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Executive Director - Job Description

Executive Director - Job Description

Reports to: Chamber Board of Directors

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General Description:

The Chamber Executive Director provides executive oversight for Strategic, Operational and Financial performance of the Chamber. Cultivates partnerships with Membership, City, County, KCAD and the Visitor’s Committee as directed by the Board of Director. The Executive Director coordinates and implements the many activities of the Chamber of Commerce through various committees and supervises the work of the staff in the pursuit of meeting the Chambers’s goals and objectives. As Executive Director, you will represent the Chamber and its membership in all interactions, requiring Executive presence in order to foster good relationships. The Executive Director reports to the Chamber Board of Directors. It is the responsibility of the Executive Director to keep the Chamber Board working within the guidelines of the established By-Laws holding all accountable to following the guidance and laws found within.

Hours: 40+hrs/week, generally Monday-Friday, 8am to 5pm, and events outside of normal work hours as scheduled. This position is considered full time and may have some flexibility to hours.


Strategic Responsibilities: 

  1. Identify and develop strategies to improve Keith County Commerce and Tourism. Review and update these strategies on a regular basis to determine relevance and effectiveness
  2. Execute the Strategic plan as directed by the Chamber Board in order to drive the mission and vision of the Chamber
  3. Foster partnerships with the other key organizations- KCAD, the City of Ogallala, Village of Brule, Village of Paxton, Keith County, The Visitor’s Committee and State Agencies with the objective to implement cohesive and comprehensive plans to promote growth and prosperity in Keith County
  4. Provide oversight of Chamber Committees to ensure they are working towards Chamber goals and objectives meeting growth avenues
  5.  Recruit and retain Chamber business  members by consistently providing value to the membership and the business members by consistently providing the value to the membership and the business community at large
  6. Complete regular membership visits, ascertain the status and needs of member, evaluating the role the Chamber can play to support the individual health of its members

Develop and execute a marketing plan with leads to the following:

  • Cultivates interest in Keith County from target markets
  • Creates member, community and tourist engagement through events, community involvement and promotional activities
  • Increase revenue to Chamber members
  • Generates funds to support Chamber infrastructure
  • Incorporates the use of technology, marketing and social media

Administrative/Financial Responsibilities: 

  1. Prepare a fiscal budget for Chamber Board of Directors 
  2. Prepare accurate and timely financial records for the Chamber, Including but not limited to monthly and annual financial statements, accounts receivable, accounts payable, payroll and tax filings
  3. Maintain expenditures within the framework of the budget
  4. Hiring, training, supervising and mentor Chamber Team members, Managing the dismissal when needed of team members, keeping the Employee handbook, holding employees accountable 
  5. Oversee the contractual obligations of the Chamber with other entities
  6. Participate on continuing education opportunities to gain knowledge of how Chamber of Commerce and Visitors center organizations can continually grow and evolve to meet the changing need of our community
  7. Prepare monthly board agenda and minutes
  8. Participate as an executive in Chamber committees 
  9. Other duties assigned or deemed necessary
  10. Attending trade shows and events as assigned  been assigned to this positions 

The preceding statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to the classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all job duties performed by personnel so classified

Position Requirements:

  1. Bachelor’s degree in business administration or related field
  2. At least 1 to 3 years of experience in a Chamber of Commerce or closely related environment (example sales/marketing/business development
  3. Visionary, ability to think strategically to support Chamber mission
  4. Strong communications and public relations skills coupled with the ability to influence other in a positive manner
  5. Demonstrates “executive presence” in all interactions in community 
  6. Considerable working knowledge of accounting and finance as they relate to the fiscal and financial obligations of the organization, internal accounting controls and financial analysis of revenues and expenditures
  7. Ability supervise personnel in a manner conducive to efficient performance, production and high moral 
  8. Ability to establish and maintain strong working relationship with others
  9. Ability to present ideas effectively, both verbally and in writing
  10. Position may also require heavy lifting up to 50lbs
  11. Must also have a valid drivers license

The preceding qualifications are guidelines. Other combinations of education and experience could provide the necessary knowledge, skills and abilities to perform this job

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