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LCOC Job Opening

Author: Langley Chamber of Commerce

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Executive Director Position The Langley Chamber of Commerce (LCOC) is looking for an Executive Director (ED) to fill the key role of moving the

Executive Director Position

The Langley Chamber of Commerce (LCOC) is looking for an Executive Director (ED) to fill the key role of moving the Chamber forward. This position requires strong verbal and written communication skills, the ability to plan and implement a marketing plan, the ability to prioritize, the ability to understand the long-term implications of complex issues, good time management and interpersonal skills, and the ability to work well as part of a team.

The Director needs to be a self-starter with technical ability. The position requires a working knowledge of standard office software, email marketing platforms, as well as proficiency in QuickBooks and the Internet. A robust background with social media, traditional print media, and website design a must. Website development and graphic design experience a definite plus. College graduate preferred with a degree in advertising, business, marketing, public relations, or a related field. Appropriate experience may be substituted for a degree. Requires a diverse schedule.

Detailed Job Description

The ED is the senior manager for the LCOC and reports directly to the Board of Directors. The ED is responsible for providing strategic and operational leadership to the organization by working with the LCOC Board of Directors to establish long- and short-range goals. The ED directs and is responsible for the daily operation of the LCOC including marketing strategies and fulfillment, events coordination, fiscal management, personnel administration, and public relations. In addition, the ED manages the Langley Visitor Information Center (VIC) staff and volunteers ensuring full coverage of the VIC, as well as productivity of its staff members.

The Executive Director organizes monthly member meetings including speaker and monthly board meetings including agenda, minutes and ED report. The ED also represents the chamber within the community and is responsible for attending meeting, forums, and workshops in regards to the City of Langley, Island County, the Port of South Whidbey, the Island County Tourism Committee, and Island County Economic Development Council, and other government and non-government organizations as deemed necessary.

Qualifications / Experience Needed (in no particular order)

  • As the public face of the chamber in the community, the ED must exhibit integrity, fairness, open communication, and an ability to interact well with others without any political leaning.
  • Have demonstrated experience in budget development and execution.
  • A bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution and at least two years’ experience in as a manager OR at least five years of experience as a manager, director, or other leadership position, preferably with a non-profit or government organization.
  • Must have computer and office equipment skills.
  • Must be willing to work evenings and weekends as necessary.
  • Must be able to clearly communicate, in person, over the phone, and via written communication. Must be able to calmly and effectively react to and communicate with a diverse collection of community members.
  • Must have experience with Quickbooks

Responsibilities (in no particular order)

  • General accounting maintenance, as well as billing, payroll, reporting, budgeting, and projections. Must keep up on current regulations, new laws, etc.
  • Job responsibility includes new LCOC member acquisition, member retention/outreach, and member consulting and marketing.
  • VIC responsibilities included management of VIC staff,  VIC facilities and maintenance, creation of marketing materials, ordering of supplies, manage computer network & backups, and creation all support materials.
  • Events coordination includes management of volunteers and process flows, creation of a supporting marketing materials, creation of marketing plans, organizing logistics, insurance, permits, set up and tear down, participation solicitation, ability to work weekends and evenings, and ability to work with vendors.
  • Advocacy responsibilities include maintaining a seat/relationship on IC Tourism committee, attending City Council meetings, meeting with other chamber directors, attending community meeting, keeping up on bills in state government and write letters of support as needed, keeping up on local government situation and how they relate to chamber, attend community events and member happenings.
  • Grant writing including persuasive writing, budgeting, projections, and statistics.
  • Tourism marketing responsibilities include maintenance of the VisitLangley.com website including special events entry, and community calendar, as well as writing or procurement of website content. Use of Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram and respective ad manager. Ability to purchase online and traditional media and evaluate effectiveness. Ability to create collateral materials online and in print. Creation and distribution of press releases.
  • Member marketing responsibilities include entry and maintenance of member listings on the LCOC website as well as posting and sharing member info on various social media, creation and maintenance of VIC marketing materials, walking maps, brochures, binders, etc, and supporting member businesses.
  • Email marketing includes email collection and maintenance, creation of weekly and monthly newsletters, and ad-hoc communication. In addition, creation email marketing plan for events throughout the year.

To apply for this position, please email langley@whidbey.com with your current resume, a cover letter describing why you are right for this position, and a list of references.

Salary: Up to $47,500 per year, depending on experience

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