Job Opportunities

Job Description
Director, External Relations
Reports to Vice President, Membership

Job Purpose:
Retain current members and recruit new members by cultivating and building relationships with
businesses with an ability to communicate policy issues that may affect their business.

Duties & Responsibilities:
Retain Current Members

• Responsible for retaining members in their territory
• Reach out to current members on a regular basis
• Research current membership for investment increase opportunities
• Communicate legislative issues of concern to members
• Bring past due accounts current
• Work with communications department to highlight companies in blog & Ohio Matters magazine
• Explain new member benefit opportunities
• Be a resource for your members Recruit New Members
• Work with Vice President, Membership to set annual goal
• Create and maintain prospect list
• Research new businesses in Ohio to discover membership investment opportunities
• Attend networking events to meet new prospects

Organize Participation in Conferences & Seminars
• Work closely with Manufacturing Education Council on conferences
• Manage set up, tear down and shift scheduling for trade show table

Other duties as assigned

Required Qualifications & Skills
• Bachelor’s Degree
• 2+ years of sales experience
• Understanding of how state government affects business
• Professional in appearance and poise
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills
• Willingness to learn
• Personal belief in free enterprise
• Team Player

Preferred Qualifications
• Political involvement and fundraising experience
• Understanding of Salesforce (CRM)
• Familiarity with Western Ohio
• Experience owning or managing a business

Working Conditions
• Office hours are 8:30am – 5:00pm in Columbus, Ohio
• Travel 30% of time within Ohio
• Some evening events
• 40 hours a week + special events

Physical Requirements
• Ability to lift up to 25 lbs.
• Set up and tear down trade show equipment

If interested in this career opportunity, please e-mail your resume, cover letter and salary
requirements
to apiccolantonio@ohiochamber.com

Submit by December 11, 2018