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Putnam County Convention and Visitors Bureau

Executive Director

Resumes can be sent to tourism@putnamcountycvb.com by Tuesday, September 1.

Description:

Under the supervision of the Putnam County Convention and Visitors Bureau (PCCVB) Board of Directors, the CVB Director will perform the duties outlined below:

Duties:

· Supervises, trains, directs, sets goals, and evaluates PCCVB personnel;

· Initiates, negotiates, and implements contract agreements with vendors for services such as design, photography, advertising, accounting, and legal;

· Plans, manages, promotes, coordinates, recruits volunteers or staff, solicits and secures sponsorship for all PCCVB events;

· Evaluates the tourism industry in Putnam County, and develops immediate and long range plans to support local tourism business, attract more tourism to the county, and develop appropriate events and programming of the PCCVB;

· Prepares budget and directs expenditure of PCCVB funds; maintains and prepares related financial documentation and records;

· Attends regular PCCVB Board meetings and reports updates, recommendations, and direction;

· Establishes relationships with the community, hoteliers, and tourism business owners to promote the industry and attract more overnight visitors to Putnam County;

· Oversees and develops a comprehensive tourism marketing plan for Putnam County; writes, reviews, and/or approves all marketing and advertising materials;

· Manages, updates, and complies with PCCVB policies, protocols, and procedures as needed with PCCVB board review;

· Communicates on behalf of the PCCVB with all regulating entities, government officials, the general public, vendors, tourists, and media;

· Maintains memberships in professional organizations on behalf of the PCCVB and accreditation through the West Virginia Association of Convention and Visitors Bureaus;

· Serves as a representative of the PCCVB on various boards and organizations; is active and engaged with events or attractions that bring visitors to the area;

· Performs other duties as assigned.

Skills and Qualifications:

· Knowledgeable of proper formatting of general business communications, and can communicate clearly and effectively;

· Skilled in use of Microsoft Office Suite, particularly Word and Excel;

· Skilled in the use of graphic design software, such as Adobe Photoshop, InDesign and/or other design programs;

· Ability to adapt to and use social media platforms, website hosting platforms, and data storage services;

· Experienced in negotiating service, sales, and advertising agreements;

· Ability to write grant proposals;

· Willingness to become involved in a variety of community organizations and events;

· Able to supervise personnel, including interview, hire, and train employees; plan, assign, and direct work;

· Able to communicate clearly and kindly with the general public, vendors, members of the tourism industry, the PCCVB Board of Directors, and personnel, including addressing complaints or solving problems;

· Excellent organization skills;

· A positive and professional attitude;

· Any combination of the following: A bachelor’s degree or higher from an accredited college with an emphasis in tourism, hospitality, marketing, public administration, business administration, or a related field PLUS 2 years of relevant experience; or 5+ years of highly relevant experience including organizational management, budgeting, event planning, and marketing;

· Basic design and/or photography skills is a plus; and

· Knowledge of Putnam County and the tourism industry and is preferred, but not required.

Physical, Time, Vehicle, and Other Requirements

This position requires the following:

· Frequent work in an office settings;

· Occasional work at a variety of locations attending meetings and events (including some evenings and weekends);

· Overnight travel 3-5 times per year for industry meetings or training;

· The ability to lift up to 50lbs;

· Use of a personal vehicle;

· A valid drivers’ license; and,

· Commitment to maintaining a regular work schedule as set by the PCCVB Board of the Directors of at least 32 hours per week;

Hours and Compensation and Benefits

· Schedule of hours will be coordinated with the PCCVB Board of Directors and/or Board President;

· PTO of six weeks (192 hours) per year, accrued monthly;

· Paid WV State Holidays;

· Salary is commiserate with experience.