Executive Director

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Position Summary

The Executive Director is responsible and accountable to the Board of Directors to provide executive leadership to the North Kingstown Chamber of Commerce.


Financial Management

  • Oversee the general finances of the Chamber.
  • With approval of the Finance Committee of the board, develop an annual budget for the Chamber’s operations that delineates projected revenues and expenses and a projected net profit as appropriate.
  • Lead, direct, and develop Chamber’s fundraising strategies and sponsorships.
  • Monitor Chamber’s fiscal condition.


Personnel Management

  • Oversee the management of chamber staff including hiring, firing, performance reviews, salary and benefits administration, policy, and general supervision.
  • Coach and develop the internal leadership team to attain consistent, highly effective performance.
  • Develop and implement continuous improvement initiatives, create better business practices, and an organizational structure that will optimize performance and operating results. Create an internal management system of key performance indicators to monitor staff activity and performance against goals with continued supervision.
  • Promote a working environment of excellence, external and internal collaboration, and professional standards for the organization. Build accountability into the culture.


Additional Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Oversee the day-to-day operations of the Chamber, including management of programs, staffing, membership, and marketing efforts.
  • Work with the Chair to prepare agendas and materials for Board and Executive Committee meetings.
  • Develop goals and objectives for recommendation to the Board.
  • Serve as the principal spokesperson and ambassador for the Chamber.
  • Represent the chamber at business and community events, meetings, etc.
  • Build partnerships with other organizations.
  • Direct the annual and long-term planning process.
  • Identify and develop revenue generating programs and events.
  • Oversee organization’s events and programs.
  • Operate within and advance the policies of the Chamber.
  • Assure that organization priorities are responsive to member needs.
  • Develop and maintain a positive and helpful relationship with the town and county and neighboring chambers.
  • Develop goals and long-range plans of the Chamber.
  • Any additional duties as assigned by the Board of Directors.


Skills and Abilities

  • Outstanding public speaking and presentation skills
  • Effective written communication skills
  • Strong customer service skills
  • Outstanding time management and event planning skills
  • Strong ability to foster teamwork and collaboration between/among Board members, staff, Chamber members, community leaders, elected officials, and strategic committee organizations.
  • Strong Executive and supervisory skills, including ability to plan, organize, lead, delegate, and monitor.
  • Passion for collaboration and networking
  • Demonstration ability to prepare and manage a budget, to analyze organization performance and to project financial performance.
  • Ability to perform cost-benefit analysis of proposed ideas, projects, and events.
  • Ability to work onsite Monday through Friday from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm and work some evenings or weekends for events.
  • Ability to motivate others to be champions of chamber initiatives.
  • Strong commitment to personal growth
  • Committee to the best practices for the Chamber


Professional Experience

  • Minimum of 5 years management/executive level experience in a business-related field or other leadership position, including supervision of professional staff and oversight of finances.
  • Previous Chamber or non-profit management experience preferred.
  • Working knowledge of local, regional and state-level political systems and experience in developing collaborative relationships in these areas
  • Minimum of 3 years P&L responsibility.



  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university required; or a comparable professional training experience attained through military, industry, or association service.



This is an excellent opportunity for a dynamic leader who is truly committed to making a positive contribution to the community.  Our compensation package includes health care and pension plans. Candidates should submit a cover letter describing their interest in the position, a resume, three references and salary requirements to info@northkingstown.com.

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