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Charlotte Regional Business Alliance

Career Opportunities

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

Career Opportunities

Director, Communications

Reports to: Dual reporting structure to CMO and SVP Advocacy & Public Affairs

Interfaces with: CLT Alliance leadership; Marketing and Advocacy teams, business and community leaders, news media, CLT Alliance investors/volunteers and various constituencies

Objective: Responsible for managing CLT Alliance brand and reputation in the market, including building awareness of the organization’s mission, strategic initiatives, and activities among investors, community at large, and through earned media opportunities.

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

Leverage the organization’s strategic initiatives and regional assets to proactively promote and secure opportunities that position the CLT Alliance and region favorably to key audiences, including business, community at large, and media.

Handle other requests and projects that may be assigned by the CMO, SVP Advocacy and Public Affairs, and President and CEO.

1. Work closely with Engagement and Investment teams to fully and meaningfully integrate the CLT Alliance’s value proposition into all programming, events and investor dialogue.

2. Develop and manage an editorial calendar to ensure consistent visibility for the organization and region; and use as a tool to pitch opportunities for international, national, and local media.

3. Lead the annual strategy development and execution for the earned media platforms with the support of the CLT Alliance teams ensuring that they meet annual goals.

4. Manage execution of reputation-management resources (ie, DCI – Development Counsellors International) to ensure on-going value and exposure for the Charlotte region.

5. Facilitate and maintain local and regional media relationships through regular personal contact and the distribution of news releases, announcements, and updates on CLT Alliance activities.

6. Respond to and coordinate needs related to media, PR, and speaking or interview requests, and assist investors and/or CLT Alliance staff with high quality public relations, communications, and media relations assistance.

7. Manage process and work with Marketing team to develop all CLT Alliance print and digital publications; support social media plans and activities as needed.

8. Oversee development and execution of the Weekly Digest distributed to membership weekly as well as create Alliance Alert electronic updates when relevant; manage the news section of the website and oversee home page news.

9. Serve as key member of the Marketing and Advocacy teams to assist with content, scripting, video, photography, and other needs.

10. Handle other requests and projects that may be assigned by the CMO, SVP Advocacy and Public Affairs, and President and CEO.

Job Requirements:

  • Seven-plus years working in public relations or communications field; management experience a plus
  • Strong writing and communications skills; bilingual and able to read, write and speak Spanish proficiently preferred
  • Proven media relations track record and polished on-air/interviewer skills; relationships with local and regional media a plus
  • Ability to effectively manage multiple complex projects and thrive in a fast-paced environment

Evaluation of Job Performance:

Bi-yearly review with CMO and SVP, Advocacy and Public Affairs

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 lcollins@charlotteregion.com.

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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 lcollins@charlotteregion.com.

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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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LaDonna Collins

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