Careers

Join the DRC team to grow your career and make an impact on the Dallas Region's business environment.

WANT TO HELP MAKE DALLAS THE BEST REGION?

The Dallas Regional Chamber (DRC) works with the Dallas Region’s business community to champion economic growth, strengthen our workforce, advocate for pro-growth public policies, and improve the quality of life for all people.

Our team embodies the community we serve — we represent a wide range of experiences and backgrounds. Together, with our region’s top business leaders, we work to create a better future by making the Dallas Region the best place in the United States for all people to live, work, and do business.

We are headquartered in downtown Dallas with 360-degree office views, a wellness room, and a collaborative office culture that deeply believes in inclusion, diversity, learning, growth, and a work-life balance.

Check out our job openings to see if there’s a place for you on our team.

Along with a unique environment, we’re proud to offer our employees a comprehensive package of benefits, including:

Health/Insurance Benefits:

  • Major Medical plan
  • Dental plan
  • Vision plan
  • Prescription plan
  • 401(k) Retirement plan with generous company contribution
  • Life Insurance plan at two times annual salary
  • Long Term Disability plan with up to 65 percent of pre-disability income
  • Supplemental Insurance options
  • Generous paid vacation and sick leave policy

Perks:

  • Paid Parking/DART pass
  • Work-life balance encouraged
  • Tuition Reimbursement program
  • Learning and Leadership opportunities
  • Major access to events, insights, and resources
  • Meaningful work – make a difference!

OPEN POSITIONS

Director, Sponsorships and Member Engagement

Job Title: Director, Sponsorships and Member Engagement
Department: Member Engagement
Job Classification: Exempt

The Ideal Candidate: This opportunity is for a creative, self-starter who is thorough, highly detail-oriented, and able to effectively manage multiple projects, while meeting deadlines. This person will work across the organization and with top companies in the Dallas Region to ensure program success. The person filing this role will be an open communicator who can build and maintain relationships with people at all levels and has a proven track record of persuasive selling. If you have these essential qualifications and have the desire to support an organization doing important work worth doing, please apply now.

Summary: The Director of Sponsorships and Member Engagement will report to the Senior Vice President of Member Engagement and will grow DRC revenue by identifying new opportunities from sponsorships of programs, events, and other branding platforms, and connecting member companies to those opportunities. This individual also will work closely with existing DRC members on a daily basis to retain and up-sell existing sponsorship engagements; communicate the value of their membership; share opportunities for further engagement in DRC programs and events; and surface any concerns or needs of member companies, then work with others internally to resolve quickly. This individual also will work closely with DRC executives responsible for finding the appropriate sponsors at the appropriate level for their programs, events, and other branding platforms. In addition, this individual will oversee a book of business, which includes top investor companies, to ensure these companies understand the opportunities available to them through their DRC membership.

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Duties and Responsibilities:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty and responsibility satisfactorily. The duties and responsibilities include the following, though other duties may be assigned.

      • Oversees the development, management, and coordination of the DRC sponsorship program, working across all DRC departments to identify opportunities and needs for support of events and programs and communicating these opportunities to members.
      • Participates actively in the management and coordination of the member renewal program, working with and servicing DRC members year-round to identify company needs and total investment opportunities.
      • Provides member consultation as needed and actively participates in the on-boarding process of top investor member companies.
      • Works with DRC staff and key volunteers to ensure they are well prepared for meetings with members and that all opportunities are presented.
      • Develops and generates statistical reports as needed, monitors membership trends, investigates and researches member concerns, recognizes member loyalty and works closely with membership, finance and other DRC staff and volunteers.
      • Works with volunteers who assist with the DRC’s member outreach program.
      • Represents the DRC at corporate and community events.
      • Maintains the accuracy and integrity of the membership database.
      • Performs other duties as assigned.

Education/Experience:

Bachelor’s degree (B. A. / B. S.) from four-year college or university; or four to six years business development, customer services and marketing related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Non-profit/chamber, membership environment experience a plus.

Physical Requirements:

The physical requirements and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.

      • Moderate noise level
      • Occasional standing and lifting of at least 5 pounds
      • Long periods of sitting
      • Possible travel outside the DFW area

Please send resume and cover letter to recruit@dallaschamber.org.

