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’s CEO Council for Growth is seeking an experienced, motivated and creative professional to support the implementation of a three-year pilot program, the Precision Medicine Initiative. Potential candidates must respond to the RFP linked below detailing their professional background and approach to the launch and operationalization of the pilot, including project requirements and budget. Proposals are due September 12, 2018.

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 highly organized Member Engagement Coordinator with strong communications skills to manage assigned Chamber membership accounts, grow member relationships, solicit and coordinate the execution of sponsorships, support members’ use of marketing resources and opportunities with the ultimate goal of retaining memberships. This position would also be directly responsible for the Chamber’s Young Professional Council (YPC).


Essential Duties & Responsibilities:
  • Serve as the Chamber’s lead for the Young Professional Council responsible for YPC membership and sponsorship budget and with coordinating YPC programs and other activities with the Chamber’s Program & Events team and the YPC advisory Board. Serve as the primary liaison to and manage relationship with the YPC Advisory Board, responsible for organizing Board meetings and recruitment of new members.
  • Establish goals with Director, Member Engagement and/or Manager, Member Engagement on membership retention, sponsorship development, new member referrals, intranet communications, event assistance, member event attendance and professional development opportunities.
  • Work on assigned members’ engagement plans. Manage the members’ experience by designing and implementing a high-touch plan with the Member Engagement Director and the Member Engagement team which will consist of pre-planned interactions with members that include phone calls, emails, face-to-face dialogue, surveys, focus groups and event attendance to maintain consistent communications, engage members in Chamber activities and achieve membership retention.
  • Serve as a resource for information to members regarding Chamber benefits, marketing resources, opportunities, discounts etc. Respond timely to questions and provide assistance to ensure a high level of member satisfaction.
  • Coordinate all meetings with assigned members including scheduling, reserving conference rooms, assembling printed sponsorship materials and customizing leave-behind materials.
  • Track assigned members’ experiences, relevant affiliations and keep member data current via the Chamber intranet.
  • Act as a liaison between Member Engagement and Business Development to facilitate the on-boarding of new members and renewal of assigned first year memberships.
  • Assist with collection of the annual dues
  • Market Chamber products and services including event tickets, exhibit booths, ribbon cuttings and discount programs.
  • Understand and stay current with Chamber products, services and/or programming, including the Chamber’s Leadership Councils and Action Teams.
  • Identify trends and solicit input from members to provide ideas for new products, services and/or programming that address member needs, increase retention and/or cultivate new sponsors.
  • Attend Chamber events and other relevant events to network and make introductions.
  • Act as the liaison between Member Engagement and Programs & Events for all sponsorships by assigned members. Facilitate communications, securing logos and sponsorship benefits fulfillment.
  • Assist Programs & Events at an assigned number of Chamber events which may include guest registration, seating, escorting and material display etc. (before, during and after regular business hours)
Job Specifications & Requirements:
  • Bachelor’s degree with a minimum of three to five (3-5) years of experience in account management or client relations.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills (verbal and written).
  • Ability to deal effectively and tactfully with a wide variety of individuals – including CEO’s and other high-level executives from member companies – in person, on the telephone and in writing.
  • Knowledge of the Greater Philadelphia region and business community and experience in interacting with this market.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and prioritize responsibilities.
  • Ability to consistently meet daily, weekly and monthly deadlines.
  • Strategic thinker with creativity and innovation.
  • A self-starter who is able to work both independently and as part of a team. .
  • Computer proficiencies in Windows, MS Office – including Outlook, Word and Excel
Benefits:

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:

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, the Programs Associate 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. Applications that fail to fulfill this requirement will not be considered.

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 searching for a Research Analyst to join our team.

Primary Position Purpose

As a member of the Chamber’s Member Services team, the Research Analyst will be responsible for the execution and production of research for the Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia and its discrete business units and Councils including its economic development/business attraction Council, Select Greater Philadelphia.

The successful candidate should be adept at gathering, synthesizing, and analyzing economic data in order to identify underlying economic patterns and trends; presenting data orally and in writing; comfortable working in a team environment; have a demonstrated desire to be civically engaged; and committed to the highest standards of research accuracy and ethics.


Essential Duties & Responsibilities
  • Conduct original research in analyzing issues related to The Chamber’s and its Councils core missions, including data analysis, report writing and presentations
  • Coordinate and contribute to research projects being conducted by contracted consultants and organizations
  • Serve on internal cross-function teams to develop and interpret data that supports the Team’s goals
  • Assist in survey design, collection of data and analysis and synthesis of responses
  • Track significant economic development events and projects in the Greater Philadelphia Region, including news articles and materials about the region and industries that have been identified as target industries for marketing outreach
  • Gather, update and maintain the information and key data points used by The Chamber and its Councils in presentations, reports, marketing collateral and websites
  • Utilize data products and databases including Hoovers and JobsEQ
  • Prepare responses to requests from staff, site selectors, the media, and the public for demographic and economic data
  • Assemble requests for information and proposals by compiling packages of data and information in collaboration with Select Greater Philadelphia
  • Participate in external groups as relevant and in meetings with external partners, investors and members
Job Specifications
  • An undergraduate degree or higher and a minimum of three years working in applied economics, political science, urban and regional planning or a related field
  • Knowledge of public and private sources of research, data and information
  • Strong quantitative skills and ability to accurately transcribe, process and analyze quantitative information
  • Ability to translate complex quantitative information and concepts into clear written and oral explanations for non-technical users
  • Demonstrated organizational skills
  • A track record of producing quality research products
  • Clear success managing multiple projects and deadlines in a team environment
  • Experience in working a fast-paced environment where continually concise, accurate and defensible answers to complex economic questions must be quickly prepared
  • PC skills and knowledge of database management systems and Microsoft Word, Excel and Power Point
Working Style
  •  Client-focused with a collaborative approach
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills (verbal and written)
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and prioritize responsibilities
  • Strategic thinker with an innate curiosity
  • A self-starter who is able to work both independently and as part of a team
  • Organizational ability and attention to detail
  • Diligence in meeting deadlines and ability to work independently and under pressure
Benefits

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

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, the Research Analyst 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 upload one document containing:
• Cover letter
• Resume

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