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. The Chamber’s Councils support our mission by engaging new constituencies and addressing specific areas of growth for the region.

We are currently seeking an Executive Director of our Arts + Business Council (ABC). ABC’s mission is to catalyze a creative advantage for the region by advancing a new framework to innovate and connecting business and creative communities in programs that foster immersive exchange.

ABC’s current program of work includes:

  • Targeted leadership development programs (Business on Board, Designing Leadership and CreativeXchange)
  • A thought leadership series (Defining Innovation Global Speaker Series)
  • A volunteer network providing pro bono legal and business services to the creative economy
  • An annual celebration of the creative economy in Greater Philadelphia

More information about the Arts + Business Council can be found at artsbusinessphl.org

ABC’s Executive Director reports to the Chamber’s Chief Operating Officer and is a member of the Chamber’s Management Team.

The Executive Director is responsible for the strategy, programs and administration of ABC. Other key duties include fundraising, marketing, and community outreach. The position also manages an Advisory Board. ABC is supported by shared services of the Chamber including programs and events, finance and accounting, human resources, information technology, graphic design and office services.


Essential duties and responsibilities:
  1. Financial Performance and Viability: Develops resources sufficient to ensure ABC’s financial health, with an eye toward growing the organization’s impact.
    1. Submits to the Chamber a proposed annual budget and is responsible for fiscal management ensuring that the business unit operates within the approved budget.
    2. Responsible for fundraising and developing other resources necessary to support ABC’s mission. Revenues including corporate sponsorship, foundation support, government support, in-kind contributions and earned income from program fees and events tickets. Develops a revenue generation strategy, and manages and leads outreach to donors and sponsors. Coordinates fundraising with Chamber management and utilizes ABC Advisory Board Members, staff and other volunteers to conduct in-person, telephonic and electronic outreach for revenue generation as appropriate.
  2. Organization Mission, Strategy and Execution: Works with the Chamber, the ABC Advisory Board, and ABC staff to ensure that the mission is fulfilled through high quality programs and events and community outreach.
    1. Responsible for the development and implementation of ABC’s programs and events supported by the programs and events staff of the Chamber
    2. Provides weekly updates to and works closely with the Chamber management team, seeking to align ABC’s work with that of the Chamber and to increase the overall visibility of ABC.
    3. Responsible for strategic planning to ensure that ABC can successfully fulfill its mission into the future.
    4. Serves as ABC’s primary spokesperson to constituents and the general public. Responsible for the enhancement of ABC’s image by being active and visible in the community and by working closely with arts and culture and other civic organizations.
    5. Oversees ABC’s marketing and other communications efforts.
    6. Responsible for the recruiting, supervision and retention of competent, qualified staff. Provides leadership to maintain a culture demonstrating fairness, respect, trust, inclusiveness and teamwork.
  3. Board Engagement: Works with the Advisory Board comprised of investors and representatives of the creative economy to fulfill the organization’s mission.
    1. Responsible for communicating effectively with the Advisory Board in a timely and accurate manner and engaging them and their organizations in ABC’s work.
  4. Other duties as assigned.
Required experience and education:
  • A bachelor’s degree
  • Transparent and high integrity leadership
  • Ten or more years senior nonprofit management experience, with a preference for experience in association management and/or arts and culture.
  • Strong organizational abilities including planning, delegating, program development and task facilitation
  • Outstanding communication skills with a demonstrated ability to convey orally and in writing a vision of ABC’s mission to staff, board, volunteers, sponsors and donors
  • Knowledge of fundraising strategies and donor relations and the ability to interface and engage diverse sponsor and donor groups
  • Demonstrated ability to oversee and collaborate with staff
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. The Chamber offers its employees a dynamic, fast-paced environment with competitive salaries and an excellent benefits package.

Work Conditions/Physical Demands:

The Executive Director of the Arts + Business Council works in a typical office environment. On a standard workday, time is spent sitting at a desk or conference table, using the computer and interacting with colleagues in internal meetings. However, on a regular basis, this role will be required to attend events and outside meetings with prospective and current constituents. 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 considered.

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. Our members represent eleven counties, three states, and roughly 600,000 employees from thousands of member companies and organizations.

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.

We are currently seeking a Manager in our Civic Affairs Business Unit. The Chamber’s Civic Affairs Business Unit brings together Chamber members, civic organizations and neighborhood-based businesses and groups around a shared agenda of growth and prosperity citywide. Staff monitors local legislation that may have an impact on our membership. We work together to formulate positions and craft measures that will benefit our members and improve the region’s business climate.


