MELFORT — The Melfort Trade Alliance Chamber of Commerce is seeking to hire their first executive director after being recognized as an official chamber.
“Right now, it’s difficult for the board to do all these things by ourselves that a chamber needs to have done because we’re all business owners, we have to take care of our business as well,” said Tyler Fahlman, the chamber’s president.
“We’re really hopeful that we get a lot of strong candidates for this position, they will be the face of the Melfort Chamber for the foreseeable future.”
The roles of the job will include member recruitment, planning and organizing various events, supporting board members on different projects, and assisting with social media and member communications.
“We’re hoping for people who have either lots of history in business or in a marketing type of role, people who are not afraid to get out and go on a cold call for businesses, and somebody who can put forward what our commitments are to the business community the best way possible.”
Fahlman said it’s currently undecided if it will be a full-time or part-time position, with hours applicable based on need.
“Chambers similar to our size, some have full-time executive members and other ones have part-time, so we’ll have to adjust to what the need is in our area.”
Applications are open until the end of February and can be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org.
This will be the first paid position created by the new chamber.
“We are looking at doing either a short-term, or an open ended depending on the candidates and what they bring to the table.”