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The Oakville Chamber of Commerce is hiring a Director, Membership Development

 Position and Job Title Job Title: Director, Membership Development Hours: Full time, permanent Reports to: President Salary Range: $55/70,000 Location: 700 Kerr. St. suite 200, Oakville, Ontario Summary The award-winning Oakville Chamber of Commerce representative of 1,100 member businesses of all sizes and sectors is seeking a dynamic, high energy and self-motivated Director, Membership Development to join our team.  Responsibilities include new member sales, up sells and membership retention as directed by the President. The successful candidate will be a strong communicator and have demonstrated sales experience in a member based organization.  This position works collaboratively with the Chamber Team to best meet the needs of new and existing members. Sales & Retention
  • Identify prospective Chamber members and implement a monthly sales plan;
  • Develop metrics with the President: sales, member visits, calls, and member conversions;
  • Develop a thorough understanding of the various Chamber membership levels and the benefits each provides a business;
  • Develop a retention strategy and work with Chamber Staff to strengthen membership renewal;
  • Develop a strong working knowledge of the Chamber and its various programs and promote to the membership;
  • Secure advertising revenue as per the Chamber’s approved sales target;
  • Participate in various Chamber meetings, events and activities;
  • Represent the Chamber at community events to enhance the Chamber brand within the community;
  • Always represent the Chamber professionally and positively.
Other Duties
  • Assist with events as required;
  • Database maintenance;
  • Support Chamber advocacy work;
  • Other duties as assigned by the President.
Preferred Background, Experience & Qualifications
  • Minimum three years outside sales experience;
  • Membership sales and membership based organization experience preferred;
  • Excellent presentation skills;
  • Experienced with Microsoft Office, Excel, Constant Contact, Database Programs and Social Media Channels;
  • Excellent organizational and follow up skills.
Personal Attributes
  • Highly motivated with B2B sales experience;
  • Excellence in relationship building and relationship sales;
  • Thorough knowledge of Oakville business community and Chamber;
  • Ability to set and meet goals;
  • Excellent selling and closing skills;
  • Strong sales and prioritizing focus;
  • Excellent follow up skills;
  • Excellent networking skills.

Apply now!


Oakville Chamber Hits Membership Milestone

The Oakville Record-Star: Business Men Organize to Promote Area

The Oakville Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce its membership has grown to over 1,200 companies. Collectively Oakville Chamber members employ more than 40,000 people. Among the top five Chambers of Commerce or Boards of Trade in Ontario, the Oakville Chamber is one of the largest associations of any kinds in Oakville.

“We are delighted to reach this milestone of 1,200 members. It shows the value the Oakville Chamber brings to Oakville businesses. We look forward to continuing to represent the growing voice of the business community” stated Caroline Hughes, Chair of the Board, Oakville Chamber of Commerce.

In September of 1949, the Oakville Chamber of Commerce (then named the Oakville-Trafalgar Chamber of Commerce) was incorporated under the federal Boards of Trade Act. The Oakville Chamber made headlines in 1953 when over one hundred “Business Men Organize[d] to Promote Area.” At the meeting 59 applications for membership were received! (See article to the right).  

Since those early days, the Oakville Chamber of Commerce has grown and evolved to become the voice of the Oakville business community. Through providing advocacy, corporate benefits, networking opportunities, events, business development and educational forums, the Oakville Chamber works to foster a healthy, engaged, and sustainable business environment and economy in Oakville.  

It is not just the Oakville Chamber that has evolved over the past 68 years, but our society has evolved as well. One major change is Oakville’s population; the population in 1949 was 11,952, whereas today it is over 190,000!

Another noticeable change that is evident in the 1953 article is the involvement of women in business. Back in 1949, it was business men that created and supported the Oakville Chamber of Commerce. Today, we have many successful business women contributing to our economy and the Chamber. In fact, five of the past 10 Oakville Chamber Board Chairs have been women. Not only did they lead the Oakville Chamber to success, but they have been leaders in their respective industries, including finance, hospitality, marketing and advanced manufacturing.

The article below was published in September of 1953 in The Oakville Record-Star, the predecessor of today’s The Oakville Beaver. It mentions that the majority of Chamber Members at that time were in the commercial and industrial sectors. Today the Oakville Chamber has a diverse membership with members in the professional and financial services, digital media, life science, advanced manufacturing, hospitality, engineering, retail, real estate, arts and education.

To celebrate their diverse membership, the Oakville Chamber of Commerce launched the “I’m A Member Because” community campaign. The campaign was created by members, with members, for members. It features two videos and a series Chamber Members stating the reason their Chamber membership is important.

 A special thank you to Media Rez Studios for producing the video, and Fotografia Boutique for photographing the members. You can view the videos before every movie this summer at Film.Ca Cinemas, on CogecoTV, and on Intrigue Media screens throughout Oakville. You can also follow the campaign on the Oakville Chamber’s social media channels. Oakville Chamber members can join the campaign by sharing why they’re an Oakville Chamber member @oakvillechamber using #ImAMemberBecause.

The Oakville Chamber of Commerce, and our society as a whole, has grown and evolved over the past 68 years. Let’s see what milestones we will achieve by 2085.

To learn more about Chamber benefits, please contact Marc Tremblay, Vice President of Membership Development at 905-845-6613 x 204 or marctremblay@oakvillechamber.com.

Marc Tremblay Vice President of Membership Development Celebrates 1200 membership milestone   Marc Tremblay, VP Membership Development celebrates the 1,200 member milestone!

Oakville Chamber staff Celebrates 1200 membership milestone

Oakville Chamber staff celebrating the milestone: Faye Lyons, Sharon Molloy, Jad  Haffar, Marc Tremblay, France Fournier, Karen Pomfret and John Sawyer.