President/CEO

Crystal Lake Chamber of Commerce
Crystal Lake, IL Full-time
Posted on August 24, 2019

Accepting Applications for the Position of President/CEO of the Crystal Lake Chamber of Commerce.

Full time (minimum 40 hours per week) Salary is negotiable Depending on Qualifications.

Position Summary:

The position is responsible for, but not limited, to the following:

• Functions as the chief spokesperson for the Chamber; effectively represents the Crystal Lake Chamber and the Crystal Lake area to all businesses, press, related organizations and the general public in accordance with Chamber positions, policy and mission.
• Is aware of Chamber and community needs and takes action when necessary to ensure a positive relationship exists between the Chamber, local businesses, local governments, and the community.
• Provides insights, recommends actions and proposes strategies to the Board of Directors in dealing with internal and external affairs of the Chamber that are supportive of the Chamber’s mission.
• Provides leadership and professional assistance to volunteer leaders in fulfilling their Chamber role.
• Trains, coaches and empowers the staff to be effective leaders and decision makers.
• Creates innovative solutions to challenges and opportunities within the Chamber and the community.
• Ensures adequate levels of qualified, productive and customer oriented staff for the Chamber office.
• Manages the financial performance so that membership recruitment and retention as well as activity meets or exceeds targets.
• Markets the Chamber to ensure enrollment, involvement and retention of new and existing members.
• Maintains working relationship with elected and appointed officials of Crystal Lake and McHenry County.

Requirements

• Bachelor’s degree preferred.
• Advanced degree in business, finance, law, public administration or related field desirable.
• Institute for Organization Management (IOM) certification preferred.
• Minimum of 5 years management/leadership experience.
• Experience with a Board and leading large number of volunteers strongly desired.
• Public policy advocacy and economic development experience preferred.
• Excellent interpersonal, leadership and communication skills are required.

Equal Opportunity Employer