Overall Focus: To support an environment that is conducive to business development, entrepreneurship, community and economic development, volunteer inclusion and vision for economic success in Sumter County. To ensure that the Chamber is known in Sumter County and the State of Georgia as the advocate and public voice for the major business interests, issues, and concerns.
SCCOC Mission: The mission of the Sumter County Chamber of Commerce is to provide opportunities and support for the growth and prosperity of local business and industry.
Function: The President and CEO provides leadership, coordinates the implementation of the Chamber Annual Business Plan of Action and the three to five-year Strategic Plan and supervises the actions of the volunteers and staff to ensure that the needs of the members are met in a professional and timely manner. The President serves as a liaison for the business community with local, state, and national elected officials.
Specific Duties and Responsibilities: The duties and responsibilities shall include, but are not limited to the following:
To plan, develop staff, and supervise the annual Business Plan of Action for the Chamber, to position the Board of Directors as to what their annual responsibilities entail through the Board Development Committee and to serve as an Ex Officio or Staff Member of the appropriate committees.
Effectively communicates and collaborates regularly with elected and government officials and other key constituents groups (Development Authority, One Sumter, Tourism, Downtown Development Authority etc.) to ensure alignment to positively impact the Chamber and represent the needs of its members. Possesses a clear understanding of economic incentives offered at the local, state and federal level.
To develop and submit a draft operating budget to the Executive Committee for review and approval by the SCCOC Board of Directors and to ensure that all expenses remain within the boundaries of the approved budget.
Ensure the SCCOC functions as a business organization. This includes the control, storage, management, and filing of the following: taxes, files, studies, reports, audits, appraisals, legal documents, or surveys affecting the chamber and its clients. In addition, the President is to ensure that the organization remains in compliance with local, state, and federal guidelines and / or regulations affecting the chamber.
Ensure all professional relationships are maintained with the appropriate parties and that all certifications and continuing education requirements for self, staff, and clients are met as required.
Manage all private and public properties and funds placed in the care of the President / CEO in a professional, legal, moral and ethical manner always making every effort never to co-mingle funds.
Comply with the employment requirements between the SCCOC Board of Directors, and to assume all other duties and responsibilities that occur to ensure that the SCCOC is perceived as a professional organization representing business.
All duties as assigned.
Qualified candidates will have the following skills:
Strong organizational, planning, time management, interpersonal, sales and leadership skills. Experience in program implementation, planning large events and fundraising required.
Experience using a Personal Computer and Microsoft Office software, as well as, standard office equipment, required.
Ability to work with Volunteers, Staff Members, Boards of Directors, Elected Officials and Senior Level Business Leaders effectively. Ability to meet timelines set by others are required.
Work well independently, under pressure and within time restraints. Is skilled at leveraging external resources to achieve objectives.
Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written. Shows proficiency with development of presentations, marketing and education materials, and external communications required. Experience in grant writing is preferred.
Extensive experience in development of social media campaigns and active management of Chamber social media accounts, website, and other virtual communication platforms including online meeting and video platforms.
Extensive experience developing and executing marketing plans and strategies. Shows proficiency with marketing analytics or experience with customer relationship management (CRM) platforms to assess effectiveness and reach of marketing efforts.
Required to submit to a background check and credit report due to management of funds.
Pass a drug test, required.
Visual acuity to prepare and analyze data and operate a personal computer.
Ability to drive a motor vehicle, required.
Ability to lift at least fifty pounds, periodically.
Additional Salary Information: Benefits available
About Sumter County Chamber of Commerce
Since 1920, the Sumter County Chamber of Commerce has been helping local businesses grow and prosper. Today, the Chamber continues to be the face of the business community throughout Sumter County, Georgia. Over the years, the Chamber has been a progressive business organization, working to build quality of life for its citizens, assisting its businesses in the county to grow and prosper, and partnering with the Sumter County Development Authority to bring jobs to the region.
Membership is diverse, with representation from manufacturing, retail, service and corporate businesses ranging in size from sole proprietors to international industry. They share a common notion that commerce will function at its best when business relationships are forged, and resources are utilized to their fullest potential creating a partnership for prosperity. Membership in the Sumter County Chamber of Commerce is an investment in Americus, Andersonville, DeSoto, Leslie, and Plains, Georgia. We invite you to join with our fellow business associates and help support the economic development of Sumter County and take advantage of the many benefits available to you through your membership in the Sumter County Chamber of Commerce.