Job Opening: President & CEO

Job Opening: President & CEO

The Clear Lake Area Chamber of Commerce works to promote area business and industry through opportunities in networking, advocacy, and business resources. The Chamber is conducting a search for the next President & CEO to manage this dynamic local organization. Ideal candidates will have previous Chamber experience, as well as developed ability in leadership, organization, communication and listening. The position requires a self-disciplined, self-starter able to lead with critical thinking, integrity, and an open-minded approach toward evolving business and member needs in the community.


  • Supervision of the Chamber staff to ensure their effectiveness
  • Coordination of the annual work plan
  • Responsible for the organizational structure and procedures
  • Motivate Chamber volunteers
  • Supervise membership maintenance and recruitment
  • Maintain the building facilities
  • Responsible for the strategic planning of the organization


  • Responsible for the hiring, discharging, training and supervising of all office personnel in accordance with the policies approved by the Board of Directors
  • Maintain a visitor friendly, customer service-oriented office atmosphere, assuring office staffing during business hours
  • Complete staff evaluations for all personnel
  • Recommend goals and projects for the Chamber to the Board of Directors
  • Formulae, with the help of the Finance Committee, the annual operating and capital budgets for the recommendation and approval of the Board
  • Ensure that the financial statements are prepared on a n=monthly basis
  • Sign, with the respective Chair or Treasurer, all leases, mortgages, notices, contracts and legal documents approved by the respective Board of Directors
  • Serve as ex-officio member of the Chamber Board of Directors and committees’ internal bodies of the Chamber as needed
  • Be knowledgeable of the activities, needs and concerns of area businesses and industries, calling on Chamber members on a regular weekly basis
  • Communicate with and represent the Chamber to other civic organizations, as well as other local, state and national organizations
  • Promote good relations with the media presenting a unified front for industry, retail, services, and city government, being available for speaking engagements, sharing the Chamber mission and objectives
  • Consult confidentially with existing and/or potential small business prospects, both retail and industrial, referring larger prospects to the North Iowa Corridor Economic Development Corporation
  • Stay informed of current and correct information on available buildings, land, and other development information, being identified as the local resource and clearinghouse for such information
  • Organize and facilitate Clear Lake Washington DC/Des Moines legislative visits
  • Serve as the organizational representative to the collaborative Vision North Iowa Partnership Executive Board & Advisory Board


  • Work is performed primarily indoors in an office setting


  • Typical office working conditions are encountered
  • Ability to earn and operate basic office equipment
  • Ability to climb stairs and over from place to place in all types of weather conditions
  • Corrected hearing and vision within the normal range
  • Requires attendance at various business functions after and before hours within and outside of Clear Lake; overnight travel required at times
  • Flexible hours to include some evening and weekend work
  • Substantial amount of time devoted to written and oral communications


  • Working knowledge of Windows-based software including Microsoft Word, Excel, Microsoft Publisher, PowerPoint and Outlook. Also, internet skills, social media including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and other programs as they evolve into Chamber use
  • Knowledge of the internet and utilization of online marketing opportunities
  • Working knowledge of general office equipment, i.e., copiers, faxing, email
  • Willingness to be trained and implement newly acquired skills

Benefits included. Salary commensurate with experience.

Job Type: Full-time


  • Chamber or Organizational Leadership: 3 years (Required)


  • Bachelor's (Preferred)

Interested applicants send letter of interest and resume to Kristy King: (Please include Chamber Position in the title).  No phone calls please. Application deadline 2/28/2019.

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