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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

Vice President, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI)

Job Title: Vice President, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI)
Department: DEI & Community Engagement
Reports To: Senior Vice President of Community Engagement
Job Classification: Exempt

Summary: The Vice President, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion leads both internal and external DEI activities for the Dallas Regional Chamber. As a member of the DRC’s DEI & Community Engagement team, the Vice President, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion works closely with all DRC departments to ensure DEI is appropriately represented in all of the DRC’s work.

The Vice President, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion also supports the DEI Council, comprised solely of DRC Board members, and the four Sub-Councils focused on Diversity in Leadership, Education and Workforce, Community Investment in Underserved Areas, and Policing and Criminal Justice Policies.

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Duties and Responsibilities:

To be successful in this position, the individual must be able to perform each essential responsibility, including but not limited to these duties:

Strategy and Project Management

      • Recommend strategic initiatives that infuse DEI throughout DRC programs and operations.
      • Work in partnership with SVPs to support the DEI Council, specifically the Diversity in Leadership Sub-Council.

Stakeholder Management

      • Build relationships of trust and continuously communicate the DRC’s commitment to DEI with member companies.
      • Continuously seek and highlight DRC member’s best practices and successes related to DEI initiatives.
      • Represent the DRC on DEI issues that affect the business community by serving on member-related boards and committees as appropriate and create convenings of appropriate member-related groups.
      • Work with the DRC Communications Team to increase awareness of the progress made by the DRC, its members, and the Dallas Region with respect to DEI issues.
      • Create an internal supplier diversity program to assist in the hiring of suppliers and vendors.

Talent Management

      • Collaborate with the VP for Human Resources to strengthen DEI practices in recruitment, hiring, onboarding, inclusion, promotion, and retention of staff members.
      • Work with the internal Employee Committee to ensure diversity is celebrated in our workplace.

Event Management

      • Plan and execute signature DEI events like the State of DEI and Supplier Diversity Conference.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

The Vice President, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion will have supervisory responsibilities.

Qualifications:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must demonstrate each competency or a parallel competency. Below are the knowledge, skills, and judgment required:

