Chamber Membership: 1495 Chamber Budget: $1.8M Total Number of Staff: 12 Population of Area Served: 263,648 W.A.C.E. Academy Graduate: Preferred U.S. Chamber Institute Graduate: Preferred Link to complete job description: http://www.lubbockchamber.com/lubbock-chamber-ceo-job-search
The CEO has executive responsibility for leading a dynamic and diverse team of volunteer business leaders and professional staff to meet the Chamber’s mission is to strengthen, promote, and serve the business community serving almost 1,500 local businesses. The Chamber is responsible to the Board of Directors for the full range of activities needed to ensure the Chamber’s success in meeting its objectives in business and community development, diversity, external relations, membership and member services, legislative advocacy, and government relations special programs.
Program of work/business plan: The CEO guides the development of the Chamber’s overall business plan. CEO is responsible for carrying out the business plan with the aid of staff, Officers, and committee members, and within the policy framework adopted by the Board of Directors.
EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:
At least 10 years of progressive leadership experience in executive/senior leadership roles (including managing staff) with a private business/corporation, trade association, economic development/related public sector entity, or not-for-profit organization
Excellent communications skills including written and oral
Bachelor’s degree in business, public administration, marketing, or related field
Experience working with diverse groups; promotes diversity and inclusivity programmatically
Previous top executive in comparably sized chamber of commerce or related business organization or executive staff in similar organizations
Political Advocate – Worked or has experience in the practice of taking direct action to influence public policy.
Government relations – develops effective working relationships with elected/appointed officials and their staffs.
Media/public relations – effectively articulates objectives and policy positions to the media and community at large.
Sales orientation – ability to market, promote a regional economy and lead a sales team.
Fiscal management – demonstrated ability to manage financial affairs of an organization.
Management experience – strong staff leadership and human resource development.
Resource development – experience with capital campaigns, special events, dues, and non-dues revenue campaigns.
Deadline: April 26,2021 and open until position is filled. Contact: Eddie McBride, President/CEO Lubbock Chamber of Commerce 1500 Broadway, Ste 101 Lubbock, Texas 79401 (806) 441-8966 email@example.com
Additional Salary Information: Benefits: 401(k) plan with matching, Medical/dental/vision/life insurance, auto allowance, bonus structure, social club membership
About Lubbock Chamber of Commerce
The Lubbock Chamber is a three-time U.S. Chamber 5-Star Accredited and two-time ACCE Chamber of the Year award winner. The Lubbock Chamber represents almost 1,500 businesses and over 69,000 employees on the South Plains which accounts for around $2 billion in annual household earnings in Lubbock and West Texas, all without tax dollars. Since 1913 the Chamber, as a catalyst for business growth; a convener of leaders and influencers; and a champion for a stronger community, has served as a unified voice of business by actively advocating for a pro-jobs, pro-growth, pro-business climate.The primary purpose of the Lubbock Chamber is to address opportunities and impediments to commerce within the Lubbock market place.