Encinitas Chamber of Commerce
Job Description
The Encinitas Chamber of Commerce is seeking a dynamic, entrepreneurial community focused leader to fill the role of Chief Executive Officer.  The ideal candidate will have the ability and vision to help continue the work of the past 8 years by continuing to raise the bar for the Chamber’s outreach, visibility, programs and events, to ensure the Chamber remains relevant in an ever-changing environment.
The CEO is a key representative and business advocate accountable for providing executive leadership, strategic direction and vision for the development and fulfillment of the Chamber’s mission; responsible for the overall management and success of the Chamber, including funding, membership, programs, events, staffing, promotion, visibility, public appearances, CRM system, marketing/branding including email marketing and lead generation, social media, digital/web, mobile, apps, member communication and promotion tools, overall financial performance; the official spokesperson for the Chamber; the most visible leader in the Chamber organization and is tasked with building relationships with leaders of the community including strengthening the Chamber’s relationships with government agencies and elected officials; a spokesperson on behalf of business.
As a membership organization, the Chamber promotes business and economic development through meaningful programs, responsible leadership and effective communication.
  • Position:  Chief Executive Officer of the Encinitas Chamber of Commerce
  • Salary:  $55,000 - $60,000
  • Benefits:  None at this time
  • Chamber Membership:  300
  • Chamber Budget:  $230,000
  • Number of Staff:  3
  • Population Served:  63,000
  • Education / Experience:  Bachelor’s degree (preferred), Chamber of Commerce experience (preferred), Knowledge of Quickbooks (preferred)

Position Summary: CEO will provide high profile leadership, vision, guidance and strategic direction for the programs and personnel of the Encinitas Chamber of Commerce. He/She will facilitate and lead staff and board efforts to achieve the mission and goals of the Chamber as approved by the Board of Directors.

Requirements and Responsibilities:     
  • Day to day management of Chamber operations along with leading and directing Chamber staff.
  • Maintain a high level of communication with staff, board members, city, county and state officials
  • Represent the Chamber with members, public agencies, and various other organizations at meetings and events and with the media
  • Keep up with all new laws and regulations that affect Encinitas businesses
  • Coordinate and implement networking opportunities and community events.
  • Provide annual budgets for Chamber operations and events. Provide monthly financial reports to the Board of Directors. Provide ROI reports for all Chamber events.
  • Understand the needs of small businesses and non-profit organizations
  • Maintain current statistics and familiarity of the economy of the area, both inside and outside the Chamber membership
Skills / Qualifications:
  • Have a proven track record of leadership, community relations, fiscal responsibility, and experience managing a team of people to achieve organizational growth
  • Must be able to use superior communication skills to motivate and inspire others
  • Must be a visionary, be innovative and trust the team to execute the vision
  • Be decisive, comfortable taking calculated risks and action
  • Lead by example in demonstrating exemplary behavior, specifically in terms of respect, integrity and work ethic
  • Strive to develop a culture that allows employees to grow into their potential, ensures members consider the Chamber as a partner in their business growth, and is a positive influence in the community

How to Apply Online: 
  • Email your resume and cover letter to
  • Put "CEO for Encinitas Chamber of Commerce" in Subject Line
  • Include in email how you heard about this job posting (since it's posted in multiple places)
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