The president is responsible to lead and manage Marietta Area Chamber of Commerce (MACC) staff to achieve strategic goals determined by the Board of Directors including finance, budgeting, coordination of all MACC activities, planning and implementation of MACC Code of Regulations, programs, and policies/procedures towards the accomplishment of its mission and strategic goals.
Advocate for the business community; promote pro-business growth and support initiatives, policies and legislative efforts at the local state and federal levels that are pro-business and economic growth.
Sustain a financially viable organization through management of the approved annual budget and longer-term strategies.
Ensure membership growth and development through recruitment, retention and new member welcoming and onboarding.
Develop and implement programs, policies and procedures.
Provide leadership and direction to the staff and volunteers.
Provide leadership in the execution of the monthly Chamber Board of Directors board meetings.
Oversight of all Chamber events throughout the year, providing assistance, leadership, and facilitation of events.
Develop and implement branding, marketing and communication plan.
Perform duties by adhering to the Code of Regulations, strategic plan, and best use of time with committees.
Collaborate with other community organizations.
Initiative: To drive to act in a proactive way and anticipate future opportunities and problems and not simply thinking about the future or only reacting to current situations.
Leadership: The desire and ability to unite individuals, make them believe in themselves and in what they are doing, so they push their limits and are encouraged to outperform.
Collaboration: The drive and ability to work collaboratively with colleagues and other entities within the organization, demonstrating the commitment to achieve group objectives, understanding the needs and goals of others and adapting own views, behavior and objectives when appropriate.
Impact and Influence: The desire and ability to influence other people, either directly or by using appropriate third parties, in order to get their commitment to ideas, projects or actions.
Ability to recruit, develop, motivate and retain a strong, diverse staff in a team-oriented environment
Demonstrated ability to fundraise, develop revenue sources, understanding financial statements and manage a budget
Ability to clearly define and manage multiple priorities
Demonstrated political acumen, and ability to relate to diverse groups of people in varied settings.
Knowledge of business operations and practices, and ability to understand and interact with businesses and business people of all sizes and statures.
Works under the general supervision of the Board of Directors.
Has direct supervisory responsibility for the hiring and supervision of the MACC staff.
Works from the Marietta Area Chamber of Commerce office location.
Travel in relation to MACC business.
Equal Employer Opportunity:
The Marietta Area Chamber of Commerce will not discriminate against or harass any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, familial status, genetic information, sex, disability, age, marital status, sexual orientation, status with regard to public assistance, or any other protected class status.
Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice. This job description is not a contract for employment, and either you or the Chamber may terminate employment at any time, for any reason.
Required education and experience:
Associate degree required; Bachelor’s degree in an appropriate discipline a plus.
Five or more years related experience working in an executive position with significant personnel, financial and strategic responsibility
Preferred education and experience:
Master’s/Advanced Degree a plus
Internal Number: 1
About Marietta Area Chamber of Commerce
The Marietta Area Chamber of Commerce, a 501c6 private business association, is an advocate for the entire business community throughout Washington County (Ohio) and Wood County (West Virginia). Our unique position on the Ohio River at Ohio Exit 1, I-77, offers proximity and resources we share with our West Virginia neighbors.
Our membership includes large and small businesses that ship products and offer services to customers worldwide. We're proud of our local member firms and family businesses who trade throughout Marietta and energize one of the finest downtowns in America.
As your Chamber, we speak for entrepreneurs and leaders in every business sector who share the common understanding that Southeastern Ohio's strong business climate is the key to Marietta's prosperity as well.
There is strength in numbers. Join us as we continue to reinvest in our businesses, acknowledge the realities of a global economy, and deliver our labors to the world.