Vice President Membership Development

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The Vice President Membership Development will report to the CEO and is responsible for strategic development, implementation and execution of the membership and events-related functions of the Chamber, including sales, retention and sponsorship that will align with the Chamber’s mission and enhance the overall relevancy and growth of the Chamber. This position will focus heavily on sales management and upon talent development.


• Responsible for directing sales strategies and processes, executing business plans, leading and developing personnel to support and generating “dues” revenues in accordance with the Chamber’s mission and budgets
• Responsible for directing sales strategies, overseeing business plans, leading personnel and generating “non-dues” revenues including sponsorships, advertising, event sales, affinity partnerships and other programs, all in accordance with the Chamber’s mission and budgets
• Responsible for controlling expenses and producing revenue for signature and member events
• Works closely and collaboratively with CEO, the Chief Operating Officer and other members of the Executive Team, as well as the Executive Committee/Board of Trustees as appropriate, to refine and implement strategic plans while ensuring that budgets, staffing and other resources are aligned with the Chamber’s core mission and value proposition
• Leads and builds strong sales/retention teams; provides the training and guidance needed to motivate them and enable them to succeed
• Leads and builds strong events and engagement teams; overseeing the events calendar and providing guidance when needed
• Works continuously to deliver on the Chamber’s value proposition; ensures that the membership is served with relevant and meaningful resources
• Evaluates membership levels, pricing, sponsorship opportunities and benefits to respond to changes in the marketplace
• Partners with the Chief Operating Officer to establish metrics, evaluate programs and processes and forecast revenue for new member sales, renewals, advertising and sponsorships
• Partners with other departments to secure sponsorships for upcoming Chamber initiatives
• Actively supports and participates in Chamber programs and events
• Develops and/or maintains effective sales processes and training strategies to achieve the Chamber’s goals
• Develops and/or maintains an effective recruiting strategy designed to simplify the filling of all open positions with talented and motivated individuals
• Develops and/or maintains an effective onboarding system to ensure new employees are given the tools and motivation necessary to achieve success early in their tenure


• Demonstrated professional competence in sales, sales management systems, marketing, and customer service disciplines
• Exceptional leader and developer of talent within sales and retention teams with proven results
• Strong skills in building, presenting and selling a value proposition
• A team player; builds a shared vision with others; influences others to translate vision into action
• An effective team builder, leading by example
• Can provide leadership and direction to staff, and inspire continued success in financial goals and in building an effective team
• Creates a culture that fosters high standards of integrity, ethics, fairness and a sense of responsibility and commitment
• Develops effective plans and budgets consistent with the business and competitive strategies of the organization; determines objectives and sets priorities; anticipates potential threats/risks and opportunities
• Keen understanding of budgets and metrics and what drives success; possesses analytical skills with the ability to select relevant data and interpret business implications
• Has demonstrated ability to successfully execute agreements and transactions, and move a strategy or plan forward to a successful outcome
• Strong listening, negotiating, written and verbal communication skills; ability to create and deliver compelling presentations, tailored to key audiences
• Anticipates and meets the needs of members and volunteers; ability to relate well with people and groups, taking into consideration the breadth and diversity of the Chamber’s business membership and volunteer leadership
• Lives the concept of personal responsibility and holds self and others accountable; can be relied upon to ensure that projects are completed in a timely manner and within budget
• Drives change, behavior and work methods in response to new information, changing demographics, conditions or obstacles, and can adjust priorities to anticipate and respond to pressing and changing member demands
• Creates buy-in: persuades others; builds consensus through give and take; and facilitates “win-win” situations
• Demonstrates keen problem-solving abilities; puts into action, novel, creative and smart-thinking plans
• Has worked closely and successfully with a board of directors and can motivate board engagement in membership and sponsorship initiatives
• Current experience in successfully directing and managing staff in work-from-home and/or remote locations preferred
• Experience in holding sales team members accountable and responsible for achieving sales objectives/results, creating individual action-plans and coaching for success
• Knowledge of, and ability to evaluate and recommend social, digital and multimedia platforms that contribute to delivering on the Chamber’s value propositions
• Bachelor’s degree in business, marketing or related field
• Minimum five years’ experience as a proven leader in a business organization or association in the areas of sales, marketing, sponsorship development and/or other relevant disciplines

Qualified candidates, please submit your resume to