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, sick, and paternal leave policies

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

Senior Vice President or Vice President, Communications

Job Title: Senior Vice President or Vice President, Communications
Department: Communications
Job Classification: Exempt

Summary: This member of the DRC Senior Team will report to the President and CEO and oversee all communications, including media relations, as well as writing, speechwriting, and editing. Media relations will include responding to the media’s inquiries, as well as proactively seeking opportunities to share the DRC’s priorities and accomplishments with a broad audience in the areas of Economic Development; Education and Workforce; Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion; and Public Policy. In addition, this executive will be the premiere writer for the DRC, as well as the speechwriter for the CEO. They will supervise one other individual who also will have responsibilities for media relations, writing, speechwriting, and editing. We are seeking a person with proven media relations experience who also is an extraordinary writer, a leader, and collaborative, creative, and strategic.

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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.

Media Relations:

      • Serve as the DRC’s point of contact with the media and serve as a spokesperson when required.
      • Build and maintain a trusted relationship with the media by exercising sound news judgment and being in constant touch.
      • Proactively seek widespread and accurate media coverage of the DRC’s accomplishments and priorities.
      • Handle all crisis communications needs as they arise.
      • Monitor key media outlets daily for relevant stories about the DRC, or stories related to the DRC’s work in economic development; education and workforce; diversity, equity, and inclusion; and public policy.

Writing:

      • Create, edit, and oversee all written communications for the CEO and DRC Chair (on DRC-related matters).
      • Create, edit, and/or oversee written communications for Senior Team members as needed.

Speechwriting:

      • Serve as the CEO’s speechwriter.
      • Draft all DRC-related remarks for the DRC Chair.
      • Assist Senior Team members with their needs for speeches, talking points, and presentations.
      • Proactively seek speaking opportunities for the DRC Chair, CEO, and other Senior Team members as a way of communicating to important audiences the value of the DRC’s work while building the DRC’s brand.

Editing:

      • Oversee editing of all materials generated by the Communications team as well as the Marketing team.

Working Alongside Marketing:

      • Working closely with the SVP of Marketing, develop messaging and strategies that support strategic goals of the DRC and the DRC brand.
      • Working closely with the SVP of Marketing, develop communications strategies for reaching key audiences by focusing on a specific marketing goal, and then targeting the appropriate audiences with the right message delivered by the right messenger at the right time.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

      • Supervise one professional whose expertise includes media relations, writing, speechwriting, and editing.
      • Constantly improve the Communications Department’s efficiency and performance.
      • Manage projects so that they are completed to maximum satisfaction within deadlines.
      • Develop and manage the Communications Department budget.

Collaborative, Creative, Strategic:

      • As a member of the DRC’s Senior Team, bring a collaborative spirit as well as creativity and strategic advice to every discussion.

Education/Experience:

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

Political and/or Public Policy experience is a plus.

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

Manager or Director, Communications

Job Title: Manager or Director, Communications
Department: Communications
Job Classification: Exempt

Summary: This member of the DRC Communications Team will report to the VP of Communications and assist with all communications, including media relations, as well as writing, speechwriting, and editing.  Media relations will include responding to the media’s inquiries, as well as proactively seeking opportunities to share the DRC’s priorities and accomplishments with a broad audience in the areas of Economic Development; Education and Workforce; Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion; and Public Policy.  We are seeking a person with proven media relations experience who also is an extraordinary writer, a leader, and collaborative, creative, and strategic.

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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.

Media Relations:

      • Support the VP of Communications who serves as the DRC’s point of contact with the media and assist as a spokesperson when required.
      • Build and maintain a trusted relationship with the media by exercising sound news judgment and being in constant touch.
      • Proactively seek widespread and accurate media coverage of the DRC’s accomplishments and priorities.
      • Handle and/or escalate all crisis communications needs as they arise.
      • Monitor key media outlets daily for relevant stories about the DRC, or stories related to the DRC’s work in economic development; education and workforce; diversity, equity, and inclusion; and public policy.

Writing:

      • Support the VP of Communications to create, edit, and oversee all written communications for the CEO and DRC Chair (on DRC-related matters).
      • Create, edit, and/or oversee written communications for Senior Team members as needed.

Speechwriting:

      • Support the VP of Communications who serves as the CEO’s speechwriter.
      • Aid in the process of drafting all DRC-related remarks for the DRC Chair.
      • Assist Senior Team members with their needs for speeches, talking points, and presentations.
      • Proactively seek speaking opportunities for the DRC Chair, CEO, and other Senior Team members as a way of communicating to important audiences the value of the DRC’s work while building the DRC’s brand.

Editing:

      • Edit all materials generated by the Communications team as well as the Marketing team.

Working Alongside Marketing:

      • Working closely with the Regional Marketing Team, develop messaging and strategies that support strategic goals of the DRC and the DRC brand.
      • Working closely with the Regional Marketing Team, develop communications strategies for reaching key audiences by focusing on a specific marketing goal, and then targeting the appropriate audiences with the right message delivered by the right messenger at the right time.

