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MARKETING & COMMUNICATIONS ASSOCIATE

EQUITY ASSOCIATE

INVESTOR RELATIONS, ASSOCIATE

STRATEGY & RESEARCH ASSOCIATE

MANAGER, ECONOMIC COMPETITIVENESS

EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT TO THE CEO

EVENTS DIRECTOR

DIRECTOR, INVESTOR RELATIONS

SENIOR DIRECTOR OF TALENT STRATEGY

VICE PRESIDENT, LOCAL GOVERNMENT POLITICAL AFFAIRS AND ADVOCACY

BUSINESS INVESTMENT INTERN


MARKETING & COMMUNICATIONS ASSOCIATE

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Full-time; Hybrid Arrangement (Office & Remote)

LOCATION
Pittsburgh, PA

COME WORK WITH US:
The Allegheny Conference brings together public and private leaders to set a vision and build broad consensus needed to improve the economic future and quality of life in southwestern Pennsylvania.

The Conference team is committed to achieving the bold vision of a vital, globally competitive region that delivers a next generation economy for all.

The Marketing & Communications Associate will be a member of the dynamic marketing and communications team and will be integral to moving this transformative work forward.

OUR POSITION:
The Associate position for the Marketing & Communications team will provide project coordination and advanced administrative support for the Marketing & Communications team. This will require an awareness of all activities and programs within the team and the organization broadly. The individual in this role will coordinate with others in departments across the organization as well as with external partners, clients and various stakeholders at every level, thus requiring strong interpersonal skills, excellent ability to exercise good judgment and critical thinking skills.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Supports planning and coordination of the marketing & communications team’s daily activities and projects schedules
  • Schedules meetings; prepares and distributes meeting follow-up/action item communications
  • Researches and compiles background material for meetings; develops agendas
  • Provides support for the execution of events and marketing and communications campaigns
  • Manages bulk email schedules and supports bulk email campaigns using a platform such as Mail Chimp
  • Makes basic website updates
  • Compiles data and supports departmental tracking and reporting
  • Proofreads/reviews content for accuracy as well as consistency with brand standards and style guides
  • Provides social media support such as calendaring, drafting, posting
  • Creates and edits PowerPoint presentations
  • Drafts business communications such as emails, memos, meeting agendas, letters, and invitations
  • Provide scheduling support for the marketing and communications team
  • Processes purchase orders and check requests; completes expense reports
  • Maintains knowledge of department programs, operations, and administrative policies and procedures.
  • Performs additional job-related duties as assigned


REQUIREMENTS:
Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred. Demonstrated ability to handle the above responsibilities. Education and experience equivalency can be considered.
  • Attention to detail and strong collaboration/teamwork skills.

Preferred Skills:

  • Interest and passion for improving the Pittsburgh region through marketing and communications.
  • Ability to quickly learn new software, systems, and processes.
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, research, administrative, organizational, and time management skills.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • Entrepreneurial spirit with the ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment with big-picture goals – and an independence to continually learn.

A plus:

  • Canva and PowerPoint
  • Sprout Social
  • WordPress
  • Mail Chimp (or similar platform)

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Expiration date: Until Filled

INVESTOR RELATIONS, ASSOCIATE

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Full-time; Hybrid Arrangement (Office & Remote)

LOCATION
Pittsburgh, PA

COME WORK WITH US:
The Allegheny Conference on Community Development is one of the nation’s leading economic and community development organizations. The Conference brings together public and private sector leaders around a shared regional agenda designed to improve the economic future and quality of life of the 10-county Pittsburgh region. Collectively, the Conference and its affiliates – the Greater Pittsburgh Chamber of Commerce, the Pennsylvania Economy League of Greater Pittsburgh, and the Pittsburgh Regional Alliance – work as one to drive research and analysis, advocacy, and marketing efforts that enhance the region’s competitiveness and attract business investment and talented individuals to the region.

OUR POSITION:
The Administrative Coordinator position for the Investor Relation (IR) team will provide an array of advanced clerical & administrative support, which will require an awareness of all activities and programs within the IR Department. This role will interact with internal departmental members, external partners, clients & various stakeholders at every level, thus requiring strong interpersonal skills and excellent ability to exercise good judgment and critical thinking skills.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Provides administrative support to IR team members including preparing presentations, meetings, invoice processing, event logistics and other duties
  • Assists the IR Dept. by writing, editing, and preparing correspondence, reports, memos, social media; prepares PowerPoint presentations and Excel spreadsheets
  • Prioritizes conflicting needs; troubleshoots and handles matter expeditiously and proactively
  • Attends regular and special called meetings; takes, transcribes, and distributes meeting minutes
  • Strong ability to research and compile background material for meetings; develop agendas, and schedules
  • Screens and assesses incoming and outgoing correspondence and develops replies
  • Oversees coordination of IR projects, special events, and/or programs
  • Plans, organizes, coordinates, and oversees daily office activities
  • Maintains knowledge of department programs, operations, and administrative policies and procedures.
  • Performs additional job-related duties as assigned


