VP, Marketing & Communications

Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce


Position Description / Responsibilities


Briefly describe this position’s primary purpose or role.
This position is responsible for overseeing the marketing and communications department, including branding, public relations, social media, advertising and collateral materials, web design and content and budget management. This position develops and drives an integrated external and internal marketing and communications strategy that supports the strategic goals and objectives of the Chamber. Additionally, this position serves as the primary spokesperson for the organization, ensuring a proactive public relations and communications strategy.

Essential Functions

Leadership and Management Activities:

Public Relations Activities:

Marketing and Communications Activities:

Creative Direction Activities:

Position Requirements

JOB SPECIFICATIONS: What specialized, technical, or practical knowledge, skills, experience or abilities are
needed to perform the job. (Include degrees, certificates, licenses, or other bona fide job qualifications.)
• Bachelor's degree in communications, public relations, marketing, or a related field is required.
• Minimum of 10 years of experience in a similar role, either in-house or with an agency.
• Established track record in community development and engagement, social media, marketing,
communications, public relations and media relations.
• Experience in building, mentoring and coaching a team of communications specialists.
• Extensive writing and editing experience with a variety of print and online communications media.
• Familiarity with Associated Press journalistic style.
• Demonstrated experience and leadership in managing a comprehensive communications, media
relations and marketing program to advance an organization's mission and goals.
• Experience with both traditional marketing techniques as well as cutting edge tools.
• Proficiency with digital technologies and social media tools and an understanding of how to
incorporate them into the Chamber’s communications strategies.
• Experience in media/public relations, strategic planning, communications consulting, speech
writing, and PR agency management.
• Experience in crisis management and communication.
• Superior management skills; ability to influence and engage direct and indirect reports and peers.
• Excellent judgment and creative problem-solving skills including negotiation and conflict
• Strong writing and proofreading skills are essential.
• Exemplary customer-service skills, including the ability to meet deadlines and respond quickly to
changing workplace needs.
• Must be an effective public speaker (media, internal audiences, external audiences, etc.).
• Strong relationship-building skills and organizational skills required.
• Must be committed to working as part of a team and establishing strong internal and external
• Experience with the Macintosh platform, Adobe Creative Suite Web & Design, CSS, HTML, Java,
photography and video editing are preferred.
C. ABILITIES REQUIRED (work characteristics, behaviors, leadership abilities, etc.):
• Innovative thinker with a track record for translating strategic thinking into action plans and
output; creative and thoughtful on how new media technologies can be used.
• Ability to effectively interface with senior leadership, Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce’s
Board of Directors, staff and target audiences; excellent and persuasive communicator.
• Collaborative approach and appreciation/enjoyment working as part of a team.
• Ability to make decisions in a changing environment and anticipate future needs.
• Exceptional organizational abilities and attention to detail and project and time management.
• Demonstrated ability to manage often outsourced marketing activities such as public relations,
website and graphic design.
• Passion for Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce’s mission.

Application Instructions

Please submit cover letter, resume, and work sample to employment@nashvillechamber.com. No phone inquiries please.

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