Employment Opportunities

Thank you for your interest in working with the Bowling Green Area Chamber of Commerce! 

 


 

Vice President, Economic Development

JOB DESCRIPTION

Department:  Economic Development                                            

Classification: Full-Time

Job Grade: Grade 4

Status: Exempt (Salary)

Supervisor: President & CEO

Location: Chamber Headquarters

Position Reports To:  President & CEO

Position Supervises: Economic Development Senior Project Manager, Economic Development Project Manager, Economic Development Research & Data Coordinator

Position Purpose: Under minimal supervision, responsible for:  regional existing industry relations, expansion activities and workforce development efforts.

Essential Functions and Basic Duties:        

  • Responsible for regional existing industry programs, contact, retention, relationship building, expansions, surveys, industry associations and groups, etc.
  • Responsible for developing and maintaining critical public relationships that impact industry such as the Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development, City of Bowling Green Job Development Incentive Program Committee, etc.
  • Responsible for budgeting and expense monitoring of economic development programs and operations – including those for affiliated entities.
  • Follow economic development and existing industry related legislation alerting industry, legislators and Chamber Board committees of critical legislation.
  • Responsible for workforce development and education initiatives, including but not limited to the efforts of the workforce development committee.
  • Represent the Chamber and affiliated entities on community boards related to economic development initiatives.
  • Responsible for research activities supporting economic development efforts.
  • Responsible for carrying out management/marketing agreements with organizations in other counties, and other aspects of the revised South Central Kentucky Marketing Plan.
  • Supervise the personnel delivering the contract services to other entities, counties and communities.
  • Supervise economic development attraction activities including prospect visits along with the response to economic development inquiries and RFI’s as needed.
  • Supervise the personnel coordinating and delivering economic development events.
  • Supervise economic development communications to ensure that marketing efforts, web sites, industry events and announcement press releases and other communications are accurate and effective.
  • Assist with or lead all aspects of economic development activity as needed.
  • Perform work as assigned.

Qualifications:

Training and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in economic development or related field. Three (3) to five (5) years senior level economic development experience and/or specialized economic development training or certification a plus.

Special Requirement(s):

  • Possession of a valid driver’s license.
  • Ability to be bonded.                                               

Special Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:    

  • 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 organization’s best interest.
  • 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, internet usage, and email applications.
  • Ability to use a computer for spreadsheet, data, and word processing functions.
  • 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.      

Physical Activities and Requirements of the Position:     

Finger Dexterity:  Using fingers to make small movements such as typing, picking up small objects, or pinching fingers together.

Talking:  Must frequently convey detailed or important information, instructions, or ideas accurately, easily audible, and quickly.

Average hearing:  Able to hear average or normal conversations and receive ordinary information.

Repetitive Motions:  Movements frequently and regularly require using the wrists, hand, and/or fingers.

Average Visual Abilities:  Average, ordinary, visual acuity necessary to prepare or inspect documents or products, or operate machinery.

Physical Strength:  Combination of sitting, standing and moving around the office and the community at large.  Ability to move objects weighing up to 25 lbs.

Working Conditions:  Work performed in an office environment which can be moderately noisy.  Many days involve sitting for long periods of time at a desk or workstation.  Regular and prolonged work looking at a computer screen.  Work can be stressful and pressured by deadlines.  Work week may occasionally exceed 40 hours.

Mental Activities and Requirements of the Position:              

Reasoning Ability:  Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed instructions and to deal with problem involving variables.

Mathematics Ability:  Ability to perform basic math skills including adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing two digit numbers; to perform complex mathematical calculations; to perform the four basic arithmetic operations with money; to perform operations involving allocations.

Language Ability:     Ability of average to above-average vocabulary and to read at an average rate; define unfamiliar words in dictionaries and other references and resources for meaning, spelling, and pronunciation.  Ability to write complex sentences, using proper punctuation, and use of adjective and adverbs.  Ability to communicate in complex sentences; using normal word order with present and past tenses; using a good vocabulary.

Intent and Function of the Job Description

Job descriptions assist organizations in ensuring that the hiring process is fairly administered and that qualified employees are selected.  They are also essential to an effective appraisal system and related promotion, transfer, layoff, and termination decisions.  Job descriptions are an integral part of any effective compensation system.

All descriptions contain only essential functions. Basic duties have been included.  Peripheral tasks, only incidentally related to the position, have been excluded.  Requirements, skills, and abilities included have been determined to be the minimal standards required to successfully perform the job.  In no instance, however, should the duties, responsibilities, and requirements delineated be interpreted as all inclusive.  Additional functions and requirements may be assigned by supervisors as deemed appropriate.

In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, it is possible that requirements may be modified to reasonably accommodate disabled individuals.  However, no accommodations will be made which may pose serious health or safety risks to the employee or others or which impose undue hardships on the employer.

