Live and Work in Jackson County!
There are many different employment opportunities in Jackson County. Jobs are listed online through a variety of outlets including the city and county websites and websites of Chamber members on the Chamber Membership Directory on this website. For information from the WIN Job Center and Mississippi Department of Employment Security, click here. The WIN Job Center is located in Pascagoula. There are many different Chamber members who are staffing agencies. If you would like a list of these, look at our online Membership Directory or contact the Chamber!
Please also note that the Jackson County Economic Development Foundation lists the top ten major employers in Jackson County: Ingalls Shipbuilding, Chevron, Singing River Heath System, World Marine, LLC, Vision Technologies Halter Marine, Pascagoula-Gautier Public School District, Jackson County Public School District, Walmart Supercenter in Pascagoula, AT&T Mobility and Omega Protein.
JOB OPENING: President & Chief Executive Officer, Jackson County Chamber of Commerce
The Jackson County Chamber of Commerce is now seeking applicants for the position of President & Chief Executive Officer. Resumes should be sent to email@example.com and received by Friday, March 1, 2019. Successful applicants must meet the criteria listed below.
The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) must be a dynamic, passionate, and strategic leader who can lead the future vitality, relevance, and impact of the Chamber. The CEO will be a visionary with responsibilities for the overall leadership and management of this organization and will be accountable for the effective and efficient operation of the organization including financial management. The CEO will have a strong external focus, serving as a key spokesperson and an advocate for the business community and will be able to successfully operate at very high levels of influence with key government, legislative and business leaders. They will serve as a community leader and ambassador for the region in advocating for business in Jackson County, the Mississippi Gulf Coast and throughout the State of Mississippi while collaborating closely with other business organizations with the goal of improving the business climate across the State. They will be charged with working closely with the Executive Committee to focus the Chamber’s priorities and balance the needs of its members, including businesses that are large and small, new and established, traditional and non-traditional in current and future economies of the region. Under the direction of a continually evolving Executive Committee and annually changing Officers, the CEO is responsible for maintaining continuity and consistency in programming for the Chamber.
Must have a known track record as a senior executive, manager for ten or more years in corporate, political, community or not-for profit management areas.
Experience in reporting to a Board of Directors and building consensus with diverse constituencies.
Minimum Bachelor’s degree required with MBA or advanced degree preferred. Certification encouraged; preferred Certified Association Executive (CAE) or Certified Chamber Executive (CCE), Institute for Organization Management (IOM).
Must reside in Jackson County, MS, or relocate within 90 days of hire.