Inclusive Growth Associate

*Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis with priority given to those submitted by May 14.*

To apply, please send resume and cover letter, with subject line ‘Inclusive Growth Associate’ to: Francesca Ioffreda and Chizi Igwe at [email protected] and [email protected].

The Greater Washington Partnership is seeking a skilled and motivated individual with knowledge, experience, and interest in economic development, public-private partnerships, and diversity, equity, and inclusion. The Associate will support a fast-paced, high-energy team working to define, shape, execute and scale the Partnership’s Inclusive Growth initiative focused on making the Capital Region the nation’s leading economic engine of inclusive growth and shared prosperity. By fostering economic opportunity for all, and particularly underserved communities, the region will be more attractive for living and a greater magnet for talent and business investment.

As the Partnership’s newest initiative, the inclusive growth portfolio will be focused on concrete actions that the business community can take across four key pillars: support for small and medium-sized businesses; support for diverse innovation ecosystems; fostering better employment outcomes for the Black and LatinX workforce; and addressing diversity, equity, and inclusion organizational challenges. Additionally, the inclusive growth work will amplify the diversity and equity initiatives underway in the Transportation and CoLAB portfolios, and at our partner organizations.

The Inclusive Growth Associate will work on a critical challenge for our region and country with the potential for ground-breaking impact. Inclusive growth is an urgent priority and both an economic and moral imperative. Cities that have prioritized inclusivity have achieved longer-term growth by becoming a magnet for talent, business, and investment. In fact, data shows that cities that emphasize racial and ethnic inclusion in their economic development plans promote a better economic future for everyone. By McKinsey’s estimates, closing the wealth gap between Black and White Americans would unlock up to $1.5T in new potential value by 2028. By focusing on inclusive growth, the Capital Region can identify and nurture new sources of talent, create a more sustainable and resilient economy, and mitigate the stifling impact of inequality on historically underserved communities.

The Partnership is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive working environment and hiring process

Specific Responsibilities

Qualifications and Experience

Required

Preferred

Description of Organization

The Greater Washington Partnership is a first-of-its-kind civic alliance of CEOs in the region, drawing from the leading employers and entrepreneurs committed to making the Capital Region—from Baltimore to Richmond—one of the world’s best places to work, raise a family, and build a business. Working in collaboration with leaders across our communities, the Partnership connects and leverages the region’s extraordinary assets to advance inclusive, actionable solutions that strengthen the Capital Region as a leading global region and center for commerce and innovation.