The MIDJersey Chamber of Commerce (the "Chamber'), Located in Trenton,Mercer County New Jersey is seeking qualified candidates for the position of President & CEO to promote the mission of the Chamber to continue to support the business community of Central New Jersey region and provide effective advocacy in all matters affecting the economic growth, business vitality, quality of life and prosperity of the region. The President & CEO reports to the Board of Directors of the Chamber.
Duties & Responsibilities
Oversee the operations,personnel and business of the Chamber
Develop the Chamber's strategic plan.
Plan for the successful implementation of the Chamber's multi-year strategic plan and the corresponding annual Business Plans as approved by the Board of Directors.
Assure effective and profitable operation for the Chamber's optimum use of human resources, financial resources, equipment, technology, and process in order to fulfill the goals of the organization.
Provide the Board of Directors with relevant, timely communication of the operations of the Chamber to enable the Board to operate at maximum effectiveness; coordinate the planning of all Board meetings and Executive Committee meetings including development of the agenda; and execute the Board Governance Plan including the coordination of membership on Board Committees.
Providing the membership with relevant and timing communication by website, email, newsletter and other means,on the events and activities of the Chamber to assist the members in evaluating and effectively utilizing the resources of the Chamber.
Assist the Board in determining the Chamber's value, vision and short and long term goals, as well as assisting the Board in monitoring and evaluating the Chamber's relevancy to the community, its effectiveness and its results; evaluation of existing programing and events and develop plans and recommendations for additions and subtractions from such programing.
Keeps the Board fully informed on the financial condition of the Chamber.
Create an effective management structure to accomplish the Chamber's mission, execute programs,and complete organization chart and assures sound business practices are in place and used by all Assure that staff is delegated authority and is compensated commensurate with responsibilities.
Lead in identifying and securing revenue generation opportunities that provide benefits to the members.
Act as the primary spokesperson for the Chamber to assure proper representation of the Chamber to the community
Engage in direct member contact and recruitment of new members.
Ensure a process is in place to manage member information and relationships by utilizing the CRM database and determine how we will measure "value" provided to members.
Develop and optimize the use of the Chamber's website; develop revenue generating opportunities utilizing the Chamber's website; and optimize the website for recruitment of members and providing access members with access to relevant, useful and important information.
Oversee and monitor the operations,editor ial content and financial condition of the midJerseyBusiness Magazine.
Coordinate officer/Board/Cha ir development and succession planning.
Coordinate and work with volunteer committees of the governing board including the executive committee
Develop, implement and monitor measurable goals for the staff and provide evaluat ions, at least annually, of each employee against such goals.
Oversee the fiscal activities of the organization including budgeting,reporting,and audit while promoting programs and services that are produced in a cost-effective manner,employing economy while maintaining a high level of quality.
Work with legislators,regulatory agencies,volunteers and representatives of the not-for-profit sector to promote legislative and regulatory policies that encourage a vibrant community and address the issues of Chamber's constituencies.
Education I Experience:
A Bachelor's Degree is required with a minimum of 7-10 years' experience in a senior management position.As chief executive officer,this individual should demonstrate critical competencies in four broad categories: commitment to results,business acumen,leading change and motivating.
Five or more years of leadership experience in management,policy, business development, or a related field.
Demonstrated success in direct management responsibility growing businesses
Knowledge of and experience in the Central New Jersey Region, particularly including relationships with business,commerce, and political leadership is desired, but not required
Certification encouraged; preferred Certified Association Executive(CAE) or Certified Chamber Executive (CCE)
Computer savvy, specifically in social media
Outstanding public speaking and presentation skills
Outstanding time management skills
Excellent communication skills,verbal and written
Supervisory skills- ability to plan, organize and delegate
Energetic, motivational,inspirational,ability to build relationships, forward thinking,sales driven,adaptable and hospitable.
Compensation and benefits. Competitive salary and benefits offered. Applicants are encouraged to state their salary requirements.
Qualified applicants are encouraged to submit confidential resumes and cover letter by email to Jeannine Cimino, Co-Chair of the Search Committee [jcimino@midjerseychamber. org). The statements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work to be performed by a person in thispositionand are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of responsibilities, duties and skills required ofthe President and CEO of the Chamber. The statements herein described do not establish a contract foremployment and are subject to change at the discretion of the employer.
The MIDJersey Chamber of Commerce is a an equal opportunity employer
Established in 1868, The MIDJersey Chamber of Commerce was the first Chamber of Commerce in New Jersey. What began 149 years ago as The Board of Trade and Chamber of Commerce with a membership of 200 companies, has since grown into a full-fledged operation with a membership of over 1,000 companies representing a workforce of more than 90,000 employees in the Central New Jersey area.
While many ...business and member organizations are location-based or industry-driven, our MIDJersey Chamber is market driven. We have a general service area, an approximate 40 mile radius from Hamilton Township; our scope of influence does not stop at a township or county line. We attract members from New York to Philadelphia, mainly because of the strong business climate here in our region.
Since our rebranding in October 2012, we have helped to give this region an identity unlike any other. “Central New Jersey” is a location that means different places to different people. The “mid-Jersey” marketplace encompasses townships from seven counties in New Jersey, as well as locations in Bucks County, Pennsylvania.
While we have expanded our service area, our mission remains the same. The MIDJersey Chamber exists to grow your business, protect your business and enhance the business environment in which you do business. Through strategic efforts and programs that promote advocacy, relationship building and economic development, your Chamber continues to create and strengthen the mid-Jersey marketplace.