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The Chamber brings area businesses and civic leaders together to promote growth and create opportunity in our region. We support our members with practical, inspiring programs, resources, and events. All that we do serves one clear, bold goal: to make Greater Philadelphia a great place for good business.

The Chamber’s Community & Culture department includes the Arts + Business Council, which fosters collaboration and exchange between the arts and business communities, and the Young Professionals Council, which connects ambitious, visionary young people with a strong, diverse network of peers, mentors, and regional business and civic leaders. It also will include a series of events about how to fulfill the Chamber’s aspiration of making Philadelphia the healthiest and most livable city in the Northeast. Through the combination of leadership development, networking and discussions, Community & Culture will ensure continued improvements to the region’s quality of life that contribute to retaining and attracting businesses and workers.

We are currently seeking a Development Coordinator who will support the Community & Culture programming, which engages thousands of business leaders each year. By finding and building connections with businesses and soliciting sponsorship needed to execute programs, the Coordinator is critical to the success of Community & Culture initiatives. 

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

Development:

  • Research, prospect and connect with companies eager to support and engage in the Community & Culture’s programming
  • Lead meetings with the VP, Community & Culture and businesses to discuss sponsorship and engagement opportunities
  • Build relationships with, and develop engagement strategies for, the business community and broader ABC community
  • Creatively envision sponsorship benefits and prepare sponsorship packages and documents

Administrative:

  • Ensure sponsorship benefits are met and reporting requirements are completed
  • Prepare invoices and collect on payments owed
  • Manage financial data and reporting through Financial Edge, meet or communicate with accounting team to ensure accurate financial records, invoicing, and collections.
  • Assist with the preparation of grant applications and reports

Programming:

  • Support the Community & Culture team as needed with logistical help around events such as Defining Innovation speaker series, Healthy & Livable events, and the 36th Annual Awards and professional development program execution
  • Assist with program and event outreach and recruitment

Ideal Candidate

This position requires someone who has a passion for connecting with people and businesses. They thrive when meeting new people and in networking environments. Their outgoing personality brings energy and enthusiasm to any conversation. A sales-oriented and self-driven mindset allows them to think creatively about a business’ needs and how a collaboration with Community & Culture could benefit both parties. The ideal candidate brings the same approach to their collaboration with team members and program logistics and outreach. 

Job Specifications & Requirements

§ 1-3 years of relevant work experience

§ Sales-oriented mindset with high degree of comfort making cold calls

§ Genuine excitement to connect businesses to the opportunities Community & Culture offers

§ A self-starter who is able to work both independently and as part of a team

§ Strong work ethic; approaches work with a sense of purpose and urgency

§ A collaborative spirit

Work Conditions

This individual will work in a typical office environment. On a standard work day, the majority of time is spent sitting at a desk, using the computer and speaking on the phone. However, at times, this role will be required to attend Chamber events or related outside meetings/events on behalf of the Chamber. These meetings/events may take place outside of regular business hours and outside of center city Philadelphia.

Application Instructions

Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter and resume. Applications that fail to fulfill this requirement will not be considered.

Apply to: http://chmbr.biz/dijbgtgjmf

 

The Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia is an Equal Opportunity Employer that is committed to building a culturally diverse staff. We strongly encourage applications from candidates of all backgrounds.

 

The Chamber brings area businesses and civic leaders together to promote growth and create opportunity in our region. We support our members with practical, inspiring programs, resources, and events. All that we do serves one clear, bold goal…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Start Date
    September 27, 2021
  • Application Deadline
    September 17, 2021

Benefits

The Chamber provides all the benefits of working for a mid-size business combined with the values and mission focus of a nonprofit. As part of a leading organization in the region’s business community, team members have access to a wide array of resources, connections, and opportunities throughout their career with the Chamber. With 50+ employees, the Chamber is right-sized for new team members to have the support of their talented colleagues, opportunities to lead, and room for personal and professional growth. The Chamber offers its employees a dynamic, fast-paced environment with competitive salaries and an excellent benefits package. Learn more about Chamber culture and benefits.

The Chamber provides all the benefits of working for a mid-size business combined with the values and mission focus of a nonprofit. As part of a leading organization in the region’s…

Location

Temporarily Remote
Work must be performed in or near Philadelphia, PA
Associated Location
Philadelphia, PA, USA

How to Apply

Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter and resume. 

Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter and resume. 

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