Project Manager

Project Manager/Convener (F/T)

Job Description

The Bridgeport Regional Business Council (BRBC) is a member-driven organization representing
business enterprises, civic organizations, educational institutions and individuals from
Bridgeport, Trumbull, Stratford and the Greater Bridgeport region. Its mission is to increase the
economic opportunities for the people of the Bridgeport Region by acting to create an
environment for business expansion, retention, and recruitment that will result in jobs and
growth to the tax base.

The BRBC is the lead convener of the Southwest CT Manufacturing Partnership (SW-MRSP), a
network of small and large manufacturers who have joined forces to identify and problem-
solve their shared issues. The BRBC plays an essential role in keeping this sector partnership on
track and moving forward to accomplish the goals of the businesses in the partnership. The role
and responsibility of the convening partner is to be the backbone support of the partnership,
by providing project management, facilitation and administrative support to keep the
partnership focused and productive. It is essential that the convener is highly action-oriented,
but also a collaborative and disciplined team player who is comfortable and skilled at
communicating with C-suite level executives





  • Strong facilitation is critical in helping business leaders identify common priorities, develop a shared agenda, translate ideas into action.
  • The convener facilitates partnership meetings without pushing an agenda; their
    role is to keep meetings productive, focused and on-task.
  • Data collection and aggregation of partnership and will be responsible for
    maintaining the database.
  • Support for BRBC Workforce Development and Economic Development
    Committee meetings, that includes tracking KPIs, workforce development and
    employment outcomes.



  • Recruits support partners to advance partnership priorities.
  • Conducts regular business visits across the region to identify business assistance
    resources with local, state and federal partners.
  • Spreads the word about the sector partnership among public partners, encouraging them to actively participate and use the partnership as the “shared table” to collaborate with employers from the targeted sector.



  • Serves as the primary point of contact for both business leaders and public
    partners for the sector partnership, acting as an information hub to connect and
    network partnership participants.
  • Keeps track of the partnership’s written action plan, distributing updates after
    full partnership or action team meetings.
  • Coordinates with other partnership participants to distribute regular updates on
    partnership activities and progress.
  • Able to effectively communicate with senior level leaders.



  • Schedules and sends out announcements about upcoming meetings.
  • Arranges logistics of meeting locations (ideally at a business location) and
  • Arrange planning calls with business leaders and key support partners to develop
    agenda and plan for partnership meetings.
  • Coordinate internal and external resources, ensuring that projects remain within
    scope, schedule, and budget.
  • Holds partners accountable to accomplishing tasks within established timeframe.
  • Have plan to distribute meeting invitations, summaries, and communications in a
    timely fashion.



  • 2 or more years experience in leading projects as the lead project manager
  • Ability to multi-task, problem solve and work well under pressure
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Required knowledge of MS Office, Constant Contact, Canva and database
  • Ability to collaborate with a number of local and State level organizations,
    agencies and departments (ie. DECD, AdvanceCT, CCAT, ManufactureCT, Training
    and Education Institutions etc)


SEND RESUME TO DAN ONOFRIO – [email protected]