President/CEO Ocilla-Irwin County Chamber of Commerce and Executive Director, Irwin County Industrial Development Authority

Located in the heartland of Georgia, the Ocilla-Irwin County Chamber of Commerce and Irwin County Industrial Development Authority are seeking an energetic, experienced, and team-oriented professional to be the President/CEO of the Ocilla-Irwin County Chamber of Commerce and Executive Director of the Irwin County Industrial Development Authority and to
lead the community into the next phase of community and economic development. Serving as the liaison with the board of directors, chamber members, chamber staff, and with the community, the president is the primary point of contact for economic development and reports to the Ocilla-Irwin County Industrial Development Authority in that capacity. The Chamber President/Executive Director is responsible for maintaining positive member relationships and providing oversight on all Chamber activities; serving as the primary advocate for the Ocilla-Irwin County business community; and to foster a culture of teamwork, cooperation, and collaboration between local and State governments, agencies, and organizations that support our economic development goals.

The successful candidate will have achieved a bachelor’s or master’s degree from an accredited college or university in, business administration, economics, marketing, or related field. The preferred candidate will possess a minimum of three to five years of progressively responsible experience in economic development.

The successful candidate will possess the following skills:

  • Strong communication and presentation skills including the ability to provide high-quality, high-impact presentations to all stakeholders.
  • Exceptional computer skills to include proficiency in all standard word processing, spreadsheet, presentation, and financial computer software.
  • Soft skills, conflict resolution skills, as well as budget and negotiating skills.
  • Be willing to work a flexible schedule including nights and weekends. Some travel is required including some overnight travel.

The Ocilla-Irwin County Chamber of Commerce and Industrial Development Authority offer a competitive salary and benefit package commensurate with the successful candidate’s skills, experience, and education.

Questions should be directed to Earl Denham at 229-848-4188.

Deadline for application is August 1, 2017.