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Chief Executive Officer (CEO) - Sault Ste. Marie Chamber of Commerce


Company: Sault Ste. Marie Chamber of Commerce
Job Type: Permanent Full Time
Posting Closes: May 27th, 2024 @ 9AM
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About the Organization:

The Sault Ste. Marie Chamber of Commerce is an independent organization incorporated as a board of trade under the Boards of Trade Act. The Sault Ste. Marie Chamber of Commerce provides value to its members, connects business and leaders, and supports local economic prosperity through active advocacy efforts. With a long-standing reputation for excellence and leadership, The Chamber assists our members to navigate, adapt, connect, and thrive with dynamic programs, services and initiatives designed with business success in mind. The Sault Ste. Marie Chamber of Commerce is the trusted advocate, voice of local business and tireless champion for our members by advancing the interest of its members advocating at the local, provincial and federal levels. The Sault Ste. Marie Chamber of Commerce is an active member of the Ontario and Canadian Chambers of Commerce networks.

About the Opportunity:

We are looking for a visionary leader with outstanding engagement, advocacy, and business knowledge to take on the senior position of the Sault Ste. Marie Chamber of Commerce, reporting to the Board of Directors. The CEO has oversight responsibilities of the organization, including the operations and effective administration of the Chamber, ensuring high-quality, member-focused services. The CEO must possess a strong understanding of the historic, current, and future cultural, business, and economic state in our community to ensure inclusive representation of businesses, their leaders and team members. The CEO leads collaboration and innovation that generates improved value for the Chamber and its members. The CEO delivers the Chamber’s policy development and advocacy to support our members, help grow the local economy and continue the Chamber’s influence beyond Sault Ste. Marie by connecting with provincial and federal networks in which we belong.

The CEO will work out of our office located in Sault Ste. Marie. Key accountabilities will include:

• Work in partnership with the Board to establish strategies that ensure the Chamber’s success in fulfilling its mission
• Foster, maintain and strengthen existing and developing member, stakeholder and government relations
• Lead business development to maximize member and stakeholder engagement and experience
• Create, develop and manage execution of annual budget, strategic plan and business plans
• Create, develop and enhance membership, networking and revenue generating opportunities
• Optimize the CRM program to maximize efficiencies and opportunities
• Develop, and execute value-add projects and partnerships to accomplish Chamber mandate
• Work with members and key stakeholders to ensure accuracy and relevance of policy positions and government engagements that impact the Chamber’s membership and Sault Ste. Marie’s economic prosperity
• Collaborate with the local, Ontario and Canadian Chamber of Commerce business networks on ongoing initiatives to amplify the priorities and needs of our members
• Actively participate in relevant meetings, committees and discussions representing our Chamber, membership and business community
• Provide effective Human Resource Management, leadership and operational and implementation of best practices
• Deliver a comprehensive plan to enhance and market the Chamber’s brand and amplify the Chamber values both creatively and effectively.
• Provide open communication, including detailed and accurate reporting to the Board of Directors at meetings and through the Board President and Executive

The Ideal Candidate Will Possess:

• Post-secondary diploma or degree in business, economics, or relevant field. A combination of education and relevant experience will be considered. Not for profit or member-focused experience would be an asset.
• Proven experience leading teams with a focus on team member engagement
• Is visionary with ability to provide strategic perspectives and make effective decisions
• Capacity to collaborate and work effectively with volunteers, stakeholders, associates and government officials
• Knowledge and ability to implement best practices in public relations and communications, including media, community and government relations
• Proven experience in policy and/or advocacy initiatives, aware of the important issues facing northern businesses and relevant legislation
• Ability to deliver results in a deadline driven environment
• Maintains exceptional time management, organizational skills and holds ability to prioritize; delivers quality performance in customer service excellence
• Highly self-motivated, able to work independently with excellent critical thinking, analytical and problem-solving skills
• Keen knowledge of accounting, financial and strategic planning with ability to communicate and report to stakeholders
• Impeccable written and oral communications skills with strong interpersonal and influencing skills. Confident in ability to present to large and small groups of people
• Strong ability and willingness to represent the organization in affiliated networks and professional organizations
• Proficient in all Microsoft Office applications, relevant technology and CRM systems
• Politically and culturally sensitive; strong morals and ethics along with a solid commitment to privacy
• Must be bondable – A Background Check is required for this position
• Valid driver’s license and use of reliable personal vehicle


Application Process:

Forward cover letter and resume with subject line “President – ‘Your Name’” to: president@ssmcoc.com. Assessment of candidates will begin as early as 9:00 AM on May 27th, 2024.

Are you ready to accelerate your career while making a significant impact in the community? Apply today.

Sault Ste. Marie Chamber of Commerce is committed to an inclusive, barrier-free recruitment and selection process and workplace. If you require any accommodation, please notify us and we will work with you to meet your needs. Confidentiality of all applicants assured. Only those selected for interviews will be contacted and we thank all other applicants for their interest.

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