Careers with the Conference

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Available Positions:

Government Affairs Manager


The Allegheny Conference on Community Development and its Affiliates – the Greater Pittsburgh Chamber of Commerce, the Pennsylvania Economy League of Greater Pittsburgh, and the Pittsburgh Regional Alliance – work in collaboration with public and private sector partners to improve the economy and the quality of life in southwestern Pennsylvania. Learn more at


This position provides support and assistance to the government affairs team and manages resources for regional advocacy at all levels of government.


Policy & Advocacy

  • Establishes and maintains good working relationships with key government leaders and their staffs at all levels
  • Supports execution of legislative and policy issues at the local, state, and federal levels through drafting and advocating ACCD/Chamber positions, including letters, position papers, testimonies, and other relevant materials. Specific support provided to the Vice President, Government Affairs, Chamber Federal Policy Director, and other team members as needed on issues ranging from state tax to infrastructure and economic development.
  • Stays apprised of pertinent policy and legislative issues at the local, state, and federal levels in Pennsylvania and throughout the country, and works with outside consultants and organizations to ensure ACCD/Chamber priorities are communicated and advanced.
  • Provides resources and support for implementing regional strategies in association with the organization’s
    varied coalition efforts.
  • Performs legislative research and makes policy recommendations to senior staff on local, state, and federal policy issues as needed.
  • Supports government affairs team members in presentations, external communications, and other related duties in conveying the policy priorities of the Chamber.

Program Management

  • Works closely with the Chamber, Communications, and Investor Relations teams to coordinate and schedule Chamber events, including the Harrisburg, Pittsburgh, and Washington DC receptions, First Friday policy briefings, PAC fundraising events, etc.
  • Provides staff support to the Chamber’s Political Action Committee.
  • Provides staff support to the various coalitions operated by the Chamber.


  • Assists the Government Affairs team in the development of a plan of action for government relations. Assists in planning and organizing strategies for government relation activities and initiatives.
  • Assists the communications group in developing and executing a communication and education plan for members on policy issues.
  • Coordinates special projects on behalf of the Chamber and the Conference. Contributes to the efficiency of the organization by performing other duties, as assigned.


Education: Bachelor’s degree in political science, public policy, or business.

Knowledge: Understanding of the public policy process and how government operates on local, state, and federal levels.

Experience: 1-5 years’ experience in governmental affairs, public policy and/or community development.
Experience in examining and formulating public policy and developing and implementing new strategies and procedures preferred.
Experience with social media platforms such as Twitter preferred.

Skills: Excellent interpersonal and communication skills to include public speaking.
Excellent project management skills
Proficient in MS Office suite, including communication tools such as PowerPoint.

Why you should apply:

  • Competitive salary range- $58,000 – $75,000
  • Comprehensive benefits package
  • Bonus program
  • Flexible work Schedule
  • Opportunity to work with a diverse and highly talented team of professionals

Please submit a cover letter and resume with your application.
Applications without all documents will not be considered.

11 Stanwix Floor 17th
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Application Deadline:
July 2, 2021

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