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SENIOR DIRECTOR, BUSINESS ENGAGEMENT (REVISED TITLE)

ASSOCIATE, GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS

VICE PRESIDENT, PUBLIC AFFAIRS & POLICY COMPETITIVENESS

MANAGER, BUSINESS INVESTMENT

MEMBER RELATIONS MANAGER

REGIONAL ECONOMIC COMPETITIVENESS OFFICER (RECO)

COMMUNICATIONS MANAGER

DIRECTOR OF ENERGY STRATEGY

MARKETING & COMMUNICATIONS ASSOCIATE

MANAGER, ECONOMIC COMPETITIVENESS


COMMUNICATIONS MANAGER

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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. This individual will be a member of the dynamic marketing and communications team and will be integral to moving this transformative work forward. Learn more at AlleghenyConference.org.

OUR POSITION
Assist in the development, creation and execution of communications strategies, content and collateral to support advancing the mission of the Allegheny Conference and its affiliates.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • With the team, develop and execute communications strategies to support policy and advocacy, research and membership initiatives.
  • Write, edit and design content for multiple social media platforms including LinkedIn, Twitter, Instagram and Facebook; newsletters and blogs; email campaigns; and websites.
  • Manage the process for regular member communications such as a monthly member newsletter.
  • Manage social media, including creating and maintaining content calendars and executing social media strategies.
  • Provide support for the development of talking points, speeches, presentations and other collateral.
  • Monitor and report on performance analytics of digital properties and content and make recommendations to improve performance, brand awareness and engagement.
  • Assist with planning and execution of member and stakeholder events, media events and tours.
  • Ensures compliance with writing, graphic and brand standards across organizational materials and events.
  • Contribute to the efficiency of the organization by performing other duties and participating in special projects as needed.

QUALIFICATIONS

Education:
Bachelor’s degree in marketing, communications, journalism or related field.

Knowledge:
Familiarity with marketing, communications, social media and content creation

Experience:

  • 1-5 years’ experience in marketing and communications
  • Experience with social media management and building a following on social media
  • Experience formulating and executing a cross-platform content strategy
  • Experience with content analytics platforms

Skills:

  • Collaborative, creative and positive attitude
  • Project, time management, and organizational skills
  • Excellent writing, editing and proofreading skills
  • Ability to thrive in a multi-task and multi-deadline environment with multiple internal customers
  • Proficient in MS Office suite, including PowerPoint
  • Experience with Mail Chimp (or a similar platform), Google Studio, WordPress, Sprout Social and Canva a plus

WHY YOU SHOULD APPLY:

  • Competitive Salary – from $52,000 per year
  • Comprehensive Benefits package
  • Flexible Work Schedule
  • Opportunity to work with a diverse and highly talented team of professional

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DIRECTOR OF ENERGY STRATEGY

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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 strategic and inclusive economic development in the southwestern Pennsylvania.

OUR POSITION:
This position manages the implementation of the Conference’s regional energy strategy by providing thought leadership, broad industry and stakeholder coalition building across the region, and project management to relevant internal and external workstreams. The position advances the organization’s understanding of the specific actions and investments needed to achieve the established decarbonization vision and goals, and to that end, builds and leads purposeful collaboration and programmatic efforts.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Manages and informs internal and external committees, taskforces, and workstreams. 
  • Conducts extensive stakeholder outreach, establishes and maintains positive working relationships with critical partners, and builds purposeful coalitions.
  • Integrates energy strategy work objectives, activities, and initiatives into the broader Allegheny Conference work plan of growing the economy, galvanizing inclusive regional engagement, and unlocking the region’s potential.
  • Proactively monitors, investigates, and assesses developments that affect scope, direction and implementation of the energy strategy; makes recommendations for and develops and executes improvements accordingly.
  • Prepares and presents materials, briefings, reports, recommendations and other materials for variety of audiences, including business, civic and government leaders; assists in the development of communications materials and plans to advance energy strategy work.
  • In collaboration with external and internal teams, evaluates progress and develops annual workplans.
  • Actively assists in developing relevant policy, investment and research priorities.   
  • Performs other duties essential to successful implementation of the energy strategy.  
  • Contributes to the success of the organization by performing other duties and participating in special projects, as assigned. 

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE

Expertise:             
Education and knowledge demonstrating deep understanding of broader energy landscape and evolving energy strategies. Strong grasp of robust strategy development, energy-specific public policy development, and implementation in global business and/or regional economic development settings.  Knowledge and understanding of the Southwestern Pennsylvania, its economy and key stakeholders is a plus.

Experience:
At least 10 years of demonstrated experience in energy strategy efforts.

Skills:

  • Strategy development, implementation and evaluation.
  • Effective partnership, coalition and consensus building skills.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Excellent organizational, planning, problem-solving, and project management skills.

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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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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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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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.