Vice President of Economic Development - Forsyth County Chamber of Commerce

Posted By: Timothy Chason Job Board ,

Date position is to be filled: December 1, 2020

Location: Cumming, Georgia

Category: Chamber of Commerce

Education Requirement: Bachelor's Degree

Experience Requirement: 5-10 years

Salary: Based on Experience

How to Apply/Contact: 
Candidates interested in the Forsyth Chamber’s Vice President of Economic Development position may upload a cover letter addressed to Tim Chason, as well as a copy of their resume, at The deadline to submit the documents is September 11, 2020. Only PDF documents will be accepted. Anticipated start date for the new executive is late 2020 or early 2021.

For more information on the position, please contact Tim Chason at 404.735.0540 or via email at

Job Description & Details *
The Position. The Vice President of Economic Development is accountable for both commercial and industrial recruitment as well as maintenance of existing employers. Other responsibilities include: providing leadership and guidance to the chamber’s economic development department; oversight of all daily operations and budgets; and, in collaboration with the community, developing and implementing an economic development strategic plan. The Vice President represents the chamber at meetings with clients, investors, developers and the media.

Key Attributes. The Search Committee for the chamber is seeking a professional who has a keen knowledge and experience in the commercial and industrial development fields; excellent communication skills in terms of verbal, written, listening and digital means; and has experience in building strong, viable work teams to accomplish strategic goals.

Requirements. Candidates applying for the Vice President’s position should hold a Bachelor’s degree, ideally with an MBA or other post-graduate work, from an accredited college; or equivalent experience. Professionals submitting a resume must also have at least five years of management, executive and strategic leadership experience in the economic and/or community development field.

Successful experience in leading a professional work teams is also desired of candidates.

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