      • Ability to represent the DRC-approved position, not personal views, in public and private meetings.
      • Ability to manage confidential information and exercise sound judgment; risk management experience preferred.
      • Knowledge of diversity, equity, and inclusion concepts and trends.
      • Process-oriented with the ability to work in a continuously evolving work environment.
      • Proficient in Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint. Ability to learn Microsoft Teams and SharePoint.
      • Conduct Standards: Speaks honestly, clearly, and tactfully with DRC members and staff. Consistently respects all DRC policies. When necessary, keeps information confidential. Always displays professional demeanor as a representative of the DRC.
      • Effective Communications: Effectively communicates ideas, both orally and in writing. Listens actively to others. Expresses the desired outcome with clarity. Keeps all appropriate parties informed on projects, issues, and/or
      • Initiative: Welcomes the opportunity to lead and successfully deliver. Demonstrates strength in planning and preparation. Decisive and able to set priorities, formulate goals and establish a course of action. Takes responsibility and accountability for the outcome of Confident self-starter who is self-disciplined. Always seeks new opportunities and innovative approaches for the DRC. Exhibits strong follow-through. Volunteers input, suggestions, and professional guidance as appropriate. Able to handle frustration with maturity and utilize constructive feedback for personal and professional growth.
      • Language Ability: Able to comprehend well and interpret documents. Able to write at a professional level commensurate with the duties of the role. Able to speak effectively before
      • Leadership: Exhibits exceptional leadership qualities, which includes: communicating a clear vision of the importance of your department’s work as it relates to the DRC’s overall mission and strategic plan; properly prioritizing and organizing your department’s responsibilities and work; properly delegating the work to team members who are capable of executing at a high level; properly supervising the work that has been delegated; leading the team to complete each assignment in a high-quality fashion; helping team members to grow professionally and personally; exhibiting enthusiasm and positive energy every day; motivating and leading by example, and publicly recognizing when others do the
      • Management: Exhibits exceptional management skills, which includes: managing up to your direct supervisor by helping her achieve DRC goals; managing down to make sure your team is aligned properly, is excited to perform their roles, and is proud of the work they do together; managing sideways by establishing and maintaining the trust and confidence of your colleagues; managing external relationships in a way that reflects well on the DRC, and helps grow our organization and our
      • Math Ability: Able to understand mathematical concepts, such as probability and statistical inference. Able to apply fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical
      • Member Service: Identifies and assesses member needs and takes action to increase their satisfaction with the DRC. Builds strong and sustainable relationships and trust with members through open and two-way Provides members with accurate, valid, and complete information by using the right methods and resources. Handles member complaints, providing appropriate solutions and alternatives, in a timely manner and follows up to ensure resolution. Goes the extra mile to engage members. Keeps records of member interactions, and inputs them into Weblink.
      • Personal Interactions: Goes above and beyond to respond efficiently and effectively to the needs of members, the DRC team, and all other constituents. Treats everyone with respect, fairness, and empathy. Presents a positive and enthusiastic image at all
      • Problem-Solving: Contributes ideas along with a well-reasoned plan of action to improve quality and/or productivity. Once approved, leads or supports implementation of these
      • Quality of Work: Dedicated to total quality in all aspects of work performance. Conforms to the highest professional standards in achieving results —work is complete, accurate, on time, and cost-effective. Demonstrates and applies knowledge of procedures, quality requirements, necessary paperwork, safety procedures, etc. Understands the importance of Weblink to the overall work of the DRC and inputs all information necessary. Completes job with minimal supervision.
      • Reasoning Ability: Able to solve practical problems and to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule
      • Revenue Generation/Membership Growth: As a member of the department, is responsible for the identification, generation, and retention of revenue Fully utilizes all systems in place, including Weblink, to ensure all pertinent information about constituents is accurately documented and fully maintained.
      • Teamwork / Attitude: Actively engages in, and contributes to, the overall Senior Team, and all other ad hoc teams. Flexible, and supportive of group decisions. Works for the common good, appreciating and respecting the views of others; initiates and supports changes needed for future growth.
      • Time Management: Manages time well and is on time for meetings. Maintains a good record concerning absenteeism and Schedules elective appointments as far in advance as possible, whenever possible, to meet the needs of the DRC workload.

Education:

      • Bachelor’s degree required and/or diverse work experience across nonprofit or corporate roles.
      • Prior involvement with DEI-related activity in a corporate or nonprofit setting.

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
      • Local travel within the DFW region, and possible Texas and U.S.

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

Managing Director, Public Policy

Job Title: Managing Director, Public Policy
Division: Public Policy
Reports To: Senior Vice President of Public Policy
Job Classification: Exempt

Summary: Develops, supports, and executes strategies to promote policy that contributes to regional prosperity. Advances the policy priorities of the Dallas Regional Chamber by tracking key policy issues on all levels of government and providing analysis for the Senior Vice President of Public Policy, DRC leadership, and membership. Impacts policy decisions by communicating the perspective of the business community to elected officials and key stakeholders while ensuring that the priorities of our members are communicated to improve economic conditions and enhance the quality of life for the Dallas Region. Supports all affiliates of the DRC as required. Creates opportunities for membership to engage elected officials and policy influencers through targeted meetings and events.

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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.

      • Represents the DRC, when the Senior Vice President is unable to, on policy initiatives at hearings, briefings, and meetings.
      • Communicates consistently with staff of elected officials at all levels of government.
      • Researches legislative and public policy issues in the areas including but not limited to economic development, workforce, quality of life, public safety, infrastructure, and health care policy to formulate the DRC’s legislative priorities.
      • In coordination with the Senior Vice President, provides opportunities for members to interact with key elected officials through meetings and events.
      • In coordination with the Senior Vice President, initiates, organizes, and executes events to generate revenue for the DRC via sponsorships and participant investment.
      • Disseminates information to DRC members and elected officials’ offices in a timely manner.
      • Drafts advocacy letters to public officials, civic, and policy boards on behalf of DRC President/CEO, Senior Vice President of Public Policy, and senior leadership.
      • Develops and maintains relationships with members of local, regional, and statewide civic and policy boards and regional partners to promote DRC priorities.
      • Acts as liaison with local and regional external groups/committees to communicate DRC Policy priorities.
      • Acts as liaison to internal DRC departments to promote communication and accomplishment of organization-wide goals and objectives and communication of DRC Policy priorities.
      • With input from staff and membership, assists in creating the department’s legislative agenda for state and federal priorities to be approved by DRC leadership.
      • Leads planning and implementation for signature public policy events and other programs and events as scheduled.
      • Engages business community and regional leaders to develop and accomplish programs relating to public policy.
      • Supports fundraising and sponsorship opportunities to support key DRC initiatives and generate and retain revenue streams.
      • Manages and mentors the Public Policy Program and Events Coordinator, who 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.
      • Supervises the maintenance of Public Policy council and task force rosters in CRM software; conducts quarterly audit to ensure rosters are up-to-date.

