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About Team Pennsylvania

Working together for all Pennsylvanians in public-private partnership, Team Pennsylvania accelerates the commonwealths long-term economic future.

A dynamic, non-profit organization, Team Pennsylvania is a statewide entity co-chaired by the Governor and a private sector leader. We are the states trusted neutral broker and convener, and we couple collaboration with strategic investment of public and private funds to accelerate Pennsylvanias economy.

We convene cross-sector collaboratives on the most transformative economic opportunities in Pennsylvania: agriculture, energy, and manufacturing, with plans to launch a future collaboration in life sciences/biotech. Each collaborative includes the commonwealths top policy-makers and business leaders, as well as leaders of labor, academia, and nonprofits.

Together, we tackle the issues that no one sector can address alone to position Pennsylvania as a leader among states and a competitor among nations, maximizing impact for the commonwealth while creating equity and economic opportunity for all Pennsylvanians.

Our Core Values are how we show up when we do this important work.

The Position

The Manufacturing Policy Director will oversee Team Pennsylvanias manufacturing portfolio of work, including the Pennsylvania Manufacturing Competitiveness Collaborative and related activities. Staff and support Abby Smith, President & CEO, on all manufacturing-related work, as well as other staff and Team Pennsylvania Board members where appropriate. Serve as Team Pennsylvanias manufacturing subject matter expert.

The following focus areas will be key for this role in the coming year:

Lead manufacturing policy work and partnerships (70%)

  • Serve as liaison between Team Pennsylvania and key manufacturing stakeholders across public sector, private industry, academia, labor, and nonprofits;
  • Lead the Pennsylvania Manufacturing Competitiveness Collaborative, overseeing meeting facilitation, content, coordination, communications, and participants;
  • Leverage and deploy Team Pennsylvanias resources to advance and implement priorities established through cross-sector collaboration;
  • Generate new projects and opportunities to advance manufacturing initiatives in the commonwealth;
  • Advance existing and future work in terms of diversity, equity, inclusion, and access, grounding work in opportunities that maximize all Pennsylvanians ability to participate fully in the economy.

Develop policy communications (10%)

  • Develop messaging and oversee internal and external communications of Team Pennsylvanias work related to manufacturing.

Manage manufacturing grants, development and budget (10%)

  • Pursue, develop, and/or lead manufacturing grants and programs, including grant writing, project management, progress tracking and reporting, invoice management and approval, and ROI tracking and reporting, working in partnership with Team Pennsylvania staff;
  • Leverage state and federal funding sources, as well as private, corporate, and philanthropic foundation funds, to support the manufacturing portfolio of work;
  • Create and oversee the annual budget related to manufacturing initiatives in partnership with Team Pennsylvania staff;
  • Assist with the manufacturing investment strategy, ensuring synergy with overall development efforts, in partnership with Team Pennsylvania staff.

Engage in organizational activities (10%)

  • Participate in Team Pennsylvania meetings and events even those unrelated to manufacturing policy work including but not limited to Board of Director activities, policy team discussions, and staff meetings.

The Person

The Manufacturing Policy Director is likely to see themselves in the following examples as they are designed to help you determine if this opportunity aligns with your own passion, purpose, skills, and experiences.

You are a total manufacturing nerd and youre not shy about it.

  • When you get a chance, you are going to try to steer the conversation towards manufacturing and its impact on economic development.
  • You want to work with stakeholders that have a shared commitment to manufacturing as an economic multiplier to unlock potential by working together.

You are known for clear communication and enjoy facilitation.

  • You are a strong communicator both written and oral, from staff to high-level partners (e.g. top management, board leadership) in the public and private sectors.

You are highly effective at building and maintaining authentic and long-lasting relationships with key stakeholders.

  • Your relationships with key stakeholders are authentic and grounded in honesty, integrity, and trust.
  • You know that building relationships takes time and effort, and youre willing to put in both.

You are a master project manager.

  • You love a time hack and are known to enhance organizational systems to improve effectiveness.
  • You have a knack for managing multiple projects at the same time and love juggling priorities.
  • You can get a project done on your own or manage a team of staff to the same high standards.


  • Bachelors degree (B.A. or B.S.) required, masters degree in Public Policy or at least five years of related professional experience required; (Required)
  • Maintains knowledge of and connections to both state and national initiatives in the manufacturing field, particularly in terms of high-growth opportunities; (Required)
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), Google Suite, Slack, (link removed), and other technology tools that advance the portfolio of work (Required)
  • Ability to travel to the Harrisburg office at least 1x/quarter; attend board and investor events as needed; participate in conferences and events that advance Pennsylvanias manufacturing opportunities. (Required)


  • Health Care Plan (Medical, Dental & Vision)
  • Life Insurance (Basic, Voluntary & AD&D)
  • Retirement Plan (401k, IRA)
  • Paid Time Off (Vacation, Sick & Public Holidays)
  • Family Leave (Maternity, Paternity)
  • Short Term & Long Term Disability
  • Training & Development


  • $70,000-$80,000 USD annually

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