**Deadline: Monday, April 9th, 2021**
Tucson Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
Position: President & Chief Executive Officer
Classification: Exempt Directors
Compensation: The President & Chief Executive Officer is expected to earn an attractive compensation package; appropriate benefits and some relocation assistance will be provided.
The Tucson Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (“the Chamber”) is investor-based business advocacy and economic expansion organization that represents more than 1,800 businesses that employ more than 160,000 employees in Tucson and Pima County. Small business makes up more than 60% of the Chamber’s investors, along with large corporations, nonprofit agencies, colleges, and universities. Much of Pima County employment centers on service, education, healthcare, retail, travel and tourism, manufacturing, defense, and public-sector industries. The Chamber seeks to lead and advocate for a successful community
The Chamber is focused on economic expansion and job creation through helping retain and expand local businesses, fostering business growth and job creation and promoting the Tucson and southern Arizona community. Through a strong and structured advocacy program along with workforce development efforts, the organization supports an active Advocacy Committee, a diverse group of under-40 young professionals.
For more information about the Chamber, please visit our website: www.tucsonhispanicchamber.org,
The President & Chief Executive Officer position is based in the Chamber’s offices at 823 E Speedway Blvd, Tucson, AZ 85719; telephone (520) 620-0005.
The President & Chief Executive Officer (“CEO”) of the Chamber reports to the Chair of the Board; the Chair leads a four-member Executive Committee and 17 other Board members. The Executive Committee includes the Chair, Past Chair, Vice-Chair, Treasurer, and Secretary; the CEO is an ex officio member of the Executive Committee.
The CEO supervises the Director of Operations, Business Development Director, Events & Marketing Manager, Office Manager and volunteer staff.
Other important interactions include: executives and employees of Chamber investor organizations; local and county elected and appointed officials; state and national elected officials and their staffs; representatives of other public and private sector partnership organizations; education officials; members of the media.
The President & Chief Executive Officer (“CEO”) is the chief paid executive and administrative officer of the Chamber. The CEO is a key representative and advocates for business owners and employers in Tucson and Southern Arizona. This executive works to promote and strengthen communities by building prosperity through a healthy economy and strong business sector.
The President shall be the Chief Executive Officer of the Tucson Hispanic Chamber and shall be responsible and reports to the Board of Directors for the competent discharge of all duties normally attached to this office. The President shall be a non-voting member of the Board of Directors, Executive Committee, and an ex-officio member of all other councils and committees. Executive sessions may be held by the board of directors with or without a CEO.
The President & Chief Executive Officer’s primary responsibilities are to build strategic relationships, conduct a variety of outreach activities, represent Tucson Hispanic Chamber at public relations events, enhance and develop corporate relations, and manage and increase all incoming membership referrals.
ROLE & RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Identify innovative initiatives designed to encourage member retention, as well as efforts to recruit new members.
- Direct or coordinate the organization's financial and budget activities to grow and fund operations, recruit new members, and retain members.
- Confer with board members and staff members to discuss issues, initiate new activities, coordinate planned activities, or resolve problems.
- Responsible for fundraising and growing sales of memberships.
- Analyze operations of the organization to evaluate the performance of the Chamber itself or its staff in meeting objectives or to determine areas of cost reduction, program improvement, new opportunities, or policy change.
- Direct, plan, and implement policies, objectives, and activities of the Chamber to ensure continuing operations, maximize returns on investments for both the Chamber and its members, or to increase efficiency and productivity.
- Prepare an annual budget for approval by the Board of Directors, with responsibility for reporting performance versus budget monthly.
- Direct and coordinate the activities of the Chamber's events, fee structure, membership sales, and programs/services provided to members.
- Negotiate or approve contracts or agreements with suppliers, distributors, federal or state agencies, or other organizational entities.
- Preside over or serve on Tucson Hispanic Chamber committees.
- Prepare or present reports concerning activities, expenses, budgets, government statutes or rulings, or other items affecting Chamber services.
- Deliver speeches, write articles, or present information at meetings or conventions to promote services, exchange ideas, or accomplish objectives.
- Serve as a liaison between businesses, government, schools, and residents.
- Organize or approve promotional campaigns and new member initiatives.
- Represent and promote the Tucson Hispanic Chamber's objectives at community events and functions or delegate representatives to do so.
FINANCIAL AND FUNDRAISING
- Strengthen the organization’s financial position through fundraising, membership growth, and enhanced corporate partnerships and programs.
- Strengthen fundraising efforts for the THCC Foundation through grant writing to foundations, corporations, and governmental funding sources;
- Maintain accountability for the operations, fiscal strength of the organization within the policies set by the Board of the Directors under the advice of the finance committee, including preparation, maintenance of budgets, reporting mechanisms and accounting regarding all programs that are part of the Tucson Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and the Foundation.
- Conduct the official correspondence, keeps books of accounts, and maintain an accurate record of the proceedings of the board and executive committee;
- Shall be authorized to make disbursements on accounts for expenses, provided for in the budget, without the approval of the board;
- In the fourth quarter of each year, the president shall compile a program of work and a budget of estimated revenues expenses and submit to the executive committee;
- Create and maintain a detailed financial reporting structure that is delivered and shared with the Board monthly;
- Ensure the completion of annual financial audits and maintain a clean opinion;
- Lead and ensure a compliance program to ensure reporting and maintenance on non-profit, tax-exempt status.
