Job Opening: President & CEO

Job Opening: President & CEO

Clear Lake Area Chamber of Commerce Seeks Next 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 its next President & CEO to manage this dynamic local organization. Ideal candidates will have previous Chamber or related experience, as well as developed ability in leadership, organization, and communication. The position requires a self-disciplined, self-starter able to lead with an open-minded approach toward the evolving needs of members and businesses in the community.


  • Supervision of Chamber staff to ensure their effectiveness
  • Community relations
  • Coordination of the annual work plan
  • Responsible for organizational structure and procedures
  • Motivate Chamber volunteers
  • Supervise membership maintenance and recruitment
  • Maintain the building facilities
  • Strategic planning of the organization
  • Work closely with the Board of Directors and planning committees


  • Post-secondary education preferred, or 5-7 years of related leadership and management experience
  • Requires attendance at various business functions after and before hours within and outside of Clear Lake; overnight travel required at times
  • Experience in financial and marketing strategy
  • Ability to learn and operate basic office equipment
  • Working knowledge of Windows-based software including Microsoft Word, Excel, Microsoft Publisher, PowerPoint and Outlook. Also, social media including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and other programs as utilized by the Chamber
  • Knowledge of the internet and utilization of online marketing opportunities
  • Hearing and vision within the normal range
  • Substantial amount of time devoted to written and oral communications
  • Willingness to be trained and implement newly acquired skills


  • 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
  • Formulate, with the help of the Finance Committee, the annual operating and capital budgets for recommendation and approval of the Board
  • Ensure that the financial statements are prepared on a 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 internal committees of the Chamber as needed
  • Be knowledgeable of the activities, needs and concerns of area businesses and industries, calling on Chamber members on a 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 by 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
  • Oversee effectiveness and continuous improvement to Chamber organized events
  • 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


  • Salary range $70,000+, based on applicable skills and experience
  • Benefits include health insurance, life insurance, short and long term disability
  • Retirement savings program with matched contribution
  • Paid holidays
  • Paid vacation and personal time
  • Cell phone allowance

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

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