INVESTOR RELATIONS SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Works with Investor Relations Team to identify prospective Conference members
  • Focuses on setting up meetings and closing new memberships at base-level tiers, contributing to total Investor Relations Team annual goals
  • Actively participates in client meetings, presenting Conference benefits, answering questions, and moving prospects toward a signed membership agreement
  • Leverages Salesforce CRM to identify current member risks and opportunities and works with Investor Relations Team to address appropriate next steps

Minimum Requirements:
Education:

High school diploma or GED required. Associates and or bachelor’s degree preferred.

Knowledge:

Proficient in Microsoft Outlook, MS Word, Excel and Power Point, business writing, proofreading and general office procedures.

Experience:

  • One (1) to three (3) years or more experience in executive assistant, administrative assistant, or coordinator role; demonstrated ability to support department and VP or higher-level role(s).
  • Salesforce/CRM experience required

Preferred Skills and Qualifications:

  • Excellent interpersonal skills and a strong sense of responsibility for dealing with confidential and sensitive matters
  • Demonstrated mastery of Outlook, MS Excel, PowerPoint, and Word
  • Aptitude for mastering new software programs
  • Excellent organizational skills and an appreciation for the challenges of supporting a growing team
  • Ability to prepare communications from draft, excellent editing and grammar skills
  • Ability to interpret a variety of complex instructions and comprehend procedures
  • Ability to perform research and data-gathering assignments with little or no supervision
  • Ability to work under stress and make sound decisions with minimal input from others
  • Must possess superb time management and organizational skills
  • Must be detail oriented, customer focused, and have excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to prioritize and monitor issues through to resolution

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Expiration date: Until Filled

EQUITY ASSOCIATE

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Full-Time; Hybrid Arrangement (Office & Remote)

LOCATION:
Pittsburgh, PA

COME WORK WITH US:
The Allegheny Conference on Community Development is one of the nation’s leading economic and community development organizations. The Conference brings together public and private sector leaders around a shared regional agenda designed to improve the economic future and quality of life of the 10-county Pittsburgh region. Collectively, the Conference and its affiliates – the Greater Pittsburgh Chamber of Commerce, the Pennsylvania Economy League of Greater Pittsburgh, and the Pittsburgh Regional Alliance – work as one to drive research and analysis, advocacy, and marketing efforts that enhance the region’s competitiveness and attract business investment and talented individuals to the region.

OUR POSITION:
This team supports the Conference and its affiliates regarding equitable best practices and inclusive growth both demographically and geographically. Understanding and tracking of inclusive economic development and mobility from our members, as well as other regional stakeholders are key in how we plan for the region to grow equitably – all of which intersect with our overarching goal of making the Pittsburgh region a more inclusive and sustainable place to do business and live. This position will provide an array of advanced clerical & administrative support, as well as an opportunity to learn and be engaged in strategy & research capabilities for various activities and programs across the organization. We’re looking for someone eager and able to learn – we’ll train and help you grow.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Plans, organizes, coordinates, and oversees daily activities, including scheduling meetings involving internal and external partners.
  • Oversees coordination of projects, special events, and programs across internal departments.
  • Provides administrative support to the team including preparing presentations, meetings, and other duties.
  • Attends meetings; generates necessary documentation, including meeting minutes, deliverables, etc.
  • Assists in performing strategic research and policy analysis.
  • Assists in performing market research related tasks.
  • Manages team social media and promotion
  • Maintains catalog of Conference Members inclusive and equitable initiatives throughout the 10-county region.
  • Assists the team by writing, editing, and overall preparation of documents and reports.
  • Performs additional job-related duties as assigned.


REQUIREMENTS:
Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree preferred. Demonstrated ability to handle the above responsibilities. Education and experience equivalency can be considered.

Preferred Skills:

  • Interest and passion for improving the Pittsburgh region through economic development and public policy.
  • Ability to quickly learn new software, systems, and processes.
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, research, administrative, organizational, and time management skills.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • Entrepreneurial spirit with the ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment with big-picture goals – and an independence to continually learn.

