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DIRECTOR, COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT

VICE PRESIDENT, INVESTOR RELATIONS

MANAGER, BUSINESS INVESTMENT


DIRECTOR, COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT

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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:

This position advances the Conference’s community development and economic equity agendas. The position leads the development of inclusive community development strategies and manages relevant initiatives; identifies barriers to economic mobility and drives development of effective solutions; builds strategic partnerships and coalitions wide range of community development partners, including local elected officials, community development organizations, business leaders and philanthropy. Reports to the Chief Equity Officer.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Engages local economic development partners across Southwestern Pennsylvania and public officials to advance the Conference goals in inclusive community development and economic equity.
  • In collaboration with the Conference’s committees and working groups, develops, and implements strategies to achieve desired objectives.
  • Manages the Conference’s community economic development initiatives such as Strengthening Communities Partnership.
  • Manages business outreach and drives engagement of regional businesses in the PA Neighborhood Assistance Tax Credit Program
  • Staffs the Conference’s community committee and supports active and effective engagement of committee members in addressing strategic community development priorities.
  • Identifies current and emerging issues and best practices related to inclusive community development to advance the organization’s expertise and effectiveness of decision-making.
  • Prepares high quality materials and conducts briefings for a wide range of stakeholders including business, government, and community leaders  
  • Oversees and maintains databases, electronic files, online resources, and paper documentation.
  • Initiates and responds to press, 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.

QUALIFICATIONS:

EDUCATION

A degree in Public Policy, Public Management/Administration, Business Administration, or related field required.  

KNOWLEDGE

Demonstrated understanding of economic and community development issues, local government structure and/or civic agency operations.  Strong preference for direct knowledge of issues specific to Southwestern Pennsylvania.    

EXPERIENCE

5+ years of progressively responsible relevant experience.   Strong and abiding interest in improving inclusive economy and quality of life for all in Southwestern Pennsylvania.

SKILLS

  • Excellent organizational, planning, problem-solving, 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.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Strong research skills, proficiency in policy analysis.
  • Proficient in MS Office suite.

WHY YOU SHOULD APPLY:

  • Competitive salary $60,000- $80,000
  • Comprehensive benefits package
  • Bonus opportunity
  • Flexible work schedule
  • Opportunity to work with a diverse and highly talented team of professionals

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Application Deadline: November 1, 2021


VICE PRESIDENT, INVESTOR RELATIONS

LOCATION
Pittsburgh, PA

REPORTS TO
Chief Financial Officer

COMPANY DESCRIPTION
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.

The Conference’s goal – as it has been for over 75 years – is to do this job better today than we did
yesterday, while thinking and working together to create a next generation economy for all for the
future.

Our Values: As Conference employees, we have key roles to play in shaping the region’s future. In
this important work, we will be:

  • United as one team to move the region forward
  • Aware and Inclusive of others’ perspectives, expertise and talents
  • Purposeful in our behaviors, actions and work streams
  • Innovative and willing to take risks
  • Passionate about excellence and measurable Impact
  • Enthusiastic about our work and achievements

POSITION DESCRIPTION

The Vice President, Investor Relations 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”). The position partners with the CEO, Senior Leadership Team and other
internal stakeholders to develop engagement strategies, refined and consistent external partner
messaging, business development opportunities, and sponsorship opportunities for the existing and
prospective investment community. S/he is responsible for tracking and reporting to the CEO and
Senior Leadership on development opportunities and business risks, while recommending strategies
to engage, address, and/or mitigate. S/he is responsible for meeting annual revenue targets that
fund the majority of the Conference’s annual operating budget. The Vice President, Investor
Relations supervises two direct reports in the execution of fundraising and relationship management
deliverables.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Retention of Membership

  • Leads the development and execution of the quarterly and annual strategy for engaging and retaining members of the Regional Investors Council
  • Serves as the primary relationship manager for Regional Investors on matters related to the Conference’s agenda,  activities, programmatic work and other relevant information
  • Acts as a strategic resource on tasks related to membership data, membership inquiries, revenue and funding opportunities, and other ad hoc activities
  • Provides regular assessment of membership / funding opportunities and risks

Development of Membership

  • Leads the quarterly and annual strategy for recruiting new members to the Regional Investors
    Council
  • Coordinates IR team efforts related to funding campaigns and other strategic revenue initiatives
  • Provides regular assessment of prospect development and expected prospect obtainment

Other

  • Assists in the assessment of the fundraising strategy in support of short and long-term financial
    goals
  • Partners with internal stakeholders to develop and secure sponsors for fundraising campaigns and
    events
  • Assists the accounting team in the maintenance of proper sponsorship records and fulfillment of
    sponsorship benefits

EDUCATION

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

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES

Familiarity with public policy and economic/community development issues in southwestern
Pennsylvania desirable. Strong sales management experience. Proficiency in finance and Microsoft
Office Suite and CRM system required

An individual must be able to perform each essential duty listed below at an excellent level:

  • 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
  • Action oriented – self-motivated and able to move fundraising plan to action; ability to work
    independently and balance competing priorities
  • Relationship-oriented – able to cultivate strong relationships with corporate members and within
    the community; responsive to needs of corporate donors; excellent interpersonal skills with strong
    executive presence
  • Sales process and results-oriented – focused on implementing proven sales processes and
    accountabilities to drive results in increasing donors and revenue
  • Collaborative – communicate effectively with senior corporate leaders to find areas of
    commonality and achieve shared goals
  • Adaptable – lead and foster an innovative, process improvement atmosphere; ability to
    recognizing trends in new and lost members and evaluate impact on leadership changes to the
    membership

EXPERIENCE

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

TRAVEL

Frequent regional travel required; up to 25%

CONTACT INFORMATION

Martita Mestéy-Durruthy
847.337.3200
martita@winnerpartners.net

Steven Oberhoffer
312.404.7971
steven@winnerpartners.net

Tina Winner
724.831.1060
tina@winnerpartners.net


COMING SOON: 

PITTSBURGH REGIONAL ALLIANCE (PRA)
BUSINESS INVESTMENT JOB OPPORTUNITIES   
ACCEPTING RESUMES NOW – APPLY NOW

MANAGER, BUSINESS INVESTMENT

Full-time/ Hybrid Remote work

LOCATION
Pittsburgh, PA

SALARY
$53,000 – $67,500, commensurate with pertinent experience, along with an excellent benefits package

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COME WORK WITH US:

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.

YOU WOULD BE A GOOD FIT FOR THIS ROLE IF YOU:

  • Have a strong commitment to the growth and success of the Southwestern PA region, this organization, and this position;
  • Are a self-starter;
  • Enjoy relationship-building and cultivating strong partnerships;
  • Thrive on bringing diverse stakeholders together; and
  • Are a capable project manager, comfortable leading and completing projects.

ABOUT THE POSITION:

In December 2019, the Allegheny Conference published the Next is Now 10-Year Agenda, which outlined a plan to attract and create 75,000 jobs in strategic sectors.  The PRA is looking for the right person(s) to join our team as a Business Investment Manager to help in the execution of this agenda.

This position requires a minimum of a bachelor’s degree and related experience in the areas of economic development, project management, sales, business/entrepreneurship, commercial real estate, community development, or marketing. The successful candidate for this position must be creative, entrepreneurial-minded, have a high-level of attention to detail, possess strong written and verbal communication skills and excellent relationship-building skills that cultivate strong partnerships, champions, and advocates, and inspire credibility and trust with all levels of internal and external stakeholders.

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Please contact Human Resources at Hrdept@alleghenyconference.org should you have any questions.

Applications and resumes to be reviewed upon receipt.