Careers with the Chamber

Leadership Councils Intern

The Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia brings area businesses and civic leaders together to promote growth and create opportunity in our region. Our members represent eleven counties, three states, and roughly 600,000 employees from thousands of member companies and organizations. By bringing all kinds of businesses and leaders to the table — the new, the established, the big, the small, the growing, the thriving, the perennial, the innovative, and the experimental — we build community and find commonalities among us all.

We advocate for regional development, business-friendly public policies, and economic prosperity. We support our members with practical, inspiring programs, resources, and events. And all that we do serves one clear, bold goal: to make Greater Philadelphia a great place for good business.

Primary Position Purpose

Support the Leadership Councils business unit within The Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia by providing support for operations of Action Teams.

Action Teams are leadership groups of Chamber members organized to collectively work toward driving Greater Philadelphia’s regional economic development. The teams focus on improving the region's human capital, strengthening middle market businesses and driving growth and innovation within the energy and healthcare sectors.

This position will assist the staff of the Action Teams to help serve members, provide value and achieve targeted outcomes of Action Teams at the Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities
  • Support gatherings of Leadership Councils business unit including attendance tracking before and after the gathering/action team meetings, room set up, greeting guests, developing and preparing meeting materials and agenda.
  • Support Action Team database management and new contact management, updating lists and documents quarterly
  • Assist in development of communications to new members by pulling updated member lists bi-weekly and distributing to staff
  • Draft communications, presentations, agendas as needed for Action Teams
  • Collect news relevant to regional healthcare and energy sectors, middle market companies and growth, and regional talent programs/needs
  • Track Twitter feeds of members and suggest social media/news posts related to the work of the Action Teams
  • Execute background research in Action Teams' programs of work
  • Research foundations, grants and new revenue sources that would support growth of Acton Team work
Job Specifications & Requirements
  • Ideal candidate would be undergraduate student pursuing degree in Marketing/Communications, Public Policy or Non-Profit Management
  • Possess strong communications and writing skills
  • Be technologically savvy (Social media, Proprietary Database /portals, Project management software, Microsoft office, etc.)
  • Motivated and detail oriented
  • Have the ability to handle multiple projects at once and meet deadlines
Work Conditions/Physical Demands

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.

Apply to: https://workforcenow.adp.com/jobs/apply/posting.html?client=gpcc&jobId=57923&lang=en_US&source=CC2

Full Stack .Net Developer

The Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia brings area businesses and civic leaders together to promote growth and create opportunity in our region. Our members represent eleven counties, three states, and roughly 600,000 employees from thousands of member companies and organizations. And by bringing all kinds of businesses and leaders to the table — the new, the established, the big, the small, the growing, the thriving, the perennial, the innovative, and the experimental — we build community and find commonalities among us all.

We advocate for regional development, business-friendly public policies, and economic prosperity. We support our members with practical, inspiring programs, resources, and events. And all that we do serves one clear, bold goal: to make Greater Philadelphia a great place for good business.

Opportunity

The Chamber is in need of a dynamic and well-rounded .NET developer to be part of our small but very capable in-house IT team. As a member of the IT team, the candidate will be expected to be a thought and innovation leader who continuously evaluates the Chamber best practices and portfolio to reduce complexity and risks, increase integration and collaboration, and enhance the user experience. The candidate must be a team player and capable of working with a broad array of business users. The projects the candidate may participate in include full website redesigns, SaaS-based application deployments, custom application development, and other web-centric initiatives to help the Chamber work more efficiently, innovate faster, and deliver new and enhanced products and services to our internal staff and external members.

The .NET developer is responsible for building .NET applications using both front-end as well as back-end development (i.e. full stack development) using C#, Javascript/jQuery, SQL, and other tools best suited to the requirements. Primary responsibility will be to design and develop these layers of applications, and to coordinate with the rest of the team working on different layers of the infrastructure. A commitment to collaborative problem solving, sophisticated design, and quality product is essential.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities
  • Translate application requirements and use cases into functional applications.
  • Ensure the best possible performance, quality, and responsiveness of applications.
  • Identify bottlenecks and bugs, and devise solutions to mitigate and address these issues (usually surfaced in the form of Help Desk tickets).
  • Identify areas of the business that are good candidates for efficiency and business process improvement through application development.
  • Provide supplemental support services to desktop support and server initiatives as necessary.
  • Maintain & update Intranet applications to help reduce employee labor and complexity of processes.
  • Maintain & update website to be user friendly, helpful to staff, and dynamic.
  • Develop internal and external web based applications conforming to industry best practices.
Job Specifications & Requirements
  • Bachelor's degree with a minimum of 5+ years' experience developing and deploying web based applications in a project focused team environment.
  • Significant experience in full stack development from ideation to spec.
  • UI implementation and backend development.
  • Writing exceptional code using MVC platforms with developer expertise in both front end (JavaScript/HTML5/CSS3) and back end (ASP.net MVC) development is required.
  • Experience with Microsoft SQL and database design principles is expected.
  • Architecting scalable systems along with creating and using RESTful APIs will be common tasks.
  • Energetic, “hand-on” and adaptable.
Work Conditions/Physical Demands

The Full Stack .Net Developer works in a typical office environment. On a standard work day, the majority of time is spent sitting at a desk, using the computer and speaking on the phone. However, the Full Stack .Net Developer may be required to occasionally attend Chamber events or related outside meetings/events on behalf of the Chamber. These meetings/events may take place outside of regular business hours and outside of center city Philadelphia.

Application Instructions

The Chamber offers its employees a dynamic, fast-paced environment with competitive salaries and excellent benefits package. 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.

Apply to: https://workforcenow.adp.com/jobs/apply/posting.html?client=gpcc&jobId=54648&lang=en_US&source=CC3