Greater Phoenix Chamber Foundation
The Greater Phoenix Chamber Foundation (Foundation) leads the charitable and education objectives of the Greater Phoenix Chamber and promotes economic prosperity and quality of life for the Greater Phoenix region. The Greater Phoenix Chamber (Chamber) is the leading business organization for the greater Phoenix region. Our mission is to promote regional prosperity, serving as a catalyst for economic vitality and strong communities. Workforce is one of three key pillars for the Chamber; the Foundation supports this work through employer-led workforce collaboratives, helping to develop a pipeline of talent for the greater Phoenix region.

Who are we looking for today?
We are interested in hiring people who have a passion for Phoenix and a desire to make the Greater Phoenix region a great place to live, work and play. The Foundation is looking for a Workforce Development Manager to manage the Build Your Future Arizona (BYFAZ) career awareness campaign. The ideal candidate will have a strong understanding of the Construction Trades, including the different positions and related certification requirements. This position is responsible for driving interest in the construction trades through a marketing campaign, education outreach strategy and engagement in community events. The Workforce Development Manager provides guidance and encouragement to interested parties to pursue their goal of securing a career in the Construction Trades.

Position Objectives

  • Work with Build Your Future, contract marketing agency and the Chamber marketing team to launch the Build Your Future Arizona (BYFAZ) career awareness campaign.
  • Support the BYFAZ Steering Committee including agenda development, meeting preparation, and regular communications.
  • Assist in the advancement of collaborative priorities, serving as an intermediary between employers, education and training providers, and workforce development agencies.
  • Serve as a spokesperson for BYFAZ, presenting at various stakeholder meetings and events.
  • Maintain a high level of customer service and positive working attitude, have a passion for inspiring others to achieve career goals and dreams.
  • Manage and maintain strong relationships with a broad set of stakeholders, including business leaders, government and public officials, and nonprofit and community leaders.

Candidate qualifications:

The Foundation is looking for candidates with the following knowledge, skills, and abilities desirable for job success:

  • Must have excellent communications skills, both written and verbal, and the ability to establish professional relationships
  • Must possess analytical ability to solve problems, anticipate challenges, and identify opportunities and solutions
  • Must be able to provide superior customer service to both internal and external customers at all levels of an organization
  • Detail oriented with ability to stay organized while handling multiple tasks. Able to work independently with minimal supervision
  • Highly motivated to learn, grow professionally and work in a team environment
  • Proficient in MS Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint and Word
  • Must maintain a neat and professional appearance
  • Minimum of 1 year work experience in business (HR and recruiting), education (career advising), or workforce development
  • Minimum of 1 year marketing and communications experience
  • Fluent in Spanish, preferred but not required

Successful candidates will also be expected to bring the following personal attributes to the position:

  • Self-starter with the ability to sustain and move work forward with minimal direction and achieve goals under tight deadlines that satisfy multiple priorities
  • Innovative by continuously looking for ways to improve processes, always for the best use of resources
  • Takes a diplomatic approach to work and communications and an ability to easily establish credibility among a wide variety of stakeholders (i.e., business, nonprofit, academic, and policy/public sectors)
  • Possess the ability to exercise mature judgment, tact, and professionalism
  • Collaborates and builds bridges internally/externally; works with others to achieve common goals and furthermore possesses the ability to work with all levels of management and leadership both internally and externally
  • Executes with excellence by consistently delivering on promises to the highest standards; appreciates and demands quality

Application Information:
Qualified candidates should respond by sending a confidential cover letter, resume and salary requirements to hr@phoenixchamber.com. Please include the position in the subject line of your submission.

NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE. CHAMBER is an equal opportunity employer. No person will be discriminated against because of race, religion, sex, color, age, national origin, disability, or any other legally protected classes.

Posted by Danny Imes