Prince Rupert & District Chamber of Commerce – Executive Director (Full Time)

Description

The Prince Rupert & District Chamber of Commerce is a proven business advocate at the local, regional, provincial, and federal level. We work to foster a strong and sustainable regional economy, advocate on behalf of our members and create polices to incubate a business-friendly environment.

The Executive Director is the “face” of the chamber and must have a demonstrated ability to build and maintain strong alliances with peer organizations, elected officials, and community leaders. The ideal candidate will have experience in the following areas:

  • Senior leadership in a comparable membership organization, overseeing and working in close collaboration with a Board of Directors and experience in managing a team/volunteers.
  • Demonstrated ability to build partnerships and alliances with a broad range of stake holders.
  • Collaborating with government, legislative, public policy, and business leaders.
  • Ability to build real value for members, balancing the tangible and intangible products and services designed to maintain and grow membership.
  • Developing and managing annual budgets that are aligned to the strategic goals of the organization as developed by the board. Ensuring financial soundness, transparency, and a balanced annual budget.
  • Serving as the lead person for public relations activities including nurturing relationships with business leaders and public officials.
  • Experience with creating financially successful events and securing sponsorships from business/business leaders.

Skills & Educational Requirements

  • Strong business acumen, problem solving, decision-making skills, interpersonal communications, and presentation.
  • Positive attitude, innovative and highly motivated.
  • Understanding of local, federal & provincial government policies, legislation, and procedures
  • Successful candidates will possess a bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience.
  • Board Governance training is or will be required.

 

The Prince Rupert & District Chamber of Commerce is an equal opportunity employer. Serious candidates please submit a cover letter, resume, and references to: info@princerupertchamber.ca

 

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for an interview.