Join Our Team

Our non-profit team has the privilege of working with some of the area’s most influential business leaders who are passionate about strengthening our region by working together.

More than 650 La Crosse Area businesses support our work through annual dues.

By combining resources, we create programs and services that help them grow such as attracting talent, providing education, advocating on government issues that impact them, and connecting them to resources and each other.

To Apply

Email Your Resume to: hire@lacrossechamber.com
No phone calls, please.
Please email if you have any questions.

Offering Flexibility
combine two positions for full-time or single-part time

Please specify position(s), hours desired when applying.
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Advocacy Manager

~ 20 hours/week

Talent Development Manager

~ 20 Hours/Week

Community Concierge

29 Hours/Week

Advocacy Manager

Speak out on what impacts our 650 members at the local, state and national levels, being their voice when they are unable due to needing to run their business. When your work addresses their needs, our members value of your work increases.

ADVOCACY MANAGER DESCRIPTION

As the primary staff person who works closely with the business members on our Advocacy Committee, you are responsible for programs that grow our businesses by understanding businesses’ barriers to growth in order to advocate on their behalf at the local, state and federal levels.

  • Has an ear to business — understanding the challenges businesses face
  • Develops and implement strategies that promote a pro-business governmental environment, encouraging business growth and prosperity.
  • Remains in continuous contact with government and educational officials at the local, state and federal levels to ensure our business needs are understood and hence considered before proposals arise and allow the Chamber to operate proactively.
  • Develops committee budgets for the Advocacy Committee and monitors performance with our Finance Directors.
  • Understands the strategies of the Chamber, your role in our organizational goals, and focus on programs that move us towards them.
Specific Duties
  • Research, analyze, develop and monitor business-related issues on the local, state and national level on an on-going basis around talent and regulation
  • Attend external meetings as necessary and monitor agenda items that impact business.
  • Effectively communicate our advocacy work to our members to ensure their investment and engagement.
  • Prepare policy positions for the Board of Directors and monitor progress of positions the Board has taken.
  • As directed by the executive director, communicate the Chamber’s position to our members, appropriate governmental units and maintain regular contact with leaders at all levels.
  • Develop groups of members to respond to specific issues as needed and prepare volunteers to testify at public hearings.
  • Plan events such as the monthly meeting, annual DC Fly-In, annual Oktoberfest in the Capitol (Madison advocacy trip), and special events, with support from our other team members
  • Actively encourage members of the business community to become active in government, public issues and politics.
  • Respond to members’ questions and concerns regarding actions taken by the Advocacy Committee and Board of Directors.
  • Maintain contact with Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce (WMC) and the United States Chamber of Commerce (US Chamber) and recommend positions on issues that impact our members.
  • Prepare information for the executive director and chairman of the Board on issues so they can serve as the spokesperson(s) for the Chamber.
  • Write articles for communication pieces to our members on the Chamber’s position on issues and our work in the community.
Secondary Responsibilities:
  • Operate office equipment, including computers
  • Attend monthly Chamber Board meetings
  • Attend public hearings/meetings as needed to move our issues forward
  • Perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned by the executive director of the Chamber
TALENT DEVELOPMENT MANAGER DESCRIPTION

The #1 inhibitor to our local business growth is their ability find people. In this position, you will help our more than 650 businesses attract the talent they need to grow. Our businesses have identified the need. You will work with a committee of some of our largest and successful small businesses to develop the programs and services they need to be successful.

  • Has an ear to business — understanding the talent challenges and opportunities to develop programs and services that meet needs and can lead conversations as their voice.
  • Develops and implement strategies that help attract talent.
  • Remains in continuous contact with education officials to ensure our business needs are understood and hence considered.
  • Develops a budget with our Finance Director for Talent Development initiatives that align with metrics.
  • Understands the strategies of the Chamber, your role in our organizational goals, and focus on programs that move us towards them.