Qualifications:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must demonstrate each competency. Below are the knowledge, skills, and judgment required:

      • Conduct Standards: Speaks honestly, clearly, and tactfully with DRC members and staff. When necessary, keeps information confidential, consistently respects all DRC policies, and always displays a professional demeanor as a representative of the DRC.
      • Effective Communications: 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: Shows decisiveness and the ability to set priorities, formulate goals, and establish a clear course of action. Demonstrates strength in planning, welcomes the opportunity to lead and successfully deliver, and takes responsibility for the outcome of the work. A confident self-starter who is disciplined, always seeks out new opportunities, exhibits strong follow-through, and crafts innovative problem-solving solutions for the DRC. Volunteers input, suggestions, and professional guidance as appropriate. Handles frustration with maturity and utilizes constructive feedback for both personal and professional growth.
      • Language Ability: Demonstrates a high level of comprehension and ability to interpret documents. Writes at a professional level commensurate with the duties of the role and speaks effectively before small and large groups.
      • Leadership: Exhibits exceptional leadership qualities, which includes: communicating a clear vision of the importance of your department’s work as it relates to the DRC’s overall mission and strategic plan; properly prioritizing and organizing your department’s responsibilities and work; properly delegating the work to team members who are capable of executing at a high level; properly supervising the work that has been delegated; leading the team to complete each assignment in a high-quality fashion; helping team members grow professionally and personally; exhibiting enthusiasm and positive energy every day; motivating and leading by example, and publicly recognizing when others do the same.
      • Management: Displays exceptional management skills, which includes: managing up to your direct supervisor by helping them achieve DRC goals; managing down to make sure your team is aligned, is excited to perform their roles, and is proud of the work they do; managing sideways by establishing and maintaining the trust and confidence of your colleagues; managing external relationships in a way that reflects well on the DRC, and helps grow our organization and our brand.
      • Math Ability: Understands mathematical concepts, such as probability and statistical inference. Comprehends and can apply fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.
      • Member Service: Identifies and assesses member needs and takes action to increase their satisfaction with the DRC. Builds strong and sustainable relationships and trust with members through open and two-way communication while providing members with accurate, valid, and complete information utilizing the right methods and resources. Handles member complaints, provides appropriate solutions and alternatives, and follows up to ensure resolution in a timely manner. Goes the extra mile to engage members, keeps records of member interactions, and inputs them into our CRM system.
      • Personal Interactions: Goes above and beyond to respond efficiently and effectively to the needs of members, the DRC team, and all other constituents. Treats everyone with respect, fairness, and empathy; presents a positive and enthusiastic image at all times.
      • Problem-Solving: Contributes ideas along with a well-reasoned plan of action to improve quality and productivity, and once approved, leads or supports the implementation of these ideas.
      • Quality of Work: Shows dedication to total quality in all aspects of work performance with minimal supervision. Conforms to the highest professional standards in achieving results —work is complete, accurate, on time, and cost effective. Demonstrates and applies knowledge of procedures, quality requirements, necessary paperwork, safety procedures, and our CRM system standards to the overall work of the DRC.
      • Reasoning Ability: Solves practical problems and interprets a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
      • Revenue Generation / Membership Growth: Every DRC staff member is responsible for identifying, generating, and retaining revenue streams.
      • Teamwork / Attitude: Actively engages in and contributes to the overall Senior Team and all other ad hoc groups. Works for the common good, appreciating and respecting others’ views, initiates and supports changes needed for future growth, demonstrates flexibility, and support of group decisions.
      • 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.