Graphic Designer

Job Title: Graphic Designer
Division: Marketing & Events
Reports To: Senior Vice President Regional Marketing & Talent Attraction
Job Classification: Non-exempt

The Ideal Candidate: This opportunity is for a creative and versatile graphic designer who is an expert with design programs, such as Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign, and PowerPoint. This person will have achieved a graphic design degree and will work individually and collaboratively with leaders across the organization to design and produce high-quality marketing materials for multiple brands within the Dallas Regional Chamber (DRC). Successful candidates are highly organized with the ability and desire to thrive in a fast-paced and dynamic environment, managing multiple design projects at any given time. Additionally, ideal candidates have strong attention to detail with ability to deliver designs that are accurate and consistent with brand standards. If you have these essential qualifications, are looking to start or continue a career in graphic design, and have the desire to support an organization doing important work worth doing, please apply now. 

Summary: The Graphic Designer is responsible for the design and coordination of high-quality print and digital marketing materials that promote the DRC and its mission. This position collaborates with the DRC Marketing and Events team and works closely with DRC departments to transform design concepts into visual execution. This employee supports all affiliates of the DRC as required.

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Duties and Responsibilities:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty and responsibility satisfactorily. The duties and responsibilities include the following, though other duties may be assigned.

      • Designs and produces digital marketing elements for website, email templates, social media platforms, and other event promotional materials.
      • Designs and produces print marketing materials including organizational reports, sponsor signs, ads, direct mail, flyers, and event invitations.
      • Designs and produces PowerPoint templates and presentations for DRC events and meetings.
      • Produces and maintains internal print marketing supplies including business cards, stationary, envelopes, name badges, and other promotional materials.
      • Researches and remains abreast of innovative materials, methods, and techniques related to graphic design.
      • Maintains DRC brand standards with all graphic design executions.
      • Manages concurrent design projects in a fast-paced environment while always delivering creative that is accurate and consistent.
      • Manages and maintains graphic libraries and uses standards, including logos, photos, and art for the DRC and its members.
      • Collaborates with DRC departments and maintains system for non-event marketing needs.
      • Communicates expenditures to Senior Vice President to monitor budgets as they relate to events, promotional marketing, and other assigned projects.
      • Maintains relationships with DRC member companies and vendors to better utilize member companies for design projects.

Education/Experience:

      • Bachelor’s degree in Graphic Design from four-year college or university; or one to three years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience designing print and digital marketing materials.
      • Expert in Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, InDesign, PowerPoint, and Microsoft Office.

Physical Requirements:

The physical requirements and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.

      • Moderate noise level
      • Long periods of sitting and time spent at computer.
      • Occasional standing and lifting of at least 20
      • Access to regular internet for daily on-screen virtual meetings.
      • When in-person, some travel within the DFW region.

Please send resume and cover letter to recruit@dallaschamber.org.

Manager, Member Engagement

Job Title: Manager, Member Engagement
Division: Member Engagement
Reports To: Senior Vice President, Member Engagement
Job Classification: Exempt

The Ideal Candidate: This opportunity is for an individual who has a passion for helping others, is a collaborator, and has a proven track record of using data to drive decisions. This person has strong communication skills and is able to build rapport with people at all levels both within the organization and with member companies. It will be important for the person filling this role to follow processes and complete tasks in a timely manner and with high quality. If you have these essential qualifications and have the desire to support an organization doing important work worth doing, please apply now.

Summary: The Manager of Member Engagement will actively participate in the development, coordination, and management of the member renewal program and member engagement programs and events. This position will establish and maintain connectivity with our members, driving retention and member engagement. Additionally, this position will be responsible for program management functions, including networking, events, and committee management.  This employee supports all affiliates of the DRC as required.

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Duties and Responsibilities:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty and responsibility satisfactorily. The duties and responsibilities include the following, though other duties may be assigned.

      • Calls on and works with DRC members to identify company needs and engagement opportunities and manages the overall member experience.
      • Ensures members understand and are utilizing member programs and benefits as assigned.
      • Generates and analyzes reports for renewals, new members, and member engagement.
      • Plans and executes department events including but not limited to Chamber Live orientations, Member Happy Hours, and Digital Webinar Series.
      • Manages member outreach committees.
      • Works with DRC staff and key volunteers to ensure all opportunities are presented to members.
      • Represents the DRC at corporate and community events.
      • Performs other duties as assigned.

Education/Experience:

Bachelor’s degree; four years’ professional and comprehensive experience in an applicable field and/or with an organization that is similar in mission and activities to the DRC.

Physical Requirements:

The physical requirements and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.

      • Moderate noise level
      • Occasional standing and lifting of at least 5 pounds
      • Long periods of sitting
      • Possible travel outside the DFW area

Please send resume and cover letter to recruit@dallaschamber.org.

