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, Communications

Job Title: 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.

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

Manager, Public Policy

Job Title: Manager of Public Policy
Division: Public Policy
Reports To: Senior Vice President of Public Policy
Job Classification: Exempt

Summary: The Public Policy team works with local, state, federal elected officials and agencies to advocate for pro-growth policies that strategically manages the region’s growth while maintaining a high quality of life for all.  The Manager of Public Policy is responsible for supporting the Dallas Regional Chamber (“DRC”) and its public policy programs and events with policy research, event planning and communications to DRC members and partners.

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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.

      • Support the Public Policy team in appropriate policy initiatives, conducting research, monitoring legislation, and maintaining awareness of current issues regarding DRC member priorities.
      • Assist with the organization and implementation of key events including our annual Congressional Forum, Legislative Speaker Series, State of the City, and other programmatic events addressing public policy issues.
      • Drafts advocacy letters and other communication to public officials on behalf of DRC President and Senior Vice President, Public Policy.
      • Provide administrative support for the DRC’s Public Policy initiatives and programmatic efforts by facilitating communications and engagement within DRC members, elected officials, staff and key stakeholders.
      • Represent the DRC at certain meetings, hearings, briefings, conferences, and seminars in support of the DRC Public Policy initiatives.
      • Act as liaison to internal DRC departments to promote communication and accomplishments of organization-wide goals and objectives.
      • Support other requests as needed, including special projects as assigned.

Education/Experience:

Bachelor’s degree (B.A.) from four-year college or university; 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.

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

Program & Events Coordinator, Education & Workforce

Job Title: Program & Events Coordinator
Division: Education & Workforce
Reports To: Senior Vice President, Education & Workforce
Job Classification: Full-Time, Non-Exempt

Summary: The Education & Workforce team focuses on improving the quality of and access to the workforce and talent pipeline – from early childhood thru K-12 & higher education to a career. Our team fosters collaboration between the business community, education institutions, and workforce development organizations to meet industry needs.

The Program & Events Coordinator is responsible for supporting the DRC and its Education & Workforce team with policy research, event planning and coordination of activities, 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 Education & Workforce and Public Policy events, including signature luncheons, council meetings, and other related events.
      • Assist with the organization and implementation of Future Focus Camp, Principal for A Day, Industry Convenings and other programmatic events addressing education and workforce issues.
      • Provide administrative support for the Chamber’s Education & Workforce initiatives and programmatic efforts by facilitating communications and engagement within DRC members and community partners, including early childcare centers, K-12 schools, higher education institutions, and philanthropic partners.
      • Support the Education & Workforce team in appropriate policy initiatives, conducting research, monitoring legislation, and maintaining an awareness of current area issues regarding education and workforce development.
      • Represent the DRC at certain meetings, hearings, briefings, conferences, and seminars in support of DRC Education & Workforce initiatives.
      • 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.