Employment Opportunities

Job Description: Executive Director

Summary Description
The Executive Director works under the direction of the Board of Directors of the Sidney Chamber of Commerce and Agriculture (Chamber). The primary responsibility of the Director is to promote Sidney as an economic hub and support existing Sidney area businesses, while managing the annual budget, personnel, and committees that support the Chamber’s mission.

Responsibilities
Promote Sidney as an Economic Hub
•Act as an ambassador for the community of Sidney.
•Advocate for Sidney and local businesses.
•Actively learn about the business and agricultural constituents of the Sidney area.
•Create a welcoming Visitor Information Center.
•Maintain a positive Chamber presence in a variety of community affairs.   
•Foster a constructive relationship with local government officials.

Fiscal Management
•Manage the finances of the organization.
•Prepare the annual budget in conjunction with the Executive Board.
•Prepare monthly financial statements for the Treasurer and Board of Directors.
•Direct office/building maintenance, including the replacement and direct purchase of equipment.
•Ensure that Chamber operates within guidelines of IRS Code 501 c(6) organization.

Staff Management
•Provide relevant training and guidance for paid and volunteer staff.
•Manage personnel and effectively resolve staff problems.   
•Ensure accurate payroll processing for paid staff.
•Motivate and manage volunteer staff.

Membership Development
•Plan and manage a variety of services and events that benefit members.
•Direct all membership recruitment and retention efforts of the Chamber.
•Foster positive relationships with member and non-member businesses/organizations.   
•Work with board and staff to visit every member business in a calendar year.
•Work with the Board Chair on annual work or strategic plan.

Board/Committee Development
•Develop a positive working relationship with Board and committees.
•Assist with the selection, training, and development of board and committees.
•Active participation in all committees including: attend committee meetings, prepare notices, agendas, minutes, and other needed materials, and attend committee events.
•Provide guidance to committees to attain objectives.
•Invite community members to volunteer, join a committee, or participate in activities.

Communication
•Supervise the production of the weekly e-newsletter for membership. 
•Ensure the website, sidneymt.com, is up-to-date with events and information.
•Present "State of the Chamber" talks to various organizations when asked.
•Work with staff to manage the Chamber social media pages.

Other 
•Performs other miscellaneous duties as needed.
•Willing to work nights, weekends, and early mornings as needed.

Education
•Minimum- High school graduate with demonstrated experience in sales, accounting, public relations, communications, marketing, and/or business.
•Preferred- Bachelor’s degree with five years broad experience in communications, public relations, business, management, and marketing.   

•Nonprofit or member organization experience a plus.

Skills
•Strong oral and written communication skills. 
•Fundraising or donor development experience
•Computer skills including database experience, Quickbooks or other accounting software, MS Office programs, social media platforms
•Strong organizational and time management skills
•Analytical problem solving and decision-making skills
•Able to plan and meet deadlines

Physical Requirements
•Some lifting and carrying (supplies/events)
•Requirements generally occurring in an office environment, including but not limited to: keyboarding, file retrieval and maintenance, and communicating (verbal and written)

Salary- $40,000 to $47,000/yr
Hours- Salaried exempt – 40 hours per week with additional hours as required by events and activities,
Benefits- negotiable

For more information or to apply, contact the hiring committee at sidneychamberboard@gmail.com

Submit a cover letter and resume with at least three references no later than February 23, 2019 at 11:59 pm for consideration.