Executive Director

South Suburban Chamber of Commerce

Executive Director of the South Suburban Chamber of Commerce is responsible for motivation of staff and volunteers and the overall effectiveness of the organization. Primary focus will be on growth and retention of membership. Also serves as the official spokesperson for the Chamber.


Position Details

Executive Director
Southeast Wisconsin
Oak Creek, WI


This role accepts and advances four primary areas:

  • Membership Growth and Retention
  • Develop and Manage Annual Budget
  • Event planning and Sponsorship Sales
  • Community and Economic Development

Essential Functions:

  • Directs and coordinates ongoing and anticipated activities of the Chamber. 
  • Comfortable as an official spokesperson for the organization, including but not limited to issue public statements and personal appearances on behalf of the Chamber. 
  • Communicates effectively with Chamber board members; interprets policies to staff, membership and general public. 
  • Comprehends and advances grant writing and fundraising efforts in the coordination and operation of special initiatives and/or events. 
  • Responsible for adding new and retaining existing Chamber members. 
  • Positively represents the South Suburban Chamber, in regular attendance of local and state organizational meetings. 
  • Fully engage and demonstrate proficiencies daily in a variety of social media applications. Advance and administrate marketing activities and press releases. 
  • Manage records. Processing any and all such records legally required of a non-profit organization conducting business in this county, state or nation. 
  • Performs work in accordance with established polices and with intent to achieve goals, objectives and standards.


  • Initiative: Making active attempts to influence events to achieve goals; self-starting rather than accepting passively; taking action to achieve goals beyond what is required; being proactive.
  • Planning and Organizing: Establishing a course of action for self and/or others to accomplish specific goal; planning proper assignments of personnel and appropriate allocation of resources.
  • Innovation: generating creative solutions to work situations; trying different and novel ways to deal with problems and opportunities in the nonprofit environment.

Education and Experience:

  • Experience in non-profit organization and/or development. 
  • Undergraduate degree preferred. 
  • Knowledge of public policy and political issues on behalf of the business community desired. 

Expected Hours of Work:

Core hours reflect 9 a.m to 3 p.m. but must be flexible to incorporate attendance at morning, evening, and weekend Chamber events.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

Supervise one part-time employee, driving the direction, management, and success in outcomes from this role. The Executive Director will demonstrate leadership in maximizing performance and maintaining employee morale.


  • Bonus incentive 
  • Travel reimbursement 
  • Organizational match to IRA 
  • Paid time-off 
  • Compensation reflective of experience 
  • Work Environment

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