PEC Chamber


Thank you for your interest in working for The Prince Edward County Chamber of Commerce.
The PEC Chamber recruits persons that have an ability and desire to 
continuously generate opportunities to connect people by bringing life to business. Doing so provides a vehicle for success for our members and the future of The County's business community. 

Current Employment Opportunity

Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Position Posting and Job Description 

The Prince Edward County Chamber of Commerce is seeking a dynamic and self-motivated individual to be the next CEO. The PEC Chamber of Commerce CEO is a strategic leader responsible for overseeing the overall operations, management, and growth of the chamber. As the primary advocate for the business community, the CEO plays a critical role in driving economic development, promoting local businesses, and fostering a vibrant business environment. The CEO collaborates with stakeholders, builds partnerships, and represents the chamber's interests at various forums to create a positive impact on the community and enhance the community’s business climate.


Position Description:

 Oversee strategic planning and action plan implementation

 Work in collaboration with community leaders providing non-partisan representation of the Chamber membership and the business community

 Oversee management of Chamber staff, volunteers and contractors

 Direct day-to-day operation of the Chamber including: Marketing, Public Relations, Human Resources, financial, project and special event management

 Prepare for and attend all Board meetings

 Assume full responsibility for all chamber policies and operations


Key Responsibilities:

Oversee Strategic Planning & Program Management 

Identifies and evaluates risks and opportunities, recommends changes when required

 Sets organizational action plans and identifies the required resources to achieve set goals and objectives

 Facilitates the research, development, implementation and evaluation of programs, events and services that support the execution of the strategic plan

 Develops and implements initiatives to support entrepreneurship, innovation, and the development of a skilled workforce.

 Supports board committees as needed.


Membership Development and Engagement

 Develops and executes strategies to attract and retain a diverse and engaged membership base.

 Identifies and addresses the needs and concerns of chamber members through effective communication and regular engagement.

 Plans and oversees a variety of programs, events, and networking opportunities to foster connections among chamber members.

Leadership & People Management 

 Works in collaboration with Chamber team and relevant community groups to accomplish objectives and fulfill responsibilities

 Provides non-partisan representation and leadership for Chamber and community initiatives

 Responsible for recruiting, onboarding and managing Chamber team members, volunteers and contractors

 Fosters a collaborative and inclusive work environment that promotes innovation, teamwork, and open communication.

 Assists the Board, as needed, with the recruitment of new Chamber board and committee members


Fiscal Management

 Develops and manages the chamber's annual budget, ensuring financial sustainability and accountability.

 Identifies and pursues diverse revenue streams, including membership dues, sponsorships, grants, and fundraising opportunities.

 Establishes and maintains strong relationships with corporate partners, members, and sponsors to secure financial support for chamber programs and initiatives.

 Implements the board’s strategic plan ensuring resources are distributed and aligned to budget

 Oversees bookkeeping procedures, demonstrates strong knowledge of business accounting practices

 Provides the board with regular revenues and expenditures reporting


Marketing & Public Relations

 Creates and executes communication and marketing plans

 Acts as a non-partisan advocate for the organization and its programs in the community

 Participates, and when necessary, leads networking and community-related activities on behalf of the organization

 Builds and maintains relationships with local, provincial, and federal government officials, community organizations, and key stakeholders.

 Represents the chamber's positions on issues affecting the business community through public speaking engagements, media interviews, and written communications.


Skills & Attributes:

 Minimum 5 years’ experience working in economic development and/or business management

 A post-secondary degree in a related field and/or five years’ related organizational experience

 Demonstrates a high degree of integrity combined with strong leadership abilities that support Chamber values and strategic direction

 Proven success in leading and executing collaborative community programs and initiatives

 Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to build effective relationships with diverse stakeholders.

 Financial acumen and experience in budgeting, financial management, and resource development.

 Advanced computer user with ability to elevate technological skills and resources (including a high level of proficiency with: complete MS Office, Zoho and social media platforms)

 Committed to continuous learning and development through post-secondary education and training


Demonstrates strong working knowledge of:

 Current community challenges and opportunities relating to the Chamber mission and strategic direction

 Human Resources & Fiscal Management

 Marketing & Public Relations

 Project and Event Management

 Board governance model and policy implementation

 Business operational processes



Commensurate with skills and experience

Benefits including: Health, Medical & Dental Benefits, Life Insurance, AD&D, Critical Illness and Long- Term Disability.


Application Process:

 Send Resume and Cover Letter to 

 Include “CEO Position Posting” in the subject line of your email  

 Applications will be accepted until Friday, March 22, 2024 at 5pm. 

 While we appreciate all applicants, only those who are selected for an interview will be contacted

The Prince Edward County Chamber of Commerce is an equal opportunity employer and provides employment accommodation in accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code and Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act. Should you require accommodations at any point during the application or hiring process, please email

Students and Co-op Placement

We recognize and value the importance of integrating students into the workforce and support learning opportunities for students and work placement programs. Summer student positions are posted online at the beginning of each year. To be considered for employment, a student must demonstrate active standing / registration as a full-time student during the previous academic year and subsequent academic year. We also welcome requests for high school and post-secondary co-op placement opportunities. Please provide an outline of your school’s program, the duration of the proposed placement, and the appropriate paperwork required of the program. 

How to Apply

By Email:

In-Person: Unit 2B, 206 Main Street, Picton, Ontario

By Post: The Prince Edward County Chamber of Commerce, 206 Main Street, Unit 2B, Picton, Ontario, K0K 2T0

We cultivate a culture of inclusion for all employees that respects their individual strengths, views, and experiences. We believe that our differences enable us to be a better team – one that makes better decisions, drives innovation, and delivers better business results. 

We will take all reasonable steps to ensure accommodation is available to all applicants with disabilities throughout the recruitment process. 

Information provided by or about candidates for these positions will be used only for candidate selection. We thank each applicant for taking the time and effort to respond; however only candidates to be interviewed will be contacted.