- Provides leadership and direction to ensure that the mission and vision of Visit Oak Park are successfully put into practice and sustained. Establishes and sets the tone for the culture of the organization.
- Acts as a primary spokesperson for Visit Oak Park; establishes and maintains ongoing effective communications with members, municipal and county government leaders, business and cultural institutional leaders, tour operators, convention and event planners, and the local and national tourism industry.
- Delivers an Annual Plan to the Executive Committee based on priorities from Visit Oak Park’s Strategic Plan to define marketing strategy, team development, organizational health, and financial compliance.
- Manages daily operations of the organization, including implementation and administration of the policies and programs established and/or approved by the Board of Directors; with the approval of the Board of Directors, develops annual operating budget and scope of work to promote the tourism assets of the Visit Oak Park member communities to local, state, regional, national, and international audiences.
The next Executive Director will ideally have a bachelor’s degree with five to ten years of related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Experience in travel, tourism, hospitality, non-profit and general administrative experience preferred. Candidates may be current executive director, president, CEO, COO, general manager of a similar size or smaller organization in the for-profit, non-profit or government sectors or a director/manager of a similar size or larger organization with the capabilities and desire to take on a leadership role.