We Are Hiring
* Non-Awesome candidates need not apply.
Our team is incomplete. There is a hole in our game. We need the absolutely perfect person to fill the role of Administrative Coordinator to complete us.
What We Do:
The most talented business leaders and managers in Silicon Valley have tasked the SVC Chamber staff to run the SVC Chamber day-to-day operations for them. We need help!
What You Would Do:
Do you have a great personality and enjoy people? Do you have a servant’s heart such that you are energized by helping others in their careers? Are you looking for a fast-paced, rewarding, thrill-ride of a career instead of another stale, old, boring job? Do you want to be part of business and economic growth in the region? Then, working at the only Chamber dedicated to the entire Valley may be just the right fit for you.
There is one more thing, and it’s a big thing: We need mad skills.
That is, you will be the voice on the other end of the phone and the first face they see as people walk in the door. Can you represent? Can you dress, act, and sound the part, even when it’s a bad day and there are a bunch of things to finish on your To-Do List? We are known as THE BUSINESS CHAMBER because we help companies and their employees to learn, grow, and connect; so, the job is pretty rewarding and laid back – but, every job has it moments.
Though not required to apply, having some basic data entry and bookkeeping skills with a working knowledge of QuickBooks Desktop is helpful. We will train. This is not the main part of this position, but you will spend about 4 hours per week doing such tasks.
We do events! Some of the coolest events in the region, of course. We would need your help running the events. Usually that just means checking off people as they come to registration or running PowerPoint slides. We usually have no more than 3 events per month. Some of them are in the evening; so, you would need to adjust your work schedule that day. But, we also always sleep in our own beds (no overnight travel).
This position also has administrative duties attached: order supplies, do internet research, proof letters for the CEO, stuff a few envelopes, label some postcards, keep calendars, type minutes, attend meetings, and similar administrative duties.
In summation, think of the job as part administrative assistant, part bookkeeper, part events coordinator, and part receptionist, with just a tinge of tasks that you would normally give to an intern thrown in (we don’t have interns).
How Much It Pays:
This is a full-time hourly position at $23.00/hour. The work is inside work mostly at a desk. Most weeks you will work 40 hours. Some weeks will include overtime work, though that is rare.
You do need your own reliable transportation and own mobile phone with a great plan. We will provide an additional allowance for each.
Are You Still There?:
Most candidates don’t even make it this far in the job ad. They simply apply for every job on the job board – not because the job interests them, but because they need a job. ANY job. That person is probably not the right fit for us. We want the applicant that goes running to their significant other… or best friend… or mom…. or dog, saying: you have to hear this ad! Is this me or what?!! So, do two additional things in your cover letter for us. Would you, please? First, tell us the name of that old famous prison by the Golden Gate Bridge. You know, the one on the island (just to let us know you read this far). And, also, how did you hear about this job opportunity? Of course, feel free to be creative (movie quotes and references ALWAYS welcome).
10 paid holidays/year; 5 paid vacation days/year to start (grows to 11 days/year with increased years of service); 11 paid personal/sick days/year; 85% contribution toward health insurance; paid in full for employee: dental, eye, long term disability, life, and accidental death & dismemberment insurances; an AMAZING 401(k) retirement plan with an unheard of 6% matching; lots of free coffee, and piles of free snacks and eats, as available.
How to be Considered?:
Send your Resume with a Cover Letter to the Chamber at Info@SVCentralChamber.com
Or, mail it or drop it off at the Chamber office:
Silicon Valley Central Chamber
3350 Scott Blvd., Bld 54
Santa Clara, CA 95054-3124
Bring Your A-Game:
As you have probably figured out by now, this is a great job at an amazing place to work with awesome co-workers and Members. Thus, a lot of people want to work here.
Make sure you put super serious, real effort into your Cover Letter & Resume. For us to contact you for an interview, your materials need to scream out – I’M AWESOME!
About the SVC Chamber
The most desirable, highly rewarding careers in any business community are found at its Chamber of Commerce. Since 1947, the Silicon Valley Central Chamber of Commerce (SVC Chamber) continually sets the bar higher as one of the best places to work. In fact, of more than 7,000 Chambers in the United States, none can boast stronger connections with the top companies in the world than the SVC Chamber.
The Chamber is a vibrant, dynamic Membership organization of businesses that turn the wheels of the economy. Membership includes cutting-edge technology firms, manufacturing companies, real estate developers, healthcare organizations, restaurants & cafés, shops, theaters, lawyers, accountants, hotels, governments, and not-for-profits, to name a few. Since companies, not individuals, join the Chamber, Members range from the smallest mom & pop startups all the way through the largest employers on the planet; thus, the Chamber represents hundreds of thousands of employees throughout Silicon Valley.
With a booming legislative presence on Capitol Hill, in county government, and local city halls, the SVC Chamber is one of the most influential forces representing the business community in government affairs and regional economic development.
What’s more, the SVC Chamber is the home of the area’s most recognizable events and numerous business groups (Councils & Leadership Groups) to satisfy the needs and interests of our Members; such as:
- Silicon Valley Business Awards
- Convention and Visitors Bureau
- State of Our Cities
- Martini’s & Mistletoe
- Women in Business
- State of the State
- Silicon Valley Young Professionals
The SVC Chamber has offices at 3350 Scott Blvd., Bld. 54, Santa Clara, CA 95054-3124
While you are here, learn even more about the THE Business Chamber in Silicon Valley:
LinkedIn: Silicon Valley Central Chamber