Senior Vice-President of the Ada Area Chamber of Commerce
Under direction of the CEO, the Senior Vice-President is responsible for the management of a non-profit business advocacy organization (501c6) starting its second century of continuous operation. The chamber has merged operations with the Ada Jobs Foundation with a combined 7 paid staff, over 400 dues-paying members, numerous committees, related programs, and a variety of community initiatives. The Chamber is currently considering a merger with the economic development organization.
The Senior Vice President will provide leadership, direction, and management for all aspects of chamber activities and will be responsible for, but not limited to, the following essential functions:
Professional Competencies: Must have exceptional leadership skills, strong organizational and managerial skills, effective interpersonal skills, including excellent written and verbal communication and public speaking ability, and be a proactive decision-maker. The individual selected will be encouraged to show active involvement in professional organizations.
Financial Management and Oversight: Prepare, manage, and oversee Chamber finances, including (1) preparing and adhering to budgets for both the organization as a whole and for specific events/projects, including managing expenses for the purposes of working within the confines of budget; (2) preparing and presenting financial statements, balance sheets, profit and loss statements, and other financial documents; (3) managing chamber payables and receivables; (4) preparing cost/benefit analyses for programs and membership; (5) overseeing the financial viability and sustainability of the organization and its programs; and (6) raising supplemental funds through sponsorships.
Strategic and Operational Planning: In conjunction with the CEO, the Board and staff, devise and implement a strategic plan and annual program of work to advance the Chamber's mission and carry out its core competencies. Maintain familiarity with Chamber policy and positions to address potential conflicts proactively and organize support quickly.
Board Relations: Build and maintain strong relationships and communications with the CEO, Executive Committee, and Board of Directors; Plan and organize executive committee and board meetings; and oversee/coordinate plans for special events.
Member Relations: Develop new membership, retain existing membership, and implement programs to communicate and/or promote the benefits of membership. Attend ribbon cuttings, mixers, and community events, represent the Chamber within the community, and motivate/engage volunteers.
External Relations: Foster relationships and coalitions with groups that share priorities in common with the Chamber of Commerce, maintain a pulse on the local business community, be a spirited community champion, foster ongoing support for the Chamber within the community, and work closely with a wide range of constituencies. Be a spokesperson for Chamber in conjunction with the CEO.
Advocacy and Public Policy: Identify and strengthen new and existing Chamber relationships with local, regional, state and federal government officials. Advocate for public policy that impacts business members. Become a liaison for open communication within the community and attend meetings outside of the community.
Communications and Marketing: Execute marketing and public relations programs to further the cause of the Chamber and its programs and write articles for the local newspapers, conduct radio and television interviews pertaining to events in the Ada area. Manage media outreach, press interviews, and all correspondence submitted on behalf of the Chamber. Provide regular electronic "e-blast" communications to members.
Administration and Staffing: Manage a highly effective and efficient organization as measured by staff performance, membership satisfaction, quality programs and initiatives; Hire, train, and supervise staff, understand labor law and implement appropriate HR programs and procedures, analyze, manage, and refine employment benefit packages, oversee event logistics and manage associated committees.
Highly qualified and motivated candidates are encouraged to apply.
· Management experience (over 3 years minimum) - required
· Bachelor’s degree in Business and/or public administration degree - preferred
· Not-for-profit management experience - preferred
· Chamber of commerce management experience - preferred
· US Chamber Institute graduate - preferred
Ada is a unique rural community in Oklahoma that is centrally located between Oklahoma City, Tulsa, and Dallas/Ft. Worth. The community is corporate homes of the Chickasaw Nation and Legal Shield.
Information on the Ada community can be found at www.adachamber.com and www.adaworks.org.
Salary and benefits commensurate with experience and qualifications. Please submit your correspondence via email, including a resume and cover letter, care of: Michael Southard, President and CEO, Ada Jobs Foundation to firstname.lastname@example.org. Deadline for consideration is July 31st at 5PM CST.