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.

Manager, Education and Workforce Policy

Job Title: Manager, Education and Workforce Policy
Department: Education and Workforce
Job Classification: Exempt

Summary: Develops, supports, and executes strategies to promote educational, workforce, and policy initiatives that contribute to regional prosperity, increases educational access and quality, and strengthens the regional education and workforce pipeline.  Impacts policy decisions by communicating the perspective of the business community to elected officials and ensures the priorities of our members are communicated to improve economic conditions and enhance the quality of life for the Dallas Region. Serves as the “voice of business” in the education pipeline and brings regional and state focus to the goal of educating for employment. This employee supports all affiliates of the 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.

      • Leads planning and implementation for signature higher education and work education event and other programs and events as scheduled.
      • Maintains deep knowledge of and engagement in current education and workforce issues and landscape.
      • Develops and maintains relationships with members of local, regional, statewide, civic, and policy boards and regional partners to promote education and workforce initiatives. Serves as the Dallas Regional Chamber (DRC) liaison to higher education institutions, forming and maintaining relationships with Board of Trustees members, faculty, and senior administration teams.
      • Represents the DRC on education and workforce policy initiatives. Participates at meetings, hearings, briefings, and seminars to advocate for the DRC’s priorities.
      • In conjunction with the DRC’s leadership and members, researches, develops, tracks, and oversees education legislative initiatives and public policy issues related to the DRC’s education and workforce priorities.
      • In conjunction with the DRC Public Policy team, advocates directly with elected officials for our adopted education and workforce policies and priorities.
      • Convenes organizations and groups to develop regional and statewide collaborations on education priorities.
      • Disseminates policy and program information to the DRC’s members.
      • Engages business community and regional leaders to develop programs relating to education and provides member engagement opportunities.
      • Supports fundraising and sponsorship opportunities to support key DRC initiatives. Supports DRC staff in attracting and maintaining members. Utilizes the systems in place to ensure all pertinent information about constituents is accurate and fully maintained.
      • Engages with and supports DRC management and staff for the purpose of organizational synergy to accomplish organization-wide budget, goals, and objectives.
      • Exercises discretion, political sensitivity, and independent judgment regularly with respect to matters pertaining to DRC education and workforce policies, programs, and initiatives.

Qualifications:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must demonstrate each competency. Below are the knowledge, skills, and judgment required.

      • Conduct Standards: Speaks honestly, clearly, and tactfully with members and staff. Consistently respects all DRC policies. When necessary, keeps information confidential; Always displays professional demeanor as a DRC representative.
      • Strong Communications: Effectively communicates ideas, both orally and in writing.  Listens actively to others. Expresses the desired outcome with clarity. Keeps all appropriate parties informed on projects, issues, and/or events.
      • Initiative: Welcomes the opportunity to lead. Strong in planning and preparation. Decisive and able to set priorities, formulate goals, and establish a course of action. Takes responsibility and accountability for the outcome of work. Self-confident, self-starter who is self-disciplined. Always seeking new opportunities and innovative approaches for the DRC. Strong follow-through. Volunteers input, suggestions, and professional guidance as appropriate. Able to handle frustration with maturity and utilize constructive feedback for personal and professional growth.
      • Language Ability: Able to read well and interpret documents. Able to write well. Able to speak effectively before groups.
      • Math Ability: Able to understand mathematical concepts, such as probability and statistical inference. Able to apply fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.
      • Personal Interactions: Goes above and beyond to respond efficiently and effectively to the needs of members, DRC staff, and all other constituents. Treats everyone with respect, fairness, and empathy. Presents a positive and enthusiastic image at all times.
      • Problem-Solving: Contributes ideas along with a well-reasoned plan of action to improve quality and/or productivity. Once approved, leads or supports implementation of these ideas.
      • Quality of Work: Dedicated to total quality in all aspects of work performance. Conforms to the highest professional standards in achieving results —work is complete, accurate, on time, and cost-effective. Demonstrates and applies knowledge of procedures, quality requirements, necessary paperwork, safety procedures, etc. Understands the importance of Weblink to the overall work of the DRC. Completes job with minimal supervision.
      • Reasoning Ability: Able to solve practical problems and to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
      • Teamwork/Attitude: Actively engages in, and contributes to, the overall senior team, and all other ad hoc teams..
      • Time Management: Manages time well and makes it a point to not be late for meetings. Maintains a good record concerning absenteeism and tardiness. Schedules elective appointments as far in advance as possible, whenever possible, to meet the needs of the DRC workload.

