The Greater Utica Chamber of Commerce is currently seeking applicants for their next Executive Director. Those interested should read the full job description, prepare a cover letter and resume, and submit their application below.
The application deadline has been extended to Tuesday, January 12, 2020.
About the Chamber
The Greater Utica Chamber of Commerce (herein referred to as the “Chamber”) is a non-profit, member-based, business organization focused on the development of a prosperous economic climate that will enhance commercial growth and the quality of life for all who reside in the Utica region. The Chamber plays a significant role in the expansion of existing businesses and the attraction of new enterprises that will create jobs with the overall goal of stimulating economic growth in the area. The Chamber advocates for regional governmental collaboration and champions local assets. Through community engagement and business promotion activities, the Chamber is able to provide its members with the opportunity to be connected, involved and informed.
About the Position/Job Responsibilities
The Executive Director is charged with the responsibility of the operation of the organization as it relates to program of work, interpretation of policy, planning, operations, staff and finances. S/he will be responsible for ensuring adherence to the Chamber’s by-laws. This position is a public-facing role and will include regular public speaking and interaction with businesses and elected officials. The Executive Director is also responsible for maintaining the Chamber’s budget, increasing and retaining members, and putting on major events (as well as other duties as they arise.) This is a challenging job that requires a proven leader who is able to problem solve; maintain a positive work ethic and attitude; and execute initiatives through a small-team, roll-up your sleeves approach. A track record of success in sales/fundraising/marketing is critical.