Job Title: Director of Colorado Competitive Council (C3) Date: Nov 2019
Department: External Affairs FLSA: Exempt
Reports to: SVP of External Affairs LEVEL: Director
About the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce
The Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce has been putting Coloradans to work in great jobs for more than 150 years. We never lose sight of our goal to put Coloradans to work. So, our focus is on all the ways we can make this happen: We help companies start, grow and thrive; we attract new headquarters, expansions and the country’s best, brightest and healthiest workforce to our region; we advocate for policy that makes us the best place to do business; we help educate the workers of today and tomorrow; we build leaders who share Colorado’s Civic DNA™; we work toward solutions to our state’s most pressing issues; and we provide members with the network, resources and access to experts that helps them get ahead. By joining the team at the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce, you’ll be engaged in the work that transforms our region, strengthens our business community and ensures we remain competitive nationally and internationally.
About the Colorado Competitive Council
Founded in 2005 as an affiliate of the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce, the Colorado Competitive Council develops policy solutions that benefit Colorado businesses and ensure that our state continues to be competitive locally and globally. With reach across the state, our diverse group of investors and steering committee members collaborate to amplify the voice of the business community at the capitol and on the ballot. We represent 40 business investors who drive the advocacy positions of our organization.
- Financial Responsibility – Ensure financial viability of the organization through development of a sales plan and investor pipeline strategy. Develop and monitor annual budget. Meet expense and revenue goals.
- Manage Investor Committee – Plan and manage committee meetings and agendas; the annual legislative agenda for C3; and outreach to industries and regions represented by C3.
- Membership Development – Grow and nurture C3’s investor base. This position has direct responsibility for growing and retaining investors and recruiting sponsors for C3 Base Camps and meetings/events.
- Manage Steering Committee – Devise, gain support for and execute a strategic outreach plan to educate and engage the statewide steering committee in the advocacy efforts of C3.
- Policy Analysis – Understand how legislation impacts C3 investors and develop summaries, recommended positions and advocacy strategies in support of C3’s position.
- Manage Lobbying Team – Provide guidance on strategic direction of the lobbying team, which represents C3 at the state capitol.
- Spokesperson – Represent investor positions through verbal and written testimony and letters.
- Manage Communications – Work in concert with the communications lead dedicated to C3 to utilize media in a manner that benefits the organization and its role in public policy. This includes both traditional media and other potential web-based sources and e-communications tools. Communicate to investors, steering committee members, legislators and public officials.
- Event Management – Secure sponsorships and table sales for large-scale events, such as the Business Legislative Preview, Legislative Reception and political forums.
- Stakeholder Outreach – Identify and develop a network of key stakeholder groups statewide whose interests align with investor priorities (e.g., industry-specific trade associations).
- Program Participation – Participate in professional development programs sponsored by the Chamber and other organizations to enhance sales and advocacy knowledge and strategy.
- Other duties as assigned.
EXPERIENCE: Seven to 10 years of experience in association management and/or public policy arena.
- Experience managing diverse stakeholders, investors or coalitions.
- An understanding of Colorado’s political landscape.
- Proven ability to develop and execute effective advocacy strategies.
- Sales experience.
- A willingness to have a versatile and flexible work schedule.
- High degree of professionalism and ability to gain expert knowledge of an issue quickly.
- Ability to build a membership pipeline and maintain strong relationships with existing investors and steering committee members.
- Strong independent work skills with a proven track record of taking initiative and developing relationships with key decision makers within an organization.
- Good communication skills including comfort with frequent email communication, letter development and public comment.
- Must be detail-oriented and have a proven track record of effectively managing multiple projects, priorities and tight deadlines.
- Must be able to interact with high-level business and community leaders.
EQUIPMENT TO BE USED: Typical office equipment, advocacy software or online tools, presentation software.
SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: Supervise a team of contract lobbyists.
WORKING CONDITIONS: Asked to work extended hours or to attend meetings off-site as needed.
TYPICAL PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Must be able to lift 25 pounds.
SALARY RANGE: $90,000 – $100,000 with potential for bonus
DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION: Close of Business December 6, 2019