Chamber of Commerce Brantford Brant              

Job Posting

Title: Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

Reports to: Chamber of Commerce Brantford Brant Board of Directors

Salary Range: TBD (commensurate with experience)

Location: Chamber of Commerce Brantford Brant, 77 Charlotte St, Brantford ON N3T 2W8

 

Position Summary

The CEO acts as the chief officer of the Chamber of Commerce Brantford Brant (Chamber) and is responsible and accountable to the Board of Directors for:

  • Leadership and day-to- day operations of the Chamber
  • Operating within Board-approved By-laws and policies
  • Developing business/financial/communication/marketing/human resources/advocacy plans and budget
  • Building and maintaining relationships with key stakeholders including the municipalities of Brantford and Brant, elected officials of the all levels of governments, the Canadian and Ontario Chambers of Commerce, other local chambers, the media, local business leaders, suppliers, the business community Chamber members and other stakeholders including volunteers and partners of the Chamber

Key Accountabilities

Strategic Planning and Policies:

Recognized experience working successfully with a Board of Directors and the Executive Committee:

  • Skilled in developing and executing the Chamber’s strategic plan, annual budget and business plans
  • Ensure full and complete compliance with By-laws, policies and government regulations and statutes
  • Maintain the integrity and viability of Chamber finances Including: operating expenditures, monthly financial reviews/updates and recommendations to the Board of Directors and the Executive Committee

 

Operations:

Proven skills in managing the achievement of objectives in relation to The Chamber’s overall image and standing in the community through:

  • Advocacy, membership, revenues, expenses, programs and services, public relations, employee relations, stakeholder relations
  • Proper stewardship of all chamber assets and facilities including property management and tenant leases
  • Supervision and offering feedback to Board on all committee/task force activities.
  • Providing guidance and direction to committee chairs in relation to programs, seminars, meetings, events and policy activities.
  • Representing the Chamber, whenever possible, at official Chamber events and functions

 

Human Resources:

Demonstrated ability to optimize staff performance through open communications and teamwork:

  • Recruit, select, train, manage and direct the activities and performance of all staff of the Chamber, in alignment with strategic objectives.
  • Administer all Human Resources policies as prescribed by Board

Stakeholder & Public Relations and Communications                                   

Confirmed capability to build and cultivate relationships with all stakeholder including:

  • City of Brantford and County of Brant, post secondary institutions, members of the federal, provincial and municipal governments, the Canadian and Ontario Chambers of Commerce, other local Chambers of Commerce, the media, volunteers, and the overall business community.
  • Represent the Chamber on various municipal committees and with other leading partner organizations.
  • Act as the official Chamber spokesperson at the request of the President of the Board or in the event the President of the Board is not available
  • Maintain positive relationships within the Chamber, its members, volunteers, other clients and suppliers
  • Ensure the Chamber is appropriately represented at any relevant business and public events, including representation by the President, members of the Board, and staff
  • Oversee all communications from the Chamber on matters, including but not limited to, media releases, electronic newsletters, publications, marketing materials, and social media

Policy/ Advocacy

Verified skills to oversee the Chamber’s advocacy plan as approved by the Board of Directors, ensuring formal positions and submissions are well researched:

  • Actively participate in Canadian and Ontario Chamber policy conferences, committees, task forces, teleconferences and events
  • Monitor issues related to the business community and prepare briefings for the Chamber Board and committee.

Education

  • Post-secondary education in business, public administration, political science, communications, commerce or a related discipline
  • Working knowledge of information communications technology, including computer software such as MS Office, CRM systems, and social media

The Ideal Candidate Will Have:

  • Five to seven years in a senior leadership role in the not-for-profit or private sectors and/or with comparable business associations
  • Solid business management skills with a strong working knowledge of a variety of business functions including finance, sales/marketing, communications, public relations and human resources.
  • Proven Team Leadership abilities and a comprehensive understanding of non-for-profit governance working with volunteers
  • Impartial political acumen and understanding of government and public policy
  • Above average knowledge of the Brantford Brant community

Submit you resume and cover letter to: Charlene@brcc.ca

Closing Date: 4pm, April 5, 2019

We appreciate all those who express interest; however, only those candidates

chosen for an interview will be contacted.

 
   

Chamber of Commerce Brantford Brant

 

Position Description

 

Title: Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

Reports to: Chamber of Commerce Brantford Brant Board of Directors

Salary Range: TBD (commensurate with experience)

Location: Chamber of Commerce Brantford Brant, 77 Charlotte St, Brantford ON N3T 2W8

 

Position Summary:

 

The CEO acts as the chief officer of the Chamber of Commerce Brantford Brant (Chamber). As such, the position holder is responsible and accountable to the Board of Directors for the leadership and day-to- day operations of the Chamber, for operating within Board-approved By-laws and policies, and for developing and implementing business/financial/communication/marketing/human resources/advocacy plans and budgets.

