The Baton Rouge Area Chamber (BRAC) is a non-profit, investor-driven organization that leads economic development in the nine-parish Baton Rouge Area. Today, BRAC investors include more than 1,500 businesses, civic organizations, education institutions, and individuals. In this capacity, BRAC serves as the voice of the business community.

Marketing Intern

Organization Description: The Baton Rouge Area Chamber (BRAC) is a non-profit, investor-driven organization that leads economic development in the nine-parish Baton Rouge Area. Today, BRAC investors include more than 1,500 businesses, civic organizations, education institutions, and individuals. In this capacity, BRAC serves as the voice of the business community.

Role Description: The marketing communications intern is a part-time position within BRAC’s marketing department dedicated to project planning, content development and administrative tasks. This position reports to the Marketing Manager, but serves in support of the entire marketing department.

Major functions of the position include, but are not limited to:

Content Development/Copywriting 

  • Drafting and editing copy for BRAC sites and publications
  • Weekly content creation for 5 Things You Need to Know email
  • Drafting and editing bi-weekly content for Live Capitalized email and blog post

Social Media Management 

  • Scheduling and content creation for social media channels

Copy editing/Proof reading 

  • Editing written and electronic communication prior to production/deployment

Database Management 

  • Assisting in management and administration of various databases including Weblink, Qualtrics, Emma, and others as needed
  • Creating and generating lists from databases as needed
  • Editing client profiles in databases as needed

Event Strategy Development 

  • Working with Marketing leadership on a promotion plan to drive event attendance, media coverage and social media engagement
  • Assisting on-site at events, as assigned

Talent Development Support 

  • Assisting BRAC’s Director of Talent Development with assembly of Newcomer Packets, when requested
  • Maintaining the community events calendar on BRAC’s quality of life portal

Production scheduling/planning of publications 

  • Developing and monitoring progress against production timeline for collateral in cooperation with BRAC staff and external contributors

Research 

  • Performing research into marketing trends and best practices locally and nationally

Ad hoc requests 

  • Provide support/assistance, as requested, for functional areas within BRAC’s marketing department

To apply
Please send a resume and cover letter to morgan@brac.org with the subject line “Marketing Intern.”

Policy and Research Project Manager

Organization Description: The Baton Rouge Area Chamber (BRAC) leads economic development in the nine-parish Baton Rouge metropolitan area. Serving as the voice of the business community, BRAC’s membership includes more than 1,500 organizations whose employees represent over a third of the Capital Region workforce.

Supporting BRAC’s Key Pillars: As part of BRAC’s economic competitiveness staff, the policy and research project manager helps carry out Think Bigger, BRAC’s five-year strategic plan designed to make the Baton Rouge Area into one of the leading economies and premier business locations in the country, growing and attracting talent with its unique culture, vibrant communities, and beautiful spaces. The policy and research project manager provides leadership on initiatives and policies that drive the achievement of BRAC’s key pillars: grow and diversify the Baton Rouge Area economy; cultivate the region’s talent; transform the Baton Rouge Area’s quality of life; and elevate the region’s external image.

Job Description:  This position is responsible for providing project management, research, analysis, and administration for initiatives that advance BRAC’s annual policy agenda.  Areas of activity include quality of place, transportation, workforce development, education, crime, health care, and other economic competitiveness factors.  The work will be comprised of approximately 30 percent research and 70 percent project management. Major functions involve:

  • Leading the organization and implementation of the annual program of work within BRAC’s policy agenda (for a limited number of regional policy areas)
    • Activities include: coalition building, advocacy activities, community development projects, relationship management
  • Serving as staff lead for one or more of BRAC’s Issue Councils
  • Gaining and maintaining an expertise on one or more regional policy areas
  • Performing analyses of regional policy issues
  • Interpreting data, writing reports, and making actionable recommendations
  • Authoring public policy commentaries on issues relevant to the Region’s economic competitiveness
  • Representing the organization at public and private meetings that relate to economic development and competitiveness
  • Leading special research and projects to advance organizational objectives, support community partners, and inform stakeholders
  • Developing reports on key trends and issues affecting the markets, economy, and region
  • Designing qualitative and quantitative research plans and selecting the most appropriate research methodologies and techniques
  • Preparing and presenting reports on policy issues to the BRAC Senior Staff, Executive Committee, and Board of Directors as needed
  • Providing support to and working with BRAC’s governmental affairs staff and other BRAC departments as needed
  • Other duties as assigned

The Policy and Research Project Manager will report to the Senior Vice President of Economic Competitiveness.

