Chamber Job Opportunity

Chamber Career Opportunity: Director of Workforce Development


The Brainerd Lakes Chamber of Commerce is adding to our talented team!

We are seeking a Director of Workforce Development to lead efforts to recruit and retain talent that powers our member businesses. The director will primarily lead our Bridges Workplace Connection Program that introduces high school students to local career opportunities. Our current director, Mary Gottsch, is retiring after 31 years of service.

Who are we looking for?

  • A leader with related experience in either business or education, but more importantly has the skills and personality to bring those professionals together.

  • A positive relationship-builder with good communication skills.
  • Someone who enjoys organizing events and has an eye for detailed planning.
  • An independent worker with an entrepreneurial spirit.

This is a full-time position with excellent benefits including three weeks paid vacation, paid sick time and 10 paid holidays; health, disability and life insurance; IRA contribution; and cell phone reimbursement. Remote work is possible 1-2 days per week.

Applications due Sunday, September 19

Apply by sending your resume’ and cover letter to Matt Kilian, Brainerd Lakes Chamber President. Salary inquiries welcome. Read the full job description here

About Our Community

The Brainerd Lakes Area is among Minnesota’s premiere destinations, located about two hours north of Minneapolis and St. Paul. Our area features more than 400 lakes, stunning natural resources, local and national shopping, restaurants, breweries, festivals and a wide array of recreational activities. We’re also proud of our award-winning schools, excellent healthcare systems, and rural quality of life. Learn more at

About Our Chamber

Representing multiple Lakes Area communities, the Brainerd Lakes, Crosslake and Pequot Lakes Chambers are among Minnesota’s largest at more than 1,000 members strong. With 12 staff in 4 facilities, we focus on tourism, business training and events, networking, government affairs, and workforce development. Learn more at

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