New Ulm Chamber of Commerce

President & CEO

New Ulm Area Chamber of Commerce
Job Description

Job Description: President / CEO


  • College degree preferred but not required
  • Chamber of Commerce or association executive experience preferred
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, computer skills and organizational skills
  • Ability to motivate and manage staff and volunteers
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously and respond to organizational needs in prompt and timely fashion

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • General management and coordination of all Chamber initiatives, activities and programs.
  • Provide leadership and guidance to ensure the Chamber policies are followed while also meeting key objectives each year.
  • Enhance the Chamber’s brand and its public image attributes, including effectiveness and growth.
  • Maintain a positive work environment and supervise work of the Chamber staff.
  • Must exercise discretion in dealing with confidential data.

Summary of Duties and Responsibilities

  • Chamber Initiatives
  • Guides the development and implementation of Chamber initiatives, projects, activities and programs in alignment with the Chamber’s mission and vision
  • Chamber Mission: Encourage economic growth in our community by supporting our members through business development, networking, education, advocacy and access to resources.
  • Chamber Vision: Growth. Culture. Community.
  • Membership Maintenance
  • Directs all membership solicitation efforts of the organization, including solicitation of new members and the maintenance of current memberships in conjunction with the Willkommen Committee.
  • Maintains open communication and connection with all members on a consistent basis.
  • Prepares and assists in preparing membership solicitation letters to prospects, along with other material pertinent to membership building.
  • Directs preparation of prospect lists for membership solicitations.
  • Directs follow-up or contact of all delinquent members for renewal of membership.
  • Focuses on recruitment and retention.
  • Member and Public Relations
  • Responsible for all communication to the membership and general public.
  • Maintains personal contact with members by addressing concerns and providing support to existing members.
  • Always conveys the Chamber in a positive way both personally and professionally in light of the public scrutiny of the position. This includes, but is not limited to, media interviews in print, television or radio.
  • Always considers the best interests of the Chamber of Commerce in both personal and professional settings.
  • Record Keeping
  • Oversees the management of proper financial records for members, including proper billing, recording of dues, and classification.
  • Directs maintenance of all current membership files and maintenance of master prospect card files.
  • Directs preparation and reviews monthly reports concerning membership and finance for officers and directors.
  • Handles all correspondence to members regarding membership status or change in status in reference to dues, assignees, due dates, or other membership information.
  • Personnel (Staff)
  • Has general responsibility for solution of all personnel problems.
  • Employs needed personnel.
  • Conducts regular staff conferences to help each staff member understand the job assignment and the work of the entire organization.
  • Counsels with individual staff members.
  • Responsible for a high level of staff morale.
  • Provides professional development and growth opportunities for staff members.
  • Responsible to report major problems for discussion with the Board of Director’s Executive Committee.
  • Committees
  • Supervises or delegates supervision and management of all committees, including scheduling meetings and preparing notices and reports.
  • Assists the Board Chair or responsible officer in selecting qualified personnel for committee work.
  • Directs processing of appointments to committees.
  • Directs or organizes specific motivation of volunteer leadership to follow through.
  • Policy
  • In consultation with the Board of directors (and the Executive Committee) plans long-range policies for achievement of important community goals.
  • Reviews proposals for policy changes originating in committee or elsewhere.
  • Places proposals on agenda for board action (with recommendation).
  • Upon approval of proposal, works with staff and/or committees for implementation of policies.
  • Finance
  • Management of organization’s finances.
  • Directs preparation of the annual budget in conjunction with the Finance Committee and the Executive Committee.
  • Develops general plans for meeting the budget.
  • Submits budget for approval of the Board of Directors; approves all specific expenditures coming under the budget adopted by the Board.
  • Adjusts staff salaries within prescribed brackets; directs office maintenance, including replacement of equipment, and directs purchase of additional equipment.
  • Directs preparation of financial statement on monthly or quarterly basis for Board of Directors as prescribed by bylaws.
  • Signs or countersigns checks in accordance with bylaws.
  • All Other Duties As Assigned
  • From time to time, other duties and responsibilities may arise.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $55,000.00 to $60,000.00 /year


  • Relevant: 1 year (Preferred)


  • Paid time off
  • Flexible schedule

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New Ulm Area Chamber of Commerce
1 N Minnesota St
New Ulm, MN 56073

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