Career Opportunity Bulletin


Carmel by the Sea, CA
Position: Executive Director
Salary: $90,000
Benefits: Medical Insurance, Dental Insurance, Vision Insurance, Retirement, Expense Account, Service Club Membership, Professional Development, Mileage Reimbursement
Chamber Membership: 500+
Chamber Budget: $500,000
Total Number of Staff: 2.5
Population of Area Served: 20,000
W.A.C.E. Academy Graduate: Preferred

Description: The Carmel Chamber of Commerce is searching for a charismatic and confident leader to serve as our Executive Director. We’re seeking someone with vision, confidence, creativity and passion to elevate and collaborate with our business community, to nurture positive relationships with local government, to develop relevant programs for our members and to collaborate with staff to create a financially successful and effective leadership organization. We’re looking for someone with 5 years of comparable management experience, direct experience in budgeting, growing revenue, and effective management of staff and vendors. Strong administrative skills such as Word, Excel, Quickbooks, PowerPoint, InDesign, Adobe Creative Suite, and the ability to create content for social media are necessary. Experience and confidence in public speaking and interaction with various departments of local government is also expected. Degrees, graduate programs or other specialty educational accomplishments (including W.A.C.E. certifications) are always preferred and Chamber or other membership organization experience is also a plus.

Deadline: January 20, 2024


Position: CEO
Salary: $70,000-$,110,000
Benefits: Medical Insurance, Dental Insurance, Vision Insurance, Retirement, Professional Development, Mileage Reimbursement
Chamber Membership: 350
Chamber Budget: $302,000
Total Number of Staff: 2
Population of Area Served: 10,835
W.A.C.E. Academy Graduate: Preferred
U.S. Chamber Institute Graduate: Preferred

Requirements: The Chamber empowers business through connection, advocacy, and education. We hold monthly networking events, educational seminars, and topical forums designed to foster an formed and successful business culture for over three hundred business members. We advocate for pro-business policies to ensure a thriving local economy.

About Morro Bay:

Morro Bay is a picturesque coastal city in San Luis Obispo County, California, is known for its natural beauty and one of Californias first Offshore Wind lease area and proposed large scale battery storage project. As of 2023, the city boasts a population of 10,835. Morro Bay’s economy is marked by a diverse array of approximately two thousand licensed businesses.

Role OThe CEO is the chief executive officer of the Morro Bay Chamber of Commerce, responsible for the overall leadership, direction, and management of the organization’s activities. This role demands a dynamic, innovative, and community-focused individual who can drive economic growth and integrity of the organization.

Key Responsibilities:

  1. Strategic Leadership: Develop and implement a strategic plan in collaboration with the Board of Directors, aligning with the Chamber’s mission and the community’s economic goals.
  2. Community Engagement: Serve as a primary liaison between the Chamber, local businesses, government agencies, and the community to foster strong relationships and promote economic development.
  3. Membership Growth: Actively pursue membership growth strategies to enhance the Chamber’s influence and resources.
  4. Advocacy: Advocate for local business interests at municipal, state, and federal levels, ensuring that the needs of Morro Bay’s business community are addressed.
  5. Event Management: Oversee the planning and execution of community events and business networking opportunities to promote member engagement.
  6. Financial Management: Manage the Chamber’s budget, ensuring financial stability and transparency.
  7. Marketing and Public Relations.

Deadline: January 31, 2024