What does it take to be on the board?
- A current IABC membership
- A two-year commitment (terms run from July 1 to June 30)
- Attendance at one board meeting per month and most chapter programs
- Ideas and energy to make the chapter better
- The passion to be an IABC ambassador in the community
How do I apply?
If you are interested in serving as an officer, contact a member of the current IABC/Pittsburgh board, and we will contact you to discuss your area of interest.
Which positions are open?
Candidates for open positions on the Executive Board are identified by the current board in the spring of each year, and finalized by the end of June. However, we are always interested in talking to people who would like to serve on the board or get involved by helping current board members.Detailed descriptions are available on the International IABC website:
– Supervises affairs of the chapter, acts as liaison with the region, international and with other local communication organizations. Conducts board meetings, and works with all board members as needed. Serves on nominating committee. (Must have served in previous IABC board position.)
Treasurer (VP Finance)
— Aided by the administrative assistant/bookkeeper, prepares annual chapter budget in cooperation with president and board. Keeps financial records and bank accounts, reviews monthly financial reports, invoices and reimbursements, helps track costs of GTA, and reviews end-of-year report and tax forms for IABC Headquarters.
VP Professional Development
– Plans and produces monthly professional development meetings and annual workshop (selects topic, speaker and location and makes arrangements). Works with marketing, and electronic communications officers to write and promote meeting descriptions for web, SM and newsletters. Prepares budget for professional development programs.
VP of Marketing and Public Relations
– Furthers visibility of the chapter through media placements, news releases and also produces flyers to promote upcoming programs. Works to secure sponsors for programs.
VP of Membership
– Actively recruits and welcomes new members, reports on membership activity, promotes membership month discounts, and attends member involvement events. Directs and executes recruitment/retention programs, such as letter campaign to lapsed or prospective members.
VP of Electronic Communications – Collects contributions for and produces a monthly email newsletter to members. Posts news and information on the website, updates to Social Media (Facebook, Linked In and Twitter sites). Some technical skill required for updating website through the content management system.
VP of Judging – Coordinates volunteers to judge other chapters’ awards contests several times a year. Also responsible for Golden Triangle Awards judging.
Director of Job Placement
– Coordinates all aspects of the job placement newsletter, including working with job seekers and recruiters. Also assists with trial membership program.
Director of Member Involvement – Plans and attends happy hours, volunteer activities and other opportunities for networking and member involvement. Recruits members to serve on committees.
Golden Triangle Co-Chairs - Manages the Golden Triangle Awards Committee, and supervises the contest: soliciting and tracking entries, coordinating judging, processing entries and fee, tracking results and planning and executing the awards dinner and publicity.