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

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. 

Marketing Intern

The La Crosse Area Chamber of Commerce seeks a motivated, self-starter to assist in executing marketing efforts. This is a unique opportunity to gain hands-on experience in marketing and communications, data analysis, and event promotion.

MARKETING INTERN DESCRIPTION

Are you looking for an opportunity to gain real-world marketing experience in a professional, but fun workplace?  Find your opportunity at the La Crosse Area Chamber of Commerce! The Marketing Intern works directly with the Marketing Director to assist in implementing the marketing plan, including social media promotion, researching best practices, and other marketing projects.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Design
    • Create and update current graphics to align with brand guidelines
    • Create marketing collateral for events (such as signs, flyers, design elements, etc.)
  • Website
    • Assist in website development, updates, and related projects
  • Content Creation
    • Create content for eNewsletters, event descriptions, webpages, promotional plans, social media posts, and other areas as assigned.
  • Analytics
    • Track analytics of social media posts and execute social media strategy
    • Track effectiveness of marketing campaigns and website
  • Marketing Support
    • Assist in Marketing projects including branding updates, segmentation lists, and data management
    • Research latest marketing trends and best practices to implement in current strategies
    • Support marketing and organizational goals
  • Additional duties as assigned

Candidate must possess:

  • Seeking a degree in business, marketing, or other related field
  • Must be an undergraduate student entering Junior or Senior year status
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to prioritize tasks and meet firm deadlines
  • Excellent computer literacy, including proficiency with Microsoft Office software and the Google Suite
  • Self-motivated, able to take initiative and manage projects independently
  • Must be efficient, well-organized, and able to manage multiple projects with competing deadlines
  • Professional demeanor
  • Experience with Adobe Creative Suite is a plus
  • Experience with WordPress, Hootsuite, and social media management is a plus

Start Date: January 21, 2019 – flexible start date.

Compensation: $8.00/hour

Time Commitment: 10-20 hours/week with possibility for more during the summer. Requires a minimum 3 month commitment, preference given to 6+ months.

To Apply: Please submit a cover letter and resume to hire@lacrossechamber.com

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