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Tourism Manager (To Be Specified), St. Lawrence County Chamber of Commerce


Canton, NY

Date Posted

Oct 12, 2022

Company Overview

The St. Lawrence County Chamber of Commerce, Inc. plays a pivotal role in strengthening and maintaining the economic health of St. Lawrence County. The mission of the St. Lawrence County Chamber of Commerce is to cultivate, develop and support Chamber members and other businesses by creating a vibrant business climate that encourages growth and enhances the unique quality of life in St. Lawrence County. The Chamber, through its designation as Tourism Promotion Agent, showcases St. Lawrence County to visitors in New York State and beyond, by promoting our natural resources, our museums and special events, and the magical quality of life that is so unique to our county. In addition, the Chamber provides many cost-saving services to its members through a group health insurance program and membership discounts. The Chamber also assists local organizers of events and projects with reduced advertising costs through cooperative advertising under the New York State Matching Funds Program. Finally, the St. Lawrence County Chamber of Commerce is dedicated to building a strong and vibrant future for the generations to come. The Chamber was founded in 1965 and currently has about 500 members.

Job Description/Responsibilities

General Description:

This position serves to support the tourism promotion efforts of the St. Lawrence County Chamber of Commerce. Specific job responsibilities will be defined based on the candidate's experience. Application Cover Letter should include any/all areas of related experience and interest from this list, plus any other relevant skills, experience, or education:

  • Social media management
  • Content development (writing for web, blog, print, social media, news, and guides)
  • Visual Arts (design, photo, video, web, etc.)
  • Grant writing and management
  • Research analysis and reporting
  • Sport and recreation tourism management and/or promotion
  • Event management and/or promotion
  • Tour operations
  • Marketing and advertising
  • Sustainable destination development, management, and marketing


Minimum Requirements/Qualifications:
Note: training will be provided on specific programs and applications, however, knowledge and comfort with technology and learning is necessary.

  • Associate's degree or equivalent skills and experience.
  • Knowledge of St. Lawrence County businesses, industries, and educational landscape preferred.
  • Excellent communication and writing skills.
  • Proficiency in a range of computing applications (Microsoft suite, google workspace,
  • Occasional travel and events outside the normal workday are required.
  • Must have a valid driver's license, car, and car insurance.
  • Ability to lift 30 pounds and be active on feet for several hours at a time.

Abilities, Skills, and Knowledge:
The successful individual for this position must:

  • Be able to exercise independent judgment and make decisions necessary to achieve success in assigned areas, and to complete projects with limited supervision and direction.
  • Be a self-motivated, detail-oriented, enthusiastic, and reliable business professional.
  • Have strong organizational and planning skills and the ability to manage multiple priorities.
  • Be able to function as a member of a high-performance team.
  • Possess creativity and problem-solving skills.
  • Demonstrate exceptional customer service.
  • Be able to develop and maintain good working relationships with members, clients, staff, volunteers, business partners, school employees and the general public.

Attitude and demeanor of all St. Lawrence County Chamber of Commerce staff
As part of the work environment, all staff of the STLC Chamber will:

  • Publicly support the mission of the STLC Chamber of Commerce.
  • Communicate effectively with sensitivity and understanding in dealing with administrative colleagues, visitors, and business partners.
  • Work as a team member in a professional environment.
  • Present a ‚Äúservice attitude" (willingness to be flexible to meet the demands of the organization).
  • Have a professional physical appearance (appropriate attire, personal hygiene, etc.).

Writing Sample
In addition to the application, a writing sample must be submitted. Responses should be within the word count noted and address the specific request. Choose one topic and respond.

Sample 1: You receive a call from a visitor. They are interested in coming to the area to hike to some waterfalls. Write a sample email as a follow-up to the conversation to address their needs. (Maximum 200 words).

Sample 2: You are crafting an email to send out to an email list of visitors. You want to highlight 3 things for them to do in the County in the Fall. Using our website : / / (maximum 200 words).

Non-Exempt: Full Time at 35 hours per week. The office is open 9 AM-4:30 PM. Position hours can be flexible to the candidate's schedule.

Compensation: $35-45k commensurate with experience. Individual health insurance, life insurance, retirement match, holiday, personal and sick time off.

Contact Information

Applicants should provide a cover letter, resume, 3 references, and a writing sample to the Director of Tourism This is a rolling application until filled.