Education/Experience Requirement:

Bachelor’s Degree; preferred 2-4 years’ professional and comprehensive experience in an applicable field and/or with an organization that is similar in mission 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
      • Local travel within the DFW region, and possible travel outside of the DFW region

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

Director, Economic Development

Job Title: Director, Economic Development
Department: Economic Development
Reports To: Senior Vice President of Economic Development
Job Classification: Exempt

Summary: As a member of the DRC’s economic development team, the Director of Economic Development will expertly, discreetly, and independently lead corporate recruitment projects and activities for the DRC.

The Director of Economic Development will interact with DRC member companies, regional organizations, regional cities, the State of Texas and other partners to accomplish corporate recruitment; requiring thoughtful, responsive, and inspired collaboration and best ideas.

The Director of Economic Development will often be in external settings that require judgment, decision-making and communication.

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Duties and Responsibilities:

      • Lead or play a key role with inbound visits by companies and consultants
      • Lead or play a key role with outbound marketing trips and events
      • Research and compile data to respond to formal requests for information or proposals
      • Master content to effectively meet and pitch to companies and consultants
      • Leverage the DRC’s CRM system to create, maintain and report on project activity
      • Regular outreach to set meetings, get updates and build relationships
      • Join and report to economic development council and task force meetings
      • Meet and relate with DRC members, especially those in the real estate and development
      • Meet and relate with local and state economic development allies
      • Travel as necessary within the region, Texas, nationally and internationally

Supervisory Responsibilities:

n/a

Qualifications:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must demonstrate each competency. Below are the knowledge, skills, and judgment required.

      • Conduct Standards: Speaks honestly, clearly, and tactfully with DRC members and staff. Consistently respects all DCR policies. When necessary, keeps information confidential. Always displays professional demeanor as a representative of the DRC.
      • Effective Communications: Effectively communicates ideas, both orally and in writing. Listens actively to others. Expresses the desired outcome with clarity. Keeps all appropriate parties informed on projects, issues, and/or events.
      • Initiative: Welcomes the opportunity to lead and successfully deliver. Demonstrates strength in planning and preparation. Decisive and able to set priorities, formulate goals and establish a course of action. Takes responsibility and accountability for the outcome of work. Self-confident self-starter who is self-disciplined.  Always seeks new opportunities and innovative approaches for the DRC. Exhibits strong follow-through.  Volunteers input, suggestions, and professional guidance as appropriate.  Able to handle frustration with maturity and utilize constructive feedback for personal and professional growth.
      • Language Ability: Able to comprehend well and interpret documents. Able to write at a professional level commensurate with the duties of the role. Able to speak effectively before groups.
      • Leadership: Exhibits exceptional leadership qualities, which includes: communicating a clear vision of the importance of your department’s work as it relates to the DRC’s overall mission and strategic plan; properly prioritizing and organizing your department’s responsibilities and work; properly delegating the work to team members who are capable of executing at a high level; properly supervising the work that has been delegated; leading the team to complete each assignment in a high-quality fashion; helping team members to grow professionally and personally; exhibiting enthusiasm and positive energy every day; motivating and leading by example, and publicly recognizing when others do the same.
      • Management: Exhibits exceptional management skills, which includes: managing up to your direct supervisor by helping him/her achieve DRC goals; managing down to make sure your team is aligned properly, is excited to perform their roles, and is proud of the work they do together; managing sideways by establishing and maintaining the trust and confidence of your colleagues; managing external relationships in a way that reflects well on the DRC, and helps grow our organization and our brand.
      • Math Ability: Able to understand mathematical concepts, such as probability and statistical inference. Able to apply fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.
      • Member Service: Identifies and assesses member needs and takes action to increase their satisfaction with the DRC. Builds strong and sustainable relationships and trust with members through open and two-way Provides members with accurate, valid, and complete information by using the right methods and resources. Handles member complaints, providing appropriate solutions and alternatives, in a timely manner and follows up to ensure resolution. Goes the extra mile to engage members. Keeps records of member interactions, and inputs them into Weblink.
      • Personal Interactions: Goes above and beyond to respond efficiently and effectively to the needs of members, the DRC team, and all other constituents. Treats everyone with respect, fairness, and empathy. Presents a positive and enthusiastic image at all times.
      • Problem-Solving: Contributes ideas along with a well-reasoned plan of action to improve quality and/or productivity. Once approved, leads or supports implementation of these ideas.
      • Quality of Work: Dedicated to total quality in all aspects of work performance. Conforms to the highest professional standards in achieving results — work is complete, accurate, on time, and cost-effective. Demonstrates and applies knowledge of procedures, quality requirements, necessary paperwork, safety procedures, etc. Understands the importance of Weblink to the overall work of the DRC and inputs all information necessary. Completes job with minimal supervision.
      • Reasoning Ability: Able to solve practical problems and to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
      • Revenue Generation / Membership Growth: As a member of the department, is responsible for the identification, generation, and retention of revenue Fully utilizes all systems in place, including Weblink, to ensure all pertinent information about constituents is accurately documented and fully maintained.
      • Teamwork / Attitude: Actively engages in, and contributes to, the overall senior team, and all other ad hoc teams. Flexible, and supportive of group decisions. Works for the common good, appreciating and respecting the views of others; initiates and supports changes needed for future growth.
      • Time Management: Manages time well and is on time for meetings. Maintains a good record concerning absenteeism and Schedules elective appointments as far in advance as possible, whenever possible, to meet the needs of the DRC workload.

