Executive Director

Lead Area Chamber of Commerce
Job Description

Lead Area Chamber of Commerce Executive Director
Job Description for the Lead Area Chamber of Commerce
Last updated – 11/23/21
BRIEF - The LACC Executive Director (ED) will have a passion for Lead, its history, future, businesses and tourism. The ED is the key leader of the Lead Area Chamber of Commerce (LACC). The ED is responsible for overseeing the administration, programs, events and strategic direction and financial health of LACC organization. The ED will invest in Lead and put a strong focus on relationships within the local businesses and overall community.

  • Financial: The ED will develop resources sufficient to ensure the financial health of the organization. The ED will work to develop and implement revenue streams from membership, sponsorship and other fundraising efforts. The ED will work with all subcontractors including accountants and bookkeepers to oversee all financial aspects of running the organization. This includes creating and maintaining an annual budget, providing monthly financial statements and reporting bi-weekly on payroll, bills and bank accounts status.
  • The ED will prepare a monthly packet of information to distribute to the board members and attend and report each month at the meeting. The ED reports to the board and follows the guidance of same.
  • Marketing: the ED will work with contractors and any board members to make all advertising choices, oversee design and identity standards. The ED is responsible to make sure all marketing is created and distributed in a timely manner including all print items: posters, the annual magazine, the monthly print newsletter and the weekly email. The ED upholds our stringent identity standards.
  • Membership & Sponsorship: The ED will work closely with businesses and any board member to maintain relationships with members, overseeing the growth and development of the membership and sponsorship programs.
  • Visit Lead: The ED will continue to develop the tourism arm of the LACC. Including investing in group sales, attending tourism conferences, and making sure that Lead continues to develop as a tourist destination.
  • Events: The ED will work with staff, contractors and any board members to plan and execute all events. The ED oversees all aspects of events, including continuing our current events and adding new events as appropriate and budget constraints allow.
  • Management: The ED will meet regularly with each direct report, and hold one administrative staff meeting weekly or bi-weekly as needed to keep all staff informed, supported and morale high. The ED will receive a monthly report from each of the direct reports to help prepare for the monthly board meeting. From time to time it may also be appropriate to have weekly board update meetings.
  • The ED or an appropriate staff member will attend all city commission meetings and the annual budget planning meetings each summer. The ED will also arrange a standing monthly meeting with the city manager to work on upcoming events and needs, as well as meeting regularly with the city commissioners and mayor to keep updated on current operations and programs. It is crucial that the LACC maintain a good working relationship with the city.
  • Within the guidelines of the Board, the ED is in charge of making all hiring and management decisions to further the goals of the organization. The ED should work closely with board members who have expertise in this field.
  • The ED along with the staff and any board members will create a strategic plan and carry out strategic goals. This should be done every year, updating the previous year’s plan. 
  • There may be other duties as assigned by the Board.
  • Ability to work independently and also as part of a team
  • Excellent communication both verbal and written
  • Organizational and leadership
  • Public speaking and presentation
  • Fundraising and development
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Grant Writing
  • Quickbooks online
  • Energetic and positive outlook
  • Strong financial management skills, including budget preparation, analysis, decision making and reporting.
  • Ability to effectively communicate the organization’s mission to donors, volunteers and the overall community.
  • Demonstrated ability to oversee and collaborate with staff.
  • High level strategic thinking and planning. Ability to envision and convey the organization’s strategic future to the staff, board, volunteers and donors.
  • Excellent donor relations skills and understanding of the funding community.
  • Solid organizational abilities, including planning, delegating, program development and task facilitation.
  • Previous fundraising and development experience
  • Strong financial management experience
  • College degree a plus but equivalent work experience suffices
  • Five years upper management experience
  • Experience working with the public, and building relationships
  • Sales experience a plus
  • Previous experience working with and reporting to a board of directors
  • A history of successfully generating new revenue streams and improving financial results.
  • Previous success in establishing relationships with individuals and organizations of influence including funders, partner agencies and volunteers.
  • Unwavering honesty and integrity
  • Maintaining utmost transparency and accountability with your board of directors and the community.
  • Ability to maintain a professional well groomed appearance
  • Always ready and willing to meet the public with a positive attitude and upbeat demeanor
  • Reliable transportation to and from work - as a portion of this job will entail traveling to visit members and sponsors.
As a salaried position, the ED will need to work non-standard hours in order to be present at events.  In the respect, the ED is always representing the City of Lead and all of its community; appropriate presentation of the organization is expected.  This schedule to be set by the ED with the approval of the Board of Directors.  This position will require attendance at non-standard times for special events.
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