• Chief Executive Officer - Hermiston Chamber of Commerce

    Hermiston Chamber of Commerce, Visitor and Conference Center
    Job Description

    POSITION:
    CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
     
    GENERAL DESCRIPTION:
    The Chamber Chief Executive Officer coordinates and implements the many activities of the Chamber of Commerce, working under board policy guidelines of the Board of Directors and Executive Committee. He or she coordinates/delegates the activities of many committees and task forces and supervises the work of the staff of these various entities in the pursuit of the Chamber's objectives. As the CEO, he or she may be called upon to represent the Chamber Board of Directors and Officers in contact with the membership, with outside individuals, public agencies and officials, various organizations, and groups, and with the general public, all requiring judgment and tact to foster good community/chamber relations. The Chief Executive Officer reports to the Executive Committee and the Board of Directors.
     
    RESPONSIBILITIES:
    • Responsible for assuring that a membership recruitment and retention plan is in place. This may be accomplished by directing and participating in a sales program and working with the appropriate people to ensure adequate membership services.
    • Acquaints himself or herself with as many members as possible, familiarity with their business goals and problems, for the purpose of maintaining good membership relations, stimulating communications within the business community, identifying common goals and problems to which the Chamber should address itself, and identifying people who may contribute time and resources to Chamber programs.
    • Maintains current statistics and familiarity of the economy of the area, both inside and outside the Chamber membership.
    • Cultivates good relationships with city, county, state and federal governments and their elected officials and staff.
    • Maintains a high level of communication among the Chamber officers, directors, staff, committees, and members as well as between the Chamber and the general public.
    • Coordinates the activities of the Chamber committees, with the Board of Directors and Executive Committee, and provides necessary personal and staff assistance.
    • Oversees all staff activities of the Chamber including the hiring and termination of employees.
    • Prepares and implements an annual budget for the Chamber and coordinates expenditures consistent with the budget.
    • Reports to the Executive Committee and Board of Directors, monthly, the status of the membership and finances.
    • Informs the Executive Committee and Board of Directors of various problem areas and activities throughout the community that may affect the business sector.
     
    Financial Services:
    • Prepares monthly invoicing and collection of membership dues as well as overseeing all other operational accounts payables and receivables.
    • Prepares monthly financial statements for Board of Directors meetings.
    • Prepares payroll and pays all payroll liabilities timely.
    • Prepares grant applications and management of grant dollars for proper use as outlined in each grant agreement.
    • Maintains bookkeeping for Greater Hermiston Chamber of Commerce Foundation including receiving deposits, sending donation receipts, and tracking expenses.
    • Works closely with Accountant on annual tax return.
     
    Public Relations and Marketing:
    • Carries out public relations duties at state, regional, and local events.
    • Drafts regular weekly e-mail updates to membership and community.
    • Maintain active Chamber social media pages including Facebook and Instagram.
    • Develop printed promotional materials, issue press releases, as needed.
    • Maintain regular updates to the Chamber website, member job listings, and online calendar of events.
    • Development of bi-annual chamber directory with outside agency.
    • Encourage and collect event sponsorships for various programs and events of the Chamber.
     
    Benefits include: professional development, service club membership, vacation, Retirement IRA Plan, with matching contribution.
    Salary Range: DOE
    Membership Size: 405
    Chamber Budget: $250,000
    Number of Staff: 1

    Population Served 30,000
    Deadline: Until filled

    Certifications and Experience: Graduate of WACE or ACCE preferred
    Send resumes to the Greater Hermiston Chamber of Commerce at resumes@hermistonchamber.com
    Questions? Please submit questions about the position to resumes@hermistonchamber.com

     
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