• President & CEO

    McMinnville Area Chamber of Commerce
    Job Description
    Nestled in the heart of Oregon’s wine country, you’ll find McMinnville warm, inviting, and genuinely friendly destination. Whether it’s the nostalgic feeling of historic downtown or enjoying some of the world’s best Pinot Noir, you’re sure to experience the warmth of the people you’ll meet in McMinnville. Farm-to-table restaurants, shopping, wine tasting, arts and culture, and lodging experiences as welcoming as the town itself are waiting for you in McMinnville. Called “Oregon’s Favorite Mainstreet” 3rd Street in McMinnville is lined with not only history, but a robust group of businesses that range from lodging to art galleries to food and, of course, wineries. Visitors can spend days exploring the different offerings or learning about the history of the 1800-era buildings that line the street.

    McMinnville is a thriving city of about 35,000 residents. Located only one hour southwest of Portland Oregon and one hour from the Oregon Coast. The climate in the region is considered moderate. The highs don’t routinely top 90 F, and there usually aren’t many winter days below 35 F. There is an average of 42 inches of rain each year.

    The McMinnville Area Chamber of Commerce is seeking a visionary, motivated, energetic and detail-oriented individual to fill the position of President/CEO. The Chamber is in the beautiful community of McMinnville Oregon, situated in the heart of Willamette Valley Wine Country. The Chamber is more than 100 years old. Since 1915 the McMinnville Area Chamber of Commerce has been a 501c6 nonprofit working for the good of business in our community.  The Chamber has 470 members representing 25 communities across the region. The position teams with a board of 15 directors and manages two staff.

    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: base salary and bonuses as approved by the Chamber Board of Directors and Executive Committee
    Benefits: paid time off, paid sick time, health insurance, dental insurance, vision insurance, life insurance, retirement plan, 10 paid holidays,

    Our Vision is a thriving, sustainable, community.   
    Our Mission is to support a strong local economy.       
    Our Chamber is a Convener bringing business together.       
    Our Chamber is a Catalyst for positive business issues impacting our members.       
    Our Chamber is a Champion for the success of our members.
    PRIMARY FUNCTIONS: 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. The President is responsible for maintaining and growing strong membership and the financial stability of the Chamber. The President 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 President 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.

    ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:  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.

    PREFERED QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE:  Five years’ experience in management or leadership in a non-profit organization or private business.  Bachelor’s degree in business management or related field, preferred, with education in financial and organizational management, equivalent administration, and/or project coordination experience. 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. Please submit resume and cover letter to: president@mcminnville.org with subject line: Chamber President Application.       
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