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Senior Vice President of Regional Advancement and Talent

Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce
North Charleston, South Carolina 29405
  • Job Type
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Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce is seeking applications and nominations for the position of Senior Vice President of Regional Advancement and Talent.


Company Background


The Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce (CMCC) is a major metro chamber of commerce serving the Berkeley, Charleston and Dorchester county metropolitan area of South Carolina. Founded in 1773, the CMCC is the oldest continually operating chamber of commerce in the United States.


Today, the Chamber is the region's leading Advancement and Advocacy organization and is comprised of more than 1,600 member organizations. The Chamber has earned five-star accreditation from the US Chamber of Commerce three times, the most recent in 2017. In 2017, the Chamber was also named one of three finalists for the Chamber of the Year award from the Association of Chamber of Executives.


Major areas of the focus include local, regional and state advocacy, the development and execution of a talent platform aimed at ensuring all high school student graduate career and college ready and that the strategy is focused on preparing students for the high demand fields in the Charleston region.


The Chamber also has a broad leadership professional development platform that includes operating one of the oldest Leadership programs within the United States.


To learn more about Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce, visit https://www.charlestonchamber.org/.


Job Summary


The Senior Vice President (SVP) for Regional Advancement and Talent will play a critical role in helping CMCC achieve its vision to provide high quality programs locally, statewide, and eventually extending the use of the model nationally. The SVP will be responsible for the vision, leadership, strategic direction and management of the Chamber's regional advancement and talent programs and initiatives. Reporting to the President and CEO, the SVP will be a member of a 6-person executive leadership team leading two major areas of the organization: Talent and Regional Advancement. The SVP will manage a team of 3 and work closely with the SVP of Advocacy. The SVP will lead CMCC's strategies to attract and retain highly skilled, career ready individuals to ensure that the region's workforce meets the needs and anticipated needs of the area's employers with the highest job availabilities in revenue maximizing business sectors/clusters. In addition, they will also engage with partners to provide quality programs and services to the region's existing businesses, young professionals, universities, and local organizations and to support workforce development.




  • Oversee and manage all talent and regional advancement programs and initiatives, including Career Academies, TEALs, Construction Trades, Accelerate Scholarships, Youth Apprentice Program, and Common Skills
  • Oversee and develop methods for the continued expansion and funding of the largest talent program at CMCC, Career Academies, which are career-themed schools within high schools, in which the learning environment reflects the atmosphere and expectations of the 21st-century workplace. Manage the existing partnership with the region's three largest public school districts that includes 62 Career Academies operations in 22 area high schools, with 150 business partners through Regional Advisory Boards in the following areas: STEM, Health Science, Business, Culinary/Hospitality and Computer Science
  • Assess immediate and long-term talent and regional advancement trends and recommend appropriate programming, initiatives, and expansion efforts
  • Establish and maintain partnerships with key external community stakeholders to develop and execute talent strategies and initiatives and address regional workforce needs
  • Collect data and submit reports regarding talent and regional advancement programs and initiatives
  • Participate in fundraising activities as needed in collaboration with the President and CEO and Chief Development Officer. Provide support to the existing Accelerate Charleston fundraising initiative that provides $1M per year over and above normal Chamber revenue to help fund major metro advancement initiatives, including the Talent and Advocacy/Regional Advancement Platforms of the Chamber




10+ years of relevant professional experience, including Chamber, business/professional association and/or education advocacy organizations. 8+ years of managing and directing teams with outward facing responsibilities and budget and programmatic performance results. Proven experience and substantive increasing responsibilities and metrics based performance results in community development, regional advancement and talent development. Fundraising and or grant seeking experience and marked results of securing funds for program operating budgets preferred and a Bachelor's degree and professional credentials


Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce has retained the services of Korn Ferry for this search. Applications and nominations may be sent to: CMCC_SVP@kornferry.com


Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce is an equal opportunity employer and strongly encourages diverse candidates to apply.

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North Charleston, South Carolina 29405

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