The Story

The Arvada Chamber of Commerce is in the midst of a strategic initiative, B.O.L.D. 2026 (Big Opportunities For Leaders To Deliver), focused on improving persistent business challenges that include talent, housing, childcare, and the business environment. We are building a team of tenacious problem solvers who will work to ensure that the ambitious goals of the B.O.L.D. 2026 initiative are achieved and scaled. The Senior Vice President (SVP) of Strategic Impact is a new position for the Arvada Chamber of Commerce. The person selected for this position will have the unique opportunity to assist in building the vision, leaders, and strategies to change our broken systems once and for all!

 

Your Day-To-Day

  • Deliver Outcomes

    • Support the delivery of the B.O.L.D. 2026 plan strategies related to:

      • Grow our talent

      • Increase our stock of workforce housing

      • Increase childcare capacity

      • Improve our business environment

    • Work to fully define performance measures and deliver outcomes related to each measure on a quarterly basis

    • Manage and grow the B.O.L.D. 2026 budget to ensure the successful delivery of the plan

  • Navigate systems and remove barriers

    • Build essential relationships that will assist in navigating the complicated talent, housing, childcare, and government systems

    • Review data and navigate trends and changes that impact the work in the B.O.L.D. 2026 plan

  • Support a Dream Team

    • Oversee the success of the below-outlined positions:

      • Director of Talent Pipeline Development

      • Director of Business Growth and Advocacy

    • Utilize Entrepreneur Operating Systems (EOS) to establish internal objectives and tracking systems with the B.O.L.D. 2026 team

  • Communication

    • Support B.O.L.D. 2026 investor relations plan by developing regular reports and investor check-ins

    • Develop content that can be shared with external partners and audiences related to research, programming, leadership opportunities, etc.

    • Attend regular staff meetings and communicate internally the happenings of B.O.L.D. 2026

Must-Have Skills

  • Working Knowledge of local systems: Direct working knowledge of our local talent, housing, childcare, and government (local, county, state) systems and the ability to remove obstacles and influence change that allows us to move quickly and effectively to improve our talent system

  • Data collection and interpretation: Understanding of economic, workforce, and demographic data collection; and a strong ability to collect, interpret and tell a meaningful story using the data  

  • Technological proficiency: Comfort with technology including Google suite, basic social media, and contact management

  • Decision Making: Ability to assess all the facts, understand the current state and goal state, and choose the best course of action

  • Strategic Forecasting: The use of benchmarks, historical data, and other information and factors to make predictions about future demand and growth

  • Flexibility: Adjust to short-term change quickly and calmly, so that you can deal with unexpected problems or tasks effectively

  • Project/process management: Manage priorities, processes, contracts, timelines, and task deliverables across a variety of overlapping projects

  • Customer service: Maintain a high level of engagement, empathy, problem-solving, and communication with internal and external partners

  • Interact well with others from a diverse set of backgrounds: Uphold the Arvada Chamber Inclusion purpose:   “Belonging is at the heart of our core values and work at the Arvada Chamber of Commerce. By creating an inclusive environment we will empower new perspectives, solutions, and opportunities for our local economy and serve our mission as a champion for advancing ALL businesses and employees in Arvada.”

  • Public speaking and presentation: Excellent written, phone, and verbal communication abilities that command audience respect

The Environment

The Arvada Chamber team is dynamic and committed to the success of our organization and community. While team members are given flexibility – they are held accountable to performance measurements to ensure objectives are achieved. Early mornings and occasional evening meetings are a part of our work and all team members are asked to attend as appropriate. Applicants must be able to travel efficiently to off-site meeting locations throughout the region.

 

Perks of the job

  • Salary Range of $95,000-$110,000/year

  • Competitive medical, dental, and vision benefits

  • Short-term and long-term disability

  • 3% match on IRA

  • Unlimited paid time off

  • Hybrid / flexible work environment

  • Mileage reimbursement

 

Ready to apply?

Submit your cover letter and resume by December 7, 2022, at 5 pm via email to molly@arvadachamber.org. We're an equal-opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran, or disability status.

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