EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR JOB DESCRIPTION: The Executive Director must meet the following requirements:
GENERAL JOB GOALS: The Executive Director’s primary role is to actively and effectively manage the assets, personnel, and membership of the Chamber to promote programs that advance the general welfare and prosperity of the business community, in a manner consistent with the mission of the Chamber.
SPECIFIC DUTIES: The Executive Director has the following specific duties:
PROGRAMS AND PROJECTS:
To initiate, implement, coordinate, and oversee (including development, execution, and documentation) programs to advance the general welfare and prosperity of the business community;
To take primary responsibility for fundraising programs;
To assess program effectiveness.
IDENTIFICATION AND KNOWLEDGE OF RELEVANT BUSINESS ISSUES:
To identify and fully understand issues confronting business and property owners, public agencies, and community organizations;
To be familiar with all types of local businesses;
To understand local, state, and national trends in business and the economy.
To develop a plan and timeline for projects, programs, and the general work and operations of the Chamber;
To work with the Board to develop and present a plan of operation, the annual budget, and the funding process;
To oversee and develop office procedures and manage overhead costs within the approved budget;
To manage personnel, including assisting the Board in hiring, supervision, review, discipline, and termination of staff members by making appropriate assessments and recommendations;
To respond to all inquiries and correspondence in a prompt and businesslike manner;
To oversee the Chamber’s Website.
To develop and expand membership and facilitate membership campaigns;
To survey and address member needs;
To make recommendations to the Board to initiate studies or programs with regard to particular member issues, including identifying effective programs utilized by other Chambers of Commerce;
To develop and maintain an active volunteer list and assign duties as necessary.
GOVERNMENTAL AND COMMUNITY LIAISON
To act as liaison with local governmental entities;
To advocate for the Chamber, its members, its programs, and the business community to governmental entities;
To work cooperatively with governmental and community organizations to encourage local economic development of, and active recruitment of new businesses to, the area served by the Chamber;
To assist with such programs, and to provide or develop materials and marketing strategies to market the community as a viable business climate to developers and prospective businesses;
To address business aspects of quality of life issues in the community, including but not limited to, heightened tourism, revitalization, and infrastructure developments.
To represent the Chamber regionally and nationally.
To develop, staff, and provide educational and networking opportunities for Chamber members and its Board;
To utilize local and other available resources, such as colleges and universities, to develop leadership and business programs, including programs to educate and train potential workforce applicants for Chamber members, including the sponsorship or funding of clubs, internships, and scholarships;
To work with local primary and secondary educational institutions to identify programs and educational opportunities for students to acquire appropriate education and job skills, including the sponsorship or funding of clubs, internships, and scholarships.
To advocate for laws and ordinances that benefit business and oppose measures that restrict opportunities and increase costs for employers;
To seek to lower commercial real estate taxes or support zoning changes to allow business development;
To attend and, as appropriate, to make presentations or reports at local governmental meetings, such as city and town council meetings.
To plan, implement, oversee, and assess fundraising to support the Chamber and its operations;
To plan, implement, oversee, and assess fundraising to support specific community causes endorsed by the Chamber.
To be entrepreneurial;
To be enthusiastic and creative;
To be well organized;
To be capable of functioning effectively in an independent environment.
REPORTING: The Executive Director reports directly to the Chamber Board of Directors.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: The Executive Director must possess the following qualifications:
Strong verbal and written communication skills;
Mastery of the following computer software: Microsoft Office, ChamberMaster or similar CRM Software experience required;
Ability to prepare, present, and implement a budget for the Chamber and for individual projects and programs;
Demonstrated organizational skills;
A Bachelor’s degree. A degree in a business field is preferred but not required;
At least 5 years experience working in an executive or management capacity.
About Prosper Chamber of Commerce
The Prosper Chamber of Commerce has been building a stronger economy and a better business community since 1987. Today's agenda is more exciting than ever. Our paramount goal is making business better and more profitable for our membership.
The Chamber, through its leaders and membership, will constantly seek methods and procedures to help businesses new to Prosper and existing businesses to thrive in Prosper. This will be accomplished through:
Community and Economic Development
Education and Networking