Careers with the Conference

Your source for positions available within the Allegheny Conference on Community Development and Affiliates organization.

 

Available Positions:

 

Director of Advocacy & Policy Communications

2018-11-13 | Pittsburgh, PA | Full time

The Director of Advocacy & Policy Communications will collaborate with internal and external stakeholders to provide communications strategy and support to advance the advocacy and policy objectives of the Allegheny Conference.

Education:
Bachelor’s degree in Journalism, Technical Communications, Political Science or related field.

Experience:

  • 5+ years progressively responsible professional experience in public policy communications.
  • Demonstrated experience and ability to write a variety of policy-oriented communications such as web copy, articles, op-eds, speeches, backgrounders, news releases and talking points.
  • Experience and comfort in working with senior-level public and private officials.

Skills:

  • Proactive thinker and strategist.
  • Strong professional writing and oral communications skills including the ability conceptualize and produce a range of communications and advocacy-oriented deliverables.
  • Ability to understand and quickly synthesize complex source material including reports, policy statements, legislation and regulations.
  • Ability to identify and cultivate media contacts and to solicit interest in media advisories, releases and story ideas.
  • Ability to work and thrive in a multi-task and multi-deadline environment. This position requires high-level attention to detail and a focus on deliverables without losing sight of overall organizational goals/ strategies.
  • Ability to balance and prioritize demands from a variety of sources, both internal and external, and deal effectively with politically sensitive, as well as confidential, information.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work effectively with a wide range of internal clients exercising good judgment, maturity and diplomacy.
  • Self-starter with proven ability to work in team environment.
  • Proficient in MS Office suite.

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Vice President, Investor Relations

2018-10-31 | Pittsburgh, PA | Full time

This position leads the life cycle of outreach, engagement, acquisition, customized relationship management, and retention strategies with investors, sponsors, and related funders supporting the primary revenue base for the Allegheny Conference on Community Development (“Conference”).

Education:
Bachelor’s degree in business administration, finance, public relations, or related required; MBA preferred.

Experience:
5-10 years of relevant experience in investor relations, public relations, board relations, sales, finance and/or business development required

Skills:
Familiarity with public policy and economic/community development issues in southwestern Pennsylvania desirable. Proficiency in finance and Microsoft Office Suite and CRM system required. Creative and flexible – able to challenge the status quo to support the best interest of the company; wide degree of latitude and proactive decision-making expected. Able to work outside of traditional business hours as needed.

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