Danville Pittsylvania County Chamber (Blaris, VA) Jorgenson Consulting has been retained to conduct a national search to recruit a passionate, collaborative and strategic leader who can serve as an agent for the Chamber's continued success in being a convening regional leadership organization. The ideal candidate will also ensure the chamber's role, relevancy, and leadership in the future economic vitality of the region. The final candidate will be a visionary who is responsible for the overall leadership and management of the Chamber and supporting entities.
Integrity –Has established credibility. Approaches others in a tactful manner, reacting well under pressure and treating others with respect and consideration regardless of their status or position. Accepts responsibility for own actions and follows through on commitments.
Leadership - Strong organizational leader that can engage the business community, local elected officials and community partners in functioning and vital public/private partnerships.
Visibility and Engagement - Able to operate effectively in the local, regional, state and national spheres and to relate one-on-one, as a peer, with local business CEO’s, regional and state partners, community and academic leaders and elected officials.
Communicator - Open and candid about the state of the business environment; acknowledges concerns; works at building morale and celebrates all wins; encourages others to be proactive about helping to improve the business environment within the region.
Collaboration and Team Building – Proven professional who has built collaborative and productive relationships with others both inside and outside chamber organizations, and maintains a wide network of contacts that can be leveraged on behalf of the organization’s goals.
Strategic Visionary Thinker – Able to set sights on a new future, constantly identifying and addressing challenges, threats and opportunities that exist in the environment. Ability to substantively understand how the businesses environment operates and to look for new ways to assist in solving problems.
Impact and Influence - Able to generate support from others to achieve the desired outcome, especially in situations where there is no clear “ownership” of the issue under discussion. Exhibit this competency in a planned and strategic way. Persuades others to follow their lead.
Developing People - Discusses development needs with employees and provides them with opportunities and visibility, as well as advice and coaching. Shows a sincere interest in developing talent for the benefit of the organization. Has skill in guiding new employees through an orientation process, coaches on job performance, gives feedback, empowers and suggests corrective action as appropriate.
Drive for Results - Maintains continual focus on achieving positive, concrete results that contribute to the business success of the organization and economic success of the region. Conveys a genuine passion for the region. Seeks ways to overcome competitive challenges and develop opportunities.