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    Beaver County Chamber of Commerce

    About the Beaver County Chamber of Commerce
    The Beaver County Chamber of Commerce (BCCC) is a 501c(6) organization, a nonprofit business association that represents and promotes the interests of the business community of Beaver County, Pennsylvania. BCCC helps its members succeed through proactive working partnerships with all levels of government, a broad range of for-profit businesses, and the community-based nonprofit sector to create and sustain a healthy local economy and quality of life.

    The BCCC has over 530 members ranging from large for-profit corporations, small businesses, and entrepreneurs to charitable, social service and educational organizations. It is governed by a Board of Directors that includes leaders drawn from all its member constituencies.

    To lead and advocate for economic growth and community vitality, through collaboration, networking, and education, in order to foster the best, most diverse and inclusive environment for our members. 

    Position Overview
    Reporting to the Board of Directors, the President provides high profile leadership, vision, guidance and strategic direction for the programs and personnel of the Beaver County Chamber of Commerce. Working together with the staff and volunteers, and driven by the mission of BCCC, the incoming President will represent and promote the interests and goals of the business community in Beaver County, Pennsylvania.

    Roles and Responsibilities
    Organizational Leadership

    • Works with the Board of Directors to develop, drive and implement the strategic plan, mission, and vision of the Chamber.
    • Proactively identifies growth-oriented programs that will serve to increase revenues while managing expenses within the board-approved budget.
    • Creates and manages an environment that recruits, retains, and supports quality staff, cultivating a culture of professional growth and leadership building.
    • Oversees the recruitment, hiring, and training of personnel; ensuring HR policies are updated, upheld, and supported in accordance with the law.
    • Serves as the primary communicator for business advocacy with various governmental and non-governmental agencies.
    • Consistently seeks, includes, and implements the feedback and needs of Chamber members.
    • Ensures that all Chamber business is conducted within established policies, guidelines, laws, and ethical practices.
    • Manages daily operations and implements the policies and programs established or approved by the Board.
    Policy and Advocacy Leadership
    • Develops and maintains strong working relationships with federal, state and local elected officials to achieve the goals of the Chamber.
    • Develops and executes programs to identify policy and advocacy priorities for segments of the Chambers current and prospective members.
    • Engages elected officials with Chamber members and the general public in a variety of issue-appropriate settings on a regular basis.
    • Maintains the Chamber’s policy priorities with input from Chamber members and develops action plans, at least annually, to achieve those priorities while leveraging Chamber member engagement.
    Community Engagement
    • Creates a notable program for partnering private and non-profit members with the associated branding, marketing and management.
    • Represents the Chamber at strategic local, regional, state, and national meetings and conventions to foster the betterment of the Chamber’s mission.
    • Develops and maintains a network of peers through regional, state and national professional organizations.
    • Oversees the development and execution of community events identified with the organization, enhances visibility and recognition, and generates value for members and event profitability.
    • Identifies and recruits both established and emerging business and community leaders to serve as volunteer leaders of the organization; supporting and guiding them to contribute to the Chamber's success.
    • Develops and maintains strong working relationships with local government officials, Board members, affiliates, and other community leaders to achieve the goals of the Chamber.
    • With approval and support of the board, pursues strategic alliances with other regional organizations that can increase the effectiveness and/or efficiencies of the Chamber.
    Financial Management
    • Develops and manages financial planning, forecasting, and analytical efforts, ensuring alignment with overall mission, vision, and strategy of the Chamber and with regular engagement with the Board Treasurer and Audit & Finance Committee.
    • Responsible for the financial health of the organization, including revenue generation and expense management.
    • Identifies, applies for, and obtains grant funding to significantly enhance the financial position of the organization.
    • Supports the Audit & Finance Committee and the Board by laying out the Chamber’s goals in a proposed annual budget that reflects the organization’s priorities and growth goals.  Presents financial performance to the Board using effective metrics.
    • Oversees day- to-day management of the organization’s financial operations, ensuring timely collection of receivables and payment of invoices, and implementing appropriate procedures to ensure prudence.
    • Develops and executes fundraising strategies that further the mission and financial resources of the Chamber.
    Board Administration and Support
    • Fosters effective communication with the Board of Directors.
    • Empowers and supports the Board of Directors to fulfill its governance functions and participation.
    • Plans, organizes, and executes Board and Executive Committee meetings with the Board Chair, delivering robust board materials sufficiently in advance of meetings to allow for Board preparation.
    • Identifies, assesses, and informs the Board of Directors of internal and external issues that would impact the organization.
    • Bachelor's degree in business, communications, public administration, or similar area preferred.
    • A minimum of 10 years of relevant experience, with at least 5 years in a leadership position within a private business, trade association, economic development, the public sector and/or not-for-profit organizations.
    • Proficiency in government affairs, marketing, communications, public relations, and business management.
    • Proven to be highly motivated, self-directed, results-oriented, and most energized in a fast paced, multi-tasked environment.
    • Able to effectively administer and manage day-to-day operations of an organization.
    • Responsible for the hiring and retention of competent, qualified staff.
    • Extensive knowledge of information technology as applied to business operations and external communications.
    • Vision for long-range planning while meeting the day-to-day needs of the organization.
    • Demonstrated ability to successfully work within complex political environments with a strong understanding of advocacy, coalition building, and the legislative process.
    • Knowledge of industry, entrepreneurship, and innovation.
    Compensation and Benefits
    Salary commensurate with experience and a suitable benefits package.
    The Beaver County Chamber of Commerce is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race or ethnicity, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.

    Please submit resume and cover letter to resumes@bcchamber.com.