Cadillac Area Chamber of Commerce services a diverse membership base including small business, education, health care, manufacturing, non-profit organizations, service, retail sectors, tourism and more. Our guiding principles were formulated from a core mission first advanced in 1899.
RESPONSIBILITIES: The President will do the following: lead the strategic development of the Chamber; build and strengthen partnerships and relationships with members, community leaders, Industry leaders, Government (State, County, City and Township) officials, and volunteers; maintain a high profile within the community; represent the Chamber in economic development, government affairs, business advocacy initiatives; assist and empower staff in seeking out, obtaining, and directing new and engaging events and sponsorships; formulate policies; build membership; align the resources necessary for the Chamber to remain a vital partner i n shaping future enterprise and community development; manage the budget; and act as the Chamber’s public spokesperson.
IDEAL CANDIDATE: To fulfill these responsibilities, we seek a highly energetic, forward-thinking, politically savvy, bright, dynamic leader with a passion for change and exceptional communication, consensus building, and motivational skills. The ideal candidate will have proven successful experience in a position involving sophisticated interpersonal relations, collaboration, a high level of business and political acumen, diplomacy and judgment, integrity, flexibility, drive, professionalism, and credibility:
● Successful candidate must have a bachelor’s degree i n business or related field or equivalent work/life experience
● Upon hiring, the Executive Director must reside in, or intend to reside in the Cadillac area
● Candidate should have experience working with a board of directors
● Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with Boards, employees, committees, governmental units, civic groups, and the general public
● Knowledge of local community, state, and local government operations and legislative processes
● Excellent public speaking, interpersonal, negotiation, communication, and management skills required
● A strong business management background i s essential, with an emphasis on marketing, sales, and event coordination.
GENERAL INFORMATION: The President will be primarily responsible for the Chamber’s membership-related programs and strategies. He or she will implement the Chamber’s “personal as possible” goals for serving its members and community, and will be able to thrive in a team-driven, collaborative work environment. As the “face of the Chamber,” the President must have strong written and oral communication and interpersonal skills. Hours are non-traditional, often including early morning and evening responsibilities, and work weeks in excess of forty hours. A salary commensurate with experience and credentials will be accompanied by an attractive fringe benefits package. It i s anticipated that the President will be selected early in 2020 and be able to start work as-soon-as-possible.
TO APPLY: Applicants must submit resume, cover letter and references to the following email: firstname.lastname@example.org
FOR MORE INFORMATION: Go to http://www.cadillac.org
The Cadillac Area Chamber of Commerce (CACC) is an Equal Opportunity Employer providing a fair and equal employment opportunity for all associates and job applicants regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sex orientation, age, marital status or disability. The CACC hires and promotes individuals solely on the basis of their qualifications for the job to be filled.