West Seattle Chamber of Commerce seeks new Executive Director
The West Seattle Chamber of Commerce has been particularly successful in recruiting Executive Directors for the past decade or more with each person filling that role bringing unique talents and energy to the role. When Whitney Moore, the most recent Director announced she would be leaving the job at the end of July it marked another milepost for the Chamber and set in motion the search for her replacement. She's going to be a tough act to follow. Moore brought a strong spirit of cooperation and innovative ideas throughout her tenure from a tie-in to a Sasquatch movie to the Centennial celebration for the chamber to the first Chamber vs. West Seattle Junction Association Softball game. So, the search committee for the chamber has shared a press release seeking a new person for the job:
WEST SEATTLE CHAMBER SEEKS DYNAMIC LEADER FOR NEXT EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
WEST SEATTLE, Washington—The West Seattle Chamber of Commerce has launched a nationwide search for its next Executive Director. The Chamber is seeking to build upon a trend of tremendous growth in membership—up 35% since 2021—with an energetic, self-motivated leader to help West Seattle businesses advocate for their needs.
“We’re at an important inflection point,” says incoming Chamber Board Chair Lindsay Wolpa. “With the West Seattle Chamber celebrating its 100-year anniversary in 2023, we’re looking for a 21st-century leader who’s ready to build on a tradition of economic growth for the West Seattle peninsula’s diverse business community.”
Successful candidates are expected to improve internal operations for efficiency while maintaining the financial viability of the Chamber and communicating effectively with a committed volunteer Board of Directors. “We want to hire someone who knows how to speak with businesses and for businesses,” says Board member Claiborne Bell. “We need candidates with the networking skills and experience required to build and maintain relationships with a wide range of businesses, neighborhood organizations, Business Improvement Areas and local governments.”
Candidates should also be able to oversee and manage marketing, social media, and communications, in addition to a proven background in fiscal management, grant procurement, and contract writing. For more information, press interviews, or other requests, please contact the West Seattle Chamber.
Qualified candidates may submit their resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than June 23, 2023.