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(Interim) Managing Director (m/f)

Type Full time
Company CHATA
Category Office

Description & Requirements

CHATA is hiring!

CHATA is the private sector organization for the hospitality and tourism industry in Curaçao and represents the interest of some 250+ members. CHATA is looking for an (Interim) Managing Director (m/f) for its Executive Bureau and Board of Directors.

The Candidate & Position
It is the task of the (Interim) Managing Director to manage the organization and provide strategic direction to the CHATA Team with a direct communication line to the Board of Directors. The candidate must be an inspirational leader with excellent interpersonal skills and organizational expertise.

The (Interim) Managing Director has the following responsibilities:

  • To identify strategic partners and develop new strategies, programs and projects to contribute to CHATA’s goals and positive tourism development
  • Responsible for all CHATA communications such as but not limited to, press releases, statements, reports, board meetings, member meetings, annual general meetings, interviews and creatives
  • Monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of the communication activities and amend strategy as necessary
  • Management of media relations
  • Oversee and initiate marketing and tourism awareness activities, for the Association
  • Develop innovative ways to increase CHATA brand awareness activities, for the Association
  • Develops partnership programs and marketing co-op opportunities
  • Act as the main communicator on key partnerships
  • Manage, lead and inspire the highly functional team of CHATA and manage relationships with members & external stakeholders
  • Develop, implement and execute the yearly business plan
  • Facilitate the creation of the CHATA goals and position paper that will be reviewed by the CHATA Board of Directors every 2-3 years for adjustments, exclusions, or new goals to stay relevant, effective and successful
  • Create and manage the annual CHATA budget
  • During the annual general meeting, report the budget for the new Association year to the members
  • Liaison between airline, hotel, wholesale partners, and the Curaçao Tourism Board
  • Support advocacy and governmental matters
  • Represent CHATA in public/ private sector actions both locally and internationally


  • 5+ years professional experience in the hospitality-, communications-, marketing- industry, or a related industry
  • A team player with excellent communication skills
  • A self-starter with strong leadership skills and a goal-oriented approach to work
  • Creative and skilled in marketing, organizational development and strategic planning
  • Ability to think and formulate strategic objectives and translate these objectives into operational actions
  • Ability to prioritize activity within a fast paced and demanding environment
  • Excellent oral and written command of English, Spanish and Dutch. Papiamentu is a plus
  • Outgoing personality, dynamic, flexible, with a hands-on attitude
  • Minimum HBO education level (e.g. bachelor’s degree in hospitality, business administration, marketing and/or communications)
  • Experience within the hotel sector is a pre
  • Flexible working hours (no 8 to 5 mentality)
  • Willingness to travel

How to apply:
CHATA offers a challenging and interesting work environment and remuneration in accordance with the importance of this role. Applicants are invited to send in their resume and cover letter by the latest October 16, 2020, to

Confidentiality guaranteed.

Curaçao Hospitality & Tourism Association

Passion for Tourism


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