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STRATEGY & RESEARCH ASSOCIATE

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Full-Time; Hybrid Arrangement (Office & Remote)

LOCATION:
Pittsburgh, PA

COME WORK WITH US:
The Allegheny Conference on Community Development is one of the nation’s leading economic and community development organizations. The Conference brings together public and private sector leaders around a shared regional agenda designed to improve the economic future and quality of life of the 10-county Pittsburgh region. Collectively, the Conference and its affiliates – the Greater Pittsburgh Chamber of Commerce, the Pennsylvania Economy League of Greater Pittsburgh, and the Pittsburgh Regional Alliance – work as one to drive research and analysis, advocacy, and marketing efforts that enhance the region’s competitiveness and attract business investment and talented individuals to the region.

OUR POSITION:
Our team is charged with leading the organization’s strategy & research that drives our mission forward. Our focus areas include economics, public policy, market research, and special priority projects and initiatives – all of which intersect with our overarching goal of making the Pittsburgh region a more inclusive and sustainable place to do business and live. This position will provide an array of advanced clerical & administrative support, as well as an opportunity to learn and be engaged in strategy & research capabilities for various activities and programs across the organization. We’re looking for someone eager and able to learn – we’ll train and help you grow.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Plans, organizes, coordinates, and oversees daily activities, including scheduling meetings involving internal and external partners.
  • Oversees coordination of projects, special events, and programs across internal departments.
  • Provides administrative support to the team including preparing presentations, meetings, and other duties.
  • Attends meetings; generates necessary documentation, including meeting minutes, deliverables, etc.
  • Assists in performing strategic research and policy analysis.
  • Assists in performing market research related tasks.
  • Manages research libraries and resources.
  • Maintains a strong grasp on current and emerging issues, including working knowledge of appropriate data sources, thought leaders, and opinion trends.
  • Assists the team by writing, editing, and preparing correspondence, reports, and memos.
  • Maintains knowledge of team programs, operations, and administrative policies and procedures.
  • Performs additional job-related duties as assigned.


REQUIREMENTS:
Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree preferred. Demonstrated ability to handle the above responsibilities. Education and experience equivalency can be considered.


Preferred Skills:

  • Interest and passion for improving the Pittsburgh region through economic development and public policy.
  • Ability to quickly learn new software, systems, and processes.
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, research, administrative, organizational, and time management skills.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • Entrepreneurial spirit with the ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment with big-picture goals – and an independence to continually learn.

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MANAGER, ECONOMIC COMPETITIVENESS

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Full-time/Hybrid

LOCATION: Pittsburgh, PA

COME WORK WITH US
The Allegheny Conference on Community Development is one of the nation’s leading economic and community development organizations. The Conference brings together public and private sector leaders around a shared regional agenda designed to improve the economic future and quality of life of the 10-county Pittsburgh region.

The Conference markets the Pittsburgh region for business investment and job creation while championing public policies to improve its competitiveness. By bringing together more than 300 Regional Investors Council members and leadership from across the region, the organization defines southwestern PA’s near- and long-term opportunities and challenges; identifies solutions to capture these opportunities and meet these challenges; and mobilizes the public, private and non-profit sectors to achieve results.

OUR POSITION
The purpose of this position is to facilitate collaboration in support of the Conference’s objectives related to local, state and federal economic competitiveness. A specific focus area of the work will be on economic competitiveness initiatives, and associated issues in the autonomy systems sector, transportation, infrastructure, energy, and related policy issues. Identifies interests of key stakeholders and develop appropriate approaches for implementation of Conference objectives. Engages with partners, including local elected officials, and networks of stakeholders. Reports to VP, Government Affairs.

RESPONSIBILITIES
Policy Analysis

  • Identifies current and emerging issues related to Conference programs and initiatives with a specific focus on those identified as regional high-growth sectors.
  • Maintains frequent communications with external stakeholders, public sector officials, Conference members, and others as needed to advance regional and state economic competitiveness.
  • Advances the development and execution of specific programs of work in advocacy, business investment, and expansion to support growth sectors, specifically to include autonomy systems sector, transportation, infrastructure, and energy.
  • Supports Chamber efforts to develop messaging, materials, and targeted outreach to advance policy and political activity.
  • Creates and maintains industry partnerships and relationships and coordinates with external associations and other stakeholders to advance Chamber’s policy objectives.
  • Synthesize political and public policy for Chamber leadership and creates impactful messaging driven through events, statements, testimony, and other platforms to advance specific sector-based policies.
  • Serves as a public representative of the Chamber at public sector, political, and community engagements and events.
  • Prepares materials and presentations for meetings and briefings for public and private officials and other relevant stakeholders such as committee members and board members to educate decision-makers and develop implementation strategies.
  • Develops implementation strategies to achieve desired objectives.
  • Identifies and engages potential partners and networks of stakeholders critical for advancing the policy agenda as appropriate. Facilitates and supports the creation of coalitions related to specific policy goals.
  • Initiates and responds to staff, partner, and key constituency inquiries and requests via telephone, written, and electronic communications as appropriate.
  • Balances multiple priorities, working independently or participating in a leadership position as a part of a cross-functional team, keeping others informed through clear written and verbal communication, while maintaining a high level of productivity.
  • Contributes to the overall effectiveness of the organization by performing other duties and participating in special projects, as assigned.

