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Position Title: Executive Director

Supervisor’s Title:President, Board of Directors

POSITION OVERVIEW:

  • Plans, organizes, directs and controls the Chamber’s services, products, economic development and public policy, activities for association’s members and responds to the needs of its members within available and agreed upon financial resources.
  • Developing and maintaining a collaborative working relationship between the Monroe Chamber of Commerce, and other key business & public policy organizations, other regional chambers and other regional organizations to foster a nurturing business environment for members.
  • Delegates portions of his/her responsibilities consistent with sound operations and authorized policies and procedures, together with proportionate authority for their fulfillment through subordinate managers and volunteers responsible for member services, marketing, business services, public policy, financial, human resource, economic development and other related functions.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Assure effective and profitable operation for the Monroe Chamber of Commerce through optimum use of human resources, financial resources, grant management, equipment, technology, and processes to fulfill the goals of the organization.
  • Ensure that the Chamber is compliant with legislative and statutory requirements within National, State, County and City code.
  • Assure the Board of Directors receive relevant, timely communication to enable the Board to operate at maximum effectiveness; coordinates all Board meetings, including development of the agenda; and execute the Board Governance Plan including the coordination of membership on Board Committees.
  • Assure sound business practices are in place and used by all staff.
  • Assure staff has delegated authority and is compensated commensurate with responsibilities.
  • Assure effective communication with the Board of Directors, members, all outside stakeholders and internal staff.
  • Assure the human resources are managed to create a positive and productive work environment that meets all legal requirements.
  • Assure the critical success factors of the organization are constantly highlighted and addressed.
  • Lead in identifying and securing revenue generation opportunities that provide benefits to the members.
  • Lead in other key initiatives as needed by the organization.
  • Act as the primary spokesperson for the organization.
  • Engage in direct member contact.
  • Recruitment and management of Chamber members.
  • Utilization of CRM database system.
  • Delivery of information services to members.
  • Coordinate Officer/Board/Chair development.

Volunteer committees working with this position:

  • Board of Directors
  • Executive Committee
  • Governance Committee
  • Lodging Tax Advisory Committee
  • Strategic Planning Committee

Positions reporting directly to the President & Executive Director:

  • Operations and Community Engagement Specialist
  • Ambassadors, Committee Chairs and Interns

QUALIFICATIONS:

Education / Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s Degree a plus
  • Certification encouraged; preferred Certified Association Executive (CAE) or Certified Chamber Executive (CCE)
  • Three years of nonprofit experience working in an executive position with significant personnel, financial and strategic responsibility 
  • Significant website and social media management experience
  • Significant supervisory and grant management experience preferred

Technical:

  • Proficient knowledge of computer systems, specifically in MS Office products, Constant Contact and QuickBooks
  • Outstanding public speaking and presentation skills.
  • Outstanding time management skills
  • Ability to communicate – verbal, non-verbal and listening skills with volunteers, members, peers, and coworkers.
  • Supervisory skills – ability to plan, organize, and delegate
  • Bilingual-Fluent in Spanish

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Some lifting and carrying
  • Requirements generally occurring in an office environment, including but not limited to: keyboarding, file retrieval, and communicating (verbal and written)

POSITION EXPECTATIONS:

Work Schedule:

To be determined by meetings, training, community engagement opportunities and business engagement opportunities

Minimum Event Coordination and Staffing:

Events are coordinated throughout the year that occur on weekends and nights. The Executive Director is expected to attend all events that are Tourism Related and that maintain relations between the City of Monroe, county Chambers and the business community.

COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS:

  • Salaried position, DOE.
  • Average work week during Q1 and Q4 is 40 hours and 45-50 hours other times of the year.

For a complete job description click here. Direct all questions and inquiries to Yvonne, Executive Director, at director@choosemonroe.com. 

Volunteer Opportunities 

Fair Days Parade Volunteer

Click here for more information. 

Monroe Information Center and Gift Shop Volunteer

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CONTACTS

Operations Manager-Janelle Drews

Office@ChooseMonroe.com

360.794.5488

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