Primary Position Purpose

The Manager, Civic Affairs will manage the daily engagement with the steering committee and general membership of the Roadmap for Growth Action Team. The Roadmap for Growth Action Team engages 160 Chamber members in a multifaceted approach to community engagement with the goal of improving the economic and civic lives of every Philadelphian.  The Manager is involved in all aspects of the planning and execution of Civic Affairs programming and its emerging public policy agenda.  The Manager reports to the Vice President, Civic Affairs.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities
  • Work with the Vice President, Civic Affairs in developing the annual engagement strategy and execution of the Roadmap for Growth Action team, including identifying relevant partners and members to achieve measurable outcomes as determined in collaboration with the Roadmap Steering Committee and Chamber leadership.
  • Manage the Roadmap for Growth Steering Committee, communicating with committee members and co-chairs, setting and executing committee meetings.
  • Work with Programs & Events and other Chamber teams in creating and setting program agenda for Civic Affairs programming and workshops and content throughout the year, including an annual conference, three neighborhood-based issues forums and relevant workshops.
  • Work with Vice President, Civic Affairs, and leadership of Member Engagement team in targeting and securing sponsorships for Civic Affairs programming.
  • Engage the Kenney Administration and City Council through Civic Affairs with a broad civic-based coalition to achieve actual results via a shared agenda that fosters growth and prosperity citywide.
  • Assist in the development of the Chamber’s local public policy agenda, as it relates to the Roadmap for Growth Action Team.
  • Work with Programs & Events and Member Engagement teams and the Civic Affairs business unit team to help coordinate annual City Council reception, Mayor’s Cabinet reception, annual Mayor’s Luncheon, and other Civic Affairs programming.
  • Work with the VP, Civic Affairs to help shape a Roadmap for Growth Action Team
  • Assist in the writing and editing of the Chamber’s Weekly Report from City Hall and Harrisburg.
  • Utilize own network to generate business leads for Chamber’s Member Engagement & Sales teams.
Job Specifications & Requirements
  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • 3-5 years of experience, either in local government, with a non-profit organization, or a neighborhood-based civic or business organization.
  • Knowledge of Philadelphia and its various constituencies is a plus.
  • Knowledge of the city’s public and political infrastructure is a plus.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with the region’s business, civic, community and academic leaders.
  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects; flexibility to adjust to changing priorities.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Exceptional interpersonal abilities; professional written and verbal communication skills.
  • Self-motivated; Strong work ethic; approaches work with a sense of purpose and urgency.
  • A collaborative spirit.
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 Manager, Civic Affairs 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, this role will often 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. Applications that fail to fulfill this requirement will not be considered.

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 a Manager, Leadership Engagement. This position is a critical organizational resource as both an internal subject-matter expert and an external relationship manager.  This Manager, Leadership Engagement will focus on the Chamber’s Energy Action Team and State Advocacy, including the Grow PA initiative.

The Manager, Leadership Engagement reports to both the Vice President of Leadership Engagement and the Vice President of State Legislative Affairs.


Background

Greater Philadelphia Energy Action Team (GPEAT)

GPEAT brings together 170+ business, public sector, labor and academic leaders centered on a broad strategy to enable an affordable, low-carbon energy future. This comprehensive, sustainable strategy will be achieved by supporting the development of advanced electric and natural gas distribution networks, zero emission resources such as renewables, hydropower and nuclear, and tools for energy efficiency and digitization leveraging our region’s unique combination of resources, workforce and geographic location.  As an Action Team of the Chamber, GPEAT strives to produce substantive work and create deep engagement within Chamber member companies.

Grow PA

Grow PA is a statewide advocacy initiative of the Chamber to convene people and organizations throughout Pennsylvania to establish a modern economic growth agenda for the 21st century that transforms post-secondary education, modernizes all facets of our infrastructure and accelerates the development of innovation in healthcare technology and delivery. In FY 19, Grow PA will present an agenda around the future of Pennsylvania’s economic growth to engage candidates of the 2018 gubernatorial and General Assembly elections and set the legislative agenda for 2019.


Essential duties and responsibilities:

The primary purpose of this position is to lead the Chamber’s Greater Philadelphia Energy Action Team. In addition, the position provides advocacy support in Harrisburg on the Chamber’s overall legislative agenda such as business taxes, education, workforce development, healthcare, and infrastructure including advancing the work of the Grow PA initiative. The primary responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

Action Team Management

Leading the program of work, reinforcing GPEAT member engagement and retention, maintaining frequent communications to GPEAT members, developing and managing a budget including responsibility for revenue for GPEAT related events including ticket sales and sponsorship.

