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The Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia
October 4, 2022
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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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 mission of the Arts + Business Council is to foster collaboration and exchange between the creative and business communities for the social and economic benefit of the Greater Philadelphia region.  The work of ABC is a key part of the Chamber’s strategy to make Greater Philadelphia a World Class region and to accelerate Greater Philadelphia’s competitiveness.

More information about the Arts + Business Council can be found at  

The Ideal Candidate

The Arts + Business Council (ABC) is seeking an energetic professional with a connection to the arts and culture sector that has a passion for continued learning. The ideal candidate gets excited about personal and professional growth for themselves and others, deep listening, and gathering and incorporating feedback. An equity and inclusion lens has guided their work and can be demonstrated in a meaningful and intentional way. They consider themselves a connector and community builder with a collaborative spirit that likes to serve as a resource for others. Project management and communication are this candidate’s top strengths; they thrive in getting things done in a timely, thorough, and organized manner.

Primary Position Purpose

The manager is involved in all aspects of ABC’s activities with a focus on program execution and outreach. This position leads ABC’s leadership and professional development programs, executes the Defining Innovation series and oversees social media and the artist directory. The manager collaborates with the ABC team and cross-departmentally on program and event execution, marketing, strategy and community engagement.

This position is regular full-time with a salary range from $60,000 - $70,000. The position reports to ABC’s Director.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities


  • Lead ABC’s Business on Board, Designing Leadership and Digital Drawingboard professional development programs. Design the curriculum, engage with facilitators, and deliver content where appropriate. Oversee recruitment strategies.
  • Establish and maintain relationships with over 1,200 alumni through engagement activities, including special networking receptions, educational workshops, a bi-annual newsletter, and book club.
  • Evaluate activities and identify areas of growth.


  • Manage ABC’s Defining Innovation speaker event series. Lead recruitment strategies and secure speakers with the Director.
  • Assist with the planning and execution of ABC’s Annual Awards. Collaborate on enhancing the awards review process.


  • Manage sponsor and foundation support across activities in partnership with the Chamber Investor Relations team, including identification, application, and reporting. Draft narratives on ABC’s activities that demonstrate impact.
  • Be active and visible in the community. Willingness to attend events and network and support other organizations.
  • Capture data and ensure it remains current in databases and client management systems. Identify process improvement approaches as needed.
  • Support the Director in preparing and presenting information before various leadership teams.
  • Oversee ABC’s social media and artist directory strategy and execution.
  • Supervise one part-time intern.

Job Specifications & Requirements

Required Skills

  • Demonstrated record of centering diversity, equity, inclusion, access and belonging in your career and experience working with marginalized communities and communities of color. Ability to provide specific examples of how this lens and experience has guided decisions and deepened your work’s impact and learnings.
  • Experience managing professional development programs or demonstrated record of pursuing personal and professional growth opportunities through trainings, programs, fellowships, etc.
  • Exceptional project management experience. Possess a detail-oriented mindset that can oversee several moving parts at once. Ability to anticipate challenges in advance and adjust accordingly.
  • At least 2+ years of professional nonprofit management experience at the managerial level, preferably with an arts and culture organization.
  • A persuasive and passionate oral and written communicator. Ability to engage with a wide range of stakeholders and cultures.

Preferred Skills

  • Experience serving on a nonprofit board of directors or working closely with one.
  • An established network and, or knowledge of Philadelphia’s arts and culture and creative economy.
  • A keen sense for process and how to improve systems.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, including Word, Excel and Outlook.
  • Familiarity with managing social media on Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram.


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 60+ 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 in a hybrid work environment that allows for a flexible work schedule. When in the offices, this individual will work in a typical office environment. On a standard workday, the majority of time is spent sitting at a desk, using the computer and interacting with colleagues. This role will be required to occasionally attend ABC events, programs or meetings that may take place outside of regular business hours in and around Philadelphia.

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

Application Instructions

Qualified candidates must submit a cover letter, resume and one writing sample. Applications that fail to fulfill this requirement will not be considered. The deadline for priority review is October 31, 2022.

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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.


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