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Osage Chamber of Commerce Executive Director

Posted: 11/15/2021

POSITION PURPOSE
The Executive Director shall be the full time chief paid professional staff officer of the organization and shall have the official job title of Executive Director.  The Executive Director is an employee of the Board of Directors an shall report to the elected President.  The Executive Director is a non-voting member of the Executive board.  Applicable laws, the bylaws, and articles of incorporation and policies of the organization as well as the individual employment contract shall govern the terms and conditions of employment.  The Executive Director shall be responsible for day-to-day operations and implementing the policies and programs of the organization as established by the Board of Directors.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
The primary function of the Executive Director is to carry out the role, goals, mission, and vision of the organization as expressed through bylaws, policies, resolutions and actions of the Board of Directors.  These goals and missions will evolve and change over time; from time to time as goals are achieved or abandoned, new or even contrary objectives and /or missions may be set.
It is an important duty of the Executive Director to balance various roles, duties and responsibilities to the different constituencies of the organization.  For example, while it is an important function of the Executive Director’s position to be outward directed toward other organizations, academia, local government, the community, the Executive Director must understand that another primary task is the management of the assets of the organization, the volunteers, and organization’s office.  Accordingly, the Executive Director monitors, supervises, and oversees the activities and projects of the volunteers.

The Executive Director directs the development of short and long-range objectives, policies and budgets and operating plans for the organization and oversees their consistent interpretation, implementation, and achievement.  Provides key performance indicators to the organization leadership on tactics and objectives annually to accomplish strategic directions.  The Executive Director manages these successfully and within the financial resources of the organization. 

The Executive Director will also maintain a positive public image for the chamber and its members.  Work closely with the board of directors and membership base to be active in all committee activity.  Promote an enthusiastic, and progressive way of doing things for the organization.  Maintain a highly organized office atmosphere.
The Executive Director will open and provided support for the Osage Welcome/Visitors Center. The Executive Director will supervise the Welcome/Visitors Center when open and communicate/coordinate with the City of Osage as needed for maintenance and upkeep. 

EDUCATION AND WORK EXPERENCE
Associate degree in business or secretarial science (2-year program) or equivalent experience.  Typically has 18 months to 3 years’ experience in administrative/clerical positions in a business setting.
General knowledge of administrative practices and procedures.  Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.  Must have a working knowledge of electronic spreadsheets, word processing, electronic mail, etc.  Professional appearance and presentation.  Detail oriented.  Must be able to work in a team environment.
General office environment.  Close mental and visual attention.  May require working in a seated position for long periods of time using hand- wrist motions to operate a computer.  Moderate levels of stress may occur.  May require moving heavy supplies from location to location within the facility, including moving up and down stairs.  May require shoveling snow and light office cleaning as needed.

This position may require you to work outside the normal business hours and more than 40 hours a week.  You may receive calls at home to support people that are on the road or needing questions answered in order to resolve member situations or other problems.