Rancho Mirage, CA: The Rancho Mirage Chamber of Commerce has seen unprecedented growth as area businesses prepare for a busy season ahead; as the membership grows, staff mirrors that change to provide services, benefits and economic development to the community as seamlessly as possible.
The open position is a fantastic opportunity to join a winning team as Director of Events & Sponsorship. Resumes should be sent to Katie.Stice@RanchoMirage.org or mailed to Rancho Mirage Chamber of Commerce c/o Katie Stice: 71905 Highway 111, Suite H, Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
“The chamber is in great standing and we’re planning for a bright future ahead. We’re looking for a go-getter and team player that loves community, achieving goals and working hard with a dedicated team with over 37 years of local chamber experience. We’re a fast moving machine that works in the spaces of respect and care for our stakeholders and community.” Katie Stice, CEO, Rancho Mirage Chamber of Commerce
September 29, 2022
Rancho Mirage Chamber of Commerce
JOB TITLE: Director of Events and Sponsorship
Full Time Non-Exempt Hourly + Commissions on Sponsorship Sales
Reports to: President/CEO
Working closely with Senior Management, the Director of Events & Sponsorship is responsible for organizing, coordinating, and delivering events and programs while reaching sponsorship goals on behalf of the Rancho Mirage Chamber – which are of meaningful value to our membership and stakeholders.
This role will collaborate with team members to bring innovative, and creative ideas and processes to the assignments to enhance the value and experience of stakeholders. The goal of this position will be to engage members through events and sponsorship opportunities to achieve the anticipated retention and budget goals.
Role characteristics: A problem solver, socially poised and motivating team builder, “outside the box” thinker who is quick to learn and try new things, Management and oversight of multiple priorities with the need to multi-task in a fast-paced environment, Willingness to lead stakeholders to decisions with a focus on idea generation and creative problem solving.
Produce results and set/achieve goals in alignment with the organization’s mission and strategic goals while also maintaining a collaborative environment with engagement and commitment from others
Lead with confidence and enthusiasm while building rapport and relationships with individuals and groups to encourage action
Produce quality work in a timely manner and demonstrate a knowledge of systems and understanding of accountability for results
Full commitment to the success of the organization, the team, and stakeholders
This role will require occasional early morning or late-night attendance for events.
As a director-level position, this will be a senior management role within the organization and, as such, will be expected to participate in strategic planning activities.
Further, the Director of Events & Sponsorship work directly with other members of Senior Management to guide activities in support of the organization’s revenue generation activities.
This is not an exhaustive job description and additional tasks may be added as required by the President/CEO based on the needs of the organization.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Core duties and responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
Work with President & CEO on Flagship Events: Business EXPO, Speaker Series, Marketing Summit, Installation & Awards Dinner “The Rammys”, Golf Tournament, State of the City, Candidates Forum, Nurses Appreciation Luncheon/Video.
Administer and execute networking event programming including, not limited to Power Lunches, Mixers, and New Member Orientations.
Constant event marketing, content, and communications. Assist Director of Operations promotional tools relating to RMCC programs and events.
Work with Senior Management to maintain contact lists and database.
Assist in general office duties including phone coverage, monitoring the info@ email inbox, visitor inquiries and fulfilling visitor’s requests, and bank deposits as needed.
This job has no supervisory responsibilities at this time.
To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:
Analytical – Uses intuition and experience to complement data; designs workflows and procedures.
Design – Demonstrates attention to detail.
Problem Solving – Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; gathers and analyzes information skillfully; develops alternative solutions; works well in group problem solving situations; uses reason even when dealing with emotional topics.
Project Management – Develops project plans; coordinates projects; communicates changes and progress; completes projects on time and budget.
Technical Skills – Assesses own strengths and weaknesses; pursues training and development opportunities; strives to continuously build knowledge and skills; shares expertise with others.
Customer Service – Manages difficult or emotional customer situations; responds promptly to customer needs; solicits customer feedback to improve service; responds to requests for service and assistance; meets commitments.
