President

Job #001 Category: President

GREATER DALLAS ASIAN AMERICAN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

Since 1986 the Greater Dallas Asian American Chamber of Commerce (GDAACC) has served the business community. North Texas has experienced a tremendous growth of the Asian American population as shown in the Census 2000 demographics profile. (200% increase).

And the Chamber has exercised its leadership towards this diverse and rapid growing community by creating growth and opportunities for the Asian Community, its members, partners and sponsors. The Chamber is currently searching for a new leader to take on the role of President. Qualified candidates must apply directly with the Chamber

 

Position:

President of the Greater Dallas Asian American Chamber of Commerce shall:

  • Develop operational plan (strategies, objectives and policies) that is consistent with the Chamber’s Strategic Plan
  • Lead Chamber’s day-to-day operations, including managing the Chamber’s staff and communicating with the Chamber’s Board of Directors, based on Board agreed upon operational plan
  • Attract, recruit, develop, and onboard new members, while ensuring timely communication about Chamber’s programs, activities and opportunities to all members
  • Build alliances with symbiotic organizations/associations and represent the Chamber at key events
  • Manage Chamber operational P&L based on Board approved budget
  • Actively represent interest of the Chamber and its members at local, national and international regulatory bodies
  • Provide staff support, as needed, to Board established committees

 

Reporting:

The President shall report to the Chairman and Board of Directors in accordance with its by-laws.

 

Specific Duties and Responsibilities                                             

 I. Membership - Increase membership at all levels

  1. Development and implementation of membership recruitment strategy, membership retention program, and membership benefits

 II. Finance - Responsible for fiduciary health, strength and integrity of the chamber

  1. Develop office policies and operating procedures
  2. Produce annual/monthly budget reports
  3. Submit annual budget to the board for approval
  4. Manage filing of required tax forms
  5. Generate income through diverse channels

 

 III. Programs/Public Affairs - Act as the official representative of the Chamber

  1. Create and maintain positive Chamber image with different stakeholders and partners 
  2. Develop and maintain effective working relationships with regional, state, national and other allied organizations
  3. Speak on behalf of Chamber at public forums
  4. Leverage contacts from the Asian business, government, education and community networks to further the Chamber’s mission
  1. Galvanize support for chamber initiatives from different stakeholders
  2. Be the stewardship of the Chamber’s brand

 

 IV. Strategic planning / execution of strategy - Develop and execute strategic plans to promote the growth of the Chamber

  1. Develop strategic plans and periodic reports, and monitor progress
  2. Manage the day-to-day operations of the Chamber
  1. Assess the quality and impact of Chamber services and programs
  2. Maintain working knowledge of standing and event committees’ annual goals and monitor their progress
  3. Assist Board Chairman in identifying and selecting committee and event chairmen
  1. Prepare Board meeting agendas

 

 V. Human Resources - Develop the organization by attracting, hiring, retaining and developing talent

  1. Hire, train, develop and manage dedicated staff
  2. Proactively manage staff performance
  3. Build a high-performing, collaborative team

 

 VI. Communications - Develop communication channels for GDAACC

  1. Implement effective messages to positively promote GDAACC
  2. Define and detail Public Relations objectives and goals

 

Required and Preferred basic qualifications include:

  • Relevant experience in running a chamber of commerce or nonprofit management
  • Agency/vendor relationship management and project management
  • Experience with working across multiple geographies and multi-ethnicities
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Strong Strategic thinking skills and financial acumen
  • Experience in managing people, events/projects, fund raising, and strategies,
  • Well organized and able to manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Strong competency with Microsoft Office suite, including Outlook, Word, PowerPoint and Excel
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to operate at all levels within an organization
  • Ability to function as a team member and build strong relationships, both internally and with external partners and stakeholders
  • Highly motivated, self-starter, and knowledgeable with the ability to work in an environment where the team is small, geographically and ethnically diverse.

 

EXPERIENCE:

  • Experience in nonprofit management
  • Experience in Event Planning and Organizing or Project management.
  • Experience in contracting and procurement, preferably in Government and in private sector
  • Experience working closely with Board leadership in a fast-moving environment

 

EDUCATION:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business and nonprofit management, or related human development course
  • Preferably a master in business Administration with accounting background

 

BENEFITS OFFERED:

  • 2-week vacation
  • Health Insurance
  • Mileage and travel Reimbursement for approved expenses

 

STARTING PAY RANGES:  

  • $50,000 – $60,000
  • Bonuses, commissions, and additional benefits to be approved by the Board

 

SEND COVER LETTER, SALARY REQUIREMENTS AND RESUME TO:

 

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