|American Chamber of Commerce seeks Relationship and Events Assistance and Executive Assistant to the Executive Director.
11th January 2017
The American Chamber of Commerce (AmCham) in Georgia is looking for a new junior staff member who will support the membership relationship manager, help identify potential new members, provide research assistance work to the public policy team and work as an Executive Assistant to the Executive Director.
This is a wide ranging position that includes communication, events management, sales as well as research and analytical work. It is a fantastic opportunity for an early professional or recently graduated student to work in a fast moving environment, conduct analysis on the Georgian business and the economic sector, gain strong communication experience in English and build relations with some of Georgia's most influential and interesting business people.
** Support communication with AmCham's membership
** Identify and approach potential new members of AmCham and new potential advertisers for Investor.ge
** Provide support to AmCham's public policy analysis work
** Act as Executive Assistant to the Executive Director
** Support the organization of AmCham Events
** Fluent English speaking and excellent professional English writing
** Extremely good communication skills
** Extremely well organized and capable of multi-tasking and working to tough deadlines
** Good knowledge of the business environment and economic development in Georgia
** Numerate and capable of using a spreadsheet to develop a basic budget
** Net salary in the range of GEL 1200-1500 (Gross 1500-1875), depending on experience and qualifications
** Comprehensive healthcare coverage
Applicants should send materials to Saba Gvetadze (firstname.lastname@example.org) in English
Please put: 'Relations and Events Assistant' in the subject line.
** Cover letter
** Writing sample in English. Please write a two page essay in English entitled,
** 'What a business association can offer in Georgia'?
Deadline: Friday 27 January 5pm
Short-listed candidates will be asked to take a written exam in the AmCham office in the evening of the following week.
About AmCham Georgia:
American Chamber of Commerce in Georgia (AmCham) is the largest international business chamber in Georgia with 210 members. AmCham aims to promote the development of commercial relations between Georgia, the United States of America, and the international community in Georgia. Through these connections we believe we can help improve the business environment in Georgia by lobbying for improvements in the regulations governing business, facilitating connections between Georgian and international investors and supporting business and government links.
Member Meetings and Social events:
In addition to public policy work we have thre member meetings per month, including a luncheon, a roundtable and a cocktail reception. These provide an opportunity for members to connect with senior members of the government and international community as well as catch-up with one another. In 2017 we hosted the Prime Minister, the Minister of Economy, the Minister of Justice, the Minister of Education, the head of the National Bank, the head of the IMF and many others. In addition to our regular member events we also have larger events, like our Gala Ball last year and our annual 4th July barbeque or the election breakfast following the US election last year.
One of the key vehicles for engagement with the Government is the Investor Council. The Investor Council was created by Prime Ministerial Decree in May 2015 and AmCham Georgia was one of the founding members. Chaired by the Georgian Prime Minister, the Council brings together the main economic agencies of the government (including Ministers of Economy, Regional Development and Infrastructure, Agriculture, Finance and the Business Ombudsman), representatives of the private sector and international financial institutions. The first meeting of the Investor Council was held on November 2015 and since that time, meetings have been held every 6-8 weeks.
Our committee work acts as a platform for more intensive analysis of particular sectors or business issues. It also provides a framework for dialogue with the government. We have seven active committees:
** Commercial law and tax
** Trade and transportation
** Energy Mining and Utilities
** Corporate social responsibility
** Education and training
** Tourism committee
Our main publication is the business magazine Investor.ge (http://www.investor.ge). This is the most regularly published and longest standing investment magazine published in English in Georgia and aims to provide objective and accessible news and analysis on emerging business sectors, investment deals and changes in government policy, as it relates to the corporate sector. The magazine is distributed for free and available by email or on our website.