The Beaufort Regional Chamber located in South Carolina is seeking its next President/CEO.
The President/CEO is the chief executive officer of the Beaufort Regional Chamber of Commerce. 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 goals, plans and strategies and align the organizational resources to meet the objectives within the 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 Beaufort business 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 goals
Serve as a consultant to the Chair of the Board and Board of Directors and provide leadership in the formulation of objectives, programs, and policies
Plans monthly board meeting and annual strategic planning sessions in conjunction with the Board Chair
Serve as a liaison between the Board of Directors, Staff and the Community
Acts as a liaison between the business community and Tri-Command on a regular basis
Develops working relationships with other organizations focused on economic development and tourism within the region
Direct activities of staff in support of the strategic plan
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 goals, plans and strategies
Create and maintain a working environment that attracts, retains and motivates employees
Establish and maintain a satisfactory working relationship with the membership and business community
Enhances the Chamber’s reputation with the community and membership
Stays current on local, state and federal government legislative issues and serves as a resource for membership
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 audit controls
Propose recommendations and make internal operational adjustments to improve the organization’s financial position and increase revenue streams including dues and non-dues revenue and other fundraising activities
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
Motivates, recruits and retains volunteers
Bachelor’s degree in Business or related field preferred.
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. Ideal candidates will be highly regarded by their current business community as a leader and innovator.
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
Additional Salary Information: The Chamber offers a benefit package, including insurance, paid vacation, paid sick time and paid holidays each year.
The successful candidate for the President/CEO of the Beaufort Regional Chamber of Commerce will be required to live in the Beaufort area once employed.
Internal Number: 009
About Beaufort Regional Chamber - SC
Swingbridge Partners, LLC is managing the executive search for the Beaufort Regional Chamber in Beaufort, SC. Swingbridge Partners works with Chambers of Commerce and Nonprofits. Our key focus areas are executive searches, board and staff training, capital fundraising and keynote presentations.