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE

Education:
A degree in Public Policy, Public Management/Administration, Business Administration, or appropriate field required.

Knowledge:

  • Familiarity with economic and community development issues, local government and political structure, and/or civic agency operations preferred.
  • Demonstrated understanding of economic and community development issues, local government structure and/or civic agency operations. Strong preference for direct knowledge of issues and public officials specific to Southwestern Pennsylvania.

Experience:
3+ years of experience in a policy or political role, trade association, Chamber or external facing role. Strong and abiding interest in improving the economic competitiveness of and quality of life in southwestern Pennsylvania

Skills:

  • Strong qualitative and quantitative research skills, proficiency in policy analysis
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Excellent organizational, planning, problem-solving, quantitative, and project management skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills; ability to interact diplomatically in high-energy setting, establishing and maintaining cooperative working relationship with a wide range of individuals both inside and outside the organization.
  • Proficient in MS Office suite.

WHY YOU SHOULD APPLY:

  • Competitive Salary
  • Comprehensive Benefits package
  • Flexible Work Schedule
  • Opportunity to work with a diverse and highly talented team of professional

Applications without all documents will not be considered

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Application Deadline: Monday June 3, 2022

EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT TO THE CEO

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Full-time/Hybrid
Location: Pittsburgh, PA

COME WORK WITH US
The Allegheny Conference brings together public and private leaders to set a vision and build broad consensus needed to improve the economic future and quality of life in southwestern Pennsylvania. The Conference team is committed to achieving the bold vision of a vital, globally competitive region that delivers a next generation economy for all.


OUR POSITION
This position provides professional senior-level administrative assistance to the CEO, performing complex and confidential administrative functions. The position requires a high degree of business acumen and the ability to manage projects and influence others on behalf of the executive. It requires a thorough overall knowledge of the goals and direction of the organization and the ability to work closely with senior management. The nature of the work requires exposure to sensitive information necessitating considerable use of tact, diplomacy, discretion, and sound judgment.

This position will have a dotted-line responsibility to the administrative support staff to ensure the delivery of effective, efficient, and cost-efficient coordination of administrative services required to meet the organization’s goals.


PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES
Executive Support

  • Manages CEO’s schedule using discretion in establishing priorities. Schedules complex appointments, coordinates meeting and travel arrangements. Serves as a gatekeeper, understanding in varying degree the requirements of the CEO. Manages CEO’s travel arrangements and proactively coordinates the preplanning of travel including arrangement of appropriate visas, materials, etc.
  • Provides executive-level support to CEO and, when needed, to members of the senior management team. Independently facilitates the work of the CEO by establishing, organizing and maintaining files, records and other related materials as required. Anticipates the CEO’s needs, proactively acts accordingly and delegates when appropriate.

Leadership

  • Serves as a liaison between CEO, staff, Board members, Investors, partners, and outside organizations to ensure efficient and timely flow of work and assist in facilitating action and responses as needed. Establishes and maintains relationships with Board members, Investors and their organizational staff.
  • Serves as the lead in preparation for Board and Executive Committee meetings, including tracking, monitoring, and following the progress of open items, drafting the agenda, monitoring attendance setting the timetable for Board material preparation, producing a final draft of the Board book and accurate minutes. Handle all logistical aspects of meetings.

Communication

  • Manages incoming and outgoing communications (written, verbal and electronic). Drafts letters, memoranda; reports and presentations on behalf of the CEO. Prepares/formats correspondence and reports on regular basis. Routes and responds to correspondence on behalf of the executive. Handles telephone inquiries and requests; responds to requests by researching the issues, gathering data, and providing information when appropriate or filtering inquiries to appropriate staff for resolution or action.

Mentorship

  • Works with senior management to develop individual annual goals for the administrative staff to support organization’s needs, periodic check-ins with staff and identifies professional development opportunities to enhance skills and support changing technology.

Other

  • Serves as project manager for special projects, at the request of the CEO.
  • Contributes to the efficiency of the organization by performing other duties and participating in special projects, as assigned.


SKILLS & EXPERIENCE
Education:
Undergraduate degree, business school or equivalent training/experience required.

Knowledge:
Proficient in Microsoft Outlook, MS Word, Excel, and Power Point. Experience with Salesforce is a plus.

Experience:
Minimum of 5-7 years supporting C-Level/Executive management in the for-profit and/or non-profit environment required.

