The Quincy Area Chamber of Commerce (QACC) is currently seeking a dynamic and experienced leader to take the helm of our organization. This is an opportunity to be the business community’s advocate and spokesperson while leading a financially healthy Chamber of Commerce with its 650+ members in the heart of the tri-state area.
As President & CEO, you are responsible for advancing the strategic pillars of the organization: Advocacy, Leadership, Community Enrichment, and Diversity & Inclusion. The leader is expected to develop strategy
and ensure timely tactical execution to achieve desired results for our members. Responsible for directing the planning and execution of chamber objectives, implementation and adherence to Chamber policies and
general leadership and coordination of all organizational activities. This position reports to the Chair of the QACC Board of Directors and accountable to the full board for all job duties.
Essential Job Function:
Leadership: Create and nurture partnerships with local, regional and state organizations to advance the Chamber’s agenda. Identify opportunities or issues that require the Chamber’s attention and make recommendations to the board.
Strategic planning: In consultation with the Board of Directors and the Executive Committee, plan and implement long-range initiatives to help achieve important business and community goals. Collaborate with other business-related entities in the community. Review projects or proposals originating in committee or elsewhere and recommend proper commitment of the Chamber.
Personnel: Direct all human resource activity consistent with program needs, established policies and budget guidelines. Establish position descriptions and standards for performance for each member of the staff and evaluate performance annually. Ensure we have the right people on the team and create a collaborative and professional office environment.
Finance: Evaluate the financial needs (programs, staff, and operations) for the fiscal year and prepare
financial statements on a monthly/quarterly basis to the Board of Directors. Report budget shortfalls/windfalls, adjustments to staff salaries within allocated parameters, office & equipment replacement/maintenance to the Board of Directors.
Membership Maintenance & Growth: Oversee the direction of all membership efforts of the Chamber, including solicitation of new members, retention of current members and dues structure review. Create
opportunities to interact directly with members, soliciting feedback on Chamber programs and ways to improve or increase member benefits. Oversee all events and programs and maintain an offering of events and sponsorships that align with member needs.
Recordkeeping: Direct the keeping of proper membership financial records, including proper billing,
recording of dues, and member services. Responsible for preparing documents for annual audit.
Member & Public Relations: Ensure consistent and professional communication with the membership and general public. This includes: press releases, e-newsletters, letters to the editors, media interviews, marketing campaigns, Chamber website and social media messages. Seek out opportunities to represent the Chamber at various meetings, functions and events. Make presentations to legislators, local service clubs, and general membership at annual meetings.
Community and Governmental Affairs: Review and evaluate legislation, pending or proposed, which will have an immediate or future impact on chamber goals and policies, and refers to the Board for action or to the proper committee for study and future action.
Board Relations: Provide timely information, advice and professional leadership to the Board of Directors. Assist the Board in developing/revising strategies and policies. Be aware of community issues and concerns and apprise the Board and appropriate committees of possible outcomes and
responses. Make productive use of board member expertise in pursuing the Chamber’s strategic plan and operational/business plan. Such other duties and responsibilities may be assigned by the Board of Directors from time to time.
A Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Marketing or related field with five years of leadership experience, prior non-profit or Chamber experience highly preferred. Proven experience with Microsoft
applications (Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Outlook) and experience with Quickbooks preferred.
The successful candidate will have superior verbal and written communications skills with proven public relations and collaboration skills. They will have comprehensive financial management and a participative
management style. Will be a conceptual thinker that can apply good judgement and empathy, with the ability to lead a team. Also, they will have knowledge and experience with strategic planning and execution of annual business and operational plans.
This position requires extensive computer time. Normal standing, bending, lifting in an office environment is required. Must be professional in appearance and have the business acumen to relate all levels of a corporation. Must maintain a high level of customer focus at all times.
Compensation: Competitive compensation package will be provided based on experience.
APPLY: Please send a letter of interest, resume, and salary requirements to: firstname.lastname@example.org. All applications will be treated with strict confidentiality. The search committee will begin reviewing applications on September 9 and will continue to review until the position is filled.
The Quincy Area Chamber of Commerce provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or
genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, the Quincy Area Chamber of Commerce complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.