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Director - World Trade Center-Kansas City

Kansas City and the surrounding region is one of the hottest markets in the country for entrepreneurial growth companies with a thirst to expand services internationally. The Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce is home to the regional World Trade Center (WTC) and the Export Concierge program. As the Export Concierge continues to grow we seek a dynamic international trade expert to lead the program to greater success. If you are an excellent consensus builder with the ability to attract financial partners while hosting international visitors from around the world then we want to talk with you. We office in the historic Union Station and offer a family friendly, fun, yet fast paced work environment.

JOB DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES: 
  • Facilitate member-driven processes to accomplish strategic objectives of the Chamber/WTC-KC including regular meetings of the International Investors and other committees while providing correspondence, summaries and other activities, as necessary;
  • Maintain and grow the “International Investors” funding program;
  • Coordinate and host events for visiting international dignitaries;
  • Regularly evaluate programs and implementing improvements when necessary.
  • Public speaking engagements at various meetings, events, conferences and media opportunities;
  • Oversee process for invoices, payables and financial accounting for events;
  • Assists in recruitment and retention of Export Concierge clients;
  • Supervise, evaluate, train and otherwise develop direct reports, including contractual service providers;
  • Collaborate with area international organizations and academia to enhance programming and improve awareness of the services available through WTC-KC.
QUALIFICATIONS: 
 
Education & Experience:
  • Minimum four-year college degree in relevant field and five years’ experience in international trade;
  • Excellent verbal, written, analytical and interpersonal skills;
  • Excellent public speaking skills.
 
Personal Characteristics:
  • Team-oriented person with demonstrated leadership competency with the ability to pivot quickly;
  • Ability to organize and prioritize multiple assignments and meet deadlines in self-directed work environment;
WHAT WE OFFER:
  • Competitive Salary
  • 401k – with company match
  • Generous Health and Dental care benefits
  • Performance bonus program
  • Free access to nearby fitness facility
Does this describe you? If so, please send your information to the attention of Kristine Twidwell, Twidwell@kcchamber.com