Collaborative, Creative, Strategic:

      • Bring a collaborative spirit as well as creativity and strategic advice to every discussion.

Education/Experience:

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

Political and/or Public Policy experience is a plus.

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

Director, Innovation

Job Title: Director of Innovation
Division: Research and Innovation
Reports To: Senior Vice President of Research and Innovation

Summary: Be part of a team working to grow and strengthen the innovation ecosystem in Dallas-Fort Worth. You must have a passion for all things entrepreneurship, technology, and corporate innovation. Stay on top of cutting-edge trends, companies, and emerging technologies, help incubate big ideas, and be a strategic connector in the innovation and tech community. As Director of Innovation you will help guide the Dallas Regional Chamber’s overall strategy, develop and execute programming and events that promote Dallas-Fort Worth as a high-tech, innovative hub.

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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.

      • Develops and manages relationships with key leaders in the corporate innovation and entrepreneurial ecosystem by actively participating in networking and educational events/organizations and by bringing local innovators, entrepreneurs and investors together when necessary.
      • Supports the marketing of the Dallas area’s innovation strengths both locally and nationally.
      • Manage relationships with technology/innovative company investors and members
      • Manages key events for the Innovation department, including DRC Innovation Task Force. Work with the DRC events team to acquire speakers, acquire sponsors, and market the event when necessary.
      • Direct activities around supporting capital investment in the DFW startup community.
      • Establish and maintain relationships with key university researchers, industry research professional and federal research offices. Support efforts to grow collaboration between area universities and the business community.
      • Actively develops and creates new programs in the DRC’s Research & Innovation department that support the Dallas Regional Chamber’s strategic goals.

Education/Experience:

Bachelor’s degree and 3-5 years’ experience in innovation, technology, and entrepreneurship initiatives required. Knowledge of venture capital and other startup capital investment preferred.

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.

Program & Events Coordinator, Public Policy

Job Title: Program & Events Coordinator
Division: Public Policy
Reports To: Senior Vice President, Public Policy and Advocacy
Job Classification: Full-Time, Non-Exempt

Summary: The Public Policy team works with local, state and federal elected officials and agencies to advocate for pro-growth policies that strategically manage the Region’s growth while maintaining a high quality of life for all.

The Program & Events Coordinator is responsible for supporting the DRC and its Public Policy team with policy research, event planning and coordination of activities and communications to DRC members and partners and other administrative duties. This role will also support the DRC’s Public Policy team with events 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:

      • Lead the coordination of all DRC Public Policy events, including signature luncheons, council meetings, and other related events.
      • Assist with the organization and implementation of our signature events, such as Congressional Forum, State of the City, our Legislative Speaker Series and other programmatic events addressing policy issues.
      • Provide administrative support for the DRC’s Public Policy initiatives and programmatic efforts by facilitating communications and engagement within DRC members and community partners, including elected officials and staff members.
      • Support the Public Policy team in appropriate policy initiatives, conducting research, monitoring legislation, and maintaining an awareness of current local, state and federal political issues.
      • 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.
      • Support data input and maintains CRM database to ensure information about DRC members and constituents is accurate.
      • Provide administrative and special project support, as assigned.

Education/Experience:

      • A Bachelor’s degree or two years’ professional experience in an applicable field (such as education, workforce, public policy, or event planning).

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

Membership & Revenue Growth Specialist

Job Title: Membership & Revenue Growth Specialist
Division: Membership & Revenue Growth
Reports To: Managing Director of Membership & Revenue Growth
Job Classification: Exempt

Summary: The Membership & Revenue Growth Specialist will support the organization’s overall membership & revenue growth to ensure high quality projects and services are delivered by the DRC by recruiting new members, Tomorrow Fund investors, and sponsors. This position’s primary role is selling DRC memberships as well as investments into the DRC’s affiliates. Examples of duties include prospecting, DRC promotion, networking, sales-related documentation, and event attendance. This position regularly performs such duties outside the office.

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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.

      • Actively prospects and contacts prospective members and Tomorrow Fund investors
      • Proactively and professionally promotes the DRC to secure investors and sell memberships
      • Represents the DRC at corporate and community events
      • Generates sales leads by researching and contacting businesses of all sizes and industries
      • Consults and advises prospective investors and members
      • Schedules and attends appointments outside the office
      • Writes sales reports
      • Prepares new investor and member prospect sales packets
      • Attends sales meetings/conferences and select events
      • Collects new investor and member investments
      • Follows-up and addresses investors and members’ needs in a timely manner
      • Utilizes CRM system to keep accurate and timely records of prospects and members
      • Works with new members during their first year of membership to secure first year renewals and beyond
      • Works closely with all key DRC teams
      • Performs other duties as assigned

Education/Experience:

Three years of outside sales experience required with a demonstrated ability to consistently close sales and generate revenue. Bachelor’s degree (B. A. / B.S.) from four-year college or university preferred.

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