This job description is not intended as and does not create an employment contract.  The employer maintains its status as an at-will employer.  Employees can be terminated at any time for any reason not prohibited by law.

The Bowling Green Area Chamber reserves the right to revise this Position Description as it deems necessary.

Please submit a copy of your resume and cover letter to Meredith Rozanski, meredith@bgchamber.com. No phone calls please.

 


Director, Partnership Services

Position Description

Position Title: Director, Partnership Services

Department:  Partnership                                          

Classification: Full-Time

Status:  Exempt (Salary)

Supervisor: Vice President, Partnership Services

Location:  Chamber Headquarters       

Position Reports To: Vice President, Partnership Services

Position Supervises:  Partnership Account Executive & Partnership Services Coordinator

Position Purpose: Under minimal supervision, responsible for overseeing all partner retention and recruitment efforts, President’s Club program and sponsorships for all monthly partnership programs/special events.

Essential Functions and Basic Duties:           

  • Responsible for partner recruitment program, initiatives and related reports/goals.
  • Responsible for partner retention program and related reports/goals.
  • Responsible for non-dues revenue, including affinity programs and sponsorship recruitment.
  • Responsible for President’s Club recruitment, promotion, benefits, correspondence, reporting, etc.
  • Responsible for partnership income, partnership development and President’s Club budgets.
  • Works in conjunction with Director, Marketing & Communications to produce partnership development materials, brochures, publications, applications, etc.
  • Responsible for Partnership Orientations.
  • Responsible for Ambassadors Club meetings, programs and communication.
  • Attend chamber events and functions.
  • Perform other work as assigned.

Qualifications:

Training and Experience:       

  • Bachelor’s degree required, plus three (3) to five (5) years sales and/or marketing experience preferred.

Special Requirement(s):

  • Possession of a valid driver’s license.
  • Ability to be bonded.                                                                                              

Special Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:         

  • Excellent sales and marketing skills.
  • 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 organization’s best interest.
  • 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, internet usage, and email applications.
  • Ability to use a computer for spreadsheet, data, and word processing functions.
  • 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.  

Physical Activities and Requirements of the Position:           

Finger Dexterity:  Using fingers to make small movements such as typing, picking up small objects, or pinching fingers together.

Talking:  Must frequently convey detailed or important information, instructions, or ideas accurately, easily audible, and quickly.

Average hearing:  Able to hear average or normal conversations and receive ordinary information.

Repetitive Motions:  Movements frequently and regularly require using the wrists, hand, and/or fingers.

Average Visual Abilities:  Average, ordinary, visual acuity necessary to prepare or inspect documents or products or operate machinery.

Physical Strength:  Combination of sitting, standing and moving around the office and the community at large.  Ability to move objects weighing up to 25 lbs.

Working Conditions:    Work performed in an office environment which can be moderately noisy.  Many days involve sitting for long periods of time at a desk or workstation.  Regular and prolonged work looking at a computer screen.  Work can be stressful and pressured by deadlines.  Work week may occasionally exceed 40 hours.

Mental Activities and Requirements of the Position:                                              

Reasoning Ability: Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed instructions and to deal with problem involving variables.

Mathematics Ability: Ability to perform basic math skills including adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing two-digit numbers; to perform complex mathematical calculations; to perform the four basic arithmetic operations with money; to perform operations involving allocations.

Language Ability: Ability of average to above-average vocabulary and to read at an average rate; define unfamiliar words in dictionaries and other references and resources for meaning, spelling, and pronunciation.  Ability to write complex sentences, using proper punctuation, and use of adjective and adverbs.  Ability to communicate in complex sentences; using normal word order with present and past tenses; using a good vocabulary.

Intent and Function of the Job Description

Job descriptions assist organizations in ensuring that the hiring process is fairly administered and that qualified employees are selected.  They are also essential to an effective appraisal system and related promotion, transfer, layoff, and termination decisions.  Job descriptions are an integral part of any effective compensation system.

All descriptions contain only essential functions. Basic duties have been included.  Peripheral tasks, only incidentally related to the position, have been excluded.  Requirements, skills, and abilities included have been determined to be the minimal standards required to successfully perform the job.  In no instance, however, should the duties, responsibilities, and requirements delineated be interpreted as all inclusive.  Additional functions and requirements may be assigned by supervisors as deemed appropriate.

In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, it is possible that requirements may be modified to reasonably accommodate disabled individuals.  However, no accommodations will be made which may pose serious health or safety risks to the employee or others or which impose undue hardships on the employer.

This job description is not intended as and does not create an employment contract.  The employer maintains its status as an at-will employer.  Employees can be terminated at any time for any reason not prohibited by law.

The Bowling Green Area Chamber reserves the right to revise this Position Description as it deems necessary.

Please submit a copy of your resume and cover letter to Kenzie Jessup, kenzie@bgchamber.com. No phone calls please.

