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President & CEO, Greater Golden Chamber of Commerce

Reports To: Board of Directors
Salary Range: $65,000 – $80,000 w/performance bonus opportunity
Application Deadline: 5 p.m., Friday, November 23, 2018

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Summary: The President is the Chief Executive Officer and senior staff person of the Greater Golden Chamber of Commerce and is responsible for the full range of Chamber activities including, but not limited to, coordination of the program of work, organizational structure and procedures, motivation of volunteers, income and expenditures, community relationships, outreach, promotion of the Chamber and its activities, service to members, employment, training and supervision of staff, interpretation of Board policy and vision planning.

The President/CEO may be called upon to represent the Chamber Board of Directors and Officers in contact with the membership, with outside individuals, public agencies and officials, various organizations and groups, and with the general public, all requiring judgment and tact to foster good community/chamber relations.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following:

  • Is responsible for helping the Board of Directors establish a strategic plan for the Chamber, keeping it up-to-date, monitoring progress on the plan and providing periodic updates to the Board on progress toward accomplishing the plan’s goals.
  • Responsible for assuring that a membership recruitment and retention plan is in place. This may be accomplished by directing and participating in a sales program and working with the appropriate people to ensure adequate membership services.
  • Acquaints himself or herself with as many members as possible, familiarity with their business goals and problems, for the purpose of maintaining good membership relations, stimulating communications within the business community, identifying common goals and problems to which the Chamber should address itself, and identifying people who may contribute time and resources to Chamber programs.
  • Cultivates good relationships with city, county, and state elected officials and their staff.
  • Maintains a high level of communication among the Chamber officers, directors, staff, committees, and members as well as between the Chamber and the general public.
  • Coordinates the activities of the Chamber committees and oversees all Chamber special events.
  • Serves as the lead driver of fund-raising efforts, focusing on increased memberships, annual sponsorships and identifying potential contributors through knowledge of the community and development of relationships that encourage support.
  • Oversees all staff activities of the Chamber including the hiring, training and termination of employees. Ensures that written personnel policies and procedures are developed and remain up-to-date.
  • Maintains the financial viability of the Chamber – maintains an accurate reflection of the financial status and condition of the Chamber and ensures that such records and books of account are reviewed monthly by the Board Treasurer and audited, on a schedule outlined in the Chamber bylaws by a second independent outside source. Ensures that internal controls are developed and maintained. In managing the financial affairs of the Chamber.
  • The President/CEO determines sources of income, develops methods for generating revenues, oversees the development of the annual budget, and ensures adherence to this budget.
  • Provides direct assistance to the Chair and officers of the Board. Sets the draft monthly Board meeting agenda for the Chair and works with the executive committee to finalize agendas and prepare supporting documents.
  • Reports to the Executive Committee and Board of Directors, on a monthly basis, the current status of the membership and finances.
  • Informs the Executive Committee and Board of Directors of various problem areas and activities throughout the community that may affect the business sector.
  • Oversees all Chamber publications.
  • Other duties as may be required.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

Supervises all employees and contractors who work for the Chamber. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s employee handbook and applicable laws.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

Education and/or Experience:

  • At least three (3) years of experience in upper level non-profit management or related experience
  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Non-Profit Management or equivalent experience.
  • Preference will be given to applicants who have advanced certification in Chamber Organizational Management.

Other Qualifications:

  • President must have a thorough knowledge of the requirements and limitations of a 501 (c) (6) non-profit corporation.

Communication Skills:

Demonstrated ability to communicate clearly in both written and verbal communication. Ability to respond effectively to the most sensitive inquiries or complaints in a diplomatic manner. Ability to make effective and persuasive presentations on controversial or complex topics to top management, public groups, and/or boards of directors.

Mathematical Skills:

Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, and percentages.

Computer Skills:

Working knowledge of Microsoft Office suite including Excel, Word, Power Point and Outlook is required.

Physical Demands:

While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to sit, talk and hear. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds.

Work Environment:

This is a diversified job requiring sustained mental effort related to public contacts, organizational issues, mediation, planning and technical areas as well as travel, public speaking and non-standard business hours. The employee must be able to drive and is required to possess a current Colorado State Driver’s License.