About the Community: San Angelo is big-city living with a small town feel. Developed along the banks of the Concho River, this historic West Texas city is rich in history with an outstanding quality of life. It is alive with culture. Year-round presentations of world-class music, theatre, fine arts and local artisans entertain the population of 100,000 plus. It is host to one of the nation’s largest PRCA rodeos and home to Angelo State University, ranked by The Princeton Review as one of the nation’s “Best Colleges” every year since 2010. San Angelo enjoys an outstanding relationship with Goodfellow AFB, one of the finest military bases in the U.S. The economy is deeply rooted in agriculture and is a financial and medical hub for the 13-county surrounding area. Long-standing national and international companies, such as Hirschfeld Industries and Ethicon, a Johnson & Johnson company, make it home. Growing companies, such as TimeClock Plus enjoy an exceptional workforce and work ethic in San Angelo. The Permian Basin, a leader in oil and gas production, is located just west of San Angelo. The proximity makes San Angelo an ideal site for oil-related companies. The Concho Valley is a mecca for hunting, fishing, and wildlife-associated recreation. The industry is a significant source of revenue for the nation and for our area. Listed recently in Forbes Magazine as “one of the seven places aspiring entrepreneurs should consider moving,” and in 2016 as “best small places for business and careers,” as well as 2014 “25 best places to retire,” San Angelo continues to gain national attention as a unique and remarkable community.
About the Chamber: The San Angelo Chamber of Commerce celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2016. It currently has over 1,100 active members and has been awarded a 4-Star Accreditation by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Of the almost 7,000 chambers in the U.S., only 199 are accredited. It is dedicated to creating a vibrant business community in the San Angelo area. The San Angelo Chamber of Commerce includes an Economic Development Division and a Convention and Visitor’s Bureau.
Title: President & CEO
Reports to: Board of Directors
The President/CEO is the chief executive officer of the San Angelo Chamber of Commerce and is accountable for the organization. The president oversees all program initiatives; membership recruitment, development and retention; hiring; training and supervision of staff; and developing and maintaining a collaborative working relationship between the San Angelo Chamber of Commerce, business, and the community-at-large to foster a robust business environment for the members and business community. He/she oversees the Economic Development Division and Convention and Visitor’s Bureau.
Through the budget and finance committee, the president is responsible for developing the Chamber budget and for all expenditures within the budget. He/she oversees the preparation of monthly financial statements of income and expenses and quarterly statements of expenses by departments. He/she ensures that financial records are audited annually. The president is responsible for the income of the Chamber.
With staff members, the president is responsible for maintaining the membership at a level that ensures necessary income for the operation of the program.
The president must lead the Chamber’s government affairs and military affairs efforts. He/she must develop and ensure contact with elected officials at the city, county, state, national level. The president must be aware of government issues and keep members informed on government actions that can affect the businesses and organizations.
The successful candidate will earn the respect of the board of directors, community, and key stakeholders by developing strong relationships and a long-term vision necessary for a thriving Chamber of Commerce. He/she will be a proven, results-oriented leader who motivates and inspires the Chamber’s volunteer leaders and staff in championing local business interests, growing the economy, and identifying new program opportunities that address issues of importance in San Angelo and surrounding communities.
The president directly supervises Vice President of Economic Development, Financial Administrator, Vice President of Convention & Visitors Bureau, Vice President of Member Relations
The president works closely with Events Coordinator, Membership Services Assistant, Membership Director Communications Coordinator, Economic Development Specialist
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and other Characteristics:
Strong leadership and organizational skills.
Consensus builder; inclusive and collaborative.
Excellent communication skills: written, verbal and presentation skills.
Ability to inspire confidence.
Ability to create strategic public/private partnerships, including building alliances with a wide range of constituencies and influencers.
Passionate, professional, enthusiastic.
Skilled in identifying opportunities and creating strategies to craft win-win outcomes.
Career track of established, documentable accomplishments in a complex operation.
Politically savvy; marketing savvy.
Strong business intelligence.
Four-year degree from an academic institution.
Minimum 5 years in an executive leadership role. Chamber management preferred.
Strong leadership and organizational skills.
Excellent verbal, written and presentation skills required.
High-level understanding of economic development and the tourism industry.
Salary and Closing Date:
Total compensation is commensurate with experience. Competitive benefits package offered.
To Confidentially Submit Interest:
Please submit a cover letter and resume’ no later than October 20, 2017.
Please include your current position and compensation.
San Angelo is big-city living with a small town feel. Nestled along the banks of the Concho River, this historic West Texas city is rich in history with an outstanding quality of life. It is alive with culture. Year-round presentations of world-class music, theatre, fine arts and local artisans entertain the population of 100,000. It is host to one of the nation’s largest PRCA rodeos and home to A...ngelo State University, ranked by The Princeton Review as one of the nation’s “Best Colleges” every year since 2010. San Angelo enjoys an outstanding relationship with Goodfellow AFB, one of the finest military bases in the U.S. The economy is deeply rooted in agriculture and is a financial and medical hub for the 13-county surrounding area. Long-standing, world-wide companies such as Johnson & Johnson and Hirschfeld Industries make it home. Growing companies, such as TimeClock Plus, enjoy the exceptional work ethic of San Angelo’s population. West Texas is a leader in oil and gas production. San Angelo is adjacent to some of the largest shale formations in the world, making it the ideal location for oil-related companies. A study by Thomas Tunstall at the Institute for Economic Development, estimates the 10-county region involved in the oil play will benefit by more than 30,000 jobs and $1.8 billion in salaries and benefits by 2022. The Concho Valley is a mecca for hunting, fishing, and wildlife-associated recreation. The industry is a significant source of revenue for the nation and for our area.