Coordinator, Leadership Programs

Job Title: Coordinator, Leadership Programs
Division: Leadership Programs
Reports To: Senior Vice President, Economic Development and Leadership Programs
Job Classification: Non-Exempt

The Ideal Candidate: This fantastic opportunity is best suited for an aspiring individual with outstanding organizational and communications skills. Successful candidates will be passionate about supporting the call to help business leaders impact the critical areas of economic development, education and workforce, public policy, DEI, and quality of life. This person will work closely with leaders across the organization and have exposure to hundreds of top companies. If you have these essential qualifications, are an overachiever, and have the desire to support an organization doing important work worth doing, please apply now.

Summary: The Leadership Programs Coordinator is responsible for providing a broad range of coordination and support for the Dallas Regional Chamber’s (DRC) suite of leadership programs. These programs may include: Young Professionals (YP), LEAD YP, Leadership Dallas (LD), and Leadership Dallas Alumni (LDA): as well as, general leadership events, Leadership Programs Council, task force, and committees as assigned. This employee supports all affiliates of the Dallas Regional Chamber as required.

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Duties and Responsibilities:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty and responsibility satisfactorily. The duties and responsibilities include the following, though other duties may be assigned.

      • Program responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
            • Promotes and supports the DRC’s leadership programs by facilitating communications and engagement efforts with members and prospective members of the DRC’s leadership programs, DRC members, and the community-at-large.
            • Provides timely responses to internal and external communications via email and phone.
            • Works with program managers to facilitate recruiting efforts for leadership programs, including targeting prospective members, outreach to prospective members, tracking, and database management.
            • Creates and administers online application forms, marketing flyers, and other tools used for candidate applications for the DRC’s leadership programs.
            • Maintains database for all leadership programs to ensure accuracy through proactive tracking and information management.
            • Manages leadership training assessment and program assessment processes for leadership programs, including executing surveys, data collection, and analysis. Collaborates with program managers and makes program assessment recommendations.
            • Coordinates new member activation, onboarding, and renewals for leadership programs, ensuring processes are seamless. Ensures effective database management, tracking, and communications with program managers and other DRC departments.
            • Coordinates with marketing and communications teams on social media, email communications, and broad program management.
      • Events responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
            • Manages registration process for leadership programs events and meetings, including creating event registration pages, processing sign-ups, and attendance tracking.
            • Processes and ensures timely payment collections and payables to vendors.
            • Assists with on-site event preparation and execution of assigned meetings and events, including creating final registration lists, printing nametags, table tents, and agendas, and other tasks as needed.
            • Supports with virtual event/meeting coordination including back-end event management.
            • Supports program managers by coordinating with vendors for meals, meeting space, technology and software needs, and other vendors.
            • Coordinates and corresponds with speakers and volunteers to ensure a seamless experience.
            • Generate post-event reports on attendance, financials, and coordinates accounts receivables and accounts payable with the finance department.
      • Council, Task Force, and Committee responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
            • Records meeting notes for leadership programs’ councils, task forces, and committee meetings as assigned.
            • Maintains records in member management software.
            • Communicates with internal departments and external partners as needed.
      • Departmental support responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
            • Handles billing and invoicing processes, payment collection, and internal payment processing for sponsors, members, and vendors for the leadership programs.
            • Supports department budgeting with timely and effective tracking of expenses and receivables.
            • Maintains accurate and timely information in member management software and shared files.
            • Provides administrative support to the department SVP.
            • Supports DRC general operations and other duties as assigned.

Education/Experience:

Bachelor’s degree (B.A.) from four-year college or university; or two to four years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Physical Requirements:

The physical requirements and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.

      • Moderate noise level
      • Long periods of sitting and time spent on a computer
      • Access to regular internet for daily on-screen virtual events and meetings
      • Programs and events are often scheduled outside of core working hours – scheduling flexibility necessary
      • When in-person, regular travel within the DFW region
      • Occasional standing and lifting of at least 20 pounds

Please send resume and cover letter to recruit@dallaschamber.org.

Coordinator, Events

Job Title: Coordinator, Events
Division: Marketing & Events
Reports To: Vice President, Events
Job Classification: Non-Exempt

The Ideal Candidate: This intellectually curious multitasker, looking to start a career in the ever-evolving events industry, manages the day-to-day planning, execution, and financial management of our successful meetings and events. With an opportunity to learn from industry experts, this individual is solutions oriented, anticipates challenges, and is highly organized. Working with every department across the most dynamic business organization in the most dynamic business community in America, the ideal candidate will rely on their exceptional communication skills and attention to detail.

Summary: The Events Coordinator supports the DRC’s Marketing & Events Department. The Events Department plans and executes some of the most compelling and highly attended programs and events in the Dallas Region. While supporting the efforts and successes of the Events Department, the individual in this role will have the opportunity to work side-by-side with subject matter experts across numerous fields. This coordinator supports additional departments of the DRC, as needed.

