Programs Associate

The Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia

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 Programs & Events (P&E) Department of the Chamber produces over 150 programs and events annually for various segments of the Greater Philadelphia business community. The department has an associate position open and is seeking a highly organized, detail-oriented person to execute programs geared to the work of the Healthcare Action Team (HCAT), in addition to supporting the P&E team with developing quality program content for advocacy workshops and development forums.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Deliver quality programs while ensuring mutual objectives are achieved for internal parties and external members, sponsors and partners.
  • Ensure that programs and projects run on track, on time and on budget by working collaboratively with business units across the Chamber.
  • Contribute to the overall success of the Programs & Event team by securing quality speakers, hitting revenue goals, securing trades, maintaining expenses and identifying appropriate venues.
  • Play an active role in the cross-functional HCAT team by servicing internal and external stakeholders, aligning programs with the work of action team and engaging in committee meetings.
  • Lead and advance the brainstorm process, identify potential sponsor targets, conduct content research, and analyze topics and speaker.
  • Maintain relationship with assigned program sponsors and partners by keeping track of benefits and deliverables.
  • Develop timelines, agendas and volunteer assignments.
  • Monitor registration, track attendee demographics, identify target audiences and form potential partnerships amongst regional associations to help promote programs.  
  • Create marketing plans and work with Marketing department to create invitations and email/web promotion
  • Ensure a successful experience for program participants from both the presenter and audience perspective.
  • Perform ongoing evaluation and development of programs.

Job Specifications

  • Bachelor’s degree with 1-2 years of relevant work experience
  • Strong research skills and knowledge of Greater Philadelphia region a plus
  • Detail-oriented, possessing the ability to manage multiple projects and prioritize
  • responsibilities
  • Strategic thinker and negotiator who is creative and innovative
  • A self-starter who is able to work both independently and as part of a team
  • Ability to complete projects in a timely manner
  • Computer proficiencies in Windows, MS Office - including Word, Access, Excel and Outlook


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 85+ 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.

Work Conditions

On a standard workday, the majority of time is spent sitting at a desk, using the computer and interacting with colleagues in internal meetings. However, on a regular basis, the Programs Associate will be required to attend Chamber events or related outside meetings. These meetings/events may take place outside of regular business hours and outside of center city Philadelphia.


Education Level: 
Bachelor's Degree
To Apply

Qualified candidates should submit:

 1. Cover letter

 2. Resume

 3. Names/contact info for three professional references

Applications that fail to fulfill this requirement will not be considered.

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