Geneva Chamber of Commerce President

Geneva Chamber of Commerce
Job Description
The Geneva Chamber of Commerce is searching for a visionary and innovative leader to manage one of the most successful Chambers in the Midwest and guide it to the next level of excellence.  The Geneva Chamber has an active membership base and coordinates and hosts many national award-winning festivals and community events.

The President is responsible for the full range of activities needed to ensure the Chamber’s success.

Requirements for this Full-Time Position:

The President will provide high profile leadership, vision, creativity, guidance and strategic direction for the membership programs, community festivals and personnel of the Geneva Chamber of Commerce. The President 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 successful candidate for this position must be:
  • a leader and passionate advocate for propelling the Chamber to achieve excellence
  • a highly collaborative leader with the ability to successfully manage current programs, while developing new programs and strategic initiatives
  • an expert at forming mutually beneficial partnerships with city leaders, businesses and community organizations within the area

The President must possess:

  • professional presence
  • highly developed interpersonal and public communications skills
  • excellent time management skills
  • strong leadership and communication abilities, including conflict resolution and negotiation skills
  • ability to influence, motivate and inspire a team
  • Expert marketing aptitude
The President must generally be results oriented, diplomatic, persuasive, quick thinking, outgoing, approachable and operate with a high degree of integrity.

He/she should have five to ten years of proven leadership experience within a business, non-profit, or other association and have an understanding of the dynamics of, and a love for Geneva, IL. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be substituted for these requirements.

In addition, the applicant must be willing to complete a background check, possess a valid driver’s license and must be available for regular early morning, weekend, and evening meetings. Salary is based on experience.
Application Information:  Resumes may be mailed or sent online to Geneva Chamber of Commerce, 8 S. Third Street, Geneva IL 60134, c/o Jean Gaines; Resumes will be reviewed, and qualified candidates will be contacted for an interview by a member of the search committee.
Search Process Target Dates: Resumes will be accepted through May 6, 2018. Final interviews will be conducted in May 2018.

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