  • Define and drive the development and execution of GPEAT’s program of work in collaboration with and in service to GPEAT’s co-chairs and Chamber members to achieve the action team’s goals.
  • Run high-level internal cross-functional operating team to support member retention/recruitment, branding/marketing, communications, programming and media.
  • Track and identify key energy sector trends and policy initiatives.
  • Manage consultants and external partner relationships as needed.
  • Manage the execution of all GPEAT related meetings inclusive of agenda and meeting material development, follow up, and supporting and briefing volunteer leaders.
  • Manage and track interactions with Chamber members, elected and appointed officials, GPEAT participants, and local partner organizations through the Chamber’s contact management system.
  • Execute frequent communications to GPEAT members (Meeting summaries, emails, quarterly update communications, calls to action etc.). Work with Chamber staff to position energy and GPEAT news in Chamber newsletter, social media, blog, etc.
  • Collaborate with Programs and Member Engagement teams to inform content for programs, identify sponsors, produce events.

General State Advocacy & Grow PA Responsibilities

  • Remain current on all proposed Pennsylvania legislation that impacts the Chamber’s interests. Assist in the development of the Chamber’s public policy agenda, analyze proposed legislation and emerging issues, recommend Chamber action and strategies for interventions to influence legislation toward achieving the desired outcome.  This includes a broad array of legislation to include business taxes, education, workforce development, healthcare, and infrastructure.
  • Attend state legislative hearings to occasionally provide testimony and information regarding Chamber positions, attend legislative sessions and interact with legislators.
  • Develop collaborative relationships with other organizations that also work in the public policy arena and that share the Chamber’s views on key issues. Assist in the development and implementation of grassroots advocacy efforts, including the Chamber’s Grow PA initiative.
  • Build the Grow PA initiative by working with local chambers of commerce, business and civic associations to grow advocates and community leaders from around the state.
  • Advocate for the Grow PA agenda in Harrisburg with the General Assembly, Administration.
  • Assist in the success of Chamber advocacy programs and events with sponsorship and ticket sales.

Organizational and Regional Collaboration

Contribute to the overall chamber mission through information sharing and collaboration.

  • Serve as a public representative of the Chamber government, civic, and community events.
  • Collaborate with other local and regional organizations working to improve Greater Philadelphia.
  • Collaborate with colleagues across the Chamber and its Councils to support projects that achieve the organization’s mission.
  • Complete other duties and projects as assigned.
Required experience and education:
  • A minimum of five years of public policy and governmental affairs management experience.
  • Knowledge of and experience working on energy policy and familiarity of various energy sectors and key business and civic organizations within industry.
  • Relationships with elected officials and their staffs in Harrisburg.
  • An undergraduate degree or higher ideally in business, political science, public administration or a related field.
  • Experience interacting with C-level leaders and building relationships within the business community.
  • Experience overseeing and executing a multi-year program of work and planning and executing meetings that produce tangible outcomes.
Necessary skills:
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills with professional presence, and an outgoing and engaging personality.
  • Ability to organize and facilitate constructive idea generation among diverse 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.
  • Flexibility in work hours to include early mornings and evenings.
  • Ability to create, strengthen, and leverage network of relevant relationships.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Proficiency with database management systems, Microsoft Word, Excel and Power Point.
  • Some travel required.
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 and political 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 Manager, Leadership Engagement 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 be in Harrisburg, 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. Applications that fail to fulfill this requirement will not be considered.

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. Our members represent eleven counties, three states, and roughly 600,000 employees from thousands of member companies and organizations.

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.

The Programs & Events Department of the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce produces over 150 programs and events annually for various segments of the Greater Philadelphia business community. The department has an associate position open and is seeking a highly organized, detail-oriented person to run networking events for the general membership and the Young Professionals Council, the annual Phillies Luncheon and Excellence Awards in addition to supporting the events team with high-profile events, political receptions and corporate gatherings.


Essential Duties & Responsibilities:
  • Coordinate event details including the creative, technical and logistical elements
  • Secure venues, select vendors and obtain trades
  • Manage event budgets and meet financial goals consisting of ticket/booth sales, expenses and trades
  • Track event registration and attendee demographics
  • Identify target audiences and form potential partnerships amongst regional associations to help promote events
  • Perform ongoing evaluation and development of events
  • Work with internal and external committee members to advance event objectives
  • Create marketing plans and work with Marketing department to create invitations and email/web promotion
  • Increase the brand awareness and overall event design
Job Specifications & Requirements:
  • Bachelor’s degree with 1-3 years of relevant work experience
  • Strong research skills and knowledge of Greater Philadelphia region a plus
  • Detail-oriented, possessing the ability to manage multiple projects and prioritize responsibilities
  • Strategic thinker and negotiator who is creative and innovative
  • A self-starter who is able to work both independently and as part of a team
  • Ability to complete projects in a timely manner
  • Computer proficiencies in Windows, MS Office – including Word, Access, Excel and Outlook
  • Exceptional interpersonal abilities; professional written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong work ethic; approaches work with a sense of purpose and urgency.
  • A collaborative spirit.
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 Programs & Events Associate 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, this role will often 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. Applications that fail to fulfill this requirement will not be considered.

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