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Program Director

Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber Tacoma, WA
  • Expired: 3 days ago. Applications are no longer accepted.

The Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber is seeking to hire a full-time Program Director for the South Sound Manufacturing Industrial Council.

Candidate Skill Necessities

  • Experience working on building coalitions, advocacy, and/or understanding of manufacturing, industrial and maritime [MIM] sectors.
  • Self-starter, highly motivated and ability to work both independently and as part of a team.
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills with public speaking proficiency.
  • Comfortable interacting with executives and public officials, as well as maintaining confidentiality and exercising discernment.
  • Time management and prioritization skills with ability to prioritize multiple projects and deadlines.
  • Knowledge or background in one or more of these areas is desirable: o Planning, zoning, and land use o Environmental issues o Workforce development and/or skills training o Transportation and/or freight and logistics

Essential Duties

Grow and strengthen the MIC as a sector based advisory council impacting policy issues. A successful first year would include:

  • Growing the grassroots network of supporters of manufacturing, industrial, and maritime [MIM] sectors.
  • Representing MIM sectors at community meetings and public events.
  • Energizing and engaging the broader community to support MIM job growth in Pierce County.The role additionally includes:
  • Managing agendas, programming, & notifications for the monthly Regional Access Mobility Partnership [RAMP] and MIC public meetings to help raise the profile of MIM sectors.
  • Preparing and offering policy statements, testimony, correspondence, articles and media interactions for upper management and/or volunteers as advocates or spokespersons for the Chamber and its goals.
  • Managing progress on the “Made in South Sound” photo series with vendors, businesses, & the publisher.
  • Develop a content management strategy across all MIC channels.
  • Identify current and newsworthy manufacturing and industrial issues to feature on communication channels.
  • Monitor and regularly attend Tacoma City Council meetings, including study session, Economic Development Committee, and Infrastructure, Planning and Sustainability Committee.
  • Coalition development on critical issues and activities including identifying potential partners.
  • Managing MIC external relations in representing the Chamber and business community. Including MIC messaging across all communication channels including development of content for social media, website and video.
  • Daily engagement and interface with the maritime, industrial and manufacturing industries for business retention.


This is an exempt position. Pay is dependent on experience.

This position also includes an array of benefits including ORCA transit pass, 401(k), short- & long-term disability insurance, AD&D insurance, dental insurance, 10 paid holidays, 16 days of paid time off, transportation & phone allowances, and eligibility for the Live Downtown Program.

Conditions of Work

Work is typically done Monday-Friday during office hours, with occasional early morning or evening commitments. Generally, office or professional environment; requires travel within the county; may require occasional out-of-county travel. The Manufacturing Industrial Council Director position is available as a full- time position, however modified schedules may be available.

License/Certifications/Special Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred and/or related experience with an emphasis on business, marketing, planning, or an allied field.
  • High-school diploma or GED required.
  • Proficient with MS Office Suite, web-based applications and social media platforms.
  • Content management experience preferred.
  • Driver’s License, auto insurance, and personal vehicle required.

Position will be open until filled. Application period will be rolling with first review including all applications submitted by January 21, 2020.

Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber

Why Work Here?

Our team is built on teamwork, creative problem solving, an entrepreneurial mindset, and superior customer service.

The Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber is the voice for business and a catalyst for prosperity. We stimulate activity in the South Sound to create a business climate that supports all sectors of our economy. The Chamber works at local, state and federal levels to represent business interests, ensuring that the South Sound remains a desirable place to build and grow business. The Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber is seeking to grow our team with a position to support the Chamber as it fulfills its mission to make the South Sound the best place to do business in Washington state.


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