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Vashon Chamber of Commerce Executive Director

Posted: 04/02/2022

The Executive Director is responsible for the successful leadership and management of the Chamber of Commerce and reports to the Board of Directors. 
 
 
GENERAL POSITION DESCRIPTION:
 

  • Provide leadership that serves and informs the Chamber membership
  • Responsible for the public relations and marketing for the Chamber to the Vashon Community and the greater Puget Sound area as a whole
  • Attends Chamber meetings or sponsored events and may attend committee meetings as necessary and as requested
  • Attends community meetings as deemed appropriate by the Board of Directors as the Chamber representative
  • Provides information to the Board and committees that allow them to keep on track with the vision and mission of the Chamber
  • Present proposals and plans to grow the Chamber to the Board of Directors
  • Implement Board decisions
  • Supervise the financial management of the Chamber and communicate financial information to the Board of Directors
  • Perform risk management duties for the Chamber
  • 30 hours per week
  • Executive Director is a salaried Chamber of Commerce position
 
SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:
 
  • Recruit and train office staff at levels necessary to complete daily tasks
  • Delegate duties and responsibilities to staff as necessary for efficient and effective office operation
  • Evaluate office staff and make recommendations to the Board of Directors
  • Maintain a stable work force and keep turnover at a minimum
  • Indirect supervision of all volunteer staff (Primary supervision done by Office and Event Manager)
 
 
 
 
 
SPECIFIC JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
 
  • Recruitment and retention of members
  • Support the goals adopted by the Board of Directors
  • Serve as the public relations and marketing ambassador for the Chamber to local Vashon businesses, other community organizations, other Chambers, Washington State Ferries, County, State and Federal government agencies
  • Generating non-dues related revenue (grants, fundraising opportunities, etc)
  • Implement Board policies
  • Work closely with the Board Treasurer to accurately report monthly financial statements, prepare and pay monthly payroll taxes and quarterly tax reports, as well as annual budget(s)
  • Assist the President in identifying potential new board members, and vetting them prior to election 
  • Assist the President in Board member development to insure a robust and active Board
  • Offer advice, information and counsel to all active Chamber committees
  • Prepare Board meeting agendas and reports to the Board
  • Offer counsel and assistance to the Board President on all matters as requested
  • Provide Risk Management oversight including obtaining appropriate insurance for the Chamber and the Board of Directors
  • Provide leadership and direction for Chamber sponsored events including Strawberry Festival
  • Oversee the development and production of Chamber support materials
 
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
 
  • Strong leadership skills
  • Business development experience
  • Grant writing experience
  • Strong public relations/marketing/outreach skills
  • Effective communication, both oral and written
  • Knowledge of the Vashon community
  • Ability to use Quickbooks and Microsoft Office
  • Ability to effectively delegate tasks
  • Ability to recruit, retain and evaluate quality staff and volunteers
  • Demonstrated marketing capabilities
  • Self-starter and highly motivated
  • Ability to motivate and inspire action in others
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrate a passion for the growth and sustainability of Vashon businesses
 
WORKING CONDITIONS:
 
  • Work is normally performed in a general office environment during Chamber business hours with required attendance at morning, evening or weekend meetings or sponsored events as deemed necessary by the President and Executive Director
  • A portion of the Executive Director’s time will be spent visiting Vashon businesses to recruit and maintain membership
 
DISTINGUISHING FEATURES:
 
  • The Vashon-Maury Island Chamber Executive Director will be distinguished by outstanding performance in an environment consisting largely of volunteer boards, committees and office staff
 
CHAMBER WILL PROVIDE:
  •  Office space complete with telephone and computer
  • Reimbursement for all off island Chamber related mileage per IRS guidelines
  • Cell phone
  • Three weeks paid vacation
  • Paid holidays are Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day if they fall upon a regularly scheduled work day
  • Salary $45,000 per year part-time (20-30 hour per week)
  • Performance reviews on an annual basis
Interested individuals should send their resume to boardpresident@vashonchamber.com