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1/3/2018 General
Career Opportunity: Greater Kokomo Economic Development Alliance

Greater Kokomo Economic Development Alliance
December 2017

Description: Manager, Greater Kokomo Chamber of Commerce

The position reports directly to the President/CEO.

Salary: Competitive and commensurate with experience

Location: Kokomo, IN

Type: Full Time

Qualifications:
? Bachelor’s Degree in economic development, urban planning, public or business administration, or closely related field; and experience in program implementation, marketing, and public outreach.
? Knowledge of operational characteristics, services and activities of a not-for-profit membership organization
? Knowledge of organizational and management practices as applied to the analysis and evaluation of programs, policies and operational needs
? Understanding of modern principles and practices of program development and administration
? Knowledge of research methods and sources of information regarding economic development
? Ability to organize and conduct complex planning and research studies and to formulate relevant recommendations based on such research
? Ability to direct, supervise, and coordinate several major projects concurrently
? Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships
? Self-motivated work ethic
? The ability to work both individually and as a part of a team
? An interdisciplinary approach working with multiple organizations, companies, directors and managers to create ownership of projects and shared successes
? Solid judgment with high standards of accuracy, responsiveness, integrity, and discretion.

Areas of Responsibility:
Duties to include, but not exclusive to the following:
? Responsible for managing the day-to-day operations and activities of the Greater Kokomo Chamber of Commerce
? Responsible for membership growth and retention of current members
? Develop and manages member benefits and services
? Serves as an advocate for area businesses
? Supports initiatives focused on economic development and placemaking
? Supports the delivery of the mission and vision of the Greater Kokomo Economic Development Alliance:
o Our vision: The Greater Kokomo Economic Development Alliance seeks to foster economic prosperity for Kokomo and Howard County through new investment, population growth, and the continued success of our area’s current businesses and residents.
o Our mission: The Greater Kokomo Economic Development aligns, links, and leverages resources to build community prosperity.

Additional Responsibilities:
• Serve as staff liaison to the Chamber Council
• Serve as the Alliance representative on related local committees and other community task forces
• Act as a liaison to the community and Alliance supporters
• Other tasks as assigned by the President/CEO

Expectations:

• Howard County residence upon job acceptance
• Availability to attend meetings outside of normal 8-5 office hours
• Work in a team environment in carrying out the mission of the Alliance
• Have an understanding and respect for the confidentiality of certain information

Review of candidates is expected to begin in January 2018 and continue until the position is filled. To apply submit a letter of interest and a resume outlining your appropriate work experience to: Charlie Sparks at csparks@greaterkokomo.com with the subject line “Chamber Manager.”

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