Skills:

  • Ability to work and thrive in a complex environment, juggling multiple tasks.
  • Ability to balance and prioritize demands from a variety of sources, to analyze and resolve problems.
  • Ability to work independently and with discretion, and to effectively delegate.
  • Excellent grammar, spelling and punctuation.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills; ability to interact diplomatically with poise and tact in high-volume setting, deal effectively with senior-level leadership, establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with a wide range of individuals.
  • Self-starter with a strong sense of ownership.
  • Detail oriented.


WHY YOU SHOULD APPLY:

  • Competitive Salary
  • Comprehensive Benefits package
  • Flexible Work Schedule
  • Opportunity to work with a diverse and highly talented team of professional


Applications without all documents will not be considered

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EVENTS DIRECTOR

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Reports to Chief Marketing & Communications Officer

COME WORK WITH US
The Allegheny Conference brings together public and private leaders to set a vision and build broad consensus needed to improve the economic future and quality of life in southwestern Pennsylvania.

The Conference team is committed to achieving the bold vision of a vital, globally competitive region that delivers a next generation economy for all.

The Events Director will be a member of the dynamic marketing and communications team and will be integral to engaging Allegheny Conference membership, communicating the region’s story, and moving our transformative work forward.

Learn more at AlleghenyConference.org.

OUR POSITION
The primary role of the Events Director will be to work across the organization on the successful planning and production of events that support the Allegheny Conference’s goals and objectives, including member engagement and other financial and operational goals. 

The ideal candidate will have experience producing a range of professional meetings and events. They will be a strong communicator (listening, speaking and writing) and have a passion for detail. They will be flexible, creative, and able to adapt to today’s event planning realities.  They will enjoy working alongside others and adapting to different workstyles. They will be skillful at building collaborative relationships – internally and externally – and enjoy diving in and rolling up their sleeves when the job calls for it.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Plans and implements a variety of organizational events (in-person, virtual and hybrid), including member meetings, special topic briefings, legislative receptions, marketing events, the organization’s annual meeting and other events. Maintains an organizational calendar of events. 
  • Meets with stakeholders to gain an understanding of each event’s purposes and goals.
  • Develops the scope of events (time, date, location, audience, and budget).
  • Identifies and coordinates with venues and vendors – ensuring they meet event and budget objectives. Reviews, negotiates, and manages vendor contracts. 
  • Plans and coordinates event logistics and services, including technology and equipment, food and beverage, transportation, lodging, staffing and other support needs, budget management and more.
  • Partners with the organization’s membership staff on sponsorship fulfillment related to events.
  • Contributes to the development of invitations, distribution lists and registration forms. Tracks responses with an eye toward achieving attendance goals of each event.
  • Leverages the organization’s CRM and other digital tools to ensure efficiency and effectiveness of marketing and communications efforts especially as they relate to events. 
  • Stays abreast of trends and innovations in event planning and keeps colleagues informed of these trends and inspired by them. Uses events to drive organizational success.
  • Establishes metrics and reports regularly on progress.
  • Ensures compliance with writing, graphic and brand standards across organizational materials and events.
  • Contributes to the efficiency of the organization by performing other duties and participating in special projects, as assigned.

EDUCATION:
Bachelor’s degree in hospitality management, marketing, communications, business, or related field.

Knowledge, abilities, and skills:

  • 5 years corporate event management/planning/directing experience.
  • Project, time management and organizational skills.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Ability to successfully manage multiple projects, prioritize and adjust quickly to changes while maintaining accuracy and meeting deadlines.
  • Strong interpersonal and customer service skills. Ability to work effectively with a wide range of internal and external clients, consistently exercise good judgment and diplomacy, and maintain confidentiality with sensitive information.
  • Ability to travel and work nights and weekends on occasion.
  • Proficient in MS Office suite, Salesforce, Mail Chimp (or similar bulk email system), Formstack (or other similar system) and virtual meeting tools.  

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Application Deadline: Monday May 16, 2022

DIRECTOR, INVESTOR RELATIONS

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Full-time/Hybrid

LOCATION:
Pittsburgh, PA

COME WORK WITH US:
The Allegheny Conference on Community Development is one of the nation’s leading economic and community development organizations.  The Conference brings together public and private sector leaders to improve the overall economy and quality of life for the 10-county Pittsburgh region.

ABOUT THE POSITION:
The Director, Investor Relations position will generate proposals and close sales by prospecting, qualifying, and securing meetings with C-suite decision makers of targeted companies.  It is critical that this individual understand and share the mission, vision, and value-proposition of the Conference & affiliates; be excited about and supportive of the work we do; have a strong desire to grow our business through sales/relationship acquisition; and is driven by a desire to exceed goals and contribute to a strong sales culture.  

