State Chamber Jobs Board
Below are open job listings for state chambers of commerce. If state chamber members would like to add a job listing, please email new listings to COSC.
VP of Economic Development and Technology, Indiana Chamber of Commerce
Serve as the Chamber’s lobbyist on economic development and technology matters. Work as a team with other Chamber lobbyists to establish, promote and maintain strong relationships by the Government Affairs staff with customers, legislators, regulators, corporate government affairs staff, trade association representations and other stake-holders.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Day-to-day lobbying: Prepare and deliver testimony, legislator visits, interim study committees, grass roots activities, issues meetings, coalition development and execution and issue development planning.
Work with the General Assembly, Governor’s office and relevant state departments on issues of importance to the business community.
Work with other Chamber lobbyists to plan and allocate duties, responsibilities and resources.
Maintain high and current knowledge of economic development and technology issues, as well as general knowledge of all government affairs issue areas.
Build, maintain and utilize relationships with internal and external stakeholders to benefit Indiana’s business community. Serve as spokesperson of the Chamber, when needed.
Answer member inquiries based on economic development and technology issues.
Communications - write and/or provide information for: media interviews, speeches, articles/letters to editor, e-newsletters (Interim Updates and Legislative Report), session documents (Legislative Business Issues and Legislative Agenda) and post-session publications (Legislative Vote Analysis and Chamber ROI).
Network and build relationships with other lobbyists, local chambers, members, committee members and coalition partners.
Work with other lobbyists on government affairs division matters: budget development and review, performance reviews and expense control.
Staff economic development and technology committees.
Represent Chamber at fundraisers for members of the House and Senate as assigned.
When needed, represent the Chamber with other lobbyists, local chambers, members, media and the public.
Bachelor’s Degree in business administration, public administration, technology or a related field, plus 10+ years experience in government affairs, business or public administration.
MBA, MPA, JD or other advanced degree in the economic development and technology policy field desirable.
Strong familiarity with legislative and regulatory processes.
Strong knowledge in assigned legislative fields with respect to their laws and regulations.
Training in local government, association management, business administration, legislative processes, government affairs, and written and oral communications.
High degree of proficiency in communication, relationship building, writing and speaking. Strong organizational, leadership and team-building skills. Perseverance, patience and persistence with respect to legislative and regulatory pursuits.
Flexible with varying work hours.
Email all resumes to:
Michelle Kavanaugh, SPHR
Director, Human Resources
Indiana Chamber of Commerce
President, Nebraska Chamber of Commerce & Industry
The Nebraska Chamber of Commerce & Industry, Lincoln NE, has almost 2,000 members, representing 275,000 individuals in more than 150 Nebraska communities; budget of approximately $1.7MM, reserves of $1+MM, staff of 8. Unique among all state legislatures due to Unicameral, single-house system with 49 senators. Chamber provides a variety of programs and services to its members, including statewide leadership program, Political Action Committee (with a separate 10-member Board), workshops, special events, communications and other member services. Website: www.nechamber.net
President reports to the Chair of a 60-member Board of Directors comprised of business leaders from across the state and works closely with 11-member Executive Committee. This executive directs activities to further achieve the mission, goals and objectives of the organization and works with an array of constituents including members, the business and professional community, the Legislature, the Governor, the media and citizens.
Ideal candidate: top executive of a successful state or large regional chamber of commerce or related significant trade association; the“#2” or other senior-level executive at these organizations; an executive from a complex private or public-sector entity who has strong business advocacy experience; a senior public policy executive from a large metropolitan chamber of commerce. Minimum of 10 years progressively responsible leadership experience.
Outstanding opportunity for an established executive to continue to expand the impact of a successful state chamber thereby building on Nebraska’s reputation as an outstanding place for businesses to prosper. The state’s unicameral Legislature presents both challenges and opportunities, making the Chamber’s role as the chief business and policy advocate of greater importance than ever.
Full Position Profile available here.
The State of Nebraska in the heart of the United States and has earned the reputation as one of the Midwest’s most beloved states. Home to over 1.9 million people, its largest cities include Omaha, Lincoln, Bellevue and Grand Island. With a rich agricultural and livestock history, Nebraska has a diverse economy including health services, insurance, agriculture, food processing and education. As the capital city of Nebraska, Lincoln has a population of 262,000. www.livelovelincoln.org
Contact: For more information or to apply please contact Waverly Partners, the executive search firm retained by the Nebraska Chamber of Commerce & Industry on this search and the “preferred provider” of executive search services of the Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives.
Email: NebraskaChamber @Waverly-Partners.com
Deborah M. Galbraith, Managing Director & Principal, Kansas City KS 785-856-9273
Eric N. Peterson, Managing Director & Principal, Cleveland OH
President & CEO, Greater North Dakota Chamber
The Board Directors of the Greater North Dakota Chamber, located in Bismarck ND, seeks a highly qualified, experienced and educated individual to assume the duties of President/Chief Executive Officer. This person will be responsible for the management of a 1,000 member not-for-profit, broadly-based business organization. Candidate must exhibit strong organizational, management, financial, interpersonal and written/verbal communication skills. Job includes working with state and federal legislatures, government officials on the state and federal levels, and membership of the organization. Salary and benefits are commensurate with experience. A bachelor’s degree; or 10 years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Advanced degree and/or professional development is preferred (IOM, CCE or ASAE).
Visit https://www.ndchamber.com/now-hiring for full job description. Send resume and cover letter to Search Committee, PO Box 2639, Bismarck ND, 58502 or Susan Daou, firstname.lastname@example.org. Application close date is November 15, 2017.
Director of Membership Salas & Services, Virginia Chamber of Commerce
The Virginia Chamber of Commerce seeks a Director of Membership Sales & Services who will report to the President & CEO. This position is responsible for all aspects of membership sales and services and will have an opportunity to develop and manage a sales team. The Director will preferably have experience in association membership sales and understand the value of legislative and public policy advocacy. The Director will be able to communicate a sales vision that clearly defines how the sales organization will meet and exceed the Virginia Chamber goals. The ideal person will have a positive, upbeat attitude with a focus on accomplishing the Virginia Chamber mission.
Please send introductory letter, resume, and salary history via email or mail to:
Virginia Chamber of Commerce
919 East Main Street, Suite 900
Richmond, VA 23219
ATTN: Donna Hale, Director of Operations. No phone calls please.
Base Salary Range: $68,000 to $78,000 – commensurate with experience, plus commission anticipated to be an equal amount.