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PRESIDENT SEARCH - POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT
The St. Cloud (MN) Area Chamber of Commerce The St. Cloud (MN) Area Chamber of Commerce (Chamber) is seeking a President to lead the 5-Star Accredited Chamber’s Board of Directors and staff as the premier business leadership organization in the St. Cloud metro area. The Chamber currently has over 800 members and conducts a full range of programming, including networking, business education and training, a robust Government Affairs Division, and the local convention and visitor’s bureau. In addition, the Chamber operates divisions in two adjacent communities to St. Cloud: The Waite Park and Sauk Rapids Chambers of Commerce.
 
The St. Cloud Area Chamber of Commerce is recognized as the Voice of Business in Central Minnesota.  Established in 1869, the Chamber has grown from a small commercial club to a regional chamber of commerce advancing opportunity and quality of life in the St. Cloud, Minnesota metropolitan area.  The work of the Chamber is focused on the core benefits a membership investment provides to members: business connections, community impact, and economic prosperity.
 
The St. Cloud Area Chamber of Commerce is accredited by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Accreditation by the U.S. Chamber indicates that a chamber of commerce operates under effective organizational procedures and contributes to significant positive change in the community.  The St. Cloud Area Chamber has been accredited since 1975 and became a 5-Star Chamber in 2006, the first year that it was eligible to do so.  To achieve coveted 5-Star standing, the Chamber performed an intensive, nine-month self-assessment of its operations, and was awarded 90% or more of the available points in nine designated areas of work.
 
The Chamber has stable leadership, an excellent staff, active Board and volunteers and, despite recent challenges to businesses, remains fiscally strong. The Chamber recently moved to larger, modern office space with meeting facilities in the St. Cloud Downtown Area. It shares the space with its convention and visitor bureau which promotes the St. Cloud metropolitan area to state and national interests as a convention and sporting destination.
 
This position is an excellent opportunity for an experienced association executive. Compensation will be commensurate with a candidate’s skills and experience and performance incentives and competitive benefits are included in the compensation package.
 
It is the goal of the St. Cloud Area Chamber’s Board of Directors to fill the position no later than August 1, 2021.
 
 
Job Summary:  The President is responsible for planning, directing and implementing all policies and programs of the 5-Star Accredited St. Cloud Area Chamber of Commerce, including its Convention and Visitors Bureau, toward the mission, vision, values, goals and objectives established by the Board of Directors.
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To Apply:
Visit www.StCloudAreaChamber.com or email a letter of interest and resume to SearchCommittee@StCloudAreaChamber.com.
 
The St. Cloud Area Chamber of Commerce is the Voice of Business in Central Minnesota.  Established in 1869, the Chamber has grown from a small commercial club to a regional chamber with over 800 members, and affiliations with the Sauk Rapids and Waite Park Chambers.  We focus our work around the core principles an investment in membership brings: business connections, community impact, and economic prosperity. 
 

OUR MISSION

 

The St. Cloud Area Chamber of Commerce is the premier representative of the business community. Supported and led by members and professional staff, we create, enhance and support a healthy business environment for our members. To meet our mission we will pursue:

  • Membership growth and involvement
  • Legislative advocacy
  • Effective communication
  • Business education partnerships
  • Leadership development

OUR VISION

The St. Cloud Area Chamber of Commerce will be recognized as the voice of business through leadership in
membership services, public policy and workforce readiness.

Learn more here.

Located 65 miles from Minneapolis/St. Paul, St. Cloud is central to both tourism and commerce. The area is comprised of the communities of St. Cloud, Waite Park, Sartell, St. Joseph, Sauk Rapids and St. Augusta.

For many area residents it's the growing economy, the caring people and the four varied, breathtaking seasons that keep them here. Manufacturing, retail and service industries are the commercial backbone of the region, equally supported by the extensive highly productive farming and dairy professions.

For others who relocate here, affordable housing, safe neighborhoods, easy access to recreation, excellent health care, and abundant cultural and educational opportunities are what brought them to this region. Rolling farmlands, sparkling lakes, peaceful woodlands and many nearby state parks make this a perfect place in which to live and recreate. With housing costs 20 percent lower than the national average, the cost of living here is exceptionally low, as well.

No matter why you come here, the St. Cloud area has hundreds of things to offer in a variety of ways — a place to truly call home.

Learn more here.

St. Cloud Area Chamber of Commerce
Presidential Search 2021
 
ANTICIPATED TIMELINE 2021
January - February – Recruiting and identifying candidates
March - April – Review, prioritize, and initial screening of candidates
May – Interviews and presentations by finalists
May 25, 2021 Board meeting - Recommendation to the Board of Directors
June 2021 -- present offer
September 1 – New president starts
 
 
 
ANTICIPATED SELECTION PROCESS
  • Timeline will remain flexible until offer is accepted
  • Search Committee will conduct initial screening, preliminary interviews
  • Target is three finalists to recommend to the Board of Directors
  • Host “meet & Greet” with finalists and key stakeholders and volunteers in May
  • Presentation by finalists at May 25 Board meeting
  • Board of Directors will make the final hiring decision
 
This information will be updated as needed.  Current as of 1-20-2021
Applications are currently being accepted for the position of President at the St. Cloud Area Chamber of Commerce.  To be considered, please send a letter of interest and your resume to SearchCommittee@StCloudAreaChamber.com   Resumes will be accepted until the position is filled.