PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITY To provide executive leadership to the Chamber in the fulfillment of its mission statement; implement the approved strategic plan and develop strategies toward a successful and financially stable future.
Operate within and advance the policies and priorities as directed by the Board of Directors.
Assure that priorities and initiatives support member needs and serve to advance the area’s economic base.
Maintain open communication with the Board, and work with the Board in the governance of the Chamber; bring issues to the Board in a timely fashion.
Promote and support Member participation.
Responsible for Member and public perceptions of the Chamber.
Ensure the Chamber is a financially viable organization.
Lead the day-to-day operations of the Chamber, including staffing.
Assist in the development of the leadership and direction of the officers and Board of Directors.
Manage the physical assets of the Chamber.
DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
Oversee the day-to-day operations of the Chamber, including management of programs, implementation of the strategic plan, membership and marketing efforts
Work with the Chair to prepare agendas and materials for Board and Executive Committee meetings
Develop goals and objectives for recommendation to the Board
Serve as the principal spokesperson and ambassador for the Chamber
Represent the Chamber at business and community events, public and private meetings, legislative and political events
Identify pressing issues related to business, workforce, community image, efficiency and facilitate a cooperative approach to solutions
Build partnerships with other organizations in the community such as the BMDA, CYB, Homebuilders and Realtors and create a synergy to address key issues
Build partnerships and relationships with local, state and national elected officials
Facilitate the relationship with the US Chamber of Commerce; North Dakota Chamber and the Mid-America Chamber Executives. Serve on committees and task forces as requested and approved by the Board of Directors.
Support the officers of the Chamber in execution of their duties.
Advise the Chair in the appointment of personnel to committees, task forces
Serve as Secretary to the Chamber’s affiliated 501(c)(3) foundation
Direct the annual and longterm planning process
Fulfill the legal responsibilities as Secretary to the Corporation
Fulfill the officer and committee responsibilities assigned to the President in the Chamber bylaws
Attend Chamber Board committee meetings as necessary and provide staff support to committee efforts
Participate in higher level membership and sponsorship sales
Identify and develop revenue generation programs and events
Oversee organization of the Chamber’s annual retreat
College degree or equivalent. Must complete the U.S. Chamber’s Institute of Organizational Management.
Excellent oral and written communication skills, computer skills and organizational skills; strong public speaker; financial management and accountability.
Proficient in a variety of current technologies.
Ability to motivate and manage staff and volunteers.
Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously and respond to organization needs in prompt and timely fashion.
Five years of progressively responsible business, chamber of commerce or association executive experience preferred.
Possesses knowledge of and embraces the communities of the Bismarck-Mandan region and the chamber industry.
Additional Salary Information: Salary is commensurate with experience. The Chamber strives to provide compensation at or above market rates when compared to like organizations.
With more than 1,350 Chamber members, the Bismarck-Mandan Chamber of Commerce is one of the most powerful business organizations in North Dakota. From our involvement on behalf of our members in government affairs to providing networking and educational opportunities, the Chamber exists to serve the interests and needs of our members.