The Executive Director provides strategic direction, vision, and management for the programs and personnel of the Perdido Key Area Chamber of Commerce and its affiliates. He/she demonstrates expertise in strategic planning, member sales and services, program management, economic development, public policy, nonprofit governance and operations, finance and accounting, public relations/outreach, and fundraising. He/she has full responsibility for profit and loss, fiscal stability, and compliance. He/she will be a dynamic leader with the ability to manage current programs while developing new initiatives and partnerships with other business and community organizations to achieve regional goals and objectives.
The Executive Director reports to the Board of Directors in accordance with the by-laws, however on a regular basis reports to the Executive Committee (Chairman, Vice Chair, Treasurer and Board Secretary)
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Strategic vision with extensive and nuanced skills to drive change management, mission fulfillment, and operational outcomes
Highly developed interpersonal skills and emotional intelligence
Broad knowledge of industry acumen, entrepreneurship, and innovation
Strong understanding of the political landscape for change and collaboration with civic leadership and partner organizations
Demonstrated skills in human resource development, team building, and performance management
Adept at coalition building, relationship management, and negotiating complex agreements
Exceptional communication skills both in writing and orally with members, potential members, elected officials, outside organizations, media outlets, and the Board of Directors
Possesses and demonstrates high standards of integrity, work ethic, trustworthiness, and personal responsibility
Strategic Planning and Implementation: At the direction of the Board, the Executive Director creates and implements the strategic plan for the Chamber.
Members Services and Sales: The Executive Director is responsible for the overall performance of the Chamber’s membership activities including membership acquisition, stewardship and retention.
Program Management: The Executive Director oversees and assesses the line-up, schedule, design, implementation, budget, and structure for the Chamber’s programs and events.
Economic Development: The Executive Director is responsible for the Chamber’s role in economic development including business retention/expansion, infrastructure, workforce/education, health and safety, civic innovation and regional collaboration with other economic development organizations.
Public Policy: The Executive Director represents the Chamber on a variety of public policy issues at the local, state, and federal levels which require him/her to develop platforms, messaging, advocacy channels, and strategic relationships.
Nonprofit Governance and Operations: The Executive Director ensures the Board, governance bodies, and volunteer leaders are actively engaged and aligned to support the mission and functional activities of the Chamber.
Finance and Accounting: The Executive Director ensures the Chamber establishes and follows generally accepted accounting and financial practices that ensures organizational safety and soundness, achieves budget targets, sustains operations, and grows capacity for new initiatives.
Public Relations/Outreach: The Executive Director is responsible for creating and maintaining a dynamic and forward thinking public image for the organization, including strategies for marketing, communications, media relations, community relations and public speaking.
Fundraising: The Executive Director oversees the Perdido Chamber Foundation and is responsible for its philanthropic relations, donor engagement, grant writing, and program growth.
Education: Bachelor’s degree is preferred but related experience will be considered in lieu of academic credentials
Experience: A minimum of 5 years of successful experience in executive management and leadership positions within the private, public, or nonprofit sectors demonstrating progressively greater responsibility
Please send cover letter and resume to: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Perdido Key Area Chamber of Commerce was founded in 1985 for the purpose of providing assistance, enjoyment and improvement of its member’s common business interests in the promotion of the Perdido Key Area. From its beginning with 15 members, the chamber has grown in membership to more than 400 businesses, individuals and other organizations.
Our Vision is to promote progressive leadership in commerce for a dynamic and prosperous community in the Perdido Area. The Perdido Key Area Chamber of Commerce is dedicated to endorse the Perdido Area’s growth of regional businesses and community prosperity through Advocacy, leadership, economic development, education and associations across state lines.