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Executive Director

Casper Area Chamber of Commerce
Job Description
Background:
The Casper Area Chamber of Commerce (the “Chamber”) represents 825+ businesses located Natrona County.  The area includes the communities of Casper, Mills, Evansville, Alcova and Bar Nunn.  The Chamber has served the area for over 115 years.  The area is rich in western history and located close to the nation’s first national park and the nation’s first national monument.  Casper is located in north central Wyoming and is the crossroads of six historic trails including the Oregon Trail, Pony Express Trail, and Mormon Trail.  Casper is the retail, medical, transportation, and entertainment hub of Wyoming.  Its economy is based upon agriculture, tourism, and mineral extraction.  Wyoming is a pro-business state and encourages and supports business development. 
This Chamber offers the challenge and opportunity to actively create business opportunities by connecting, informing, leveraging and collaborating with our members and our community.  We strive to build a vibrant, prosperous business environment by providing integrated services and resources to members. 
Position Description:
The current director is resigning in order spend more time with her family.  The Board of Directors is seeking qualified candidates from which to select its new director.  The new director will be the Chief Administrative Officer for the Chamber.  The primary responsibilities are:
  1. The Director is the “face of the Chamber” to members, stakeholders and communities as a whole.  The Director interacts with members and non-members alike to recruit/retain members.   The Director promotes Casper area growth by facilitating and supporting business recruitment efforts and works closely with stakeholders such as local governments, downtown organizations, tourism, and economic development partners. 
  2. The Director reports to the Board of Directors; facilitates strategic planning for the organization and the board; recommends, plans and develops policies and procedures to improve organizational operations; and, prepares all supporting documents for monthly Executive Committee and main Board of Directors’ meetings.
  3. The Director acts as the chief administrative officer for the Chamber by;  overseeing daily operations; personnel management to include hiring, supervising, mentoring, and evaluating staff; propose/evaluate programs and projects for the organization; and, ensure that the Chamber and it’s physical facilities are maintained at a high priority level.
  4. The Director must have strong budgetary and accounting knowledge that includes budget preparation, management and oversight.  The Director must have extensive event coordinating and planning experience in order to maintain a robust non-dues income stream that balances out the dues/non-dues income ratios.   Proven capabilities to ensure the success and growth of this revenue stream are essential.
 
Professional Qualifications:
 
            Candidate must have a Bachelor’s degree or five (5) or more years of proven organizational/business management.  An advanced degree in business management, public administration or similar field of study is preferred.  A graduate of the U. S. Chamber of Commerce’s Institute of Organizational Management, Certified Chamber Executive (CCE) by the American Chamber of Commerce Executives or the Western Association of Chamber Executives’ Academy is also preferred.  In addition to the educational qualifications, the candidate must also have proven skills in leadership, management, financial management, integrity, board relationships, communication skills both written and oral, advocacy, staff management that reflects staff empowerment and mentoring, advocacy and strategic planning.
 
Compensation:
 
            The compensation package for this position include a salary range of $60,000 - $75,000 per year that includes health insurance, two weeks’ vacation, paid holidays, sick leave, business expense reimbursement, cell phone allowance, business and professional development. 
 
Confidentiality of Interest:
 
            The Chamber respects the need for confidentiality of information supplied by interested parties and insures then that their background and interests will not be discussed with anyone without prior consent.  Reference contacts will not be made until mutual interest has been established.  The Chamber supports the principle and philosophy of equal opportunity for all individuals regardless of race, religion, sex, age, national origin or disability.
 
Timeline:
 
            Candidates must supply an application in the form of a resume and letter of interest to: Search Committee, Josh Kalinowski, President), 500 North Center Street, Casper, WY  82601 or electronically to glara@casperwyoming.org .  Applications will be accepted until 4 PM, January 1, 2019.    The Search Committee will select preferred candidates for interviews to be held early to mid-January, 2019.    It is anticipated a mutual agreement will be established with the successful candidate by January 31, 2019 to begin employment on or about February 14, 2019.
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