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Execute annual development plan to exceed fundraising and revenue goals.
  • Responsible for prospective & new members of the Allegheny Conference Regional Investors Council, including conducting research to identify prospects for membership.
  • Develop business and high-level contact relationships with targeted prospects. Use research and prospecting resources such as:  traditional media, online, social media and networking.
  • Prepare / update external pitch materials and partner resources.
  • Identify new strategic opportunities to grow membership, Conference sponsorships, and grants.
  • Responsible for expanding community relations and informing partners of strategic business goals.
  • Works with VP of IR to keep Senior Staff informed of investor feedback and perceptions.
  • Interact with the corporate and non-profit leaders on behalf of the Allegheny conference including building long term relationships with investors and community leaders.
  • Develop investor confidence and belief in the organization’s vision and strategy for delivering shareholder value.
  • Enter and analyze data through CRM tool (Salesforce) to ensure and monitor member engagement and success and quickly identify revenue-generating potential/opportunities.  Measures/metrics may include; sales life cycle, prospecting, retention, close ratio, and trending.
  • Assists with the development and implementation of a short and long-term advancement plan to meet established revenue goals and objectives. This type of strategic effort is done periodically and includes, but is not limited to, strategic initiatives for securing sponsorships, corporate and foundation grants, implementing a robust funding framework, defining stewardship, and prospecting tactics, enhancing special fundraising/cultivation events, and developing new approaches to supporting traditional advancement initiatives.
  • Works closely with Allegheny Conference affiliates by securing sponsorships for special events and receptions as needed throughout the year.
  • Attends external meetings and events as an Investor Relations representative of the Allegheny Conference.
  • Willingness to take on additional responsibility for other duties and projects as assigned.

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE

Education:

Bachelor’s degree in marketing, communications or business administration preferred or commensurate experience.

Knowledge:

Familiarity with business development, communications, and event planning & execution. Knowledge of Pittsburgh region a plus.

Experience:

Minimum of 3 years’ experience in business development, sales, or event planning.  Experience with a CRM Required. 

Skills:  

  • Confident and comfortable interacting with a diverse group of individuals from all sectors of the community including C-suite level executives
  • Strong negotiation skills
  • Project management, time management and organizational skills
  • Strong written and oral communication skills, including professional editing competencies and strong attention to detail
  • Ability to work and thrive in a multi-tasking and multi-deadline environment
  • Ability to balance and prioritize requests from a variety of sources, both internal and external
  • Strong interpersonal and customer service skills with the ability to work effectively with a wide range of internal and external clients and exercise sound judgment, maturity and diplomacy
  • Self-starter with solutions-oriented attitude and proven ability to work in team environment
  • Effective collaborator with all departments internally
  • Proficiency in MS Office suite
  • Salesforce proficiency is preferred

WHY YOU SHOULD APPLY:

  • Competitive salary $60,000- $75,000
  • Comprehensive benefits package
  • Bonus opportunity
  • Flexible work schedule
  • Opportunity to work with a diverse and highly talented team of professionals

Interested applicants should provide resume & cover letter to:

Applications without all documents will not be considered

11 Stanwix Floor 17th
Pittsburgh, PA 15222

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Application Deadline: Monday May 16, 2022

SENIOR DIRECTOR OF TALENT STRATEGY

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Full-time/Hybrid

LOCATION:
Pittsburgh, PA

Are you passionate about the future of the Pittsburgh region? Are you an idea-builder, a creative thinker and a connector of stakeholders around a common cause?

COME WORK WITH US
The Allegheny Conference on Community Development is one of the nation’s leading economic and community development organizations.  The Conference brings together public and private sector leaders around a shared regional agenda designed to improve the economic future and quality of life of the 10-county Pittsburgh region. Collectively, the Conference and its affiliates – the Greater Pittsburgh Chamber of Commerce, the Pennsylvania Economy League of Greater Pittsburgh and the Pittsburgh Regional Alliance – work as one to drive research and analysis, advocacy and marketing efforts that enhance the region’s competitiveness and attract business investment and talented individuals to the region.

