• President/CEO

    McMinnville Area Chamber of Commerce
    Job Description
    The McMinnville Area Chamber of Commerce is seeking a visionary, motivated, energetic and detail oriented individual to fill the position of President/CEO. McMinnville Chamber is in the beautiful community of McMinnville Oregon, situated in the heart of Willamette Valley Wine Country. The Chamber has 470 members from 25 communities across Oregon. The position reports to a board of 15 directors and has two staff reports. Resume and Cover letter are required for consideration. More information on the Chamber can be found at www.mcminnville.org.

    POSITION: President & CEO
    STATUS: Full Time, Exempt, Salaried Position
    PROBATION: 90 Days
    REPORTS TO: Chamber Board of Directors and Executive Committee

    Staff: 2
    Members: 470
    Compensation: as approved by the Chamber Board of Directors and Executive Committee (currently $71,500)
    Our Vision is a thriving, sustainable, community. Our Mission is to support a strong local economy.

    The President provides the leadership, direction, and management for all aspects of Chamber activities and is responsible for seeing that strategic initiatives and policies of the Board are effectively implemented.
    Under the direction of the Board of Directors, the CEO is responsible for maintaining and growing strong membership and financial stability of the Chamber. The CEO provides counsel to the Board and committees regarding public policy, programs, events, and other key initiatives and serves as the principal advocate and spokesperson for the Chamber.
    The CEO works closely with a wide range of constituencies in the public, private and not-for- profit sectors to build support and relationships consistent with the Chamber’s overall business and community support mission.

    • Lead and effectively manage the Chamber staff.
    • Devise and implement a long-range, strategic plan in conjunction with Board and staff.
    • Prepare and draft an annual action plan and annual budget to achieve the goals and direction set forth by the Board.
    • Monitor the overall budget and financial management of the Chamber to ensure the financial integrity of the organization.
    • Ensure maintenance of monthly financial statements and reports and manage expenditures in accordance with the approved budget, reporting variances to the Board of Directors
    • Manage collection of member subscriptions in accordance with Chamber by-laws
    • Responsible for the development, maintenance, and implementation of the Chamber’s internal operating policies and procedures
    • Act as the key representative for all public statements as the spokesperson of the Chamber.
    • Supports the Chair of the Board and Executive Committee. Serves as Secretary of the Board of Directors, Executive Committee, and is ex-officio member of all committees of the Chamber. Serves as a non-voting member of the Board of Directors and Executive Committee.
    • Commitment to maintaining an open and accessible office environment that meets the needs of members and the visiting public.
    • Connects members to the people, information, and resources they need to grow and promote their businesses.
    • Oversees all programs and policies created and implemented by the Chamber, in keeping with the goal to maintain excellence in all areas of the organization.
    • Five years’ experience in management or leadership in a private business or a non-profit organization.
    • Bachelor’s degree in business management or related field, preferred, with education in financial and organizational management, equivalent administration, and project coordination experience.
    • Must be comfortable speaking to small and large groups and being the face and the main spokesperson of the Chamber.
    • Excellent communications skills as this position interacts daily with staff, Chamber members, community members, government officials and community visitors in both verbal and written capacities.
    • Understanding of the Chamber’s role in educating and activating members on legislative topics and a commitment to stay engaged in the legislative process to provide information.
    • Working knowledge of economic development, local and state governmental processes and non-profit management required.
    • Background and knowledge of small business operations preferred.
    • Personal energy, excellent communication skills and presentation ability; comfortable with new and traditional media.
    • Understand accounting principles and sound financial management, for example can read and explain a Profit and Loss Statement and its relationship to the Balance Sheet.
    Applications should include a resume and cover letter addressing the applicants’ background and skills as they apply to the position. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Please submit resume and cover letter to: president@mcminnville.org with subject line: Chamber President Application.
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