Pocahontas County Chamber of Commerce
Job title: Community Liaison – friendly, outgoing individual who is a self-starter and highly motivated; has knowledge of basic business practices; competent with basic office software programs, email and website content management; presents a professional appearance and is familiar with Pocahontas County business culture. All this and still willing to work part time for a monthly stipend of $500.
The Community Liaison is under the direction of the Pocahontas Chamber of Commerce Personnel Committee. Under administrative direction, the liaison‘s four areas of concern are: to administer day-to-day operations of the Chamber, to represent the Chamber in the community and at special functions and events, to recruit new members through various marketing campaigns, and to explain and expand membership benefits.
Examples of specific tasks under each category include: Day-to-day operations – answers Chamber telephone and disseminates information to the public regarding Chamber membership or starting businesses in the county; assists officers and special committees with administrative duties; receives and routes incoming US mail and email; assists with website postings; processes expense vouchers for the treasurer to sign; monitors the office supply levels and orders supplies as necessary; maintains appropriate insurance information; issues news releases on Chamber events and Chamber business clients; assists with putting together the annual dinner meeting, annual fundraiser, the WV RoadKill Cook-off and Autumn Harvest Festival, and other tasks as needed.
To represent the Chamber in the community and at special functions under the direction of the Board – plans community meetings within the county to inform the public of the Chamber’s programs; monitors media coverage of the county and the Chamber and report findings to Board; and helps maintain and grow mentorship program with PCHS.
To recruit new members – mails invoices to a timely basis; follows up on delinquent memberships by phone or in person; identifies new businesses in the community and makes appropriate contact; develop and deliver new business welcome package; responds to inquiries from general membership; actively schedules talks/presentations with groups and civic clubs to highlight the advantage of Chamber membership; develops and implements a proactive community strategy to disseminate information to the businesses in the county; assists the Board in the development of programs and events to attract new members.
To explain and expand membership benefits – works within the current membership to develop benefits for other members; stays current with legislative information and issues to inform members; continues to develop and publish the business directory; finds workshop, webinar and other educational improvement opportunities.