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President & CEO - Chico Chamber of Commerce

Company: Allevity Employer Solutions
Location: Chico
Posted on: May 10, 2022

Job Description:

Status: Full-time, Exempt
Annual Budget: $400,000
Number of Staff: 3
Board Members: 30
Salary: $85,000-$100,000
Chamber Membership: 600
Reports to: 9-member Executive Board
Population of Area Served: 100,000

Allevity Recruiting & Staffing has been engaged to conduct a high priority search for a President & CEO for the Chico Chamber of Commerce. We are seeking a dynamic, passionate, and exceptional leader to join this amazing organization. The President & CEO is a highly visible leadership position responsible for providing vision, guidance, and strategic direction for the programs and staff of the Chico Chamber of Commerce. The Chamber has an enthusiastic and hardworking staff, a committed board of directors, a proactive group of volunteers, and represents over 600 Members and Community Impact Partners who share the vision of a thriving business community, a healthy city government, community safety, and premier arts and recreation facilities. This role will have a significant influence on the continued thoughtful growth and development of the Chico area and broader North State.

Primary Role of the President & CEO
This position will provide high profile leadership, vision, guidance and strategic direction for the programs and personnel of the Chico Chamber of Commerce
This executive will facilitate and lead staff and Board efforts to achieve the mission and goals of the Chamber as approved by the Board of Directors
The CEO has full P&L responsibility and will demonstrate knowledge and expertise on economic development principles, the regional economy, political environment, marketing and branding concepts, membership sales, and the opportunities and challenges to the growth and prosperity of large and small employers in the region
The CEO must also demonstrate openness to ideas from a variety of sources and focus on achieving high performance outcomes

Position Requirements
Has proven leadership skills, is dynamic, self-motivated, analytical, passionate and understands the vital role that the Chamber plays in supporting and enhancing its business community
Possesses a strong executive presence and confidence to interact and achieve high visibility with city, county and state elected officials
Has the ability to develop strong relationships with other associations, industry, government, media, and public service groups
Has direct experience working with boards and/or multiple stakeholder groups and is able to inspire and accomplish work through a volunteer leadership organization
Will be the main point of contact with established leaders within the community (business and otherwise)
Understands and is involved in the political process, has knowledge of local government operations and working knowledge of economic development and can effectively advocate for businesses at local, state and regional government levels
Can successfully solicit, fundraise and secure sponsorships and membership dollars from both private and public sector
Has direct experience in revenue growth, budgeting & financial management, bookkeeping, staff development, oversight & management
Proven ability to appropriately protect confidential information related to staff, chamber members and business partners
Previous involvement in, and the desire to advocate for small business and promote healthy and sustainable economic growth in the community
Bachelor's degree in Business, Law, Public Administration, or a related field
Strong MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint skills
The ideal candidate must have at least 10 years of experience and a proven track record of success. This experience may come from a variety of backgrounds such as: the top executive within a progressive and effective comparably-sized chamber of commerce, economic development organization, or related significant business association or other nonprofit organization; an executive with a strong record of community involvement from a complex private or public-sector entity

Preferred Qualifications
Advanced degree in Business, Law, Public Administration or a related field
A graduate of the U.S. Chamber's Institute for Organization Management, Western Association of Chamber Executives' Academy, Certified Chamber Executive designation, or Certified Economic Developer designation is desirable

Chamber Overview
The Chico Chamber of Commerce was founded in the early 1900s and is a 501(c)(6) organization, representing over 600 Members and Community Impact Partners who invest in the mission and vision. The Chamber is one of the largest business advocacy organizations in the North State and is dedicated to strengthening our economy and quality of life through local and regional advocacy, economic development, sector strategies, and business development and retention. The level of collaboration between the private sector and public sector is exceptionally strong. As the go-to business organization in the region, the Chamber consistently takes the lead in community and business development conversations and efforts.

Benefits
Medical Insurance, Dental Insurance, Vision Insurance, Life Insurance, Long-Term Disability Insurance, Retirement, Professional Development, Mileage Reimbursement, Cell Phone

About Chico
Chico is the cultural, economic, and educational center of the northern Sacramento Valley and home to both California State University Chico, and Bidwell Park - the country's 26th largest municipal park. Originally inhabited by the Mechoopda Maidu Indians, Chico was founded in 1860 by early California pioneer General John Bidwell. Chico is a community that offers reasonably priced housing, a safe environment, good schools, charming neighborhoods, and a place to play with plenty of outdoor recreation options. More information about Chico: https://chico.ca.us/

Application Process
The search for the President & CEO of the Chico Chamber of Commerce is being conducted by Allevity Recruiting & Staffing. For immediate consideration, please respond via this site with your cover letter and resume reflecting employment dates (month & year) of all professional positions. For other application options or questions about this position, please direct them via email to the managing recruiter: chrism@allevity.com

Allevity Recruiting & Staffing is a leading Northern California recruiting firm located in Chico, CA and a division of Allevity Employer Solutions. Our success comes from over 40 years of industry experience and serving the best interests of our candidates.

We understand that your privacy is important and hold all candidate information in the strictest confidence. Allevity will not present your resume or information to any company or individual without first contacting you to determine your level of interest and to gain your permission to do so.

We ask that you respect our client's hiring process and do not inquire or directly apply with the organization.

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