President - Beatrice Area Chamber of Commerce

The Beatrice Area Chamber of Commerce is a 350+ membership organization located in Beatrice, NE approximately 30 minutes south of Lincoln, NE and the home of Homestead National Monument of America.

The President of the Beatrice Area Chamber of Commerce is responsible for the effective operation of the organization; for the direction of operations and activities of the organization as a whole; and for advising and making recommendations to the Officers and Board of Directors with respect to these activities and policies. Also, oversees management of Gage County Tourism managing the financial concerns of the affiliate programs.

Within the limits of the Bylaws and policies established or authorized by the Board of Directors, he/she is responsible for, and has commensurate authority to accomplish, the duties set forth below.

  • Is responsible for the Implementation of the current program of work
  • Is responsible for developing and implementing programs to increase and retain members.
  • Is responsible for formulating and recommending policies and programs, including financial and budgeting programs, for approval of the Board of Directors through development of an annual program of work and budget.
  • Sees that the Board of Directors, Executive Committee and key committee members are kept fully informed on the conditions and operations of the Chamber.
  • Is primarily responsible for monitoring Legislative issues; informing Chamber members as to implications of and recommended responses to these activities. Maintains effective relations with government officials and other organizations, public and private.
  • In concert with the Chair of the Board, serves as spokesman for the Chamber.
  • Sees to the development of specific policies, procedures and programs to implement the general policies and activities authorized by the Board of Directors.
  • Sees that sound plans of organization are maintained for the office and oversees the direction and coordination of all approved programs, projects and major activities of the staff.
  • Is responsible for hiring of personnel, maintenance of salary administration procedures, and has ultimate responsibility and authority with respect to promotions and terminations.
  • Sees to the development and maintenance of standards of performance with respect to all programs and services of the Chamber.
  • Provides the necessary staff liaison to committees.
  • Authorizes and executes such contracts and commitments as may be authorized by the Board of Directors or established policies.
  • Executes such other general responsibilities as may be delegated by the Board of Directors.
  • Establishes the budget & hiring of personnel for Gage County Tourism
  • Works with the Tourism Director to give quarterly reports to Gage County Supervisors

The ideal candidate must have a proven track record of success, experience in a leadership position in a comparably sized Chamber of Commerce, business association or business, experience as a # 2 or other senior level executive at a larger like enterprise as noted above. Significant board interaction and experience leading large numbers of volunteers is strongly desired. Applicants should possess exceptional leadership/communication skills. Financial experience, hiring, and grant writing is recommended. Must be willing to relocate to Beatrice.

Post secondary education is preferred. A Bachelor's degree is preferred in Business, Public Administration, Marketing, Institute of Organizational Management (US Chamber), or a related field.

Deadline for applications is March 30, 2018

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