Wednesday, March 31, 2010


Energy Workforce Project Fellow, Allegheny Conference on Community Development – Pittsburgh, PA


Posted: 3/31/10


Position Reports To: Senior Vice President, Special Projects

The Allegheny Conference on Community Development is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing private sector leadership to grow the economy and improve the quality of life of the ten-county Pittsburgh region.  Together with its affiliates, the Pennsylvania Economy League of Southwestern Pennsylvania, LLC, the Greater Pittsburgh Chamber of Commerce, and the Pittsburgh Regional Alliance, the Conference focuses on creating a more competitiveness business climate and marketing the Pittsburgh region for investment and job creation


This position provides focused project support to the Conference’s energy workforce priorities while providing the incumbent with a working introduction to the economic development and civic sector arenas. This fellowship is 12 to 18 months in duration.


  • Supports program manager in identifying and developing energy-related workforce opportunities that can effectively pilot new collaborative approaches to energy-related workforce and educational issues.
  • Researches and analyzes data, policy briefs, legislation and other related materials. Develops effective briefing materials, work plans and proposals, verifying all facts and analysis presented.
  • Facilitates Committee and Working Group meetings as appropriate including coordination of agendas, informational fact sheets, meeting minutes, and other pertinent materials. 
  • Balances multiple priorities, working independently or participating as a part of a cross-functional team, keeping others informed through clear written and verbal communication, while maintaining a high level of productivity.
  • Drafts letters, memoranda and reports as requested. Manages logistics and prepares presentations as needed for external and internal meetings.  Presents information to internal and external audiences as requested. 
  • Oversees and maintains selected databases, electronic files, online resources, and paper documentation.
  • Contributes to the efficiency of the organization by performing other duties and participating in special projects, as assigned.



Undergraduate degree required; post-graduate study desirable.


Understanding of economic development practices, public policy processes and how government operates on local, state and federal levels.
Excellent research and analytical skills.
Excellent grammar, spelling and punctuation.


Demonstrated work experience in government affairs or public/private sector.


Ability to work independently and with discretion.
Organizational, communication and project management skills sufficient to independently establish priorities and use sound judgment in carrying out multiple assignments in a timely manner.
Detail oriented.
Excellent interpersonal skills; ability to interact diplomatically in high-energy setting, establishing and maintaining cooperative working relationship with a wide range of individuals.
Proficient in MS Office suite.


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