OUR POSITION
The Senior Director of Talent Strategy supports the overall regional talent strategy to make the Pittsburgh region more competitive for talent, and manages the college retention and engagement strategy, as well as the ecosystem development to create a more inclusive, robust, and thriving talent pipeline and workforce.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Proactively develops and maintains relationships with businesses to identify talent needs and to support broader public awareness and understanding of job opportunities and gaps throughout the region. Assesses and identifies high demand jobs, both within specific industries and across economic sectors, in order to build collaborative marketing, training and recruitment initiatives.
  • Co-Manages college student retention strategy for the region, including, but not limited to: Passport program, employer-student engagement opportunities, development in conjunction with Communications of evergreen online content for students to learn and interact with Pittsburgh companies and employers, etc.
  • Builds and provides direct support for collaborative relationships and initiatives with a wide variety of talent, education, training and civic organizations to advance the region in being more competitive.
  • Supports competitive efforts to attract new business investment and expanding businesses in the region through workforce supply and demand analysis and in-person and written presentations.
  • Proactively stays on the leading edge of business and talent trends, supply and demand data, and researches, analyzes and produces briefing documents, correspondence, web-related content and other materials as needed to support strategy development and implementation.
  • Leads in the recruitment and management of working groups as needed to assist in the development of programming focused on meeting employer job demand both current and anticipated.
  • Represents the Allegheny Conference/Pittsburgh Regional Alliance and Talent program with external audiences as appropriate in speaking engagements and other forums.

QUALIFICATIONS

EDUCATION
Undergraduate degree required; post-graduate study desirable.

EXPERIENCE
3-5 Years related experience

KNOWLEDGE

  • Understanding of economic development practices, workforce and education practices, public policy processes and how government operates on local, state and federal levels. 
  • Demonstrated business/client relationship management skills.
  • Strong public speaker, facilitator in small and large groups.
  • Strong market and data research skills as well as familiarity with developing, implementing and interpreting marketing surveys.
  • Excellent written and oral presentation skills.
  • Strong capacity to clearly articulate the meaning and importance of education, workforce and labor data, as well as familiarity with writing for different kinds of audiences. Familiarity with fundraising desirable.

SKILLS

  • Demonstrated ability to engage and inspire multiple audiences around a common objective, understanding the appropriate manner and tactics to effectively connect to the appropriate individuals within companies, education and training institutions, public sector partners and civic agencies. 
  • Demonstrated organizational and project management skills to independently establish priorities, meet objectives and deadlines, and use of sound judgment and discretion in carrying out multiple assignments in a timely manner.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills; ability to interact diplomatically in high-energy setting, establishing and maintaining cooperative working relationship with a wide range of individuals.
  • Experience with use of databases and CRM systems
  • Fluency with social media platforms; website development experience a plus.
  • Detail oriented.
  • Proficient in MS Office suite; SharePoint is a plus.
  • Familiarity with Adobe Creative suite not required but a plus.
  • Valid driver’s license and an ability to travel throughout the region as needed.  

WHY YOU SHOULD APPLY:

  • Competitive Salary  
  • Comprehensive Benefits package
  • Flexible Work Schedule
  • Opportunity to work with a diverse and highly talented team of professional

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Application Deadline: April 29, 2022

VICE PRESIDENT, LOCAL GOVERNMENT POLITICAL AFFAIRS AND ADVOCACY

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Full-time/ Hybrid Remote work

LOCATION
Pittsburgh, PA

COME WORK WITH US
The Allegheny Conference on Community Development (ACCD) is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing private sector leadership to stimulate the economic growth and improve the quality of life in the Pittsburgh region. Together with its affiliates – the Greater Pittsburgh Chamber of Commerce, the Pennsylvania Economy League of Greater Pittsburgh and the Pittsburgh Regional Alliance (PRA) – the Conference focuses on improving the region’s economy and quality of life through a targeted agenda to Enhance Opportunity – making the most of our competitive advantages by positioning the Pittsburgh regional as a global location of choice for individuals and businesses; Strengthening Communities – working to reduce disparity and remove government barriers to community vitality; and Energize Tomorrow’s Economy by building our economy and improving our environment.

OUR POSITION

The position leads the analysis of proposed local government actions, determines the potential impact on the organization and works with the President to direct the organization’s policies and objectives involving local government and political affairs.  The position will be the primary lead on developing tools and resources, including any necessary fundraising, for regional political impact including management of any affiliated entities to implement the objectives in local government and political affairs. This position also utilizes strong public sector relationships and private sector partnerships to support and advance community and economic development in the Pittsburgh region.  Position reports to President, Greater Pittsburgh Chamber of Commerce.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

Government and Political Affairs 

  • Performs as a primary lead on behalf of the Greater Pittsburgh Chamber of Commerce on multiple local government and political issues including but not limited to:
    • local and regional government/civic policy such as zoning and permitting,
    • regional transportation/infrastructure policy,
    • local taxation policy issues,
    • general business operating environment in the Pittsburgh region. 
  • Directs policy research, drafting of policy briefs, benchmarking reports, talking points, legislative testimony and makes policy and advocacy recommendations for the organization. 
  • Establishes and maintains good working relationships with key local and regional public sector leaders and their staffs, our member companies and organizations, and other community partners. 
  • Represents the organization as appropriate in outside meetings and public events.  Makes formal presentations to boards, committees, legislators, or other bodies, on governmental or public affairs, as requested. 
  • Establishes and implements mechanisms to leverage the knowledge, experience, and relationships of regional private and public sector leaders, particularly Regional Investors, for the purpose of achieving the government affairs goals.  
  • Primary manager for all regional and local political tools and resources including but not limited to, fundraising for local political activity, coordination of meeting agendas, publications, and communications – both internal and external.  Manages financial contracts and fundraising efforts with outside firms, where appropriate. 