Education/Experience:

      • Bachelor’s degree (B.A.) from four-year college or university; and two to five 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
      • Occasional standing and lifting of at least 5 pounds
      • Long periods of sitting
      • Travel in and out of the DFW region, including possibility of international travel

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

Director, Leadership Programs

Job Title: Director, Leadership Programs
Division: Education & Workforce and Leadership Programs
Job Classification: Exempt

Summary: The Director of the Dallas Regional Chamber’s (DRC) leadership programs is responsible for developing, implementing, and managing the program of work related to one or more of the Dallas Regional Chamber’s leadership programs. These programs include: Young Professionals (YP), Leadership Dallas (LD), Leadership Dallas Alumni Association (LDAA), Executive Women’s Roundtable (EWR), and Welcoming New Executives (WNE). 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.

      • Develops and executes the program of work for Leadership Dallas (LD), the DRC’s flagship leadership development program aimed at growing an ongoing pipeline of diverse leaders through an intensive educational program that explores critical issues and creates positive change in the Dallas Region.
      • Provides leadership to the leadership programs team and actively interacts with leadership program advisory councils, committees, task forces, and volunteers to ensure program strategy and content is being overseen, speakers are being approved, assigned volunteer work is being done, and resources are being provided when needed. This could include early and after-hour meetings, events, and conference calls.
      • Develops and implements meaningful leadership development, curriculum, and training offerings for the leadership programs and DRC members.
      • Develops and manages budget and generates revenue for DRC leadership programs; provides regular budget reports to Vice President, Workforce and Leadership Programs
      • Develops and implements marketing and recruitment strategy for the leadership programs, with a strong diversity, equity, and inclusion lense; manages the applicant selection processes for leadership programs and advisory councils.
      • Secures sponsorships for events, ensuring all events meet or exceed budget expectations.
      • Executes leadership program events including vetting and securing venue locations, event catering, speaker approval and confirmation, agendas, event set-up and break down, event marketing and registration process.
      • Meets with, surveys, and keeps open communication with volunteers and businesses involved in leadership programs. Acts as facilitator when problems arise, either with program members or volunteers, with the ability to resolve situations effectively and efficiently.
      • Interacts and communicates with the DRC President and CEO, CFO/COO, and various team members about activities of the leadership programs; works closely with DRC membership team to recruit non-members and increase investment and engagement with existing DRC members.
      • Utilizes the DRC’s Atlas CRM database to track data for the programs.
      • Represents the DRC at various events.
      • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must demonstrate each competency. Below are the knowledge, skills, and judgment required.

