Executive Director, Cortand County Convention & Visitors Bureau


Cortland, NY

Date Posted

Aug 17, 2021

Company Overview

We are looking for an experienced Executive Director to oversee all operations, functions and activities. You will be the face of the organization, responsible for giving the proper strategic direction and implementing a high quality vision. The mission of the organization is to enhance the general economy of Cortland County, it's cities, tours and villages, through the promotion of tourism events, conventions, trade shows, and supporting activities, consistent with goals and objectives related to policies of the Convention & Visitors Bureau.

Job Description / Responsibilites

* Develop and implement strategies aiming to promote the organization's mission and “voice"
* Create complete business plans for the attainment of goals and objectives set by the board of directors, including budget and sales & marketing plans
* Build an effective team of leaders by providing guidance and coaching to to staff and managing all aspects of human resource
* Work with team to develop & maintain a comprehensive Social Media Marketing Plan
* Ensure adherence of the organization's daily activities and long-term plans to established policies and legal guidelines
* Direct and oversee the financial condition & ensuring the financial stability for the organization, includes grant writing
* Forge and maintain relations of trust with Cortland County's representatives, tourism and tourism related partners and external authorities
* Act as the public speaker and public relations representative of the company in ways that strengthen its profile
* Devise remedial actions for any identified issues and conduct crisis management when necessary
* Develop collateral material to support the Cortland County CVB's marketing plan in in response to and in anticipation of inquiries
* Monitor overall operations of the CVB to ensure efficiency, cost effectiveness, & organization including all documentation and record keeping
* Communicate regularly with the Convention & Visitor's Bureau board
* Serve on related Committees & Boards
* Position includes approximately 25% travel


* Proven experience as executive director or in other managerial position
* Experience in developing strategies and plans
* Direct sales and marketing experience
* Ability to apply successful fundraising and networking techniques
* Strong understanding of non profit finance & grant writing
* Knowledge of corporate governance principles and managerial best practices
* An analytical mind capable for “out-of-the-box" thinking to solve problems
* Outstanding organization and leadership abilities
* Excellent communication (oral and written) and public speaking skills
* Preferred Bachelor's or Graduate Degree in hospitality, marketing, or business
* Minimum of 3 years working within a NYS TPA

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