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NEW: Announcing Immediate Executive Board Openings, Accepting New Applicants

You are invited to apply for a key position on IABC/Pittsburgh’s 2019-20 Executive Board.

We know that you are busy at work and in your life; however, consider the "WIIFM" of volunteering with IABC/Pittsburgh.
As a board or committee member, you may:

  • Increase your visibility in the region’s communications community
  • Practice new skills – or sharpen skills you already possess
  • Grow your network
  • Check off a box or two in your professional development plan 
  • Help shape the communications profession 

We’re looking for individuals to fill the following open IABC/Pittsburgh Executive Board positions effective September 1, 2019.

  • President (2-year term, IABC membership required)
  • Treasurer (2-year term, IABC membership required) 
  • Membership Committee Chair (2-year term, IABC membership required)
  • Membership Committee Members (1-year term, IABC membership not required)
  • MarCom Committee Chair (2-year term, IABC membership required)
  • MarCom Committee Members (1-year term, IABC membership not required)
  • Professional Development Committee Chair (2-year term, IABC membership required)
  • Professional Development Members (1-year term, IABC membership not required)
  • Partnerships Committee Chair (2-year term, IABC membership required)
  • Partnerships Committee Members (1-year term, IABC membership not required)
  • Golden Triangle Awards Committee Chair (2-year term, IABC membership required)
  • Golden Triangle Awards Committee Members (1-year term, IABC membership not required)

Note: We are bringing back the Golden Triangle Awards in 2020!

How do I apply?

If you are interested in serving as an individual officer, or a committee chair or regular member, download and read the specific job descriptions listed below, and the application form.


Then, e-mail this completed form and your resume together to by July 12, 2019.


Current board members will review all candidates. You will be notified of the board’s decision in late July, and the 2019-20 Executive Board slate will be announced and voted on by chapter members in early August.

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Job Descriptions for Officers

Below are the positions for officers and information about their duties.




  • Serve as the chief executive officer of IABC/Pittsburgh
  • Exercise general supervision over executive affairs of IABC/Pittsburgh
  • Preside at all regular and special meetings Appoint and be an ex officio member of all committees
  • Represent IABC/Pittsburgh in civic, professional and educational activities
  • Serve as primary spokesperson for the chapter  

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  • Develop an annual budget, issue all bills, collect all money due, and disburse such funds as approved by the Executive Board
  • Serve as primary chapter liaison with local bank/financial institution
  • Issue monthly finance/accounting reports to the Executive Board
  • Coordinate review and development of policy related to fiscal processes, savings, and spending
  • Coordinate year-end financial reporting, and prepare year-end reporting for tax and IABC International (due 15 February of each year)
  • Keep a permanent record of all financial transactions and, at the end of the calendar year, prepare a financial statement for review by the Executive Board 

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Job Descriptions for Committee Roles 

Membership Committee  

The Membership Committee shall be responsible for all recruiting and orientation for new members of IABC/Pittsburgh, as well as retention of current members, and shall monitor the record of all names and addresses of members as coordinated by IABC headquarters.

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Professional Development  Committee

The Professional Development  Committee is charged with planning and implementing all IABC/Pittsburgh professional development activities for its members.

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Partnerships Committee  

The Partnerships Committee shall be responsible for cultivating positive, lasting relationships between chapter members and local/regional organizations and industries to forge targeted partnerships that will have a meaningful impact to member benefits, IABC visibility, and the financial security of the chapter.

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MarCom Committee

The MarCom Committee shall be responsible for creating, implementing, and updating a comprehensive chapter marketing communication plan, and employing the plan’s strategies and tactics to communicate to members, prospective members, and audiences at-large. >

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Golden Triangle Awards (GTA) Committee  

The Golden Triangle Awards (GTA) Committee is responsible for the planning and execution of all aspects of the chapter’s signature annual award competition. 

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