 

 


Partnership Services Coordinator

 

Position Title:                          Partnership Services Coordinator

Department:                             Partnership                                          

Classification:                          Full-Time

Status:                                     Non-exempt (Hourly)

Supervisor:                              Director, Partnership Services

Location:                                  Chamber Headquarters

Position Reports To:               Director, Partnership Services                    

Position Supervises:               No direct reports

Position Purpose:  Under minimal supervision, responsible for supporting partnership services team’s recruitment and retention efforts.

Essential Functions and Basic Duties:           

  • Provide administrative support to the Partnership team, specifically but not limited to the Partnership Sales Rep, Director of Partnership Services, and the VP of Partnership Services.
  • Research, update and qualify sales leads form the future partner list and other lead sources such as the new business license list, team referrals, news etc. then schedule appointments for the Partnership Sales Representative.
  • Assist with the execution of partnership retention efforts, including but not limited to below base partners and first year retention.
  • Assist with new partner benefits, including but not limited to radio/TV promo, newsletter listing of new partners, new partner packets, and orientation.
  • Schedule/coordinate all partnership ribbon cuttings & groundbreakings.
  • Support programming such as Ambassadors Club, Let’s Do Lunch, President’s Club, Super Savers, Coffee Hour milestone and new partner prep.
  • Front office responsibilities, including but not limited to second in line to greet guests and answer phones.
  • Provide task progress status updates (written, verbal) as required.
  • Attend chamber events as assigned, including but not limited to Coffee Hours, Business After Hours, Award Ceremonies and Annual Dinner.
  • Perform additional duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

Training and Experience:           

  • Graduation from an accredited high school or GED equivalent and administrative experience a plus.

Special Requirement(s):

  • Possession of a valid driver’s license.
  • Ability to be bonded.                                                                                                                            

Special Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:         

  • 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 organization’s best interest.
  • 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, internet usage, and email applications.
  • Ability to use a computer for spreadsheet, data, and word processing functions.
  • 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.
  • Ability to use database for partnership profiles, communication logs and sales process
  • Ability to conduct online research using critical thinking for future partner targets.

Physical Activities and Requirements of the Position:           

Finger Dexterity:  Using fingers to make small movements such as typing, picking up small objects, or pinching fingers together.

Talking:  Must frequently convey detailed or important information, instructions, or ideas accurately, easily audible, and quickly.

Average hearing:  Able to hear average or normal conversations and receive ordinary information.

Repetitive Motions:  Movements frequently and regularly require using the wrists, hand, and/or fingers.

Average Visual Abilities:  Average, ordinary, visual acuity necessary to prepare or inspect documents or products or operate machinery.

Physical Strength:  Combination of sitting, standing and moving around the office and the community at large.  Ability to move objects weighing up to 25 lbs.

Working Conditions:    Work performed in an office environment which can be moderately noisy.  Many days involve sitting for long periods of time at a desk or workstation.  Regular and prolonged work looking at a computer screen.  Work can be stressful and pressured by deadlines.  Work week may occasionally exceed 40 hours.

Mental Activities and Requirements of the Position:                                                 

Reasoning Ability: Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed instructions and to deal with problem involving variables.

Mathematics Ability: Ability to perform basic math skills including adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing two-digit numbers; to perform complex mathematical calculations; to perform the four basic arithmetic operations with money; to perform operations involving allocations.

Language Ability: Ability of average to above-average vocabulary and to read at an average rate; define unfamiliar words in dictionaries and other references and resources for meaning, spelling, and pronunciation.  Ability to write complex sentences, using proper punctuation, and use of adjective and adverbs.  Ability to communicate in complex sentences; using normal word order with present and past tenses; using a good vocabulary.

Intent and Function of the Job Description

Job descriptions assist organizations in ensuring that the hiring process is fairly administered and that qualified employees are selected.  They are also essential to an effective appraisal system and related promotion, transfer, layoff, and termination decisions.  Job descriptions are an integral part of any effective compensation system.

All descriptions contain only essential functions. Basic duties have been included.  Peripheral tasks, only incidentally related to the position, have been excluded.  Requirements, skills, and abilities included have been determined to be the minimal standards required to successfully perform the job.  In no instance, however, should the duties, responsibilities, and requirements delineated be interpreted as all inclusive.  Additional functions and requirements may be assigned by supervisors as deemed appropriate.

In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, it is possible that requirements may be modified to reasonably accommodate disabled individuals.  However, no accommodations will be made which may pose serious health or safety risks to the employee or others or which impose undue hardships on the employer.

This job description is not intended as and does not create an employment contract.  The employer maintains its status as an at-will employer.  Employees can be terminated at any time for any reason not prohibited by law.

The Bowling Green Area Chamber reserves the right to revise this Position Description as it deems necessary.

 Please submit a copy of your resume and cover letter to Kenzie Jessup, kenzie@bgchamber.com. No phone calls please.