Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance

Program Manager, Economic Competitiveness

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.

We are currently seeking a Program Manager in the Economic Competitiveness Business Unit. This position is a critical organizational resource as both an internal subject-matter lead and an external relationship manager.

The Program Manager reports to the Senior Director, Economic Competitiveness.

Primary Purpose

The primary purpose of this position is to foster collaboration and create value for Chamber members and lead the associated program of work designed to foster economic competitiveness goals and achieve outcomes.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Lead a body of work including design and execution to engage and retain members, maintain frequent communications with related members, develop and manage a budget including shared responsibility for revenue for related events and initiatives.
  • Drive the development and execution of the program of work in advocacy and business attraction and expansion efforts in support of an industry sector in collaboration with, and in service to, volunteer leaders and broader membership and investors.
  • Manage the development of messaging and subsequent targeted outreach efforts to generate proactive company expansion opportunities in the region.
  • Establish, develop, and maintain industry relationships and coordinate with outside groups, associations, and stakeholders to advance the Chamber’s initiatives and goals.
  • Oversee an internal cross-functional team to support related member retention and recruitment, marketing and communications, programs, and related events.
  • Summarize complex topics and policies for Chamber leadership and formulate compelling messaging and materials for the Chamber’s events, initiatives, publications, and policy positions in the sector.
  • Serve as a public representative of the Chamber at government, civic, and community events.
  • Collaborate with other local and regional organizations working to improve Greater Philadelphia.
  • Contribute to Chamber mission through information sharing, collaboration, revenue generation in service to achieving the organization’s goals.
  • Complete other duties and projects as assigned.

Job Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree with five or more years of experience working in a Chamber, trade association or client service role preferred.
  • Proficiencies in MS Office, including Outlook, Word, and Excel. 
  • Experience interacting with C-level leaders and building relationships within the business community.
  • Experience overseeing and executing a multi-year program of work and planning and executing meetings that produce tangible outcomes.
  • Ability to organize and facilitate constructive idea generation among diverse groups.
  • Knowledgeable of the Greater Philadelphia region and its business and political community.
  • Eager to learn new things and become a subject-matter expert.

Working Style

  • Client-focused with a collaborative spirit
  • Ability to manage and prioritize multiple projects and stakeholders, with flexibility to adjust to changing priorities
  • Strategic thinker with an innate curiosity
  • A self-starter who is able to work both independently and as part of a team
  • Organizational ability and attention to detail
  • Diligence in meeting deadlines and ability to work independently and under pressure
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills with professional presence, and an outgoing and engaging personality.  
  • Some travel required for industry trade shows and conferences.


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.

Work Conditions

The Chamber is currently working 100% remotely. On November 1, the Chamber will transition to a hybrid work environment that allows for a flexible work schedule. Once we re-enter our offices, 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.

Please note that the Chamber requires all employees to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19.


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.