• Saline Area Chamber of Commerce Executive Director

    Saline Area Chamber of Commerce
    Job Description
    Job Summary- The Executive Director is responsible for the engagement, growth, image, and proper presentation of the Chamber in the entire Saline community as well as the proper day-today functioning of the Chamber Office. The Executive Director must effectively wear many hats including financial analyst, marketer, relationship-builder, and community advocate. Primary responsibilities include---but are not limited to:

    1. Public Relations
    a. Effectively communicate to increase the Chamber's recognition and relevance across all types of methods including written, phone, in-person, and video.
    b. Engage local units of government in the area that includes the City of Saline and the Townships of Pittsfield, Lodi, Saline, and York. This includes building solid relationships with the heads of these units such as the mayor and city manager in Saline and area township supervisors
     c. Refer businesses that reflect well on the Chamber and on its members
     d. Communicate with local media regarding issues relevant to the SACC, its members, and the Saline community.

    2. Member Relations
    a. Build & maintain good relationships with existing member businesses.
    b. Sell the value and benefit of belonging to the Chamber to potential members.
    c. Effectively communicate and interact with the Chamber's Board of Directors.

    3. Financial
    a. Maintain a careful eye on all Chamber related expenses.
    b. Understand Chamber finances including cash flow reports, monthly profit & loss statements, and balance sheets.
    c. Maximize return on investible funds.
    d. Maintain Chamber accounting, using QuickBooks.
    e. Pay liabilities (including payroll) and receive income.
    f. Report to treasurer monthly of P&L and balance sheet for dissemination to Board at BOD meeting.

    4. Leadership
    a. Be the face-of-the-SACC at various events such as grand openings, City Council and Township Board meetings, and fundraising engagements. Present the Chamber in a positive light at those events.
    b. Understand policies and procedures and operate within defined guidelines.
    c. Generate effective team-building techniques with good results---particularly with staff morale and with Chamber-related committees.
    d. At all times, maintain a positive image and presentation for the Chamber and the Community
    e. In summary, develop a skill set that grows the Chamber's influence and its membership.

    In addition to the above-listed responsibilities, applicants should understand that in a small staff environment there is a need for continual cooperation and shared working assistance among all paid staff including the Executive Director. Deadlines for various events and for regular office workflow demands can vary among all staff and there needs to be an awareness of this and a cooperative effort that sometimes extends beyond specifically assigned job responsibilities. All paid staff are required to maintain a professional appearance both personally and with the Chamber office realizing a chamber's office appearance also reflects an image for our entire community. Minimum Requirements: College level degree is required as well as professional work experience in the areas of business and/or community organizations. Compensation commensurate with experience.
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