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Bedford Chamber Accepting Resumes For Membership And Communications Director
Updated October 16, 2017 9:35 AM
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(BEDFORD) - The Bedford Area Chamber of Commerce is looking for a new Membership and Communications Director.

The position will take on the daily tasks of the Bedford Chamber of Commerce including: day-to-day member relationships, event planning, public relations and other tasks that full-fill the Chamber's mission.

The Membership and Communications Director is expected to have the following skills: Strong oral and written communication, event planning experience, customer service, organizational, sales and coordination skills.

As members of the Bedford Chamber organization, this position is the main point of contact between your organization and the Chamber . As such, they would like your assistance in helping find the right candidate. If you know of a qualified individual who would be a great fit for the Chamber, please forward this information to said individual.

Resumes can be sent to

Membership and Communications Director Job Description

Position Description Summary

The Membership and Communications Director for Bedford Chamber of Commerce is responsible for the day-to-day member relationships, event planning, public relations, and other duties as delegated by the Chief Executive Officer. Most importantly, the Director assures the Vision, Mission, Goals and Objectives of the Chamber are foremost in all Chamber business endeavors.


Administers and manages the activities related to the Chamber events (outlined below), supports communication with members and membership growth, and other tasks that relate to the Mission and Goals of the Bedford Chamber.

Position Duties

  • Event Planning
  • Maintain and plan effective programs, events, activities and functions; including, but not limited to:
  • Annual Dinner
  • Golf Outing
  • Board Retreat
  • Rendezvous on the Runway
  • Job Fair
  • Youth Leadership Academy
  • Leadership Lawrence County
  • Up4Ed
  • Business After Hours
  • Friday Focus Luncheons

Communications & Public Relations

  • Prepares releases for the media and keeps media informed of Chamber activities, events, programs, etc.
  • Represents the Chamber in activities as approved by the CEO.
  • Coordinate with City Hall to plan and oversee Ribbon Cuttings and special events
  • Attends meetings pertinent to Chamber business
  • Communicate with the Board on Chamber issues when necessary
  • Oversee, develop or create correspondence with the public and membership
  • Develop messaging and technical delivery on Chamber website, social media outlets, email, newsletters, etc.
  • Prepares and coordinates publication of the Chamber Advantage Cards and Chamber Directory


  • Work to increase membership
  • Assist members in projects and requests as necessary
  • Interface with members
  • Serve as liaison for board and membership
  • Communicate with members on a regular basis
  • Create opportunities to interact directly with members, soliciting their feedback on Chamber programs and ways to improve or increase member benefits

Knowledge and Character Traits

The Membership and Communications Director should have the experience, general knowledge and responsible character traits, such as charismatic, self-guided, detail oriented, and people driven, to represent the Bedford Chamber of Commerce. As such, the position must exhibit professionalism in the execution of the duties and responsibilities. The Membership and Communications Director is expected to have the following skills: Strong oral and written communication, strong customer service, detail orientated, event planning, coordination and sales skills.

Education and/or Experience

Minimum High School diploma (or equivalent) with experience in customer oriented sales or event planning roles. Preferred: A bachelors' degree in marketing, communications, or public relations. Relevant experience in sales, event planning, or business development is desirable.

Salary and Benefits

Pay will be dependent on qualifications/experience.
Benefits include paid holiday, sick leave, and vacation.

Physical Demands and Working Conditions:

  1. Viewing computer terminal, and keyboarding in an office environment.
  2. Communication via the Internet, with telephone callers and face-to face interactions requires an ability to express oneself as well as perceive and exchange ideas.
  3. The employee is not exposed to adverse environmental conditions, working primarily in an office environment.
  4. Sedentary work. Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or negligible amount of force. Work can require stooping, kneeling, crouching, as well as grasping objects, and reaching with hands and arms.
  5. The employee is required to stand, walk and carry objects

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