The Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce located in South Carolina is seeking a President/CEO.
About Greer, South Carolina
Located in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Greer, South Carolina offers many opportunities to live, work and play in one of the Southeast’s fastest growing markets. With a population of 80,000 in the Greater Greer Area which is located between two counties. Over 700,000 people reside in the two-county service area (Greenville and Spartanburg counties) and almost 1.5 million residents in our metropolitan area. Greer is a community that offers the ideal location for businesses to succeed and a quality of life second to none.
The Greer area is home to a wide array of notable domestic and international businesses. In addition to a thriving manufacturing sector, the Greer area is also home to many successful small businesses and has rapidly become a destination for budding entrepreneurs. Additionally, businesses in the central historic district, also known as Greer Station, enjoy the benefits of a revitalized yet ever improving downtown atmosphere. These companies experience a business climate in Greer that offers:
Quality utility and transportation infrastructure
Access to major marketplaces via interstates, railways, an international airport and the SC Inland Port
An available, affordable and skilled workforce
Customer focused service providers
Pro-business local and state government
Cohesion and unity amongst all community development entities
The President/CEO is the chief executive officer of the Chamber as well as the administrator of the Greater Greer Education Foundation and the Greer Business Leadership Committee (also known as the Political Action Committee). The President/CEO is responsible for all administrative and management functions and executing the mission and strategic plan of the organization as approved by the Executive Board.
The President/CEO will provide high profile leadership, vision, guidance and strategic direction for the organization and community. In addition, the President/CEO will implement the annual GPS (Goals, Plans and Strategies) and align the organizational resources to meet the objectives within the 2017-2019 Strategic Plan. Sound internal business practices will be carried out by the President/CEO. The President/CEO will be a collaborative leader and will build the relationships necessary to move the Chamber and Greer community forward.
Major responsibilities are as follows:
Formulate, plan, organize, recommend and administer policies and programs relating to the Chamber, which includes current and long-range planning for achievement of major area goals
Manage organizational functions, department staff and divisions of the organization
Serve as a consultant to the Chairman of the Board, Executive Board, Board of Advisors and provide leadership in the formulation of objectives, programs, and policies
Develop innovative sources of non-dues revenue for the organization
Develop leadership and stimulate the work of committees, task forces and other groups to accomplish the annual GPS (Goals, Plans and Strategies)
Establish and maintain a satisfactory working relationship with the membership
Build quality relationships with partnering community development agencies such as Greer CPW (Commission of Public Works), the Partnership for Tomorrow, Greer Development Corporation, Greer Station Association and the City of Greer
Select and develop an adequate organization of staff, assign functions, define lines of accountability and setup an effective system of operation
Responsible for the finances of the organization which includes the planning of the budget, presentation of the budget to the Executive Board and supervision of the annual audit
Propose recommendations and make internal operational adjustments to improve the organization’s financial position
Recommend value enhancements to the existing tiers of membership
Make public addresses to various organizations, professional and civic groups in the area concerning the organization and the area activities and purpose
Develop staff through direction, coaching, training, support and delegation of responsibilities
Motivate and recruit volunteers
Minimum qualifications include a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university. Preferably, leading candidates will have a minimum of 3+ years of demonstrated success in a leadership position within a chamber, membership association, nonprofit or community/economic development organization. Demonstrated commitment to continued professional development through the U.S. Chamber’s Institute for Organization Management and/or Certified Chamber Executive designation is considered a plus. Economic Development knowledge also considered a plus.
The successful candidate must also practice above average:
Communication both oral and written
Relationship building abilities
Demonstrated success in developing non-dues programming
Multi-tasking of multiple projects, issues and initiatives
Command of office technology
Position closing date is December 19, 2017
Submit cover letter, resume/CV, and salary requirements no later than 12/19/17 to: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Additional Salary Information: The compensation package will include a competitive salary, determined in part by the successful candidate’s level of professional experience. The Chamber offers a benefit package, including health and dental insurance, ACCE 401(K), short term/long term disability, paid vacation, paid sick time and paid holidays each year. A company vehicle including insurance and taxes for vehicle will be offered to the executive.
A back to back National Award winner through the Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives in 2016 and 2017, the Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce currently has 700 members and an operating budget of $823,000. Its diverse membership includes small businesses, industries, professional firms, financial institutions, non-profit organizations, government agencies and individuals. The Greater Gr...eer Chamber is professionally staffed through five full time employees and two part-time employees. For additional information, please visit www.greerchamber.com
Swingbridge Consulting, LLC is managing this search for the Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce. Swingbridge Consulting partners with Chambers of Commerce and Nonprofits. Our key focus areas are executive searches, strategic planning, board and staff training, and keynote presentations.