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 is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer that is committed to building a culturally diverse staff. We strongly encourage applications from candidates of all backgrounds.

Mission

The Arts + Business Council (ABC), a Council of the Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia, supports individuals and institutions in finding and growing their creative advantage. The Arts + Business Council strengthens our creative sector, including arts, culture, and for-profit creative businesses by engaging the business, legal, and technology communities, providing capacity building services, and serving as a thought leader and convener. With the support of the Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia, ABC is uniquely positioned to actively support a vibrant creative economy.

Primary Position Purpose

The Programs Manager, Creative & Innovative Businesses, oversees ABC’s work to inform and inspire the Philadelphia business community through events and leadership development programs. The Programs Manager spearheads and produces ABC’s CreativeXChange program and Defining Innovation speaker series, and is a critical part of ABC’s other programs such as its annual awards program. A key component of this role includes building and maintaining ABC’s reputation in both the arts and business communities through outreach and partnerships.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

Programs:

  • Lead planning, program design and execution of CreativeXChange and Defining Innovation Speaker Series
  • Identify speakers, content and themes for Defining Innovation Speaker Series
  • Recruit and engage CreativeXChange program faculty, speakers, and volunteers; deliver content where appropriate; lead course design and development, goal-setting, program improvement, and evaluation
  • Recruit CreativeXChange program participants by engaging alumni and community stakeholders; design and execute plan to highlight program participants
  • Collaborate with Executive Director (ED) on events highlighting arts intersection with business community in Philadelphia
  • Ensure diversity (in every sense of the word) and inclusiveness in all programs, from faculty to participants
  • Manage data reporting for programs, continuously improving them to meet participants’ standards
  • Ensure programs meet budgetary targets
  • Partner with the Chamber’s Programs & Events team on logistics and overall production of programs
  • Partner with the Chamber’s Marketing & Creative Services team to build awareness of and drive participation in programs
  • Support ED in annual awards program

Investor Management:

  • Assist ED in fundraising activities for the organization, including preparing presentations for investor meetings
  • Manage and maintain relationships with a group of program sponsors and investors

Organizational Support:

  • Assist in maintaining current and accurate information in databases and client management systems
  • Support ED in preparing and presenting information for Management Team and Advisory Board meetings
  • Other duties as assigned by ED

Job Specifications & Requirements

The ideal candidate is an energetic self-starter motivated by ABC’s mission of supporting a strong and vibrant creative economy. Excellent oral and written communications skills are required.

We seek candidates with the following:

  • At least 5 years professional experience leading programs
  • Experience in managing direct reports
  • Excellent time management skills and ability to multi-task and prioritize work
  • Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills
  • Strong written and verbal communications skills
  • Orientation toward external outreach and engagement
  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite; knowledge of and experience with Salesforce is a plus
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Ability and willingness to work non-traditional working hours when required to support programs and events

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

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 require attendance at ABC events or related outside meetings, which may take place outside of regular business hours and outside of Center City Philadelphia.

Application Instructions

Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, persuasive writing sample of a minimum of 2 paragraphs written within the last year, and the names/contact information 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 is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer that is committed to building a culturally diverse staff. We strongly encourage applications from candidates of all backgrounds.

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