The Devils Lake Area Chamber of Commerce is seeking an Executive Director. This position is a key representative and advocate for its membership to promote and strengthen the community through a healthy economy and business sector. The position is responsible and accountable to the Chamber’s Board of Directors. 

 

The Executive Director will be responsible for:

 

Financial and Personnel Management:

  • Oversee and manage the general finances of the Chamber and with approval of the board, develop an annual budget for Chamber operations 

  • Project revenues and expenses

  • Lead direct and develop Chamber’s fundraising strategies and capital campaigns

  • Monitor Chamber’s fiscal condition

  • Oversee chamber staff including hiring, reviews, salary administration, and general supervision

  • Coach and develop the internal leadership team to attain consistent, effective performance

  • Oversee day to day operations of the Chamber including membership and marketing efforts

 

Chamber Management:

  • Maintain open communication with the Board and work with Board on governance of the Chamber

  • Develop and maintain positive relationships with city, county, and other government agencies

  • Prepare agendas and materials for executive board and regular board meetings

  • Serve as principal spokesperson and ambassador for the Chamber

  • Represent the Chamber at business and community events, meetings, etc.

  • Build partnerships with other organizations

  • Direct the annual meeting each October 

  • Other duties as assigned

 

Skills required:

  • Outstanding public speaking and presentation skills; effective written communication skills

  • Ability to lead, supervise, delegate, monitor, and motivate others.

  • Strong customer service skills

  • Commitment to best practices for time management, event planning

  • Ability to foster teamwork and collaborations

  • Demonstrated ability in budgets

  • Understanding to work wide and flexible range of business hours, including occasional overnight stays and travel

 

Experience:

Management and executive level experience in a business-related field or other leadership position, including supervision of staff and finances. Previous chamber management experience is a plus.

 

Education:

Associates degree or higher from accredited college or university preferred; or comparable professional training and experience attained through industry or association service. 

Salary range: $55,000 to $80,000 dependent on qualifications and experience.

 

What We Offer:

The Devils Lake Area Chamber of Commerce offers a competitive salary, BCBS health benefits including dental and vision, IRA, 10-paid holidays a year, sick and vacation time, cell phone reimbursement, logo clothing allowance and mileage.

 

How To Apply:

Please email cover letter, resume, and three professional references to Chamber President Erin Wood at ErinWoodDLChamber@yahoo.com. For more information, call (701) 739-4813. 

Application deadline is February 4th.