Requirements

  • A bachelor’s degree is required; an MBA, MPP, JD, or MPA is preferred
  • A strong command of Microsoft office products is required
  • Two to three years of experience preferred

Key Skills

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Adept in communicating complex ideas and sophisticated analyses
  • Strategic and tactical planner
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Effectively communicates relevant project information to superiors
  • Understands how to communicate difficult/sensitive information tactfully
  • Delivers engaging, informative, well-organized presentations
  • Polished presentation skills
  • Ease in interfacing with senior level executives
  • Able to effectively and professionally meet internal and external client expectations and positively represent the organization
  • A desire to work within a diverse, collaborative, and driven professional environment

To apply for this position, please send your resume to liz@brac.org with the subject line “Policy and Research Project Manager.”

Investor Development Coordinator

Organization Description: The Baton Rouge Area Chamber (BRAC) is a non-profit, investor-driven organization that leads economic development in the nine-parish Capital Region. Today, BRAC investors include more than 1,400 businesses, civic organizations, education institutions, and individuals. In this capacity, BRAC serves as the voice of the business community.

Job Description: This position is full time and primarily responsible for managing investor lead generation and investor recruitment as they relate to engaging and increasing BRAC’s investor base, with a focus on the organization’s mission to lead economic development. This position is also responsible for administrative functions for the Investor Relations team.

Major responsibilities:

  • Manage incoming call-ins, walk-ins, and web inquiries to secure 55 new investors annually
  • Manage on-boarding of new investors
    • Data entry and initial communications
    • Connect BRAC staff members based on desired participation
    • Coordinate with Accounting to ensure accurate billing records
  • Assist Director of Investor Relations with recruitment efforts
    • Conduct research and cold calling to develop leads
    • Oversee staff and Ambassador referral programs
    • Analyze event attendance and social media engagement
    • Development and implementation of effective sales plan to meet establish goals, including management of daily tasks in Weblink database
  • Support functions of investor retention strategy
    • Monthly phone calls
    • Welcome letters
    • Renewal letters
  • Provide regular updates to Accounting and Investor Development on status of upcoming and past due investments
  • Coordinate with Marketing to create investor-driven content for BRAC blog and publications
  • Assist the Manager of Business Services with BRAC’s Ambassador program
  • Work closely with Weblink database manager to increase usage across the organization

The Investor Development Coordinator will report to the Senior Vice President of Investor Development and perform other duties as assigned.

Requirements

  • A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university or bachelor’s degree in a related 1-2 years of related job experience in non-profit fundraising, marketing, and/or sales
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • A strong command of Microsoft Office Suite
  • The ideal candidate must be a creative and strategic thinker, problem solver, and self-motivated with excellent organizational skills.

To Apply
Please send cover letters and resumes to jobresponses@hrsolutions.net with the subject line “Investor Development Coordinator.” No in-person or phone inquiries will be accepted for this position. Only emailed submissions will be accepted.

Baton Rouge Area Tour Guide

The Baton Rouge Area Chamber is seeking a Tour Guide to join the organization’s Talent Development team. This role is responsible for helping welcome newcomers or people considering a move to the Baton Rouge Area. The Tour Guide will conduct tours of the city, showcasing the thousands of amenities it offers. Tours take place Monday – Friday in the hours between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. The position will be paid by the hour and rental cars are provided.

This position requires candidates to have a valid driver’s license and car insurance. Candidates must also love Baton Rouge and know their way around town.

 

To Apply

Resumes will be accepted only via email at talent@brac.org with the subject line Baton Rouge Area Tour Guide. Any questions should be directed to this address. Please do not contact office by phone or in person.