Executive Director (Full Time)


The Prince Rupert and District Chamber of Commerce




The Prince Rupert and District Chamber of Commerce is an advocacy organization that promotes the interests of local businesses among municipal, provincial, and federal levels of government. We work to foster a strong and sustainable regional economy, act on behalf of our members, and create policies that encourage entrepreneurship.

The Executive Director is the full-time public representative of the Chamber and must have a demonstrated ability to build and maintain strong alliances with peer organizations, elected officials, and community leaders.
As the ideal candidate, you are intuitive and professional and possess a dynamic communication style. You are a natural leader of people, using conversation and listening to learn.
You are a relationship-builder who will promote synergy between the Chamber and the local business community and industrial organizations; municipal, provincial, federal and Indigenous governments; and other key stakeholders.

The ideal candidate will have experience in the following areas:
• Experience in a comparable membership organization, overseeing and working in close collaboration with a Board of Directors and in managing a team/volunteers.
• Demonstrated ability to build partnerships and alliances with a broad range of stakeholders.
• 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 businesses and/or business leaders.

• The successful candidates will possess a bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience.
• Education or experience related to Indigenous Reconciliation and/or Business Relationship Development is an asset.
• Board Governance training is or will be required.
• Understanding of local, federal & provincial government policies, legislation, and procedures
• Strong business acumen, problem solving, decision-making skills, interpersonal communications, and presentation.
• Positive attitude, innovative and highly motivated.
• Expert at prioritizing work in a fast-paced professional environment.
We welcome applications from anyone, including members of visible minorities, women, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and others with the skills and knowledge to productively engage with diverse communities.

With its thriving port, a healthy tourism industry, year-round recreational activities, and numerous business and development opportunities, the Prince Rupert area is in the midst of an economic upswing. Learn more about the BC North Coast lifestyle at www.makeprinceruperthome.com.

Closing Date

Sep 17, 2021

How to Apply

Serious candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, and references to the Human Resources Committee via the email address office@princerupertchamber.ca before September 17, 2021. Please provide document attachments in PDF format.
All applicants will receive an email acknowledgment of receipt. Only selected applicants will be interviewed for the position.