Apache Junction Chamber of Commerce seeking CEO candidates

“Shop local” banners outside the Apache Junction Chamber of Commerce, 567 W. Apache Trail. (Photo special to the Independent)

The Apache Junction Chamber of Commerce is seeking an entrepreneurial and dynamic chief executive officer who will oversee and manage all aspects of the chamber.

Compensation for the CEO position is to be a salary range of $65,000-$75,000 with potential for bonuses to be discussed annually. Salary is to be commensurate with experience and qualifications. Submit resumes to admin@ajchamber.com.

“Apache Junction is a thriving business community and the successful candidate will serve as the primary point of contact for the organization and be responsible for the chamber’s administration, member advocacy, public relations, finances and membership management,” according to a release.

Additional responsibilities include managing the Apache Junction Visitor Center, which is housed at chamber of commerce, 567 W. Apache Trail.

The Apache Junction Chamber of Commerce is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization focused on providing the resources and representation essential to the growth and development of the Apache Junction business community, according to the release.

Job description

The CEO is the primary, public-facing executive responsible for representing the Apache Junction Chamber of Commerce, according to the release.

“The CEO will manage all aspects of the organization including, but not limited to, various programs and sponsored events, administrative and operational duties, community relations and the supervision of three full-time support employees. In addition, the successful candidate will assist in the recruitment and support of numerous part-time volunteers of the visitor center,” it states.

The CEO will answer directly to the chamber’s board of directors and is subject to the direction of the board and guidance of the chamber’s executive committee, the release states.

“The CEO must enjoy working in a non-profit environment and be driven toward supporting our business community. The ideal candidate should have the ability to multitask and prioritize responsibilities, be innovative and self-motivated, and positively collaborate with leaders of the Superstition region. Strong interpersonal and communication skills are essential,” it states.

Required qualifications, according to the release, include:

  • Three years of experience in a leadership role with a non-profit or relevant organization
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook
  • Experience in social media platforms
  • Excellent communication skills (verbal and written)
  • Strong judgment and executive decision-making abilities
  • Skilled in organizing resources and establishing priorities
  • Understanding of basic business and economic development activities and issues
  • Understanding of non-profit structure, governance and operations

Preferred qualifications, according to the release, include:

  • College degree.
  • Fundraising experience.
  • Proficiency in QuickBooks and any relevant fundraising or accounting software.
  • Demonstrated history of service and volunteerism-especially through committee or board involvement.
  • The development and/or facilitation of a strategic plan or strategic planning process.
  • Participation in a leadership program.

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