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  • Oregon Area Chamber of Commerce Executive Director

    Oregon Area Chamber of Commerce
    Job Description
    Oregon Area Chamber of Commerce
    Position: Executive Director
    Status: Exempt – Full Time
    Reports To: Board of Directors
    Primary Responsibilities

    Manage, direct and implement all functions, activities and operations of the Chamber.
    • Implement the Chamber’s strategic plan while observing the Chamber’s mission and values.
    • Serve members of the Chamber through recruitment and retention activities.
    • Manage all organizational finances to include membership records, monthly reporting and annual budgeting.
    • Direct all communications from the Chamber including email, newsletter, social media, press releases and public speaking.
    • Maintain facilities and equipment.
    Manage Chamber of Commerce staff.
    • Responsible for all personnel activities including recruiting, hiring, discharging, training and developing, performance management, compensation, coaching, mentoring and compliance.
    • Assure proper communication regarding expectations, policies, procedures, priorities and work expectations.
    • Responsible for maintaining positive staff morale, professionalism and an engaging work environment.
    Support the Board of Directors in their functions.
    • Help select appointments for committees.
    • Organize committee projects and ensure committee work is being done.
    • Provide minutes, agendas, supporting materials and notices for board meetings.
    • Manage the flow of ideas and projects through committee processes.
    Provide a focus on economic development.
    • Chamber liaison and spokesperson for member businesses regarding ongoing development.
    • Enhance relationships with village leadership team, school district administration, real estate firms, brokers and other individuals and organizations involved in economic development in the area.
    • Develop and/or assist in creating programs and activities that will promote the Oregon community as a good place to locate and grow businesses and jobs.
    • Perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned by the Board of Directors.
    • Events
    • Coordinate/Organize events with the board.
    • Attend events.
    • No vacations three weeks prior to large events such as the Annual Dinner, Summer Fest, etc.
    • Operate in accordance with the Bylaws of the Chamber
    • Maintain a high degree of confidentiality.
    • Suggest and initiate improvements that enhance the efficient operation of the Chamber.
    • Maintain editorial relationship with the Oregon Observer, Oregon Cable Access, and other local media.
    • Professional behavior, presentation and dress. Some events may require costumes or uniforms. As a representative of the Chamber and the Oregon area business community, professional conduct is expected outside of the office and on social media as well.
    • Attend appropriate Chamber, village and community meetings and events (nights and weekends included).
    • Review and evaluate legislation, pending or proposed, that will have an impact on Chamber goals and policies.
    • Excellent written and oral communication skills and willingness to regularly engage in public speaking.
    • Driver’s license, auto insurance and dependable vehicle. Personal vehicle is frequently used to transport materials and equipment to events. (Mileage reimbursement available).
    • Physical Requirements
    • Regular standing and walking.
    • Regularly lifting and/or moving 5 pounds of less, and occasionally lifting of up to 25 pounds.
    Salary and Benefits
    • To Be Discussed.
    If you would like an application, please call 608-835-3697 or email Director@oregonwi.com
    Contact Information

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