Careers at the Chamber

Grow your career while supporting the economic growth of our region

The Chamber provides all the benefits of working for a mid-size business combined with the values and mission focus of a nonprofit. As part of a leading organization in the region’s business community, team members have access to a wide array of resources, connections and opportunities throughout their career with the Chamber. With 85+ employees, the Chamber is right-sized for new team members to have the support of their talented colleagues, opportunities to lead and room for personal and professional growth.

Culture Goals

We seek to foster a workplace where team members are encouraged to be themselves and everyone’s behaviors demonstrate fairness, respect, trust, inclusiveness and teamwork along with the following characteristics:

development

DEVELOPMENT

We help individuals reach their full potential by investing back in employees. There is a commitment to learning, coaching and development.

performance

PERFORMANCE

Our rewards, development and other talent-management practices are in sync with the underlying drivers of performance.

collaboration

COLLABORATION

We recognize that the exchange and sharing of ideas among individuals and teams results in our best work and requires being open to new ways of thought, teamwork and productive debate.

innovation

INNOVATION

We inspire each other to push the envelope in terms of new ways of thinking.

morale

MORALE

We encourage our team members to be themselves. Our employees value their positions and desire to work here for a long time. Productivity is high and colleague gatherings are enjoyable and rewarding.

adaptability

ADAPTABILITY

We seek out, recognize and seize good opportunities and look for ways to grow the Chamber.

ownership

OWNERSHIP

Our team members take personal responsibility for our overall business performance. They strive to do the right thing for the Chamber, putting aside issues of personality or territory.

Benefits Package

The Chamber offers a competitive benefits package designed to provide flexibility and support for team members throughout their career with the Chamber:

  • Health Insurance – The Chamber provides substantial support of employee health care costs, including partial coverage of comprehensive health, prescription and vision plans covered under Independence Blue Cross and dental coverage from United Concordia.
  • Paid Time Off & Holidays – The Chamber offers paid time off in the form of separate banks of vacation, sick and personal time, along with 9 paid holidays during the calendar year.
  • Retirement Plan – The Chamber offers a 401(k) Retirement Savings Plan with company matching after one year of service.
  • Other Benefits – The Chamber also provides Parental and Bereavement Leave, Life Insurance, Short- and Long-Term Disability and access to a Flexible Spending Plan, among other benefits. Candidates who are moved through our hiring process will receive a comprehensive overview of the Chamber’s full benefits package.

Job Postings

We’re looking to add dynamic new team members to bring new ideas, experience and energy to our organization.

The Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia (The Chamber) brings area businesses and civic leaders together to promote growth and create opportunity in our region. We support our members with practical, inspiring programs, resources, and events. All that we do serves one clear, bold goal: to make Greater Philadelphia a great place for good business.

We are currently seeking an Employer Engagement Coordinator to work with our Education & Talent Action Team and manage and execute a two-year contract between the Chamber and Philadelphia Works, Inc. (PWI).

The Employer Engagement Coordinator reports to the Project Manager, Education & Talent Action Team.


Top Talent = Regional economic growth:

Ensuring that the region has access to top talent with varied backgrounds, skills, and experience is key to growing Greater Philadelphia’s business community.

Action Teams in action:

The Chamber’s Action Teams are industry and subject-matter specific groups designed to produce substantive work and create deep engagement within Chamber member companies. 

Put it together for the Education & Talent Action Team (ETAT):

ETAT brings together 100+ Chamber members focused on creating clear pathways for the alignment between individuals and employers, while also ensuring that we are training and engaging the region’s future leaders.

Our PWI partnership:

Philadelphia Works (PWI) is a nonprofit focused on employment and training services that connect employers to workforce talent and career seekers to jobs. Over the next two years, the Chamber is working with PWI to bolster our members’ engagement with their services for employers.


Essential duties and responsibilities:

The primary purpose of this position is to manage and facilitate relationship building with employer partners to increase their connections to the labor market and the public workforce system. The responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to:

  • Employer engagement management: Serving as the primary liaison between the Chamber and Philadelphia Works, Inc., the Employer Engagement Coordinator will be responsible for the recruitment and attraction of new business partners to the workforce system consistent with identified high-priority industries.
    • Attend PWI Industry Partnership meetings as necessary and coordinate the exploration of a new industry-specific partnership.
    • Manage monthly status reports and updates to Chamber management and PWI.
    • Attend Chamber events and other relevant events to network and make introductions.
    • Manage and track interactions with Chamber members, elected and appointed officials, other Action Team participants, and local partner organizations through the Chamber’s information management system.
  • Meeting coordination: Developing content/agendas for meetings, drafting meeting notes, sending meeting notifications and tracking attendance, supporting and briefing volunteer leaders for their meeting participation.
    • Coordinate high-level internal and external groups of staff and stakeholders to understand, aggregate and communicate information about regional labor market needs, including skills, credentials and education requirements for employment. These engagements will include but are not limited to:
      • employer roundtables
      • meetings with targeted employers
      • bi-annual survey
  • Marketing and communications: Drafting update communications, letters and other correspondence as needed and identify and share content with the Marketing & Creative Services team for social media, website and newsletters.
  • Organizational and regional collaboration: Contribute to the overall chamber mission through information sharing and collaboration.
    • Collaborate with other local and regional organizations working to improve Greater Philadelphia’s workforce.
    • Collaborate with the Chamber and its Councils to support projects that achieve the organization’s mission.
    • Engage with regional entities to understand relocation and expansion projects, and the talent needs associated with them.
    • Complete other duties and projects as assigned.

 

Required experience and education:

  • A minimum of three to five years of experience in local or regional economic development, association management, member relations, trade associations or related field.
  • An undergraduate degree or higher.
  • Experience interacting with C-level leaders and building relationships within the business community.
  • Experience planning and executing meetings or events.

Necessary skills:

  • Ability to organize and facilitate constructive idea generation among multiple groups.
  • Ability to work through different views to arrive at clear outcome and consensus.
  • Organizational skills and success managing and prioritizing multiple priorities, projects, and deadlines in a team environment, with flexibility to adjust to changing priorities.
  • Ability to create, strengthen, and leverage network of relevant relationships.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Proficiency with database management systems and Microsoft Word, Excel and Power Point.

Ideal candidates will be:

  • Team focused with a collaborative spirit.
  • Self-motivated, approaching work with a sense of purpose and urgency.
  • Knowledgeable of the Greater Philadelphia region and its business community.
  • Eager to learn new things and become a subject-matter expert.

Working at the Chamber:

The Chamber provides all the benefits of working for a mid-size business combined with the values and mission focus of a nonprofit. As part of a leading organization in the region’s business community, team members have access to a wide array of resources, connections and opportunities throughout their career with the Chamber. With 85+ employees, the Chamber is right-sized for new team members to have the support of their talented colleagues, opportunities to lead and room for personal and professional growth. The Chamber offers its employees a dynamic, fast-paced environment with competitive salaries and an excellent benefits package.

Work conditions/physical demands:

The Employer Engagement Coordinator, Education & Talent Action Team works in a typical office environment. On a standard workday, the majority of time is spent sitting at a desk, using the computer and interacting with colleagues in internal meetings. However, on a regular basis, this role will be required to attend Chamber events or related outside meetings. These meetings/events may take place outside of regular business hours and outside of center city Philadelphia.

Application instructions:

Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter, resume and the names/contact info of three professional references to upload with the application. Applications that fail to fulfill this requirement will not be accepted.

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