Employment Opportunities

Economic Development Project Manager

Bowling Green, KY

The Bowling Green Area Chamber of Commerce (www.bgchamber.com) seeks a self-motivated, energetic, experienced individual to fill the position of Project Manager and join our award winning Chamber team. The core responsibility of the position is managing all economic development attraction efforts.

Education/experience: Bachelor’s Degree or higher education in related field required. A strong knowledge of computer applications including Internet Explorer, Outlook and Microsoft Excel is highly desired.  A successful candidate will have excellent communication, interpersonal and organizational skills.

Essential Project Management Functions and Basic Duties:           

  • Responsible for all lead/project follow up – ensuring timely updates to the economic development CRM of all communications
  • Responsible for tradeshow attendance to generate attraction leads as well as cold calling targeted businesses
  • Responsible for all lead visits, ensuring proper coordination with other staff members
  • Serve as the staff lead on all economic development project proposals
  • Serve as the staff lead for all marketing outreach, providing the Economic Development Marketing Coordinator with ideas on new collaterals needed and updates to existing collateral pieces
  • Serve as Chamber liaison on all lead generation contracts
  • Responsible for communicating partnership/President’s Club information upon project closings
  • Maintain relationships with lead aggregators, including but not limited to Cabinet for Economic Development, real estate consultants, TVA sector representatives, etc.
  • Responsible for maintaining current contact list of individuals/departments that are needed to close deals (permitting – all types, taxes, bonds, etc.)

Special Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:      

  • Knowledge and experience in the field of commercial real estate and infrastructure related to sites
  • Knowledge and experience with GIS systems and databases for marketing
  • Ability to present ideas and reports clearly and coherently
  • Excellent organizational and administrative skills to manage multiple projects
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to work with and meet deadlines
  • Ability to maintain the confidentiality of any information encountered
  • Requires strong math and analytical skills
  • Ability to make judgments serving the organizations’ best interests
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, directors and clients
  • Ability to operate a variety of office equipment, including but not limited to, computer, printer, calculator, photocopy machine, fax machine, telephone and vehicle
  • Experience with various software and/or Windows based applications including but not limited to, word processing, spreadsheets, internet research and email applications
  • Ability to embrace change and respond to daily situations that arise
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks required of a small office environment
  • Possesses and utilizes the following traits: initiative, resourcefulness, thoroughness, accuracy, tact, firmness, sound judgment and integrity

A competitive salary, commensurate with experience and excellent benefits are offered for the position. 

Please send a letter of interest describing your strengths for this position, along with your resume, salary history and salary range expected by email to Meredith Robinson, Chief Operating Officer, at meredith@bgchamber.com. No phone calls please.

To gain a greater appreciation of the exceptional quality of life offered by our community, please visit: www.visitbgky.org in addition to the Chamber website listed above.

The position will remain open until filled.

 

Executive Assistant

Bowling Green, KY:

The Bowling Green Area Chamber of Commerce (www.bgchamber.com) seeks a self-motivated, exceptionally organized, energetic, experienced individual to fill the position of Executive Assistant and join our award winning Chamber team. The core responsibilities of the position are to support the President/CEO of the Chamber through scheduling, coordinating meetings, and general office tasks.

Education/experience: Bachelor's degree. A strong knowledge of computer applications including Internet Explorer, Outlook and Microsoft Excel is highly desired.  A successful candidate will have excellent communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills.  Candidate will be exceptional at coordinating multiple programs/priorities and deadlines in a fast paced environment.  Candidate will also possess the ability to work with and build relationships with diverse stakeholders.

Essential Functions and Basic Duties:         

  • Maintain President/CEO schedule
  • Schedule all existing industry visits for the President/CEO and VP, Regional Development and Talent
  • Support President/CEO efforts related to internal and external boards and associated action plans
  • Perform a wide range of administrative and general support duties of a highly responsible and confidential nature
  • Perform duties that are both task- and project-oriented requiring interpretation and judgment
  • Plan and prepare communications requiring skill, tact, persuasion and/or negotiation to accomplish the objectives of the communication
  • Plan and execute on or offsite meetings to include logistics, agendas and presentations
  • Responsible for travel arrangements of President/CEO, senior staff and economic development staff
  • Independently research and develops reports and PowerPoint presentations
  • Manage President/CEO’s expenses, file timely expense reports
  • Handle correspondence and requests for information
  • Responsible for the coordination of all President’s Club events/activities
  • Participate in planning and other business related meetings
  • Other duties as assigned

A competitive salary, commensurate with experience and excellent benefits are offered for the position.  

Please send a letter of interest describing your strengths for this position, along with your resume, salary history and salary range expected by e-mail to Crystal Cummings, Office Manager, at Crystal@bgchamber.com. No phone calls please.

To gain a greater appreciation of the exceptional quality of life offered by our community, please visit: www.visitbgky.org in addition to the Chamber web site listed above.

The position will remain open until filled.