President

Posted: 07/25/2022

The Position
The President provides vision and leadership for the Genesee County Chamber of Commerce in carrying out the mission as the leading force in improvement of the business environment, economic health, and development and prosperity of the region. The President is the most prominent representative of the business community and is intended to be the principal voice for business in Genesee County.
Major Roles & Responsibilities
Leadership

Ensure development and execution of strategic, operational, and financial plans
Lead the Chamber’s political, policy and advocacy activities with top officials at the local, regional, state, and national levels
Build and lead an innovative Chamber by incorporating best practices
Cultivate strong relationships with key community leaders and other related organizations
Building coalitions necessary to accomplish organizational goals
Learn and maintain awareness and knowledge about the political, business, and community affairs of the region
Board Governance

Ensure the organization attains goals adopted by the Board of Directors
Proactive management of relationships and communications with the Board of Directors
Provide advice and counsel to the Chairman of the Board and Executive Committee
Operations Management

Attract, retain, develop, and manage an appropriate staff to meet organizational needs
Recruit and retain membership in accordance with organizational targets
Organize and lead fund development activities
Manage the operational functions of the organization, including business development, governmental affairs, policy, membership/volunteer development, marketing, communications, finance, and accounting
Represent the organization and its positions to the media and other stakeholder groups
Provide oversight of finances and budget management
Monitor and manage the volunteers and committees to meet goals and objectives 
Provide oversight of day-to-day operations
Key Relationships
To successfully execute the goals of Genesee County Chamber of Commerce, the President will need to cultivate positive relationships with a wide variety of local, regional, and state stakeholders including:

Chamber of Commerce Board Members
State, regional, and local Business leaders
Economic development officials
Leaders of related associations and organizations
Government officials
University/Education leaders
National, state, and local media
The Person
Education
Bachelor’s degree required; advanced degree desired
Experience Required
Minimum of seven years of executive/senior-level experience in business, nonprofit, or public sector organization, in progressively responsible roles
Familiarity with Genesee County, NY
Experience Desired
Experience leading membership-based organizations
Demonstrated fundraising experience with events and campaigns
Marketing, public relations, social media, and/or communications
Public policy, government affairs
Economic development; business retention and expansion
Personal Attributes
Impeccable integrity, character
Inspiring leadership and management skills
Critical, strategic thinker; problem-solver
Strong analytical and organizational skills
Proven ability to lead change
Excellent oral and written communication skills, including an ability to prepare and deliver public presentations to inform and influence
Prior experience working with business leaders
Excellent interpersonal skills: ability to relate well to both small business people and high-level corporate executives
Dynamic, high energy; ability to thrive under pressure
Positive attitude; demonstrate a genuine interest and enthusiasm for the work and appreciation of others
Innovator; highly creative
Astute listener
Life-long learner
Cultural appreciation and sensitivity
Develop and demonstrate a passion for community
Budgeting, fundraising, and finance skills
Commitment to diversity and equal opportunity
A good sense of humor
The Genesee County Chamber of Commerce
The Chamber brings together representatives of business, industry, agriculture, and other organization from throughout the county to promote a vibrant local economy.
Mission: The Genesee County Chamber of Commerce is a private, not-for-profit, membership-driven organization, that brings together representatives from throughout the county to promote a vibrant local economy. Our membership consists of businesses and organizations from all facets of our local community. With nearly 500 business members, The Chamber leads in the pursuit of creating an environment for business success in Genesee County. This success ultimately aims to improve the quality of life for the citizens of Genesee County.
VISION: We will be the integral resource for creating prosperity and excellence for the Genesee County Business Community.
The Genesee Chamber has a variety of initiatives in place to further Genesee County and to strengthen its economy.

We promote and support local business.
We host professional seminars and business workshops.
We offer business consultation and business support.
We offer exclusive Chamber discounts and deals.
We coordinate networking events that foster business-to-business relationships.
We keep our members informed of local events and initiatives.
We promote Genesee County and its business environment.
We operate the Genesee County Visitor’s Center.
We have an award-winning Tourism Department.
The Place - Genesee County, New York
Centrally located between Rochester and Buffalo with easy access to Niagara Falls and Canada, Genesee County lies at the heart of Western New York, USA offering easy access to 3 exits on the NYS Thruway, I-90. Enjoy small town living with big city life just a short drive away!
In Genesee County, we strive to make a difference, directing our efforts towards making our community a better place. Genesee County is a 21st Century community — citizens and their government working in partnership for the benefit of all.
Our residents feel secure knowing that our neighborhoods are safe. Children can still ride their bikes, play in their backyards, and walk around town with friends.
Here you will find all the information you need to make your move to Genesee County easier.

The Chamber offers a competitive salary and benefits package. For confidential consideration send cover letter, resume, and references to: geneseechamber@gmail.com