The Ascension Chamber is the primary voice representing the business community and "the" resource for business connectivity in the fastest growing parish in Louisiana! The President/CEO is the Chamber's chief executive officer, leading the strategic mission and vision of the organization. The President/CEO manages a staff of four employees and serves as the "face of the Chamber", acting as a community leader and ambassador. The President/CEO also collaborates closely with other business organizations and government entities with the goal of helping businesses grow throughout the parish. The President/CEO will report to a 5-person Executive Committee and 18-person Board of Directors.
Under the broad supervision of the Executive Committee and Board of Directors, the President/CEO will be responsible for the following: • Implementing our 5-year Strategic Plan • Meeting or exceeding budgeted financial metrics • Growing our membership base • Growing non-dues revenue • Recruiting, training, supervising, and developing Chamber staff members • Promoting growth, retention, and expansion of existing member businesses • Serving as the chief spokesperson on the Chamber’s advocacy issues • With advice and counsel of the Board Chair, developing agendas for all Executive Committee, Board, and other committee meetings. • Manage events and programs such as Business After Hours and Leadership Ascension. • Partnering with other agencies to grow Ascension Parish.
We are seeking someone with a proven track record of success in one of these fields: top executive of a comparably-sized chamber of commerce, top executive of a significant business association, experience as a senior level executive, or an executive with a strong record of community involvement from a complex private or public sector entity.
Experience showing significant Board interaction and experience leading large numbers of volunteers is strongly desired. A Bachelors degree is required; an advanced degree in business or related field is desirable. If currently serving in a similar organization, a graduate of the U.S. Chamber's Institute for Organization Management or Certified Chamber Executive designation is desired.
About Ascension Parish Chamber of Commerce, Louisiana
Ascension Parish is a diverse, vibrant, and growing business community in Louisiana. It is the fastest growing parish in the state with over 120,000 citizens and projected citizens growth is 125,000 by 2020. The Ascension Chamber is the primary voice representing the business community of the region with more than 530 members. The Board of Directors of the Chamber has significant "C-level" representation and dozens of volunteers support the organization along with 4-person staff.