Position Summary

The Greater Muscatine Chamber of Commerce & Industry (GMCCI) seeks applicants and referrals for the position of President & CEO. The organization is seeking a dynamic leader with a verifiable track record of success.  The ideal candidate will have a demonstrated ability to create and maintain relationships with a wide variety of stakeholders, articulate a definite and clear vision and unify volunteers and staff around numerous initiatives.


This person is the CEO of the organization and is governed by the GMCCI’s Board of Directors, yet works with considerable independence. This role is responsible for the general management, including finance and budgeting, coordination of all Chamber of Commerce activities, and directs all planning and implementation of GMCCI bylaws, programs and policies/procedures.


The President & CEO has direct responsibility to lead GMCCI toward the accomplishment of its mission and strategic plans for Chamber of Commerce, Economic Development, and Tourism operations.


The strategic direction for GMCCI has identified key focus areas to address the following:

– Business Services & Advocacy

– Talent Cultivation & Workforce Development

– Commercial Corridor Revitalization

– Entrepreneurship & Innovation

– Tourism & Marketing


Essential Responsibilities

Strategic Direction

Actualize the strategic plan, including but not limited to establishing OKR’s (annual objectives and quarterly key results) in collaboration with board of directors to manage team results.


Operational Excellence

Ensure the organization’s systems and processes for human resources, finances, operations, legal, and other business practices are creating the conditions for growth and impact.


People Management

Oversee personnel and hiring processes from identification through onboarding. Work to strengthen GMCCI’s internal people management practices (culture) and external member service approach.


Financial Management

Establish financial management tools and practices that support the path to growth in both revenue and profitability.


Economic Development

Evaluate new business opportunities, potential impact, and asses actual impact of/through completed projects.


Marketing & Sales

Oversee the GMCCI brand and external presence through marketing and business development strategies and activities.


Community Liaison

Act as the primary point person between GMCCI and various stakeholders to amplify and accelerate community priorities.


Candidate Qualifications

The ideal candidate for the President & CEO role will combine education, experience, and a proven record of success. The following factors of education, experience, expertise, leadership, and management style have been identified as ideal attributes for the President & CEO to possess in order to function effectively in the position.


Education & Experience

Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in marketing, finance, economic development, economics, or a related field with marketing or sales experience. Five or more years of progressively responsible experience related to administrative and management responsibilities, budget formulation, and financial management. Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion serving underrepresented populations. Any combination of education and experience that provides equivalent knowledge, skills, and abilities will be considered.



Experience in business retention and recruitment, including promotion of commercial/industrial development and establishing relationships with developers and financiers regarding business expansion and facility siting.


Familiarization with strategic planning practices for nonprofits leading to goal-setting and policy development.


Experience and ability to supervise senior management, delegate tasks, set priorities, and hold staff accountable for achieving GMCCI goals and objectives.


Demonstrated effective and creative problem solving, decision making, leadership, negotiation, selling, quantitative/qualitative analysis, management and interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills.


Experience in governmental relations and the ability to personally interact with local, regional, and state agencies, as well as private sector entities in a constructive and cooperative manner while representing GMCCI’s interest tactfully.


Demonstrated ability to conduct group presentations and facilitate meetings.


Experience in obtaining grants for a variety of organizational purposes and programs.


Ability to maintain effective media relationships.


Leadership & Management

Work with Board of Directors, striving to facilitate a sense of consensus among divergent views, maintaining an atmosphere in which board, committees, and staff are working together for the best interests of the overall community.


Be a strong leader. Lead and motivate by example with complete integrity, demonstrating an inherent sense of professional and personal ethics.


Equal Employment Opportunity

The Greater Muscatine Chamber of Commerce & Industry is an equal opportunity employer and believes in equal opportunity for all employees and applicants. Accordingly, all employment decisions are based on the principles of equal opportunity. These decisions include recruitment, selection, promotion, transfer, discipline, compensation, benefits, training and other personnel actions involving persons in all job titles and shall occur without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, genetic information, military status, sexual orientation, gender identity, creed, or any other characteristic protected by law.


No individual will be denied nor receive special employment opportunities based on membership status in any protected category. Every employee of Greater Muscatine Chamber of Commerce & Industry is expected to support this equal opportunity and non-discrimination commitment by conducting him/herself in a manner that is consistent with the intent and spirit of this policy.


Position Posting & Application

A professional announcement/position posting will be released for insertion in appropriate professional publications and various online job posting sites on March 1, 2022.


This position profile may be obtained and downloaded from the Greater Muscatine Chamber of Commerce & Industry website: muscatine.com under Employment Opportunities with the required application materials completed and submitted by email no later than April 1, 2022.


The position provides an excellent benefits package with a starting salary of $85,000+ depending upon experience and qualifications. A very competitive group benefits package is offered along with a Simple IRA match. Residency within Muscatine is required within the first six months of hire.


Those interested and qualified should apply by email entitled “GMCCI President & CEO,” in confidence, with a cover letter that includes salary requirements, résumé, and five (5) professional references.


GMCCI reserves the right to select only the most qualified applicants for an interview. EOE.



GMCCI Board of Directors

Greater Muscatine Chamber of Commerce & Industry

100 W 2nd St

Muscatine, IA 52761

(563) 263-8895


resumes and cover letters should be sent directly to careers@muscatine.com.