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Fort St John Chamber of Commerce CEO Search

Position Summary:

The Chamber of Commerce in Fort St John, British Columbia, is seeking a dynamic leader with extensive business engagement and development experience. This role has a significant opportunity to build meaningful networks, influence policy and outcomes relative to the execution of Chamber of Commerce Strategic Plan and Vision to ensure our members are more successful as a result of our leadership.

Mentoring, advocating, and negotiating to build membership and ensure the voice of entrepreneurs is at the table with every level of government are critical success factors for the future of the Chamber of Commerce in Fort St. John.

The CEO is responsible to build a marketing, community engagement team and successfully manage Chamber operations. A community leader with a high degree of professionalism, working in a collaborative and coordinated capacity with a hands-on team to implement plans, Board directives and Chamber of Commerce membership shared interests.

This position is accountable to an agile and highly invested Board of Directors for the strategic initiatives, and day-to-day operations of the Chamber of Commerce; working within Board-approved by-laws, policies, and budget, to implement the strategic plan, communicate with the membership, grow the membership base, and carry out events and fund-raising initiatives.

The CEO will be instrumental in building and maintaining relationships with key stakeholders, including representatives of federal, provincial and municipal government (both elected and non-elected), the British Columbia Chamber of Commerce, other local chambers, the media, business leaders, suppliers, the business community, members and other stakeholders, including volunteers and key partners of the Fort St John Chamber of Commerce.

The Essential Competencies:

  • Collaboration and Organizational Communication expertise
  • Business acumen and insights with effective influencing skills
  • Demonstrated Marketing and Advocacy strengths
  • Resourceful, creative and results oriented
  • Execution strategies and critical thinking focused on achievement 
  • Sound judgement and decision making capacity
  • A Leadership Style that unifies stakeholders and  inspires teamwork, engagement and participation of members

This is a full time position, with commitment from the Board for professional development and access to Board of Directors to support initiatives and change leadership. Candidates with a combination of education, experience and demonstrated results in business and community development are invited to present their Resume to:


$85,000 - $125,000 per year and attractive Extended Health Care Benefit package

4 weeks annual vacation

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