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De Pere Chamber of Commerce


The President/CEO provides vision, leadership, direction, and management oversight for the Chamber and is responsible for seeing that the strategic goals, program initiatives and policies of the Board are effectively implemented. The President/CEO is responsible for leading the chamber’s staff and volunteers to achieve the organization’s mission “to strengthen member businesses and enhance our community by building business success.” The President/CEO is responsible for the full range of activities to ensure the Chamber’s success in meeting its business advocacy, economic and community development, membership, revenue, and program goals and objectives.


  1. The President shall be the chief executive officer of the Chamber and shall have general and direct supervision and management of its property, affairs, business and operations.
  2. The President shall appoint and have direction over all employees of the Chamber.
  3. The President provides counsel to the Board and committees regarding public policy, programs, and other key initiatives and serves as the principal advocate and spokesperson for the Chamber in conjunction with the Chair.
  4. The President is responsible for administering the strategic direction set by the board and Executive committee.
  5. The president shall maintain continuity and consistency in programming of the Chamber (501(c)(6)), and the De Pere Area Chamber of Commerce Foundation, Inc. (501(c)(3)).
  6. The President works closely with a wide range of constituencies throughout the De Pere area region in the public, private, and not-for-profit sectors to build support and coalitions consistent with the Chamber’s overall business, economic, and community development mission and priorities.
  7. In concert with the Chair, the President fosters the engagement of the Board and the membership at-large in the Chamber’s activities.
  8. The President will be responsible for carrying out policies and plans established by the Executive Committee and approved by the Board of Directors.
  9. Responsible for membership growth, fundraising and organizational development to support core functions of: economic development, business advocacy, education & leadership training, programming, and member services.
  10. In conjunction with the Board Treasurer, presents to the Board an annual budget and work plan for the organization which supports the strategic plan.
  11. Develops and maintains effective relationships with public and private sector leaders and groups to promote the mission of the Chamber and its Foundation.
  12. Serves as the organizations primary external contact and spokesperson, including interaction with the media, community organizations, and others as appropriate. Acts as a liaison including public speaking to business groups, service clubs, local units of government, non-profit agencies, and state and federal government.
  13. Provides leadership for building an organizational culture among the De Pere Area Chamber staff which promotes productivity and customer service at the highest possible level.
  14. Collaborate with other organizations to enhance products, services, and economic development.
  15. Facilitates a visitation program with existing and new businesses to increase membership, address concerns, and encourage active participation at Chamber membership events.
  16. Interact with chamber members to better understand their needs and to receive feedback about the Chamber services and ideas about new services; encourage active participation, at Chamber events: recruit new members: conduct formal needs assessment of members and non members; and conduct membership drives.


  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year university in business, finance or economic development, plus two years of related experience is preferred. Excellent analytical ability to collect, analyze and interpret wide variety of economic data.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, speaking and interpersonal skills in order to communicate effectively. The ability to provide high-level leadership and to interact with people at all levels.
  • Ability to develop a strong working rapport, establish credibility, and maintain excellent relationships with co-workers, Members, executives, volunteers, and committee members.
  • Ability to display a polished professional image and follow through on commitments made in order to promote and uphold the Chamber/Foundations image and integrity.
  • Ability to plan, implement and manage to completion specific projects and programs.
  • Ability to listen and question company management to determine service needs.
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision and the flexibility to adapt to constant change.
  • Ability to analyze programs and services for maximum Member value.
  • Ability to respond promptly in stress and pressure situations with poise. Ability to handle and prioritize multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • Highly organized, detail oriented and dependable. Self-starter who tries to achieve goals beyond minimum level of performance.
  • Working knowledge of computer word processing and spreadsheet software, Internet and email software, and social media. Ability to learn industry specific software relating to property listings and company database.
  • Possess a valid driver’s license in order to travel to Member locations, Chamber/Foundation programs and events. Ability to travel via auto, plane or other transit within the state or country.
  • Ability to deal effectively with internal/external personnel while maintaining a positive, can-do attitude. Ability to withstand negative or emotional communication without wanting to retaliate or feel personally affected.
  • Ability to maintain strict confidentiality in all phases of work.

The above statements are intended to describe the essential functions and related requirements of persons assigned to this job. They are not intended as an exhaustive list of all job duties, responsibilities and requirements.

Please send resume and cover letter to Ryan Kraft at

Jefferson Chamber of Commerce

The Jefferson Chamber of Commerce is seeking a highly energetic, motivated, and results-driven individual to fill the position of Executive Director. The City of Jefferson is a dynamic community where tranquil country living meets a culture of professional innovation and growth.

Primary Responsibilities

  • The Executive Director will oversee and provide direction for the Jefferson Chamber of Commerce in the following areas:
  • Implement and execute short- and long-range plans and programs initiated by Jefferson Chamber of Commerce.
  • Meet and recruit new businesses.
  • Maintain daily and monthly financials in QuickBooks. Manage payroll and reporting.
  • Prepare monthly agenda, financial reports, organize and facilitate board meetings.
  • Prepare and monitor annual budget. Manage monthly payables and receivables.
  • Maintain and/or accuracy of membership data & information in the office.
  • Respond to member requests for information and support.
  • Schedule new member photo and welcome new businesses.
  • Oversee duties and responsibilities of Administrative Assistant.
  • Engage with members to continually support their business challenges.
  • Attend/ Coordinate all special events and meetings. Some early mornings, nights and weekends are required.


  • Strong organizational abilities including strategic planning, event planning and program development.
  • Demonstrated experience in budgeting including preparation, analysis, decision- making and reporting.
  • Marketing, public relations and fundraising experience with the ability to engage a wide range of stakeholders.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Skills in collaboration and motivation of board members, volunteers, and donor groups.
  • Demonstrated commitment to high ethical standards, personal performance, and accountability.
  • Ability to work flexible hours to meet the needs of the organization and travel to various locations throughout Jefferson County.
  • Working knowledge of computer programs including Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint & Publisher), WordPress, Constant Contact, Chamber Master and QuickBooks is preferred.
  • Experience with filing monthly 941 and quarterly tax reports for Federal and State is preferred.
  • An Associate or Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field such as business, public relations, sales, or marketing is preferred or equivalent experience


  • Compensatory Time
  • Six Paid Holidays
  • Mileage Reimbursement (Outside of City Limits)
  • Vacation Time (After 90 days)

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $32,000-37,000 per year

Please send cover letter, resume and references to Tina Szada at

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