Specific Duties

  • Attend external meetings as necessary and monitor agenda items that impact business.
  • Effectively communicate our talent development work to our members to ensure their investment and engagement.
  • Plan events with assistance from other team members that allow for best-practice sharing among employers and educational opportunities to make them stronger leaders
  • Connect our businesses with resources in the community and beyond to help them learn and attract talent
  • Maintain contact with Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce (WMC) and the United States Chamber of Commerce (US Chamber) on their work in talent development
  • Prepare information for the executive director and chairman of the Board so they can serve as the spokesperson(s) for the Chamber.
  • Write communication pieces to explain our work to our members and the media
  • Oversee the Talent Development Committee and other committees as assigned by the Executive Director and its programs of business retention and recruitment initiatives and other related programs.

Secondary Responsibilities:

  • Operate office equipment, including computers
  • Attend monthly committee meetings
  • Attend external meetings in the community
  • Perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned by the executive director of the Chamber

Talent Development Manager

With talent being the #1 barrier to our business growth in our area, this position will combine two of our part-time that are available, with priority to the concierge position that is estimated at 29 hours. 

Community Concierge

Assist some of our area’s largest employers to recruit talent they are attracting by selling our community so they can sell the position. Success is landing the best talent for our community and helping them acclimate by serving as a caring friend connecting them to resources and serving as a liaison to the employer, perhaps bridging diversity dynamics, to ensure the candidate can acclimate well.

This position will also be on the forefront of identifying our community’s challenges opportunities to better attract our talent.

CONCIERGE DESCRIPTION

The Community Concierge serves as the primary contact for local employers regarding the recruitment, relocation and retention needs of potential employees. The ideal candidate has a robust knowledge of the La Crosse area and connections to meet their needs as they move to a new community – from housing to specialty foods, churches, stylists, and more.

Duties include providing concierge-level services and community tours to individuals referred by employers (both candidates considering the community and new hires); working with trailing spouses/significant others seeking employment; developing and overseeing the community welcoming program; managing the distribution of relocation guides and online relocation information; and working with volunteers. This position will be fully supported by other Chamber staff on an ongoing basis.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Develop, coordinate and implement a community welcoming program for newcomers relocating to La Crosse County.
  • Establish and lead an occassional employer advisory board to receive feedback and implement necessary enhancements to program services.
  • Serve as the primary contact (one-stop concierge service) for individuals considering relocation to the La Crosse area for work. This includes personal one-on-one meetings with prospective employees and their families, community tours, phone calls, emails and ongoing follow-up communication as needed. Some evening and weekend work may be required.
  • Work closely with local Human Resource professionals and other partners to promote newcomer recruitment, relocation and retention services to local employers. Develop trusting relationships and support network necessary for a robust program.
  • Work with Human Resource managers and others within local businesses and agencies to help connect trailing spouses to employment and their families to community.
  • Organize and host events, introducing newcomers to each other, community leaders and major aspects of the community.
  • Manage the preparation, shipping and tracking of the Living in Greater La Crosse Relocation Guides distributed to local employers, realtors and individuals.
  • Manage, update and distribute a database of available rental housing within the La Crosse area to newcomers and local employers upon request. Establish and maintain open communication with major landlords, property managers, developers, and relevant city departments.
  • Identify and support existing newcomer clubs, and identify additional opportunities.
  • Follow any other job–related instructions and perform any other job–related duties requested by their supervisor.
  • Assist our Business Outreach representative with the identification and sale of the program to employers and sponsors
  • Track and report activities for periodic reports to employers, board and major sponsors. Measure success.

Candidate must possess:

  • A strong working knowledge of the community and region.
  • Superb oral and written skills in order to communicate information and ideas.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Excellent organization and customer service skills;
  • Strong problem solving skills, the ability to develop partnerships and a desire to be part of an organization that values service, people, integrity, responsibility, innovation and teamwork;
  • Accuracy and attention to detail;
  • Self-motivation with the ability to multi-task effectively;
  • The ability to equally take direction, work independently and work in teams

Preference will be given for the following additional qualifications:

  • Bachelors Degree

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