Nevada City Chamber of Commerce is Hiring an Executive Director

Job Opportunities – Executive Director

Job Title: Executive Director
Location: Nevada City
Salary commensurate with experience

This is a full-time role with benefits including paid vacation days, sick leave and holidays. Applications must be sent to no later than May 1, 2021.


The Executive Director of the chamber of commerce is a key representative and advocate for business owners and employers in a community. The Executive Director is the chief paid executive and administrative officer of the organization and is directly accountable to the Board of Directors. They are responsible for accomplishing the full range of activities of the Chamber – coordination of the program of work, organizational structure and procedures, motivation of volunteers, income and expenditures, maintenance and stewardship of membership, employment, training and supervision of staff, recommendation and interpretation of policy, maintenance of facilities and long-range planning.


Excel in dynamic and fluid situations, while possessing a leadership style which projects enthusiasm, creativity and a positive public image in all aspects of the organization.

  • Candidate must possess a minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree and have at least five years’ experience as a successful leader, with business acumen.
  • Excellent communication skills, including written, oral and listening skills, public speaking in large and small groups, representing the Chamber in both print and broadcast interviews and attention to a multitude of details.
  • Proficient with internet software and research tools, Microsoft office applications (Excel, Word, Power Point), QuickBooks, WordPress, Constant Contact, and other social media marketing programs.
  • Prepared to work weekends, evenings and/or early mornings for Chamber related functions.
  • Requires prolonged sitting and standing. May require medium level lifting and carrying (up to 40 lbs)


I. Bylaws & Strategic Plan

The Executive Director (E/D) is directly accountable to the Chamber Board for the efficient operation of all Chamber activities and the Chamber office. Implements policies adopted by the Board of Directors and promulgated through the Chamber Bylaws and Strategic Plan. Ensures annual goals and objectives align with policies and provides timely and accurate reports to the Board of progress in meeting goals and objectives. Manages staff, consultants and volunteers to achieve the goals and objectives of the Chamber

II. Personnel

Responsible for the recruitment, hiring, training, management, performance evaluation and termination of all paid staff, interns and consultants. Establishes and adjusts staff salaries within the Chamber annual budget and, with staff, designs and adjusts job descriptions and scopes of employment. Responsible for day-to-day operations and the effective and efficient management of the Chamber office(s).

III. Finance

Manages the Organization’s finances. Coordinates financial matters with the Board Executive or Finance Committee as appropriate. Ensures that solid budgeting systems are in place and prepares and submits an annual budget to the Board for approval. Is responsible for budget compliance, monthly financial reporting and management of accounts receivable and payable. Advises Board of financial trends and makes recommendations as necessary.

  1. Committees & Volunteers

Monitors and motivates all Chamber committees. Provides guidance to the volunteer leadership in the selection of qualified personnel for committee assignments. Provides Chamber support to committees in the furtherance of their goals and objectives. Ensures effective communication between Chamber staff and committees. Serves as ex-officio member of all committees and coordinates exchanges between complementary committees. Manages program of volunteer recognition and appreciation.

  1. Marketing & Sales

Responsible for the design and implementation of a comprehensive marketing plan that achieves the Chamber annual budget revenue goals. Manages the design and production of all internal and external marketing tools, including, but not limited to: Chamber event promotional media, website, newsletter, membership sales materials, signage, presentation tools & materials, membership retention tools and volunteer communiqués. Responsible for developing the Annual Membership Plan – to include goals, calendar and budget – and to ensure plan aligns with corresponding budget. Manages all event sponsorship and membership acquisition and retention sales campaigns.

  1. Membership Service

Designs and manages membership service programs that provide a broad range of quality deliverables to the Chamber constituency. Establishes effective lines of communication between membership and Chamber office. Responsible for maintaining accurate records of membership and preparing timely reports to the Board Membership Committee.

VII. Community Relations

Responsible for an active, positive Chamber presence in the community. Represents the Chamber at appropriate public meetings, advocates for the economic well being of Chamber membership and the community. engages community business leaders and elected officials on behalf of Chamber issues. Manages Chamber functions and events. Remains informed of current public issues and ensures Chamber involvement in decision-making processes.

VIII. Measurement & Evaluation

Design and implement effective tools of measurement for all Chamber initiatives. Oversee the collection of necessary appropriate data to ensure meaningful measurements and make strategic annual recommendations to the Board in response to those measurements.


The Nevada City Chamber of Commerce is dedicated to advancing and supporting the welfare and vitality of Nevada City businesses through collaboration, education, marketing and providing sustainable business solutions.

The Nevada City Chamber of Commerce is the leading catalyst for creating a cooperative, sustainable, productive and prosperous community. 


Nevada City Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors
132 Main Street, Nevada City, CA 95959
(530) 265-2692