The Greater Bloomington Chamber of Commerce is actively seeking candidates interested in the role of President and CEO.
The President and CEO of The Chamber is expected to be a key and effective community leader in Monroe County. Advancing the voice of commerce, playing a critical role in public policy development, strengthening the Chamber’s relevance, and providing opportunities to members to develop their businesses are core purposes of the role. The President and CEO is expected to develop strategy and see to timely tactical execution to achieve desired results for our members. Accordingly, the President is expected to select, develop, lead, and manage the Chamber staff, maintaining a collaborative environment. The President and CEO also plans, organizes, and directs all operations of the organization.
To learn more about the Chamber, visit www.chamberbloomington.org.
The President and CEO reports to the Greater Bloomington Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors. The Board Chair develops a consensus in the board and conveys it to the President and CEO. The Board members are nominated by the Nomination Committee and elected by the entire Board to staggered one and three-year terms. There are also ex-officio board members, who attend quarterly meetings and offer recommendations and insights and keep abreast of Chamber initiatives and perspectives.
The President and CEO is formally evaluated annually by the Executive Committee. Salary adjustments are dependent, in large part, on that evaluation. The Executive Committee will develop performance expectations and metrics upon which the evaluation will be based.
The President and CEO is responsible for directing all staff with the following currently serving as direct reports: Operations Manager; Director of Member Services; Principal of the Success School; Director of Advocacy and Public Policy; Events Coordinator and Marketing and Communications Coordinator.
FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Membership Maintenance and Growth
Member and Public Relations
The President and CEO position requires strong oral and written communication skills. As the leader of The Chamber, excellent public relations and coalition building capabilities are imperative. The brand of this chamber warrants sensitivity to a diversity of cultures, nationalities, religions, and political interests. Knowledge and expertise with strategic planning and execution of annual business and operation plans are essential. Comprehensive financial management and a participative management style are critical to the continued success of The Chamber.
A bachelor’s degree is required. Desirable qualifications may also include: a Master’s degree; nonprofit organization experience and/or economic development experience; Certified Chamber Executive (CCE) or Certified Association Executive (CAE).
Competencies required are conceptual thinking, role awareness, good judgment, empathy, ability to lead others, initiative, and long-range planning.
Please send a resume and cover letter to PresidentSearch@ChamberBloomington.org. Questions can also be directed to that email address. All applications will be treated with strict confidentiality.
To be fully considered for the position, applications should be submitted by August 31, 2021, at 5 pm. The Search Committee will begin review at that time and will continue until the position is filled.
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