POSITION: Executive Director
REPORTS TO: Heritage Corridor Business Alliance Board of Directors
General Summary: Responsible for assisting in the development of policy, implementing policy, and recommending action to the Board of Directors for the continued success of the Heritage Corridor Business Alliance (HCBA). The Executive Director is responsible for overseeing the coordination of the existing operations of the organization. This role will develop, promote, and plan events and functions and will communicate effectively with the HCBA membership on needs, ideas, and opportunities. He/She will develop and implement an annual budget and organizational plan that advances the general welfare and prosperity of the Homer Glen and Lemont HCBA membership. The Executive Director is enthusiastic, creative, and well organized, and is an excellent communicator capable of functioning well in an independent environment.
Duties to the Board of Directors:
Work with the Board of Directors to develop the long term strategic plan of HCBA and to define annual business plan for the upcoming year.
Responsible for the growth, development and retention of HCBA membership
Coordinate all chamber activities including board meetings, general membership meetings, special chamber
projects and events and chamber committee projects.
With the Board of Directors, develops committees as needed to enhance the functions of the HCBA.
Provide regular activity, financial and membership reports.
Participate in fundraising including event development and execution and grant writing.
Assists the Board in the formulation of policies, by-laws, rules and regulations in connection with
the operation of the business alliance.
8. Other duties or special projects as directed by the president or by the board of directors through the president.
Duties to the Members:
Is responsible for the physical Chamber headquarters and making sure the surroundings are inviting and user friendly for all HCBA members.
Serves as a focal point for communications for and about the HCBA’s functions, responding to inquiries from members and the community at large.
Ensure retention of members and collection of membership dues.
Approves membership applications and keeps accurate records of membership, events and activities and
develops reports as needed.
Addresses the business needs of HCBA members.
Serves as an advocate for the HCBA members in the Homer Glen and Lemont business community
Executes and carries out all stated policies and objectives and all by-laws, rules and regulations, determined by the Board: abides by the requirements of all applicable laws.
Keeps an accurate accounting of income and expenses. Projects cash flow. Assist committees with their budgets. Assures an accurate account is kept of all revenues and expenditures.
Ensures payroll tax forms are filed and tax deposits are made and corporate tax forms are submitted in a timely basis.
Ensures that monies are collected and deposited in a timely fashion.
Balances all accounts.
Responsible for interviewing, hiring and training employees; planning assigning and directing work;
appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.
Responsible for an active, positive presence in the community.
Represents the HCBA at appropriate public meetings and through coordination of the Board of Directors and
Village offices and serves as an advocate for the economic wellbeing of the HCBA membership and the
Engages community business leaders and elected officials on behalf of HCBA issues.
Oversees and manages HCBA functions and events.
Remains informed of current public issues and ensure HCBA involvement in decision-making processes.
Ideally, the Executive Director of the OPACC will have a unique combination of personal and professional qualifications.
This includes, but not limited to:
Familiarity with the unique challenges of running a nonprofit; someone who understands the dynamics of a chamber of commerce or similar membership-based organization and who is genuinely interested in working effectively in that realm.
Executive style that can generate respect and support from a wide range of constituents including large and small businesses, nonprofits, community groups, elected leaders, and staff at the local, regional, and state level.
Demonstrated interest in the community and businesses of Orland Park and the surrounding Villages.
Ability to lead the development and implementation of the long-term action plans of the OPACC
Motivational leader who can attract, retain, develop, and empower staff and volunteers.
A great listener who can articulate the OPACC mission and vision to retain and attract new
Excellent verbal and written communication skills and presentation ability; comfortable with
new and traditional media.
Time management skills with a proven ability to prioritize responsibilities.
Reliable, self-motivated, outgoing
Strong networking and leadership skills and the ability to function well as part of a team
Presents a professional image whenever representing OPACC