As a principal motivator of change in Norfolk, the President/CEO is a DYNAMIC person who is ENERGETIC and PASSIONATE about making Norfolk thrive and innovatively lead in Nebraska. The President/CEO is someone who desires to grow professionally and challenge themselves in their position. As the chief executive officer of the Norfolk Area Chamber of Commerce, responsibilities include managing and directing all operations, programs, activities, and affairs of the Chamber. The President/CEO serve as a member of the Greater Norfolk Economic Development Foundation Board of Directors as well as the Secretary of the Executive Committee of the Chamber’s Board of Directors.
Execute policies and goals set forth by the Board of Directors and recommends policies to the Board for the fulfillment of the mission of the organization.
Partner with the Board of Directors to develop strategic plans and policies to assure adequate funding of the Chamber’s programs and operations, and as needed, raises funds for various Chamber programs and community projects.
Work with other community leaders, help lead in designing, creating and implementing public/private partnerships to facilitate major community development projects.
Oversee a community relations program, which assures commitment to, or acceptance of, the Chamber’s goals and objectives.
Serve as the chief spokesperson on policy matters for the Chamber.
Ensure administrative and financial policies and controls, which assure sound fiscal and operational management of Chamber affairs.
Facilitate appointments of chairpersons of all committees and councils, as well as members of the board.
With advice and counsel of the Board Chairperson, develop agendas for all executive committee, board, and nominating committee meetings.
Recruit, train, supervise and develop Chamber staff employees.
Promote growth, retention, and expansion of existing member businesses.
Approve work schedules and time off.
Experience and knowledge of finance, budgeting, marketing, public relations, analytical and statistical skills are necessary.
Passion and Optimism - Inspires respect and trust.
Visionary leadership - Provides vision and inspiration to peers and subordinates, mobilizing staff to fulfill the vision.
Navigate political partnerships through non-partisan efforts.
Skilled in interviewing, hiring and training of new employees.
Setting expectations for staff and monitors delegated activities.
Planning, assigning and directing work.
Establishing job standards, appraising performance, and provide recognition for results.
Rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints; resolving problems.
Any combination of education and experience equivalent to a bachelor’s degree or master’s degree in public or business administration or related field or five years of work experience in public administration, chamber of commerce, economic development, or business management. US Chamber Institute graduate is a plus.
PLEASE ANSWER THE FOLLOWING QUESTIONS AND INCLUDE WITH YOUR APPLICATION:
Why do you want to serve as the President for the Norfolk Area Chamber of Commerce?