President - Statesboro-Bulloch Chamber of Commerce, GA

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The Statesboro-Bulloch Chamber of Commerce is accepting applications for the position of President. The organization’s current president is retiring in December.

A description of the position and its responsibilities and requirements follows.

Candidates should provide a resume, at least two references and a 250-300 word statement on their “vision for a Chamber of Commerce in the 21st century” along with the attached application.

The deadline for applications is October 1, 2019. Applications and any questions should be directed to Phyllis Thompson: or mailed to P.O. Box 303, Statesboro, GA 30459.

Founded in 1925 and located in the heart of coastal Georgia in the home of Georgia Southern University, the Statesboro-Bulloch Chamber of Commerce is a membership-based non-profit organization that integrates over 600 member businesses, local non-profits, government, and mission-driven industries to serve and enhance a vibrant community of more than 77,000 citizens.

Description/Job Summary

The Statesboro-Bulloch Chamber of Commerce is looking for a dynamic, well organized, leader to serve as President. The President will report directly to the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors and serves as the Chief Executive Officer. The President is responsible for the overall operation of the chamber, including strategic planning, budget and financial management, management and supervision of staff, and promoting and enhancing the economic well-being of member businesses and the community.


•  Coordinate and Promote Advocacy Program.

-Participate in and deploy long-range strategic planning for improvement of the Chamber and local business community.

-Oversee the design, promotion, and delivery of quality programs and members services to fulfill the Chamber’s Mission and Vision.

-Promote member growth and retention.

-Keep the membership informed on relevant government issues.

-Speak on behalf of the Chamber at City Council, County Commission, and other public meetings as necessary.

-Maintain records of board and member approved positions on issues and provide necessary advocacy.

•  Provide Operational Administration

-Fulfill duties on behalf of the Executive Committee for Chamber programs, planning and operations. -

-Advise and inform Board members, interface between Board and staff, and maintain communications with Board and all Chamber constituents.

-Maintain continual contact with the Chair of the Board and provide monthly reports to the Board of Directors on the status of the organization.

-Assist the Chair of the Board in committee selections and assignments.

•Establish Financial Integrity and Accountability

-Recommend annual budget for Board approval.

-Manage the organization’s resources within budget guidelines.

•  Effectively Manage Human Resources

-Employ, train, supervise and direct all staff.

-Provide motivation and direction for staff and volunteer leaders.

-Engage in continuing program of professional and personal improvements and keep up to date with trends in the field.

Required Skills


  • Strong interpersonal skills to effectively cultivate relationships with prospects, members, volunteers, and community
  • Strong organizational
  • Financial Management: Experience developing and managing budgets


  • Internally Motivated
  • Detail Oriented
  • Communication (Verbal and Written)
  • Relationship Management
  • Priority Setting

Preferred Experience

  • Five to seven years of Chamber/Economic Development or similar related business

Required Education

  • Bachelor’s

Please click here to download the application