We are now hiring for the position of Membership and Events Coordinator!

About the job: The Carleton Place & District Chamber of Commerce exists to support and advocate for business and improve the quality of life for all in our region. We are a catalyst for dynamic job creation, policy change, and economic growth. Together with our members, we’ve accomplished great things over the last 100 years!

Get to know us: We’re a knowledgeable organization guiding the regional business community. Our over 330+ membership is made up of hardworking businesses and non-profit organizations making a positive impact in our community. We engage our board of directors along with the business community to transform their energy into positive action that makes an impact.

The ABC’s of a Chamber: We Advocate for business needs, aim to help Build businesses and a pro-business community and we Connect businesses to potential clients, customers and target markets.

This role: The chamber is growing and we’re looking for someone who thrives in a busy environment and is passionate about supporting our community. As a vital part of the Chamber team, the Membership and Events Co-ordinator is the primary lead in growing and retaining membership at the Chamber, introducing businesses to the value of joining the organization and building strong relationships with current members. Other responsibilities include cultivating marketing materials and collateral to promote the chamber, creating an annual events schedule, coordinating events, securing chamber partnerships, and encouraging participation at Chamber events.

Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Works to recruit new members, focusing on the business needs via phone calls, in-person meetings, door knocking, and networking
  • Manages all aspects of member onboarding to ensure members receive all the benefits and privileges associated with membership
  • Develops and fosters ongoing relationships with Chamber members through strong relationships and the development of services. Calls and visits current members and encourages involvement
  • Interacts daily with current and prospective members to consistently communicate the value of membership investment
  • Creation and updating of assets that promote membership
  • Promotion of Affinity and Member to Member programs to drive recruitment and renewals
  • Maintain membership CRM to ensure all entries are up to date and track outreach calls and action items
  • Organize and facilitate member events maximizing attendance, involvement, and revenue, while creating learning and sharing opportunities and profile
  • Works with the Membership Committee to develop programs to build recruitment pipelines and board engagement
  • Creates marketing material for distribution on the website and social media including but not limited to member profiles, event info, newsletters, and more
  • Identifies opportunities for sponsorships, event venues, and partnership opportunities
  • Co-ordinates and attends Chamber events
  • Interacts with visitors to the Chamber, including responding to phone calls and questions from the public and Chamber members

Your skills:

  • Professional demeanor with the ability to sell a brand in a manner that motivates and inspires others
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills
  • Enthusiasm, great attitude, trustworthiness, personal integrity and honesty
  • Views every challenge as an opportunity and understands how to manage and overcome negative perceptions
  • Ability to build trust and strong working relationships with leaders, co-workers, members, the business community, and other parties that affect Chamber operations
  • Ability to work independently and autonomously with an understanding of when to involve others in decision-making
  • Detail-oriented, able to plan, prioritize, and transition from tasks quickly and efficiently
  • Good decision-making skills, judgment, and self-control
  • Good comprehension skills with the ability to listen
  • Self-motivated with a dedication to keeping up to date technically and applying new knowledge to your job

Qualifications:

  • 2+ years of education or experience in Business, Event Management, or Communications
  • 2+ years of customer service and/or sales experience
  • Professional phone and interpersonal skills
  • Experience with Microsoft Office, Canva or Adobe, social media platforms, Zoom, CRM programs, and video/photo editing as an asset
  • Experience working with volunteers

We offer:

  • the opportunity to work each day to improve your community
  • an inclusive environment for all employees
  • a commitment to your professional development and growth
  • a positive and supportive work environment
  • a creative and energetic workplace
  • an opportunity to make a positive impact on local business success
  • competitive salary and job flexibility

Apply Now:

Interested applicants should send their resume and cover letter outlining how their skill set applies to this position along with 3 professional references. Applications can be submitted by email with the subject line MEMBERSHIP_EVENTS to admin@cpchamber.com with the subject line “Membership and Events Coordinator”.  Applications will be accepted until the end of the day, Friday, July 19th. Only those candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.