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The Culpeper Chamber of Commerce is now hiring for a President/CEO.

Culpeper Chamber of Commerce
Job Description
The Culpeper Chamber of Commerce
is now hiring for a President/CEO.
The Culpeper County Chamber of Commerce is a private, non-profit, membership-driven organization comprised of over 450 business enterprises, civic organizations, educational institutions, and individuals. For over 104 years the Chamber has been the voice of the business community working to promote, build, and support the most effective climate for economic development.
Since it was chartered in 1749, Culpeper County has been an important crossroads for business.  Culpeper’s economy is multifaceted and changing with the times. The County and Town governments, along with various agencies and local representatives, work hard to bring and retain business in Culpeper and nurture long-term relationships with local businesses and industries.
The President/CEO of the Culpeper County Chamber of Commerce collaborates with other business and civic organizations to improve the local business climate for Chamber members. Reporting to the Board of Directors, the CEO is the Chamber’s chief staff officer, leading the organization to fulfill its vision, mission, and objectives. The President/CEO is responsible for developing, managing, leading and facilitating the strategies, plans, initiatives, events and programs of the organization.   
The ideal candidate is a proven leader and consensus builder who can promote cooperation, collaboration and partnerships. He or she will possess a strong set of management and leadership skills and experience.  The Culpeper Chamber of Commerce is seeking a leader with demonstrated integrity, creativity, and vision who will be continuously forward thinking in planning for the future of the Chamber. 
  • With the Board of Directors, develops and implements a strategic, long-range plan and annual Program of Action to advance the Chamber’s mission.
  • Develops annual budget in conjunction with priorities determined by the Board
of Directors.
  • Manages revenues and expenses in accordance with established budget and ensures the preparation of accurate and timely financial statements.
  • Builds and supports a skilled staff consistent with program needs and financial resources.
  • Directs and manages an on-going membership development program to build and maintain a strong membership.
  • Conducts outreach to increase and retain Chamber members to meet annual goals.
  • Develops, evaluates, and recommends programs to provide support, inform, and assist chamber members.
  • Develops policies and procedures to ensure efficient operations and legal compliance.
  • Continuously evaluates the Chamber’s organization structure, policies and procedures.
  • Promotes and oversees strategic relationships with elected officials, nonprofits, educational and community leaders, and local businesses on issues and events which will promote and enhance the business and economic environment of our community.
  • Maintains communications and public relations with news media which promote, build, and support the business community.
  • Functions as CEO of Career Partners, Inc.
  • Participates in community initiatives as well as regional and state-wide business and economic-related events.
  • Serves as Chamber representative on area Boards of Directors and advisory committees as required.
  • Provides stewardship of physical Chamber resources (grounds, equipment, etc.).
  • Acts as primary point of contact for member questions, concerns, feedback.
  • Upholds the values of the Chamber to support all Chamber members equally.
  • Ability to develop and execute strategic business plans and manage the tactical execution to achieve results
  • Ability to listen with an open mind to perspectives of all members, leaders and constituents; high level of diplomacy, tact
  • Ability to develop and motivate teams to achieve and deliver outstanding performance
  • Ability to work positively, establishing and maintaining a credible relationship with the business community, partners, members, sponsors, and volunteers
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Adept at social media and marketing
  • Ability to work both individually and as part of a group
  • Able to work flexible schedule, with evening and weekend events
  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience is required
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Budget preparation and financial reporting experience
  • Prior leadership experience
  • Strong organizational, communication, and time management skills 
Salary Range:  $60,000 to $70,000
Resume and cover letter must be received by November 22, 2019
Mail or email to:
Culpeper Chamber of Commerce President/CEO Search
c/o Christiane Miller
610 Laurel Street, Suite 3
Culpeper, VA  22701
The Culpeper County Chamber of Commerce is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.
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