 

The CEO is responsible for building and maintaining relationships with key stakeholders including the municipalities of Brantford and Brant, elected officials of the federal, provincial and municipal governments, the Canadian and Ontario Chambers of Commerce, other local chambers, the media, local business leaders, suppliers, the business community, Chamber members and other stakeholders including volunteers and partners of the Chamber.

 

Dimensions:

Number of Staff: 4.6 FTE

Business Members: 675 companies Total Operating Budget: $600,000

 

 

Key accountabilities:

 

1.   Strategic Planning and Policies

-        Work with the Board of Directors and the Executive Committee, taking a lead role in developing and executing the                         Chamber’s strategic plan, annual budget and business plans.

-        Ensure full and complete compliance with By-laws, policies and government regulations and statutes.

-        Ensure the integrity and viability of Chamber finances, including control of operating expenditures, monthly financial                     reviews/updates and recommendations to the Board of Directors and the Executive Committee.

 

2.   Operations

             -        Manage and ensure the achievement of objectives with respect to advocacy, membership, revenues, expenses, programs
                   and services, public relations, employee relations, stakeholder relations, and the Chamber's overall image and standing in
                   the community.

             -        Ensure proper stewardship of all chamber assets and facilities including property management and tenant leases

             -        Supervise and provide feedback to Board on all committee/task force activities
             -
      Provide guidance and direction to committee chairs in relation to programs, seminars, meetings, events and policy activities
             -
      Represent the Chamber, whenever possible, at official Chamber events and functions.

 

3.   Human Resources

-        Hire, train, manage and direct the activities and performance of all staff of the Chamber, in alignment with strategic                          objectives.

       -        Determine appropriate level of personnel and other resources required to achieve chamber goals, and the applicable                    organizational structure, subject to budget approval by Board.

               -        Administer all Human Resources policies as prescribed by Board.
              
-        Encourage effective and positive working relationships amongst staff, open communications and teamwork, in order to
                     optimize staff performance

 

 

4.   Stakeholder & Public Relations and Communications
 

       -        Build and cultivate relationships with all stakeholders including: City of Brantford and County of Brant, post secondary institutions,              members of the federal, provincial and municipal governments, the Canadian and Ontario Chambers of Commerce, other local                  Chambers of Commerce, the media, volunteers, and the overall business community.

-        Where appropriate, represent the Chamber on various municipal committees and with other leading partner organizations.

-        Act as the official Chamber spokesperson at the request of the President of the  Board or in the event the President of the Board is not available

-        Maintain positive relationships within the Chamber, its members, volunteers, other clients and suppliers.

-        Ensure the Chamber is appropriately represented at any relevant business and public events, including representation by the President, members of the Board, and staff.

-        Oversee any and all communications from the Chamber on any matters, including but not limited to, media releases, electronic newsletters, publications, marketing materials, and social media.

 

5.   Policy/ Advocacy
 

-        Oversee the Chamber’s advocacy plan as approved by the Board of Directors, ensuring formal positions and submissions            are well researched.

-        Actively participate in Canadian and Ontario Chamber policy conferences, committees, task forces, teleconferences and               events.

-        Monitor issues related to the business community and prepare briefings for the Chamber Board and committees.

 

Key Attributes:
 

-         Experience or knowledge of the reporting structure between senior staff and a Board of Directors
-        Post secondary education in business, public administration, political science, communications, commerce or a related discipline
-        Five to seven years in a senior leadership role in the not-for-profit or private sectors and/or with comparable business                            associations
-        Solid business management skills with a strong working knowledge of a variety of business functions including finance,                       sales/marketing, communications, public relations and human resources.
-        Proven team leadership abilities, and a solid understanding of non-for-profit governance and working with volunteers
-        Ability to build and cultivate productive relationships with a wide range of stakeholders
-        Solid interpersonal  and mediation skills
-        Strong communication skills, including ease with public speaking
-        Impartial political acumen and understanding of government and public  policy
-        Above average knowledge of the Brantford Brant community
-        Superior knowledge of government relations and the legislative responsibilities and mandates of all three levels of government
-        Strong sense of and commitment to superior and ethical governance practices
-        Working knowledge of information communications technology, including computer software such as MS Office, CRM systems,           and social media

Bill 148: Chamber Expresses Concern to Ministry of Labour

Recently, members of the Chamber of Commerce Brantford-Brant were mailed a voting ballot for the position of one director to be elected to the 2017-2018 Board of Directors. The two candidates are:

Derek Bond, Owner of Derek Bond Entertainment
Peter Choma, Vice President, Commercial & Agricultural Banking, RBC (Royal Bank)

Please click on the corresponding name above to view the individual's bio.

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