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Charlotte Regional Business Alliance

Career Opportunities

Join our team of professionals dedicated to the region's future.

Career Opportunities

Senior Vice President, Development and Investor Relations

 

Reports to:   President/CEO

Interfaces with: Senior leadership, Executive Committee and Board of Trustees, volunteer leadership, Foundation Board, direct and indirect staff, investors, and business community leaders 

Objective:   Responsible for solidifying a robust and sustainable revenue and engagement model that will help the Charlotte Regional Business Alliance (CLT Alliance) and Charlotte Alliance Foundation deliver on its mission and strategic initiatives:

  • Ensuring a sound resource development plan that grows revenue and broadens the base of support for the organization and Foundation’s regional work
  • Building thoughtful relationships with existing, new, and prospective investors (ie, customers) through strategic engagement with the CLT Alliance in all interactions

Specific Duties and Responsibilities (Including, but not limited to):

  1. 1. Designs, manages, and executes a sustainable, seamless revenue model to grow investment for the Charlotte Regional Business Alliance (501c6) and Charlotte Alliance Foundation (501c3)—and reports regularly to CEO, Executive Committee, Board of Trustees and Foundation Board
  2. 2. Engages and supports executive and volunteer leaders to champion resource development efforts; works across Core, Foundation, Business, and Marketing teams to leverage technology and artificial intelligence to better prospect, cultivate, communicate with and engage investors
  3. 3. Creates a robust investor relations onboarding and retention program that fortifies the connection to mission and strategic initiatives, and drives broad support for the CLT Alliance and Foundation within the region
  4. 4. Cultivates investors by building relationships, regular communications, and thoughtful interactions and engagement
  5. 5. Leads Investor Relations teams (comprising of Business Development and Engagement) to effectively: a) prospect revenue; b) steward investment through opportunities that align strategic initiatives with investor and philanthropic interests; and c) create dynamic, next-level engagement experiences through an engagement model that solidifies commitment to advancing the CLT Alliance and Foundation’s work
  6. 6. Works with CFO to prepare forecasts and annual budgeting for all areas of revenue
  7. 7. Handles all other duties as assigned by the President/CEO

Job Requirements:

  • Experience and ability to interact and influence decision-making at the highest level of management is required
  • Motivated by mission and able to champion and inspire purposeful work
  • Proven successful track record in non-profit fundraising, board resource development, customer engagement satisfaction, and building high-performance teams
  • Strong organizational management, financial acumen, communication, and relationship-building skills
  • Ability to effectively manage complex projects and thrive in a fast-paced environment
  • 5+ years leadership experience (or 12+ years’ experience working) in non-profit fundraising for a regional business or industry coalition, chamber, economic development, or philanthropic organization; leadership and/or resource development experience in Charlotte Region a plus
  • Bachelor’s Degree

Evaluation of Job Performance:

Bi-Yearly review with CEO 

Compensation:

Salary and eligible incentive structure based on individual, team, and organizational performance metrics

CLT Alliance:

The Charlotte Regional Business Alliance champions, serves and works to unite a region comprised of people from all walks of life. We honor diversity, inclusion, and equity internally and externally. We are committed to advancing economic opportunity and prosperity for all across the Charlotte Region.

Please download and complete the application, forward with cover letter and resume to [email protected].

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Career Opportunities

Senior Vice President, Advocacy and Public Affairs

 

Reports to:   President and Chief Executive Officer

Objective:    Responsible for providing leadership and direction in developing and executing strategy for the Alliance’s advocacy platform in order to expand the organization’s visibility, relevancy, and effectiveness on key issues that will drive a positive, inclusive, and successful business environment for the Charlotte Region:

  • Work closely with the President/CEO, Executive Committee, Board of Directors, and designated staff to drive organizational development and implementation of short and long-term tactics to fulfill the objectives of the strategic plan.
  • Represent the Alliance and Charlotte region externally and internally as a policy trailblazer, and work to elevate the Charlotte Region’s competitiveness for investment and inclusive economic growth.
  • Strategically advance the Alliance’s relevancy in public policy formation, political representation, and advocacy communications and increase awareness of its legislative agenda, referendum campaigns, membership programs and impact.  

Specific Duties and Responsibilities (Including, but not limited to):

  1. 1. Identify, build, and sustain strategic partnerships with investors, the region’s businesses, industry associations, coalitions, and special interest groups, as well as grassroots networks and organizations that are counter to established Alliance goals.
  2. 2. Guide strategy, development, and execution of policy initiatives with regional significance (i.e., infrastructure to include transportation/mobility, water, 5G/IoT/AI, housing; education and workforce development; innovation; sustainability; systems governance).
  3. 3. Direct campaign strategy and implementation for ballot referendums related to Community Investment Programs and Transportation funding.
  4. 4. Serve as senior point of contact for Executive Branch, Congressional and Agency Officials, Governors, and other state/local leaders; inform and educate local, state, and federal officials of the Foundation initiatives, including them as appropriate.
  5. 5. Work with economic research team to benchmark region’s business climate against competitive peer/metro set; study and articulate market strengths and gaps, and work with partners to co-develop solutions that better position the Charlotte region for competitiveness.
  6. 6. Develop advocacy communications to keep Alliance investors informed and advance visibility of the region’s business community agenda.
  7. 7. Support President/CEO by serving as secondary spokesperson for the Alliance with media.
  8. 8. Serve as senior-level leader to assure ongoing collaboration among Alliance strategic pillars and departments and strengthening partnerships with key stakeholders in the community.
  9. 9. Lead operational, resource planning and management activities for Advocacy team, including oversight of two professional staff members.
  10. 10. Provide recommendations to the CEO during budget planning and management processes to ensure resources are allocated in accordance with vision and strategy.

Handle all other duties as assigned by the President/CEO

Job Requirements:

  • Experience and ability to interact and influence decision-making at the highest level of management is required
  • Strong communication and relationship-building skills; existing local government relationships a plus
  • Ability to effectively managing complex projects and thriving in a fast-paced environment
  • Strong knowledge of the Federal, state, regional and local legislative and policymaking processes
  • Proven track record in crafting, developing, and lobbying for effective and successful policies and programs
  • 15+ years’ experience working in government relations, public affairs, trade associations, advocacy/campaign communications, or policy-related fields
  • 5+ years executive leadership experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Position will require registration as a lobbyist in both North Carolina and South Carolina
  • Bachelor's Degree

Evaluation of Job Performance:

Bi-Yearly review with President/CEO 

Compensation:

Salary commensurate with experience; eligible incentive structure based on individual, team, and organizational performance metrics 

CLT Alliance:

The Charlotte Regional Business Alliance champions, serves and works to unite a region comprised of people from all walks of life. We honor diversity, inclusion, and equity internally and externally. We are committed to advancing economic opportunity and prosperity for all across the Charlotte Region.

Please download and complete the application, forward with cover letter and resume to [email protected].

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Charlotte Regional Business Alliance

Equal Opportunity employer

The CLT Alliance is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected Veteran status.

  • All Final Candidates are required to pass a pre-employment drug screening test.
  • The hiring rate is negotiable based on the selected candidate's qualifications.
  • Year Round - applications/resumes placed in active status for future vacancies for six months.
  • Note: Equivalent Combination of Experience & Training is considered for all positions.
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LaDonna Collins

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