Administration & Operations

  • Supports operational efficiency of the Greater Pittsburgh Chamber of Commerce, identifies, designs, and implements administrative processes that ensure member and partner satisfaction. 
  • Manages and oversees tracking of public and private sector engagements, including meetings, roundtables, and other relationships as it relates to local political affairs. 
  • Assists in developing and managing the department’s budget; prioritizes and allocates available program resources; prepares, submits, and justifies requests for additional resources; prepares proposals and other materials to support program activities; recruits and manages consultants. 
  • Assists President in the coordination of a strategic communications plan by managing Government Affairs and Communications cross-team staff assignments and efforts. 
  • Develops a variety of reports, procedures, directives, and other materials to support the program goals; conducts oral presentations and briefings to the Regional Investors Council and ACCD committees among others. 
  • Provides staff support to commissions, committees and task forces where required. 
  • Performs other duties of similar nature as assigned or required.  Contributes to the efficiency of the organization by performing other duties and participating in special projects, as assigned.  

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE

EDUCATION
Bachelor’s degree in political science, public policy or business is required. 

KNOWLEDGE
Skilled in examining and formulating legislative policy and developing and implementing new strategies and procedures.  Understanding of the public policy process and how government operates on local, state, and federal levels. 

EXPERIENCE
10+ years of experience in governmental or political affairs, public policy and/or community development.  Experience in developing and managing collaborative partnerships. 

SKILLS
Strong administrative, organizational, and operational skills.  Ability to develop strategies and take appropriate action with minimal direction.  Excellent analytical, writing and interpersonal/communications skills, to include public speaking.  Excellent project management skills.  Proficient in MS Office suites   

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Application Deadline: Friday, May 27, 2022

BUSINESS INVESTMENT INTERN

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The Pittsburgh Regional Alliance (PRA), an affiliate of the Allegheny Conference on Community Development, is a 10-county economic development partnership formed to advance the regional economy and attract strategic investment opportunities.

We help companies—local, domestic, and global—and organizations choose our region and talent for their growth and expansion plans. PRA prioritizes catalytic projects that create good jobs and support vibrant and emerging sectors, including:

Objective: This Business Investment Intern will support efforts to promote the Pittsburgh Region for investment and attract jobs, talent, and development.

Responsibilities (will vary based on skill set):

  • Assist Project Managers in business expansion and real estate development projects
  • Analyze and perform financial analysis on potential development projects
  • Research and perform due diligence on potential development sites and project-related neighborhoods
  • Assist in drafting a Request for Proposal (RFP) for an upcoming development opportunity.
  • Support market and comparable research
  • Supports the planning and managing of meetings, workshops conferences and events.
  • Supports efforts in developing innovative marketing and communication materials.

Qualifications:

  • Enrolled in a Master s Degree program in real estate development, public policy, urban planning, business or finance; exceptional candidates enrolled in an undergraduate program will be considered
  • Demonstrated interest in real estate development business practices and economic development policy
  • Proven strength in the use of spreadsheets (for financial modeling purposes in particular),database and presentation applications, including Excel, PowerPoint, Project and Word;
  • Understanding of economic development issues.
  • Familiarity and experience with project management duties including project implementation from conception to completion
  • Detail-oriented, flexible, collaborative, organized, with ability to multi-task and manage deadlines
  • Strong interpersonal, written, verbal and analytical skills

Hours Per Week: 30 | Wage/ Salary: $15/hour

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Position opened until Filled


Commitment to Diversity, Inclusion, & Equity

The Conference is committed to fostering, cultivating, and preserving a culture of diversity, inclusion, and equity.  Our human capital is our most valuable asset. The collective sum of our individual differences, life experiences, knowledge, inventiveness, innovation, self-expression, unique capabilities, and talent that our employees invest in their work represents a significant part of not only our culture, but our reputation and success.  

We embrace and encourage our employees’ differences in age, color, disability, ethnicity, family or marital status, gender identity or expression, language, national origin, physical and mental ability, race, religion, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, veteran status, and other characteristics protected by state or federal law.