      • Conduct Standards:  Speaks honestly, clearly, and tactfully with members and staff. Consistently respects all DRCpolicies. When necessary, keeps information confidential; Always displays professional demeanor as a DRC representative.
      • Effective Communications: Effectively communicates ideas, both orally and in writing. Listens actively to others. Expresses the desired outcome with clarity.  Keeps all appropriate parties informed on projects, issues, and/or events.
      • Initiative: Welcomes the opportunity to lead and successfully deliver. Strong in planning and preparation. Decisive and able to set priorities, formulate goals and establish a course of action. Takes responsibilityand accountability for the outcome of work. Self-confident self-starter who is self-disciplined. Always seeking new opportunities and innovative approaches for the DRC. Strong follow-through. Volunteers input, suggestions, and professional guidance as appropriate.  Able to handle frustration with maturity and utilize constructive feedback for personal and professional growth.
      • Language Ability: Interpret documents well and writes well. Speaks effectively before groups.
      • Math Ability: Able to understand mathematical concepts, such as probability and statistical inference. Able to apply fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.
      • Leadership: Exhibits exceptional leadership qualities, which includes communicating to your team a clear vision for the importance of your department’s work as it relates to the DRC’s overall mission and strategic plan; properly prioritizing and organizing your department’s responsibilities and work; properly delegating the work to team members who are capable of executing at a high level; properly supervising the work that has been delegated; leading your team to complete each assignment in a high-quality fashion; helping your team members grow professionally and personally; exhibiting enthusiasm and positive energy every day; motivating and leading by example, and publicly recognizing when others do the same.
      • Management: Exhibits exceptional management skills, which include managing up to your direct supervisor by helping him/her achieve DRC goals; managing down to make sure your team is aligned properly, is excited to perform their roles, and is proud of the work they do together; managing sideways by establishing and maintaining the trust and confidence of your colleagues; managing external relationships in a way that reflects well on the DRC, and helps grow our organization and our brand.
      • Member Service: Member Service: Identifies and assesses members’ needs and takes action to increase their satisfaction with the DRC. Builds strong and sustainable relationships and trust with members through open and two-way communication. Provides members with accurate, valid and complete information by using the right methods and resources. Handles member complaints, providing appropriate solutions and alternatives, in a timely manner and follow up to ensure resolution. Goes the extra mile to engage members. Keeps records of member interactions, and inputs them into Weblink.
      • Personal Interactions:  Personal Interactions: Goes above and beyond to respond efficiently and effectively to the needs of members, the Chamber’s team, and all other constituents. Treats everyone with respect, fairness, and empathy. Presents a positive and enthusiastic image at all times.
      • Problem-Solving:  Contributes ideas along with a well-reasoned plan of action to improve quality and/or productivity. Once approved, leads or supports implementation of these ideas.
      • Quality of Work:  Dedicated to total quality in all aspects of work performance. Conforms to the highest professional standards in achieving results — work is complete, accurate, on time, and cost-effective. Demonstrates and applies knowledge of procedures, quality requirements, necessary paperwork, safety procedures, etc. Understands the importance of Weblink to the overall work of the DRC and inputs all information necessary. Completes job with minimal supervision.
      • Reasoning Ability: Able to solve practical problems, and to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
      • Revenue Generation/Membership Growth: As a member of the management team, is responsible for the generation and retention of revenue streams. Fully utilizes all systems in place, including Weblink, to ensure all pertinent information about constituents is accurately documented and fully maintained.
      • Teamwork / Attitude:  Actively engages in, and contributes to, the overall senior team, and all other ad hoc teams. Flexible, and supportive of group decisions. Works for the common good, appreciating and respecting the views of others; initiates and supports changes needed for future growth.
      • Time Management:  Manages time well and makes it a point to not be late for meetings. Maintains a good record concerning absenteeism and tardiness. Schedules elective appointments as far in advance as possible, whenever possible, to meet the needs of the DRC workload.