STRATEGY AND PLANNING
- Serves as the chief advisor to the Board of Directors on implementation of programming, continually aligning with vision, mission, and goals of the organization, while growing the organization’s membership, resources, and scope of work.
- Oversees and coordinates a program of work as outlined in a strategic action plan, including membership recruitment and retention; advocacy efforts at the local, state, and federal levels of government; business and leadership development efforts, and all support functions in areas of communications, special events, and finance.
- Regularly reports on issues and events, including significant items occurring within or affecting the organization.
- Anticipate the policy/political, social, and economic issues that will affect the membership and business community and recommend appropriate action and/or response to government entities, the membership, and the region.
- Maintain and enhance the viability of the THCC and its mission in Tucson, the State, nation, and its international counterparts.
- Along with Chairman of the Board, serves as the lead representative of the organization and is primarily responsible for maintaining and enhancing the organization’s image/relationships with member organizations
PROGRAMS AND MEMBERSHIP
- Develop and lead the THCC programs and policy/advocacy agenda at the local, state, and federal levels.
- Acts as the chief liaison between the staff to the executive committee and board of directors in its concerted efforts to strengthen the Chamber’s platform of programs aimed at a small business, economic development, international trade, leadership development, and education.
- Develop and maintain the relationships and a collaboration model among local stakeholders, members, policymakers, businesses, nonprofits, and other areas of influence.
- In the absence of the chair and chair-elect of the board, acts as spokesperson on behalf of the chamber.
- Have the authority to employ and terminate all employees, determine employee compensation (within the approved budget limitations), and have general supervision over all employees;
- Manages staff through direct reports – Chief Operating Officer, Chief Financial Officer, and Chief Economic Development Officer.
- Build and direct a results-oriented team that delivers specific outcomes in all aspects of the THCC member services platform.
- Motivate and provide leadership for the staff in the planning and implementation of THCC policies and programs.
- Provide staff with development opportunities, as needed.
KNOWLEDGE AND SKILL REQUIREMENTS:
Work requires strong professional written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills. Ability to communicate and interact with a diverse community.
Experience in strategic planning and execution. Knowledge of contracting, negotiating, and change management. Skill in examining and re-engineering operations and procedures. Ability to develop financial plans and manage resources. Ability to analyze and interpret financial data. Knowledge of public relations principles and practices. Ability to develop and deliver presentations.
Proven leadership and management abilities, experience working with boards.
Strategic and visionary thinking about emerging trends and applicability to THCC agenda, mission, vision, and values.
Proven fundraiser, especially among the corporate sector.
Track record of attracting, developing, and retaining motivated professional staff.
A Bachelor's degree is required; an advanced degree in business, law, public administration, or related field is desirable. If a candidate’s professional experience includes chamber industry background, then a graduate of the U.S. Chamber’s Institute for Organization Management or the Western Association of Chamber Executives Academy or Certified Chamber Executive designation is preferred.
The ideal candidate must have a proven track record of success and may come from a variety of backgrounds such as: currently serving as the top executive within an innovative and effective comparably-sized Chamber of Commerce, or related significant business association; experience as a “#2” or other senior-level executives at a larger enterprise as noted above; or an executive from a complex private or public-sector entity. Significant Board interaction and experience recruiting and leading large numbers of volunteers is strongly desired.
Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
- Executive management experience (strong staff leadership and human resource development; has effectively led a complex organization).
- Government advocacy (advocacy experience on behalf of the business; has developed effective working relationships with elected/appointed officials and their staffs).
- Business/economic/development (has worked collaboratively with established public-sector delivery systems and private sector resources to effectively promote the business growth of a community, county or region).
- Resource development (experience with varied successful fund-raising activities including investor development programs, capital campaigns, publications and advertising, special events, dues and non-dues revenue campaigns).
- Volunteer organization experience (appreciates the value of voluntary organization structure and operating techniques; proven ability to motivate and utilize volunteers).
- Fiscal management (demonstrated ability to manage financial affairs of an organization; i.e., develop revenue sources and control expenditures so as to preserve financial stability).
- Collaborative relationships (demonstrated track record of developing effective partnerships among all sectors).
- Small business (programmatic success of serving small business enterprises and working with entrepreneurs).
- Planning (has successfully developed and implemented both operational and strategic plans).
- Military affairs (experience working closely with commanders and other leaders of military installations).
- Varied industries (interactions with executives and owners of diverse industries including service, education, healthcare, manufacturing, transportation/logistics, retail, tourism).
- Educational institutions (demonstrated collaboration with leaders of public school systems and private institutions along with community colleges and universities).
- Board relationships (significant involvement with Board development and recruitment, governance issues and Board of Director interactions).
- Nonprofit management (understands financial, legal and compliance basics of 501c organizations).
- Community/regional development (able to identify both local and regional issues and effectively manage interactions with regional organizations to achieve common goals).
- Established contacts (has developed and maintained regional and national connections with business, government and other public-sector organizations).
- Media/public relations (ability to effectively articulate goals, objectives and policy positions of the Chamber to the media and the community at large).
- Sales orientation (ability to market and promote the Chamber, Tucson region and work with the Chamber sales team).
- Bilingual (Spanish/English)
Job Type: Full-time
Pay: $60,000.00 - $80,000.00 per year
- 10 hour shift
- 8 hour shift
- Monday to Friday
- Leadership Experience: 5 years (Preferred)
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