• President/CEO

    Posted: 05/23/2021

    The Perry Area Chamber of Commerce is seeking a dynamic, value-driven leader to serve as President/CEO and continue the organization’s path of success and relevance in our community and with our members.

    Qualified applicants are encouraged to apply by electronically submitting the following:
    􀂃 Letter of Interest
    􀂃 Resume to include work history, education, and industry certifications
    􀂃 Portfolio of notable work experiences and achievements
    􀂃 List of references to include names and contact numbers. 
    Please send documents by email to: submit@perrygachamber.com

    Who we are:
    􀂃 A strong organization of over 450 members dedicated to Grow Business and Grow Community
    􀀃 A community partner which works with other community leaders and organizations to support the economic prosperity of our area

    What our Board, Members, Staff, and Community have come to expect:
    􀂃 Top notch business programs, workshops, and resources
    􀂃 A legacy of exceptional large-scale community events
    􀂃 Open collaboration with community partners to meet goals
    􀂃 A responsive team which listens to stakeholder needs
    􀂃 Progressive leadership always looking for opportunities for improvement

    What are we asking of the President/CEO:
    􀂃 Oversee day-to-day operations of organization
    􀂃 Ability to quickly build rapport and trust with stakeholders
    􀂃 Effective representative and advocate for business and community
    􀂃 Demonstrated ability of working with and leading a team toward mutual goals
    􀂃 Strong organizational skills; high sense of urgency; and ability to successfully multi-task
    􀂃 Self-motivated and ability to work independently and collaboratively
    􀂃 Identify and create opportunities to grow membership
    􀂃 Support business community through innovative ideas and practices
    􀂃 Develop yearly budget with Board and steps to meet or exceed budget metrics
    􀂃 Foster a culture of professional growth of staff
    􀂃 Develop goals and objectives for yearly program of work
    􀂃 Develop goals and agenda for Committees and Events managed by position
    􀂃 Serve as spokesperson/face of the Chamber
    􀂃 Identify and develop revenue generation opportunities for programs and events

    What are the basic qualifications:
    􀂃 Three (3) or more years of successful leadership experience with a Chamber of Commerce is preferred.
    􀂃 Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management or previous leadership of a non-profit organization, business, communications, or public relations firm will be considered.
    􀂃 Completion of U.S. Institute of Organizational Management (IOM) preferred
    􀂃 Proven success with public relations, marketing, and media relations
    􀂃 Competency with social media and Microsoft Office tools
    􀂃 Excellent verbal and written skills
    􀂃 Self-starter with high level of initiative
    􀂃 Innovative and detail focused
    􀂃 Knowledge of economic development principles and branding concepts
    􀂃 Must live or be willing to relocate to Perry area within six (6) months of job acceptance

    What it’s like to work for the Perry Area Chamber of Commerce:
    􀂃 We make great things happen in Perry, Houston County, and the surrounding area for business, visitors, and residents
    􀂃 Our guiding values are responsibility, integrity, respect, empowerment, success, and fun
    􀂃 We foster a culture of transparency, accountability, diplomacy, and trust to implement a very robust yearly program of work
    􀂃 We provide a challenging and supportive work environment encouraging creativity and growth
    􀂃 We take great pride in being accessible, friendly, and genuine in our efforts to help our members and community realize economic growth and prosperity

    Salary & Benefits
    􀂃 Commensurate with experience

    Submissions Due
    􀂃 Initial deadline of 5pm on June 30, 2021; however, submissions will be accepted until position is filled.
    􀂃 Please no phone calls. All submissions and questions should be submitted through email: submit@perrygachamber.com