Jorgenson Consulting will lead the executive search to find Colorado Springs Chamber & EDC's next CEO.
Position: President and CEO
Reports to: Board of Directors
Direct Reports: 21
The President & Chief Executive Officer ("CEO") plans, directs and implements policies and practices to meet strategic objectives established by the Board of Directors. The CEO provides strategic direction, vision, and management for the programs and personnel of the Colorado Springs Chamber & EDC (“company”) and its affiliates. He/she demonstrates expertise in strategic planning, member sales and services, economic development, public policy, program management, nonprofit governance and operations, finance and accounting, public speaking, and fundraising. He/she has full responsibility for financial performance, fiscal stability, and compliance. He/she will be a dynamic leader with the ability to manage current programs while developing new initiatives and partnerships with other business and community organizations to achieve regional goals and objectives.
The CEO meets regularly with the Board of Directors in accordance with the by-laws and reports to the Board's Executive Committee.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Strategic Planning and Implementation – At the direction of the Board, the CEO executes the strategic plan for the company and, with senior staff, creates and executes an annual operating plan.
Nonprofit Governance and Operations – The CEO ensures the Board, governance bodies, and volunteer leaders are adequately informed and actively engaged in supporting the mission and programs of the company.
Member Services and Sales – The CEO is responsible for the overall performance of the company's membership activities, including recruitment, cultivation, and retention.
Economic Development – The CEO is responsible for overseeing the company's leading regional role in economic development, including business retention and expansion, company attraction, talent attraction, workforce development, and education, placemaking, innovation, and regional collaboration with local and state agencies and other organizations.
Defense Development – The CEO is responsible for overseeing the company’s role in engaging with the military community, advocating for regional military installations, and serving as a bridge between the business and military communities. The CEO co-chairs the Colorado Defense Alliance, a statewide collaboration.
Public Policy – The CEO is responsible for overseeing the company’s role in advocating public policy that creates and cultivates a strong regional business climate.
Program Management – The CEO oversees and evaluates the programs and events of the company, including staffing and resources, design, budget, schedule, structure, implementation, and post hoc
Regional Leadership and Collaboration – The CEO is responsible for ensuring the organization leads and collaborates with key partners in the region from public, private, and nonprofit sectors to advance the mission and vision of the company.
Public Relations and Outreach – The CEO is the chief brand ambassador for the company, ensuring a dynamic and forward-thinking public image for the organization that involves strategies for marketing, communications, media relations, community relations. The CEO will have an active and energetic role in public speaking.
Finance and Accounting – The CEO ensures the company establishes and follows generally accepted accounting and financial practices that ensure organizational liquidity and solvency, achieve annual budget goals, sustain operations, maintain a reserve balance, and grow capacity for new initiatives.
Fundraising – The CEO oversees the company’s 501(c)(3) foundation and is responsible for its programs and activities, donor engagement and philanthropic relations, grant applications, growth, and impact.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
Strategic vision with extensive and nuanced skills to drive mission attainment, operational outcomes, and change management
Demonstrated skills in organizational leadership, resource alignment, talent development, team building, and performance management
Demonstrated acumen in industry, entrepreneurship, and innovation
Highly developed interpersonal skills and emotional intelligence
Adept at coalition building, relationship management, and negotiating complex agreements
Exceptional communication skills both in writing and orally with members, potential members, elected officials, community organizations, media outlets, and the Board of Directors
Strong understanding of the political landscape for change and collaboration with civic leaders and partner organizations
Integrates diversity, equity, and inclusion awareness and practices throughout the organization.
Skilled in dispute intervention and resolution
Possesses and demonstrates high standards of integrity, work ethic, trustworthiness, likeability, and personal responsibility
Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite necessary
Additional Salary Information: The CSCEDC CEO annual salary range is from $175,000 to $220,000 and commensurate with experience and qualifications. This includes the following benefits: Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, Retirement, and relocation assistance for out of region candidates.
About Colorado Springs Chamber & EDC
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