Education/Experience:

Bachelor’s degree (B.A.) from four-year college or university with four to six years’ experience in successfully building programs and developing revenue streams to support programs/events, as well as success in building and managing teams. Advanced education and training 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
      • Moderate stress level
      • Regular and predictable attendance
      • Long periods of standing or actively moving
      • Lifting of no more than 30 pounds
      • Ability to work early mornings and late evenings
      • Regular travel in the DFW region

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

Research Analyst, Workforce Solutions Greater Dallas

Job Title: Research Analyst, Workforce Solutions Greater Dallas
Division: Research Development and Deployment
Job Classification: Exempt

Summary: This position will conduct research and analysis to support key initiatives in economic development, industry clusters, and talent creation/attraction. This person would excel at telling the Dallas-Fort Worth “story” using various information, data or knowledge and create clear, compelling presentations that can stand on their own or complement research studies.

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ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

This job description is intended to identify the essential functions of a position and should not be interpreted as all-inclusive. The employee may be required to perform or assume additional job-related responsibilities other than those stated in this job description. Typical duties include:

TASKS:

      • Compile, create, query, map and analyze economic, labor, and demographic data through primary and secondary research.
      • Maintain a current knowledge of economic and business conditions. Monitor economic, demographic, and industry trends for relevance to various initiatives.
      • Respond to research requests from internal and external sources.
      • Assist in development of reports, dashboards, publications, and presentations

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:

The Analyst is responsible to the Senior Vice President, Research and Innovation at Dallas Regional Chamber and WFSDallas Research Manager within established Workforce Solutions Greater Dallas, State and Federal guidelines and regulations. Work is performed under general supervision. Acts on own initiative to develop, implement, evaluate, and improve activities in relation to overall agency goals and established guidelines and regulations. The position has no staff supervisory responsibilities.

QUALIFICATIONS:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

EDUCATION / EXPERIENCE:

      • Bachelor’s Degree from a four-year college or university in market research, economics, geography, public policy, business, or related field.
      • Working knowledge of local business economics, existing Dallas/Fort Worth companies, area labor force dynamics, leading industry sectors, and other socio-economic and regional issues.
      • Thorough knowledge of and experience with data manipulation and mastery of Excel and working knowledge of ArcGIS. Prefer experience in data visualization tools such as Tableau and MS Power BI. Knowledge of Adobe Illustrator is a plus.
      • Ability to communicate complex technical information effectively, objectively, and clearly to a non-technical audience

LANGUAGE SKILLS:

Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulation; and the ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals; and the ability to present information; respond to questions; and interface through written and electronic mediums.

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS:

Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals; ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret graphs, spreadsheets, and graphs.

REASONING ABILITY:

Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form; and to effectively problem solve.

OTHER SKILLS & ABILITIES:

      • Strong communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to act as a resource, provide customer service in a courteous manner, and work effectively with diverse groups of people at various levels within an organization. Writing skills sufficient to compose and edit a variety of documents using correct spelling, grammar, and punctuation, with the ability to pay close attention to detail and proofread work carefully.
      • Good organizational, time management, customer service and problem-solving skills and the ability to work accurately and meet deadlines with frequent interruptions: Organization skills to prioritize work and complete assignments accurately, either independently or as part of a team, under pressure of competing deadlines and with frequent interruptions, working from own initiative and/or following direction, policies, or procedures. Ability to use analytical and decision-making skills to offer options and resolve problems in a variety of contexts.
      • Strong computer skills. Knowledge of databases, spreadsheets, specialized labor market tools (i.e., EMSI, Gazelle.AI, Tableau, Power BI, Salesforce & ArcGIS) and word processing software. (Typing Speed: 60 Words per Minute).

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here represent of those which must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, and ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment:

The 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.

TO APPLY:

Email your resume and salary requirement to hr@wfsdallas.com or bstein@wfsdallas.com or mail to:

Workforce Solution Greater Dallas
ATTN: H.R. Department
500 N. Akard Street, Suite 3030
Dallas, TX 75201.

You may also apply via www.workintexas.com Job Number (14977228).

Applicants who are invited to interview for the position will be required to also complete an employment application. Information contained in resumes and letters of application is subject to verification by Workforce Solutions Greater Dallas. Workforce Solutions Greater Dallas is an EEO/AA/Drug Free Workplace Employer and complies fully with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities. WFSDallas is a proud partner of the American Job Center Network and an EEO/AA/ADA Employer. 100% of paid costs would be from Federal Funds.

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