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Duties and Responsibilities:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty and responsibility satisfactorily. The duties and responsibilities include the following, though other duties may be assigned.

      • Convene stakeholders across the organization to ensure successful execution of meetings and events (in person, virtual, and hybrid).
      • Manage end-to-end logistics including catering orders, creation of name tags, supporting the event registration process, sponsor fulfillment, platform decision and management (virtual, hybrid or in person), AV support, budget performance, and marketing collateral.
      • Capture important details and manage day-to-day data entry and reports, learning and establishing proficiency in our CRM (Atlas).
      • Work collaboratively with an expert team to produce highly regarded events and programs.
      • Maintain DRC Events Calendar.
      • Provide back-up support for the front desk, greeting and directing all visitors to meeting rooms, answering switchboard in a timely manner, and taking messages or directing calls to the appropriate destination.
      • Provide administrative and special project support, as assigned.

Education/Experience:

Degree and office experience is a plus.

Physical Requirements:

The physical requirements and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.

      • Moderate noise level
      • Occasional standing and lifting of at least 5 pounds
      • Long periods of sitting
      • Possible travel outside the DFW area
      • Attending events outside of the 8 AM – 5 PM workday, sometimes early mornings and late evenings.

Please send resume and cover letter to recruit@dallaschamber.org.

2021 Summer Intern

Job Title: 2021 Summer Intern
Department: Multiple Departments Available
Job Classification: Non-Exempt, Part-Time (20 hours per week), Temporary (May – August)
Pay Range: $12 – $15 per hour 

Why You’ll Love This Job: This internship is a growth opportunity with exciting, real-world projects, exposure to top companies and senior leaders, and the ability to do work that impacts the future of the Dallas Region. You will learn how businesses work together and build your network with people from many different industries. Our goal is to help you develop personally and professionally to be better prepared to launch your career.

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Departments Available (please list preference in your application):

      • Diversity, Equity & Inclusion and Community Engagement
      • Economic Development
      • Leadership Programs
      • Public Policy and Advocacy

We provide:

      • Flexible work location and hours
      • Professional development opportunities
      • Engagement with DRC senior leadership
      • Networking opportunities with top companies across the Dallas Region

What You’ll Do:

      • Establish connections across DRC teams to provide research and resources.
      • Assist in compiling resources for DRC projects.
      • Work with internal committees to plan and implement staff events and initiatives.
      • Assist in drafting communications, tracking event registrations, and organizing materials for external events and meetings.
      • Assist with Customer Relationship Management (CRM) data entry, updates, and reporting.
      • Collaborate on social media content creation and manage posting schedules.
      • Attend meetings, help prepare correspondence, and maintain accurate notes as well as assist in the coordination of projects, programs, and external meetings.
      • Assist in the preparation of departmental reports and meeting minutes by gathering, organizing, and summarizing information from a variety of sources.
      • Assist in planning community service projects for DRC staff.
      • Aid in daily projects related to strategic goals.
      • Perform other duties as assigned.

What You’ll Bring:

      • Currently enrolled at a college or university with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.
      • Work experience in a fast-paced, professional environment.
      • Passion for people with the ability to create personal relationships and authentically engage with coworkers and external partners.
      • Ability to provide outstanding customer service, be enthusiastic and professional.
      • Ability to be resourceful, proactive, work under pressure, and meet strict deadlines on a wide variety of activities.
      • Outstanding communication skills, including writing and verbal presentations.
      • Excellent attention to detail and the ability to perform tasks with a high degree of accuracy.
      • Skills using Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Office, Microsoft Teams, and SharePoint.
      • Ability to maintain confidentiality of sensitive information.

What We Expect:

      • Effective Communication: Communicates verbal and written ideas effectively, listens actively to others, expresses the desired outcome with clarity, and keeps all appropriate parties informed on projects, issues, and events.
      • Initiative: Takes responsibility and accountability for the outcome of work. Seeks new opportunities and innovative approaches for the DRC. Exhibits strong follow-through. Utilizes constructive feedback for personal and professional growth.
      • Teamwork / Attitude: Actively engages in, and contributes to, the overall team. Demonstrates flexibility and support of group decisions. Treats everyone with respect, fairness, and empathy. Presents a positive and enthusiastic image.
      • Time Management: Manages time well, is on time for meetings, and maintains a good record concerning absenteeism and tardiness. Schedules elective appointments as far in advance as possible to meet the needs of the DRC workload whenever possible.

Work Hours:

      • The DRC is open Monday – Friday, 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
      • Work hours are flexible, but you should be able to work up to 20 hours per week throughout the summer internship with minimum absences.

Please send resume and cover letter to recruit@dallaschamber.org