Interpersonal Skills – Focuses on solving conflict, not blaming; maintains confidentiality; listens to others without interrupting; keeps emotions under control; remains open to others’ ideas and tries new things.
Oral Communication – Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; listens and gets clarification; responds well to questions; demonstrates group presentation skills; participates in meetings.
Written Communication – Writes clearly and informatively; edits work for spelling and grammar; presents numerical data effectively; able to read and interpret written information.
Teamwork – Balances team and individual responsibilities; exhibits objectivity and openness to others’ views; gives and welcomes feedback; contributes to building a positive team spirit; puts success of team above own interests; able to build morale and group commitments to goals and objectives; supports everyone’s efforts to succeed.
Visionary Leadership – Inspires respect and trust.
Leadership – Exhibits confidence in self and others; effectively influences actions and opinions of others; accepts feedback from others; gives appropriate recognition to others.
Quality Management – Looks for ways to improve and promote quality; demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness.
Business Acumen – Understands business implications of decisions; demonstrates knowledge of market and competition; aligns work with strategic goals.
Cost Consciousness – Works within approved budget; conserves organizational resources.
Ethics – Treats people with respect; keeps commitments; inspires the trust of others; works with integrity and ethically; upholds organizational values.
Organizational support – Follows policies and procedures; completes administrative tasks correctly and on time; supports organization’s goals and values; benefits organization through outside activities.
Strategic Thinking – Develops strategies to achieve organizational goals; understands organization’s strengths & weaknesses; analyzes market and competition; identifies external threats and opportunities; adapts strategy to changing conditions.
Judgment – Displays willingness to make decisions; exhibits sound and accurate judgment; supports and explains reasoning for decisions; includes appropriate people in decision-making process; makes timely decisions.
Motivation – Sets and achieves challenging goals; demonstrates persistence and overcomes obstacles; takes calculated risks to accomplish goals.
Planning/Organizing – Prioritizes and plans work activities; uses time efficiently; plans for additional resources; sets goals and objectives; organizes or schedules other people and their tasks; develops realistic action plans.
Professionalism – Approaches others in a tactful manner; reacts well under pressure; treats others with respect and consideration regardless of their status or position; accepts responsibility for own actions; follows through on commitments.
Quality – Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; looks for ways to improve and promote quality; applies feedback to improve performance; monitors own work to ensure quality.
Quantity – Meets productivity standards; completes work in timely manner; strives to increase productivity; works quickly.
Adaptability – Adapts to changes in the work environment; manages competing demands; changes approach or method to best fit the situation; able to deal with frequent change, delays, or unexpected events.
Attendance/Punctuality – Consistently at work and on time; ensures work responsibilities are covered when absent; arrives at meetings and appointments on time.
Dependability – Follows instructions, responds to management direction; takes responsibility for own actions; keeps commitments; commits to long hours of work when necessary to reach goals; completes tasks on time or notifies appropriate person with an alternate plan.
Initiative – Volunteers readily; undertakes self-development activities; seeks increased responsibilities; takes independent actions and calculated risks; looks for and takes advantage of opportunities; asks for and offers help when needed.
Innovation – Displays original thinking and creativity; meets challenges with resourcefulness; generates suggestions for improving work; develops innovative approaches and ideas; presents ideas and information in a manner that gets others’ attention.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE
Associate’s degree (A.A.) or equivalent from two-year college or technical school; or six months to one year related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Demonstrated excellent customer service experience a must.
Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public. Bilingual in English and Spanish a plus.
Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume. Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.
Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.
To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of: Database Software; Spreadsheet Software (Excel); Word Processing Software (Word) and Electronic Mail Software (Outlook), A successful candidate will be proficient in website management (WordPress) and social media platforms (Facebook, Instagram).
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel and reach with hands and arms.
The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is occasionally exposed to outside weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
Rancho Mirage Chamber of Commerce
71905 Highway 111, Suite H, Rancho Mirage, Ca 92270
(760) 568-9351 Info@RanchoMirage.org www.RanchoMirageChamber.org