BERRIEN COUNTY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE AND DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY JOB OPPORTUNITY

The Berrien County Chamber of Commerce and Development Authority is taking applications for Executive Director to perform duties as the overall leader/manager

Responsibilities for the Executive Director include, but not limited to:

  • Provides overall leadership and management of this agency.
  • Serves as the chief spokesperson for the Berrien County Chamber of Commerce and Berrien County Development Authority.
  • Initiates, develops and maintains programs to encourage business and industry to locate and retain their location in Berrien County.
  • Assists in evaluating prospective grant-eligible projects, completing grant applications, and providing management and oversight to grants for the Chamber and Development Authority.
  • Responsible for preparing meeting agendas, maintaining Board records, carrying out plans and programs of the Chamber of Commerce Board and the Development Authority Board.
  • Plans, raises funds and executes community wide events.
  • Develops and manages the Chamber and Development Authority budget and maintains responsibility for all expenditures.
  • Communicates with Chamber membership, existing business and industry, and community stakeholders through on-site visits, publications, social media and emails.
  • Prepares press releases, as well as, respond to all media inquires.
  • Develops and maintains marketing materials and strategy for both activities.
  • Manages properties owned by the Berrien County Development Authority including managing the development of the Berrien County Business Park.
  • Assists the County Manager with the management of the Berrien County Airport and serves as staff support for the Berrien County Airport Authority.

Key Qualifications and Skills Desired:

  • Strong leadership and management skills
  • College Bachelor Degree in Marketing, Business or related discipline
  • Experience in Chamber of Commerce and/or Economic Development activities preferred (Comparable Military experience will be seriously considered)
  • Working knowledge of Berrien County, and/or rural Georgia preferred
  • Superior verbal and written communications skills; proficiency in word processing
  • Strong organizational, time management and priority placement skills
  • A self-starter, detail orientated, reliable and maintain a professional demeanor
  • Ability to provide excellent customer service and be a team player
  • Ability to produce a large quantity of work at high quality
  • Strong people and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work flexible hours to include some evenings and weekend work
  • Out-of-County Travel required; Valid driver’s license and ownership of vehicle with insurance preferred
  • Must be able to lift a minimum of 25 pounds regularly and up to 50 pounds occasionally; physical activity required
  • Ability to pass background check, credit check and drug test

 Residency:  Eventual residency in Berrien County preferred

References:  Three Letters of Reference/Recommendation required with Application Letter

 Salary: Based on qualifications

Benefits:  Medical/Dental insurance, Retirement and personal/sick leave, some Relocation Assistance

Applicant Deliverable: Application Letter, resume and 3 Letters of Reference/Recommendation.

 Deadline for Application Letter:  Noon, Thursday, November 30, 2017

 Application Letter with attachments should be submitted to:

  — the Berrien County Chamber of Commerce and Development Authority, Room 133, 201 N. Davis St., Nashville, GA 31639

 –or by e-mail:  berrienchamber.linda@windstream.net

 Contact: Linda Shaw, Administrator, Berrien County Chamber of Commerce and Development Authority

–Phone:  229-686-5123

–Email: berrienchamber.linda@windstream.net

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